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Construction Materials Testing and Engineering

During a construction project, quality control of construction materials and methods is crucial to the success of the project. Therefor, owners and project participants have a need for precise and timely testing and inspection of construction materials and techniques.

Patriot provides dedicated full-time project engineers and support staff to provide on-site information whenever needed. The benefits of Patriot project construction materials testing and inspection go beyond collecting and reporting data.

They include:

  • construction recommendations
  • laboratory testing
  • professional engineering consultation

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS SERVICES FOR THE PRE-CONSTRUCTION PHASE

  • Materials Locations, Evaluation and Selection
  • Materials Evaluation for Renovation
  • Structural Testing for Renovation
  • Roof Testing and Evaluation
  • Specification Review
  • Concrete Specifications
  • Aggregate Evaluation
  • Quality Control Parameters
  • Testing Services Cost Estimate
  • Assistance in Vendor and Contractor Selection

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS SERVICES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE

Soil:

  • Field Density Tests
  • Proctors (Standard and Modified)
  • California Bearing Ratios (CBR)
  • Sieve Analysis
  • Moisture Content
  • Atterberg Limits
  • Spread Footing Excavation Inspection
  • Pile Load Tests
  • Tie Back Inspections
  • Auger-cast Pile Inspections
  • Pile Installation Analysis
  • Caisson Inspection
  • Proofrolling Inspection
  • Dynamic Cone Penetrometry

Concrete:

  • Concrete Testing:
  • Slump Test
  • Air Test
  • Yield Test
  • Molding Cylinders and Beams
  • Testing Cylinders and Beams
  • LA Abrasion
  • Mix Designs
  • Shrinkage Evaluation
  • Post Tensioned Testing and Inspection
  • Precast Testing and Inspection
  • Floor Flatness and Levelness
  • Surveys Reinforcing Steel
  • Placement Inspections
  • Unit Weight
  • Windsor Probe
  • Swiss Hammer
  • Coring
  • Petrographic Analysis
  • Batch Plant Inspection
  • Sodium Sulfate Analysis
  • Maturity Analysis
  • Pull Out Strength
  • Moisture Emission Testing

Steel:

  • Anchor Bolt Pull Out Tests
  • Weld Inspection
  • Bolt Tightness Testing
  • Ultra Sonic Testing
  • Magnetic Particle
  • X-Ray Inspection
  • AWS-Certified Welding Inspection
  • Ground Penetrating Radar

Roofing:

  • Infrared Moisture Surveys
  • Electrical Capacitance Moisture Survey
  • Nuclear Moisture Survey
  • Warranty Inspection
  • Condition Surveys
  • Failure Investigation
  • Installation Inspection

Asphalt:

  • Thickness
  • Density In Place
  • Coring
  • Temperature Monitoring
  • Biturnin Content
  • Aggregate Gradation
  • Aggregate Soundness

Masonry:

  • ICBO Masonry Inspection
  • Mortar/Grout Trial Batch
  • Mortar Compressive Test
  • Mortar Autoclave Expansion
  • Mortar Density
  • Block Prism Test
  • Block Compressive Strength
  • Block Absorption/Moisture
  • Content Block Weight/Fire Resistance Rating
  • Brick Compressive Strength
  • Brick Modulus of Rupture
  • Brick Absorption
  • Brick Freeze/Thaw
  • Brick Puncture Resistance

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS SERVICES FOR THE POST CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATIONS PHASE

  • Building Observation Surveys
  • Grounds and Landscaping
  • Parkng and Pavements
  • Building Exteriors/Windows and Doors
  • Structural System/Framing and Roofing
  • Structural Load Tests