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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:
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