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Field & Laboratory Services

Testing Procedures

We conduct test procedures in accordance with the following agencies:

  • Michigan Department of Transportation (Michigan Test Method)
  • Ohio Department of Transportation (Ohio Supplemental Specification)
  • Indiana Department of Transportation
  • American Concrete Institute
  • Asphalt Institute
  • American Association of State Highway Officials
  • American Society for Testing and Materials

Aggregate

  • C29/C29M Standard Test Method for Bulk Density ("Unit Weight") and Voids in Aggregate
  • C40 Standard Test Method for Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregates for Concrete
  • C33 Standard Specification for Concrete Aggregates
  • D75 Standard Practice for Sampling Aggregates
  • C88 Standard Test Method for Soundness of Aggregates by Use of Sodium Sulfate or Magnesium Sulfate
  • C117 Standard Test Method for Materials Finer than 75-µm (No. 200) Sieve in Mineral Aggregates by Washing
  • C123 Standard Test Method for Lightweight Particles in Aggregate
  • C127 Standard Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate
  • C128 Standard Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), and Absorption of Fine Aggregate
  • C131 Standard Test Method for Resistance to Degradation of Small-Size Coarse Aggregate by Abrasion and Impact in the Los Angeles Machine
  • C136 Standard Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates
  • C142 Standard Test Method for Clay Lumps and Friable Particles in Aggregates
  • C566 Standard Test Method for Total Evaporable Moisture Content of Aggregate by Drying
  • C702 Standard Practice for Reducing Samples of Aggregate to Testing Size
  • D1140 Standard Test Methods for Amount of Material in Soils Finer Than the No. 200 (75-um) Sieve

Concrete

  • C31/C31M Standard Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field
  • C39/C39M Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
  • C42/C42M Standard Test Method for Obtaining and Testing Drilled Cores and Sawed Beams of Concrete
  • C78 Standard Test Method for Flexural Strength of Concrete (Using Simple Beam with Third-Point Loading)
  • C94/C94M Standard Specification for Ready-Mixed Concrete
  • C143/C143M Standard Test Method for Slump of Hydraulic Cement Concrete
  • C138/C138M Standard Test Method for Density (Unit Weight), Yield, and Air Content (Gravimetric) of Concrete
  • C172 Standard Practice for Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete
  • C173/C173M Standard Test Method for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method
  • C192/C192M Standard Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Laboratory
  • C227 Standard Test Method for Potential Alkali Reactivity of Cement-Aggregate Combinations (Mortar-Bar Method)
  • C260 Standard Specification for Air-Entraining Admixtures for Concrete
  • C266 Standard Test Method for Time of Setting of Hydraulic-Cement Paste by Gillmore Needles
  • C617 Standard Practice for Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
  • C1064/C1064M Standard Test Method for Temperature of Freshly Mixed Portland Cement Concrete
  • C1077 Standard Practice for Laboratories Testing Concrete and Concrete Aggregates for Use in Construction and Criteria for Laboratory Evaluation

Masonry

  • C67 Standard Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Brick and Structural Clay Tile
  • C90 Standard Specification for Loadbearing Concrete Masonry Units
  • C109/C109M Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars (Using 2-in. or [50-mm] Cube Specimens)
  • C270 Standard Specification for Mortar for Unit Masonry
  • C216 Standard Specification for Facing Brick (Solid Masonry Units Made from Clay or Shale)
  • C476 Standard Specification for Grout for Masonry
  • C140 Standard Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Concrete Masonry Units and Related Units
  • C144 Standard Specification for Aggregate for Masonry Mortar
  • C780 Standard Test Method for Preconstruction and Construction Evaluation of Mortars for Plain and Reinforced Unit Masonry
  • C1019 Standard Test Method for Sampling and Testing Grout
  • C1314 Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Masonry Prisms

Dimension Stone

  • C97 Standard Test Methods for Absorption and Bulk Specific Gravity of Dimension Stone
  • C99 Standard Test Method for Modulus of Rupture of Dimension Stone
  • C170 Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Dimension Stone
  • C880 Standard Test Method for Flexural Strength of Dimension Stone

Liquid Asphalt / Emulsions

  • D5 Standard Test Method for Penetration of Bituminous Materials
  • D70 Standard Test Method for Specific Gravity and Density of Semi-Solid Bituminous Materials (Pycnometer Method)
  • D36 Standard Test Method for Softening Point of Bitumen (Ring-and-Ball Apparatus)
  • D139 Standard Test Method for Float Test for Bituminous Materials
  • D113Standard Test Method for Ductility of Bituminous Materials
  • D244Standard Test Methods for Emulsified Asphalts
  • D402Standard Test Method for Distillation of Cut-Back Asphaltic (Bituminous) Products
  • D2042Standard Test Method for Solubility of Asphalt Materials in Trichloroethylene
  • D2872Standard Test Method for Effect of Heat and Air on a Moving Film of Asphalt (Rolling Thin-Film Oven Test)
  • D4402Standard Test Method for Viscosity Determination of Asphalt at Elevated Temperatures Using a Rotational Viscometer
  • D6084Standard Test Method for Elastic Recovery of bituminuous Materials by Ductilometer
  • D6521Standard Practice for Accelerated Aging of Asphalt Binder Using a Pressurized Aging Vessel (PAV)
  • AASHTO T313 Determining the Flexural Creep Stiffness of Asphalt Binder Using the Bending Beam Rheometer (BBR)
  • AASHTO T315 Determing the Rheological Properties of Asphalt Binder Using a Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR)

Soil

  • D421 Standard Practice for Dry Preparation of Soil Samples for Particle-Size Analysis and Determination of Soil Constants
  • D422 Standard Test Method for Particle-Size Analysis of Soils
  • D427 Test Method for Shrinkage Factors of Soils by the Mercury Method
  • D558 Standard Test Methods for Moisture-Density (Unit Weight) Relations of Soil-Cement Mixtures
  • D559 Standard Test Methods for Wetting and Drying Compacted Soil-Cement Mixtures
  • D698 Standard Test Methods for Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Standard Effort (12,400 ft-lbf/ft3 (600 kN-m/m3))
  • D854- Standard Test Methods for Specific Gravity of Soil Solids by Water Pycnometer
  • D1556 Standard Test Method for Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by the Sand-Cone Method
  • D1557 Standard Test Methods for Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Modified Effort (56,000 ft-lbf/ft3(2,700 kN-m/m3))
  • D1883 Standard Test Method for CBR (California Bearing Ratio) of Laboratory-Compacted Soils
  • D2166 Standard Test Method for Unconfined Compressive Strength of Cohesive Soil
  • D2216 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Determination of Water (Moisture) Content of Soil and Rock by Mass
  • D2434 Standard Test Method for Permeability of Granular Soils (Constant Head)
  • D2435 Standard Test Method for One-Dimensional Consolidation Properties of Soils
  • D2487 Standard Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes (Unified Soil Classification System)
  • D2488 Standard Practice for Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure)
  • D2850 Standard Test Method for Unconsolidated-Undrained Triaxial Compression Test on Cohesive Soils
  • D2922 Standard Test Methods for Density of Soil and Soil-Aggregate in Place by Nuclear Methods (Shallow Depth)
  • D3080 Standard Test Method for Direct Shear Test of Soils Under Consolidated Drained Conditions
  • D3740 Standard Practice for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Engaged in the Testing and/or Inspection of Soil and Rock as Used in Engineering Design and Construction
  • D4318 Standard Test Methods for Liquid Limit, Plastic Limit, and Plasticity Index of Soils
  • D4767 Standard Test Method for Consolidated Undrained Triaxial Compression Test for Cohesive Soils
  • D5084 Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Hydraulic Conductivity of Saturated Porous Materials Using a Flexible Wall Permeameter

Asphalt

  • Superpave Mix Design
  • Marshall Mix Design
  • D979 Standard Practice for Sampling Bituminous Paving Mixtures
  • D1461 Standard Test Method for Moisture or Volatile Distillates in Bituminous Paving Mixtures
  • D1559 Test Method for Resistance of Plastic Flow of Bituminous Mixtures Using Marshall Apparatus
  • D1559 Test Method for Resistance of Plastic Flow of Bituminous Mixtures Using Marshall Apparatus
  • D1856 Standard Test Method for Recovery of Asphalt From Solution by Abson Method
  • D2041 Standard Test Method for Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity and Density of Bituminous Paving Mixtures
  • D2172 Standard Test Methods for Quantitative Extraction of Bitumen From Bituminous Paving Mixtures
  • D2489 Standard Practice for Estimating Degree of Particle Coating of Bituminous-Aggregate Mixtures
  • D2726 Standard Test Method for Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Non-Absorptive Compacted Bituminous Mixtures
  • D2950 Standard Test Method for Density of Bituminous Concrete in Place by Nuclear Methods
  • D3203 Standard Test Method for Percent Air Voids in Compacted Dense and Open Bituminous Paving Mixtures
  • D3666-03a Standard Specification for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Testing and Inspecting Road and Paving Materials
  • D4867/D4867M Standard Test Method for Effect of Moisture on Asphalt Concrete Paving Mixtures
  • D5444 Standard Test Method for Mechanical Size Analysis of Extracted Aggregate
  • D5444-98 Standard Test Method for Mechanical Size Analysis of Extracted Aggregate
  • AASHTO T 300 Force Ductility Test of Bituminous Materials
  • AASHTO T 312 Preparing and Determining the Density of Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA) Specimens by Means of the Superpave Gyratory Compactor