Structural investigations and Materials testing
Non Destructive testing of structures, we have NDT equipment’s; Schmidt hammer, Permeability tester, Rebar locator, Electromagnetic Ferrouscan, Resistivity meter and Ultrasonic Measurement instrument.
Destructive testing of structures, we have core drilling equipment.
Crack Mapping and Inspection of structural defects
Determination of nature of cracks and structural defects.
Schmidt Hammer Tests
A Non-Destructive test to determine the compressive strength of the concrete tested.
Concrete Quality Control & Sampling of Cubes
Concrete quality control in progress
Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Tests
A Non-Destructive test to determine Quality of concrete, homogeneity, depth of cracks, honeycombing, compaction, workmanship and durability.
Electromagnetic Ferroscan Tests
A Non-Destructive test for reinforcement mapping to establish number, size and cover of reinforcement bars.
Pull Out Test
To determine the pull out load of a structural element.
Concrete core drilling and testing
Drilling to access holes of any diameter/drilling to sample out concrete for core testing.
Proof Load Test
Proof Load test on structural members with predetermined loading parameters simulated from the design load to monitor the behavior and response to the member to the loading conditions imposed.
We carry out fire investigations and assessment of fire damage to structures by undertaking various tests namely;
Profile Tests; Permeability Test, Resistivity test, corrosion analysis and Carbonation test to determine the chemical changes in concrete for burnt buildings
Non Destructive Tests to include; Schmidt Hammer test, Electromagnetic Ferrouscan Test, Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity testing, Percussion Sounding and Visual Inspections to determine the various properties and condition of concrete for burnt buildings
Destructive Tests to include; core compressive strength test, Pull Out Test, Pull Off test and concrete chemical analysis to determine the various properties of concrete for burnt buildings.
Some of the tests we carry out on steel structures;
- Corrosion analysis on steel structures
- Rebound hardness test on the steel elements
- Thickness Test on the steel elements
We carry out Geotechnical investigations and soil testing that entail:
Set up of Rigs for the recovery of rock and soil samples.
Excavation of Test pits for inspections & sampling.
Standard Penetration Testing
An in-situ dynamic penetration test designed to provide information on the geotechnical engineering properties of the soil stratum.
Cone Penetrometer Testing
The cone penetration test (CPT) is a method used to determine the geotechnical engineering properties of soils and delineating soil stratigraphy
Electrical Resistivity Testing
Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) is used for electrical characterization of subsurface soil.
Plate load Bearing Test
The Plate Bearing Test (or Plate Loading Test) is an in-situ site investigation field test used for determining the ultimate bearing capacity of the ground and the likely settlement under a given load.