Construction Materials Testing

Whitney & Associates maintains a team of qualified and experienced engineers and technicians in conjunction with our full service laboratory to provide testing, analysis and observations of nearly all construction materials.

FIELD TESTING SERVICES include but are not limited to:

Concrete:

  • Concrete Placement and Testing – ASTM C31, C143, C172, C231
  • IDOT QC/QA for Concrete and Bituminous Concrete
  • Installation of Bolts, Embedded Connections for Structural Concrete
  • Placement of Reinforcing Steel
  • Shotcrete Placement Observations
  • Verification of Mix Designs

 

  •  Erection of Precast Concrete Panels
  • Post-tensioned Tendon Installation
  • Stressing of Post-tensioned Tendons

 

  • Concrete and Bituminous Concrete Coring – ASTM C42
  • Floor Profiling (Flatness/Levelness) – ASTM E1155
  • Moisture Vapor Emission (MoistureTransmission) – ASTM F1869
  • Relative Humidity Testing – ASTM F2170

Soils & Aggregates:

  • Compaction Testing of Soils and Bituminous Concrete – ASTM D2922, D3017, D2950
  • Dynamic and Static Cone Testing
  • Proofroll Evaluations
  • Shallow and Deep Foundation Observation and Testing
  • Soil Modification and Stabilization
  • Vane Shear Testing – ASTM D2573
  • Vibratory Stone Column Observation

Masonry:

  • Grout Testing
  • Installation of Embedded Items
  • Masonry Observation and Testing
  • Mortar Testing
  • Reinforcing Steel Placement

Structural Steel & Roofing:

  • Bolt Torque Verification
  • Fireproofing Documentation: Cohesion/Adhesion and Thickness Testing
  • Impact Wrench Calibration
  • Nondestructive Weld Testing (Subcontracted)
  • Roofing Documentation
  • Visual Weld Observation

LABORATORY TESTING SERVICES  include but are not limited to:

Concrete Materials

  • Aggregate Gradation Analysis – ASTM C136, D1140
  • Concrete and Masonry Compression Testing – ASTM C39, C109
  • Concrete Beam Modulus of Rupture – ASTM C293
  • Los Angeles Abrasion Analysis – ASTM C131, C535
  • Mix Design Analysis and Evaluation

Geotechnical Testing

  • Atterburg Limits – ASTM D2216, D4318
  • Consolidation Characteristics – ASTM D2435
  • Grain Size Analysis – ASTM D422, D1140
  • Hydraulic Conductivity (Permeability) – ASTM D5084
  • Relative Density – ASTM D4253, D4254
  • Soil Classification – ASTM D2487, D2488, D3282
  • Strength Parameters – ASTM D2166
  • Triaxial Shear Strength Tests – ASTM D2850, D4767, D7181

Soils & Aggregates

  • California and Illinois Bearing Ratio Tests – ASTM D1883
  • Moisture Density Relationships (Standard/Modified Proctor)- ASTM D698, D1557
  • Particle Size Distribution (Gradation) – ASTM D6913

Other Materials

  • Built-Up Roofing Analysis
  • Tensile Tests of Steel and Various Materials