Concrete Testing (Brisbane & Australia Wide)

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concrete testing brisbane australia

Concrete Testing

THE INITIAL PLANNING

Quality Control Testing Services offer a range of concrete testing services from routine laboratory slump tests to specialty concrete testing, to sites throughout Brisbane and beyond. We also endeavour to provide unique solutions for emerging industry challenges. Our services can be carried out on-site, at our branch laboratories throughout Queensland and Northern New South Wales, and at our base laboratory in Toowoomba.

We provide comprehensive concrete testing at every stage of your project. All of our technicians are experienced and qualified to and we ensure consistent and reliable quality results. Progressive updates allow the client to make informed decisions throughout the construction process, permitting updates where necessary ensuring cost efficient production.

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Our concrete testing services include:

  • Compressive strength
  • Slump testing
  • Core curing and crushing
  • Flex beam testing
  • Cylinder/flex and core casting and curing
  • Mix testing
  • Grout cube testing
  • Shrinkage testing
  • Specialty concrete testing
  • Making and curing test specimens on your site and in our laboratory
  • Compression and flexural testing
  • Compression tests on moulded specimens and on hardened concrete cores
  • Mass per unit volume testing for hardened concrete
  • Securing and testing cores from hardened concrete
  • Flexural strength and toughness of hardened concrete
  • Testing for the compressive strength per unit mass of grout
  • Water absorption and permeable voids testing
  • Apparent volume testing

To enquire about our concrete testing services for Brisbane and beyond, contact the team at QCTS today.

Concrete & Aggregate Testing

QCTS can provide concrete & aggregate testing for various applications, including pavements, bridges, drainage culverts & headwalls, industrial, commercial & residential buildings, precast walls, retaining walls and driveways. We can also provide testing for quarry production and quality assurance conformance to a range of specifications for pavement gravels, drainage materials, asphalt materials and concrete mixes.

Concrete and aggregate testing plays a vital role in the construction project by providing owners, designers, and contractors with valuable information throughout a project’s progress. Concrete & aggregate used in your construction projects must meet strict Australia regulations and quality standards. As these standards are often compulsory, concrete and aggregate testing by an independent third-party is necessary to help assure compliance is being met.

Our independent concrete and aggregate testing services can help ensure both the quality of your concrete and the quality of your aggregate. All tests are undertaken in our NATA accredited laboratories across Queensland.

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Aggregate Testing Services

Aggregates are one of the fundamental materials used in the Construction Industry. Aggregates can be obtained from a variety of sources; from natural sands and gravels of both land and sea origin to crushed rock and artificially produced materials.

They can be used in many ways; as major components of concrete, mortar or bituminous bound materials, as sub-base or capping. At QCTS, we can provide size, shape and density analysis as well as strength and durability testing to ensure the compliance of aggregates in;

  • Strength and durability testing
  • Size, shape and density analysis
  • Concrete pavement base
  • Lean-mix concrete sub base
  • Storm water drainage
  • Aggregates to asphalt
  • Cover aggregate for sprayed bituminous surfacing
  • Selected material in formation
  • Granular base and sub base materials for surfaces road pavements

Our testing services for aggregate includes;

  • Sampling
  • Sieve Analysis
  • Average Least Dimension
  • Clay & Fine Silt Content
  • Flakiness Index
  • Fractured Faces
  • Friable Particles
  • Los Angeles Abrasion Value
  • Maximum Dry Compressive Strength
  • Organic Impurities Other than Sugar
  • Particle Shape (proportional calliper)
  • Particle Density and Water Absorption
  • Sodium Sulphate Soundness
  • Weak Particles
  • Organic Impurities Other than Sugar
  • Unit Mass (loose + compacted)
  • Bulk Density
  • Wet / Dry Strength Variation
  • Aggregate Crushing Value
  • Slake Durability
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Concrete Testing Services

Concrete still remains one of the world’s most trusted construction materials and is frequently designed into critical structures with a very long functional life expectancy, with a 100-year design life not being uncommon. QCTS bring an unparalleled capability in assisting clients in the process of understanding the condition of concrete structures through our knowledge & expertise.

Concrete structures require ongoing testing to monitor their performance in accordance with design – ultimately protecting the safety of the people who use them. Our experienced technicians ensure consistent, reliable results and an assessment of your asset’s product quality.

As the compressive strength of concrete as cured is critical to its structural integrity, our knowledge extends into providing concrete mix designs for individual organisations and larger national companies.

Our extensive range of tests allows our clients to make informed decisions. We deliver reliable statistical data, including summaries of statistical results for clients to analyse their construction plans, amend production and generate optimum efficiencies and cost savings. Our concrete testing services include;

  • Sampling
  • Compressive Strength
  • Slump testing
  • Mass Per Unit Volume
  • Trial Mixes
  • Mass Per Unit Volume
  • Bleed of Concrete
  • Grout Testing
  • Brazil Splitting
  • Flexural Strength
  • Drying Shrinkage
  • Compressive Strength of Concrete Cores
  • Slump Flow for Self-Consolidating Concrete

Rock Testing

QCTS can provide specialist rock testing to determine the strength and durability of rock used to set design parameters for new developments. When using naturally occurring rock in your construction projects, carefully selecting suitable material is essential. To help you, our rock testing services ensure that you select material that is suitable for your project and complies with the Australian standards and regulations.

Our rock testing services can assist with;

  • Ensuring the rock selected will provide the qualities and performance needed throughout the duration of your construction project
  • Providing vital test information needed during your projects design phase
  • Complying with Australian standards and regulations
  • Amending plans using test results to combat future problems
  • Saving you time and money by implementing essential selection and quality control measures
  • Measuring the physical and mechanical properties of rocks, for the design of tunnels and mines
  • Characterising the abrasiveness of solid and fragmented rocks and soils, as it affects the difficulty of dredging, trenching and soft-ground tunnelling in these materials, and to what extent the machinery will suffer wear
  • Characterising rocks in order to predict the performance of rock excavating machinery. These capabilities can be applied to numerous applications including tunnels, infrastructure, quarries, oil and gas, and mining projects.

As an industry leader in independent inspection, testing, verification and certification, QCTS can offer you state-of-the-art network of rock testing laboratories. At QCTS, we can deploy mobile laboratories on site, providing you with continuous and on-demand testing to ensure the quality of materials selected for your construction project.

Our range of rock testing services include;

  • Point load strength index
  • Brazil splitting
  • Slake durability
  • Moisture content and porosity
  • Unconfined compressive strength
  • Absorption and related properties
  • Void ratio
  • Poisson ratio
  • Shear testing
  • Density
  • Deformity
  • Swelling and slake durability
  • Compressive, point load and tensile strength

Our laboratory team uses sophisticated equipment that accurately simulates complex in situ stress and temperature conditions. Our laboratories have customized its testing capabilities and services to meet the unique needs of our diverse national and international clients that include – government agencies, architectural firms, engineering firms, mining companies, and the oil-and-gas industry.

NATA Accredited Soil Testing Company

CONTACT US

QCTS aims to achieve results on time, every time and within budget. We understand what our clients need and with our knowledge we also know how to deliver.

Contact our team today for an obligation free quote.

CONTACT DETAILS

QCTS Base Lab

4 Stradbroke Street Rockville 4350

QCTS Branch Labs

  • 229 South Yaamba Rockhampton 4702
  • 2/30628 Warrego Highway Miles 4415
  • 130 Yandilla Street Pittsworth 4356
  • 18/62 Keane Street Currajong 4812
  • 23/8 Riverland drive Loganholme 4129
  • 14 Bent Street Gympie 4570

Telephone:
0407 979 759

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