Construction Materials Testing

Construction Materials Testing and Special Inspections

MTI's Construction Services personnel are highly trained, certified, and have the experience to provide testing and inspection services for a wide range of construction projects. Using various techniques, we are able to provide clients with quantifiable results on the durability, strength, and characteristics of materials used to build structural elements. Inspections are performed on a wide variety of construction processes and materials, to confirm compliance with applicable codes and/or project specifications.

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Soils and Aggregates

MTI provides fill placement monitoring, density testing, geotechnical observations, and many other soils related services. These services are performed during excavation activities and serve the purpose of qualifying all load bearing surfaces or areas, as being in accordance with the project requirements and/or able to provide the necessary bearing that has been specified.

Laboratory

Each MTI office has construction materials laboratories. Each laboratory has state-of the-art equipment that is continually inspected and calibrated in accordance with the highest industry quality assurance standards. Each laboratory can test materials such as soils, aggregates, concrete, masonry, steel, and asphalt.

Asphalt

Asphaltic Concrete is inspected and tested to ascertain that all specified conditions meet the acceptable criteria specified.

Concrete

Concrete is inspected and tested to ascertain that all specified conditions meet the acceptable criteria specified. This is achieved by visual, mechanical, nondestructive, or destructive methods. Tests are performed in accordance with the American Concrete Institute (ACI), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) testing and inspection procedures.

Epoxy Bolting or Doweling

Epoxy bolting or doweling may be in concrete, masonry, or other materials. Inspections are performed to confirm installation depth, cleanliness of hole, size and grade of dowel/bolt, and epoxy materials used. Pull testing can also be performed to confirm the bond strength.

Masonry

Structural masonry is inspected and tested to ascertain that all specified conditions meet the acceptance criteria. This is achieved by visual, mechanical, nondestructive, or destructive methods. Tests are performed in accordance with the American Concrete Institute (ACI), Masonry Institute of America (MIA), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and the International Building Codes (IBC) testing and inspection procedures.

Structural Steel

Structural steel is inspected and tested by MTI's qualified inspectors to ascertain that all steel connections meet the acceptable criteria specified. This is achieved by visual, mechanical, nondestructive, or destructive methods. Tests are performed in accordance AWS (American Welding Society), AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) and ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials) codes and standards.

Spray-Applied Fire Resistive Material (SFRM)

MTI has ICC certified individuals to perform visual and physical tests to identify the condition of the substrates, thickness of the application, density, bond strength, adhesion/cohesion, condition of the finished application, and inspection of patching per project specifications.

Spray Applied Fireproofing

Visual and physical tests to identify the condition of the substrates, thickness of the application, density, bond strength, adhesion/cohesion, condition of the finished application, inspection of patching. Sprayed fiber and cementitious fire-resistive materials.

Specialty Testing and Inspections

MTI has the ability to test and inspect about any material that is used in general construction. MTI even has some unique capabilities to test materials used in everyday activities, such as playground surfaces to testing of soils for thermal resistivity. If you have a unique testing requirement, chances are we can help. Contact one of our teams for help on your project.

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Evaluations

MTI has Level I-III NDT personnel certified for ultrasonic, magnetic particle, dye penetrant, radiography, and visual inspection. These professionals conduct tests and inspection on aircraft frames to pipelines, and from locomotive assemblies to complex steel erection. MTI has some of the most highly trained ASNT certified technicians with a full range of equipment, to include a mobile radiography laboratory. In addition, MTI has ground penetrating radar and other equipment to conduct non-destructive evaluations on soils, concrete, or about any material used in the construction process.