Building Material Testing

Building Material Testing Services & Solutions

In today’s global markets and increasing emphasis on quality, need for laboratry data has increased many fold and top of that accuracy and reliability of data is an another concern.

Our construction material engineering and testing credentials speak for themselves. our professional engineers having vast experience and understanding of construction materials and construction practies our team of engineers and tecnicians help our clients anticipate and minimize potential issuse and delays.

Our Building Material Testing laboratories are equipped with the latest sophisticated testing equipments. our services include not only Building and Road material testing services as well as engineering observation, structural inspection etc.

STRC has experience in testing wide range of construction materials,including Cement,Concrete, Aggregates, Admixture, Flyash, Masonary, Tiles, Wood, Steel, Aluminium, Bircks, Query stones,WMM, GSB and many more.

Our team of consultants and technologists create customized testing programs to meet the demands of manufacturers having proprietory products. When taking a new or revised product to market having it validated by a reputable independent test Laboratory will likely increase its acceptance in the marketplace.

Rebound Hammer Test

Rebound Hammer Test is done to find out the compressive strength of concrete by using Rebound Hammer as per IS:13311 (Part 2) : 1992. The rebound of an elastic mass depends on the hardness of the surface against which its mass strikes. When the plunger of the rebound hammer is pressed against the surface of the concrete, the pring-controlled mass rebounds and the extent of such a rebound depends upon the surface hardness of the concrete. The surface hardness and therefore the rebound is taken to be related to the compressive strength of the concrete. The rebound value is read from a graduated scale and is designated as the rebound number or rebound index. The compressive strength can be read directly from the graph provided on the body of the hammer.


Core Cutting Test on Concrete

This is a partially destructive test that is used to co-relate the various other properties of the concrete viz. UPV, electrical resistivity, rebound number etc. It is customary to take cores of 4 inch diameter for compressive strength determination.Concrete core drilling for strength determination is again dependent upon various factors for reliability. The conversion of concrete core (typically 3 or 4 inch diametercore) strength into 150 mm saturated cube strength depends upon :

  • effect of coring
  • shape factor
  • size effect
  • direction of coring w.r.t. placing of concrete
  • h/d ratio

With so many factors contributing to the final 150 mm saturated cube strength, the strength variation may be + / – 10% – 15%. However, it can be used to confirm the results of UPV differing largely in the values & also for co-relation. Hence the UPV & core results should be judiciously used, interpreted & co-related.

Paint Coating Testing

METS evaluate all the physical and chemical properties of various paints and coatings that are applied to certain bulk materials to improve their surface properties. We follow different international standards as per the manufacturers and end-user’s requirements followi read more

Wood Testing

Modulus of rupture Modulus of rupture is the maximum load carrying capacity of a member. It is generally used in tests of bending strength to quantify the stress required to cause failure. It is reported in units of psi. Test Method: IS: 1734 (P-11)1983, RA-2003, IS: 17 read more

Steel Testing

Bend Test This test helps in determining the ductility, but it cannot be considered as a quantitative means of predicting service performance in bending operations. The severity of the bend test is primarily a function of the angle of bend and inside diameter to which t read more

Marble/Granite Testing

Water absorption The amount of water that a refractory can absorb is measured by the water absorption test. The results of water absorption tests are used for quality assurance. Test Method: IS: 1124-1974, IS: 13030-1991, ASTM C 97-2009 Mohs Hardness This test helps in read more

Refractory Testing

Creep Test Creep testing of materials at high temperatures is a very important field of study at many levels of industry. Accurate high temperature creep data is absolutely essential for the proper design and construction of any structural element operating at elevated read more

Brick Testing

Apparent Porosity and Density This test helps in determining the porosity and density of bricks to be used for construction of load bearing walls. The method involves dimensional measurement and mass to determine density, followed by measuring the increase in mass when read more

Aggregate Testing

10% Fine Value All aggregate is required to meet a minimum strength valve, as defined by the 10% value test. This and other specifications ensure that only the highest quality materials are being used on construction projects. Test Method: IS: 2386 (P-4)1963 Alkali Aggr read more

Cement Testing

Chemical analysis Chemical analysis of hardened concrete can provide a wealth of information about the mix constituents and possible causes of deterioration. Standard methods can be used to find the cement content and original water/cement ratio, but many other properti read more

Concrete Testing

Design mix This test helps in determining the suitable ingredients of concrete and determining their relative amounts with the objective of producing a concrete of the required, strength, durability, and workability as economically as possible, is termed as concrete mix read more