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9 Essentials of Construction Testing and Engineering

2015-08-19 Posted By:Infrabazaar

Construction material testing is an essential step in building process. All materials need to be evaluated, materials and products from the planning stages to completion, under a full-service construction materials testing laboratory. In the process of material testing the result and usage of material will ultimately affect the safety and gives long life to the building site. In reality the building sites accuracy testing and cost effectiveness is often balanced with the present technology.  

It primarily involves testing structural materials used to build a new project from the ground up, materials and components used to construct a new addition, or new components being added to an existing facility. These include earthwork, shallow and deep foundations, destructive and non-destructive concrete testing, wood construction observations, structural masonry, structural steel, sprayed-on fireproofing, exterior insulation and finishing systems, roofing evaluation and testing, and asphalt pavement evaluation and testing.

Construction material testing process ensures that the engineers can provide proper geotechnical analysis and guarantee of buildings with regulatory requirements in the end.  Ultimately construction materials engineering and testing is used to make sure the quality control and quality construction assurance methods are adhered. However, to test the construction material the engineer should require following important steps.

9 Essentials of Construction Testing and Engineering

  1. Testing and observation of building evaluation materials
  2. Testing and observation, estimate of quality e construction methods and process
  3. Testing and observation, estimate of building outcomes
  4. Subsurface preparation and Site grading
  5. Analysis of soil and estimate of subsurface materials
  6. Use of materials, cost effective and geotechnical solutions
  7. Safe function of impure subsurface materials
  8. Proper recycling of excavated materials and fragments
  9. Assuring the ground stability in environmental disaster areas such as flooding, earth quakes.


Make sure to follow the above important 9 steps before testing the construction materials. The above mentioned steps would cover every aspect of inspection ensuring the stability of up-to code of building for longevity. As per construction materials, engineering and testing (CoMET) services must be performed during the early stages of the project and processes must be practical and to ensure the competition of each step intentionally.