As the UK’s largest independent construction materials testing laboratory, we understand that quality assurance is vital. SOCOTEC’s wide scope of sampling and testing methods is based upon current British and European Standards and is accredited by UKAS to comply with ISO / IEC 17025, the competence standard for testing and calibration laboratories.

SOCOTEC has Multi-Site and Flexible Scope UKAS accreditation, which allows our laboratories to provide customers with comprehensive reports and analysis; aiding quality assurance, compliance and control whilst providing vital data to support cost-effective decision making.

Services include:

  • Concrete Testing (Fresh & Hardened)
  • Soil Classification
  • Aggregate Physical Properties
  • Asphalt Analysis (Insitu & Laboratory)
  • Core Recovery &Testing (Asphalt & Concrete)

Concrete

  • Compressive strength and density of hardened
  • concrete cubes
  • BS EN 12390-3: 2009
  • Compressive strength of concrete core
  • BS EN 12504-1: 2009
  • Flexural strength of concrete beams
  • BS EN 12390-5: 2009
  • Compressive strength of concrete cylinders
  • ASTM C1231 / C1231M - 12

Soil Classification

  • Natural Moisture Content            
  • BS1377 Part 2 Clause 3.2
  • Water Content 
  • BSEN17892 Part 1           
  • Plasticity Index  
  • BS1377 Part 2 Clause 4 & 5
  • Linear Shrinkage
  • BS1377 Part 2 Clause 6.5
  • Particle Density             
  • BS1377 Part 2 Clause 8
  • Saturation Moisture Content of Chalk         
  • BS1377 Part 2 Clause 3.
  • Bulk Density       
  • BS1377 Part 2 Clause 7
  • PSD (Grading Analysis) Wet & Dry Sieve
  • BS1377 Part 2 Clause 9.2 & 9.3
  • PSD Sedimentation by Hydrometer           
  • BS1377 Part 2 Clause 9.5

Aggregate classification

  • UCS (Unconfined compressive Strength)  
  • ISRM Parts 1 & 2: 1981
  • LA (Los Angeles Coefficient)
  • BS EN 1097 Part 2
  • Aggregate Grading
  • BS EN 933 Part 1
  • Constituents of Recycled materials
  • BS EN 933 Part 11
  • Magnesium Sulphate Soundness 
  • BS EN 1367 Part 2
  • Frost Heave Analysis
  • BS 812 Part 124

Earthworks and Compaction

  • Optimum Moisture Content / Maximum Dry Density (2.5 kg / 4.5 kg) 
  • BS1377 Part 4 Clause 3   
  • Optimum Moisture Content / Maximum Dry Density (Vibrating Hammer)
  • BS1377 Part 4 Clause 3   
  • Laboratory California Bearing Ratio (CBR)
  • BS1377 Part 4 Clause 7
  • Moisture Condition Value (MCV)
  • BS1377 Part 4 Clause 5   
  • Maximum / Minimum Density
  • BS1377 Part 4 Clause 4   

Effective Stress

  • One Dimensional Consolidation
  • BS1377 Part 5 Clause 3   
  • Quick undrained Triaxial
  • BS1377 Part 7 Clause 8 & 9
  • CU/CD Effective stress Triaxial    
  • BS1377 Part 8    
  • Shear Box
  • BS1377 Part 7 Clause 4 & 5                                                                                       

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