Materials Testing Services in Alberta

Alpha Adroit's Advanced Materials Testing Services in Alberta include concrete testing, soil testing — including also soil compaction testing using nuclear densometers — rock testing, grout testing, and asphalt testing.

We provide services for the accurate determination of representative in-situ or engineered materials properties, proper selection and design of construction materials, and quality control of construction materials and their compliance with design specifications, including:

      • Conducting standard, advanced, and custom-designed field and laboratory tests on soil, concrete, rock, aggregate, asphalt, and waste materials (ASTM, CSA, AASHTO, and Alberta specifications)

      • Laboratory testing, field testing, testing review, interpretation of test results, development of technical specifications, and mix design for Portland cement concrete, grout (including Sika grout), mortar, shotcrete, plastic concrete, soil-cement, lime-treated soil, fly-ash treated soil, RCC (Roller Compacted Concrete), zero-slump concrete, light-weight concrete fills, and recycled materials

      • Inspection and materials testing services for utility line placement, site grading, and construction of embankments, engineered fills, excavations, and retaining walls

      • As part of foundation inspection services including monitoring, inspection, and materials testing services for driving of steel piles and construction of concrete shafts, caissons, belled piles, Compacto piles, CFA piles, footings, and mat foundations

      • Rebar and form inspection and materials testing services for fresh and cured concrete for reinforced concrete constructions

      • Soil testing and proof rolling inspection for pavements and sub-grades

      • Soil compaction testing using nuclear densometer for sub-grades, site grading, engineered fills, and structural fills

      • Concrete testing services for structural concrete, plastic concrete, zero-slump concrete, light-weight concrete, grout concrete, Sika grout, cementitious grout, non-shrink grout, shotcrete, roller-compacted concrete (RCC), cementitious materials, and asphalt concrete materials

      • Materials engineering and design, lab tests, research, interpretation of test results, and development of technical knowledge databases for new engineering materials 

      • Materials testing for Forensic Geotechnical Engineering applications (failure investigation, expert witness, remedial and repair engineering)

      • Total Quality Management (TQM) and Registered Professional Engineer of Record Services for design review and field review of geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing aspects of building projects in compliance with Alberta Building Code (ABC), National Building Code of Canada (NBCC), and International Building Code (IBC)

 Call us Toll-Free: 1-844-4-ADROIT (1-844-423-7648) or please contact us here for more information (for Construction Quality Control Services in Alberta, please contact 780-708-4110).


A summary of our materials testing and construction quality control services is provided below:

Soils- Field Tests and Sampling

    • Visual classification
    • Pocket Penetrometer test
    • Drilling and disturbed sampling
    • Coring and core sampling
    • Test pitting and block sampling
    • Shelby tube sampling
    • Osterberg tube sampling
    • Continuous thin-wall tube sampling
    • Standard Penetration Test (SPT)
    • Cone Penetration Test (CPT)
    • Seismic Cone Penetration Test with pore-water pressure measurement (SCPTu)
    • Self-boring and Pre-bored Pressure-meter Test (PMT, sPMT)
    • Field vane test
    • Dilatometer test
    • Slug test
    • Nuclear field density and moisture content determination for soil compaction testing, asphalt testing, and concrete testing
    • Sand cone test
    • California Bearing Ratio (CBR)
    • Plate Load Test (PLT)
    • Field soil resistivity test (electrical resistivity and conductivity)
    • Soil corrosivity (corrosion potential)

Soils- Laboratory Tests

    • Moisture content test
    • Organic content test
    • Atterberg limit tests (plastic limit and liquid limit)
    • Sieve analysis
    • Hydrometer test
    • Specific gravity
    • Unified and AASHTO classification
    • Soluble sulfate test 
    • Laboratory soil and aggregate resistivity test (electrical resistivity and conductivity) 
    • Soil corrosivity (corrosion potential)
    • Salinity test
    • PH test
    • Pinhole test (dispersive clays)
    • Thermal conductivity test
    • Hydraulic conductivity test
    • Compaction tests (standard and modified Proctor)
    • Consolidation test
    • Swelling, shrinkage, and collapsing potential tests
    • Direct shear test
    • Ring shear test (Alberta)
    • Vane shear test
    • Unconfined compressive strength test
    • Triaxial Tests: unconfined compressive (UC), unconsolidated undrained (UU), consolidated undrained (CU), consolidated drained (CD), dynamic tests with bender element, and special stress path tests
    • Soil-water characteristic curves for unsaturated soils
    • California Bearing Ratio (CBR)

Rocks- Field Tests and Sampling

    • Visual classification, mapping of discontinuities, and Rock Quality Indexing such as RQD
    • Pocket penetrometer test on soft rocks
    • Schmidt hammer test (Alberta and Saskatchewan only)
    • Drilling
    • Coring
    • Test pitting
    • Hydraulic fracturing test
    • Seismic Cone Penetration Test with pore-water pressure measurement (SCPTu) in soft rock
    • Self-boring and Pre-bored Pressure-meter Test (sPMT and PMT)
    • Dilatometer test in soft rock
    • Slug Test
    • Lugeon test

Rocks- Laboratory Tests

    • Moisture content test
    • Density
    • Wetting-drying disintegration test
    • Atterberg tests for argillaceous rocks
    • Thermal conductivity test
    • Hydraulic conductivity test
    • Direct shear test
    • Ring shear test
    • Schmidt hammer test
    • Unconfined compressive strength (UCS) test
    • One dimensional creep and relaxation tests
    • Triaxial Tests

Concrete- Fresh Concrete Tests and Sampling

    • Air content
    • Temperatures of fresh concrete and air
    • Slump
    • Cement content
    • Water content
    • Density
    • Flume test for grout, shotcrete, and mortar
    • Preparation and curing of cylindrical, cubic, and beam samples
    • Potential Alkali-Silica Reactivity of aggregates
    • Aggregate abrasion test (Micro-Deval)
    • Mix design and review
    • Construction monitoring

Concrete- Hardened Concrete Tests and Sampling

    • Concrete coring - core sampling
    • Compressive strength (UCS) of concrete cylinders (3" by 6", 4" by 8", and 6" by 12") and cubes
    • Tensile strength of concrete cylinders (Brazilian test)
    • Creep test
    • Schmidt hammer test
    • Density
    • Void percentage
    • Hydraulic conductivity test
    • Thermal conductivity test
    • Direct shear test (interfacial shear between concrete and soil or other construction materials
    • Interpretation of Stress-Strain-Time-Temperature relationships at extreme (elevated and cryogenic) temperatures and high pressures

Asphalt- Field Tests and Sampling 

    • Nuclear field density determination
    • Asphalt coring and core sampling
    • Temperatures of asphalt mix and ambient air
    • Construction monitoring

Asphalt- Laboratory Tests

    • Mix design and review
    • Density
    • Moisture content test for emulsified asphalt, petroleum products, oil sand, complex tars, and other bituminous materials by distillation method
    • Bitumen content test

Water Tests

    • Turbidity
    • TDS (Total dissolved solids)
    • Hydrocarbon Contamination
    • Metal Contamination 
    • PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls) 
    • Salinity 
    • Sterilants

 
Alpha Adroit provides materials testing services throughout Alberta including and not limited to the following major centers. Mileage (if applicable at all) will be calculated using one of the following closest municipality addresses (or hotel/camp address for remote projects) for large projects (please confirm at the time of requesting or ordering materials testing services):

Contact us now!

Edmonton:

780-708-4110

Calgary:

403-918-4110

Red Deer:

403-918-4115

Fort McMurray:  

780-607-4114


Alpha Adroit Engineering Ltd provides geotechnical engineering, materials testing, concrete testing, soil compaction testing, and QA/QC services for construction compliance with Alberta Building Code, Alberta Transportation, City of Edmonton Specifications, City of Calgary Specifications, and other municipality and county specifications
 throughout Alberta including and not limited to the following major Alberta regions.

For special or large projects — to better serve our clients — we have an option to offer adjusted mileage and travel time that are based on the distance of the municipality address of the closest city to the project site. Mileage (if applicable) will be calculated using one of the following closest municipality addresses (or hotel/camp address for remote projects) for large projects - PLEASE confirm at the time of requesting services:

City in Alberta

Address 

Airdrie

400 Main Street SE, Airdrie, Alberta T4B 3C3

Brooks

201 1st Avenue West, Brooks, Alberta T1R 1B7

Calgary

800 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M5

Camrose

5204 - 50 Avenue, Camrose, Alberta T4V 0S8

Chestermere

105 Marina Rd, Chestermere, Alberta T1X 1V7

Cold Lake

5513 - 48 Avenue, Cold Lake, Alberta T9M 1A1

Fort McMurray

9909 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray (Wood Buffalo), Alberta T9H 2K4

Fort Saskatchewan   

10005 - 102 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta T8L 2C5

Grande Prairie

10205 - 98 Street, Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 2E7

Lacombe

5432 - 56 Avenue, Lacombe, Alberta T4L 1E9

Leduc

1 Alexandra Park, Leduc, Alberta T9E 4C4

Lethbridge

910 - 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0P6

Lloydminster

50 Avenue, Lloydminster, Alberta T9V 0W2

Medicine Hat

580 - 1 Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 8E6

Red Deer

4914 - 48 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 3T3

Spruce Grove

315 Jespersen Avenue, Spruce Grove, Alberta T7X 3E8

St Albert

5 St Anne Street, St Albert, Alberta T8N 3Z9

Wetaskiwin

4705 - 50 Avenue, Wetaskiwin, Alberta T9A 0R8


Alpha Adroit Engineering Ltd provides geotechnical engineering, materials testing, concrete testing, soil compaction testing, and QA/QC services for construction compliance with Alberta Building Code, Alberta Transportation, City of Edmonton Specifications, City of Calgary Specifications, and other municipality and county specifications
 throughout Alberta including and not limited to the following Alberta regions.

For special or large projects — to better serve our clients — we have an option to offer adjusted mileage and travel time that are based on the distance of the municipality address of the closest city to the project site. Mileage (if applicable) will be calculated using one of the following closest county addresses (or hotel/camp address for remote projects) for large projects - PLEASE confirm at the time of requesting services:

County in Alberta

Specialized or Rural Municipality

Athabasca

Athabasca County

Banff

Improvement District No. 9 (Banff)

Barrhead

County of Barrhead No. 11

Bashaw

Camrose County

Bassano

County of Newell

Beaumont

Leduc County

Beaverlodge

County of Grande Prairie No. 1

Bentley

Lacombe County

Black Diamond

Municipal District of Foothills No. 31

Blackfalds

Lacombe County

Bon Accord

Sturgeon County

Bonnyville

Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87

Bow Island

County of Forty Mile No. 8

Bowden

Red Deer County

Bruderheim

Lamont County

Calmar

Leduc County

Canmore

Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 and Kananaskis Improvement District

Cardston

Cardston County

Carstairs

Mountain View County

Castor

County of Paintearth No. 18

Claresholm

Municipal District of Willow Creek No. 26

Coaldale

Lethbridge County

Coalhurst

Lethbridge County

Cochrane

Rocky View County

Coronation

County of Paintearth No. 18

Crossfield

Rocky View County

Daysland

Flagstaff County

Devon

Leduc County

Didsbury

Mountain View County

Drayton Valley

Brazeau County

Drumheller

Kneehill County / Special Area No. 2 / Starland County / Wheatland County

Eckville

Lacombe County

Edson

Yellowhead County

Elk Point

County of St. Paul No. 19

Fairview

Municipal District of Fairview No. 136

Fort Macleod

Municipal District of Willow Creek No. 26

Fox Creek

Municipal District of Greenview No. 16

Gibbons

Sturgeon County

Grande Cache

Municipal District of Greenview No. 16

Granum

Municipal District of Willow Creek No. 26

Grimshaw

Municipal District of Peace No. 135

Hanna

Special Area No. 2

Hardisty

Flagstaff County

High Level

Mackenzie County

High Prairie

Big Lakes County

High River

Municipal District of Foothills No. 31

Hinton

Yellowhead County

Innisfail

Red Deer County

Irricana

Rocky View County

Killam

Flagstaff County

Lamont

Lamont County

Legal

Sturgeon County

Magrath

Cardston County

Manning

County of Northern Lights

Mayerthorpe

Lac Ste. Anne County

McLennan

Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130

Milk River

County of Warner No. 5

Millet

County of Wetaskiwin No. 10

Morinville

Sturgeon County

Mundare

Lamont County

Nanton

Municipal District of Willow Creek No. 26

Okotoks

Municipal District of Foothills No. 31

Olds

Mountain View County

Onoway

Lac Ste. Anne County

Oyen

Special Area No. 3

Peace River

County of Northern Lights
Northern Sunrise County
Municipal District of Peace No. 135

Penhold

Red Deer County

Picture Butte

Lethbridge County

Pincher Creek

Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9

Ponoka

Ponoka County

Provost

Municipal District of Provost No. 52

Rainbow Lake

Mackenzie County

Raymond

County of Warner No. 5

Redcliff

Cypress County

Redwater

Sturgeon County

Rimbey

Ponoka County

Rocky Mountain House

Clearwater County

Sedgewick

Flagstaff County

Sexsmith

County of Grande Prairie No. 1

Slave Lake

Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124

Smoky Lake

Smoky Lake County

Spirit River

Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133

St. Paul [N7]

County of St. Paul No. 19

Stavely

Municipal District of Willow Creek No. 26

Stettler

County of Stettler No. 6

Stony Plain

Parkland County

Strathmore

Wheatland County

Sundre

Mountain View County

Swan Hills

Big Lakes County

Sylvan Lake

Red Deer County

Taber

Municipal District of Taber

Thorsby

Leduc County

Three Hills

Kneehill County

Tofield

Beaver County

Trochu

Kneehill County

Turner Valley

Municipal District of Foothills No. 31

Two Hills

County of Two Hills No. 21

Valleyview

Municipal District of Greenview No. 16

Vauxhall

Municipal District of Taber

Vegreville

County of Minburn No. 27

Vermilion

County of Vermilion River

Viking

Beaver County

Vulcan

Vulcan County

Wainwright

Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61

Wembley

County of Grande Prairie No. 1

Westlock

Westlock County

Whitecourt

Woodlands County



 Call us Toll-Free: 1-844-4-ADROIT (1-844-423-7648) or please contact us here for more information.

Alpha Adroit Engineering Ltd is a professional member of APEGA (The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta), EGBC (Engineers and Geoscientists BC), APEGS (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan), CNSC (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission), CCIL (Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories), ACSA (Alberta Construction Safety Association), and CGS (Canadian Geotechnical Society).