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Construction Materials Testing

Construction Materials Testing (CMT) primarily involves testing structural materials used to build new projects from the ground up, materials and components used to construct new additions 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 Finish Systems (EIFS), roofing evaluation and testing and asphalt pavement evaluation and testing. Our unique electronic reporting system delivers field and laboratory reports rapidly, giving the construction team valuable information on a timely basis. The majority of test reports are reviewed by ECS engineers and delivered via email to the project team within 24- to 36 hours of the test and/or observation. 

Services Include

  • Observation Services help document that construction materials within new elements meet the designer’s intent
  • Special Inspections test items that require a construction materials testing and inspection program to be conducted by a third party, specifically including new buildings
  • Third-Party Code Compliance is jurisdictionally approved evaluations performed in place of services usually conducted by a local building code inspector which can only be requested / approved by local municipal code inspectors - for more information, click here
  • Civil Construction Testing observes and tests civil elements such as parking lots, utilities, stormwater ponds, drainage systems, asphalt, concrete curbs, pavement and some retaining walls