Material Testing

Material Testing in the Field & Laboratory


Field Test and sampling for Soil: In MR Engineering we provide the following field tests for soil and asphalt:

  • Field density and moisture content determination for soil and asphalt by nuclear densometer
  • Visual soil classification
  • Pocket Penetrometer Test
  • Drilling and disturbed sampling
  • Standard Penetration Test (SPT)
  • Cone Penetration Test (CPT)
  • Field vane test
  • Coring and core sampling
  • Test pitting and block sampling
  • Shelby tube sampling
  • Sand cone test
  • California Bearing Ratio (CBR)


Laboratory Test for Soil: Our experienced laboratory staffs provide the following laboratory tests for soil and asphalt:

  • 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 sulphate test
  • Compaction tests (standard and modified Proctor)
  • Consolidation test
  • Swelling, shrinkage, and collapsing potential tests
  • California Bearing Ratio (CBR)


Field Test and sampling for concrete: We provide the following field tests for fresh concrete, grout, mortar and shotcrete:

  • Air content of fresh concrete
  • Slump of fresh concrete
  • Density of fresh concrete
  • Consistency of grout
  • Concrete coring and core sampling
  • Preparation and curing of cylindrical, and beam samples for concrete
  • Preparation and curing of cube mold for grout and mortar
  • Concrete mix design and review
  • Concrete Strength Non-destructive Test (NDT)
  • Locate Concrete Rebar
  • Construction monitoring


Laboratory Test for concrete: We provide the following laboratory tests for hardened concrete, grout, mortar and shotcrete:

  • Compressive strength of concrete cylinders (3" by 6", 4" by 8", and 6" by 12") and cubes
  • Tensile strength of concrete cylinders
  • Creep test
  • Schmidt hammer test
  • Density


Construction Inspection and Monitoring

MR Engineering provides construction Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) services for concrete construction, earthworks, foundation inspection and monitoring, as well as construction management to ensure the construction procedures and materials conform to the design specifications and standards. Our services include:

  • Monitoring utility line placement, site grading, construction of road, sidewalk, parking lot, embankments, engineered fills, excavations, and retaining walls
  • Construction inspection and monitoring of driven steel piles, cast in place concrete shaft piles, belled piles, caissons, footings, and mat foundations
  • Excavation monitoring and inspection, slope inspection and test pitting
  • Rebar and form inspection and testing of fresh and cured concrete for reinforced concrete constructions
  • Pile load testing, plate load testing, and proof rolling
  • Monitoring groundwater fluctuations


MR Engineering Ltd. is a consulting engineering firm that serves the residential, commercial and industrial needs.

We Provide a unique blend of design and consulting of Structural Steel and Concrete design....

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