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Housing and Construction

Concrete Hollow Block Test

  • Determines the material's structural reliability and if it can withstand load requirements set by construction firms.
  • Based on ASTM C140 -12 (Standard Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Concrete Masonry Units and Related Units).

Concrete Cylinder Test

  •  Analyzes the compressive strength of concrete cylinder to determine whether or not it can withstand specific forces or loads; concrete cylinder samples must be 6 inches in diameter and should be brought to the laboratory, labelled with specific curing time and then compressed.
  • Based on ASTM C873-04 (Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Concrete Cylinders Cast in Place in Cylindrical Molds).

Full-Size Beam Bending Test

  • Involves testing the beam’s bending strength and elasticity.
  • Uses a state-of-the-art data acquisition system with real-time load-deflection graph for instantaneous data analysis.
  • Based on ASTM D198 (Standard Methods of Static Tests of Lumber in Structural Sizes).

Lumber Tests

  • Assess the physical and mechanical properties of wood and non-wood forest products such as moisture content, relative density, shrinkage, water absorption, thickness swelling, static bending, compression parallel, compression perpendicular, shear, toughness and hardness.
  • Based on ASTM D143 (Standard Test Methods for Small Clear Specimens of Timber) and ASTM D1037 (Standard Test Methods for Evaluating Properties of Wood-Based Fiber and Particle Panel Materials).