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Accreditation No: 2856
Townsville Laboratory
Contact: Mr M McCarthy
Mobile: 0417 789 304
Phone: (07) 4774 7888
Fax: (07) 4774 7677
9 Catalyst Court,
QLD 4818
Facilities: Public testing service
Last Modified: 28-AUG-17

This facility complies with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005

2.01 Establishment of annex facilities
Accreditation is held to establish annex laboratories

Coen Annex Facility, site no. 23666 is established from 5 September 2016 until 31 July 2017 for the South Coen development upgrade project for Robinson Civil, contract no. PEND-1892.

Doomadgee Annex Facility, site no. 24086 is established from 12 June 2017 until 30 August 2017 for the Burke Shire stabilisation works 2017 project for Stabilising Pavement Australia, contract no. MRTS07B.1.

West Euri Annex Facility, site no. 24196 is established from 28 August 2017 until 28 November 2017 for the Sandy Gully Bridge project for Vassallo Constructions, contract no. MACD-1551.

2.12 Concrete, grout and mortar
.01 Sampling
AS 1012 1
Fresh concrete
.12 Consistence
AS 1012 3.1
Slump test
.20 Making and curing test specimens
AS 1012 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 14 (except clause 6.2)
Making and curing compression, indirect tensile and flexural specimens; manufacture and curing of grout and mortar cubes in the field; preparation and conditioning (wet and dry) of cores
.23 Compression tests
AS 1012 9, 14
.26 Flexural strength tests
AS 1012 11
Modulus of rupture
.27 Mass per unit volume of hardened concrete
AS 1012 12.1
Measurement method

2.16 Aggregates
.02 Sampling of aggregates
AS 1141 3.1
MR (Qld) Methods Q050, Q060, Q061
Sampling from a stockpile, conveyor belt, bin, truck, pavement, windrow; site selection by random, random stratified and systematic random stratified number; spot sampling of soils, crushed rock and aggregates
.11 Bulk density
AS 1141 4
MR (Qld) Methods Q221A, Q221B
Compacted and uncompacted bulk density
.12 Particle density and water absorption
AS 1141 5, 6.1
MR (Qld) Methods Q214A, Q214B
Coarse and fine aggregate
.13 Particle size distribution
AS 1141 11.1, 12
Sieve analysis; material finer than 75μm
.16 Particle shape tests
AS 1141 14, 15, 20.3
MR (Qld) Methods Q201, Q202, Q215
Proportional calliper; average least dimension; flakiness index; crushed faces
.20 Aggregate strength tests
AS 1141 21, 22
MR (Qld) Methods Q205A, Q205B, Q205C
Aggregate crushing value; wet/dry strength variation
.21 Abrasion tests
AS 1141 23, 27
MR (Qld) Method Q228
In-house test method SESMA-2008
Los Angeles value; mill abrasion; resistance to wear by attrition
.23 Soundness tests
AS 1141 24, 25.1, 25.2
MR (Qld) Methods Q208A, Q208B
Degradation factor on source rock and coarse aggregate, exposure to sodium sulphate solution
.24 Contaminants
AS 1141 32, 33, 34
MR (Qld) Method Q217
Weak particles; clay and fine silt; organic impurities other than sugar
.40 Adhesion of aggregates and binders
MR (Qld) Method Q216
Degree of precoating

2.18 Soils
.01 Sampling
AS 1289 1.2.1
MR (Qld) Method Q060
Disturbed sampling from a stockpile, windrow, earthwork, pavement, in-situ, face, open-drive
.02 Site selection
AS 1289 1.4.1, 1.4.2
MR (Qld) Method Q050
Site selection by random, random stratified and systematic random stratified number
.03 Sample preparation
AS 1289 1.1
MR (Qld) Method Q101
.11 Classification tests
AS 1289 2.1.1, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.4.1, 3.6.1, 3.9.1
MR (Qld) Methods Q102A, Q103A, Q103B, Q104A, Q104D, Q105, Q106
Moisture content (drying oven); liquid limit (Casagrande, cone); plastic limit; plasticity index; linear shrinkage; sieve analysis; fine particle size distribution
.25 Dispersion tests
AS 1289 3.8.1
Emerson class number
.32 Compaction tests
AS 1289 5.1.1, 5.2.1, 5.4.2, 5.5.1
MR (Qld) Methods Q142A, Q142B, Q142C, Q144A, Q145A
Standard and modified compaction; assignment of OMC and MDD; minimum and maximum dry density; Dry density/moisture content relationship - rapid method; compaction to nominated levels
.35 Field density tests
AS 1289 5.3.1, 5.4.1, 5.6.1, 5.7.1, 5.8.1
MR (Qld) Methods Q020, Q140A, Q141A, Q141B, Q143, Q146
Relative compaction; field density (sand-cone); dry density ratio, moisture variation and moisture ratio; density index; compaction control - Hilf method; field moisture content and field density using a nuclear gauge; degree of saturation; characteristic value
.42 Bearing strength tests
AS 1289 6.1.1
MR (Qld) Methods Q113A, Q1113B, Q113C
Bearing ratio (remoulded specimens)
.47 Strength and penetration field tests
AS 1289 6.3.2
MR (Qld) Method Q114B
Penetration (dynamic-cone)
.51 Reactivity tests
AS 1289 7.1.1
Shrink-swell index
.61 Soil stabilization preparation methods
MR (Qld) Methods Q135A, Q135B
Addition of stabilising agents; curing of mould specimens for stabilised materials
.62 Soil stabilization physical tests
MR (Qld) Method Q136
Working time for stabilised materials
.63 Soil stabilization chemical tests
MR (Qld) Method Q134
Cement content (heat of neutralisation)
.64 Soil stabilization strength tests
MR (Qld) Method Q115
Compressive strength (unconfined)