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Geotechnical Testing Services, Southern

Accreditation No: 19506
Bendigo Soil and Concrete Testing Laboratory
www.geotestsouthern.com.au
 
Contact: Mr Carl Bailey
Mobile: 0409 131 542
Phone: (03) 5441 4881
Fax: (03) 5441 5089
Email:
 
Address:
Gate 7, Sharon Street,
BENDIGO
VIC 3550
 
Facilities: Public testing service
Last Modified: 18-NOV-16


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

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

2.12 Concrete, grout and mortar
.01 Sampling
AS 1012 1, 14
Fresh concrete, cores
.12 Consistence
AS 1012 3.1, 3.5
Slump test (field); Slump flow, T500 time and J-Ring passing ability for self compacting concrete (SCC) (field)
.13 Air content of freshly mixed concrete
AS 1012 4.2
Reduced air pressure (field)
.14 Mass per unit volume of freshly mixed concrete
AS 1012 5
Mass per unit volume of freshly mixed concrete (field)
.20 Making and curing test specimens
AS 1012 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 14
Compression, indirect tensile, flexural test, mortar and grout and drying shrinkage specimens (field and laboratory); preparation and conditioning of cores specimens (wet only)
.23 Compression tests
AS 1012 9
Compressive strength tests (cylinders, cores, grout and mortar cubes)
.26 Flexural strength tests
AS 1012 11
Modulus of rupture tests
.27 Mass per unit volume of hardened concrete
AS 1012 12.1
Measurement method
.40 Absorption and permeability tests
AS 1012 21
Water absorption, apparent volume

2.16 Aggregates
.02 Sampling of aggregates
AS 1141 3.1
Sampling from a stockpile, pavement, windrow, bin
.11 Bulk density
AS 1141 4
Compacted and uncompacted bulk density
.12 Particle density and water absorption
AS 1141 5, 6.1
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, 20.1, 20.2, 20.3
Proportional calliper; flakiness index; average least dimension
.20 Aggregate strength tests
AS 1141 21, 22
RMS (NSW) Method T215
Aggregate crushing value; Wet/dry strength variation
.21 Abrasion tests
AS 1141 23
Los Angeles value
.23 Soundness tests
AS 1141 25.3
Degradation factor on fine aggregate
.24 Contaminants
AS 1141 33, 34
Clay and fine silt; organic impurities other than sugar

2.18 Soils
.01 Sampling
AS 1289 1.2.1
Disturbed sampling from a stockpile, windrow, earthworks, pavement, in-situ
.02 Site selection
AS 1289 1.4.2
RC (Vic) Method 316.10
Site selection by stratified random number
.03 Sample preparation
AS 1289 1.1
RC (Vic) Method 301.05
RMS NSW) Methods T102, T105
Sample preparation; pretreatment by repeated compaction
.11 Classification tests
AS 1289 2.1.1, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.3.1, 3.4.1, 3.5.1, 3.6.1
AS 1726 Appendix A, Section A2 Laboratory tests only
RMS (NSW) Methods T106, T120
Moisture content (drying oven); liquid limit (Casagrande); plastic limit; plasticity index; linear shrinkage; particle density; sieve analysis; description, identification and classification of soils
.13 Fine particle analysis
AS 1289 3.6.3
Hydrometer analysis
.21 Chemical tests
AS 1289 4.3.1
AS 4419 Appendix D
pH and electrical conductivity (soil blends and natural soils only)
.25 Dispersion tests
AS 1289 3.7.1, 3.8.1
Sand equivalent; Emerson class number
.32 Compaction tests
AS 1289 5.1.1, 5.2.1, 5.4.2, 5.5.1
Standard and modified compaction; assignment of OMC and MDD; minimum and maximum dry density
.35 Field density tests
AS 1289 5.4.1, 5.6.1, 5.7.1, 5.8.1
RC (Vic) Methods 316.00, 316.14
Dry density ratio, moisture variation and moisture ratio; density index; compaction control - Hilf method; field moisture content and field density using nuclear gauge; moisture ratio assessment of dryback
.42 Bearing strength tests
AS 1289 6.1.1
RMS (NSW) Method T117
Bearing ratio (remoulded specimens)
.47 Strength and penetration field tests
AS 1289 6.3.2
Penetration (dynamic cone)
.61 Soil stabilization preparation methods
RC (Vic) Methods 301.03, 301.06
Preparation of lime and cement stabilised materials
.63 Soil stabilization chemical tests
RC (Vic) Method 131.01
Lime saturation point (pH method)
.64 Soil stabilization strength tests
AS 5101 4
Unconfined compressive strength

2.22 Masonry, clay and concrete products
.60 Permeability and absorption tests
AS 4058 Appendix F
Water absorption of concrete pipes