Material Testing, Inspection, and Engineering Services

Materials testing and engineering inspection is required for many aspects of construction in order to maintain the quality control and quality assurance of the materials used.  EGC support our clients by providing testing to ensure materials meet quality control standards, comply with regulations, and exhibit the physical characteristics required for construction including  testing of concrete, asphalt, soil, and aggregates.

EGC is an accredited laboratory by the Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL) and Alberta Transportation. Our laboratory is well equipped to conduct construction materials testing on soil, aggregates, asphalt, and concrete. Our Lab follow standard methods as by the Ministry of Transporation (AB, SK, BC) , ASTM, USCS, AASHTO, CSA, CCIL and ACI. EGC Participates Concrete Alberta and CCIL Correlation program for Concrete .

EGC has capability to handle significant volumes of the common laboratory tests including, but not limited to, the following:


Nuclear Field  Density Testing (moisture content & degree of compaction)

Standard or Modified or One Point  Proctor Test


Moisture content & Soil Classification

Organic Content

Sive Analysis plus Hydrometer Analysis

Atterberg Limits /Plasticity Index

Standard or Modified or One Point  Proctor

Water Soluble Sulphates

Density Test using Shelby Tube

pH, Chloride and Resistivity

Thermal Conductivity Test

Hydraulic Conductivity / Permeability Test using Triaxial Flexi Cell

California Bearing Ratio (CBR)

Unconfined Compression Strength (UCS)

Bulk Density

Unit Weight

Specific Gravity

Core Loggings


Compaction Field  Density Testing

Percolation Test

Slug Test


Sieve Analysis (Fine and coarse Aggregate)

Fracture Counts

Specific Gravity

Clay Lumps  

Low density material  


Freeze-thaw loss

Los Angeles Abrasion (LA)
Flat and Elongated Particles

Magnesium Sulphate Soundness

Sand Equivalent

Lightweight Particles

Detrimental Matter

Plasticity Index  


Gravel Crusher Control

Density (Compaction) testing of  granular materials


Concrete Mix Design and Review

Plastic Concrete Test (casting cylinders, temperature, density, slump, air, strength)

Grout Test (temperature, density, slump, air)

Compressive and flexural beam strength of concrete

Compressive strength of mortar, grout or shotcrete

Zero Slump Concrete Test

Coring & Impact Hammer Testing


Marshal Mix Analysis (asphalt content, stability, flow, airvoids, VMA, VFA bulk specific gravity, granular gradation)

Filterless Extraction

Coring of Asphalt Pavement with thickness and density Testing

Tensile Strength Ratio (TSR)


Earthworks Quality Control

Material (Soil/Aggregate) Suitability Evaluation

Ground Improvement

Asphalt Marshall Mix Design and Review

Concrete Mix Design and Review

Site Preparation Monitoring

Inspection (Foundation, Concrete, Steel Reinforcement/Rebar Installation)

Proof Roll Test

Damage and Failure Analysis (Pavement, Slab and Foundation)

Structural Assessments

Frost Inspections and Monitoring

Sub-grade inspection

Specialty Testing Services

Elctrical Resistivity  Test

Linear Traverse(microscopic voids in harden concrete as per ASTM C457)

Petrographic Analysis of Aggregates

Non-destructive Testing

Mohs’ Hardness Test

Forensic Examination of Concrete Core

Detection of alkali-silica reactive of Aggregates

CSA Table 12 (Physical Properties)

Certification of Concrete Production Facilities