• Services
  • Construction Materials Testing, Quality Control
  • Construction Materials Testing, Quality Control
  • BMC provides Construction Materials Testing Services and Quality Control that are required on construction projects to insure that the project is being constructed in accordance with the project specifications. These services range from on-call testing to full-time observation and testing services depending on the type of construction and the owner's desired level of quality assurance. Recently, most major municipalities are now requiring Special Inspections as defined by the International Building Code, which has requirements for observations and testing for deep and shallow foundations, reinforced concrete, masonry, soils, reinforcing steel, and structural steel.

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  • Concrete
  • Concrete
  • BMC's technicians perform on-site field observations and testing of freshly mixed Portland Cement Concrete during concrete placements and cast strength specimens to be tested in our laboratory. The lab results provide the design team with the required information regarding the intended design properties for the structures or pavements. Low-Strength Evaluations can be done by destructive and non-destructive test methods on existing structures and/or pavements. 

  • Asphalt

  • Asphalt
  • Volumetric properties and field compaction during paving operations is vital to the quality of the flexible pavement section. BMC's technicians are present at the beginning of the pavement operations to insure that required laydown and compaction temperatures are being met in order to achieve the in-place density.

    BMC also provides asphalt mix designs and mix design verification to insure the Job Mix Formula meets the intended air voids, grading, AC content, VMA, and VFA.

  • Soils
  • Soils
  • Moisture and compaction control is performed during subgrade preparations for pavement sections, or building areas as well as during the placement of fill material for general grading purposes, subbase and aggregate base below pavements, building pads, embankment fill, and trench backfill. This type of quality control testing starts by performing the necessary laboratory testing in our AMRL Accredited Lab. Laboratory and field testing can be completed on all soil types and soil-cement and soil-lime mixtures.

  • Aggregates
  • Aggregates
  • Aggregates when used for flexible base, concrete, or asphalt have their own required properties. BMC's laboratory is capable of performing the testing to verify required properties of aggregate used for Portland Cement Concrete as identified in ASTM C33, and verify that requirements contained in the TxDOT Standard Specifications for use for Hot Mix Asphaltic Concrete and flexible base. After the aggregate properties are verified to meet all ASTM and/or TxDOT requirements, Portland Cement Concrete mix designs and existing mix design verification can be done in our laboratory.

  • Special Inspections
  • Special Inspections
  • The International Building Code (IBC) contains requirements for verification of steel construction, concrete construction, including post-tensioning, masonry construction, and soils. BMC's technicians provide the inspections on behalf of the Registered Design Professional in Responsible Charge (RDPiRC) on various building construction projects, as required by the governing municipality.  

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