NATA Accredited Construction Material Tests

NATA Accreditation Geotechnical TESTS

Accreditation 12360

Facilities: Public testing service

Last Modified: 07-SEPT-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


2.12 Concrete, grout and mortar

.01 Sampling

AS 1012 1
RMS (NSW) Method T300
Fresh concrete

.12 Consistence

AS 1012 3.1
RMS (NSW) Method T301
Slump test

.14 Mass per unit volume of freshly mixed concrete

AS 1012 5
Mass per unit volume of freshly mixed concrete

.20 Making and curing test specimens

AS 1012 8.1
RMS (NSW) Method T304
Making and curing compression specimens

.23 Compression tests

AS 1012 9
RMS (NSW) Methods T305, T306, T375 
Compressive strength

.27 Mass per unit volume of hardened concrete

AS 1012 12.1
RMS (NSW) Method T316
Measurement method


2.16 Aggregates

.02 Sampling of aggregates

AS 1141 3.1
RMS (NSW) Method T100
Sampling from a truck, stockpile

.11 Bulk density

AS 1141 4
Uncompacted and compacted bulk density

.12 Particle density and water absorption

AS 1141 5, 6.1
Fine aggregate; coarse aggregate

.13 Particle size distribution

AS 1141 11.1, 12
RMS (NSW) Methods T201, T203
Sieve analysis; material finer than 75 μm

.16 Particle shape tests

AS 1141 14, 15 20.1, 20.2
RMS (NSW) Methods T213, T235, T239, T275
Proportional calliper; flakiness index; average least dimension; crushed faces

.20 Aggregate strength tests

AS 1141 21, 22
RMS (NSW) Method T215
Aggregate crushing value; wet/dry strength variation

.24 Contaminants

AS 1141 32, 33, 34
RMS (NSW) Method T276
Weak particles; clay and fine silt; organic impurities other than sugar; foreign material in crushed concrete


2.18 Soils

.01 Sampling

AS 1289 1.2.1, 1.3.1
RMS (NSW) Method T100
Disturbed sampling from a stockpile, windrow, earthwork, pavement,in-situ, face, pen-drive; undisturbed sampling using open-drive samplers

.03 Sample preparation

AS 1289 1.1
RMS (NSW) Methods T102, T105
Sample preparation

.11 Classification tests

AS 1289 2.1.1, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.3.1, 3.4.1, 3.6.1
RMS (NSW) Methods T106, T107, T108, T109, T113, T120
In-house method PMS-21
Moisture content (drying oven); liquid limit (Casagrande); plastic limit; plasticity index; linear shrinkage; sieve analysis; fine particle size distribution

.13 Fine particle analysis

AS 1289 3.6.3
Hydrometer analysis

.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
RMS (NSW) Methods T111, T112, T130
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
RMS (NSW) Methods T162, T166, T173
Relative compaction; dry density ratio, moisture variation and moisture ratio; density index; compaction control - Hilf method; field density using a nuclear gauge

.42 Bearing strength tests

AS 1289 6.1.1
RMS (NSW) Methods T117, T132
Bearing ratio (remoulded specimens)

.43 Uniaxial strength tests

RMS (NSW) Methods T114, T116, T131
Compressive strength tests (maximum dry, unconfined)

.47 Strength and penetration field tests

AS 1289 6.3.2
Penetration (dynamic-cone)

.51 Reactivity tests

AS 1289 7.1.1
Shrink-swell index