Construction materials engineering and testing

Fugro maintains industry-recognised certifications and practices for our laboratories and staff to sample, test, observe and verify construction materials and methods. Our services are guided by project specifications and co-ordinated with contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. Exacting standards in data acquisition, quality management and safety procedures ensure that you can rely on the highest levels of professional and technical competence.

During the construction phase of a project our construction materials engineering and testing (CMET) services provide asset verification. For vital assurance that foundations are constructed properly and with materials that meet project specifications we verify and record the installation of piers, piles or shafts on-site throughout the installation and verify the material strength.

With a global network of offices we stay up-to-date with the latest methods and materials utilised around the world in areas including:

Earthwork Control

  • Density control
  • Gradation and sieve analysis
  • Foundation construction observations
  • Soil compaction testing and inspection

Concrete / Aggregate / Masonry

  • Concrete strength testing, concrete mix designs and in-place strength evaluations
  • Concrete batch plant inspection
  • Field inspection and quality control of masonry construction
  • Maturity meter testing
  • Mortar, block and brick testing
  • Mix designs and confirmation
  • Pier observations
  • Pile observations
  • Pre-pour observation of reinforcement
  • Shaft observations

Asphalt / HMAC

  • Asphalt batch plant and pavement construction inspection
  • Mix design
  • Laboratory and field density
  • Extraction and gradation
  • Coring

Reinforcing Steel

  • Post-tensioning and reinforcing steel inspection
  • Indirect tensile strength

Structural Steel

  • Radiographic nondestructive testing (NDT)
  • Reinforcing steel inspections and testing
  • Structural steel assembly inspections


  • Observations and testing
  • Sandblasted surface observations

Our engineers perform a comprehensive range of material testing procedures,including:

Construction Elements

  • Foundations – Piers, piles, shafts
  • Utilities – Water, sewer, electrical
  • Columns
  • Walls
  • Roofs

Construction Projects

  • Commercial – Buildings, office towers
  • Industrial – Manufacturing, warehouse
  • Transportation – Highways, roads, bridges
  • Transmission – Power
  • Water – Dams, pipelines, pump stations

Fugro understands local and regional codes and local offices providing CMET services maintain the proper and required certifications for our laboratories and technical staff.

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