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General Information

Company Registration No. : 413340-D

GST Registration No. : 000218726400

Location of Permanent Laboratory:
No.12, Jalan PS 8/1, Taman Prima Selayang, 68100 Batu Caves, Selayang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

Tel : 03 - 6120 5835
Fax : 03 - 6120 5836

Email : buildtestlabsb@gmail.com,
btl_sb@yahoo.com.sg

Company Registration
(Form 9)
Quality Policy
Issue Date : 21-08-2015
Environmental, Health and Safety Policy
Issue Date : 09-07-2013


Certification of Accreditation
SAMM No. : 505
Issue Date : 17-02-2017
Valid Until : 22-03-2020
Schedule
SAMM No. : 505

Issue Date : 17-02-2017
Valid Until : 02-03-2020


 

Scope of Services

 

No

Test Description

Test Method

LABORATORY TESTING - SOIL

1

Particle Size Distribution for Coarse Grained Soil

(Sieve Analysis)

BS 1377 : Part 2 : 1990 : CL 9.2

2

Particle Size Distribution for Fine Grained Soil

(Hydrometer Analysis)

BS 1377 : Part 2 : 1990 : CL 9.5

3

Atterberg's Limits (LL,PL & PI)

BS 1377 : Part 2 : 1990 : CL 4 & 5 (Plan for Accreditation)

4

Particle Density

BS 1377 : Part 2 : 1990 : CL 8.2

5

Bulk Density

BS 1377 : Part 2 : 1990 CL 7.3

6

Linear Shrinkage

BS 1377 : Part 2 : 1990 : CL 6.5

7

Moisture Content

BS 1377 : Part 2 : 1990 : CL 3.2 (Oven-Drying Method) (Accredited Scope)

8

Loss On Ignition

BS 1377 : Part 3 : 1990 CL 4

9

Dry Density/ Moisture Content Relationship of Soils by 2.5kg Rammer Method

BS 1377 : Part 4 : 1990 CL 3.3 (2.5kg Rammer) (Accredited Scope)

10

Dry Density/ Moisture Content Relationship of Soils by 4.5kg Rammer Method

BS 1377 : Part 4 : 1990 CL 3.5 (4.5kg Rammer) (Accredited Scope)

11

Dry Density/ Moisture Content Relationship of Granular Soils by Vibrating Hammer Method

BS 1377 : Part 4 : 1990 CL 3.7 Vibrating Hammer Method

12

Soaked CBR on single specimen remoulded to specified density and moisture content

BS 1377 : Part 4 : 1990 : CL 7 (Plan for Accreditation)

13

CBR Value on a series of 5 specimens  compacted to obtain test curve of CBR vs moisture content

BS 1377 : Part 4 : 1990 : CL 7 (Plan for Accreditation)

14

Organic Matters

BS 1377 : Part 3 : 1990

15

pH Value

BS 1377 : Part 3 : 1990 (Plan for Accreditation)

16

Chloride Content

BS 1377 : Part 3 : 1990 / APHA 4500 Cl-

17

Sulphate Content

APHA 4500 SO42-

18

Sulphide Content

APHA 4500 S2-

19

Sodium

USEPA 3050B / USEPA 6010B/ APHA 3120B

20

Calcium

USEPA 3050B / USEPA 6010B/ APHA 3120B

21

Magnesium

USEPA 3050B / USEPA 6010B/ APHA 3120B

22

Potassium

USEPA 3050B / USEPA 6010B/ APHA 3120B

23

Unconfined Compression Test

BS 1377 : Part 7 : 1990

24

Unconsolidate Undrained Triaxial Test

BS 1377 : Part 7 : 1990

25

CIU Triaxial

BS 1377 : Part 8 : 1990

26

One Dimensional Consolidation Test

BS 1377 : Part 5 : 1990

27

Shear Strength Test (Shear Box)

BS 1377 : Part 7 : 1990

28

Constant Head Permeability Test

BS 1377 : Part 5 : 1990

29

Falling Head Permeability Test

Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing Vol. 2 Test 10.7.2

30

Electrochemical Resistivity

BS 1377 : Part 3 : 1990 (Wenner Probe Method)

31

Compressive Strength of Cement-Stabilized Material inclusive mixing and moulding.

BS 1924 : Part 2 : 1990

FIELD TESTING - SOIL

1

Plate Loading Test

BS 1377 : Part 9 : 1990 CL 4.1

2

Field Density Test
(Sand Replacement Method)

BS 1377 : Part 9 : 1990 CL 2.1, 2.2 (Plan for Accreditation)

3

Field Density Test
(Core Cutter Method)

BS 1377 : Part 9 : 1990 CL 2.4

4

Mackintosh Probe / JKR Probe

BS 5930 : 1999

5

In-Situ CBR Test

BS 1377 : Part 9 : 1990 CL 4.3 (Plan for Accreditation)

6

Hand Augur Boring & Sampling to maximum 5m depth

BS 5930 : 1999

7

Supply & Install Plate Settlement Marker & Monitoring

BS 5930 : 1999

8

Supply & Install Inclinometer & Piezometer & Monitoring

BS 5930 : 1999

9

Tensile Loading Test on Soil Nail/ Ground Anchor/ Reinforcing Tendon

BS EN 1537 : 2000

10

Soil Investigation

BS 5930 : 1999

LABORATORY TESTING - CONCRETE

1

Compressive Strength Test (Cubes, Cores & Cylinders)

BS EN 12390 : Part 3 : 2009 (Accredited Scope)

2

Compressive Strength Test on Concrete Core inclusive sampling

BS EN 12504 : Part 1 : 2009

3

Flexural Strength Test on 150mm x 150mm x 750mm beam

BS 1881 : Part 118 : 1983

4

Water Absorption Test on Concrete Specimens

BS 1881 : Part 122 : 2011 (Accredited Scope)

5

Water Penetration Test on Hardened Concrete

BS EN 12390 : Part 8 : 2009

6

Density of Hardened Concrete

  BS EN 12390 : Part 7 : 2009 (Accredited Scope)

7a

Analysis of Hardened Concrete
Chloride Content

BS 1881 : Part 124 : 1988

7b

Sulphate Content

BS 1881 : Part 124 : 1988

7c

Cement Content and Aggregate Content

BS 1881 : Part 124 : 1988

8

Petrographic Examination of Concrete Core

ASTM C 856 : 2004

9

Carbonation Depth Measurement on Concrete Core

BS EN 14630 : 2006

10

Sorptivity and Porosity Test on Concrete Core

ASTM C 1585 : 2004

11

Time of Setting of Concrete Mixtures by Penetration Resistance

ASTM C 403 / C 403 M : 2008

12

Analysis of Fresh Concrete

BS 1881 Part 128 : 1997

13

Initial Surface Absorption Test (ISAT)

BS 1881 Part 208 : 1996

14

Static Modulus of Elasticity in Compression of Hardened Concrete

BS 1881 : Part 121 : 1983

15

Tensile Splitting Strength

BS EN 12390 : Part 6 : 2000

16

Concrete Trial Mix

BS 1881 : Part 125 : 1986

17

Rapid Chloride Penetration Test (RCPT)

ASTM C 1202 : 1997

18

Chemical Analysis On Water For Making Concrete

BS EN 1008 : 2002

FIELD TESTING – CONCRETE

1

Surface Hardness Testing by Rebound Hammer

BS EN 12504 : Part 2 : 2012 (Accredited Scope)

2

Windsor Probe Test

BS 1881 : Part 207 : 1992 /
ASTM C803 / C803M : 2003

3

Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV)

BS 1881 : Part 203 : 1986 /
BS EN 12504 : Part 4 : 2004

4

Concrete Core Drilling

BS EN 12504 : Part 1 : 2009

5

Pull-Off Test for determination of bond strength (concrete)

BS 1881 : Part 207 : 1992

6

Rebar Mapping and Scanning using Hilti PS-200 Ferroscan

BS 1881 : Part 204 : 1988

7

Vibration Monitoring

BS 5228 : Part 2 : 2009

8

Static Load Test on Structures

BS 8110 : Part 2 : Sect. 9 : 1985

9

Half-Cell Potentials of Uncoated Reinforcing Steel in Concrete

ASTM C 876 : 2009

10

Pull-Out Test on Starter Bar / Holding-Down Bolt

BS EN 1881 : 2006

11

Pull-Out Test on Anchor Bolt/ Fixings

BS 5080 : Part 1 : 1993

12

Crack Monitoring

ACI 224.IR-07  Causes, Evaluation, and Repair of Cracks in Concrete Structures

13

Anchor Bolt Shear Test

ASTM E 488 : 1996 Strength of Anchors in Concrete and Masonry Elements

LABORATORY TESTING - STEEL BARS & WIRE MESH

1

Steel Bar Tensile Test
(Up to 50mm bar diameter)

MS ISO 15630 - 1 : 2012 CL 5
ISO 6892 - 1 : 2009 (Accredited Scope)

2

Steel Bar Bend Test
(Up to 50mm bar diameter)

MS ISO 15630 - 1 : 2012 CL 6
ASTM E 290 - 09 (Plan for Accreditation)

3

Steel Bar Rebend Test
(Up to 50mm bar diameter)

MS ISO 15630 - 1 : 2012 CL 7
MS 146 : 2014 CL 7.3.5
MS 145 : 2014 CL 7.2.5 (Plan for Accreditation)

4

Wire Mesh Tensile Test

MS 145 : 2006 / BS 4483 : 2005 /
BS EN ISO 15630 – 2 : 2010 (Plan for Accreditation
)

5

Wire Mesh Bend Test

BS 4483 : 2005 /
BS EN ISO 15630 - 2 : 2010 (Plan for Accreditation)

6

Wire Mesh Rebend Test

MS 145 : 2006 / BS 4483 : 2005 /

BS EN ISO 15630 – 1 : 2002 (Plan for Accreditation)

7

Wire Mesh Weld Shear Test

BS 4483 : 2005 /
BS EN ISO 15630 - 2 : 2010

8

Chemical Composition

BS 4449 : 2005

9

Tensile Strength & Permanent Elongation Test On Coupled Bar

(Up to 40mm diameter)

BS EN 10002 - 1 : 2001 / ISO 15835 – 2 : 2009 / BS 8110 : Part 1 : 1997 CL 3, 12, 16, 2 / MS 146 : 2014

10

I-Beam, Hollow Pipe, Steel Plate, C-Channel Steel Tensile Test

BS EN 10002 - 1 : 2001

11

Static Compression Test on Bar-Coupler Assembly

AC 133 Acceptance Criteria for Mechanical Connector System for Steel Reinforcing Bars

LABORATORY TESTING - AGGREGATE & ROCKS

1

Particle Size Distribution by Sieving Method

BS EN 933 : Part 1 : 2012 (Accredited Scope)

2

Determination of Materials Finer than 75µm by Washing

ASTM C 117 : 13 (Procedure A)
(Accredited Scope)

3

Moisture Content

BS 812 : Part 109 : 1990
(Oven-Drying Method)

4

Particle Density & Water Absorption

BS 812 : Part 2 : 1995 CL 5.5
(Glass Jar Method) (Accredited Scope)

5

Particle Density & Water Absorption

BS 812 : Part 2 : 1995 CL 5.3
(Wire Basket Method) (Accredited Scope)

6

Particle Density of Filler

BS 812 : Part 2 : 1995 CL 5.7

7

Aggregate Crushing Value (ACV)

BS 812 : Part 110 : 1990 (Accredited Scope)

8

Ten Percent Fines Value (TFV)

BS 812 : Part 111 : 1990 (Accredited Scope)

9

Aggregate Impact Value (AIV)

BS 812 : Part 112 : 1990 (Accredited Scope)

10

Elongation Index

BS 812 : Part 105 : Sect 105.2 : 1990

11

Flakiness Index

BS 812 : Part 105 : Sect 105.1 : 1989

12

Shell Content

BS 812 : Part 106 : 1985

13

Los Angeles Abrasion Value of Small Size Aggregates

ASTM C 131 / C 131 M - 14 (Accredited Scope)

14

Los Angeles Abrasion Value of Large Size Aggregates

ASTM C 535 - 12 (Accredited Scope)

15

Sodium Sulphate/ Magnesium Sulphate Soundness Loss

ASTM C 88 - 99a

16

Polished Stone Value Test

BS 812 : Part 114 : 1989

17

Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregates for Concrete

ASTM C 40 / C 40 M - 11 (Colour Plate Method)
(Accredited Scope)

18

Fractured Face Value

ASTM D 5821 : 2001

19

Lightweight Particles

ASTM C 123 : 2003

20

Potential Alkali-Silica Reactivity

ASTM C 289 : 2003
(Chemical Method)

21

Sand Equivalent Value

ASTM D 2419 : 2009

22

Fine Aggregate Angularity Value

ASTM C 1252 : 2003

23

Bulk Density / Unit Weight and Voids

BS 812 : Part 2 : 1995 CL 6
ASTM C 29 / C 29 M - 97

24

Petrographic Examination of Aggregate/ Rock

ASTM C 295 : 2003

25

Clay Lump & Friable Particles in Aggregate

ASTM C 142 : 1997

26

pH Value

BS 1377 : Part 3 : 1990 (Plan for Accreditation)

27

Chloride Content

BS EN 1744 - 1 : 1998

28

Sulphate Content

BS EN 1744 - 1 : 1998

29

Sulphide Content

BS EN 1744 - 1 : 1998

30

Organic Matters

BS 1377 : Part 3 : 1990

31

Silica Content of Fine Aggregate

BS 1881 : Part 124 : 1988

32

Methylene Blue Value

ASTM C 837 : 2009

33

Compressive Strength Test of Dimension Stone

ASTM C 170 / C 170 M : 2009

34

Drilling & Preparation of Rock Cores

ASTM D 4543 : 2004

35

Point Load Test

ASTM D 5731 : 08

36

Unconfined Compressive Strength of Intact Rock Core

ASTM D 2938 : 1995 (Reapproved 2002)

LABORATORY TESTING - BITUMINOUS MIXTURES

1

Bitumen Content and Grading of Minerals

ASTM D 2172 : 2001
(Centifuge Extraction)

2

Marshall Compaction & Stability Test

BS 598 : Part 107 : 2004

3

Coating & Stripping of Bitumen-Aggregate Mixture

ASTM D 1664 : 1980

4

Bulk Density of Bituminous Core

BS 598 : Part 104 : 1989

5

Bitumen Penetration Test

ASTM C 05 / BS 2000 : Part 49 : 1983

6

Schellenberg Binder Drainage Test

BS EN 12697 : Part 18 : 2004

7

Cantabro Abrasion Loss

ASTM C 131 : 1996

8

Ball - and - Ring Softening Point

ASTM D 36 / D 36 M : 2009

9

Percentage Refusal Density

BS 598 : Part 104 : 1989

10

Chemical Immersion Test

Adhesion of Bituminous Binder to Stone Aggregate (Riedel & Weber)

FIELD TESTING - BITUMINOUS MIXTURES

1

Rate of Spray of Prime / Tack Coat

JKR / SPJ / 2008

2

75mm / 100mm diameter core drilling & measurement of core thickness

BS 598 : Part 100 : 2004

3

Dynamic Cone Penetrometer

TRL , UK

4

Texture Depth by Sandpatch Method

BS 598 : Part 105 : 1990

LABORATORY TESTING - CEMENT & GROUTS

1

Cement Compressive Strength Test

BS 4550 : Part 3 : Sect 3.4 : 1978

2

Compressive Strength Test on 40mm/ 50mm cube using compression jig

ASTM C 109 : 2002

3

Flow Test

ASTM C 939 : 2007 (Flow cone)

4

Expansion and Bleeding Test

ASTM C 940 : 1987

5

Mixing & Moulding of 100mm cubes & Compressive Strength

ASTM C 942 : 1999

6

Standard Consistence, Initial and Final Setting Time of Cement using Vicat

BS 4550 : Part 3 : Sect 3.5 & 3.6 : 1978

LABORATORY TESTING - BRICKS, MASONRY UNITS, PAVING BLOCKS

1

Compressive Strength Test on Masonry Units

BS 3921 : 1985 Appendix D /

BS 6073 : Part 1 : 1981 Appendix B /

BS EN 772–1:2011+A 1 : 2015 (Accredited Scope)

2

Water Absorption Test on Brick

BS EN 772 : Part 7 : 1998 (Plan for Accreditation)

3

Dimension Measurement

BS 3921 : 1985 Appendix A

4

Efflorescence Test

BS 3921 : 1985 Appendix C

5

Compressive Strength Test on Block with Capping

BS 3921 : 1985 Appendix D

6

Compressive Strength Test on Concrete Paving Block

BS 6717 : Part 1 : 1993

ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING

1

Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD5)

APHA 5210B

2

Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)

APHA 5220D

3

Oil & Grease

APHA 5520B

4

Total Suspended Solids

APHA 2540D

5

Escherichia Coli

APHA 9222D

6

Dissolve Oxygen

APHA 4500 O (G)

7

Ammoniacal Nitrogen

APHA 4500 NH3 (G)

8

Turbidity

APHA 2130B

9

Total Hardness

APHA 2340B

10

Total Alkalinity as CaCO3

APHA 2320B

11

Heavy Metals Content – Arsenic (Ar), Manganese (Mn), Iron (Fe)

APHA 3120B / APHA 3125B

CALIBRATION

1

Weighing Balance

ASTM E898 – 88 (Reapproved 2013)
(Accredited Scope)