Materials Engineering

Engtec provides a broad range of materials engineering, testing and inspection services and can perform standard tests or develop new tests or procedures to fit the needs of a particular project. Engtec also has access to other advanced materials testing facilities based in Ontario that can cater to all your needs.  Engtec is capable to undertake Ministry of Transportation, Ontario – Laboratory Standards (MTO-LS), American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) and American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) testing relative to the following service sectors.

Soil and Aggregates

  • LS-601 Materials Finer than 75 μm Sieve in Mineral Aggregates by Washing
  • LS-602 Sieve Analysis of Aggregates
  • LS-607 Percent Crushed Particles in Processed Coarse Aggregate
  • LS-621 Amount of Asphalt-Coated Particles in Coarse Aggregate
  • LS-604 Relative Density and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate
  • LS-605 Relative Density and Absorption of Fine Aggregate
  • LS-606 Soundness of Aggregates by Use of Magnesium Sulphate
  • LS-608 Percent Flat and Elongated Particles in Coarse Aggregate
  • LS-609 Petrographic Analysis of Coarse Aggregate
  • LS-616 Petrographic Analysis of Fine Aggregate
  • LS-614 Freezing and Thawing of Coarse Aggregate
  • LS-617 Percent Crushed Particles with Two or More Crushed Faces and Uncrushed Particles in Processed Coarse Aggregate
  • LS-618 The Resistance of Coarse Aggregate to Degradation by Abrasion in the Micro-Deval Apparatus
  • LS-619 The Resistance of Fine Aggregate to Degradation by Abrasion in the Micro-Deval Apparatus
  • LS-623 One Point Proctor Test (OPT)
  • AASHTO T 84 Specific Gravity and Absorption of Fine Aggregate
  • AASHTO T 85 Specific Gravity and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate
  • AASHTO T 176 Plastic Fines in Graded Aggregates and Soils by Use of the Sand Equivalent Test
  • AASHTO T 304 Uncompacted Void Content of Fine Aggregate (Method A)
  • ASTM D4791 Flat Particles, Elongated Particles, or Flat and Elongated Particles in Coarse Aggregate
  • ASTM D5821 Determining the Percentage of Fractured Particles in Coarse Aggregate
  • LS-701 Determination of Moisture Content of Soils (ASTM D2216)
  • LS-702 Determination of Particle Size Analysis of Soils
  • LS-703/704 Liquid Limit, Plastic Limit and Plasticity Index of Soils
  • LS-705 Determination of Specific Gravity of Soils
  • LS-706 Moisture-Density Relationship of Soils Using 2.5 kg Rammer and 305 mm Drop

Bituminous, Emulsions and Hot-mix Asphalt

  • LS-200 Penetration of Bituminous Materials
  • LS-204 Solubility of Bituminous Materials in Trichloroethylene
  • LS-207 Float of Bituminous Materials
  • LS-217 Determination of Oil Portion of Distillate of Emulsified Asphalts
  • LS-219 Viscosity of Emulsified Asphalts
  • LS-220 Demulsibility of Emulsified Asphalts
  • LS-223 Sieve Test for Emulsified Asphalts
  • LS-226 High Float Emulsified Asphalt
  • LS-284 Recovery of Asphalt from Solution by Abson or Rotavapor
  • LS-200 Penetration of Bituminous Materials
  • Hot Mix Asphalt Mix Design and Verification Testing (Marshall Mixes)
  • LS-261 Preparation of Marshall Specimens
  • LS-262 Bulk Relative Density of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures
  • LS-263 Resistance to Plastic Flow of Bituminous Mixtures Using Marshall Apparatus
  • LS-264 Theoretical Maximum Relative Density of Bituminous Paving Mixtures
  • LS-265 Determination of Percent Air Voids in Compacted Dense Bituminous Pavement Mixtures
  • LS-283 Resistance to Stripping of Asphalt Cement in Bituminous Mixture by Marshall Immersion
  • LS-600 Dry Preparation of Aggregates for the Determination of Physical Constants
  • LS-602 Sieve Analysis of Aggregates
  • LS-604 Relative Density and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate
  • LS-605 Relative Density and Absorption of Fine Aggregate
  • LS-262 Bulk Relative Density of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures
  • LS-263 Resistance to Plastic Flow of Bituminous Mixtures Using Marshall Apparatus
  • LS-264 Theoretical Maximum Relative Density of Bituminous Paving Mixtures
  • LS-265 Determination of Percent Air Voids in Compacted Dense Bituminous Pavement Mixtures
  • LS-282 Quantitative Extraction of Asphalt Cement and Analysis of Extracted Aggregate from Bituminous Paving Mixtures
  • LS-291 Quantitative Extraction of Asphalt Cement and Mechanical Analysis of Extracted Aggregate from Bituminous Paving Mixtures – Ontario Procedure
  • Superpave Mix designs and Verifications
  • AASHTO T 84 Specific Gravity and Absorption of Fine Aggregate
  • AASHTO T 85 Specific Gravity and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate
  • AASHTO T 166 Bulk Specific Gravity of Compacted Asphalt Mixtures Using Saturated Surface-Dry Specimens
  • AASHTO T 176 Plastic Fines in Graded Aggregates and Soils by Use of the Sand Equivalent Test
  • AASHTO T 209 Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity and Density of Bituminous Paving Mixtures
  • AASHTO T 283 Resistance of Compacted Asphalt Mixtures to Moisture-Induced Damage
  • AASHTO T 304 Uncompacted Void Content of Fine Aggregate (Method A)
  • AASHTO T 312 Preparing and Determining the Density of Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA) Specimens by Means of the Superpave Gyratory Compactor
  • ASTM D4791 Flat Particles, Elongated Particles, or Flat and Elongated Particles in Coarse Aggregate
  • ASTM D5821 Determining the Percentage of Fractured Particles in Coarse Aggregate
  • AASHTO T 166 Bulk Specific Gravity of Compacted Asphalt Mixtures Using Saturated Surface-Dry Specimens
  • AASHTO T 209 Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity and Density of Bituminous Paving Mixtures
  • AASHTO T 283 Resistance of Compacted Asphalt Mixtures to Moisture-Induced Damage
  • AASHTO T 312 Preparing and Determining the Density of Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA) Specimens by Means of the Superpave Gyratory Compactor

Concrete

  • CSA A23.2-1C Sampling Plastic Concrete
  • CSA A23.2-3C Making and Curing Concrete Compression and Flexural Strength Specimens
  • CSA A23.2-4C Air Content of Plastic Concrete by the Pressure Method
  • CSA A23.2-5C Slump of Concrete
  • LS-407 Compressive Strength of Moulded Concrete Cylinders
  • CSA A23.2-9C Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
  • LS-426 Testing Compressive Strength of High Performance Concrete Cylinders
  • CSA A23.2-14C Obtaining and Testing Drilled Cores for Compressive Strength Testing
  • Evaluation of concrete aggregates, supplementary minerals and cement
  • Mix design for concrete, grout, shotcrete and mortars

 Engtec is not limited to performing this testing.  Please follow this web-site for future updates to the suite of materials testing that Engtec can undertake.