Specialized Testing

CTLGroup’s experience in laboratory testing extends far beyond standard testing. There are times when a project’s needs cannot be fulfilled by the available roster of typical standard test methods, or that tailored testing set-ups are necessary to provide the results sought. When that happens, you want someone on your team who knows what it takes to design, build and perform specialized tests that will provide you the crucial information that you need.

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Laboratory Testing

CTLGroup’s unique mixture of Material Engineers, Structural Engineers, Forensic Engineers, Architects, and Petrographers means that we can construct the appropriate team to handle your unique needs. Whether you are conducting new construction or have an existing building, we work with you to understand your intended outcomes and ensure that we deliver exactly what you need.

Here are a select list of the specialized tests that CTLGroup has conducted:

  • Direct shear strength of concrete cores under constant normal force for evaluation of dams and other massive structures
  • Explosive spalling testing for fire resistance qualification of tunnel elements such as liners or slabs
  • Direct tension testing of concrete cores
  • Stiffness Damage Testing and Residual Expansion of ASR affected Concrete
  • Restrained Shrinkage Cracking Potential of Concrete


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