SOIL TESTING

Our modern laboratories boast the latest in technology with regards to testing, including:
 

  • Automated soil compactors and modified compactors for sample pre-treatment

  • The largest bank of Oedometers in New South Wales

  • Triaxial frames with pore pressure measurement, data acquisition to a maximum pore pressure of 2,500 kPa

  • 100mm Direct shear units with electronic data acquisition, with maximum confining pressures of 1600 kPa

 

 

 

 

Material Evaluation – Soils (RMS)

  • RMS T100 Disturbed sampling from a stockpile, windrow, earthwork, pavement

  • RMS T102 Pretreatment of Road Construction Materials by Compaction

  • RMS T103 Pretreatment of Road Construction Materials by Artificial Weathering

  • RMS T105 Preparation of Samples for Testing

  • RMS T106 Coarse Particle Distribution of Road Construction Material

  • RMS T107 Fine Particle Distribution of Road Construction Material (Decant Test)

  • RMS T108 Determination of Liquid Limit of a Soil – Four Point Casagrande Method

  • RMS T109 Determination of Plastic Limit and Plasticity Index of a Soil

  • RMS T113 Linear Shrinkage of Road Construction Materials

  • RMS T117 Determination of California Bearing Ratio of a Soil – Standard Laboratory Method for a Remoulded Specimen

  • RMS T120 Moisture Content of Road Construction Materials (Standard Method)

  • RMS T121 Moisture Content of Road Construction Materials (Sand Bath or Hot Plate Method)

  • RMS T132 Determination of California Bearing Ratio of a Soil – Standard Laboratory Method for a Remoulded Specimen (Stabilised)

  • RMS T144 Lime Demand

  • RMS T171 Modified Texas Triaxial Compression Test for Pavement Materials

  • RMS T190 Fine Particle Size Distribution by Hydrometer

 

Material Evaluation – Soils (Australian Standards)

  • AS1289 1.2.1 Disturbed sampling from a stockpile, windrow, earthwork, pavement

  • AS1289 2.1.1, 2.1.4 Determination of the Moisture Content of a Soil – Oven Drying Method

  • AS1289 3.1.1, 3.1.2 Determination of Liquid Limit of a Soil – Four Point Casagrande Method

  • AS1289 3.2.1 & 3.3.1 Determination of Plastic Limit and Plasticity Index of a Soil

  • AS1289 3.4.1 Determination of Linear Shrinkage of Soil

  • AS1289 3.5.1 Determination of the Soil Particle Density of Soil – Standard Method

  • AS1289 3.6.1 Determination of Particle Size Distribution of a Soil – Standard Method (Wash Grading)

  • AS1289 3.6.3 Determination of the Particle Size Distribution of a Soil – Standard Method (Hydrometer)

  • AS1289 3.8.1 Determination of Emerson Class Number of a Soil (Dispersion)

  • AS1289 3.8.2 Percent Dispersion – Double Hydrometer

  • AS1289 3.8.3 Determination of Pinhole Dispersion Classification of a Soil

  • AS1289 6.1.1 (Single)Determination of California Bearing Ratio of a Soil – Standard Laboratory Method for a Remoulded Specimen

  • AS1289 6.1.1 (Pair)Determination of California Bearing Ratio of a Soil – Standard Laboratory Method for a Remoulded Specimen

  • AS1289.6.2.2 Determination of the Shear Strength of Soil – Direct Shear Test Using a Shear Box – Three Stage Peak Only

  • AS1289.6.2.2 Determination of the Shear Strength of Soil – Direct Shear Test Using a Shear Box – Three Stage Peak & Residual

  • AS1289.6.3.2 Determination of the Penetration Resistance of a Soil – 9kg Dynamic Cone Penetrometer Test

  • AS1289.6.4.1 Compressive Strength of a Saturated Specimen Tested in Undrained Triaxial Compression Without Measurement of Pore Water Pressure

  • AS1289.6.4.2 Compressive Strength of a Saturated Specimen Tested in Undrained Triaxial Compression With Measurement of Pore Water Pressure

  • AS1289.6.6.1 Determination of the One-Dimensional Consolidation Properties of a Soil – Standard Method – Six Stage

  • AS1289.6.7.1 Determination of the Permeability of a Soil – Constant Head Method for a Remoulded Specimen

  • AS1289.6.7.2 Determination of the Permeability of a Soil – Falling Head Method for a Remoulded Specimen

  • AS1289.6.7.3 Determination of the Permeability of a Soil – Constant Head Method Using a Flexible Wall Permeameter

  • AS 1289 7.1.1 Determination of the Shrinkage Index of a Soil – Shrink – Swell Index

 

Material Evaluation – Soils (ASTM Standards)

  • ASTM D2166Unconfined Compressive Strength of Cohesive Soil

  • ASTM D7181Consolidated Drained Triaxial Compression Test for Soils

Our Laboratories are NATA accredited as follows:

MACQUARIE GEOTECH

(02) 6332 2011

3 Watt Dr, Bathurst NSW 2795, Australia

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