Materials Testing

Blackburn Consulting provides laboratory, materials testing and sampling services for State, County, City and Public Works projects.  Our materials testing staff are experienced and certified by Caltrans, NICET, and the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Many of our field staff are certified special inspectors in the disciplines of Reinforced Concrete, Masonry, Structural Steel, and Fireproofing with the International Code Council (ICC).  Our materials testing staff provide the experience as well as the professionalism to effectively navigate contractor issues and implement the construction standards and design team’s vision.

We performs materials testing and source inspection services on a variety of public works infrastructure projects such as roads and bridges, pipeline and underground utilities, water/wastewater treatment plants, capital improvement projects, levees and dams, schools, and government buildings.

Our materials testing and source inspection includes:

  • Mass Grading
  • Construction Materials Acceptance Sampling and Testing
  • Moisture Density Testing
  • Chemical Treatment
  • Hot Mix Asphalt Inspection, Sampling, Testing, and Batch Plant Inspection
  • Concrete Sampling, Testing, and Batch Plant Inspection
  • Masonry Sampling and Testing of Mortar, Grout, and Masonry Block
  • Anchor Bolt Testing
  • Epoxy Dowel Inspection
  • ICC Reinforced Concrete Special Inspection
  • ICC Masonry Special Inspection