Material Testing

About Global Consultants & Engineering Services

Global Consultants & Engineering Services (GCES) is a sister concern of Syal & Associates and is one of the leading Material testing Laboratory of the region. All your material testing needs are taken care of with the help of latest and modern testing equipments and fully trained technical staff. GCES is headed by Er. Vikas Verma

Services and Tests Undertaken

The Materials Testing Laboratory performs sophisticated tests on construction materials to ensure conformance to industry standards and project specifications. Laboratory Testing

Laboratory Testing

  • Consolidation
  • Sulfates
  • Soil Classifications
  • Maximum Density
  • Resistivity
  • Hardness
  • Permeability
  • Plasticity Index
  • Ph Testing
  • Optimum Moisture
  • R-Values
  • Expansion
  • Conductivity
  • Specific Gravity
  • Plastic Limits
  • Mechanical Analysis
  • Chlorides
  • Liquid Limits
  • Sieve Analysis
  • Cleanness Values
  • Sand Equivalents
  • Sodium Soundness
  • Durability
  • Organic Impurities
  • Moisture Contents
  • LA Rattler
  • Sodium Sulfate for Soundness
  • Concrete Compressive Strength
  • Concrete Core Evaluations
  • Oil Content
  • Rolling Thin Film
  • Hveem Stability
  • Core Evaluations
  • Wet Track Abrasion
  • Rice Density
  • Ductility
  • Viscosity
  • Centrifuge Kerosene Equivalent
  • Marshall Stability
  • Air Voids Determination
Miscellaneous Tests
  • Skid Testing
  • Gyratory Compaction
  • Rockwell Hardness
  • Parallel Plate Testing
  • Cable Pulling
  • RCP Block Testing
Field Testing
  • Relative Density Testing
  • R-Value Estimations
  • Mortar Sampling
  • Concrete Sampling
  • Concrete Coring
  • Concrete Air Testing Yield Testing
Local Plant Inspection

Monitors production, provides onsite testing and assures quality of produced materials for all capital projects.

  • Concrete Plants
  • Asphalt Plants
  • Cement Treated Base Plants

The test lab is also able to provide reviews of concrete and hot mix asphalt mix designs for conformance to Standard Specifications. The test lab keeps running averages of quality control tests performed at the plants inspected for reference.

S No Name of Apparatus Make
1 12 Speed Direct Shear Test Apparatus AIMIL LIMITED
2 3 Gang Consolidation Apparatus AIMIL LIMITED
3 Unconfirmed Compression Tester AIMIL LIMITED
4 Standard Penetration Test (4 Set)  S.S.I.
5 Dynamic Penetration Test (4 Set) S.S.I.
6 Triaxial Shear Test Apparatus S.S.I.
7 Soil Resistively Test Apparatus S.S.I.
8 Marshall Stability Test Apparatus  AIMIL LIMITED
9 C.B.R. Test Apparatus (20 Moulds) AIMIL LIMITED
10 Ring & Ball Apparatus AIMIL LIMITED
11 Universal Penetrometer S.S.I.
12 Ductility Testing Apparatus TESTWELL
13 Bitumen Extractor  S.S.I.
14 Compression Testing Machine Allied
15 Cube Moulding Machine (40 Moulds)  Allied
16 Concrete Mixer, Vibrating Table Allied
17 All latest Sieve Sizes, Sieve Shaker  ISCO
18 Aggregate Impact Tester     ISCO
19 Aggregate Crushing value ISCO
20 Aggregate Bulkage, Specific Gravity,  ISCO
21 Fineness Modulus, Water Absorption  
22 Oven, Furnace         ISCO
23 Ultra Sensitive Electronic Balance Samsung
24 Standard/ Modified Proctor Test ISCO
25 Compaction Test (60 Core Cutters) ISCO
26 Sand Replacement Test (4 Nos.)  
27 Complete Apparatus for Physical/Chemical Testing of Cement   ISCO
28 Apparatus for testing of Tiles  
29 All Related Accessories  
30 Digital Universal Testing Machine, 600 KN Blue   Star

What kinds of materials do you test?

  • Pipes for drainage, water and sewer systems.
  • Concrete, asphalt, cement treated base, and soil for roads.
  • Reinforcing steel, blocks, bricks, steel cables, engineering fabrics, and many other miscellaneous materials used for buildings, bridges and sewer rehabilitation.

How do I schedule work at the Lab?

Forty-eight hours notification is required before the start of any work. Time required is especially critical when starting fill work or when soils or other sampling is required. Call (858) 627-3279 to schedule inspections. Twenty-four hours notification is required when scheduling work for the following day and calls to the Lab must be made before noon of the preceding day. Seven days notification is required for plants outside of the Southern California area to ensure scheduling. Costs for inspections outside the boundaries established in the contract shall be borne by the contractor.

What information do I need to schedule work?

  • Project Name
  • Contractor Name
  • Date of Work
  • Type of Work Requested
  • Project Location
  • Resident Engineer
  • Source of Plant Material
  • Time Requested Work Order Number
  • Thomas Brothers Coordinates
  • Estimate of Tonnage or Yardage

What if the materials are fabricated out of town?

The City has engineers and technicians available to travel and perform inspections and testing at the source of manufacture. For more information, Contact Us