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Construction Materials Testing – Soil

RCA AUSTRALIA’S SOIL TESTING SERVICES

RCA Australia’s NATA accredited laboratories offer an extensive selection of laboratory and field testing services to a range of standards including Australian Standards and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS):

Sampling

  • Sampling -AS1289 1.2.1
  • Sample Preparation -AS1289 1.1 / RMS T105
  • Weathering -RMS T102/T103

Bearing Strength Tests

  • California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Test -AS1289 6.1.1 / RMS T117, T132

Strength Tests

  • Maximum Dry Compressive Strength -RMS T114
  • Unconfined Compressive Strength -RMS T116/T131
  • Strength and Penetration Tests
  • Dynamic Cone -AS1289 6.3.2 / RMS T161
  • Perth Sand -AS1289 6.3.3

Reactivity Tests

  • Shrink Swell Index -AS1289 7.1.1

Classification Tests

  • Moisture -AS1289 2.1.1 / RMS T120/T121/T2105
  • Plasticity Index -AS1289 3.1.1/3.1.2/3.2.1/3.3.1 / RMS T108/T109
  • Linear Shrinkage -AS1289 3.4.1 / RMS T113
  • Sieve Analysis -AS1289 3.6.1 / RMS T106/T107
  • Emerson -AS1289 3.8.1

Compaction Tests

  • Maximum Dry Density -AS1289 5.1.1,5.1.2,5.5.1 / RMS T111,T112,T130,T164
  • Assigned Value -AS1289 5.4.2

Field Density Tests

  • Nuclear density Test -AS128 5.8.1,5.6.1 / RMS T173
  • Hilf Rapid Compaction -AS1289 5.7.1 / RMS T162
  • Sand Replacement -AS1289 5.3.1 / RMS T119