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Concrete Testing Services in Alberta / BC / SK

Qualitest Canada Ltd. provides services for accurate measurement of concrete properties, selection and design of concrete materials, and quality control services for concrete construction as well as their compliance with the design specifications. We also perform other concrete tests which will include laboratory analysis of the components of concrete, to confirm that concrete contains what the manufacturer claims it contains and to learn more about properties, such as durability and permeability. Qualitest Canada’s Engineers will make sure that the concrete meets the specific standards, especially for high stress projects like bridges and high-rise buildings, which makes lab testing important to confirm that concrete is safe to use and that it will withstand years of stress.

Qualitest Canada involves in various types of material testing to make sure that materials meet quality control standards, comply with any laws and contain the components people claim they contain. Our Lead Engineers will review the mix design and construction quality control for consolidation grouting for tunnels, dam foundations, bridge abutments, and remedial geotechnical engineering for each project we involve. Qualitest Canada ensures that mix design optimization and consultation for concrete sampling procedures for RCC (Roller Compacted Concrete) and soil-cement for pavements, sub-base, dams, and embankments.

Qualitest Canada is fully capable to perform field and laboratory testing on concrete, aggregates and cement according to the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), ACI (American Concrete Institute), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM, now ASTM International), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Standards, and the local city requirements (City of Edmonton, City of Calgary etc). Qualitest Canada’s Engineers have well experience in testing, interpreting test results, preparing technical specifications, and mix design optimization for Portland cement concrete, mortar, shotcrete, self-compacting lightweight concrete, heavy weight concrete, high strength concrete, and zero slump concrete.

Many of the reputable companies are using third party Geotechnical Engineering firm to test their concrete so that the results are neutral, ensuring that there will be no doubts about the safety of the concrete in the future. Qualitest Canada is one of the leading Geotechnical Engineering firm in Alberta can handle all size / types of the concrete testing within the project cost and on time. Please contact us today for all type of concrete testing. Call us at 780-851-2020 or email to us admin@qualitests.com

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Geotechnical investigations – Why it is so important for Alberta, BC and SK?

Geotechnical investigations have acquired substantial importance in preventing human and material damage due to the earthquakes, foundation cracks, and other catastrophes. Geotechnical investigations can be as simple as conducting only a visual assessment of the site or as detailed as a computer-aided study of the soil using laboratory tests. The purposes of a Geotechnical Investigation are to investigate the soil and geologic conditions of a property and to provide recommendations and design criteria for construction. The scope of a Geotechnical Investigation includes review of available literature; conducting on-site exploration, mapping/logging and sampling; and laboratory testing of samples obtained in the field. The collected data is analyzed and geotechnical criteria for foundations, retaining walls, site grading and site drainage are developed.

This criterion chiefly consists of the load bearing capacities and anticipated lateral forces from the onsite soil and rock. The culmination of the investigation is a report summarizing the field and lab findings; conclusions regarding the geotechnical impacts of the site; and recommendations for the most technically suitable construction. Geotechnical investigations have become an essential component of every construction to ensure safety of human beings and materials. It includes a detailed investigation of the soil to determine the soil strength, composition, water content, and other important soil characteristics.

Geotechnical investigations are executed by highly experienced geotechnical engineers and geologists to acquire information regarding the physical characteristics of soil and rocks. The purpose of geotechnical investigations is to design earthworks, pilings and foundations for structures, and to execute earthwork repairs necessitated due to changes in the subsurface environment.

A geotechnical examination includes surface and subsurface exploration, soil sampling, and laboratory analysis. Geotechnical investigations are also known as foundation analysis, soil analysis, soil testing, soil mechanics, and subsurface investigation. The samples are examined prior to the development of the location.

Based on the soil condition, it is very important to carry out a geotechnical investigation in Alberta, BC and SK. If you need an assistance in this case, please contact us at 780-851-2020 or email at admin@qualitests.com

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Civil QA/QC Inspection Services in Alberta, BC & SK

Qualitest Canada provides Civil QA/QC Inspection Services to various field sites in Western Canada including Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Calgary, Reddeer, Peace River, Cold Lake, Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Golden, Fort Saint John, etc.

Qualitest Canada’s Quality experts have great proficiency and experience conducting field Inspection, NCR, RFI and turnover package. With Qualitest Canada’s QA/QC support, you can minimize the schedule delays due to quality concern.

Our Inspectors perform the following,

  • Involve in field QA/QC inspection including rebar and frame inspection, civil / structural inspection, field material inspection, etc.
  • Facilitate QC/QA meeting with owner’s representative and proactively eliminate quality concerns without delay of schedules. Accomplish NCR (Non Compliance Report), RFI (Request For Information), RFQ (Request For Quote) and turnover package.
  • Establish a good quality management system and the assessment of its adequacy, also periodic conformance audits of the operations of the system.
  • Our construction QA/QC monitoring and inspection services help put project owners at ease.

We’re on site looking out for your specific interests and ensuring that the project will stand the test of time for you and the community. We’ve been providing geotechnical and materials QA/QC services for decades. Our team includes hundreds of experienced geotechnical and materials engineers, engineering geologists, technicians and support personnel.

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Geotechnical Engineering Services in Alberta

Qualitest Canada is an association of independently owned and operated engineering consulting firms that was initially established in Edmonton, Alberta in May 2014. The Qualitest Canada Consulting Group has a presence in all over Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan including Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Red Deer, Calgary, Grande Prairie, Peace River, Fort McMurray, Medicine Hat, Lethbridg, Saskatoon, Regina and Estevan, which provide a range of services in the following fields:

Inspection and Testing:

  • Foundation construction observations / inspections
  • Soil compaction testing and inspections
  • Proof Roll Inspections
  • Earthworks construction control and monitoring
  • Footing Inspections
  • Pile installation monitoring
  • Groundwater monitoring
  • Concrete Field Testing (Air content, Slump, Cylinders)
  • Concrete strength testing, concrete mix designs, and in-place strength investigations
  • Inspection of concrete placement and concrete curing
  • Post-tensioning and reinforcing steel inspection
  • Asphalt pavement construction inspection
  • Complete laboratory testing of soil, concrete, asphalt and other construction materials
  • Field inspection and quality control of masonry construction
  • Mortar, grout, block and brick testing
  • Steel fabrication inspection and erection and fastener inspection

Professional Geotechnical Engineering Services:

  • Soil drilling and rock coring
  • Soil investigation
  • Soil stabilization
  • Soil and groundwater remediation
  • Test pits excavation and sampling
  • Shallow foundation design and analysis
  • Deep foundation design and analysis
  • Slope stability analysis and assessment
  • Retaining walls and earth structures design
  • In-Situ testing include SPT
  • Groundwater measurement and monitoring
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Routine and advanced construction QA/QC
  • PDA and Pile Load Testing
  • Soils and aggregate testing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Testing (concrete, asphalt and soil)
  • Construction monitoring
  • Environmental Site Assessments
  • Environmental remediation
  • Engineering Consultancy
  • Project management

Specialized Geotechnical investigations are provided by an experienced in-house team of Geotechnical engineers and engineering technologists. The professional staffs have extensive experience in Geotechnical investigations and other exploratory works. They are frequently involved in pavement condition evaluation, soil surveys, pavement evaluation and design and assessment of construction materials.

Qualitest Canada has moved out from the South Edmonton location to a bigger facility in Nisku AB in 2016 and providing the province wide coverage and consultancy from there. Call us today 780-851-2020 for any Geotechnical testing services you may require for your project.

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Why Choose Qualitest Canada as your Geotechnical Consultant?

Qualitest Canada has particular expertise in the geotechnical investigation, analysis and design of: rock/soil slopes of quarries/mines, tips, landfills and dams; renewable energy schemes (wind farms and small hydroelectric schemes and energy from waste plants); earthwork design for landfills including design of geosynthetics systems; foundations and substructure engineering for low rise and multi-storey buildings; deep excavations; offshore geotechnics; instrumentation of meta-stable slopes; and statutory inspection and reporting of mines and quarries.

Qualitest Canada brings in experience with seismic design including selection of ground motion parameters, seismic stability analysis, liquefaction analysis, and design of mitigation solutions.  Qualitest Canada also has personnel with extensive experience in the use of explicit finite difference modelling for the analysis of settlement (total and differential), tensile stresses and strains and general soil structure interaction analysis.

Qualitest Canada’s skill team of geotechnical professionals includes engineers, technologists and technicians are highly experienced in delivering routine and complex geotechnical designs founded on the basis of cost-effective, practical and timely solutions.  Qualitest Canada has a long and proven track record of working with clients to optimize the geotechnical and civil earthworks design to ensure that a high-quality product can be constructed with reasonable costs.

Qualitest Canada has numerous case studies where advanced investigation techniques have resulted in significant cost savings of over 25 times the investigation cost.  Qualitest Canada is one of the leading provider of advanced geotechnical testing for PDA, full-scale pile load tests on all types of piles including compression, tension and lateral loading conditions in Western Canada.

Qualitest Canada offers routine materials testing and advanced construction quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) testing on both routine and highly complicated projects. Qualitest Canada’s highly experienced field staffs work closely with the engineering team to ensure that construction difficulties are identified early, dealt with quickly with minimal delay, and contractor extras are minimized or eliminated. Qualitest Canada also offers resident field engineering services.

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Edmonton based Geotechnical Engineering firm

Qualitest Canada was incorporated in Alberta, Canada in 2015, and is equipped with state of the art field and laboratory testing equipment including also a fleet of nuclear densometers, advanced field and laboratory soil and concrete testing, and geotechnical instrumentation capabilities.

We provide a wide range of services in the following fields: Geotechnical Engineering; Material Testing and Construction Quality Control including QA/QC inspections, field and laboratory soil testing, concrete testing, and materials engineering; and specialty Environmental Engineering services such as environmental site assessments, environment restoration, environmental remediation, contamination cleanup, and environmental protection.

Qualitest Canada ‘s geotechnical engineering services mainly focus on site investigation and soil characterization, rock and soil slope stability analysis, landslide remediation, deep and shallow foundations in soils and rocks, rock sockets, inspection of soil-fill and rock-fill embankments, geotechnical instrumentation, soil compaction testing and monitoring, analysis of soil-structure interaction, earth retaining structures, excavation and shoring in soils and rocks, numerical soil mechanics, ground improvement technologies for problematic soils, design and analysis of soil structures, unsaturated soil mechanics, frozen ground and permafrost engineering, failure investigation (forensic geotechnical engineering and expert witness), foundation repair, directional drilling, river crossings, pipelines, dams, bridges, and pavement design.

Qualitest Canada provides engineering consulting and testing services to a wide range of commercial and industrial sectors in Edmonton, and rest of the Alberta. We accept all sizes of projects and no job is too small or too big for Qualitest Canada. With our main office in Edmonton, Alberta, we provide services throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Northwest Territories.

We also provide routine and advanced testing for soil, rock, aggregate, structural concrete, cement, plastic concrete, zero slump concrete, light-weight concrete, grout concrete, mortar, shotcrete, soil-cement, roller-compacted concrete (RCC), and asphalt concrete. The standard tests are generally conducted in accordance with ASTM, CSA, ACI, AASHTO, or BSI (British Standard).

Our Nisku / Edmonton testing laboratory is one of the most advanced soil and concrete testing labs in Western Canada. Our other routine services include geotechnical pile inspection, pile monitoring, footing inspection, and bearing capacity inspection for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings throughout Alberta. We serve Red Deer and Fort McMurray through our main office in Nisku Alberta.

We embrace and produce new technologies, and we get the job done fast and right the first time. Qualitest Canada is all about providing excellent quality services, always on time and on budget.