BHATE laboratory undergoes rigorous national accreditation evaluations performed by the AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL) and the Concrete and Cement Reference Laboratory (CCRL) during which all equipment is checked for tolerance and calibration, technician competence is verified and quality control documentation is reviewed prior to Laboratory Certification. Our laboratories are also certified by State DOT and US Army Corps of Engineers.


Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory Services

  • Soil Classification and Resistivity, Chloride, pH and Sulfate
  • Consolidation Tests for Foundation Settlement Analysis
  • Swell Tests for Soil Heave Analysis
  • Soil Strength Triaxle and Direct Shear Tests
  • Permeability
  • Soil Compaction, CBR and Resilient Modulus Tests
  • Lime and Cement Stabilized Soil Performance Analysis
  • Rock Strength Tests


Construction Materials Testing Laboratory Services

  • Soils and Aggregate including Abrasion and Soundness Tests
  • Concrete and Masonry
  • Mix Designs, Concrete Shrinkage Tests for DOT Compliance
  • Bituminous Concrete
  • Structural Steel
  • Fire Proofing and Coatings
  • Specialized Testing


Our laboratory work is conducted under supervision of a licensed professional engineer and verified so that the procedures used are in accordance with the required ASTM, AASHTO and MIL-STD standards. Our technicians undergo routine proficiency evaluations and training to keep them abreast of the latest standards and procedures.