State Materials Office
The Foundations Laboratory performs geotechnical and foundations tests such as tri-axial, direct shear, consolidation, permeability, unconfined compression, specific gravity, organic content, liquid limit, plastic limit, split tensile (rock), and resilient modulus. This section also conducts testing for in-house design projects in the Districts, construction monitoring for ongoing research projects.
The Soils Compaction laboratory conducts Limerock Bearing Ratio (LBR) and compaction verification testing for soils and aggregate base materials, referee testing on construction materials, aggregate mine approval testing, as well as testing performed in conjunction with research and evaluation studies involving soils and aggregate related construction problems and pavement failures.
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