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Construction Materials Engineering, Testing & Instrumentation Services

From pipelines, dams and mine sites to subdivisions, office towers and municipal infrastructure, Golder's materials engineers and testing specialists provide comprehensive services for major construction projects -- services such as materials testing in Golder laboratories; onsite inspection, monitoring and testing; instrumentation; and pre- and post-construction surveys.

Our Construction Materials Team draws upon Golder's 50 years of experience in ground engineering and materials technology to provide the highly specialised services of geologists; geophysicists; geotechnical, materials and pavement engineers; field and laboratory technicians; and technologists during your construction project.

We combine the capabilities of Golder's materials testing laboratories located throughout the world with our onsite engineers, construction specialists and technicians to provide the hands-on quality control necessary to successfully meet construction specifications, timelines and budgets. Or, if you prefer, we can provide materials testing services as needed, with specialisation in soil, concrete, aggregates and asphalt.

Highlights of Golder's materials engineering, testing and instrumentation services are provided here:

Certified Materials Laboratory Testing Services For:

  • Concrete
  • Asphalt
  • Aggregate
  • Soils
  • Geosynthetics

Monitoring & Testing Services For:

  • Foundations
  • Earthworks
  • Service installations
  • Excavations
  • Trenchless technology
  • Structures
  • Tunnelling and public transit projects
  • Road works and paving
  • Water and sewer projects
  • Power generation and energy projects
  • Residential, commercial and industrial projects
  • Environmental compliance

Materials Engineering Services

  • Asset Management
  • Pavement - roads/parking lots/runways
  • Transportation structures
  • Transit systems
  • Pavement Design
  • Roads/runways
  • Mine access and heavy haul roads
  • Pavement rehabilitation and sustainability
  • Forensics
  • Investigation of premature failures
  • Expert reports
  • Aggregate Performance and Resource Evaluation
  • Asphalt and Concrete technology
  • Drainage Pipe Durability and Performance

Pre and Post Construction Surveys

  • Condition surveys
  • Vibration monitoring
  • Noise monitoring


  • Pavement Distress monitoring
  • Vibration and noise monitoring
  • Real-time tunnel monitoring
  • Micoseismic monitoring
  • Earth and rock slope monitoring
  • Slimline down hole geophysics (Optical Televiewer, Acoustic Televiewer, Resistivity)
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Subsurface Soil Instrumentation
  • Marchetti In-Situ Flat-Blade Dilatometer Test (DMT)
  • Continuous Surface Wave System (CSWS)
  • Cone Penetration Test (seismic)
  • Insitu density
  • Load bearing capacity
  • Liquefaction susceptibility

Related Services

Our Construction Materials Engineering, Testing & Instrumentation team routinely works with a number of key service areas within Golder including: 

Global Network, Local Solutions

Golder is equipped to serve major construction projects around the world through its staff of 8,000 professionals in180 offices in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Our Construction Materials Engineering, Testing & Instrumentation team can tap into the vast knowledge networks of our multiple disciplines throughout the company as needed, giving you access to the latest technological advances and global best practices for your project.

Explore more about Golder's services in your area and around the globe or contact our Construction Materials Engineering, Testing & Instrumentation team to learn how we can help your next project succeed.

For more information, contact:
Steve Keenan (Whitby, Ontario)
Tel: +1 (905) 723-2727

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