Department of Transport and Main Roads

Site

Bulwer Island Laboratory – Materials Services – Brisbane

Accreditation No.

2302

Site No.

2295

Date of Accreditation

19 Jan 1988

Address

398 Tingira Street
Pinkenba, QLD 4008
Australia

tmr.qld.gov.au

Contact

Mr Brian Lowe P: +61 (07) 30663345

Availability

Services conditionally available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Infrastructure and Asset Integrity

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate abrasion Aggregates Abrasion resistance Ball mill; Resistance to wear by attrition AS 1141.27; MR (Qld) Method Q228; MR (Qld) Method Q229A; MR (Qld) Method Q229B
Abrasion resistance Los Angeles machine value AS 1141.23
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate binder adhesion Aggregates Degree of precoating Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q216

Resistance to stripping Modified plate

MR (Qld) Method Q212B

Resistance to stripping Immersion tray

MR (Qld) Method Q212C

Resistance to stripping Plate test

AS 1141.50

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate contaminants Aggregates Sugar Fehlings solution

AS 1141.35

Weak particles contaminants Sieve analysis

AS 1141.32

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate polishing Aggregates Polished aggregate friction value Pendulum friction test; Vertical wheel AS 1141.40; AS 1141.42; MR (Qld) Method Q203
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate properties Aggregates Shape Crushed faces

AS 1141.18

Shape Flakiness

AS 1141.15; MR (Qld) Method Q201

Bulk density Compacted; Uncompacted

AS 1141.4

Shape Proportional calliper

AS 1141.14

Water absorption of coarse aggregate Not applicable

AS 1141.6.1

Particle density of fine aggregate Weighing-in-water

AS 1141.5

Particle size distribution Sieve analysis

AS 1141.11.1

Particle size distribution Sieve analysis of material finer than 75 µm

AS 1141.12

Shape Average least dimension

AS 1141.20.3

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate soundness Aggregates Soundness Accelerated soundness index AS 1141.29
Soundness Degradation factor on fine aggregate AS 1141.25.3
Soundness Methylene blue value AS 1141.66
Soundness Exposure to sodium sulfate solution AS 1141.24
Soundness Clay index MR (Qld) Method Q129
Soundness Degradation factor on source rock AS 1141.25.1
Soundness Degradation factor on coarse aggregate AS 1141.25.2; MR (Qld) Method Q208B
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate strength Aggregates Wet/dry strength variation Not applicable AS 1141.22
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Asphalt adhesion and stripping Asphalts Degree of particle coating Not applicable

AS/NZS 2891.11

Binder paste drain-off Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q310

Anti-stripping agent sensitivity to water Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q315

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Asphalt extraction and grading Asphalts Bitumen content and aggregate grading Reflux

AS/NZS 2891.3.1; MR (Qld) Method Q308A; MR (Qld) Method Q308C

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Asphalt field density Asphalts Density ratio and air voids Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q314

Characteristic values Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q020

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Asphalt filler Asphalts Voids in dry compacted filler Not applicable AS 1141.17
Apparent particle density of filler Not applicable AS/NZS 1141.7
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Asphalt mechanical properties Asphalts Marshall stability and flow Not applicable

AS/NZS 2891.5; MR (Qld) Method Q305

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Asphalt mix design Asphalts Mix composition Marshall method

MR (Qld) Method Q309

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Asphalt performance Asphalts Permeability Ponding

MR (Qld) Method Q304A; MR (Qld) Method Q304B

Resilient modulus Indirect tensile

AS/NZS 2891.13.1

Fatigue life Flexural bending

Austroads Method AGPT/T274

Stripping potential Tensile strength ratio

Austroads Method AGPT/T232

Abrasion loss Abrasion

Austroads Method AGPT:T236

Deformation resistance Wheel tracking machine

Austroads Method AGPT/T231

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Asphalt specimen manufacture Asphalts Specimen conditioning Handling and conditioning

AS/NZS 2891.1.1; AS/NZS 2891.2.1; MR (Qld) Method Q303A; MR (Qld) Method Q303B

Specimen compaction Gyratory compaction

AS/NZS 2891.2.2

Specimen compaction Compaction of asphalt slabs

Austroads Method AGPT/T220

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Asphalt volumetric properties Asphalts Maximum density Water displacement

AS/NZS 2891.7.1

Binder film thickness Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q317

Binder absorption Calculation

MR (Qld) Method Q316

Mix volume ratio density Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q318

Bulk density Mensuration; Presaturation; Silicone sealing; Waxing

AS/NZS 2891.9.1; AS/NZS 2891.9.2; AS/NZS 2891.9.3; MR (Qld) Method Q306C

Fixed and free binder Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q321

Voids and density relationship Not applicable

AS/NZS 2891.8; MR (Qld) Method Q311

Sample preparation Vacuum drying MR (Qld) Method Q324
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Concrete, grout and mortar chemical tests Concrete, grout and mortar Carbonation Depth of carbonation MR (Qld) Method Q485
Corrosion depth in reinforcing bars contained in concrete cores Titration QTMR in-house procedure STM002
Chloride level in hardened concrete Nitric acid AS 1012.20.1; MR (Qld) Method Q456
Chloride level in hardened concrete Mohr titration MR (Qld) Method Q457B
Chloride penetration resistance Electrical conductance ASTM C1202
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Concrete, grout and mortar permeability Concrete, grout and mortar Permeability Volume change with water absorption - Permeable voids AS 1012.21; ASTM Method C642
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Concrete, grout and mortar properties Concrete, grout and mortar Flexural strength Modulus of rupture

AS 1012.11

Mass per unit volume - Hardened concrete Dimensions

AS 1012.12.1

Indirect tensile strength Brazil

AS 1012.10

Compressive strength Cube; Cylinder

AS 1012.9

Mass per unit volume - Hardened concrete Water displacement

AS 1012.12.2; MR (Qld) Method Q473

Compressive strength Core

AS 1012.14

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Concrete, grout and mortar specimen manufacture and curing Concrete, grout and mortar Specimen conditioning Wet conditioning of hardened concrete core specimens

AS 1012.14

Specimen manufacture and curing Manufacture and curing of cylindrical specimens in the laboratory

AS 1012.8.1

Specimen manufacture and curing Manufacture and curing of grout and mortar cubes in the laboratory

AS 1012.8.3

Specimen conditioning Dry conditioning of hardened concrete core specimens

AS 1012.14

Specimen manufacture and curing Curing flexural strength specimens in the laboratory

AS 1012.8.2

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Masonry, concrete and clay unit properties Masonry, concrete and clay units Water absorption Not applicable AS/NZS 4058 Appendix F
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Rock properties Rocks Moisture content Drying oven

AS 4133.1.1.1

Compressive strength Uniaxial strain rate controlled

AS 4133.4.2.2

Point load strength index In-situ measurement; Laboratory measurement

AS 4133.4.1

Compressive strength Uniaxial load rate controlled

AS 4133.4.2.1

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil classification Soils Moisture content Drying oven

AS 1289.2.1.1

Sieve analysis Fines ratio MR (Qld) Method Q253
Particle density Not applicable

AS 1289.3.5.1

Linear shrinkage Not applicable

AS 1289.3.4.1; MR (Qld) Method Q106

Plasticity index Casagrande; Cone AS 1289.3.3.1; AS 1289.3.3.2; MR (Qld) Method Q105
Weighted plasticity index Not applicable MR (Qld) Method Q252
Plastic limit Not applicable

AS 1289.3.2.1; MR (Qld) Method Q105

Liquid limit Casagrande four point; Casagrande one point; Cone four point; Cone one point

AS 1289.3.1.1; AS 1289.3.1.2; AS 1289.3.9.1; AS 1289.3.9.2; MR (Qld) Method Q104A; MR (Qld) Method Q104D

Sieve analysis Not applicable

AS 1289.3.6.1; MR (Qld) Method Q103A

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil compaction characteristics Soils Dry density/moisture content relationship Modified compactive effort; Standard compactive effort

AS 1289.5.1.1; AS 1289.5.2.1; MR (Qld) Method Q142A; MR (Qld) Method Q142B

Compaction to nominated levels Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q145A

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil dispersion Soils Dispersion Emerson class AS 1289.3.8.1
Dispersion Sand equivalent AS 1289.3.7.1
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil electrical properties Soils Electrical resistance Not applicable AS 1289.4.4.1; MR (Qld) Method; Q122A; MR (Qld) Method Q122B
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil in-situ penetration Soils Penetration in-situ Dynamic cone MR (Qld) Method Q114B
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil laboratory bearing properties Soils Bearing ratio Remoulded specimens AS 1289.6.1.1; MR (Qld) Method Q113A; MR (Qld) Method Q113B; MR (Qld) Method Q113C
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil modulus and deformation Soils Deformation of granular materials; Resilient modulus Permanent deformation MR (Qld) Method Q137; MR (Qld) Method Q139
Deformation of granular materials Wheel tracking machine MR (Qld) Method Q149
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil natural contaminants Soils Acidity pH

AS 1289.4.3.1

Soluble sulfate Acid extraction

AS 1289.4.2.1; MR (Qld) MethodQ131B

Organic matter Loss on ignition (LOI)

MR (Qld) Method Q120B

Chloride Classical

MR (Qld) Method Q130A; MR (Qld) Method Q130B

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil pre-treatment Soils Soil pre-treatment Not applicable

AS 1289.1.1; MR (Qld) Method Q101; MR (Qld) Method Q101A; MR (Qld) Method Q101B; MR (Qld) Method Q101C; MR (Qld) Method Q101D; MR (Qld) Method Q101E; MR (Qld) Method Q101F

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil sample preparation Soils Preparation of wheel tracker specimens Not applicable MR (Qld) Method Q148
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil stabilisation Soils Lime demand Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q133

Sample preparation Foamed bitumen stabilisation - Field; Foamed bitumen stabilisation - Laboratory

MR (Qld) Method Q138A; MR (Qld) Method Q138B

Lime content; Stabiliser calcium oxide content Classical

AS 4489.6.1

Absorption, swell and capillary rise of compacted materials Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q125D

Compressive strength Uniaxial unconfined

MR (Qld) Method Q115

Compaction Vacuum saturation

MR (Qld) Method Q147B

Bitumen content Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q118

Curing of moulded specimens; Sample preparation Cement stabilisation; Foamed bitumen stabilisation; Lime stabilisation

MR (Qld) Method Q135A; MR (Qld) Method Q135B; MR (Qld) Method Q135C

Sample preparation UCS specimens - Field mix; UCS specimens - Laboratory mix MR (Qld) Method Q251A; MR (Qld) Method Q251B
Stabiliser working time Bituminous stabilisation time; Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q136A; MR (Qld) Method Q136B

Sample collection Asphalts Not applicable Extraction of an asphalt core - Dry technique

AS 2891.1.2

Soils Not applicable Site selection - Random sampling; Site selection - Random stratified sampling

MR (Qld) Method Q050

Not applicable Site selection by spot sampling

MR (Qld) Method Q061

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Materials

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis of bituminous materials - Composition Bituminous materials Non-aqueous volatiles Calculation by difference

AS/NZS 2341.24

Insoluble matter in toluene Not applicable

AS/NZS 2341.8

Residue on evaporation Not applicable

AS/NZS 2341.23

Water content Dean and Stark

AS 2341.9

Cutter content Modified Dean and Stark

MR (Qld) Method Q372

Analysis of bituminous materials - Properties Bituminous materials Breaking behaviour Setting time

AS 2341.29

Viscosity Brookfield viscometer; Dynamic - Capillary tube; Kinematic

AS/NZS 2341.2; AS 2341.3; AS/NZS 2341.4; Austroads Method AGPT/T111

Segregation of bituminous materials Not applicable

Austroads Method AGPT/T108

Sedimentation Not applicable

AS/NZS 2341.27; MR (Qld) Method Q361

Density Density bottle

AS 2341.7; MR (Qld) Method Q331; MR (Qld) Method Q374

Sieve residue Sieve analysis

AS/NZS 2341.26

Consistency; Stiffness Not applicable

Austroads Method AGPT/T121

Anti-stripping agent heat stability Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q603

Particle charge Not applicable

AS/NZS 2341.22

Torsional recovery Not applicable

Austroads Method AGPT/T122

Softening point Ring and ball

AS 2341.18; Austroads Method AGPT/T131

Rolling thin film oven (RTFO) Effect of heat and air on a moving film of bitumen

AS/NZS 2341.10; Austroads Method AGPT/T103

pH of bituminous emulsions Classical

AS 2341.32

Sample handling and conditioning Not applicable

Austroads Method AGPT/T102

Consistency of bitumen emulsion Derived Engler calculation

AS 2341.25

Penetration of bitumen Not applicable

AS 2341.12

Pourability of anti-stripping agent Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q604

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Infrastructure and Asset Integrity

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Rock properties Rocks Point load strength index In-situ measurement; Laboratory measurement AS 4133.4.1

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