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 Fergus O'Connell P: +61 (07) 30663371

Availability

Services conditionally available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

Bulwer Island Laboratory – Materials Services – Brisbane

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Infrastructure and Asset Integrity

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations

Suspended

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

Suspended

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

Suspended

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Concrete, grout and mortar properties
Concrete, grout and mortar Mass per unit volume - Hardened concrete Dimensions

AS 1012.12.1

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

Suspended

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

AS 1012.14

Specimen conditioning Wet conditioning of hardened concrete core specimens

AS 1012.14

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

AS 1012.8.3

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

AS 1012.8.1

Suspended

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 - Aggregate abrasion Aggregates Abrasion resistance Ball mill; Resistance to wear by attrition 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 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 Bulk density Compacted; Uncompacted

AS 1141.4

Shape Flakiness

AS 1141.15, MR (Qld) Method Q201

Shape Crushed faces

AS 1141.18

Particle density of fine aggregate Weighing-in-water

AS 1141.5

Particle size distribution Sieve analysis

AS 1141.11.1

Shape Average least dimension

AS 1141.20.3

Particle size distribution Sieve analysis of material finer than 75 µm

AS 1141.12

Water absorption of coarse aggregate Not applicable

AS 1141.6.1

Shape Proportional calliper

AS 1141.14

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate soundness Aggregates Soundness Exposure to sodium sulfate solution AS 1141.24
Soundness Degradation factor on source rock AS 1141.25.1
Soundness Methylene blue value AS 1141.66
Soundness Degradation factor on fine aggregate AS 1141.25.3
Soundness Degradation factor on coarse aggregate AS 1141.25.2, MR (Qld) Method Q208B
Soundness Accelerated soundness index AS 1141.29
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 Binder paste drain-off Not applicable

Austroads Method AGPT/T235

Degree of particle coating Not applicable

AS/NZS 2891.11

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 Characteristic values Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q020

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Asphalt filler Asphalts Apparent particle density of filler Not applicable AS/NZS 1141.7
Voids in dry compacted filler Not applicable AS 1141.17
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 Deformation resistance Wheel tracking machine

Austroads Method AGPT/T231

Fatigue life Flexural bending

Austroads Method AGPT/T274

Stripping potential Tensile strength ratio

Austroads Method AGPT/T232

Resilient modulus Indirect tensile

AS/NZS 2891.13.1

Permeability Ponding

MR (Qld) Method Q304A, MR (Qld) Method Q304B

Abrasion loss Abrasion

Austroads Method AGPT/T236

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 Sample preparation Vacuum drying MR (Qld) Method Q324
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

Maximum density Water displacement

AS/NZS 2891.7.1

Binder film thickness Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q317

Voids and density relationship Not applicable

AS/NZS 2891.8, MR (Qld) Method Q311

Mix volume ratio density Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q318

Fixed and free binder Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q321

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Rock properties Rocks Point load strength index In-situ measurement; Laboratory measurement

AS 4133.4.1

Moisture content Drying oven

AS 4133.1.1.1

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Rock strength and deformation Rocks Compressive strength Uniaxial load rate controlled AS 4133.4.2.1
Compressive strength Uniaxial strain rate controlled AS 4133.4.2.2
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil classification Soils Moisture content Drying oven

AS 1289.2.1.1

Particle density Not applicable

AS 1289.3.5.1

Plastic limit Not applicable

AS 1289.3.2.1, MR (Qld) Method Q105

Sieve analysis Not applicable

AS 1289.3.6.1, MR (Qld) Method Q103A

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
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 Fines ratio MR (Qld) Method Q253
Linear shrinkage Not applicable

AS 1289.3.4.1, MR (Qld) Method Q106

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil compaction characteristics Soils Compaction to nominated levels Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q145A

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

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil dispersion Soils Dispersion Emerson class AS 1289.3.8.1
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 Wheel tracking machine MR (Qld) Method Q149
Deformation of granular materials; Resilient modulus Permanent deformation MR (Qld) Method Q137, MR (Qld) Method Q139
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil natural contaminants Soils Soluble sulfate Acid extraction

AS 1289.4.2.1

Organic matter Loss on ignition (LOI)

MR (Qld) Method Q120B

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 Stabiliser working time Bituminous stabilisation time; Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q136A, MR (Qld) Method Q136B

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

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

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

Absorption, swell and capillary rise of compacted materials Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q125D

Lime content; Stabiliser calcium oxide content Classical

AS 4489.6.1

Lime demand Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q133

Sample preparation Preparation and compaction of soil; UCS (unconfined compression strength) specimens - Field mix; UCS (unconfined compression strength) specimens - Laboratory mix MR (Qld) Method Q251A, MR (Qld) Method Q251B, MR (Qld) Method Q251C
Sample collection Soils Not applicable Site selection by spot sampling

MR (Qld) Method Q061

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Materials

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

AS/NZS 2341.24

Toluene insoluble matter Not applicable

AS/NZS 2341.8

Water content Dean and Stark

AS 2341.9

Cutter content Modified Dean and Stark

MR (Qld) Method Q372

Residue on evaporation Not applicable

AS/NZS 2341.23

Analysis of bituminous materials - Properties Bituminous materials Consistency; Stiffness Not applicable

Austroads Method AGPT/T121

Viscosity Brookfield viscometer; Dynamic - Capillary tube

AS/NZS 2341.2, AS/NZS 2341.4, Austroads Method ATM-111

Segregation of bituminous materials Not applicable

Austroads Method AGPT/T108

Sedimentation Not applicable

AS/NZS 2341.27

Density Density bottle

AS 2341.7, MR (Qld) Method Q374

Penetration of bitumen Not applicable

AS 2341.12

Particle charge Not applicable

AS/NZS 2341.22

Consistency of bitumen emulsion Derived Engler calculation

AS 2341.25

Torsional recovery Not applicable

Austroads Method ATM-122

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 ATM-103

pH of bituminous emulsions Classical

AS 2341.32

Sample handling and conditioning Not applicable

Austroads Method ATM-102

Sieve residue Sieve analysis

AS/NZS 2341.26

Breaking behaviour Setting time

AS 2341.29

Fixed Remote Site – Rock Sample Storage

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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