Construction Sciences Pty Ltd

Site

Sunshine Coast Laboratory

Accreditation No.

1986

Site No.

3740

Date of Accreditation

22 Jun 1992

Address

1/21 Endeavour Drive
Kunda Park, QLD 4556
Australia

constructionsciences.net

Contact

Mr Christopher Pearce P: +61 (07) 38653212

Availability

Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Environment

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for physical and chemical characteristics Soils Sulfur peroxide (SP) Colourimetry

AS 4969.5

Net acid soluble sulfur (SNAS, SNAS) Calculation

AS 4969.11

Sulfur - Peroxide oxidisable (SPOS) Calculation

AS 4969.10

Sulfur potassium chloride extractable (SKCl) Titration

AS 4969.4

Acid neutralising capacity (ANC); Acidity - Titratable peroxide (TPA); pH - Peroxide (pHOX) Titration

AS 4969.3

Sulfate - Water soluble Gravimetric

BS1377 parts 1, 3 (section 5)

Acid neutralising capacity - Back titration (ANCBT) Titration

AS 4969.13

Hydrochloric acid extractable sulfur (SHCl, SHCl) Colourimetry

AS 4969.8


Acidity - Titratable actual (TAA); pH - Potassium chloride (pHKCl) Titration

AS 4969.2

Suspension peroxide oxidation combined acidty and sulfur (SPOCAS) Titration

AS 4969.12

Sulfur - Chromium reducible Titration

AS 4969.7

Acidity - Titratable sulfidic (TSA) Calculation

AS 4969.9

Soils - Acid sulfate Sulfur - Acid extractable in soil residue after peroxide oxidation (SRAS) Colourimetry AS 4969.6
Sample collection Soils Not applicable Manual by hand

AS 4969.1


ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Infrastructure and Asset Integrity

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Establishment of annex facilities Materials defined by all or some for which the site is accredited Determinations defined by all or some for which the site is accredited Techniques defined by all or some for which the site is accredited
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate binder adhesion Aggregates Degree of precoating Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q216

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate contaminants Aggregates Weak particles contaminants Sieve analysis

AS 1141.32


Clay and fine silt Settling

AS 1141.33

Organic impurities Colour test

AS 1141.34

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate properties Aggregates Particle density of coarse aggregate; Particle density of fine aggregate; Water absorption of coarse aggregate; Water absorption of fine aggregate Weighing-in-water

AS 1141.5, AS 1141.6.1

MR (Qld) Method Q214A (2017), MR (Qld) Method Q214B (2014)

Particle size distribution Sieve analysis; Sieve analysis of material finer than 75 µm

AS 1141.11.1, AS 1141.12

Shape Average least dimension; Crushed faces; Flakiness; Proportional calliper

AS 1141.14, AS 1141.14, AS 1141.15, AS 1141.18, AS 1141.20.1, AS 1141.20.3

MR (Qld) Method Q201, MR (Qld) Method Q201 (2017), MR (Qld) Method Q215 (2014)

Bulk density Compacted; Uncompacted

AS 1141.4

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate soundness Aggregates Soundness Degradation factor on coarse aggregate; Degradation factor on source rock; Exposure to sodium sulfate solution

AS 1141.24, AS 1141.25.1, AS 1141 25.2
MR (Qld) Method Q208B, MR (Qld) Method Q208B (2014)

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate strength Aggregates Wet/dry strength variation Not applicable

AS 1141.22
MR (Qld) Method Q205C (2014)

Aggregate crushing value Not applicable

AS 1141.21

Wet/dry strength variation Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q205A (2014), MR (Qld) Method Q205B (2014)

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Concrete, grout and mortar chemical tests Concrete, grout and mortar Sulfate level in hardened concrete Nitric acid AS 1012.20 (1992), AS 1012.20.1
Chloride migration coefficient Nordtest method NT Build Method 492
Carbonation Carbonation of concrete MRWA Method WA 620.1
Chloride level in hardened concrete Nitric acid AS 1012.20 (1992), AS 1012.20.1
Chloride level in hardened concrete Nitric acid AS 1012.20 (1992)
Chloride penetration resistance Nordtest method NT Build Method 443
Chloride level in hardened concrete Volhard titration NT Build Method 208
Chloride level in hardened concrete Water soluble AS 1012.20.2
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Concrete, grout and mortar consistence in-situ Concrete, grout and mortar Slump flow Cone; J-ring; T500

AS 1012.3.1, AS 1012.3.5

Compactibility index

AS 1012.3.4

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Concrete, grout and mortar properties Concrete, grout and mortar Air content of freshly mixed concrete Increased air pressure

AS 1012.4.1

Mass per unit volume - Hardened concrete Dimensions

AS 1012.12.1

Compressive strength Core; Cylinder

AS 1012.9, AS 1012.14

Mass per unit volume - Fresh concrete In-situ measurement using fixed volume measure

AS 1012.5

Bleeding In-situ analysis - Freshly mixed concrete

AS 1012.6

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Concrete, grout and mortar specimen manufacture and curing Concrete, grout and mortar Specimen manufacture and curing

AS 1012.8.1, AS 1012.8.4, AS 1012.14

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil classification Soils Moisture content Correlation; Drying oven; Hot plate; Infrared light

AS 1289.2.1.1, AS 1289.2.1.5, AS 1289.2.1.6, AS 1289.2.3.1

MR (Qld) Method Q102A (2016)

RMS (NSW) Method T120

Sieve analysis; Weighted plasticity index Fines ratio; Not applicable MR (Qld) Method Q252, MR (Qld) Method Q253
Sieve analysis Not applicable

AS 1289.3.6.1

MR (Qld) Method Q103A, MR (Qld) Method Q103A (2017)

Linear shrinkage; Liquid limit; Plastic limit; Plasticity index Casagrande; Casagrande four point; Casagrande one point; Cone; Cone four point; Cone one point

AS 1289.3.1.1, AS 1289.3.1.2, AS 1289.3.2.1, AS 1289.3.3.1, AS 1289.3.3.2,  AS 1289.3.4.1, AS 1289.3.9.1

MR (Qld) Method Q104A, MR (Qld) Method Q104A (2017), MR (Qld) Method Q104D, MR (Qld) Method Q104D (2017), MR (Qld) Method Q105, MR (Qld) Method Q105 (2016), MR (Qld) Method Q106, MR (Qld) Method Q106 (2016)

Particle density Gravimetric

AS 1289.3.5.1

MR (Qld) Method Q109 (2017), MR (Qld) Method Q109A (2017), MR (Qld) Method Q109B (2017)

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil compaction characteristics Soils Minimum and maximum dry density

AS 1289.5.5.1

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 Q142A (2017), MR (Qld) Method Q142B

Oversize material Oversize material treatment

MR (Qld) Method Q143

Compaction to nominated levels Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q145A

Assignment of optimum moisture content/maximum dry density (OMC/MDD) Not applicable

AS 1289.5.4.2

MR (Qld) Method Q144A, MR (Qld) Method Q144A (2017)

Dry density/moisture content relationship Rapid MR (Qld) Q142C (2017)
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil dispersion Soils Dispersion Emerson class; Percentage (%); Pinhole

AS 1289.3.8.1, AS 1289.3.8.2, AS 1289.3.8.3

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil electrical properties Soils Electrical resistance Not applicable

AS 1289.4.4.1
MR (Qld) Method Q122B, MR (Qld) Method Q122B (2014)
RMS (NSW) Method T185

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil field density Soils Characteristic field density values Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q020, MR (Qld) Method Q020 (2017)

Density index Not applicable

AS 1289.5.6.1

Dry density ratio Calculation

AS 1289.5.4.1

Density - In-situ Nuclear gauge; Sand-cone

AS 1289.5.3.1, AS 1289.5.8.1

MR (Qld) Method Q141A, MR (Qld) Method Q141A (2014), MR (Qld) Method Q141B, MR (Qld) Method Q141B (2017), MR (Qld) Method NGTM N01, MR (Qld) Method NGTM N02, MR (Qld) Method NGTM N03

Relative compaction Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q140A, MR (Qld) Method Q140A (2017)

Degree of saturation Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q146, MR (Qld) Method Q146 (2017)

Compaction control Hilf

AS 1289.5.7.1

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil fine particles Soils Fine particle analysis Hydrometer

AS 1289.3.6.3

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil in-situ penetration Soils Penetration in-situ Dynamic cone

AS 1289.6.3.2
MR (Qld) Method Q114B, MR (Qld) Method Q114B (2017)

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil in-situ strength Soils Shear strength - In-situ Vane

AS 1289.6.2.1

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 Q113A (2017), MR (Qld) Method Q113B, MR (Qld) Method Q113C, MR (Qld) Method Q113C (2017)

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil natural contaminants Soils Soluble sulfate Acid extraction RMS (NSW) Method T1011
MR (Qld) Method Q131B
Chloride Classical

RMS (NSW) Method T1010

MR (Qld) Method Q130B

Acidity pH

AS 1289.4.3.1

RMS (NSW) Method T123, RMS (NSW) Method T1002

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 Q101 (2016), MR (Qld) Method Q101A, MR (Qld) Method Q101A (2014), MR (Qld) Method Q101B, MR (Qld) Method Q101B (2014)

RMS (NSW) Method T105;TfNSW T105;

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil stabilisation Soils Cement content Heat of neutralisation

MR (Qld) Method Q134

Compressive strength Uniaxial unconfined

MR (Qld) Method Q115, MR (Qld) Method Q115 (2017)

Sample preparation UCS specimens - Field mix; UCS specimens - Laboratory mix MR (Qld) Method Q251A, MR (Qld) Method Q251B
Sample preparation Cement stabilisation; Lime stabilisation

MR (Qld) Method Q135A, MR (Qld) Method Q135B

Sample collection Aggregates Not applicable Aggregate from a bin; Aggregate from a pavement; Aggregate from a stockpile

AS 1141.3.1

Concrete, grout and mortar Not applicable Fresh concrete from a mixer; Fresh concrete from deposited concrete; Hardened concrete by coring

AS 1012.1, AS 1012.14

Soils Not applicable Disturbed sampling from earthwork; Disturbed soil sampling from a face; Disturbed soil sampling from a pavement; Disturbed soil sampling from a stockpile; Disturbed soil sampling from a windrow; Disturbed soil sampling in-situ; Site selection by spot sampling

AS 1289.1.2.1

MR (Qld) Method Q060, MR (Qld) Method Q060  (2017), MR (Qld) Method Q061, MR (Qld) Method Q061 (2017)

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

AS 1289.1.4.1, AS 1289.1.4.2

MR (Qld) Method Q050, MR (Qld) Method Q050 (2017)

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Environment

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for physical and chemical characteristics Soils Sulfur potassium chloride extractable (SKCl) Titration AS 4969.4
Hydrochloric acid extractable sulfur (SHCl, SHCl) Colourimetry AS 4969.8
Sulfur - Acid extractable in soil residue after peroxide oxidation (SRAS) Colourimetry AS 4969.6
Acid neutralising capacity - Back titration (ANCBT) Titration AS 4969.13
Net acid soluble sulfur (SNAS, SNAS) Calculation AS 4969.11
Acidity - Titratable actual (TAA); pH - Potassium chloride (pHKCl) Titration AS 4969.2
Sulfur - Chromium reducible Titration AS 4969.7
Sulfur - Peroxide oxidisable (SPOS) Calculation AS 4969.10
Acidity - Titratable sulfidic (TSA) Calculation AS 4969.9
Acid neutralising capacity (ANC); Acidity - Titratable peroxide (TPA); pH - Peroxide (pHOX) Titration AS 4969.3
Sulfur peroxide (SP) Colourimetry AS 4969.5
Sulfate - Water soluble Gravimetric BS 1377 parts 1, 3 (section 5)
Suspension peroxide oxidation combined acidty and sulfur (SPOCAS) Titration AS 4969.12
Acid producing potential of acid sulfate Calculation AS 4969.14
Sample collection Soils Not applicable Manual by hand AS 4969.1

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Infrastructure and Asset Integrity

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate properties Aggregates Particle size distribution Sieve analysis AS 1141.11.1
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate soundness Aggregates Soundness Exposure to sodium sulfate solution AS 1141.24
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Concrete, grout and mortar chemical tests Concrete, grout and mortar Chloride level in hardened concrete Volhard titration NT Build Method 208
Chloride level in hardened concrete Nitric acid AS 1012.20 (1992)
Chloride migration coefficient Nordtest method NT Build Method 492
Carbonation Carbonation of concrete MRWA Method WA 620.1
Chloride penetration resistance Nordtest method NT Build Method 443
Chloride level in hardened concrete Volhard titration AS 1012.20.2
Sulfate level in hardened concrete Nitric acid AS 1012.20 (1992), AS 1012.20.1
Chloride level in hardened concrete Nitric acid AS 1012.20 (1992), AS 1012.20.1
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil classification Soils Sieve analysis Not applicable AS 1289.3.6.1
Moisture content Drying oven AS 1289.2.1.1
MR (Qld) Method Q102A (2016)
RMS (NSW) Method T120
Particle density Gravimetric AS 1289.3.5.1
MR (Qld) Method Q109 (2017), MR (Qld) Method Q109A (2017), MR (Qld) Method Q109B (2017)
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil dispersion Soils Dispersion Emerson class; Percentage (%); Pinhole AS 1289.3.8.1, AS 1289.3.8.2, AS 1289.3.8.3
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil electrical properties Soils Electrical resistance Not applicable AS 1289.4.4.1
MR (Qld) Method Q122B, MR (Qld) Method Q122B (2014)
RMS (NSW) Method T185
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil fine particles Soils Fine particle analysis Hydrometer AS 1289.3.6.3
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil natural contaminants Soils Chloride Titration RMS (NSW) Method T1010
MR (Qld) Method Q130B
Acidity pH AS 1289.4.3.1
RMS (NSW) Method T123, RMS (NSW) Method T1002
Soluble sulfate Acid extraction RMS (NSW) Method T1011
MR (Qld) Method Q131B
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 Q101 (2016), MR (Qld) Method Q101A, MR (Qld) Method Q101A (2014), MR (Qld) Method Q101B, MR (Qld) Method Q101B (2014)
RMS (NSW) Method T105;TfNSW T105;
Sample collection Aggregates Not applicable Aggregate from a bin; Aggregate from a pavement; Aggregate from a stockpile AS 1141.3.1
Soils Not applicable Disturbed sampling from earthwork; Disturbed soil sampling from a face; Disturbed soil sampling from a pavement; Disturbed soil sampling from a stockpile; Disturbed soil sampling from a windrow; Disturbed soil sampling in-situ AS 1289.1.2.1

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