STS Geotechnics Pty Ltd

Site

Sydney Laboratory

Accreditation No.

2750

Site No.

2743

Date of Accreditation

16 Nov 1989

Address

Unit 14/1 Cowpasture Place
Wetherill Park, NSW 2164
Australia

stsgeo.com.au

Contact

Availability

Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

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 contaminants Aggregates Foreign material in recycled aggregate Manual classification RMS (NSW) Method T276
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate properties Aggregates Water absorption of fine aggregate Not applicable

AS 1141.5

Particle density of fine aggregate Weighing-in-water

AS 1141.5

Bulk density Compacted; Uncompacted

AS 1141.4

RMS (NSW) Method T211, RMS (NSW) Method T212

Moisture content Drying oven

RMS (NSW) Method T262

Shape Proportional calliper

AS 1141.14

RMS (NSW) Method T213

Particle density of coarse aggregate Weighing-in-water

AS 1141.6.1

Water absorption of coarse aggregate Not applicable

AS 1141.6.1

Particle size distribution Fine particles in road materials; Sieve analysis; Sieve analysis of material finer than 75 µm

AS 1141.11.1, AS 1141.12, AS 1141.19

RMS (NSW) Method T201, RMS (NSW) Method T203

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate stabilisation Aggregates Unconfined compressive strength Not applicable

AS 5101.4

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate strength Aggregates Aggregate crushing value Not applicable AS 1141.21
RMS (NSW) Method T205
Wet/dry strength variation Not applicable AS 1141.22
RMS (NSW) Method T215
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Concrete, grout and mortar consistence in-situ Concrete, grout and mortar Slump flow Cone

AS 1012.3.1

RMS (NSW) Method T301

Compactibility index Not applicable

AS 1012.3.4

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Concrete, grout and mortar properties Concrete, grout and mortar Mass per unit volume - Fresh concrete In-situ measurement using fixed volume measure

AS 1012.5

RMS (NSW) Method T303

Mass per unit volume - Hardened concrete Dimensions; Water displacement

AS 1012.12.1, AS 1012.12.2

RMS (NSW) Method T316, RMS (NSW) Method T317

Flexural strength Modulus of rupture

AS 1012.11

RMS (NSW) Method T328

Compressive strength Core; Cylinder

AS 1012.9, AS 1012.14

RMS (NSW) Method T306, RMS (NSW) Method T310

Air content of freshly mixed concrete Reduced air pressure

AS 1012.4.2

RMS (NSW) Method T320

Specimen preparation Capping of compressive strength specimens

RMS (NSW) Method T305

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 Curing cylinder specimens in the laboratory; Curing flexural strength specimens in the laboratory; In-situ manufacture and curing of cylindrical specimens; In-situ manufacture and curing of flexural strength specimens

AS 1012.8.1, AS 1012.8.2

RMS (NSW) Method T304, RMS (NSW) Method T327

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Road pavement structural performance Road pavements Structural performance evaluation Benkelman beam

RMS (NSW) Method T160

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Rock properties Rocks Point load strength index Not applicable

AS 4133.4.1

RMS (NSW) Method T223

Moisture content Drying oven

AS 4133.1.1.1

Compressive strength Uniaxial load rate controlled; Uniaxial strain rate controlled

AS 4133.4.2.1, AS 4133.4.2.2, RMS (NSW) Method T229

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil classification Soils Plastic limit Not applicable

AS 1289.3.2.1

RMS (NSW) Method T109;TfNSW T109;TfNSW T105;

Linear shrinkage Not applicable

AS 1289.3.4.1

RMS (NSW) Method T113;TfNSW T113;

Plasticity index Casagrande

AS 1289.3.3.1

RMS (NSW) Method T109;TfNSW T109;TfNSW T105;

Moisture content Drying oven; Hot plate; Microwave oven; Sand bath

AS 1289.2.1.1, AS 1289.2.1.4, AS 1289.2.1.6

RMS (NSW) Method T120, RMS (NSW) Method T121, RMS (NSW) Method T180

Liquid limit Casagrande four point; Casagrande one point

AS 1289.3.1.1, AS 1289.3.1.2

RMS (NSW) Method T108;TfNSW T108;TfNSW T105;

Fine particles in road materials Not applicable

RMS (NSW) Method T107;TfNSW T107;

Sieve analysis Not applicable

RMS (NSW) Method T106;TfNSW T106;, 

MR (Qld) Method Q103A

Particle density Not applicable

AS 1289.3.5.1

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil compaction characteristics Soils Minimum and maximum dry density Not applicable

AS 1289.5.5.1

Dry density/moisture content relationship Three compaction point

RMS (NSW) Method T162

Dry density/moisture content relationship Modified compactive effort; Standard compactive effort

AS 1289.5.1.1, AS 1289.5.2.1

RMS (NSW) Method T111, RMS (NSW) Method T112

MR (Qld) Method Q142A

RMS (NSW) Method T130

Maximum dry density Not applicable

RMS (NSW) Method T164

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

AS 1289.5.4.2

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil consolidation Soils Consolidation One-dimensional AS 1289.6.6.1
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil dispersion Soils Dispersion Emerson class; Percentage (%) AS 1289.3.8.1, AS 1289.3.8.2
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil electrical properties Soils Electrical resistance Not applicable

AS 1289.4.4.1
RMS (NSW) Method T185

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil field density Soils Moisture ratio Measured

AS 1289.5.4.1

Relative compaction Not applicable

RMS (NSW) Method T166

Density index Not applicable

AS 1289.5.6.1

Density - In-situ Sand pouring apparatus; Sand-cone

AS 1289.5.3.1

RMS (NSW) Method T119

Density - In-situ Nuclear gauge

AS 1289.5.8.1, RMS (NSW) Method T173

Compaction control Hilf

AS 1289.5.7.1

Dry density ratio Calculation

AS 1289.5.4.1

Density - In-situ Volume extraction

RMS (NSW) Method T165

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; Perth sand penetrometer AS 1289.6.3.2, AS 1289.6.3.3
RMS (NSW) Method T161
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil laboratory bearing properties Soils Bearing ratio Remoulded specimens; Undisturbed samples AS 1289.6.1.1, AS 1289.6.1.2
RMS (NSW) Method T117
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil natural contaminants Soils Acidity pH

AS 1289.4.3.1

RMS (NSW) Method T123

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil pre-treatment Soils Soil pre-treatment Accelerated weathering pre-treatment; Repeated compaction pre-treatment

RMS (NSW) Method T102;TfNSW T102;TfNSW T105;, RMS (NSW) Method T103;TfNSW T103;TfNSW T105;

Soil pre-treatment Not applicable

AS 1289.1.1

RMS (NSW) Method T105;TfNSW T105;

MR (Qld) Method Q101

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil reactivity Soils Reactivity Shrink/swell AS 1289.7.1.1
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil shear strength Soils Shear strength Direct shear force; Effective angle of internal friction

AS 1289.6.2.2
MR (Qld) Method Q181C
In-house method STS 4000

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil stabilisation Soils Stabiliser rate of spread rate In-situ measurement

RMS (NSW) Method T136

Compressive strength Uniaxial unconfined

RMS (NSW) Method T116, RMS (NSW) Method T131

Sample collection Aggregates Not applicable Aggregate from a bin; Aggregate from a conveyor belt; Aggregate from a pavement; Aggregate from a stockpile; Aggregate from a truck; Aggregate from a windrow

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

RMS (NSW) Method T300

Soils Not applicable Site selection - Random sampling

AS 1289.1.4.1

Not applicable Disturbed soil sampling from a pavement; Disturbed soil sampling from a stockpile; Undisturbed soil sampling by open-drive sampler

AS 1289.1.2.1, AS 1289.1.3.1

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