Soil Engineering Services

Site

Townsville Laboratory

Accreditation No.

2856

Site No.

2849

Date of Accreditation

21 Mar 1990

Address

9 Catalyst Court
Mount St John, QLD 4818
Australia

soilengineeringservices.com

Contact

Mr Matthew McCarthy P: +61 (07) 47747888

Availability

Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

Townsville Laboratory

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 abrasion Aggregates Abrasion resistance Resistance to wear by attrition AS 1141.27
Abrasion resistance Los Angeles machine value AS 1141.23
Abrasion resistance Ball mill MR (Qld) Method Q228; In-house test method SESMA-2008
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 Clay and fine silt Settling

AS 1141.33

Weak particles contaminants Sieve analysis

AS 1141.32

Organic impurities Colour test

AS 1141.34

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate properties Aggregates Water absorption of fine aggregate Not applicable

AS 1141.5

Shape Average least dimension

AS 1141.20.1, AS 1141.20.3

Particle density of fine aggregate Weighing-in-water

AS 1141.5

Particle size distribution Sieve analysis of material finer than 75 µm

AS 1141.12

Particle size distribution Sieve analysis

AS 1141.11.1

Bulk density Compacted

AS 1141.4

Bulk density Uncompacted

AS 1141.4

Shape Crushed faces

AS 1141.18

Particle density of coarse aggregate Weighing-in-water

AS 1141.6.1

Water absorption of coarse aggregate Not applicable

AS 1141.6.1

Shape Proportional calliper

AS 1141.14

Shape Flakiness

AS 1141.15;  MR (Qld) Method Q201

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate soundness Aggregates Soundness Degradation factor on source rock AS 1141.25.1
Soundness Exposure to sodium sulfate solution AS 1141.24
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
Aggregate crushing value Not applicable AS 1141.21
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

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 Cylinder

AS 1012.9

Compressive strength Cube

AS 1012.9

Flexural strength Modulus of rupture

AS 1012.11

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 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 flexural strength specimens in the laboratory

AS 1012.8.2

Specimen manufacture and curing Curing cylinder specimens in the laboratory; Manufacture and curing of cylindrical specimens in the laboratory

AS 1021.8.1

Specimen conditioning Dry conditioning of hardened concrete core specimens; Wet conditioning of hardened concrete core specimens

AS 1012.14

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil classification Soils Liquid limit Casagrande four point

AS 1289.3.1.1

Linear shrinkage Not applicable

AS 1289.3.4.1; MR (Qld) Method Q106

Liquid limit Casagrande one point

AS 1289.3.1.2

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

Moisture content Drying oven; Relative moisture content

AS 1289.2.1.1, MR (Qld) Method Q250

Liquid limit Cone four point

AS 1289.3.9.1; MR (Qld) Method Q104A

Plasticity index Cone

AS 1289.3.3.2; MR (Qld) Method Q105

Liquid limit Cone one point

MR (Qld) Method Q104D

Plasticity index; Weighted plasticity index Casagrande

AS 1289.3.3.1; MR (Qld) Method Q252

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

AS 1289.5.1.1;  MR (Qld) Method Q142A

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

AS 1289.5.4.2; MR (Qld) Method Q144A

Compaction to nominated levels Not applicable

 MR (Qld) Method Q145A

Minimum and maximum dry density Not applicable

AS 1289.5.5.1

Oversize material Oversize material treatment

 MR (Qld) Method Q143

Dry density/moisture content relationship Modified compactive effort

AS 1289.5.2.1;  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 field density Soils Field moisture content Nuclear gauge

AS 1289.5.8.1;  MR (Qld) Method Q141A

Moisture ratio Measured

AS 1289.5.4.1

Density - In-situ Sand-cone

AS 1289.5.3.1;  MR (Qld) Method Q141B

Density index Not applicable

AS 1289.5.6.1

Dry density ratio Calculation

AS 1289.5.4.1

Density - In-situ Nuclear gauge

AS 1289.5.8.1; MR (Qld) Method Q141A

Characteristic field density values Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q020

Compaction control Hilf

AS 1289.5.7.1

Degree of saturation Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q146

Relative compaction Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q140A

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
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 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 Q101F

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil stabilisation Soils Compressive strength Uniaxial unconfined

 MR (Qld) Method Q115

Curing of moulded specimens Not applicable

MR (Qld) Method Q135B

Cement content Heat of neutralisation

MR (Qld) Method Q134

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

MR (Qld) Method Q135A

Stabiliser working time Cementitious stabilisation time

MR (Qld) Method Q136A

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; MR (Qld) Method Q060

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

MR (Qld) Method Q050

Not applicable Site selection by spot sampling

MR (Qld) Method Q061

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

AS 1012.1

Soils Not applicable Site selection - Random stratified sampling

AS 1289.1.4.2;  MR (Qld) Method Q050

Not applicable Site selection - Random sampling

AS 1289.1.4.1;  MR (Qld) Method Q050

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 from an open-drive; Disturbed soil sampling in-situ

AS 1289.1.2.1;  MR (Qld) Method Q060

Normanton Annex

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Infrastructure and Asset Integrity

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Annex facility 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 The Normanton Annex facility is established from 22 April 2022 until 30 December 2022 for the CSC Roadworks project for Carpentaria Shire Council, contract number CSC2022.
Osbourne Annex

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Infrastructure and Asset Integrity

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Annex facility 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 The Osbourne annex facility is established from 4 March 2022 until 31 August 2022 for the T2192 Chinova Osbourne Haul Road project for Chinova Resources, contract number CO-T2192.
The Rocks Annex

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Infrastructure and Asset Integrity

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Annex facility 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 The Rocks annex facility is established from 8 August 2022 until 31 December 2022 for the Bruce Highway upgrade project for BQC Quarry, contact number BQC-22.

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