Materials and Component Testing for Construction Applications

The construction industry needs to perform mechanical tests to confirm that material properties are reliable and safe and within design limits.

Construction materials and structures include minerals, plastics, wood, metals, and composites, used for roads, bridges, civil engineering structures, and buildings. They are used in a variety of forms, including powder, masses, bulk goods, foils, plates, and stones.

Strength and deformation tests play a prominent role, with relatively high loads and test load distribution being important. Binders such as cement and mortar are important. Other key materials include concrete, refractory materials, sandstones, and heat insulating materials. Ceramics include glazes, porcelain, tiles, tubes and pipes, bricks and roof tiles.

Popular Testing Applications

ASTM C67 covers procedures for testing brick and structural clay tile, including m...
Specifies methods for determining characteristics for adhesives used in the instal...
ASTM C133 determines the cold crushing strength and the modulus of rupture (MOR) o...
ASTM C794 determines the strength and characteristics of the peel properties of a ...
BS 6319-3 tests rectangular prisms under four point loading. Keywords: Plastics; P...
ASTM C198 determines the bonding strength of air-setting refractory mortar by dete...
ASTM D4073 tests the tensile-tear strength of bituminous roofing membranes. Determ...
ISO 10059 specifies a method for the determination of the cold compressive strengt...
ASTM C880 determines the flexural strength of stone by use of a simple beam using ...
Compressive Strength Testing of Dimension Stone may be performed according to the ...
ASTM D5801 helps measure the toughness and tenacity of bituminous materials. ASTM ...
ASTM C99 determines the modulus of rupture of all types of dimension stone except ...
ASTM C170 covers the sampling, preparation of specimens, and determination of the ...
Specifies equipment and procedures for determining the tensile bond strength of th...