Building Material Testing Laboratory

Building Material Testing Laboratory

PIPL is equipped in house with an state of the art building and construction material testing services, both for quality assurance of Raw materials and finished products of various industries. Besides this, the expertise of ASD (Analytical services division) work as a support for regulatory authorities as well the consumers. The methods adopted are of International standards.

The laboratory is supported by –

  • Qualified and experienced human resources.
  • Wide range of Sophisticated Instrumentation.
  • Precise, Accurate and Prompt results.

Following Are The Tests Which are Conducted in our Laboratory

1. Cement

Various Lab Test On Cement-

Checking of materials is an essential part of civil engineering as the life of structure is dependent on the quality of material used. Following are the tests to be conducted to judge the quality of cement.

  • Fineness
  • Soundness
  • Consistency
  • Initial And Final Setting Time Of Cement


Various Lab Test On Aggregates-

There are many tests which are conducted to check the quality of aggregates. Aggregates are very important component of concrete, so the quality really matters when it comes to aggregates.

  • Sieve Analysis
  • Water Absorption
  • Aggregate Impact Value
  • Aggregate Abrasion Value
  • Aggregate Crushing Value


Various Lab Test On SAND-

Sand is a granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles. It is defined by size, being finer than gravel and coarser than silt. Sand can also refer to a textural class of soil or soil type; i.e., a soil containing more than 85 percent sand-sized particles by mass.The composition of sand varies, depending on the local rock sources and conditions, but the most common constituent of sand in inland continental settings and non-tropical coastal settings is silica (silicon dioxide, or SiO2), usually in the form of quartz.

  • Silt Content Test of Sand:
  • Grading of sand:
  • Deleterious materials in sand:
  • Bulking of sand:


Various Lab Test On BITUMEN-

Bitumen is a mixture of organic liquids that is black, highly viscous, sticky product used for paving roads, waterproofing products (used in sealing roofs).

  • Bitumen Content.
  • Ductility Of Bitumen.
  • Penetration of Bitumen.
  • Specific Gravity of Bitumen.
  • Softening Point Of Bitumen.
  • Flash And Fire Point Of Bitumen.
  • The Marshall Stability of Bituminous Mixture.


Various Lab Test On STONE-

There are various kinds of lab and field tests available for building stones or rocks. These stone or rock tests are generally performed to determine the physical quality of stone materials used for construction work.

  • Hardness test
  • Crushing test
  • Transverse strength test
  • Impact test
  • Fire resistance test
  • Attrition test
  • Acid test
  • Porosity and water absorption test
  • Smith’s test
  • Crystallization test


Various Lab Test On SOIL-

Soil inspection or say geotechnical inspection is very important in understanding the physical properties of soil and the rocks beneath. This is required to ascertain the the type of foundation required for the proposed construction.Some of these are given below.

  • Water Content – There are two test which can be done to determine the water content of soil. These are –
    1. Calcium Carbide Method.
    2. Oven Drying Method Other tests on soil are
  • Free Swell Index Of Soil
  • Plastic Limit Of Soil
  • Liquid Limit Of Soil
  • Particle Size Distribution Of Soil
  • The Specific Gravity Of Soil
  • The In-Situ Dry Density Of Soil By Sand Replacement Method
  • The In-Situ Dry Density Of Soil By Core Cutter Method
  • The Maximum Dry Density And The Optimum Moisture Content Of Soil


Various Lab Test On Bricks -Absorption Test –

  • Crushing strength test
  • Hardness test
  • Shape and size
  • Color test
  • Soundness test
  • Structure of Brick
  • Presence of soluble salts (Efflorescence Test)


Various Lab Test On CONCRETE-

There are many tests which are conducted to check the quality of concrete. These tests are basically divided into two categories Some of these are given below.

  • Slump Test – Workability
  • Compacting Factor
  • Vee- Bee Test

Machineries & Equipments

Machineries & Equipments

We are a self contained organization in terns or machinery and equipments that are needed for various construction projects. The machineries and equipments that are used by us on our various construction sites are manufactured by the leading manufacturers and owing to the safety we don’t compromise on the quality and the durability of the machinery’s that are used by us at various project sites.

List of machinery’s and equipments owned by PIPL –