Construction Materials Testing

Helping designs successfully translate to quality construction via concrete, soils, asphalt, and aggregate testing.

At Metro Consulting Associates (MCA) our construction materials testing (CMT) professionals ensure the quality of construction matches approved design specifications via comprehensive field-testing capabilities and AASHTO-accredited laboratory services.

Our CMT experts, certified by the Michigan Concrete Association and American Concrete Institute, deliver accurate and reliable results with high-quality reporting for projects within a 22-county Michigan area bounded by the cities of Detroit, Monroe, Coldwater, Battle Creek, Lansing, Bay City, and Port Huron.

In addition, MCA is Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) prequalified for construction testing specific to aggregates and concrete and welcomes teaming opportunities for project bids.

CMT Field Testing Services

MCA prioritizes punctuality, arriving on time and remaining steadfast until project completion, respecting client schedules every step of the way.
  • Concrete Testing
    • Slump
    • Air content
    • Temperature
    • Mortar and grout mixture and strength
    • Unit Weights
    • Concrete strength
    • Flexural strength or beam testing
    • Concrete submittals testing
  • Concrete Mix Design Submittals
    • Includes all required testing and completion of the concrete submittal document to obtain mix approval.
  • Soil Testing
    • Soil stabilization
    • Soils density
    • Surface bearing strength
    • Proof roll
    • Standard and modified proctor
  • Asphalt Testing
    • Density testing
    • Certified hot mix sampling
  • Special inspections
    • Floor flatness
    • Asphalt and concrete coring/sampling

Lab Services

MCA operates one of the only CMT labs within Detroit City limits, offering expedited sample processing and results for soils, concrete, and aggregate testing.

  • Soils
    • Organic impurities
    • Atterberg limits
    • Sieve analysis
    • Soils classification
    • Standard/Modified Proctor
  • Concrete
    • Concrete compression
    • Core compression
    • Beam flexure
    • Mortar and grout testing
    • Trial batching
  • Aggregate
    • Sieve/loss by wash
    • Clay lumps and friable particle
    • Fractured particles
    • Flat and elongated
    • Specific gravity
    • Unit weight
    • Standard/Modified proctor
    • Oversized particle correction

  • Asphalt: bulk density of cores

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CMT LAB LOCATION
2021 S. Schaefer Hwy.
Detroit, MI 48217

QMS
R18
C1077
D3666
D3640
E329

SOILS
D698
D1140
D1557
D2216
D2488
D4718
D6938

AGGREGATE
C29
C40
C117
C127
C128
C136
C142
C566
C702
D75
D4791
D5821

CONCRETE
C31
C39
C138
C143
C172
C173
C192
C231
C511
C1064
C1231

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