Our construction materials testing laboratory specializes in evaluating the physical and mechanical properties of construction materials used in various building and infrastructure projects. We assess the properties of materials such as concrete, soil, asphalt, masonry and other materials to ensure they meet required standards and specifications or to facilitate engineering and design efforts.

Budinger’s laboratory has been accredited by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Our well-equipped facility is complemented with a fleet of mobile laboratories that can be deployed to projects throughout the northwest for on-site testing.

Budinger is accredited in over 175 methods including specialized geotechnical testing such as triaxial shear and flexible wall permeability. Our team strives to provide comprehensive services and frequently adds new capabilities. If you do not see the laboratory test your project requires here, please give us a call to learn about our latest capabilities.

  • AASHTO Accredited
  • CCRL Inspected
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Verified
  • Washington State DOT  Accredited
  • Idaho Transportation Department Accredited
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Triaxial Shear
  • Flexible Wall Permeameter
  • Uniaxial Compressive Strength
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SPECIFICATIONSAASHTOUSACEOTHER
ASTM E329Specification for Agencies Engaged in the Testing and/or Inspection of Materials Used in ConstructionXX
ASTM C1077Practice for Laboratories Testing Concrete and Aggregates for Use in Construction & Criteria for Lab EvaluationXX
ASTM D3740Minimum Requirements for Agencies Engaged in the Testing and/or Inspection of Soil and Rock as Used in Engineering Design and ConstructionXX
ASTM D3666Minimum Requirements for Agencies Testing and Inspecting Bituminous Paving MaterialsXX
AASHTO R18Establishing and Implementing a Quality System for Construction Materials Testing LaboratoriesX
CONCRETETEST METHODSAASHTOUSACEOTHER
ASTM C31, AASHTO T23Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the FieldXXWAQTC
ASTM C39, AASHTO T22Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete SpecimensXXITD
ASTM C42, AASHTO T24Obtaining and Testing Drilled Cores and Sawed Beams of ConcreteX
ASTM C78, AASHTO T97Flexural Strength of Concrete (Using Simple Beam w/Third-Point Loading)XX
ASTM C138, AASHTO T121Mass per Cubic Foot, Yield, and Air Content (Gravimetric) of ConcreteXXWAQTC
ASTM C143, AASHTO T119Slump of Hydraulic Cement ConcreteXXWAQTC
ASTM C172, AASHTO R60Sampling Freshly Mixed ConcreteXX
ASTM C173, AASHTO T196Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric MethodXX
ASTM C174Measuring Thickness of Concrete Elements Using Drilled Concrete CoresX
ASTM C192Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the LaboratoryXX
ASTM C231, AASHTO T152Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure MethodXXWAQTC
ASTM C293, AASHTO T97Flexural Strength of Concrete (Using Simple Beam w/Center-Point Loading)X
ASTM C470Molds for Cylindrical SpecimensX
ASTM C511Moist Cabinets, Moist Rooms, & Water Storage TanksXX
ASTM C617, AASHTO T231Capping Cylindrical Concrete SpecimensXXITD
ASTM C642, AASHTO C642Density, Absorption, and Voids in Hardened ConcreteXX
ASTM C1064, AASHTO T309Temperature of Freshly Mixed Portland Cement ConcreteXXWAQTC
ASTM C1231, AASHTO T22Use of Unbonded Caps in Determination of Compressive Strength of Hardened Concrete CylindersXXITD
ROCKTEST METHODSAASHTOUSACEOTHER
ASTM D4644Slake DurabilityXX
AASHTO D5731Point Load Strength Index Of RockXX
AASHTO D7012Compressive Strength of Rock Core Specimens (Method C Without D4543 preparation)XX
SOILSTEST METHODSAASHTOUSACEOTHER
ASTM D421, AASHTO T87Dry Preparation of Disturbed Soil and Soil Aggregate Samples for TestXX
ASTM D422, AASHTO T88Particle Size Analysis of SoilsXX
ASTM D558Moisture-Density of Soil-CementXX
ASTM D559Wetting and Drying Soil-CementXX
ASTM D560Freezing and Thawing Soil-CementXX
ASTM D698, AASHTO T99Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Standard EffortXXWAQTC
ASTM D854, AASHTO T100Specific Gravity of SoilsXXITD
ASTM D1140Amount of Material in Soils Finer than No. 200 SieveXX
ASTM D1556, AASHTO T191Clay Lumps and Friable PaDensity of Soil in Place by the Sand Cone MethodXX
ASTM D1557, AASHTO T180Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Modified EffortXXWAQTC
ASTM D1883California Bearing Ratio of Compacted SoilsXX
ASTM D2166, AASHTO T208Unconfined Compressive Strength of Cohesive SoilsXX
ASTM D2216, AASHTO T265Laboratory Determination of Moisture Content of SoilsXXWAQTC
ASTM D2434, AASHTO T215Permeability of Granular Soils (Constant Head)XX
ASTM D2435, AASHTO T216One Dimensional Consolidation Properties of SoilsX
ASTM D2487Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes (USCS)XX
ASTM D2850Unconsolidated-Undrained Triaxial CompressionXX
AASHTO T310Density of Soil & Soil-Aggregate in Place by Nuclear Methods (Shallow Depth)XWAQTC
AASHTO T310Moisture Content of Soil & Soil Aggregate in Place by Nuclear Methods (Shallow Depth)X
ASTM D3080, AASHTO T236Direct Shear Test of Soil Under Consolidated Drained ConditionsX
ASTM D3282Classification of Soils & Soil-Aggregate Mixtures for Highway Construction Purposes
ASTM D4318, AASHTO T89, T90Liquid Limit, Plastic Limit & Plasticity Index of SoilsXXWAQTC
ASTM D4718Correction for Coarse Particles in Soil Compaction TestX
ASTM D4767Consolidated-Undrained Trixial CompressionX
ASTM D5084Measurement of Hydraulic Conductivity of Saturated Porous Materials Using Flexible Wall PermeameterXX
AASHTO T272Family of Curves - One Point MethodWAQTC
AASHTO T288Determining Minimum Laboratory Soil ResistivityXITD
AASHTO T289pH of SoilXITD
BITUMINOUSTEST METHODSAASHTOUSACEOTHER
ASTM D979, AASHTO T168Sampling Bituminous Paving MixturesX
ASTM D1188, AASHTO T275Bulk Specific Gravity of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures Using Paraffin-Coated SpecimensXX
ASTM D1559, AASHTO T245Resistance to Plastic Flow of Bituminous Mixture Using Marshall ApparatusXX
ASTM D2041, AASHTO T209Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity and Density of Bituminous Paving MixturesXXWAQTC
ASTM D2726, AASHTO T166Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Non-Absorptive Compacted Bituminous MixturesXXWAQTC
ASTM D2950, WSDOT 715Density of Bituminous Concrete in Place by Nuclear MethodXXWAQTC
ASTM D3203, AASHTO T269, CRD C650Percent Air Voids in Compacted Dense & Open Bituminous Paving MaterialsXX
ASTM D3665, WSDOT T716,Random Sampling of Construction MaterialsITD, WAQTC
ASTM D4867, AASHTO T283Moisture-Induced Damage of HMA (Tensile Strength)X
ASTM D5444, AASHTO T30Mechanical Size Analysis of Extracted AggregatesXXWAQTC
ASTM D6307, AASHTO T308CDetermining the Asphalt Binder Content of Hot Mix Asphalt by the Ignition MethodXXWAQTC
ASTM D2850Unconsolidated-Undrained Triaxial CompressionX
ASTM D 6925, AASHTO T312Hot Mix Asphalt Superpave Gyratory CompactorXITD STQP
ASTM D6926Preparation of Bituminous Specimens Using Marshall ApparatusXX
ASTM D6927Marshall Stability & Flow of Bituminous MixturesXX
AASHTO T329Moisture Content of HMA by OvenXWAQTC
AASHTO R47, WAQTC TM-5Reducing Samples of Hot Mix AsphaltXWAQTC
ID T-1255 Reducing Samples of Hot Mix Asphalt X WAQTC ID T-125 Test StripWAQTC
UNIT MASONRYTEST METHODSAASHTOUSACEOTHER
ASTM C140Sampling and Testing Concrete Masonry Units (Compression, Moisture, Absorption)X
ASTM C511Moist Cabinets, Moist Rooms, and Water Storage Tanks Used in the testing of Hydraulic Cements and ConcretesX
ASTM C1019Sampling and Testing GroutXITD
ASTM C1314Compressive Strength of Masonry PrismsX
ASTM C1552Capping Concrete Masonry Units, Related Units and Masonry Prisms for Compression TestingX
STEEL - FIELD INSPECTIONTEST METHODSAASHTOUSACEOTHER
AISCField Bolt-Torque InspectionX
AWS, ASMEField Visual Welding InspectionX
AWS, ASMEErection Visual InspectionX
AASHTO F3125Externally Threaded Fasteners (Bolts): Rotational CapacityX
STEEL - SHOP INSPECTIONTEST METHODSAASHTOUSACEOTHER
AWS, ASME, AISCFabricationX
AWS, ASMEWelding, VisualX
FIREPROOFINGTEST METHODSAASHTOUSACEOTHER
ASTM E736Adhesion/Cohesion of SFRMX
ASTM E605Thickness and Density of SFRMX