We purpose built and accredited soils laboratory provides the following comprehensive testing range:

  • Mechanical classification
  • Index strength
  • Unconsolidated undrained triaxial compression tests.
  • Thermal conductivity, electrical resistivity and conductivity.
  • Incremental oedometer and constant rate of strain consolidation;
  • Direct shear box tests
  • Isotropically and anisotropically consolidate un/drained triaxial test with the measurement of pore water pressure/volume change
  • Compression and extension tests
  • Incorporation of bender elements into base pedestal and top cap of drained and undrained triaxial tests
  • Dynamic cyclic Direct Simple Shear
  • Photographic laboratory and sediment microscopy