What is Geotechnical Laboratory Testing?

Geotechnical laboratory testing is vital in unveiling the properties and behaviours of earth materials, setting the foundation for confident construction and design decisions. It is the cornerstone in understanding the underlying conditions of a site, be it natural terrain or man-made ground.

At Concept our state-of-the-art, in-house laboratories at Concept are not just fully equipped but also UKAS Accredited, showcasing our compliance and commitment to industry best practices. With our dedicated team of engineers and technicians, we offer comprehensive tests in line with BS1377:1990, BS1377:2022, BS EN ISO 17892, and ISRM rock testing methods.

Oedometer test equipment

Our expert team of engineers and technicians conduct a wide range of geotechnical laboratory testing including: 

  • Soil classification tests
  • Compaction tests
  • Consolidation tests
  • Shear strength tests
  • Shrink and swell tests
  • Field bearing capacity tests
  • Particle size analysis

At Concept, our geotechnical laboratory testing services aim to provide important insights into on-site characteristics and soil responsiveness to stress and their load capabilities.  

It is imperative to carry out such testing to inform the design, construction, and maintenance of new or existing developments.

Why is Geotechnical Laboratory Testing important?

Geotechnical laboratory testing will help to determine the following:

  • Soils capacity to swell and shrink
  • Water content
  • Soil permeability
  • Dispersion
  • Strength
  • Consolidation
  • Direct shear

Why Choose Concept?

When you opt for Concept, you're not just choosing a service; you're securing a partnership. Our seasoned expertise at the intricate soil and rock interfaces ensures your project stands on a robust foundation. Our recommendations, informed by data and hands-on experience, guide you towards a safe and cost-efficient solution.

Data Excellence

Understanding and leveraging data is paramount in today's world. At Concept, we proudly employ the AGS (Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists) data format for our test outputs. This standardized format ensures consistent, efficient, and seamless data exchange across all geotechnical sectors. Its adoption highlights our commitment to excellence, streamlining processes for our clients and ensuring they benefit from this industry-leading practice.

Safety Above All

We commit ourselves to prioritising safety, health, and wellbeing for everyone involved in our operations.

At Concept, health and safety isn't just about checkboxes; they are intrinsic values. We integrate top-notch safety practices at every phase, fostering a culture where safety is paramount.

High Quality Standards

Embracing principles of Quality Assurance, Health and Safety, and Environmental Protection is second nature to us. Our UKAS Accreditation stands testament to our commitment. With an in-depth understanding of geo-hazards, we don't just offer services; we offer peace of mind by actively mitigating risks and enhancing overall safety.