Geotechnical Lab

The Civil and Construction Engineering (CCE) Department operates a 2500-square-foot lab facility dedicated to civil and construction material testing. This lab is fully equipped to conduct most of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard test methods related to soils, aggregates, Portland cement concrete, and other construction materials.

  • The Geotechnical Lab supports the following standard experiments:

    • ASTM D422 - Particle-Size Analysis of Soils
    • ASTM D698 - Moisture-Density Relations of Soils Using 5.5-lb Rammer and 12-in. Drop.
    • ASTM D854 - Specific Gravity of Soils
    • ASTM D1140 - Amount of Material in Soils Finer than the No.200 (75-mm) Sieve
    • ASTM D1556 - Density of Soil in Place by the Sand-Cone Method
    • ASTM D1557 - Moisture-Density Relations of Soils Using 10-lb Rammer and 18-in. Drop.
    • ASTM D1558-10 - Standard Test Method for Moisture Content Penetration Resistance Relationships of Fine-Grained Soils
    • ASTM D2166 - Compressive Strength, Unconfined, of Cohesive Soil
    • ASTM D2216 - Laboratory Determination of Water (Moisture) Content of Soil
    • ASTM D2434 - Permeability Test for Soils (Constant/Falling-Head Method)
    • ASTM D2435 - Standard Test Method for One-Dimensional Consolidation Properties of Soils
    • ASTM D2487 - The Unified Soil Classification System
    • ASTM D2488 - Description and Identification of Soil
    • ASTM D3080 - Direct Shear Test of Soils Under Consolidated Drained Conditions
    • ASTM D4253-00 - Using a Vibratory Table
    • ASTM D4318 - Liquid Limit, Plastic Limits, and Plastic Index of Soils
    • ASTM D4647 - Standard Test Methods for Identification and Classification of Dispersive Clay Soils by the Pinhole Test
    • ASTM D7128-05 - Standard Guide for Using the Seismic-Reflection Method for Shallow Subsurface Investigation

L1 Materials Lab Building,
Located behind the Civil Engineering Technology, Building L
Room L1-102