Private and public sector clients trust Raba Kistner Consultants, Inc. for quality, reliable, timely Construction Materials Engineering and Testing (CoMET) Services. Our team of trained, experienced professional engineers and field technicians – with almost 1,000 years in combined project experience – have partnered with clients for more than 45 years to meet construction deadlines and to help avoid project performance problems.
Raba Kistner Consultants values our “trusted advisor” status with our clients – many who have trusted us with their projects since we opened our doors in 1968 – and we will continue to make a commitment to invest in the technology, staff and research that will keep Raba Kistner at the forefront of the construction materials testing and engineering field.
Your next project can only be as good as the materials that will serve as the foundation of the project. Accurate sampling and accurate testing in a quality materials testing lab are two of the keys to making sure your construction materials meet what the project engineers specify. Samples taken by Raba Kistner technicians are collected following standard procedures by in-house, seasoned professionals and technicians.
Raba Kistner starts with a Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) program designed specifically for each project. This QA/QC program focuses on the quality and suitability of materials used in construction as well as the quality of workmanship. This attention to detail is reviewed by field representatives who earn certification from The American Concrete Institute (ACI), the National Institute for Certification of Engineering Technologies (NICET), the Texas Asphalt Paving Association (TXAPA), and others.
For a complete listing of tests that our materials testing lab performs, click on the various types of tests below to see a full list of procedures offered.
ASTM International Procedures
ASTM C-476 10
ASTM D-3319 11
ASTM E-11 9
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Procedures
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Procedures
Trained and certified in a range of procedures, our technicians conduct many field and laboratory tests that are customized for projects upon request.The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), The American Association Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), and The US Army Corps of Engineers accredit our materials testing labs and field testing operations. These accreditations confirm that our laboratories meet rigorous standards for testing and analysis procedures and equipment calibration.
- Construction Special Inspection and Testing Services
- Structural and Mechanical Steel Inspection and Testing
- Specialized Testing
- Recycling Research and Technology
- TxDOT Precertifications and Qualifications
Accredited. Experienced. Trusted.