Construction Phase

Materials Consulting & Testing

Raba Kistner is known throughout the industry as a leader for providing inspection and testing services of construction materials. Our knowledgeable professionals, along with our vast experience and innovative equipment, protect clients’ interests during construction, and our field representatives operate with minimal disruption to active sites. Standard services include NRMCA batch plant and truck inspections, foundation observation and testing, concrete compressive and flexural strength testing, soils compaction testing, and asphalt quality testing.

Raba Kistner’s special inspection services involve soils, concrete, wood framing, steel, fire proofing, and Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) materials. In the industry, we have set ourselves apart by providing specialized laboratory and field testing. Some tests are conducted to qualify materials, while others are conducted by either non-destructive methods or destructive methods to determine the properties of materials and/or structures.

Specialized Testing Services

  • Alkali Silica Reactivity Testing
  • Rapid Chloride Ion Permeability Testing
  • High-Performance Concrete Mix Designs
  • Maturity Meter Testing of Concrete
  • Fly Ash and Portland Cement Testing
  • Polish Value Testing of Aggregates by the British Pendulum Method
  • Freeze-Thaw Testing of Concrete
  • Resonance Frequency Testing of Concrete
  • Ground Penetrating Radar Testing of Concrete
  • Sulfate Testing of Soils
  • FAA, TxDOT, and Superpave Mix Designs for Asphaltic Concrete
  • Load Testing of Materials and Building Assemblies
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