Laboratory Testing

Sound laboratory testing is a core NOVA value. Our in-house testing lab is staffed by trained, experienced and certified technicians dedicated to providing quality services. Our laboratory maintains the highest degree of certification and accreditation for equipment, methodology, quality control and technical training. We are inspected by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) through their Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL), as well as AASHTO-AAP Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL) inspection and certification programs, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). These agencies oversee the testing of aggregate, concrete, masonry, asphalt and steel to ensure that proper laboratory techniques and methodology are followed.

NOVA’s lab team is certified by:

  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technology (NICET)
  • Nevada Alliance for Quality Transportation Construction(NAQTC)
  • International Accreditation Service (IAS)

Project Profiles

  • Concrete Change of Length

  • R-Value & HVEEM Stability

  • Los Angeles Abrasion

  • Moisture Vapor Emissions & Rapid Relative Humidity

  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

  • Floor Flatness & Floor Levelness

  • Concrete Compression

  • Specific Gravity of Cores (Corelok) & Coring Services

  • Asphalt

  • Soils

  • Large Capacity Oven

  • Ultrasonic - UT Inspections

  • Aggregate