HiQA Geotechnical opens new Asphalt Laboratory

The largest independent testing lab in Northern Australia is now open for business.

For the first time, Northern Territory construction, defence and mining industries have access to a construction materials testing operation that conducts in-house assessments for road projects from investigation to sealing.

The official opening of HiQA Geotechnical’s new Asphalt Laboratory on July 1, 2017, means locals have better access to asphalt and bitumen testing – specifically, the review and testing of:

  • Bitumen content;
  • Particle size distribution;
  • Marshall block testing;
  • Stability and flow;
  • Maximum density;
  • Voids ratio; and
  • Thickness.

The facility is the largest independent testing laboratory of its kind in Northern Australia. This testing scope expansion means clients can conduct quality assurance activities undertaken on all asphalt and bitumen products.

HiQA will work with you to determine testing timeframes to meet the requirements of your individual project.

With a strong commitment to achieving successful project outcomes, timely delivery and accurate results, HiQA’s new Asphalt Laboratory is NATA accredited for a wide range of tests under AS 2891.

For a full list of capabilities, please download the Laboratory Scope of Accreditation.

The laboratory launch comes after HiQA Geotechnical won the 2017 Telstra Northern Territory Business of the Year on Tuesday July 4, 2017. In June, HiQA newcomer James Acton also took out the Rae Snodgrass Apprentice of the Year at the Civil Contractors Federation NT Earth Awards.

If you need to conduct asphalt and bitumen testing, contact HiQA today for a free quote. Phone: 08 8947 4802 or visit http://hiqa.com.au/request-a-quote/