Geotechnical Services Unit

Geotechnical Services Unit

Geotechnical & Laboratory Services Unit of Access Engineering was launched to fulfill a void in diverse Investigation and Quality Assurance requirement of the Construction Industry in Sri Lanka. From its modest beginning, this unit has grown and diversified its operations expanding its operations exponentially and presently is capable of providing geotechnical & laboratory testing services and ground improvement total solutions.

Our Staff is competent in handling quality assurance and technical challenges and providing viable technical solutions to meet each customer’s individual requirements.

Geotechnical Laboratory Services

Our areas of expertise under this category include Geotechnical Investigations, Laboratory Services, Surveying & Levelling and Creating Drawings. We use state of the art equipment to carry out operations with speed and efficiency. We also have an in-house expertise to perform Quality Assurance and Quality Control Services for Highways, Road construction, Bridges, Flyovers and Water Supply Projects. In addition, we boast of our extensive laboratory facilities with experienced laboratory experts who are dedicated to provide the best services to our extensive clientele.

The Geo Lab and Survey Section of the Unit maintains a technically strong team of professionals. Team members include Material Engineers, QA & QC Engineers, Lab Technicians as well as Surveyors, with knowledge and expertise pertaining to the Geotechnical field. Our highly motivated and dedicated staff is qualified to provide an efficient service to our clients.

The Section is equipped with a modern apparatus, which needs to run Quality Control on any building, highway or other construction project. We take pride in being the first to introduce the latest equipment to the industry such as Hydrogen Leak Detectors and Ground Penetration Radar Systems. Also, we introduced latest technical solutions and CLSM (Controlled Low Strength Material) is one such solution provided by us for utility trench refilling which was undertaken for the first time in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB) for Conformity Assessment has certified that our Geotechnical and Laboratory Services Unit complies with the international accreditation criteria for testing, calibration of laboratories and Mechanical Testing on Building Material as described in ISO/ IEC 17025.

We offer a wide range of services

  • Engineering Material Testing
  • Concrete Testing
  • Aggregate Testing
  • Soil Testing
  • Geotechnical Investigations
  • Pavement Investigations
  • Surveying & Leveling
  • Quality Assurance Services for Infrastructure projects
  • Concrete Mix Design

Backed by the years of experience in cast in-situ piling operations, Access Engineering offers a number of pile testing solutions to our clients. Our in-house pile testing team bears a sound knowledge and experience in quality control and assurance of pile foundations and the team is equipped with cutting edge instruments and software that are capable of delivering effective results under the most extreme ground conditions.

The tests that we conduct are;

  • Cross Hole Sonic Logging Test (CHSL)
  • Low Strain Pile Integrity Test (PIT)
  • Maintained Load Test (MLT)

Recently Completed Projects

  • Geotechnical Investigation Pavement Investigation and Quality assurance testing for Hambantota International Airport Development Project - China Harbour Engineering Company-China
  • Pavement Investigation testing for Rehabilitation & Improvement for Mannar to Jaffna-A32 Road Project - Central Engineering Consultansy Bureau
  • Geotechnical Investigation, Quality control and Quality assurance testing of Concrete for Salinity Barrier Project over Walawe River at Ambalantota
  • Geotechnical Investigation and Quality assurance testing for Piling work for Sangupiddy Bridge- Jaffna
  • Pavement Investigation and Quality assurance & Quality control testing for Trinco to Batticaloa Road Project
  • Geotechnical Investigation and Quality assurance testing for Henamulla & Dematagoda Housing Project for under served in Colombo Phase-2
  • Geotechnical Investigation for Sri Lanka Regional Bridge Programme I & II
  • Quality Assurance testing for Dialog Opticle Fibre Network Project
  • Geotechnical Investigation and Quality assurance testing for Polduwa Bridge Project
  • Geotechnical Investigation for Outer Circular Highway – Kaduwela to Kerawalapitiya Section - RDA
  • Quality Assurance testing of Piling works for Outer Circular Highway – Kottawa to Kaduwela Section - Taisei Corporation- Japan
  • Geotechnical Investigation and Quality assurance testing for Dehiwala, Nugegoda & Veyangoda Fly Over Bridge Project
  • Geotechnical Investigation and Quality assurance testing for Galagedara-Rambukkana Road Project