ATC Associates Inc.

Construction Materials Testing & Inspection Services


Cardno ATC provides systematic testing and inspection services to assure materials utilized during construction meet project specifications and sustainability goals. Whether your project is simple or complex, Cardno ATC has the QA/QC expertise to meet your needs. We routinely provide testing and inspection services during construction of foundations, highways, railroads, dams, bridges, towers, low and high-rise buildings, airports, auto plants, distribution centers, industrial plants, stadiums, healthcare facilities, higher education, K-12 schools, water supply and sewage treatment facilities, dock and waterway facilities, power plants and many other construction projects.

Cardno ATC works with architects, engineers, owners, general contractors and participants throughout each phase of the project – from feasibility/planning, design development, construction and fabrication and post-construction operations. Our services can save significant money by preventing change orders during construction and reducing future maintenance and repair cost. These services may be conducted in the laboratory, fabricating plant or at your construction site and include:Preconstruction Planning

  • LEED® Consulting
  • Materials selection, evaluation and location
  • Materials evaluation for renovation
  • Structural testing for renovation
  • Roof testing and evaluation
  • Asbestos consultation
  • Waterproofing evaluation

Preconstruction Design Development

  • Specification review and recommendations
  • Concrete specifications recommendations
  • Aggregate evaluation
  • Quality control & quality assurance parameters
  • Testing & inspection cost estimates
  • Vendor and contractor selection

Vibration & Blast Monitoring
International Code Council (ICC) Special Inspections
Threshold Inspections
Construction Materials Testing & Inspection

  • LEED Consulting
  • Soils and earthwork
  • Shallow and deep foundation installation observation
  • Concrete mix design
  • Concrete testing
  • Reinforcing steel evaluation
  • Post-tensioning tendon placement and stressing observation
  • Floor Profiling Surveys (Flatness/Levelness)
  • Masonry testing
  • Grout testing
  • Block and brick testing
  • Structural steel inspection
  • Structual steel evaluation (shop and field) including NDT using VT, UT, MT, PT, Eddy Current & Radiography methods
  • Fire-Proofing testing and evaluation
  • Structural wood
  • Asphalt mix design
  • Asphalt pavement testing and inspection
  • Roof installation observation
  • Precast concrete (plant and field) including fit-up
  • Field repair observations
  • Weld examinations

Roofing & Waterproofing ConsultingNew Roof Construction

  • Deck Waterproofing services include:
  • Specification Writing
  • CAD-generated Roof Plans
  • Existing plan and specification reviews
  • Pre-construction meetings
  • Bidder Prequalification
  • Budget forecasting
  • Assistance with bidding & contract award process
  • Roof installation observation

Roofing & Waterproofing ConsultingForensic Roof Surveys

  • Infrared
  • Nuclear gauge
  • Electrical capacitance
  • Visual

Disaster Response
Asset Management/Maintenance Technology
Forensic Non-destructive Testing/Inspection

  • Concrete in-place
  • Slab and wall thickness
  • Reinforcing steel locations
  • Ultrasonic
  • Magnetic particle
  • Dye penetration
  • Radiography
  • Infrared
  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

Building Envelope Quality Assurance

  • Reviews
  • Approved Shop Drawings
  • Specifications
  • Submittals
  • Site Observations
  • Balcony & Corridor Waterproofing
  • Exterior Unit Doors
  • General Interior
  • Metal Stud Walls
  • Windows

Post-Construction & Operations
Stormwater Monitoring Services (NPDES)
Examination/Testing of In-Place Materials

  • Ultrasonic
  • Infrared
  • Sonic emissions
  • Building audits
  • Fire damage investigation
  • Roof moisture analysis
  • Structural load tests
  • Failure investigation and consultation
  • Expert Testimony

Nuclear Quality Assurance

  • Audits, Programs, Quality Assurance/Quality Control

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