Thurber Engineering Ltd.

Materials

Thurber’s engineers and technologists provide consulting for the selection and design of construction materials to achieve or increase the design service life of structural components. In addition, we provide in-place condition evaluation services to determine conformance of construction procedures and materials to project specifications and good construction practices.

Earthworks Monitoring at Dam Site - Southern AB

Earthworks Monitoring at Dam Site - Southern AB

High Performance Concrete Bridge Deck Pour - Calgary, AB

High Performance Concrete Bridge Deck Pour - Calgary, AB

MASW Testing of Mine Tailings - Northern AB

MASW Testing of Mine Tailings - Northern AB

Grinding Concrete Cylinders - Edmonton, AB

Grinding Concrete Cylinders - Edmonton, AB

SCC Flow Test - Calgary, AB

SCC Flow Test - Calgary, AB

Cast in Place Concrete Pile Construction - Southern AB

Cast in Place Concrete Pile Construction - Southern AB

FWD Pavement Testing - Southern ON

FWD Pavement Testing - Southern ON

RC Column Testing - Calgary, AB

RC Column Testing - Calgary, AB

Bedrock Coring Inside Tunnel - Calgary, AB

Bedrock Coring Inside Tunnel - Calgary, AB

Hydraulic Conductivity Testing of Liner Samples - Calgary, AB

Hydraulic Conductivity Testing of Liner Samples - Calgary, AB

Longevity of construction and construction materials and their ability to provide utility for which they are designed are of paramount economic importance in all projects.

Thurber’s professionals and technologists add value to projects providing materials engineering consulting for the selection and design of construction materials to achieve the design service life of structural components. Additionally we provide in-place condition evaluation services to assist in the design of repair/remediation measures required to extend the service life of structural components.

The Materials Engineering services offered by Thurber include:

  • mixture designs and reviews for Portland cement concrete, roller compacted and no slump concrete, shotcrete, and asphalt concrete
  • pavement designs and evaluations
  • consulting on admixtures, silica fume and fly ash
  • aggregate quality evaluations including alkali-aggregate reactivity (AAR) tests
  • concrete bridge deck and parkade slabs condition evaluations
  • rebar cover and corrosion surveys, data analysis and evaluation
  • chloride sampling, diffusion analysis, service life computations
  • consulting on rehabilitation of concrete structures materials
  • failure investigations
  • review and preparation of technical specification for soil, concrete and asphalt materials and construction

A wide range of services are offered by Thurber Professionals and Technologists to determine conformance of construction procedures and materials to the project specifications, design assumptions and good construction practices.

Our services include:

  • construction materials testing: soil, aggregates, asphalt, grout, concrete, shotcrete, mortar
  • pile construction monitoring and load testing
  • site grading operations monitoring
  • soil proof rolling
  • soil, concrete and asphalt placement monitoring
  • mass concrete temperature monitoring
  • precast concrete production monitoring
  • aggregate crusher products quality monitoring 
  • in situ testing of clay liners
  • Benkelman beam testing and data analysis
  • soil-structure interaction testing
  • frost depth monitoring

Thurber’s well equipped laboratories are designed to conduct a wide range of tests on a variety of construction materials to assist engineers select representative design parameters and also for quality assurance purposes. Our testing capabilities range from routine tests on a variety of construction materials to advanced testing such as high and low pressure triaxial strength, deformation, consolidation, shear and swelling potential of soils.

Our laboratory methods and materials include:

  • soil and rock
  • Portland cement grouts, mortars and concrete
  • conventional and polymer modified asphalt concrete
  • construction aggregates
  • soil cement
  • masonry and concrete blocks/bricks
  • paving stones
  • epoxies