1. What is Material Testing?
The test to determine concrete compressive strength conducted according to NZS 3112: Part 2: 1986 while the test to determine the tensile strength of reinforcing bars is conducted according to AS/NZS 4671.
Additionally, CSI is also able to determine weld shear strength of mesh reinforcement, where the test is conducted according to BS EN ISO 15630-2.
2. When would you use Material Testing?
When you want to experimentally determine the properties of concrete and steel reinforcing material from existing reinforced concrete structures, for example because such specifications cannot be found or simply for quality assurance purposes.