Using Concrete Strength to Determine Traffic Openings vs. Concrete Maturity Testing

Concrete strength testing, while still relevant, isn’t the most ideal option for traffic openings – especially if it is a highly traveled highway.  It requires fabrication of the concrete samples near the slab, demolding, curing the samples on site until 24 hours prior to testing the specimen, transporting them demolded … Read More

G3’s Concrete Testing Lab: What Are the Basic Categories of Concrete Testing?

Before any material can be used in construction, there’s a set of tests and inspections to carry out to ensure that it meets certain standards and specifications. Concrete, for example, goes through two different categories of quality testing tests to predict its future performance: Field Testing and Laboratory Testing. Laboratory … Read More

LCA and EPD Sustainability

California is one of the leading states with commitments from all parts of every industry to strive to reduce the carbon footprint and Co² in the next 30 years. The construction industry is very much a part of this movement with individual materials that make up concrete and asphalt being … Read More

Looking Back: First Quarter Project Spotlight – Friant Kern Canal Middle Reach Capacity Correction Project

The Friant-Kern Canal is a 152-mile-long waterway that extends from the Friant Dam at Millerton Lake north of Fresno to the Kern River in Bakersfield. The original canal, built-in 1951, was designed to convey up to 5,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) of water to over 1 million acres of … Read More

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