Our teams have a very wide range of testing tools and methods at their disposal for precise and exhaustive assessment of your constructions (structure and materials).

Whether you are a project owner, project manager or a construction company, we work alongside you to check the health and performance of your structures as well as the quality of the work carried out. Our experts act as a trusted technical third parties to certify your constructions and secure the progress of your projects. Our role is to ensure the smooth running of your project and minimise any adverse delay.

The size of our equipment fleet, spread across all of our agencies, allows us to be very responsive wherever the worksite.



Structures – our methods

  • Concrete cover meter
  • Concrete and soil ground penetrating radar (GPR)
  • Ultrasonic tomography
  • Acoustic admittance
  • Impact-echo
  • Infrared thermography
  • Slostress®
  • Ultrasound measurements
  • Half-cell potential​​
  • Rebound hammer
  • s’MASH​​
  • Corrosion speed measurement​​​​
  • Crossbow test
  • Loading test and monitoring sensors
  • Video endoscopy
  • Digital coating measurement ​

Concrete cover meter

The profometer generates a magnetic field, which in turn induces an opposing magnetic field on the surface of any electrically conductive material. The resulting change in voltage is then utilized for the measurement.

Concrete and soil ground penetrating radar (GPR)

Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a non-destructive method that uses electromagnetic radiation in the microwave band of the radio spectrum to investigate and image the subsurface of underground utilities such as concrete, asphalt, metals, pipes, cables and masonry through the reflection of those signals.

Ultrasonic tomography

Internal defects detection (up to 1m) like voids, delamination, honeycombing, poor quality bond in overlays. The MIRA Tomographer emits shear waves into the concrete and measures the travel time and amplitude of those pulses that are reflected to an object in the concrete structures to create a three-dimensional (3-D) representation of internal defects.

Acoustic admittance



Use of reflected stress waves to obtain information on the depth of the internal reflecting interface. The use of impact-generated stress (sound) waves propagate through concrete and masonry are reflected by both internal and external flaws which allows for the testing of Concrete and Masonry using the Impact-Echo method.

Infrared thermography

Infrared (IR) thermography detects emitted radiation in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum (wavelengths longer than the visible light portion of the spectrum), acquires and then analyses them.


Strain relief technology to assess the actual residual stress condition of a structure (accuracy of ± 0.5 Mpa).

Ultrasonic pulse velocity

Ultrasonic pulse velocity is a non-destructive method for measuring the local thickness of a solid element based on the time the ultrasound wave emitted, took to return to the surface.

Half-cell potential

In reinforced concrete structures, there is a natural protective film that forms on the surface and prevents the bar from corroding. With time and due to the presence of oxygen and water, an electrochemical reaction initiates the process of corrosion to rebars inside concrete. The half-cell potential test is used to determine the probability of corrosion within the rebar in reinforced concrete structures 

Rebound hammer

Rapid estimation of the concrete compressive strength. The Rebound Hammer test is a non-destructive test that allows for a fast and in-situ way of obtaining the compressive strength of the concrete by allowing a mass with a constant energy to hit the concrete and bounce back. The higher it bounces back, the greater the concrete strength.


Impulse response test for rapid screening of the integrity of structures. The s’MASH uses an instrumented rubber tipped hammer with a velocity transducer that measures the amplitude of the response of the stress waves produced by the impact of the hammer on the element.

Corrosion speed measurement


Crossbow test

​Tool developed by SIXENSE to assess the remaining force in wires/strands used in pre-stressed concrete structures. The Crossbow analyses the state of prestressed structures by removing a part of the concrete to connect to the PT cables and calculate the strength required to move this cable by a few millimeters.

Loading test and monitoring sensors

 During the construction, the most important thing to keep in mind is the ability of the soil to withstand the loads imposed by the structure. Thus, the foundation should be strong enough to support the loads. This makes load testing an important aspect of building construction. Loading test can be done for the foundation as well as the post constructed structures also to ensure the load bearing capacity by applying certain load on it and measuring the deflections. 

Video endoscopy

Video endoscopy shall be used as part of the visual inspection of disorders on different structures. 

This can be used in situations where the direct visibility is not possible. For example, the situation inside a post tension cable duct. 

Digital coating measurement

A protective coating is very important in the durability of steel structures. The use of a gauge to measure the coating thickness on the steel elements shall allow to define the zones on the steel elements where the coating is thin or completely lost, if any. For this task, an instrument known as elcometer shall be used. 

Materials – our methods

  • Corrosimetry measurements
  • Physico-chemical characterisation of concrete and masonry
  • Tests on steel and assemblies
  • Laboratory analyses for materials and coatings