Chandler Concrete offers a Technical Services Department with a professional staff that includes a registered engineer and technicians accredited to meet project needs. The corporate laboratory is located in Graham, NC and a satellite lab has been established in Roanoke, VA. Both labs are capable of performing most ASTM tests related to concrete and aggregates.
Our laboratories are managed by a professional engineer licensed in North Carolina and Virginia, who has been certified by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) as a Concrete Technologist. Our technical staff includes:
- One Technician certified by the NRMCA as a Concrete Technologist
- Five Technicians certified by the North Carolina Department of Transportation
- One Technician certified by the Virginia Department of Transportation
- Five Technicians certified by the American Concrete Institute – Level I Field Technicians
- One Technician certified by the American Concrete Institute – Strength Testing Technician
Our technical service staff is available to meet with contractors, engineers, architects, and owners to better understand ready-mixed concrete needs. We can provide insight to ensure that the optimum concrete mix design is provided and proper concrete practices are used to meet individual project needs. This is an added value in that we can ensure your concrete product is delivered in the quality and condition that meets your needs. We can ensure the raw materials used in the production of your concrete meet all specified requirements and are of the highest quality. We can provide technical insight into any concrete related issues that arise during planning and/or construction of your projects.
We can design concrete materials to meet your project needs from strength requirements (current design inventory includes mixes from Controlled Low Strength Materials to 15000psi materials), shrinkage requirements, abrasion resistance, lightweight and heavyweight materials, as well as many other design needs. Our technical staff can troubleshoot concrete issues that arise during construction and assist in the resolution of these issues.
Chandler Concrete stays abreast of current technology and practices by participating in state and national associations. We are members of:
- National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s Research, Engineering and Standards Committee
- Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s Technical Committee
- American Concrete Institute
Do you have questions about concrete, the performance of your concrete, or an issue related to concrete? Please visit our link to the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s Concrete in Practice (CIP) bulletins that address the “What, Why & How” of 39 concrete topics.
View the Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s Position Statements to Testing Labs and Engineers with respect to testing and acceptance of ready-mixed concrete.
Contact our technical services staff.