Testing and Industrial Services

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The Testing and Industrial Services Branch performs testing on a wide range of building and civil engineering materials.The department also conducts technical assessments of building systems, on-site building defect investigations and participate in the review and development of national and international standards, including the Jamaica National Building Code.

Services offered by the Testing and Industrial Services Branch

Aggregates for Concrete

  • Aggregates Impact Valiue

  • Aggregates Crushing Value

  • Elongation Index

  • Flakiness Index

  • Percentage Wear {L.A. abrasion}

  • Sieve Analysis

  • Organic Impurities and Sugar

  • Specific Gravity Coarse

  • Specific Gravity Fine

  • Water Absorption

  • Soundness                                                                                               

  • Deleterious Substances

  • Material Finer than 75um

  • Moisture Content

Soils

  • Plastic Limit

  • Compaction (proctor)

  • California Bearing Ratio

Cement

  • Specific Surface Fineness

  • Compressive Strength Mortar

  • Consistency

  • Setting Time

  • Density

  • Autoclave Expansion

Concrete Blocks

  • Compressive Strength(10)

  • Width of Cavity  (3)

  • Volume of cavity (3)

  • Density (3)

  • Dimensions  (10)

Ready Mix Concrete Cubes and Cylinders

  • Compressive strength (cubes)

  • Compressive Strength (cyl.)

  • Temperture

  • Air Content

  • Slump

  • Coring

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Bureau of Standards Jamaica
6 Winchester Road, Kingston 10, Jamaica
Tel: (876) 618-1534, (876) 632-4275

Email: info@bsj.org.jm