Laboratory Materials Testing

Cambium maintains and operates its own construction materials testing laboratory facility, which complements our geotechnical and field inspection services. With the recent addition of the laboratory our firm is able provide a complete service line in geotechnical engineering from the initial geotechnical investigation through to on-site construction inspections, including laboratory construction material testing on the various products employed at the project site. With over 85 years of combined experience, our senior laboratory staff oversees a team of competent, certified technicians trained in the various materials testing methods. The Cambium materials testing laboratory provides testing of the following materials using the latest testing standards used in the industry.

  • Concrete
  • Mortar
  • Aggregates
  • Soils
  • Bituminous (as of May 1, 2013)

Cambium construction materials testing facility is presently in the process of obtaining certification by the Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL) for the testing of concrete, bituminous, aggregates and soil. A more detailed description of the laboratory services provided for the various products is as follows:


  • Concrete Cylinder Compressive Strength Testing
  • Concrete Core Compressive Strength Testing
  • Concrete Density Determination


  • Mortar Mix Compressive Strength Testing
  • Grout Strength Compressive Strength Testing


  • Low Complexity Testing
    • Gradation Analysis
    • Wash Pass 75µm Sieve Determination
    • Percent of Crushed Particles Determination
    • Percent Flat & Elongated Particles
    • Asphalt Coated Particles Determination


  • Marshall Mix Properties Testing
  • Asphalt Content Determination
  • Mix Gradation Analysis
  • Compaction Testing
  • High Complexity Testing
    • Relative Density & Absorption – Coarse Aggregates
    • Relative Density & Absorption – Fine Aggregates
    • Magnesium Soundness
    • Petrographic Analysis – Coarse Aggregate
    • Organic Impurities in Concrete Sand
    • Freeze Thaw Testing of Coarse Aggregates
    • Two or More Crushed Face Determination
    • Micro-Deval Abrasion Testing – Coarse Aggregate
    • Micro-Deval Abrasion Testing – Fine Aggregates
    • One Point Proctor Determination
    • Determination of Contaminates in Coarse Aggregate
    • Determination of the Presence of Plastic Fines


  • Moisture Content Determination
  • Gradation Analysis employing Hydrometer
  • Specific Gravity Determination of Soils
  • Liquid Limit Determination
  • Plastic Limit Determination
  • Plasticity Index Determination
  • Standard Proctor Density Testing

Contact us to speak with one of our qualified staff members to discuss your circumstances and learn how we can eliminate uncertainties and provide you with practical solutions that are tailored to your First Nation’s specific needs.

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705.657.1126 (Telephone)

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Cambium Indigenous Professional Services
1109 Mississauga Street, Curve Lake First Nation, Ontario K0L 1R0