Material/Equipment Compliance Tests

Every project owner requires testing of materials and equipment prior to placement and after installation. Engineers should be familiar with testing methods, whether or not they will be perform­ing the actual tests. Prior to beginning construction operations, a listing of each test that will be required should be set out.

This will serve as a checklist to be used by QC personnel. This test­ing checklist should list the type and frequency of testing required per each segment of work. Once tests have been performed, a test report documenting the results of the test should be kept on file or put into a «test report» folder for future reference. The following tests are typical tests that will be performed on the jobsite to ensure the quality of work is placed or completed.