Concrete Testing by Accurate Materials Testing for Senakw Project.

Accurate Materials Testing & Engineering: Testing the Foundation –

The importance of material testing on construction projects.

Material testing plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and structural integrity of the building and contributes to the overall quality and durability of the project.

Accurate Materials Testing & Engineering Ltd. in Coquitlam prioritize accuracy and precision in every aspect of their work, including the  upcoming O2 Metrotown by Keltic Development in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Estelle Fitz-Morris, Manager, Business Development from AMTE joins us to discuss her insights on the significance of thorough material testing and the impact material testing has on high-rise construction projects.

O2 Metrotown in Burnaby, British Columbia

What role does materials testing and engineering play in high-rise construction projects?

Materials testing and engineering are critical in ensuring the integrity, safety, and durability of high-rise buildings. These processes evaluate the properties and performance of construction materials ensuring they meet necessary standards.

How do materials testing and engineering contribute to the safety of high-rise buildings?

By rigorously testing construction materials, engineers can identify potential weaknesses or defects that could compromise the building’s structural integrity. This proactive approach ensures that the building meets or exceeds safety standards and regulations, reducing the risk of structural failures or collapses.


What are some of the challenges faced by materials testing and engineering teams in high-rise construction projects?

High-rise construction projects present unique challenges due to the scale, complexity, and demanding structural requirements of tall buildings. Testing materials at elevated heights, coordinating with multiple shareholders, ensuring quality control throughout the construction process, and meeting tight project deadlines are among the challenges faced by materials testing and engineering.teams. 


How do advancements in materials testing technology impact high-rise construction projects?

Advancements in materials testing technology, such as concrete monitoring systems, have revolutionized materials testing and engineering in construction. These technologies enable accurate, efficient, and comprehensive testing, resulting in safer and more resilient buildings. AMTE offers concrete monitoring for:

  • Thermal monitoring for mass concrete pours
  • Concrete placement monitoring
  • Thermal Control Plans
  • Maturity Monitoring


How can materials testing and engineering contribute to the long-term durability and maintenance of high-rise buildings?

Thorough materials testing and engineering analysis during the design and construction phases help identify potential durability issues and implement preventive measures, extending the lifespan of high-rise buildings.


“Analysis during the design and construction phases help identify potential durability
issues and implement
preventive measures, extending the lifespan of high-rise buildings.”

Materials Testing


  • Slump
  • Temperature
  • Cylinder Casting
  • Curing
  • Compression Strength
  • Full-time Monitoring


  • Compaction Testing
  • Proctor Testing
  • Sieve Analysis
  • Sampling


  • Marshall Test
  • Density Testing
Specialty Services
  • Pull Out Test
  • LOK Test
  • Floor Flatness Testing
  • Maturity Test
  • Bond Test
  • Cutting, Coring & Rebar Detection
  • Non-Destructive Testing
Materials Engineering
  • Specifications for repair procedures for concrete structures (walls, columns, suspended slab, slab on grade, beams, stairs, and foundations, underground structures (water, electrical, and sewage), and cracked and damaged concrete
  • Repair supervision and field reviews
  • Engineering sign-off upon project completion
  • Shotcrete
  • Post Tension
  • Mix Designs
  • Damage and failure analysis
  • As-build conditions
  • Steel inspection
Concrete Repair
  • Distress in hardened concrete – including pavements, floor slabs and foundation elements
  • Forensic investigations to determine the cause of distress development in concrete structures

Our experience and expertise aid in developing a methodical approach that is helpful for all parties involved in legal cases to bring the facts out.  We can determine the cause of the deterioration and recommend solutions.

Our team of skilled engineers and certified technicians are committed to ensuring that your project receives the highest level of quality control and assurance.  We prioritize accuracy and precision in every aspect of our work, assuming you of reliable results that meet the strictest industry standards.


6-130 Glacier St. Coquitlam, BC V3K 5Z6

Accurate Materials Testing & Engineering is proud to hold esteemed certifications that validate our commitment to excellence in materials testing and engineering. Our materials testing laboratory has been certified by the Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL), we are permitted to practice by Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC) and have Post Tension Institute’s Level II Inspector Certification.