Singapore laboratory to provide materials testing for Changi Airport project


Element Materials Technology’s Singapore laboratory, Admaterials Technologies Pte Ltd, has agreed a contract with civil engineering firm Hock Lian Seng Infrastructure – Sembcorp Design and Construction JV to provide civil and construction materials testing for the third runway project at Singapore’s Changi Airport. Admaterials is part of Exova Group Ltd, which was recently acquired by Element to create one world-class global testing services partner (see 'Element Materials Technology and Exova Group Ltd become one').

Working from Admaterials’ main laboratory and a bespoke on-site laboratory, the team will conduct all testing related to the airport’s third runway project, including soil, cement-treated base, concrete and steel bar materials testing, aggregate and in-situ density testing, including nuclear density gauge and sand replacement and non-destructive testing.

Matt Davies, EVP Infrastructure and Environmental, Element, commented: “Our Singapore laboratory has played an integral role in many facets of the Changi Airport construction project and we are pleased to have secured a contract with Hock Lian Seng Infrastructure – Sembcorp Design and Construction JV for this phase of the work. We have created a tailored approach to meet the requirements of the contract, including the development of an in-house method for testing the unconfined compressive strength of cement-treated base. This method will be accredited in September 2018 and the Singapore laboratory will be the first to receive accreditation and conduct the testing.”

Admaterials Technologies provides testing in the construction sector, as well as chemical, environmental and mechanical testing and certification services.