Materials Testing and Inspection

For more information contact Jim Koch at RCI, jim@rci-nv.com, 775-883-1600

RCI provides construction services, geotechnical engineering and materials lab capabilities to better serve the Carson City, Lake Tahoe, Douglas County and Alpine County areas. For large projects requiring full time inspection RCI can also provide mobile laboratory services.

RCI’s staff of ICBO, ACI, WAQTC certified inspectors and technicians are well trained and experienced in their related fields and are directed and supported by our engineers. Our geotechnical and materials testing division is committed to being on site at regular intervals throughout the project, not just when there are problems. This practice ensures efficient communication between contractors, owners and the project engineer. RCI’s reputation is based in part on our ability to recognize potential problems early in the construction process, helping to avoid unnecessary delays and keeping project costs low.

Field Inspection & Testing

  • Compaction & Stabilization of Subgrade soils
  • Placement & Compaction Monitoring of Aggregate Bases & Sub-bases
  • Placement Inspection of Reinforcing Steel
  • Monitor Structural Masonry
  • Monitor Placement of Underground Utilities
  • Sampling & Field Testing of AC & PCC
  • Monitor Compaction of Asphalt Concrete
  • AC & PCC Batch Plant Inspection
  • Placement Inspection of Slurry & Chip Seals
  • Inspection of High-Strength Bolts & Roof Construction

Laboratory Testing Services

  • Asphalt, Concrete & Masonry Testing
  • Soil & Aggregate Index Tests

Construction Management & Quality Control

  • Project Scheduling
  • Engineer Cost Estimates
  • Project-Specific Quality Control Plans
  • Document Administration
  • Change Orders / Project Closeout
  • Record Drawings

Example Projects

  • CLEAR CREEK TAHOE ENTRANCE ROAD PROJECT
    • Materials testing and inspection of utility and road section construction
    • compaction testing of final SG and AB
    • AC testing
  • KMPUD POWERLINE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
    • Construction Management
    • Compaction Testing
    • QC/QA inspection
  • MONTERRA SUBDIVISION PROJECT
    • Compaction Testing
    • Reinforced Concrete and Post Tensioning Special Inspection
  • LUKINS WATER SYSTEM RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
    • Materials testing and inspection of utility and road section construction
    • compaction testing of final SG and AB
    • AC testing
  • COMSTOCK MINING CELL 6/7 CONSTRUCTION
    • QC/QA inspection of heap leach pad and HDPE Liner system
    • Compaction Testing