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SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, was assigned a contract to provide complex Pavement Engineering for the Reid Alexander Interchange Project in Perth, Australia by Abigroup in May 2011.

Reid Alexander Interchange, a design and construction road project within the City of Swan and City of Stirling, in the northern metropolitan suburbs of Perth, Australia, involves a grade-separated interchange at the intersection of Reid Highway and Alexander Drive, aimed at improving road safety.

In order to assess the performance and ensure best quality of the newly constructed highway, Abigroup, one of Australia’s leading engineering and construction contractors, looked for a reliable third-party testing company.

Due to its first-rate experience and know-how in similar projects, SGS Australia was awarded the contract to execute periodic pavement surveys on a sub-contractor basis as part of Pavement Engineering services.

Throughout the entire contract, SGS is measuring the top layer of the road for rideability and roughness properties, by comparing the acquired and processed data with the contract specification limits. Drawing on its extensive expertise and competence in the construction sector, SGS’s team of highly skilled experts provides a wide portfolio of pavement performance assessments, including FWD Deflection, Roughness Survey and Rutting, applying a Digital Multi-Laser Profilometer (DMLP), Skid Resistance Measurements, using the British Pendulum Tester and other Visual Inspections to detect any surface unevenness and pavement failures.

Applying complex Pavement Engineering services, SGS conducts pavement assessments on a regular basis; just after the construction stage, one year and three years after the construction completion as well as carrying out a final survey after seven years for the end of a correction period phase, to ensure the best quality and performance of the newly constructed highway. During this time, SGS equipment is regularly updated to incorporate the latest technologies in accordance with national and international standards and requirements.

In addition, SGS experts provide the client with rapid and comprehensive monitoring and reporting services and assistance in issuing prompt conformance reports for final approval.

With SGS’s help, the construction of the Reid Alexander Interchange is being thoroughly tested, to guarantee the best quality and safety standards.

About SGS Industrial Services

Industrial Services is one of the major business lines of the SGS Group, a global service provider for technical verification, inspection, testing and conformity assessment. SGS Industrial Services ensures that the customer’s installations, material, equipment, facilities and projects meet all quality and performance requirements, whether they are regulatory, voluntary or customer based. Industrial Services has decades’ worth of experience and some remarkable references in serving key industries, such as Construction, Industrial Manufacturing and Trade, the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry, Power Generation and Transmission, Banks and Financial Institutions, as well as Renewable Energy.

As the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS has accreditations to all major standards and is recognized as a leading global benchmark in the field of inspection, verification, certification and testing. With experienced and qualified staff, SGS operates an extensive network of offices and laboratories in various fields, which offer a wide range of product certification services.

For further information, please contact:

SGS Industrial Services
Tony Mansour
Senior Material Engineer

James Graham
Industrial Marketing Development Manager

SGS Australia
36 Railway Parade
Welshpool 6106
Western Australia

t: +61  1300 781744
f: +641 9458 3700


SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 67,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world.