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SGS UAE Now Accredited for Geotechnical and Construction Material Testing in Abu Dhabi

May 24, 2024

Our UAE geotechnical and construction material testing laboratory in Dubai has recently achieved the esteemed ENAS accreditation for Abu Dhabi, affirming our commitment to excellence.

Granted by the Emirates National Accreditation System (ENAS) under the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) of Abu Dhabi, this accreditation empowers us to conduct soil investigations and material testing for all projects within the Emirate, ensuring compliance with the highest industry standards.

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Soil investigation and material testing play a pivotal role in the construction field, serving as the foundation upon which successful projects are built. Here are some key reasons why these processes are essential:

Ensuring Structural Integrity: Soil investigation helps in understanding the characteristics and behaviour of the soil beneath a construction site. Assessing factors such as soil composition, moisture content, and bearing capacity, guides engineers in designing stable and resilient foundations that upholds the structural integrity of buildings and infrastructure.

Mitigating Risks: Conducting thorough soil investigations allows for the identification of potential hazards such as soil liquefaction, expansive soils, or underground water tables. Addressing these risks with proper design and construction methods minimizes the chance of ground-related issues during and after construction.

Optimizing Material Selection: Material testing assesses construction materials like concrete, asphalt, aggregates, and steel for strength, durability, and consistency. This enables construction teams to choose the most suitable materials, enhancing project performance and longevity.

Compliance and Quality Assurance: Adhering to regulatory standards and quality control measures is essential in the construction industry. Through accredited soil investigation and material testing services, developers and contractors can ensure compliance with regulations.

Cost Savings and Project Efficiency: Early investment in soil investigation and material testing leads to long-term cost savings. Identifying potential issues and selecting optimal materials and methods minimizes delays, rework, and repairs, improving project efficiency and profitability.

Quality assurance in construction begins beneath the surface with soil investigations and extends to the materials we use. Our commitment to excellence ensures that every project we undertake is built on a solid foundation.

Joshua Thomas - Assistant Manager Business Development, Industries & Environment, SGS UAE

Thomas Joshua

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