The Structural Concrete Unit of the Construction & Materials Bureau supports VTrans projects, assuring that the structural concrete and reinforcing steel are in compliance with the given specifications. Additionally, the Structural Concrete unit maintains an AASHTO accredited laboratory.
The Structural Concrete Unit evaluates concrete mix designs, sources of materials, products used in production and repair of structural concrete.
The Structural Concrete Unit also monitors the production and Quality Control activities of precast and prestressed elements, to ensure manufacturing is in accordance with VTrans specifications.
The Materials Field Inspection staff are responsible for conducting field inspections and acceptance testing at contractor-owned production plants producing Portland Cement Concrete and Pre-cast Concrete materials for VTrans projects.
To assure that production facilities comply with the Agency’s Quality Laboratory Program, inspection staff conduct annual inspections of all Portland Cement Concrete production plants producing materials for VTrans projects.
The Chemistry Laboratory
provides analytical support to the Construction & Materials Bureau
and VTrans. In addition to quality assurance testing, the lab conducts investigative testing and research to evaluate materials used in our projects This testing contributes to the quality and longevity of our transportation infrastructure. This laboratory is AASHTO accredited.
The Cement Laboratory provides quality assurance testing for cementitious materials. This testing ensures compliance with specifications and provides data for structural concrete mix designs. This laboratory is AASHTO accredited.