Facilities

BRS has a cooperative linkage with the Construction Materials and Structures Laboratory (CoMSLab) of the Institute of Civil Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman.

CoMSLab has testing facilities for cement, concrete, soils, aggregates, masonry and other related materials. Field equipment for testing geotechnical properties, such as cone penetrometer, is also available.

 

Testing Equipment

 

Mechanical Testing

200,000 lb-capacity Reihle Universal Testing Machine
300,000 lb-capacity Reihle Universal Testing Machine
2,000 lb-capacity Tinius Olsen Universal Testing Machine
100 kN Instron Universal Testing Machine
10 kN Instron Universal Testing Machine
Concrete Mixer
Concrete Cutter
Concrete Grinder

Concrete Strength and Durability Testing

Rebound Hammer
Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Apparatus
Rebar Scanner
Compressometer and Extensometer Apparatus
Concrete Impermeability Apparatus
Concrete Coring Machine

Corrosion Testing

Half Cell Potential Apparatus
Rapid Migration Setups
Crack Inspection Kits
Crack Microscope
Cyclic Wet-and-Dry Apparatus
Potentiostat
Autotitrator
Ion Chromatography Apparatus

Sealant and Related Materials Testing

Accelerated Weathering Apparatus
Hockman Cycle Tester
Durometer

Wall Panel Testing

Wall Panel Testing Machine
Wind and Rain Penetration Testing Machine (coming soon)

Aggregates Testing

Mechanical sieve shaker
Los Angeles Abrasion Machine
California Bearing Ratio Apparatus

Cement and Mortar Testing

Air Content Meter
Gilmore Apparatus
Blaine Air Permeability Apparatus
Vicat Apparatus
High Pressure Cement Autoclave Apparatus
Mortar Mixer
Motorized Flow Table

Asphalt and Pavement Testing

Automatic Marshall Compactor
Digital Compression Frames
Standard Penetrometer
Cleveland Flash/Fire Point Tester
Centrifuge Extractor
Fume Hood
Softening Ring and Ball
Water Baths

Fire Testing

Toxicity Chamber
Fire Testing Furnace (coming soon)

Soils

Cone Penetrometer
Manual Auger Boring Apparatus
Compaction Molds

universal testing machine comslabThe Universal Testing Machine (UTM)
located in the COMSLAB

cone penetration test setupCone Penetration Test (CPT) setup