ACS provide a seamless all-in-one service for Geotechnical and Chemical laboratory testing, Site Investigation, Geotechnical, Contaminated Land and waste assessment. All covered by our professional indemnity insurance. Our mission at ACS is to deliver high quality testing of construction materials and chemical substances that are harmful to health, property and our environment. All the while offering a first-class professional service tailored to our client’s requirements.
Situated on the south coast of England, ACS was formed in 1987 to provide a quality construction material testing and consultancy business. Over the past 35 years ACS has grown to include UKAS Accredited laboratories for both physical and chemical properties. Whilst aimed at the Construction and Environmental industry, our laboratories provide testing for most sector requirements.
ACS has capability in analysis of:
- Primary and Secondary Aggregates
- Concrete and Mortar
- Modified and Stabilised Soils
- Polymer Stabilised Materials
- Leachate and Water
ACS offer these services from their main laboratories in Poole, Dorset and through our many satellite laboratories both in the UK and abroad.
Please see below for a list of the services provided by ACS:
The ACS Geo-Environmental Consultancy Department has been operating as part of ACS for over 10 years.
ACS offers a comprehensive range of professional on-site testing, all carried out by our fully trained site technicians.
From our main laboratory in Poole, Dorset, ACS provide quality testing and material consultancy for the construction and civil engineering industry.
ACS carries out testing on new bituminous binder material and testing on hardened material for physical and chemical properties. Circa pre 1980’s Tar (Carcinogenic effects) was also used as a binder, ACS staff can sample and test materials to assess if Tar was used.
Concrete was the first service to be offered by ACS back in 1987. Since then, we have increased our scope to cover a wide range of UKAS Accredited testing methods on fresh and hardened concrete.
ACS can sample and test new and hardened mortar. Hardened mortar for mix proportions and constituents, new mortar for compressive and flexural strength.
At ACS we offer an efficient and reliable chemical analysis service for waste soils and construction materials using various test solids and leaching procedures specified by the Environment Agency.
The ACS chemical laboratory was established in 2007. It complements the physical materials testing service provided by ACS by offering a range of chemical analytical services.
Our purpose-built analytical laboratory enables ACS to provide a comprehensive sampling, monitoring and analysis service on a wide range of leachate and water samples.
Our newly refurbished stone testing laboratory has given us the opportunity to expand our testing scope. In addition, we have increased production and improved on our turnaround of samples.