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Materials Engineering

Dependable testing service — whenever and wherever it’s needed.

High-Quality, Timely Results

Our dedicated Materials Engineering Team provides high-quality, timely results for testing soils, concrete, aggregate, asphalt, ballast, and more.

Comprehensive Testing Capabilities

To ensure top-notch service, our Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL)-certified labs and mobile solutions offer flexibility and efficiency.

We have five in-house labs across our regional offices certified by the CCIL. We also maintain mobile laboratories which can reduce delivery time and optimize project delivery.

Around-the-Clock Testing

We understand the importance of timely results and aligning testing schedules with material behaviour and project requirements. With our full-time, on-call dispatch, we will be there — day or night — to provide accurate, high-quality, and timely results.

The Clifton
Difference

Always Available. We are on call 24/7. By always being available, we can adapt to the ever-changing demands of job sites, providing reliable and dependable support to our clients. This prevents disruption to our clients' schedules, keeping projects moving forward smoothly and efficiently.

Materials Engineering Services

  • Acid Solubility
  • Base Atterberg – Plasticity Index of Fines in Aggregate
  • California Bearing Ratio – CBR
  • Cementing Value
  • Clay Lumps
  • Fineness Modulus
  • Fractured Face Count
  • Gradation Analysis
  • Light Weight Pieces in Aggregates
  • Los Angeles (LA) Abrasion
  • Micro Deval
  • Mill Abrasion
  • Organic Impurities
  • Petrographic Analysis
  • Sand Equivalent Value
  • Shape Factor
  • Slake Durability and Maximum Vibrated Density (MVD)
  • Soundness of Aggregate in Fine and Coarse
  • Specific Gravity of Fine and Coarse Aggregates
  • Unit Weight of Aggregates
  • Alberta Transportation Inter Laboratory Repeatability Testing
  • Bitumen Content by Reflux Extraction or Ignition
  • Coating and Stripping Test of Asphalt on Aggregate
  • Compaction by Nuclear Methods
  • Core Processing for Thickness, Bulk Specific Gravity
  • Field Coring Crew
  • Full Properties Check, Marshall and Superpave
  • Marshall Mix Design
  • Marshall Stability and Flow
  • Retained Stability
  • Accelerated Curing and Testing of Concrete
  • Adhesion Testing
  • Bond Testing for Polymers and Concrete
  • Compacted Concrete (RCC)
  • Compressive Strength of 50 mm Mortar Cubes
  • Compressive Strength of Concrete Cylinders and Cores
  • Concrete Mix Design – Cast-in-Place and Roller Compacted Concrete
  • Consistency Retention
  • Detection of Alkali-Silica Reactive Aggregate by Expansion of Mortar Bar
  • Dry Unit Weight of Concrete Cylinders
  • Drying Shrinkage of Mortar and Concrete (Up to 28 mm Aggregates)
  • Flexural Strength of Concrete and Roller
  • Mortar Aggregate Ratio
  • Pull Out Testing of LOK Bolts
  • Resistance of Unconfined Coarse Aggregate to Freezing and Thawing
  • Atterberg Limits
  • California Bearing Ratio – CBR
  • Confined Compressive Strength – Triaxials
  • Consolidations
  • Direct Shear
  • Group Index
  • Inorganic Soil Chemistry SCC (CA/FA/Sands)
  • Laboratory Vane Shear
  • Organic Content of Soils
  • Particle Size Analysis – Hydrometer
  • Permeability – Constant Head, Falling Head, and Flexible Wall
  • Resistivity – Soils and Granular
  • Soil pH
  • Specific Gravity of Soils
  • Standard and Modified Proctors – Cohesive and Non-Cohesive
  • Tempe Cell Test
  • Unconfined Compressive Strength – UCS
  • Unified Soils Classification – USC
  • Unit Weight of Undisturbed Samples
  • Wash Sieve – Percent Passing #200
  • Water Content
  • Water Soluble Sulfates

Materials Engineering Technical Experts

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Chris Lovegrove

Director, Materials Engineering
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Senior Materials / Pavement Engineer
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Tony Lai

Calgary Materials Lead
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Muasya Muasau

Edmonton Materials Lead
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Ken Tam

Regina Materials Lead
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Shae Morgan

Saskatoon / Lloydminster Materials Lead
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Chris Lovegrove

Director, Materials Engineering
7 Ozlem Ozmen

Ozlem Ozmen

Senior Materials / Pavement Engineer
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Tony Lai

Calgary Materials Lead
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Muasya Muasau

Edmonton Materials Lead
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Ken Tam

Regina Materials Lead
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Shae Morgan

Saskatoon / Lloydminster Materials Lead
What inspires me is that our team embraces growth and new technologies. I love to teach and pass my technical knowledge to my colleagues and co-op students and help them find their own career paths. I am motivated by my continued connection with past students as they become valued colleagues and clients of the future.
Tony Lai
Calgary Materials Lead

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