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Civil Material Testing​

RICI provides onsite and in-house testing services for materials being used in Temporary Construction Facilities (TCF), roads, bridges, tunnels airports, railways etc. RICI is a trusted partner for Quality assurance of materials of various Asphalt Plants, Universities, Read-mix concrete Batch Plants, Precast producers, Government agencies and regulatory bodies.
RICI laboratories are in all major regions of Saudi Arabia with some of the locations mentioned below:

RICI laboratory in Bahrain:

1. Al Hidd

RICI provides quality control and third-party testing for Earthworks, Concrete, Soil, Aggregate, Asphalt and Water in accordance with American Society of Testing & Materials (ASTM) and British (BS) Standards which includes testing of below materials:


RICI provides concrete and masonry material testing on projects ranging from residential building to refinery projects to Dams and Stadiums.
• Compressive strength of concrete and grout specimens
• Slump & Temperature Monitoring of Freshly Mixed
• Casting of Concrete Cylindrical Molds
• Concrete NDT Testing
• Dry Film Thickness Test (DFT)
• Concrete Coring & More


RICI experts can perform asphalt, soil and aggregate mechanical test methods which include Moisture Density Relationship (e.g., Proctor test) to Bearing Ratio (CBR) of Soils and Friability to Mechanical & Chemical Soundness of aggregates, Bitumen Extraction to Marshall Stability Test. Some other tests are mentioned below:
• Field Density Test/ Compaction Test
• Sieve Analysis
• Liquid Limit
• Standard & Modified Proctor
• Specific Gravity
• Clay Lumps & Friable Particles
• California Bearing Ratio
• Soundness
• Los Angeles Abrasion & More


• Extraction & Gradation Asphalt Binder/Wearing Course
• Theoretical (GMM) and Bulk Specific Gravity (GMB)
• Marshall Stability and Flow Test
• Asphalt Core Testing & More

1Test NameASTM Standard MethodBS Standard Method
2Sampling Freshly Mixed ConcreteASTM C172BS EN 12350-1
3Temperature of Freshly Mixed Hydraulic-Cement ConcreteASTM C1064 -
4Slump of Hydraulic-Cement ConcreteASTM C143BS EN 12350-2
5Density (Unit Weight), Yield, and Air Content (Gravimetric) of ConcreteASTM C138BS EN 12350-6
6Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure MethodASTM C231BS EN 12350-7
7Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the FieldASTM C31BS EN 12390-1/2
8Density of Hardened Concrete -BS EN 12390-7
9Water Storage Tanks Used in the Testing of Hydraulic Cements and ConcretesASTM C511 -
10Capping Cylindrical Concrete SpecimensASTM C617 -
11Compressive Strength of Cylindrical/ Cubical Concrete SpecimensASTM C39BS EN 12390-3
Serial NumberTest NameASTM Standard MethodBS Standard Method
1Sampling AggregatesASTM D75BS EN 932-1
2Reducing Samples of Aggregate to Testing Size ASTM C702BS EN 932-2
3Aggregate Moisture Content -BS 812-109
4Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse AggregatesASTM C136BS EN 933-1
5Material Finer than 75-µm Sieve and 63-µm Sieve in Aggregates by WashingASTM C117BS EN 933-2
6Clay Lumps and Friable Particles in AggregatesASTM C142 -
7Degradation of Coarse Aggregate by Abrasion and Impact in the Los Angeles MachineASTM C131 / C535 -
8Soundness of Aggregates by Use of Sodium Sulfate or Magnesium SulfateASTM C88BS 812-121
9Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), and Absorption of Coarse AggregateASTM C127BS EN 1097-6
10Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), and Absorption of Fine AggregateASTM C128BS EN 1097-7
Serial NumberTest NameASTM Standard Method
1Sampling Bituminous Paving MixturesASTM D979
2Quantitative Extraction of Bitumen from Bituminous Paving MixturesASTM D2172
3Preparation of Bituminous Specimens using Marshall ApparatusASTM D6926
4Marshall Stability and Flow of Bituminous MixturesASTM D6927
5Mechanical Size Analysis of Extracted AggregateASTM D5444
6Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity and Density of Bituminous Paving MixturesASTM D2041
7Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Non-Absorptive Compacted Bituminous MixturesASTM D2726
8Thickness or Height of Compacted Bituminous Paving Mixture SpecimensASTM D3549
9Percent Air Voids in Compacted Dense and Open Bituminous Paving MixturesASTM D3203
10Estimating Application Rate of Bituminous DistributorsASTM D2995

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