Assessing the performance of steel against prescribed loads and conditions

Over five years the Structural Testing Laboratory has significantly developed its steel testing capabilities. The laboratory was IANZ accredited for tensile testing of steel reinforcing materials in December 2017, in accordance with the New Zealand, Australian and international industry standards.

Thanks to the cutting-edge instrumentation and computer-controlled testing machines we have invested in, which are calibrated for forces of between one and 200 tonnes, we are now able to offer our clients testing to meet compliance with all of the referenced standards in AS/NZS 4671:2001 Steel reinforcing materials for tensile testing (namely, ISO 6892-1:2016 Metallic materials – Tensile testing – Method of test at room temperature, ISO 15630-1 2010(E) Steel for the reinforcing and pre-stressing of concrete – Test Methods and AS 1391:2007 Metallic materials – Tensile testing at ambient temperature).

Our accreditation covers conventional and seismic reinforcing bars ranging in size from 6 to 50mm in diameter. We also offer the complete suite of testing for reinforcing material as detailed in AS/NZS 4671:2001 – for example, bending testing and geometric checks.