Airports and Associated Works

Airports and Runways

Runway works in particular entail the placement of considerable tonnages of unbound aggregates, concrete and bituminous materials.  Simtec are UKAS accredited for many tests involved in the quality control of these elements. We can supply skilled technicians for site work and can respond quickly to requests for sampling.

Laboratory testing of samples is undertaken as soon as is possible with minimal turnaround times adhered to wherever possible.


Simtec Materials Testing Airport work


Frequently Asked Questions

The size of sample depends on the material and the reason for the testing. Simtec Materials Testing can offer advice once we know the nature of the tests required. The more information you can supply, for example, client, site name, date sampled, material type, specification etc the more accurately we can advise you. A purchase order is normally required at this stage.
Weather does not adversely affect testing, however rain over a prolonged period will distort CBR values. Avoid testing when the surface is frozen or affected by frost and snow or is saturated.
If no laboratory samples are taken from site we aim to get your reports to you within 48 hours but preliminary results can usually be given after the test is complete to give you an idea of compliance.
Usually a week to guarantee a slot although on occasion we can work around the client to fit in urgent jobs or last minute requests.
If you can give us greater than 16 hours notice of cancellation you will not incur a charge but of course we would appreciate as much notice as possible.
If you require advice about any aspect of our operation please call our contact number. our staff will be happy to connect you with someone appropriate to answer your question. Further advice is available regarding laboratory and site testing as well as test results and their implication.

Third party quality assurance and UKAS accreditation ensures a second to none service can be expected from Simtec

Our Accreditations

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We are UKAS accredited across a
comprehensive range of tests

Our Laboratories

Modern, well equipped laboratories
centrally based in the Midlands area of the UK