About Special Testing Laboratories, Inc.
Special Testing Laboratories, Inc. has been in business for over twenty-five years throughout which time, we have been involved in construction projects of all sizes. As a result, we have become proficient in all of the test methods, building codes, and general site conditions that today’s construction projects require.
As a result of our accreditation by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), we are qualified to offer Materials Testing Services within the local regulations, and we have structured our services around the industry’s requirements. Our inspection program not only provides our clients with accurate and up-to-date certified testing methods, but also allows them to control the cost of the program directly though scheduling with our office. In addition, our services are all inclusive; each inspection includes all fees associated with that particular inspection including travel time, mileage reimbursement, reporting and certification.
Our firm is composed of field and laboratory staff that have been trained and certified in all relevant aspects of the construction industry, and many of whom have been with our firm for over ten years. Our engineer and Vice President, John Hardman PE, has been with us for thirty years and is available to our staff and clients on a daily basis for consulting. All employees follow the same strict guidelines for safety and certification in an effort to provide the most efficient and effective inspection program to our clients.
Our 10,000 square foot facility is equipped with state-of-the-art, NIST-certified (National Institute of Standards and Technology) equipment for conducting soils, concrete, masonry, steel, and fireproofing tests and analyses.
With the requirements of today’s construction industry, local building codes have evolved to become more rigorous. In order to provide our clients with the best possible service, our equipment and staff are audited on a bi-annual basis through the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). STL also volunteers and maintains membership with the Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL), a proficiency testing program designed to specifically improve the accuracy of testing laboratories across the country.