HVJ Associates | Engineering Services Texas



Construction Materials Engineering

HVJ provides Construction Material Testing Services to ensure that the construction materials used in the project meet the project specifications and are placed in conformance with the project plans and specifications. The materials are evaluated both in the laboratory and on site. HVJ maintains fully equipped accredited laboratory facilities in Houston, Austin, and Dallas, under the direction of a Registered Texas Professional Engineer. Engineering Technicians performing the testing are certified by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), and the TxDOT Hot Mix Paving Association.

We assist in all phases of a job — design, materials selection, specification review, and construction.

Typical Services Include: 
  • Foundation construction observations
  • Soil compaction testing and inspection
  • Concrete strength testing, concrete mix designs, and in-place strength evaluations
  • Concrete batch plant inspection
  • Post-tensioning and reinforcing steel inspection
  • Asphalt batch plant and pavement construction inspection
  • Complete laboratory testing of soil, concrete, asphalt and other construction materials
  • Field inspection and quality control of masonry construction
  • Masonry block and brick mortar, and grout
  • Fireproofing testing
  • Steel fabrication, milling, and erection inspection
  • Weld inspection and testing
  • Concrete Maturity Measurements
  • Concrete Floor Flatness





“The attention to detail and the one- on-one with HVJ's Project Manager during the entire project was appreciated.”

Kevin Lair
Senior Construction Inspector,
City of Lubbock





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