Laboratory and Field Services

We staff your project – either on-call or full time – with experienced and certified personnel becoming a valuable member of your project team. If your project needs dictate, we can even provide a certified on-site laboratory to support our field personnel and your project team.

Arias  provides Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Special Inspections in many phases of construction including (but not limited to):

  • Shallow Foundation Construction
  • Deep Foundation Construction
  • Earthwork and Site Preparation
  • Aggregate Materials
  • Asphalt Materials
  • Portland Cement Concrete
  • Structural Steel
  • Reinforcing Steel
  • Concrete and Asphalt Mix Designs
  • Post-Tension Concrete
  • Soils and Soil/Lime/Cement Mixtures
  • Roofing Systems
  • Pre-Cast Concrete Components
  • Masonry and Grout
  • Wood Framing
  • Post Installed Anchors
  • Tilt-Wall Construction
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Forensic Investigation

Certifications/Accreditations

Arias’ Laboratories maintain Accreditation and Certification from many agencies, including:

  • American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
  • Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL)
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • San Antonio and Austin District Office of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
  • Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL)

Arias’ staff includes licensed professional engineers, engineers-in-training, field technicians, laboratory technicians, and administrative support personnel.  Our team members are certified by industry-related agencies such as:

  • SafeLand USA
  • International Code Council (ICC)
  • National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
  • American Welding Society (AWS)
  • Post Tension Institute (PTI)
  • Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Technology

Arias is dedicated to customer service  and in today’s rapidly evolving environments that means leveraging technology. We have successfully implemented advanced technology to meet and exceed our client’s needs in many facets of our business, including:

  • Project Management
    • The Arias IT department has developed our very own project management software (CORE) which empowers our team members to better manage project budgets and quickly access information about your project.
  • Mobile Data Collection
    • Our field staff uses MetaField® (a Software-as-a-Service solution – or SaaS) to wirelessly collect data in the field and laboratory.  This solution allows for real-time access to test results, and enables us to speed up the reporting process.  It also give us the ability to create customized reports based on service location as opposed to just by service date.  As a SaaS, MetaField® is constantly evolving to better suit our (and in turn your) needs.
  • Deliverables
    • As a solution to your deliverables needs, Arias offers CorePort™ which provides options for:
      • Self Service Access to your project documents

Customizable notifications when new documents are added

Long-term retention and archiving of project documents even after projects are completed