American Engineering Laboratories employs the world’s best engineers and architects to provide quality work.

At American Engineering Laboratories, we are committed to providing our clients with the very best in professional quality control services. To fulfill that commitment, we have assembled a staff which is unparalleled in experience, training and motivation. Each of our Registered Engineers, Registered Engineering Geologist, Registered Inspectors, Field and Laboratory Technicians is a true professional. Further, each and every member of our firm is dedicated to serving the interests of our clients. Fundamental to our business philosophy is the concept of functioning as a productive member of the total construction “team” along with the architect, engineer, the contractor and the owner.

It has been our experience that projects constructed with a spirit of cooperation generally have a minimum number of “changes” and exhibit the highest degree of overall quality. Inevitably, problems arise on construction projects. We pledge to address those problems in a timely, constructive, and cost effective manner. Our firm is one in which you can place your confidence and your trust. Our services are completed on time and within budget. We want to be your quality control professionals, and we know that you will enjoy your association with our people.

Our Services

We are committed to providing our clients with the best quality control possible using current and future technologies. It is our responsibility to make our clients are provided with accurate information and a high level of results. Our comprehensive list of services are listed below with more on our services page. We guarantee that our firm is one in which you can place your confidence and your trust. It is our goal and mission to complete projects on time and within budget.

Civil and Structural Engineering

This is a segment of the industry that deals with the analysis and design of civil structures, mainly buildings and bridges. The methods of analyzing and building civil structures has slowly evolved over the years due to the advancement of technology and discovery of new materials and tools.

Special Inspection Services

Special inspections involve monitoring of the materials used in a building structure. In addition, the quality of workmanship is also key critical to the integrity of the building or structure. The process known as Special Inspections or Deputy Inspections is required in accordance with The California Building Code. Chapter 17 for most construction projects and for the CBC Title 24 Chapter 17A for OSHPD and DSA projects. These special inspections are in addition to inspections conducted by the local jurisdiction.

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 Geological Services

These services require a deliberate mix of art and science. One essential part is involved with structural engineering where geotechnical planning is key to the success. This exists in most construction projects today. The goal is to assess all of the potential risks and avoid mistakes that would prove to be difficult to fix.

Materials
Testing

Many products are used in critical infrastructure where a failure could result in extensive damage, injury or death. Specifications are enforced through quality control in construction. Systematic testing of construction materials is the means by which the architect or engineer can be sure that materials being used by the contractor are the quality specified. Using standardize techniques, and processes we are able to provide quantifiable results on the durability, strength of materials used to build structural elements. 

Construction Inspection

Construction inspection is known in the industry as the observation of the products that are used in manufacturing or construction to ensure the desired qualities. The content of an inspection plan determines the type or complexity of the projects, special features involved, and building code requirements.

GROUND PENETRATION RADAR

Ground Penetrating Radar or GPR is a tool that uses radar pulses to image the underground surface for utilities. This is a nondestructive method that uses electromagnetic radiation in the microwave band (UHF/VHF frequencies) of the radio spectrum, and detects the reflected signals from subsurface structures. GPR uses high-frequency radio waves and transmits into the ground. When the wave hits a buried object or a boundary with different dielectric constants, the receiving antenna records variations in the reflected return signal

Helping Education by Improving Schools

We continue to help our local K12 schools and higher education by improving infrastructure through construction projects. Whether it's by building new stadiums, improving colleges or helping local schools, we believe this is important work. We feel these projects involve some of the most important work we can do to make a positive impact on education.

 

Industry Topics

In an effort to provide quality and relevant information on our website and also for the search engines, our goal is to try and inform the industry and professionals working with us about some important topics and technologies that are in use today. These technologies can help improve the accuracy of information and quality of the work in this industry.

 
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Ground Penetration Radar - GPR

Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is a geophysical method that uses radar pulses to image the underground surface for utilities or infrastructure. This nondestructive method uses electromagnetic radiation in the microwave band UHF/VHF frequencies of the radio spectrum, and detects the reflected signals from subsurface structures. GPR can have applications in a variety of industries, where scanning can include rock, soil, ice, fresh water, pavements and structures.

In the right conditions, engineers can use GPR to detect objects under the ground such as electrical, water or gas lines, changes in material properties, and voids and cracks.

GPR has many applications in a number of industries. Within the Earth sciences it is used to study bedrock, soils, groundwater, and ice. It is of some utility in prospecting for gold nuggets and for diamonds in alluvial gravel beds, by finding natural traps in buried stream beds that have the potential for accumulating heavier particles. Before you dig or core make sure you have a qualified company GPR the subsuface.

 
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Sustainable materials and construction

What is sustainable construction? It is the adoption of materials
and products in buildings and construction that will require less use of natural resources and increase the reusability of such materials and products for the same or similar purpose, thereby reducing waste as well.

Sustainable construction also enhances the resilience of the industry as such materials are readily available in the world market. Steel, other metals, glass and
prefabricated parts using combinations of these, as well as recyclable substitutes for concrete are examples of sustainable materials and products.

Adoption of materials and products in buildings and construction that will require less use of natural resources and increase the reusability of such materials...

 
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Nanotechnology in civil engineering

Nanotechnology can be used for design and construction processes in many areas since nanotechnology generated products have many unique characteristics. These characteristics can, again, significantly fix current construction problems, and may change the requirement and organization of construction process. To enhance properties of material used in construction. To satisfy the general aspect of people wanting more quality, control & reliability. To reduce cost of constructing structures.

Concrete is one of the most common and widely used construction materials. Nanotechnology is widely used in studying its properties like hydration reaction, alkali silicate reaction (ASR) and fly ash reactivity. With the addition of nano-SiO2 part of the cement is replaced but the density and strength of the fly-ash concrete improves particularly in the early stages. Fiber wrapping of concrete is quite common today for increasing the strength of pre-existing concrete structural elements.