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Bamburi Special products laboratories is an established independent third party material testing facility offering services in onsite quality control, material evaluation and concrete testing.
We provide you with highly specialized personnel, technology and employ procedures conforming to ASTM and/or BS standards therefore assuring compliance to local and international standards.
Our quality management systems are ISO 9001:2008 and are currently pursuing General requirements for competence of testing and calibration laboratories ISO/IEC 17025 certification.
Our local expertise is backed by LafargeHolcim’s 170 years of cement and concrete manufacture and innovation which ensures a flow of new ideas, techniques and systems for development.
We are strategically located off the Old Mombasa rd, at Bamburi special products in Athi River, 30km from the city center and bordering the construction vibrant towns of Athi River and Kitengela.

1. MATERIAL CHARACTERISATION AND EVALUATION

    We perform tests to classify aggregates, determine suitability for concrete production and improve product performance.
    2. QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL
    We outsource our quality assurance and control procedures to Ready mix concrete customers to advice them to derive optimum benefits from concrete supplied.
    3. CONCRETE TESTING
    We perform compressive strength testing for concrete cubes, cylinders as well as concrete paving blocks.
No. Material Description Range of Measurement TESTING PROTOCOL
MATERIAL CHARACTERISATION AND EVALUATION
 1.  River sand  Particle size distribution  ASTM C33
     Clay Lumps and friable particles in aggregates  ASTM C142
     Material passing 75µm sieve  ASTM C33
     Specific gravity and water absorption  ASTM C128
     Unit weight  ASTM C29
       
 2.  Coarse Aggregates  Particle size distribution &Flakiness index  ASTM C33
     Specific gravity and water absorption  ASTM C128
     Los Angeles abrasion test  ASTM C131
     Unit weight  ASTM C29
       
 3.  Crushed sand  Particle size distribution &fineness modulus  ASTM C33
     Methylene blue  BS EN 933-9
     Specific gravity and water absorption  ASTM C128
     Unit weight  ASTM C29
       
SITE QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL
 4.  Plastic concrete  Sampling  ASTM C172
     Slump Test  ASTM C143
     Casting of cubes(per set of 6 cubes)  BS EN 12390-2
     Air content  ASTM C231
       
TESTING OF HARDENED CONCRETE
 5. Compressive strength Cubes (150×150×150)mm BS EN 12350-6
    Cylinders(150mm diameter) BS EN 12350-6
    Concrete paving blocks BS EN 12350-6
       
 6. Density Cubes Cylinders(150×150×150)mm BS EN 12350-6
    Cylinders(150mm diameter) BS EN 12350-6
    Concrete paving blocks BS EN 12350-6
       
       
 7.  Water absorption  Concrete paving blocks  BS EN 1338

In case of further inquiries, contact the laboratory engineer on 0720230789


BCL MOBILE CONCRETE LABORATORY

BCL Concrete Mobile Laboratory’s main objective is to create a platform for concrete solutions on wheels. We aspire to provide additional quality assurance and quality control services to our Customers at their points of need.
Our fully-fledged BCL Mobile Concrete laboratory has been designed, built and equipped with the state of art equipment for on-site testing of aggregates, fresh and hardened concrete. In short this lab will bring sophisticated testing equipment to the site
The services provided by BCL Mobile Concrete laboratory comprise of but are not limited to: -

Our testing facilities are supported by a team of highly trained and competent Concrete and Quality Engineers for immediate and timely response to a Customer’s queries and challenges onsite. The testing standards 
To this end the Customer benefits from immediate and advanced professional services to ensure the quality of materials that are used for concreting and construction at site.