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Materials Testing Center

Quality materials testing in a timely manner at a reasonable cost

Published Nov. 20, 2012
Updated: March 20, 2019
Materials Testing Center - large-scale test chamber

VICKSBURG, Miss. - The MTC offers expertise in conducting material testing in the areas of geotechnical, concrete, materials, structural engineering, and airfields and pavements. MTC testing complies with current Corps and ASTM Standards, and the inspection services can include both on-site and desk audit inspections. A key facilities of the Engineer Research and Development Center, the MTC is the only agency authorized to validate commercial laboratories to work for the Corps of Engineers. Contact Us > MTC-Info@usace.army.mil | 601-634-2313 | 601-634-3242 fax

MTC Customers,
  • The MTC is working to transition to a new database, server, and public website. 
    • It's automated search engine feature will make it easier to find and check the validation status of materials labs. 
  • Therefore, we are no longer updating the Validated Labs Register - 190119 listing below
  • As a validated materials testing lab > your unexpired hard-copy validation letter enables you to conduct USACE materials testing. 
  • If you have questions about your lab's validation status, or the status of a testing lab listed in the Validated Labs Register below, please contact the MTC, we will be glad to assist and answer your questions.  We appreciate everyone's patience as we make this transition in technology to provide better services and resources to our customers.


Validated Laboratories Register

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Description

The US Army Corps of Engineers’ Materials Testing Center (MTC) is committed to providing quality materials testing in a timely fashion at a reasonable cost. In addition, MTC supplies inspection services of commercial laboratories for quality assurance and quality control testing. Located at the ERDC Waterways Experiment Station site in Vicksburg, MS, the MTC is the only agency authorized to validate commercial laboratories to work for the Corps of Engineers.

Capabilities

The Center’s state-of-the-art and, in many cases, unique material testing equipment provides quality results. The MTC staff offer expertise in conducting material testing in the areas of geotechnical, concrete, materials, structural engineering, and airfields and pavements. The MTC has both the capabilities and personnel to provide laboratory inspections in accordance with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards.

Supporting Technology

A centralized testing facility provides comprehensive capabilities, including small-scale to large-scale, specialized, conventional, and nondestructive testing of materials.

Benefits

The MTC’s testing and inspection services provide efficient, cost-effective support to the Corps’ material testing needs. MTC testing complies with current Corps and ASTM Standards, and the inspection services can include both on-site and desk audit inspections. In addition, a comprehensive, timely report is furnished for every laboratory inspection.

Contact

MTC-Info@usace.army.mil | 601-634-2313 | 601-634-3242 fax

Materials Testing Center (CEERD-GMC)
US Army Engineer Research and Development Center | Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory