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Quality materials testing in a timely manner at a reasonable cost

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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.


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.

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

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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.


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

ERDC materials testing MTC USACE validated labs