PND provides an American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and American Society for Testing and Materials (AASHTO-ASTM) accredited Soils-Material Lab to characterize soil and rock in support of its designs. The Soils-Material Lab also includes a 230-square-foot
temperature controlled “Cold Room” for processing and testing permafrost soils at in-situ Arctic temperatures. The lab is equipped to perform a full range of index tests and many advanced secondary testing protocols. PND’s Soils-Material Lab supports its geotechnical design work. PND prides itself on drilling methods, together with its drilling partners, to extract the highest quality samples possible.
The lab routinely performs the following ASTM and non-ASTM index texts: