Welcome to CTRC Laboratories

CON-TECH RESEARCH CENTRE [CTRC]

is one of the fast growing and independent quality related organization offering wide range of laboratory and technical service in civil engineering sector from the family of TMC Group Companies having 33 years of experience.

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Consultancy

Services

All types of consultancy services are being provided regarding civil engineering

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Multinational Company

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We have done several works as per our client requirement.We look at each project as if it were our own, insuring the best results, proper upfront planning, commitment to safety, and attention to detail.

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About Our Company

TMC has been operational since the year 1995 [formerly known as TESTING MACHINE CALIBRATION CENTRE (TMCC)] and has been covering Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry and part of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is now one of the fastest growing Materials Testing Instruments suppliers in the South India.
To serve for the customers on quality aspects, CONTECH RESEARCH CENTRE has been established under the unit of TMC. Testing of all types of engineering materials is being undertaken at CONTECH. The scope not only restricted to testing It further extends to NDT(Non destructive testing ) for all types of structural elements on site, calibration of testing machines, Engineering student project guidance and Job oriented professional training for Engineers to enhance their skill in their domain.

The research centre is ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certified to ensure quality. It is also registered with many GOVT organizations.

Our reputation is built on trust, quality workmanship, a well trained staff, and excellent customer service. We use only the state of the art instruments for services. Our ongoing commitment to excellence has resulted in quality relationships and many repeated customers. We look at each project as if it were our own, insuring the best results, proper upfront planning, commitment to safety, and attention to detail.


1. Dr. B.N. Krishnaswami, is a graduated in Civil Engineering from Annamalai University in the year 1976, had post graduation degree in Structural Engineering from University of Madras in the year 1981, and obtained PhD in concrete Technology from Anna University, Chennai and having experience in the field of academic. Building material testing, Non Destructive testing (NDT) for Concrete, Soil Investigation, Repairs and Rehabilitation of Distressed Structures and worked in various positions in India and Overseas.

2. Mr. C. Sivakarthikeyan is a M.E., – Structural Engineering post graduate from Anna University, Chennai, having experience for over 15 years in the field of Structural Engineering, Structural Design, Structural Quality monitoring and surveying in India and Abroad. He is structural consultant Engineer for National Highways Department and TWAD board.

3. Er. S. Soma Sundara Moorthy, A.M.I.E., CEO-Admin, having over 25 years of experience in the field of Raw Material Testing Equipments Marketing, Sales, Service, Calibration and Training (Steel, Soil, Cement, Concrete, Bitumen, Survey and Hydraulic).

4. Mr. E. Charles Ravindran, M.Sc., formerly with HEICO & Lawrence and Mayo Engineering and Scientific Instruments Division, having over 33 years of experience in the field of Raw Material Testing, Equipments Marketing, Sales, Service, Calibration and Training. (Steel, Soil, Cement, Concrete, Bitumen, Survey and Hydraulic).

5. Er. R. Karunakaran, A.M.I.E., having over 22 years of experience in the field of Raw Material Testing, Equipment's Marketing, Sales, Service, Calibration and Training. (Steel, Soil, Cement, Concrete, Bitumen, Survey and Hydraulic).


Our Services

Surveying with total station & GPS, Water Testing

project 1

Material Testing

Building materials:

  • Reinforcing steel bars/ Structural steel‐
  • Tensile strength test,
  • Bend & Rebend test,
  • Assessment of chemical properties (C, S & P),
  • Assessment of Weight per metre length.

Concrete :

  • Compressive Strength test / Compressive Strength test by ACT
  • Split Tensile strength test
  • Prism Test
  • Flexural Strength test for concrete beams
  • Chloride Test
  • Sulphate Test
  • PH-value Test
project 2

GEO – TECHNICAL INVESTIGATION & FOUNDATION DESIGN

  • Soil ‐Free swelling index, Proctor density, Atterberg limit, Grain size analysis, CBR Test. Field test of compaction factor (sand replacement method & core cutter method), Plastic & Non plastic fines and specific gravity.
  • Tests for Compaction and Quality control in earth works, CBR tests on sub grades.
  • Investigation by drilling Bore – Holes, conduct field tests, collect samples, carry out laboratory tests and furnishing report with recommendations.
  • Field tests such as Plate load test, Static Cone Penetration test, Electrical resistivity test and Permeability
  • Low Strain and High Strain Pile testing for Pile Integrity and Safe Load Evaluation.
  • Design of foundation systems & Retaining structures subjected to settlement/foundation failure and suggestions for remedial measures.
  • Design of ground improvement techniques in weak soil conditions
project 3

NON – DESTRUCTING TESTING OF RC & STEEL STRUCTURES

  • Assessment of quality of in‐situ concrete through Non – Destructive tests such as Rebound hammer and Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Technique.
  • Assessment of cover and surface disposition of reinforcement through rebar locator studies.
  • Assessment of Quality of in‐situ concrete through core tests and pullout tests ( Semi‐ Destructive Tests).
  • Assessment of onset & extent of corrosion in rebar through potential difference and resistivity studies.
  • Assessment of extent of carbonation / chloride penetration in cover concrete.
project 4

SPECIAL TESTS

  • Compressive strength of Concrete cores, Split Tensile Strength of cores.‐
  • Assessment of permeability of concrete through field permeability test and rapid chloride permeability tests.
  • Mix designs for Normal & Accelerated curing, high performance, Self Compacting Concrete (SCC), High volume fly ash concrete and Ice concrete.
  • Special tests on reinforcement such as Bond test and Salt spray test. Concrete durability test such as water permeability and Rapid chloride permeability (RCPT).
  • Tests on highway materials such as Bitumen, PMB, CRMB, Emulsions, Anti – stripping agent and Bituminous concrete as per MORT Specifications. TMTL can also field testing laboratory facilities at site.
project 5

CALIBRATION & COMPUTERIZATION

  • CALIBRATION & COMPUTERIZATION OF CTM’S, UTM’S, METROLOGY EQUIPMENTS & MEASURING INSTRUMENTS (PRESSURE, LINEAR AND LOAD).‐
  • LAB EQUIPMENTS ANNUAL MAINTENANCE CONTRACT FOR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION & CONSTRUCTION, MANUFACTURING COMPANIES.
project 6

The following consultancy services are being offered

    For Civil Engineering

  • Design Consultancy services for high rise buildings and Bridges with complete report.
  • Quality assessment consultancy for all types of construction with report
  • Survey consultancy with total station which includes land surveying, Alignment surveying for roads and bridges, set out for alignment for roads and bridges, topographical surveying and contour surveying.
project 7

Certified Training

  • Job oriented certificate training in advanced surveying with total station and GPS.
  • Job oriented certificate training in effective site supervising and monitoring.
  • Job oriented certificate training for Electronics and Communication Engineers.
project 8

Training For Technicians

  • Training in house wiring
  • Training in plumbing
  • Training in basic land surveying
  • Training in GPS
project 9

ENGINEERING COLLEGE STUDENT PROJECTS GUIDANCE

Students are allowed to do their projects in the research centre laboratory using our facilities.
Project Guidance is being provided for all the Engineering stream students in under graduate, master as well as doctorate level.

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • project 1

    Material

    Testing

  • project 2

    GEO Technical

    Testing

  • project 3

    Non Destructive

    Testing

  • project 4

    Special

    Tests

  • project 5

    calibration

    Services

  • project 6

    Consultancy

    Services

  • project 7

    Professional Training

    For Engineers

  • project 8

    Professional Training

    For Technicians

  • project 9

    Student Project

    Guidance

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