Building and Construction Materials Laboratory

       Building and construction materials laboratory conducts tests on these materials in accordance with certified Saudi or international standards in this field. SASO has supported the laboratory by the latest equipment, where it benefited from the best specialized companies in manufacturing the testing instruments of building and construction materials, and has trained technicians on the operation and maintenance. The lab was supported by the best specialists, experts and instruments to conduct the necessary researches in this field. When creating the laboratory, it has been taken into account to accommodate a large space and specialized units for the quality of these instruments, so that calibration and maintenance are not affected by external surrounding factors, in accordance with the requirements of international standard ISO 17025.
 
 
Building and Construction Materials Laboratory Units 
 
The lab consists of the many units, such as : 

1.     Cement testing unit.

2.     Ceramic tiles testing unit.

3.     Blocks (bricks) testing unit.

4.     Sanitary ware testing unit.

5.     Soil testing unit.

6.     Pottery and concrete pipes testing unit.

7.     Concrete cubes, cylinders and sidewalks testing unit.

8.     Gypsum (boards or powder) testing unit.

 
 
Table of the products that are tested in SASO lab :   
 

S.N​o.

Product Name

Number of standard

Time Required for Testing

1

Ceramic tiles

1031/1998

10 days

1-1

Methods of testing ceramic tile

1029/1998

10 days

2

Cement tiles

1029/1998

10 days

1-2

Methods of testing ceramic tile

 

1028/1998

10 days

3

Natural Marble tile

1027/1995

10 days

1-3

Methods of testing natural marble tile

1026/1998

10 days

4

Rapid  hardening Portland cement

143/1979

30 days

1-4

Methods of choosing Portland cement

142/1979

30 days

2-4

Antibacterial Portland cement

570/1992

30 days

3-4

Antipyretic Portland cement

1250/1998

30 days

4-4

White cement

855/1994

30 days

5

Sanitary Appliances – Flushing Water Tanks

 

1257/1998

5 days

6

Squat toilets wares and joints

1258/1998

5 days

1-6

Methods of testing squat toilets wares and joints

1259/1998

5 days

7

Sanitary Appliances-western toilets

1473/1999

5 days

1-7

Methods of testing- western toilets

1474/1999

5 days

8

Risner-Bidet)) Sanitary Appliances 

1475/1999

5 days

9

Sanitary Appliances- wash basins     

1476/1999

5 days

10

Sanitary Appliances + Pressurized Flushing Devices

1477/1999

5 days

1-10

Methods of testing Pressurized Flushing Devices

1478-1999

5 days

11

Ceramic Sanitary Appliances –methods of Testing water closets

1479/1999

5 days

12

Flushing water tank methods

1480/1999

5 days

1-12

Many methods of Testing flushing water tanks

1481/1999

5 days

13

hoses    Sanitary Appliances - risner , shower  and Methods of testing

1914-1913/2001

2 days

14

Methods of testing bricks and (block)- the cement concrete

87/1977

15 days

15

Solid building concrete bricks (cement)

144/1979

15 days

16

Big mould concrete bricks (blocks)

145/1979

15 days

17

Methods of testing bricks and (block )made by burnt clay

184/1980

15 days

1-17

Brick made by burnt clay

185/1980

5 days

18

vacuum big bricks (block) made from burnt clay for walls

186/1980

15 days

19

Natural mineral aggregates concrete

378/1983

10 days

20

Concrete strength external test - sagging

379/1983

A day

21

Methods of taking samples of external concrete

391/1983

10 days

22

preparing concrete samples to test the compressive Strength

1252/1998

10 days

23

 

Improve compressive Strength of concrete samples

1253/1998

10 days

24

Ready mix concrete

1068/1995

10 days

25

Aggregate-Methods of taking concrete samples

226/1981

10 days

26

Methods of Testing Aggregates for

Concrete, Part I- sieve analysis

249/1981

10 days

27

Methods of testing aggregates for

concrete: Estimation of

organic impurities in natural sand

250/1981

10 days

28

Methods of testing aggregates for

concrete, Part III Estimation of  aggregates resistance to impacts 

251/1981

10 days

29

Methods of testing aggregates concrete- Part IV- mechanical properties

278/1982

10 days

30

Methods of testing Aggregates for

Concrete, Part V:  Estimation of  aggregates resistance using Los Angeles abrasion

279/1982

10 days

31

Clay pipes

10 days

32

Methods of testing sewage water pipes

235/1995

10 days

33

Clay pipes for water disposal

236/1995

10 days












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