GeoEngineers’ concrete and soil/materials lab in Spokane, WA, received another two years of accreditation by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). A2LA—a nonprofit, non-government, public service, membership society—is one of the leading accreditation bodies in the construction materials and special inspection and testing industry.
A2LA accreditation is based on internationally accepted criteria for competence contained in ISO/IEC 17025. The audit is a three-day process that includes a rigorous review of:
- Calibration and functionality of laboratory and field equipment
- Qualifications of individual laboratory and field technicians
- Concrete and soil testing lab procedures
- Field practices and management
- Project file review
The lab’s Quality Assurance Manager Tim Barber is responsible for meeting A2LA compliance in all aspects of our special inspection and testing services.
“With only a few very minor deficiencies, the auditor was thoroughly impressed with our organization, knowledge of staff and overall capabilities in the department,” said GeoEngineers’ Special Inspection and Testing Group Leader and Associate Geologist Matt Blankenship, LG, LEG. “Please join me in congratulating Tim and the rest of the special inspection and testing staff for their diligence in maintaining this significant accreditation for another two years—particularly Ron Martinez, Bill Reintanz, Doug Hehr, Dan Russell and Getnet Tefferi. “