GME Testing is accredited by the AASHTO Resource. This highly sought, third party accreditation indicates both our people and quality system have been assessed and found in compliance with an internationally recognized quality assurance standard (AASHTO R18 "Standard Recommended Practice for Establishing and Implementing a Quality System for Construction Materials Testing Laboratories"). GME Testing is also recognized as a Pre Qualified Consultant by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Geotechnical Engineering Department as well as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. GME Testing accreditations extends to include, for example, the following standards.
- ASTM E-329: Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in the Testing and/or Inspection of Materials Used in Construction.
- ASTM C-1077: Standard Practice for Laboratories Testing Concrete and Concrete Aggregates for Use in Construction and Criteria for Laboratory Evaluation.
- ASTM D-3666: Standard Specification for Minimum Requirements of Agencies Testing and inspecting Road and Paving Materials.
- ASTM D-3740: Standard Practice for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Engaged in the Testing and/or Inspections of Soils and Rock as Used in Engineering Design and Construction.
Experienced staff and in-house quality assurance/quality control systems are the means by which GME Testing achieves service excellence. GME Testing conducts quarterly internal audits to assess the effectiveness of implementation of the quality assurance program.
Personnel are certified by INDOT, ACI, ICC, Nuclear Safety Training Certifications or other relevant certifying authorities, and are trained and competent in the procedures conducted.
Technical operating procedures follow industry-recognized standards such as ASTM and AASHTO and are maintained through an annual review process.
Test and inspection equipment meets industry and procedural requirements and is maintained in current calibration with traceability to national metrology standards such as those maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Test samples and other materials used in testing, such as consumables or reference materials, are identified in a manner suitable to trace the identification to the project. During receipt, sample preparation, testing, storage and shipping (if applicable), samples are handled with the care necessary to preserve their condition and integrity.