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Western Technologies’ - Albuquerque, has provided engineering, testing, and consulting services since 1984. Our experience and technical resources combine to produce cost-effective response and solutions to our client’s needs. Areas of service include:
Engineering and Consulting Services
- Construction Materials Testing
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Environmental Consulting
- Special Inspection
- Nondestructive Testing
- Materials Engineering
Western Technologies’ - Albuquerque has a staff consisting of engineers and geologists, special inspectors, construction materials testing technicians, nondestructive testing technicians, environmental scientists, and administrative staff. The unit is located in an 8,000 sf facility housing offices and laboratories. The laboratories are equipped to perform conventional tests on soils, aggregates, asphalt, concrete, and masonry products. The laboratory is accredited by AASHTO re:source (AMRL and CCRL). Appropriately equipped and staffed mobile field offices and laboratories are established for on-site operations in remote locations or on large-size projects.
Western Technologies’ - Albuquerque routinely provides services for asbestos surveys and abatement design and oversight, lead-based paint and mold services, noise monitoring, forensic testing, environmental site assessments (Phase 1 and 2 ESAs), and soil and groundwater remediation. Our geotechnical engineers assist developers and designers with site evaluations and soil reports containing foundation and earthwork recommendations. Under the umbrella of the International Building Code (IBC) and local building departments, Western’s Albuquerque Special Inspectors perform inspections of reinforced concrete, structural masonry, structural steel and bolting, welding, soils and foundations, ultra-sonic testing (UT), and fire-resistant materials. Other regularly performed services include pavement profilograph surveys and asphalt and concrete mix designs.
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Taos Rio Grande Gorge Bridge – One of America’s highest and most famous bridges is the Route 64 crossing of the Rio Grande Gorge near Taos, New Mexico. The bridge is a cantilever truss structure completed in 1965, and stands 565 feet above the river. Western Technologies was contracted to examine the pins connecting the bridge truss to the piers.
After very carefully making the journey to the top of the bridge piers, Western NDT technicians examined the pins using ultrasonic testing methods.
The Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) project is an expansion and improvement of the bus route along Central Avenue for enhanced rapid commuting. ART will help connect people and businesses that are spread out along the Route 66 corridor.
Western Technologies was selected to provide construction materials testing and inspection consisting of earthwork, aggregate base course, concrete, and asphalt along the entire ART corridor.
Albuquerque International Sunport has expanded and revitalized a significant portion of its runways, taxiways, aircraft aprons, and other typical airport infrastructure. Much of airport construction work was performed at night during tight work windows to accommodate the live airport activity since runways or entire taxiways could not be shut down for long. For many years Western Technologies has provided field and laboratory construction materials testing, engineering, and inspections for concrete, asphalt, reinforcing steel, base material, and earthwork in both the QA and QC role. Assuring compliance with FAA obligations, City of Albuquerque requirements, and the design plans and specifications.