Western Technologies’ - Las Vegas, formerly known as Nevada Testing Laboratories (NTL), was established in 1953 and has operated as Western Technologies since 1980. Our Las Vegas area experience and local 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
Our Las Vegas office has a staff consisting of engineers and geologists, special inspectors, construction materials testing technicians, nondestructive testing technicians, environmental scientists and administrative staff. The Las Vegas office consists of a 26,885 sf facility with a fully equipped construction materials testing laboratory. The laboratory facilities consisting of 8,400 sf include areas for soil mechanics, soils and aggregate, asphalt, portland cement concrete, and masonry products.
The Las Vegas office routinely provides services for asbestos surveys and abatement design and oversight, lead-based paint and mold services, forensic testing, environmental site assessments (Phase 1 and 2 ESAs), soil and groundwater remediation. Our geotechnical engineers assist developers and designers with site evaluations and soil reports containing foundation and earthwork recommendations. Nondestructive examination using radiography (RT), ultra-sonic testing (UT), dye penetrant testing (PT), and magnetic particle testing (MT), as well as infrared thermography and ground penetrating radar (GPR) surveys are regularly requested by our clients.
Western Technologies' - Las Vegas is an accredited Clark County Special Inspection Agency and testing laboratory, and is routinely audited by Clark County, the International Accreditation Service (IAS), and AASHTO re:source (AMRL and CCRL).
PRACTICAL. PRECISE. PROFICIENT.
The project consisted of the 172,000 sf, five-story Patient Tower addition located on the north side of the existing facility in the current surface parking area; a 36,000 sf, one-story Emergency Department located adjacent to the Patient Tower; and an 8,500 sf expansion of the Powerhouse. Western Technologies performed the subsurface exploration and geotechnical evaluation.
Spring Mountain will be a mixed use development that includes 10,000 sf of commercial/retail space and 295 units with views the Las Vegas Strip and surrounding mountains. Western Technologies prepared the geotechnical evaluation and performed a refraction micro-tremor (ReMi) seismic assessment. Western is currently providing the construction materials testing and special inspections.
Western Technologies has a long relationship with Nellis Air Force Base and one of our favorite projects is the RPA Weapons School. The project consists of a 48,000 sf facility to provide operational training facilities to support the advanced training of RPA (remotely piloted aircraft) pilots and sensor operators. Construction consists of reinforced concrete foundations, and floor slab with structural steel framing, metal-seam roof, and masonry walls. Site work includes site utilities, new parking lot, and PCC sidewalks. This project is under the jurisdiction of the US Army Corps of Engineers. Western provided special inspections and quality control testing.
The anticipated DC Plaza will be a 70,000 sf neighborhood grocery center in the northwest Las Vegas Valley. Western Technologies performed the geotechnical evaluation on the vacant, 10-acre parcel. The centerpiece will be a Sprouts Farmers Market, and other stores include a CVS and four other retail buildings. Western is currently providing construction materials testing and special inspections.