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  • Construction Materials Engineering & Testing | S&ME Inc. : 40 years of Engineering Integrity
    Inspections Coatings Sciences Environmental Industrial Hygiene Natural Resources Cultural Resources Site Links Home Company Markets Services Projects Contact Latest S ME News S ME Names Four New Vice Presidents S ME honored with 2016 South Carolina Chamber Safety Award S ME recognized with ACEC Tennessee Engineering Excellence Award Edgecombe County Landfill Gas to Energy Project Wins Engineering Excellence Award OTEC Hosts Three S ME Experts Jason Vaughn Awarded SC Engineer

    Original URL path: http://www.smeinc.com/services/materials-testing-inspection (2016-04-27)
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  • CEI – Construction Engineering and Inspection | S&ME Inc. : 40 years of Engineering Integrity
    for clients S ME s construction engineering and inspection staff is comprised of highly qualified engineers and certified technicians with the professional expertise to provide oversight of construction projects S ME provides experienced inspectors construction engineers and program managers for roadway and bridge projects These individuals are state certified in such areas as work zone safety concrete testing asphalt inspection traffic control contract plans reading drilled shaft inspection and pile driving With our knowledge of construction and construction practices S ME s staff is capable of providing valuable cost saving ideas and options before and during construction activities which facilitate the work and assist in delivering a quality product Quality based constructability reviews and value engineering analyses are core elements of the services we provide our clients Services Engineering Geotechnical Field Exploration Geophysical Civil Environmental Construction CEI Construction Engineering and Inspection NDE NDT Non Destructive Evaluation Testing CMT Construction Materials Testing Special Inspections Coatings Sciences Environmental Industrial Hygiene Natural Resources Cultural Resources Site Links Home Company Markets Services Projects Contact Latest S ME News S ME Names Four New Vice Presidents S ME honored with 2016 South Carolina Chamber Safety Award S ME recognized with ACEC Tennessee Engineering Excellence Award

    Original URL path: http://www.smeinc.com/services/materials-testing-inspection/cei-construction-engineering-and-inspection (2016-04-27)
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  • NDT | Non-Destructive Testing | Evaluation | S&ME Inc. : 40 years of Engineering Integrity
    material sampling and testing for verification of mechanical properties Our expanded materials lab capabilities include Tensile and compressive testing Charpy impact testing Rockwell and Vickers hardness Microscopic and macroscopic metallography Radiography and X Ray analysis Corrosion and chemical investigation Our new web based reporting system can help you track and manage your project 24 hour access Updated daily Individual reports and data sheets are linked to projects Easy to view and navigate Built in communication with project managers engineers and inspectors We also offer a full range of construction related field services Magnetic particle dye penetrant ultrasonic radiographic and visual evaluation Field load testing Welder testing Fire proofing inspection Radar and magnetic steel location in hardened concrete Post tensioning observation Field failure corrosion testing and analysis Our staff of professionals and technicians has the knowledge skills and experience to meet your non destructive testing needs We are familiar with many industries and codes Whether you manufacture automobile parts aircraft ships petrochemical heat exchangers pharmaceuticals or you construct fuel pipelines elevated water tanks or structural steel buildings we perform the testing to meet your needs at your site or in our facilities NDT Training S ME offers NDT Training at our Training Center in Raleigh North Carolina or at your facility Our NDT training is designed to meet the recommendations of SNT TC 1A but can be modified to meet your company s specific needs To register for one of our current training courses follow this link Penetrant Testing Level I PT I Penetrant Testing Level II PT II Magnetic Particle Testing Level I MT I Magnetic Particle Testing Level II MT II Ultrasonic Thickness Testing UT Limited Ultrasonic Testing Level I UT I Ultrasonic Testing Level II UT II Radiographic Testing Level I RT I Radiographic Testing Level II RT

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  • CEI | Construction Engineering & Inspection | S&ME Inc. : 40 years of Engineering Integrity
    and American Society for Testing and Materials ASTM standards Throughout the process field and laboratory testing can be used when appropriate to determine field properties and potential strength of recently placed concrete to expedite construction schedules and keep your project on track Our staff of materials engineers and certified technicians can Observe and document concrete placement conditions Sample fresh concrete on site for air content slump temperature and unit weight Make cylinders and beams for strength tests Evaluate hardened in place concrete where deficiencies are suspected and recommend repairs procedures and materials Evaluate and provide recommendations for special materials such as grout epoxies hardeners high density concrete semi light and lightweight concretes Geosynthetics Geosynthetics can play a major role in some projects Geosynthetic components include liners geotextile filters soil stabilizing grids and synthetic drainage materials Geosynthetics are increasingly specified for use in containment and retention structures subgrades and earthern structure stabilization Our experience in this emerging field can enhance the progress on your project We provide Geosynthetic design and specifications Subgrade and geosynthetic field placement observations Non destructive and destructive testing of geomembrane seams Documentation for construction quality assurance plans Geosynthetic compatibility testing using the USEPA 9090 method Soils Soil testing services can make a major contribution to facility performance and keep costs in check by identifying potential site problems early We can observe subgrade preparation grading and utility installation at your site and perform laboratory and on site testing to Evaluate the suitability of on site and off site borrow soils for structural fill Assess the need for moisture conditioning Suggest alternatives for construction equipment and procedures Evaluate the need for drainage undercutting stabilization or geotextiles as potential solutions for problem subgrade soils Provide an overview of grading activities and specifications Determine the degree of compaction achieved by performing

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  • CEI | Construction Engineering & Inspection | Special Inspections | S&ME Inc. : 40 years of Engineering Integrity
    and tests on construction materials soil compaction concrete compressive strength welds fire resistive materials etc S ME has a long construction materials testing history and highly experienced staff well qualified to provide Special Inspections in addition to geotechnical and construction materials testing services on your project The costs of Special Inspections and construction materials testing are not inconsequential Significant cost savings can be achieved by having one firm provide both construction materials testing and Special Inspection services To control and manage costs for Special Inspections and construction materials testing we suggest the following be considered when evaluating a firm Select one firm to provide both Special Inspections and construction materials testing services Select a local firm that is familiar with local jurisdiction requirements Select a firm with an experienced technician and engineering staff The less experienced the technician the more time he will require to complete work and the greater the engineering support required ultimately resulting in a higher project construction material and Special Inspection cost Select a firm with an efficient internet based reporting system For full time projects for which a construction schedule is available require a budget tied to the construction schedule at the start of the project and use of the budget to manage construction material and Special Inspection costs A graph of projected cash flow at the beginning of the project versus actual cash flow should be provided with each invoice along with a statement that either events did or did not occur during that invoicing period that exceeded the budget Services Engineering Geotechnical Field Exploration Geophysical Civil Environmental Construction CEI Construction Engineering and Inspection NDE NDT Non Destructive Evaluation Testing CMT Construction Materials Testing Special Inspections Coatings Sciences Environmental Industrial Hygiene Natural Resources Cultural Resources Site Links Home Company Markets Services Projects Contact Latest

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  • Construction Materials Engineering & Testing | Coatings | S&ME Inc. : 40 years of Engineering Integrity
    The tank inspection may include testing of the existing coating to determine re coatability of the current coating system as well as lead content or presence of other hazardous materials if suspected Our materials and environmental professionals and technicians are trained to provide a thorough inspection and make repair recommendations based on the inspection report Coating Specification Development If a tank has not had a regular schedule of inspection and maintenance a history of the tank can be determined by the information gained from washout and inspection Our staff can make repair and future maintenance recommendations from this history including coating specifications A well prepared specification based on the history of the tank and site conditions is the owner s best defense against cost or schedule overruns Coating Inspections Protective coating should be applied to a water tank by professionals with knowledge of the coating being applied and an understanding of the specifications codes and standards for coating application A good coating inspector works on site to make sure these standards are being followed S ME NACE certified coating inspectors and technicians are knowledgeable of AWWA standards and are experienced with inspecting elevated work areas Our coating inspection services include Monitoring weather conditions relative to application requirements Cleanliness testing of air and abrasives used for surface preparation Inspecting blasted steel for standard compliance Measuring anchor profile Documenting coating material used and batch date Monitoring paint mixing procedures Documenting the coating re coating schedule Checking coating dry film thickness DFT Testing for voids in the coating system Holiday Detection Monitoring containment devices in regard to compliance with governing laws and standards Photo documentation Soil sampling before and after if lead abatement is needed Daily documentation of all on site activities QA QC for New Construction During the erection of a new

    Original URL path: http://www.smeinc.com/services/materials-testing-inspection/coatings (2016-04-27)
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  • Engineering Firm | Services | Sciences | S&ME Inc. : 40 years of Engineering Integrity
    Natural Resources Cultural Resources Site Links Home Company Markets Services Projects Contact Latest S ME News S ME Names Four New Vice Presidents S ME honored with 2016 South Carolina Chamber Safety Award S ME recognized with ACEC Tennessee Engineering Excellence Award Edgecombe County Landfill Gas to Energy Project Wins Engineering Excellence Award OTEC Hosts Three S ME Experts Jason Vaughn Awarded SC Engineer of the Year With S ME

    Original URL path: http://www.smeinc.com/services/sciences (2016-04-27)
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  • Environmental Engineering Firm | Engineers | S&ME Inc. : 40 years of Engineering Integrity
    environmental assessments and environmental impact studies Permitting and Regulatory Services Because we ve been completing environmental projects for many years we are intimately familiar with the geologic conditions regulations and regulatory agencies of the area Thus we have the experience and resources to assist you with navigating complex environmental regulations Real estate transaction site evaluations Environmental reviews and permit acquisition Environmental compliance and audits Industrial wastewater services Spill response and contingency analysis Stormwater runoff plans Quality assurance development Stormwater compliance and permitting RCRA and CERCLA Program Management We have provided RCRA and CERCLA services almost since the programs began Our staff has successfully completed numerous projects under stringent technical requirements and tight time constraints Regulatory negotiations Project planning documents Solid and hazardous waste facility services RCRA facility investigations Corrective measures studies Closure and post closure plans Negotiations and project plans Remedial investigations Feasibility studies Brownfields We recognize that brownfields redevelopment involves many players That is why we work alongside site engineers contractors environmental attorneys regulators funding agencies realtors developers and others to make a redevelopment project successful We understand that every site is unique and that there are multiple options for future use to be considered We have firsthand experience in negotiating brownfields agreements with regulatory agencies and in obtaining funding through state and federal grant programs Our goal is to assist our clients with turning a community eyesore into a community asset Brownfields grant application preparation Grant reporting compliance Brownfield site inventories Community outreach Site characterization Quality Assurance Project Plans Brownfields Voluntary Agreement negotiations Remedial site planning Air Quality Clean Air Act Compliance Our experienced air quality professionals have served a broad range of industries from chemical plants with multiple air quality challenges to wood product firms and the dry cleaning industry We are a leader in finding cost

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