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STRUCTURAL Testing



With the availability of state-of-the-art testing facilities, MKRM is capable to conduct various type of test ranging from basic small scale experiment to testing of full scale structures. MKRM offers tests to determine the performance of IBS component, system and structural element whether they are reinforced concrete, composites, steel and timber.

Typical product tested:
  •  Column
  •  Beam
  •  Slab
  •  Wall
  •  Pile
  •  Truss
  •  Full scale 2 storey structure
MKRM serves wide spectrum of client not only from the industry but to the academic sector by providing facilities to researchers from local universities and research institutes.

MATERIAL Testing



The quality of construction materials is utmost important and have to comply with national standards, regulations and clients requirement. In most cases it is compulsory for construction materials to comply with specifications stipulated in the standard and therefore independent laboratory test results are significant.

MKRM offers its client wide range of construction materials test namely but not limited to the following:
  •  Concrete
  •  Steel
  •  Timber
  •  Block & bricks
  •  Composite
Mandatory tests to comply with CIDB Certificate of Approval (COA) requirement are also available.

Schedule of Price
NDT
  • Rebound hammer RM25
  • Digital rebound hammer RM50
Cement & Aggregate
  • Sieve analysis RM70
  • Cube compression (mortar) RM40
Bricks & Blocks
  • Dimension
    i. Brick RM30
    ii. Block RM30

  • Density RM40

  • Compression
    i. With capping RM54
    ii. Without capping RM36

  • Water absorption
    i. 5hr boiling RM300
    ii. 24hr cold immersion RM50
Iron & Steel
  • Tensile
    i. Diameter < 25mm RM80
    ii. Diameter < 25mm RM100
    iii. Welded plate RM45
    iv. With extensometer <= 16mm RM58
    v. Wire strand breaking load <= 16mm (supplied with grip) RM60

  • Dimension
    i. Metal RM26
    ii. Steel section RM27
    iii. Wire mesh/fabric/strands RM27

  • Mass
    i. Per unit length RM26
    ii. Per unit area RM27

  • Fatigue
    i. Diameter < 25mm RM2500
    ii. Diameter 25mm RM3500

  • Chemical elemental analysis RM500

  • Bending/Rebending RM100

  • Impact (Izod/Charpy) RM60

  • Bond test RM250
Concrete
  • Slump test RM53

  • Compacting factor RM58

  • Cube preparation RM35

  • Cube compression RM8

  • Cube compression with RFID RM10

  • Cube density as received RM6

  • Flexural test RM80

  • Compression test on cylinder RM70

  • Tensile splitting test on cylinder RM80

  • Concrete Coring
    i. 50mm diameter RM120
    ii. 100mm diameter RM150
    iii. 150mm diameter RM200

  • Cored specimen density RM50

  • Compressive strength cored specimen
    i. With trimming & capping RM100
    ii. Without trimming & capping RM57

List of Typical Test

No

Ujian/Product

Malaysian Standard

Fresh Concrete

1

Method for sampling fresh concrete

MS 26:Part 1:1991 Section One

2

Method for determination of slump

MS 26:Part 1:1991 Section Two

3

Method for determination of compacting factor

 MS 26:Part 1:1991 Section Three

4

Method for making test cubes from fresh concrete

 MS 26:Part 1:1991 Section Eight

5

Method for making test beams from fresh concrete

 MS 26:Part 1:1991 Section Nine

6

Method for making test cylinders from fresh concrete

MS 26:Part 1:1991 Section Ten

Hardened Concrete

7

Method for determination of density of hardened concrete

MS 26:Part 2:1991 Section One

8

Method for determination of Compressive strength of concrete cubes **

MS 26:Part 2:1991 Section Three

9

Method for determination of compressive strength

MS 26:Part 2:1991 Section Four

10

Method for determination of flexural strength

MS 26:Part 2:1991 Section Five

11

Method for determination of the compressive strength of concrete cores

MS 26:Part 2:1991 Section Seven

12

Method for determination of water absorption

MS 26:Part 2:1991 Section Nine

Metal / Steel - Hot rolled steel bars for reinforcement of concrete

13

Chemical composition

MS 146:2006 Clause 9

14

Bond classification of deformed bars

MS 146:2006 Clause 14

15

Mechanical properties - tendile **

MS 146:2006 Clause 16

16

Mechanical properties - bend test

MS 146:2006 Clause 16

17

Mechanical properties - rebend test

MS 146:2006 Clause 16

18

Fatigue properties of deformed bars

MS 146:2006 Clause 17

Metal / Steel - Cold reduce mild steel wire for the reinforcement of concrete

19

Chemical composition

MS 144:2006 Clause 8

20

Bond classification of deformed bars

MS 144:2006 Clause 12

21

Mechanical properties - tensile **

MS 144:2006 Clause 14

22

Mechanical properties - rebend test

MS 144:2006 Clause 14

Metal / Steel - Welded steel fabric for the reinforcement of concrete

23

Mechanical properties - tensile & rebend test

MS 145:2006 Clause 13

Metal / Steel - Specification fot hot rolled non-alloy structural steel sections & H-piles

24

Chemical composition

MS 1490:2001 Clause 5

25

Mechanical test - tensile test

MS 1490:2001 Clause 8

26

Mechanical test - impact test

MS 1490:2001 Clause 8

Precast Concrete Piles

27

Bending strength of precast concrete piles (Bend test)

MS 1314:Part 2:2004

Metal / Steel - Specification fot hot rolled non-alloy structural steel sections & H-piles

28

Surface hardness testing by rebound hammer

MS 26:Part 3:1992 Section Two

Precast reinforced concrete box culvert

29

Load test requirement - Proof load test, ultimate load test, water obsorption

MS 1293:Part 1:1992

Precast concrete masonry unit

30

Determination of compressive strength

MS 27:1996

31

Determination of transverse strength

MS 27:1996

Bricks and blocks of brickearth, clay or shale

32

Determination of dimension

MS 76:1972

33

Determination of compressive strength

MS 76:1972

Cement

34

Determination of strength - compressive strength

MS 522:Part 3:2007 Clause 9, MS ISO 679:2001 Clause 9

35

Determination of strength - flexural strength

MS 522:Part 3:2007 Clause 9, MS ISO 679:2001 Clause 9

Steel frame scaffolding

36

System performance

MS 1462:1999

37

Load test on the components of a frame scaffolding system

MS 1462:1999

Timber

38

Code of practice for structural use of timber -Testing

MS 544:Part 7:2001


CIDB CERTIFICATE of APPROVAL(COA)



Importers of iron and steel for construction purposes will have to apply and obtain Certificate of Approval (COA) before the materials can be imported to Malaysia CIDB will issue COA for iron and steel to be used in construction industry in the country CREAM through it's testing laboratory Makmal Kerja Raya Malaysia is given the task to carry out relevant tests associate with the issuance of COA.

CREAM FUNCTION
To carry out testing of imported Iron and Steel products in accordance with the requirements of Malaysian Standard and/or relevant International Standards
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Type of Test
StandardType of TestRemarks
MS 146:2006 i. Tensile test
ii. Bending test
iii. Rebend test
iv. Deviation from nominal diameter
v. Chemical composition test
vi. Dimensions properties
vii. Fatigue test
viii. Bonding test
Critical/Full test
Critical/Full test
Critical/Full test
Critical/Full test
Critical/Full test
Critical/Full test
Full test
Full test
MS 1490:2001 i. Yield strength
ii. Tensile strength
iii. Elongation
iv. Chemical composition
v. Impact test
vi. Bonding test
Critical/Full test
Critical/Full test
Critical/Full test
Critical/Full test
Critical/Full test
Full test
MS 1491:2001 i. Shape, dimension, mass and appearances Full test
MS 144:2006 i. Tensile test
ii. Bending test
iii. Chemical composition
vi. Bonding test
MS 145:2006 i. Tensile test
ii. Bending test
iii. Strength of weld
MS 522:2007:Part 3 i. Compressive strength
ii. Flexural strength

CONSTRUCTION QUALITY INSPECTION THROUGH RFID TECHNOLOGY



CREAM in collaboration with JKR and technical input from MIMOS have developed an integrated system  which  incorporate  information  technology  in  order  to  improve  the  quality  control  of concrete  in  construction  project.  This web based system incorporates radio frequency identification (RFID) and the internet as tool for relevant parties i.e engineers, consultants and contractors to monitor and control the quality of concrete produced and cast at site. Compressive cube strength will be captured digitally and its result will be web enabled for all parties to review.

Advantages:
  • Fast, accurate and reliable
  • Results and relevant concrete data and properties are accessible online
  • Improve the existing process of manual tracking and paper-based data management.
  • Eradicate errors resulting from manual data entry and minimizes the potential of data manipulation
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  • Makmal Kerja Raya Malaysia,
        Lot 8, Jalan Chan Sow Lin
        55200 Kuala Lumpur
  •   03-9281 0800
  •   03-9282 4800
  • mkrm@cream.my

About MKRM

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Makmal Kerja Raya Malaysia (MKRM) is managed by Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM), the research and development (R&D) arm of Construction Industry Development Board of Malaysia (CIDB).


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