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ABOUT US

Alaska Testlab celebrates over 65 years of construction experience across the state of Alaska.

Formed as a testing lab in 1956, Alaska Testlab expanded to include special inspection services during the 1970s. Alaska Testlab was purchased in 1974 by Dickenson and Oswald, the two founders of DOWL, a multidisciplinary consulting and engineering firm. In 2018, the two companies amicably separated and Alaska Testlab was relaunched as a small, Veteran and woman-owned business.

 

Over the years, the mission has remained unchanged. Provide quality construction materials testing and inspection services in support of commercial construction projects. 

OUR MISSION

Alaska Testlab operates with integrity, trust, and is on a path of continuous improvement. The mission of Alaska Testlab is to be a regional leader and provide our clients with reliable construction materials testing and inspection services, with fast turnaround on accurate testing, qualified personnel, technical knowledge, and assistance as needed.

OUR VISION

To be the first choice for testing and inspection in the state by providing quality construction materials testing and inspection.  This can only be achieved through:

  • Providing cost-competitive, professional services

  • Surpassing the client’s expectations every time

  • Proactive approach during construction

  • Encouraging personnel to continue professional development through financial reward, positivity, training, and teamwork

  • Maintaining a balance of growth, positive work environment, financial success, and market diversification

OUR CAPABILITIES

Alaska Testlab is composed of three primary areas; inspection, laboratory testing, and field testing.
 

  • Inspection services include special inspections as identified in the International Building Code, as well as those identified by project plans, specifications and clients.

  • Laboratory testing of soils, aggregates, rock, concrete, masonry, asphalt, and geotechnical samples necessary for construction of varying elements.

  • Field testing consists of sampling, soil and asphalt density testing, and concrete, grout, and mortar testing.


We also provide specialty testing for clients. This testing includes:

  • Floor Flatness, Concrete Moisture Tests, Anchor Pull Tests, Ground Penetrating Radar, Gloss Measurements, Mix Designs, and Rebar Locates

 

Alaska Testlab was the first AASHTO accredited laboratory in Alaska and is also the largest. We operate under a belief of continual improvement.​

OUR PERSONNEL

Our technicians are qualified by Western Alliance for Quality Transportation Construction (WAQTC) and American Concrete Institute (ACI). All inspectors are qualified by the International Code Council (ICC) in multiple areas and licensed by the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA). 

In addition to our full-time year round staff, our lab employs up to 30 inspectors and technicians during each construction season. Many of these personnel have been with Alaska Testlab between 10 and 25 years. The breadth and depth of our staff experience is unique and gives us the resources necessary to handle the materials testing and inspection requirements for a variety of public and private construction projects. Our experienced inspectors, technicians, field supervisors, and registered civil engineers are dedicated to meet your needs.

 

All work on the project will be performed under the responsible charge of a professional civil engineer project manager.

CERTIFICATIONS

DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE)

  • DBE No. 99008588

 

VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS​

 

ICC CERTIFIED

  • Soils

  • Reinforced Concrete

  • Pre-stressed Concrete

  • Structural Masonry

  • Spray Applied Fireproofing

  • Structural Steel and Bolting

 

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER LICENSE - ALASKA

 

AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE

  • Concrete Field Testing Technician

  • Concrete Strength Testing Technician

  • Aggregate Testing Technician

  • Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician

MOA LICENSED INSPECTORS

TROXLER CERTIFIED/NUCLEAR GAUGE SAFETY

AMRL AND CCRL ACCREDITATIONS

US ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS VALIDATED LABORATORY

PCI PRECAST/PRESTRESSED CONCRETE INSTITUTE - LEVEL l, II, and III

WAQTC CERTIFIED

  • Aggregates

  • Embankment and Base

  • In Place Density

  • Concrete

  • Asphalt

 

FIRST AID

AK CERTIFIED EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL LEAD