SGS Conducts Complex Pavement Engineering Services for Interchange Project in Perth, Australia

Top Quote In May 2011, SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, was awarded a contract by Abigroup to provide comprehensive Pavement Engineering for the Reid Alexander Interchange in Perth, Australia. As a sub-contractor, SGS is performing periodic pavement surveys to evaluate the quality of the newly constructed highway. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 18, 2011 - SGS was assigned a contract to provide complex Pavement Engineering for the Reid Alexander Interchange Project in Perth, Australia, by Abigroup in May 2011.Reid Alexander Interchange involves a grade-separated interchange at the intersection of Reid Highway and Alexander Drive, aimed at improving road safety.

    In order to ensure best quality and to assess the performance of the newly constructed highway, Abigroup (, one of Australia's leading engineering and construction contractors, looked for a reliable third-party testing company.

    As a part of Pavement Engineering services, SGS Australia ( was awarded the contract to execute periodic pavement surveys on a sub-contractor basis.

    By measuring the top layer of the road for rideability and roughness properties, SGS is comparing the acquired and processed data with the contract specification limits. Due to its extensive expertise and competence in the construction sector (, SGS's team of highly skilled experts provides a wide portfolio of pavement performance assessments. These include FWD Deflection, Roughness Survey and Rutting, applying a Digital Multi-Laser Profilometer (DMLP), Skid Resistance Measurements, using the British Pendulum Tester and other Visual Inspections to detect any surface unevenness and pavement failures.

    Applying complex Pavement Engineering ( services, SGS conducts pavement assessments on a regular basis. Additonally, SGS ( experts provide the client with rapid and comprehensive monitoring and reporting services and assistance in issuing prompt conformance reports for final approval.

    About SGS Industrial Services

    Industrial Services is one of the major business lines of the SGS Group, a global service provider for technical verification, inspection, testing and conformity assessment. SGS Industrial Services ensures that the customer's installations, material, equipment, facilities and projects meet all quality and performance requirements. Industrial Services has decades' worth of experience and some remarkable references in serving key industries, such as Construction (, Industrial Manufacturing and Trade, the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry, Power Generation and Transmission, Banks and Financial Institutions, as well as Renewable Energy.

    As the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS has accreditations to all major standards and is recognized as a leading global benchmark in the field of inspection, verification, certification and testing (

    For further information, please contact:

    SGS Industrial Services
    Tony Mansour
    Senior Material Engineer

    James Graham
    Industrial Marketing Development Manager

    SGS Australia
    36 Railway Parade
    Welshpool 6106
    Western Australia

    t: +61 1300 781744
    f: +641 9458 3700
    Email : ( @ ) sgs dot com

    SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 67,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world.

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