Advanced non-destructive testing

Advanced Non-Destructive Testing

RCE is a technologically advanced company offering a wide range of concrete scanning services. We understand that there are differences in the requirements of each project; therefore, we design testing programs tailored to suit the needs of each specific client. With our testing program, you can be assured we will accurately obtain the information you require using the best-in-class equipment and expertise.

Having created a long-lasting partnership with Melbourne-based universities, we collaborate to use state-of-the-art technologies and proven theories to gather useful information in innovative ways. Through our collaborations, we have developed and commercialised methods for carbon fibre delamination testing, as well as single sided epoxy injection crack testing.

A few non-destructive testing programs developed by RCE include:

  • Delamination testing on thin carbon fibre elements
  • Single sided crack injection testing
  • Grid scanning utilising computer numeric control (CNC)

Types of inspections

Here at RCE, we have a team of seasoned engineers that are highly experienced in the testing of concrete, steel, and timber. Whether for the government, commercial or residential sectors, we work all around the clock to deliver the best services.

To provide our clients with exceptional services, we have developed standardised non-destructive testing procedures for:

  • Compressive strength testing
  • Measurements of the thickness of concrete elements
  • Depths of existing foundations
  • As-built inspections
  • Underground pipe and service locating (utility scanning)
  • Pavement and footpath inspections
  • Kerb and channel testing
  • Bridge and tunnel lining inspections
  • Corrosion likelihood and rate
  • Crack analysis such as depth, activity, and severity
  • General concrete scanning
  • Underwater ultrasonic pulse velocity testing
  • Pool shell audits
  • Relative moisture content of concrete and soil


Let’s service your needs with state-of-the-art technologies!

To ensure that we continue to be the industry-leader offering non-destructive testing services, our professionals continually learn about the most advanced technologies and techniques in our industry. With the aid of the experience and versatility of our specialists, we offer our clients unrivalled services and high-quality data.

A few of the technologies available at RCE include:

  • Ultrasonic pulse velocity (UPV)
  • Ultrasonic pulse echo (UPE)
  • 3D Ultrasonic tomograms
  • Impact echo (IE)
  • Impact rebound compressive tests
  • Magnetic induction
  • Ground penetrating radar (GPR)
  • Eddy current – Cover Meter
  • Spectral analysis of surface waves (SASW)
  • Concrete penetrating radar (Concrete GPR)
  • Sonic echo impulse response (SE/IR)


We can test for:

  • Concrete compressive strength
  • Depths of concrete slabs and elements
  • Reinforcement detailing
  • Corrosion
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