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QUALITY CONTROL ORGANISATION

FREQUENCIES OF TESTS TO BE CONDUCTED AT CONSTRUCTION


STAGE
AGGREGATES/ STONES
AGGREGATES
Sr.
Name of Test
No.

Frequency

Sieve analysis of Aggregates.(Time Once a week.Additional if


Required-45 Minutes)
source is changed.

Silt content of fine Aggregates

Once a day. Additional if


source is changed.

Surface moisture content in fine


aggregates.(Laboratory Method) .

Once a week

Specific gravity and water


absorption of aggregates.(above 10 Once a week
mm)

Specific gravity and water


absorption of aggregates(up to and Once a week
10mm)

Bulking of fine aggregates

One per shift per stock pile.

Estimation of organic impurities

One per stock pile. Additional if


source is changed

Surface moisture content in


aggregates.(Hot plate Method)

One per shift per stock pile.

Flakiness Index of coarse

Once a week. Additional if

aggregates.

source is changed.

10 Aggregate crushing value

One per stock pile. additional if


source is changed.

11 Aggregate impact value

One per stock pile. Additional if


source is changed.

12

Abrasion of coarse aggregate by


Los Angels method.

One per stock pile. Additional if


source is changed.

STONES
Sr.
Name of the Test
No.

Frequency of Tests

Specific gravity and water


absorption of stone.

One per fortnight

Compressive strength of
stone.

One per month, Additional if source is


changed

CEMENT/ CONCRETE
CEMENT
Sr.
Name of Test
No.

Frequency

Sampling of cement As mentioned in IS3535 1966.

As per IS-3535-1966

Consistency of standard cement paste.

One per every 50 t of

cement.
3

Initial & final setting time

One per every 50 t of


cement

Compressive strength of cement.

One per every 50 t of


cement

Specific Gravity of cement.

One per every 50 t of


cement

Fineness of cement by Blaines Method

One per every 50 t of


cement

Soundness of cement by Autoclave


Method.

One per every 50 t of


cemen

Soundness of cement by Le Chateliers


Method.

One per every 50 t of


cement

CONCRETE/ STEEL
Sr.
No. Name of Test

Slump

Frequency

One per every two hours working


per mixer

Density and air content of fresh One per mixer per week Additional
concrete.
if source aggregate is changed.

Compressive strength of
moulded cement concrete
specimen.

Upto 100 M work per day One per


shift per mixer(Current Practice 1
test / 30M concrete)

Compressive strength of drilled As directed by Design office.


cores.
Modulus of elasticity.

Up to 200 m3 work per day one per


shift.

Flexural strength of moulded


specimen

Up to 200 m3 work per day, one


per shift.

Laboratory permeability
One per month for every mix
Moulded specimen. Drilled core proportion One per monolith per 3
One per month for every mix
m. depth
proportion

Insitu permeability
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Tensile strength,elongation

Insitu permeability One hole at


20m.distance per working season
for full depth duly staggered or
minimum 1 hole per monolith.
one per 5 tonnes of steel
Additional if source is changed

MASONARY/ MORTAR
RUBBLE
Sr.
Name of the Test
No.

Frequency of Tests

Specific gravity and water


absorption of stone.

One per fortnight

Compressive strength of
stone.

One per month,Additional if source is


changed

Fluidity of mortar by flow

Three per mixer per shift

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Compressive strength of
mortar.

100 m3 work ,per day one per shift per


mixer. For every additional 100 m3
work per day one per shift (separate for
each mix proportion)

Sieve analysis of
Aggregates

Once a fortnight
Additional if source is changed

Silt content of fine


aggregates

Once a day. Additional if source is


changed

Surface moisture content in Once a fortnight


fine aggregates (Lab
method)

Surface moisture content in One per stock pile


aggregates.(Hot plate
method)

Specific gravity. and water Once a fortnight


absorption of aggregate (up
to and 10mm) .

10 Bulking of fine aggregates

One per shift per stock-pile

11 Estimation organic of
impurities

One per stock pile


Additional if source is changed

12 Compressive strength of
drilled core .

As per specification

13 Laboratory permeability
a) Moulded specimen.
b) Drilled core

One per month for every mixer


proportion.One per monolith per 3
metre depth

14 In situ permeability

One hole at 20m distance per working

season for full depth (separate for U/S


and D/S faces duly staggered)or
minimum two holes per monolith.

MORTAR
Sr.
Name of the Test
No.
1

Frequency of Tests

Fluidity of mortar by flow


table

Three per mixer per shift

Compressive strength of
mortar.

100 m3 work ,per day one per shift per


mixer. For every additional 100 m3
work per day one per shift (separate for
each mix proportion)