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Englobe opens new testing lab in Ottawa

Englobe opens new testing lab in Ottawa
ENGLOBE — Englobe’s new Ottawa testing lab is the new home base of the firm’s 75 Ottawa-area employees.

OTTAWA — Englobe has announced it has opened a new construction inspection and materials testing laboratory in Ontario’s National Capital Region.

The engineering and environmental services firm is active in geotechnical consulting, construction inspection and materials testing, instrumentation and monitoring, and environmental engineering. It serves contractors, developers and infrastructure owners.

Working out of the new lab, Englobe’s Ottawa team will be able to perform laboratory testing of soils and aggregates as well as hardened concrete, field testing on fresh concrete and field compaction testing and subgrade reviews.

Other services out of the Ottawa lab will include reinforcing steel inspections, geotechnical investigations and slope stability assessments, instrumentation and vibration monitoring, preparation of contractor construction plans, and geotechnical consulting and peer review, legal support, and expert witness services.

The new laboratory is 7,300 square feet and occupies the first floor of Englobe’s new Ottawa office. The firm also operates 10 other labs across Ontario.

In 2020-2021, Englobe participated in 38 infrastructures projects listed among the 1,000 biggest in Canada. Projects have included the renovation of the Parliament buildings in Ottawa, the Scarborough subway in Toronto, both of Ottawa’s current LRT projects and the local Queensway improvements.

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