ISSN: 1813-0410

Keywords : Laboratory Tests

Laboratory Tests for Construction Projects: Present Situation, Challenges and Future Prospects

journal of kerbala university, Volume 11, Issue 4, Pages 136-147

Laboratory tests are considered as one of the most important activities that are useful to verify the compliance of material properties and the executed works with the implemented quality requirements.
This paper sheds some light on the present situation of laboratory tests which are employed in Iraqi construction projects.
It can be concluded that low percentage do enforce the requirements and specifications concerning construction lab tests.
The study declares the causes of non-implementations of inspection requirements. Part of these causes is found to be related to contractors, while the other causes are attributed to supervisors. Consequently, the truthfulness of lab tests and quality of executed works will be impaired.
The study explains the require plans for enhancement of quality level, and giving attention to field and laboratory inspections. These steps include legislation of rules and requirements that must be implemented by all executing supervising and looking after teams.