Business View Magazine | August 2022

9 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 8 ENGLOBE TRIPLES ITS OTTAWA PRODUCTION CAPABILITY BY OPENING A NEW LABORATORY E n globe, a major Canadian engineering a nd environmental services company, o perating in the areas of geotechnical consulting, construction inspection and materials testing, instrumentation and monitoring, and environmental engineering, recently opened its new construction inspection and materials testing laboratory in the National Capital Region to better service contractors, developers, and infrastructure owners. In doing so, Englobe is solidifying its key role in supporting Eastern Ontario’s rapidly expanding construction industry. In 2020-2021, Englobe participated in 38 infrastructures projects listed among the 1000 biggest in Canada as determined by reNew Canada Magazine’s annual ranking. The last five years of construction in Ottawa have seen record growth. This has resulted in an ongoing need for construction inspection, materials testing, and instrumentation and monitoring services. Now working at this new laboratory, Englobe’s local Ottawa team (of more than 75 employees) will ensure that the construction work undertaken by its growing pool of clients is of the quality they expect. These services include: • Laboratory testing of soils and aggregates: CCIL Type C and D (grain size analysis, Proctor test, Atterberg limits) • Laboratory testing of hardened concrete: CCIL Type Q (Compressive strength of concrete and grout) • Field testing on fresh concrete: concrete and flowable grout • Field compaction testing and subgrade review: soils and aggregates • Reinforcing steel inspections • Geotechnical investigations and slope stability OPENING L INES