Quality Assurance and Accreditation: What does it mean for you?

Quality Assurance and Accreditation: What does it mean for you?

American Engineering Testing (AET) testing services not only conform to specific national and international standards, but are also of the highest quality. Accreditation signifies that our laboratories have been subjected to vigorous on-site assessments. During these assessments, each test method is demonstrated in its entirety by our technical staff, and the equipment associated with each test is inspected. These assessments also include a thorough review of our quality assurance program, including records of technician training and competency evaluations as well as equipment calibration and maintenance records.

AASHTO Accredited Program

AET locations in Saint Paul, Rochester, Duluth, Schofield (Wausau), Fargo, Williston, Sioux Falls, and Sheridan are accredited by the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) in geotechnical and construction materials engineering and testing. Assessments are conducted according to the AASHTO Accredited Program standard: Establishing and Implementing a Quality System for Construction Materials Testing Laboratories. Our quality program meets the requirements of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and our Saint Paul, Rochester, Duluth, Fargo, and Rapid City locations carry a laboratory validation designation by the USACE.

.Quality Management System

AET has an operating quality management system (QMS) that guides our staff during technical work. The program requires use of standard methods for sampling, observations, testing, documentation and reporting. All personnel, procedures, equipment and materials used in the course of our work are in compliance with the QMS.

AET conducts annual internal audits to assess the effectiveness of implementation of our quality program and measure compliance with the 17025 standard.

For more information about American Engineering Testing’s Accreditation and Quality Assurance Program please contact our Quality Assurance Manager at awalburn@teamaet.com

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