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Atlas Evaluation & Inspection Services (AEIS) provides testing, inspection and certification solutions for infrastructure projects including roadways, bridges, airports, wastewater treatment plants, etc. AEIS is a one-stop solution for all testing and inspection needs, specializing in welding metallurgy and non-destructive testing. As a quality assurance and quality control agency, AEIS ensures that day-to-day project activities thoroughly align with specifications, standards and codes. Visit https://www.aeis.com/projects to learn more about our project experience.
AEIS performs inspections throughout the New York and New Jersey metropolitan areas. For in-house testing, we receive samples and work with clients from all over the world. Have a question regarding the locations we serve? Please visit https://www.aeis.com/contact-us or call (732) 388-7711.
AEIS serves government agencies, general contractors, construction firms and the greater building community.
AEIS has completed over 100,000 successful inspections and over 250,000 tests to date. We have partnered with industry leaders on key infrastructure from Moynihan Station and Laguardia Airport to the Verrazano Bridge and Carl J. Olsen Wastewater Treatment Plant. We are proud to be the cornerstone of the tri-state area’s infrastructure landscape.
Yes, AEIS is a Minority Women-Owned Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (MWDBE) certified by various public agencies. To view additional certifications, visit https://www.aeis.com/who-we-are/accreditations-certifications.
After discussing your project needs, our team will draft a proposal that includes rates based on the scope, frequency of inspections and duration of your project.
Special & critical inspections are inspections performed out in the field. AEIS oversees quality outcomes (for projects involving geotechnical, soil, asphalt, concrete, etc.) during all phases of construction to ensure that day-to-day activities thoroughly align with specifications, standards and codes. As an accredited Class I Special Inspection Agency, AEIS fulfills a multitude of inspection needs for clients across New York, New Jersey and other jurisdictions as needed. Our field technicians and special inspectors hold extensive certifications by leading organizations such as American Concrete Institute (ACI), International Code Council (ICC), American Welding Society (AWS), American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP, formerly NACE) and National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), to name a few. To learn more about specific inspection categories visit https://www.aeis.com/what-we-do/special-critical-inspections.
Yes, AEIS holds an ISO IEC Standard 1720:2012 accreditation.
All of AEIS’ inspectors are OSHA 10-certified and all project managers are OSHA 30-certified. If a project requires AEIS’ inspectors to hold an OSHA 30 certification, we will ensure that this project need is fulfilled. As project specific requirements arise, AEIS will work with our clients to ensure that all safety requirements are met.
Non-destructive testing (NDT) is the method(s) of evaluating the integrity of materials, components, structures or systems without damaging the original part. NDT applications allow inspectors to identify surface and subsurface discontinuities or irregularities in project materials that compromise quality and safety outcomes. NDT is performed on-site, at the fabrication shop and in our state-of-the-art laboratory located in South Plainfield, NJ. Specializing in NDT, our technical team is equipped to take on a multitude of projects varying in size and complexity. AEIS’ experienced NDT personnel are ACCP / ASNT Level II / III and EN473 Level II / III qualified. Our team is trained and tested on a vast array of real flaw samples, calibration blocks and reference specimens. In an effort to stay ahead of the evolving needs of the infrastructure community, AEIS’ technical team utilizes cutting-edge equipment and undergoes rigorous training to further expand their technical skill set. To learn more about AEIS’ NDT service offerings, visit https://www.aeis.com/what-we-do/non-destructive-testing.
AEIS’ senior leadership brings over 25 years’ experience performing NDT on hundreds of projects.
Moynihan Station Phase II / III, Verrazano Bridge, Wittpenn Bridge and Throgs Neck Bridge, to name a few.
Yes, AEIS currently has NYSDOT UT-certified inspectors equipped to fulfill DOT-specific project requirements.
Yes, AEIS offers lunch-and-learn programs and code clinics to serve a variety of client-project needs. For more information on how to register, please visit www.aeis.com/resources/client-quick-link.
Yes, eddy current testing is the best method to perform inspections over coated surfaces. For more information on our recommendations for your project, please visit https://www.aeis.com/contact-us or call (732) 388-7711.
Yes. AEIS’ NDT Level III personnel provide consultations to evaluate project-specific standards, codes and additional documents to determine optimal NDT methods and applications for your project-specific needs.
It depends upon the complexity of the document that needs to be produced. Typically, a full procedure can be written within 8 - 48 hours. Please visit https://www.aeis.com/contact-us or call (732) 388-7711 to discuss your project needs in more detail.
Yes, we can perform ultrasonic testing (UT) pipe inspections from 1” NPS onwards.
Yes, AEIS provides advanced UT techniques as well as full matrix capture and total focusing solutions.
Metallurgical testing involves both non-destructive and destructive testing methods used to evaluate the properties of metals. These tests provide invaluable information that qualifies project materials in accordance with specifications, standards and codes; further enhancing project-owner confidence in the quality and service-life of their project. Metallurgical testing also includes failure analysis, a series of tests performed to investigate and identify why a part, component or system failed, to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. AEIS’ 23,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Engineering and Metallurgical Laboratory is fully equipped with cutting edge technology, distinct testing laboratories and an experienced team of scientists, technicians and engineers--some with several decades of experience. To learn more about our metallurgical service offerings, please visit https://www.aeis.com/what-we-do/metallurgical-testing.
With one of the largest metallurgical labs in the region, AEIS provides mechanical testing (tensile, bend, charpy, hardness testing), chemical testing (OES, ICP, LECO), metallurgical testing (macro/micro etch, XRF), corrosion testing (salt spray, acid etching) and non-destructive testing (x-ray, ultrasonic, penetrant, magnetic). We can also employ the combination of these tests to perform failure analysis of any metal-related failure.
Yes, AEIS’ Engineering and Metallurgical Laboratory is ISO 17025:2017 accredited.
While we are able to identify the metal without extracting samples, a tensile test from an extracted coupon is required to know the actual strength of the metal. We also have the option to perform in-situ hardness testing to provide strength values, for reference only.
For coupons, 2 x 6 inches minimum if mechanically cut and 4 x 8 inches minimum if thermally cut (8 inches in length would be an ideal size whenever possible). For round bars, a 6 inch minimum length is required. For chemical testing or metallurgical testing, a minimum of 2 x 2 inches is required.
For normal testing, we have a turnaround time of 5 business days, with expedited or rush service available as well.
Yes, AEIS is an accredited AWS testing facility. To learn more about welder qualification services, visit https://www.aeis.com/contact-us.
We require you to inform us which base metal, filler metal, welding process and welding position you will use.
Samples are tested in our facility located at 801 Montrose Avenue, South Plainfield NJ. To arrange a pick up or drop-off, please visit https://www.aeis.com/contact-us or call (732) 388-7711.
Construction materials testing (CMT) involves testing materials utilized in ground-up construction or rehabilitation to ensure that materials are compliant with project specifications, standards and codes. AEIS performs inspections and testing at batch plants, on-site and at our in-house Construction Materials Laboratory (CML). Materials commonly evaluated include soils, concrete, masonry, aggregate, asphalt and fireproofing. AEIS’ personnel hold certifications from American Concrete Institute (ACI), International Code Council (ICC), American Welding Society (AWS) and National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), to name a few. With over a decade of experience serving industry leaders on key infrastructure throughout the New York metropolitan area, AEIS is fully equipped to fulfill your construction materials needs. To learn more about our construction materials service offerings, visit https://www.aeis.com/what-we-do/Construction-materials-testing.
Yes, AEIS’ CML is an CCRL/AASHTO R18-accredited laboratory.
AEIS’ CML is located at 949 East Hazelwood Avenue in Rahway, NJ, 07065. Approximately 10-13 miles away from our headquarters in South Plainfield, NJ. Schedule a time to visit us at https://www.aeis.com/resources/client-quick-link.
We test concrete, grout, masonry, soil, aggregate, asphalt and fireproofing samples.
AEIS’ Construction Materials Laboratory (CML) provides results within 3-5 business days. Please visit https://www.aeis.com/contact-us or call (732) 388-7711 to learn more about our CML testing capabilities.
Specialty field testing provides additional insight and information based on the needs of the project. These unique services supplement standard inspection and testing activities, improve quality and safety outcomes and enhance project-owner confidence. Specialty field testing provides our clients with a competitive edge on their project by ensuring that project specifications are met or exceeded. AEIS brings significant knowledge in the specialty field testing landscape through the experience of our expert staff and our significant track record of successful infrastructure projects. To learn more about AEIS’ specialty field testing services, visit https://www.aeis.com/what-we-do/specialty-field-testing.
We have two seismograph types; both are monitored remotely. One is battery powered and the other is solar powered.
Yes, we can perform rebound hammer tests to determine the compressive strength of the concrete.