Project Profile: Trent University’s New Forensic Crime Scene Facility

04/1/21

Trent University has enhanced experiential learning opportunities for students! The new Forensic Crime Scene Facility will be opening for use later this year for students. This state-of-the-art, 4,100 square foot facility will be used for hands-on learning by the forensics program.

The building itself is impressive by sustainability measures. The new facility is aiming to be the first zero-carbon certified building by the International Living Future Institute. Innovative solutions have been utilized throughout the building, such as carbon-storing building materials and solar panels to heat and cool the building.

In addition to the impressive sustainability features, the new building is setting academic standards as the first purpose-built facility of its kind. Within the space students will be able to stage up to eight crime scenes at once in a large modular space, analyze evidence and exhibits in the on-site lab and interact with professional practitioners.

Cambium’s role in this exciting build was to conduct tests and inspections to verify this construction project is built to last.  Construction materials were sampled and brought to our own CCIL certified laboratory for testing. Our services ensure safety and quality in construction projects, from the initial geotechnical investigation to on-site construction inspections and materials laboratory testing. Quality Control and Quality Assurance (QA/QC) on-site inspections are critical and ensure that systems and applications of materials during construction are safe, built to specification, and will last for generations to come.

Another service we provided was soil characterization. This is an important process to ensure excavated soil is suitable for reuse in other projects, rather than sending it to the landfill. This service is also cost-saving because the fee for disposing soil at landfills can be significant. Without characterization and an evaluation by a qualified person, soil may not be safely (or legally) reused in some circumstances.

We are proud to work on positive community projects like this and wish Trent Forensic Science students all the best in their studies.

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Project Profile: Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge

02/16/21

The Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge gets traffic from approximately 5,200 vehicles per day. The bridge was constructed in 1967 and was due for updates and maintenance, including replacement of decks and pier repairs. Our Construction Quality Verification team in Kingston has been providing quality control for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Aecon Group, and McIntosh Perry. Concrete and grout quality is one of the many factors our staff regularly monitor on this major project. These tests confirm whether the delivered materials meet the required construction specifications. For example, just a small change in water to cement ratio will diminish the strength of the cement making the concrete structurally unsuitable for the task.  Small issues caught early will avoid bigger problems later.

The bridge rehabilitation will benefit the surrounding Prince Edward County and Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory for generations to come. We are proud to have been a part of this project that will benefit the community.

Our five locations allow us to collaborate with varied clients in many different sectors across Canada. Interested in what other services we offer? Visit our website to learn more.

Cambium Quadruples CCIL Asphalt Certified Lab Technicians

05/23/17

Lab TestingCambium congratulates its Materials Testing Laboratory team on their recent CCIL Asphalt Certifications. Their accomplishment increases the number of our staff  with Asphalt Certifications (by four times) from the Canadian Counsel of Independent Laboratories (CCIL).

The CCIL Laboratory Technician Certification is a complement to the Asphalt Laboratory Certification, of which Cambium currently holds Asphalt Mix Compliance – Marshall & Superpave Methods (Type B), Solvent Extraction, and Asphalt Mix Design – Marshall Method (Type A). The expertise and skills of our materials testing team further enhances Cambium’s testing services to meet the ever-increasing demand for quality assurance and quality control relating to asphalt pavements and aggregate. Cambium is dedicated to the providing training and development opportunities for our staff to support their career advancement. We recognize the contributions of each employee towards the development and success of our company.

For more information on our construction testing and inspection services, click here.