Laboratory Testing department

Material Testing Laboratory department

Material Testing Laboratory Department is one of the biggest, Famous and most Modern material testing laboratories in Ethiopia.


The major activities of the department carried out in the material testing laboratory. 

  • Foundation and sub grade soil test
  • Different Rock material quality tests
  • Coarse and Fine  Aggregates quality testes
  • Bitumen and cement quality testes
  • Concrete and asphalt concrete testes
  • Water quality test
  • Reinforcement test 

So far SABA Engineering P.L.C Laboratory has under served more than 11,000.00 projects and for local and International clients
In the course of our experience as material testing we have served a plenty Varity of clients, Governmental, private and International organization of consultant, designers and contractors in including we participating

  • Main highway roads  design and constriction
  • Air ports design and constriction dams design and constriction
  • Building and other constriction such as gilegel gibe hydro power I, II and III Dams and Grand Ethiopian renaissance Dam
  • Tekeze hydro power Dam
  • Beles,  hydro power and others Dams
  • Ashegoda and Adma wind power. We have under taken the whole work of quality tests for bole air port cargo terminal and other many air ports and highway roads projects.
    • Sulphate content
    • Organic content

    Today the department`s computerized and modern Engineering materials testing laboratory is well equipped with modern testing equipment, qualified, trained well experienced man power.

    The company`s material testing laboratory is provided with a local area computer Net work and is capable producing reports with summary of all data, graphs and charters.


    Material testing training

    Among the service provided by SABA Engineering P. l. C is on the job tracing in Engineering materials testing for technicians and for under graduate Engineers as well as for civil engineers who wish to enhance  their skills their different categories off trading have been provided

    1.    Individual Applicants and or those under the sponsor ship International Ngo`s like A.C.O.R.D with educational levels of grade 12 or above are admitted to the training  program for the accusation of skill as laboratory technical or materials inspector after 3-4 months of train and up on successful completion of the prescribed courses, they are awarded certificates.   This trading has highly contributed alleviate the shortage of skilled man power in the contraction industry of Ethiopia.  On the other hand since the trains are immediately employed and become self reliant it contributes to curb un emplacement and contribute the efferent alleviation

    2. The company avails its facilities to graduated civil engineers and under graduate students of civil engineering  coming from different Universities.  For training in practical and theoretical material testing and mixed design.

    3. Young Engineers coming from Addis Ababa and other regions are given on the job training materials testing, Geometric design, road design using S.R.D


Mr. Ayehutsega Awgechew
Manager, Material Testing Laboratory Department
Tel: +251 11 439 0693
Mob: +251-(0)911 427161 / 0930 101237
Fax: +251-(0)11-4391230, 4391617
P.O.Box: 62668 , Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
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