Laboratory Testing

Civil Engineering Testing Unit (CETU) under the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Johor was established in 1998. This Unit serves as a centre in conducting tests in accordance with the requirements stated in the working instruction compliance to MS ISO/IEC 17025: 2005. Services offered by CETU include project consultancy, forensic engineering investigation, and testing of construction materials. Tests are carried out at two divisional laboratories namely Structures & Materials Laboratory and Geotechnics Laboratory. CETU has a strong policy to produce test reports within the stipulated time frame. POLICY STATEMENT CETU is responsible for ensuring that all testing within the scope of activities, including the type, range, and volume of testing would be implemented efficiently and effectively. Through the full commitment of all personnel, with adequate resources and equipment, CETU will fulfill the customer’s requirement. SERVICES Accredited Tests.

  • Structures & Materials Division
  1. Compression Strength Test of Concrete Cube/Core (MS EN 12390-3: 2009 & BS EN 12504—1: 2009)
  2. Water Absorption Test (BS 1881-122: 2011)
  3. Flexural Strength Test of Concrete Prisms (BS EN 12390-5: 2009)
  4. Indirect Tension Test of Concrete Cylinders (BS EN 12390-6: 2009)
  5. Tensile Strength Test of Steel Reinforcement (BS EN ISO 6892-1: 2009)
  • Geotechnical Division
  1. Moisture Content (BS 1377-2: 1990 Section 3.2)
  2. Sieve Test (BS 1377-2: 1990 Section 9.3)
  3. Liquid Limit Test (BS 1377-2: 1990 Section 4.4)
  4. Plastic Limit Test (BS 1377-2: 1990 Section 5.3)

*We also conduct other tests related to Civil Engineering Materials which are available upon request INQUIRY For any inquiries, please contact:

  • Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Izni Syahrizal Ibrahim (
  • Mrs. Syaza Hazwani Khalid (


Civil Engineering Testing Unit (CETU)
School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 Johor Bahru, Johor

Tel: +607-553 2155

Fax: +607-556 7488

Whatsapp: 019-7020024


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