Accredited Laboratory

Since 1996, Paradigm Consultants, Inc., has maintained accreditations of our geotechnical and construction materials laboratories as well as on-site testing activities by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) according to the requirements of the national and international Standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17025:2017, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories and ASTM E 329, Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection, Testing, or Special Inspection. Our quality management system and our technical equipment and personnel are assessed annually to meet over 100 relevant test methods and engineering specifications of ASTM International, Texas Department of Transportation, American Institute of Steel Construction, and American Welding Society.

Regarding ISO 9001 certification, according to ANSI/ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (within the Introduction), “Care has been taken…to incorporate all those requirements of ISO 9001 that are relevant to the scope of testing and calibration services that are covered by the laboratory’s management system.” In addition, “Testing and calibration laboratories that comply with this International Standard will therefore also operate in accordance with ISO 9001.”

A2LA Geotechnical Testing Certificate Number 0690.02
A2LA Construction Materials Testing Certificate Number 0690.01

TxDOT Precertified Firm

Paradigm Consultants is an active TxDOT Precertified Firm. Our current certifications include:

2.13.1          Hazardous Materials Initial Site Assessment
11.1.1           Roadway Construction Management and Inspection
12.1.2          Portland Cement Concrete
12.2.1          Plan Inspection and Testing
14.1.1           Soil Exploration
14.2.1          Geotechnical Testing
14.3.1          Transportation Foundation Studies
14.4.1          Building Foundation Studies