Fun Fact Friday: Sieving Fine and Coarse Aggregate Mar 27

Fun Fact Friday: Sieving Fine and Coarse Aggregate

Last week we learned about a little bit about sieve analysis and the aggregate 200 wash. Today, we’ll focus on sieving fine and coarse aggregate – particles larger than the No. 200 sieve. Sieve analysis, or gradation testing, is a way to assess the particle size... Read more
Fun Fact Friday: The Aggregate 200 Wash Mar 20

Fun Fact Friday: The Aggregate 200 Wash

Welcome back to our Fun Fact Friday series on aggregate testing! Today, we discuss the aggregate 200 wash. Sieve analysis, or gradation testing, is a way to assess the particle size distribution of material.  The aggregate material is put through a series of... Read more
Encorus is hiring! Mar 13

Encorus is hiring!

Encorus currently has openings for the following: -Senior Civil Engineer -Engineering Technicians -CWI / NDE Inspectors -Civil / Environmental Analyst (Phase I or Phase II) Visit our Careers page for more information! Read more
Fun Fact Friday: Aggregate Moisture Content Testing Mar 6

Fun Fact Friday: Aggregate Moisture Content Testing

Last week, we learned about the importance of sampling aggregates and the appropriate way to do it.  This Friday, our Fun Fact is about testing the moisture content of that aggregate.  Why do we need to do this?  Without accounting for the amount of moisture in the... Read more
Fun Fact Friday: Aggregate Sampling Feb 28

Fun Fact Friday: Aggregate Sampling

The next series of Fun Fact Friday posts will be an aggregate of knowledge about aggregates! What makes aggregates so important?  Well, as an important component of concrete, their quality matters.  (You can read about why concrete testing is essential for new... Read more
Encorus Announcements Feb 21

Encorus Announcements

We have a couple of exciting things to share with you this week! First, our new website has launched!  Head over and check it out by clicking here. Second, in case you missed it: New 4 Reporter Kelsey Anderson visited Encorus recently, in conjunction with... Read more
Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field Jan 31

Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

We’ve spent some time learning about the role of concrete in the construction process, so now let’s learn about what goes into testing it! The strength of a particular batch of concrete depends on many factors: temperature, age of the concrete, water-to-cement ratio,... Read more