C3S, Inc. is a civil engineering consulting firm with a specialization in Concrete. Our expertise lies in the evaluation, analysis, testing, and monitoring of concrete as a construction material. Since 1991, we have been providing clients, both domestic and international, with professional evaluations of concrete problems via petrographic analysis, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction and field evaluation and testing, including non destructive methods such as corrosion mapping and pulse velocity. Where needed, we perform concrete testing and analysis during the project planning phase, construction phase and maintenance/repair/rehabilitation phase.
Our experienced team of engineers, inspectors and technicians provide our clients with thorough assessments of the concrete quality and the integrity of the structure. C3S staff is active in professional organizations and works with key industry leaders to provide clients with cutting edge concrete analysis and evaluation. Our team is led by Dr.Coleman, an expert in concrete testing with extensive background in cement chemistry and petrographic analysis. He has written several proprietary research papers and co-authored two US patents.
We provide on and off-site evaluations of concrete samples throughout the three key phases of a construction project:
Defects arising from improper choice of concrete ingredients can be costly and often difficult to fix. Past clients have required our concrete analysis services to determine the composition of the concrete and to evaluate how that affects the lifespan of the structure itself. C3S has taken on several high-profile projects in both the public and private sectors.