MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND TESTING SERVICES
Materials Engineering and Testing Services
Caltrans Materials Engineering and Testing Services conducts specialized laboratory and field testing, provides inspections and gives expert advice on all phases of transportation engineering involving materials and manufactured products. These services are available nowhere else in the Department. METS also provides technical expertise for the development of statewide standards, guidelines and procedure manuals. Below are the METS Offices and their responsibilities.
- Office of Roadway Materials Testing : Asphalt Concrete Lab Testing, Asphalt Concrete Pavement Consultation and Investigation, Technical Support for Independent Assurance, Lab Testing and Pavement Field Testing, Chemical Testing
- Office of Structural Materials: Quality Assurance and Source Inspection of Materials, Metallurgy, Structural Materials Testing, Electrical Testing, Corrosion Technology, Instrumentation Services
The District Materials Engineers work closely with METS. Located in twelve districts throughout California, the DMEs oversee all local materials engineering and testing.
The Materials Administrator provides identification and communication of Materials Sampling and Testing Requirements.
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