A leader in our industry
Briggs Engineering & Testing is regularly audited and/or certified by the the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Cement and Concrete Laboratory (CCRL), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the US Army Corps of Engineers, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the New England Transportation Technician Certification Program (NETTCP). We are also licensed or pre-qualified by all applicable state agencies such as the Massachusetts Highway Department (MHD) and the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA). Our State Certified Materials Laboratory and testing equipment is current and state of the art.
Our 10,000 square foot laboratory located in Rockland, MA is fully equipped for testing the physical properties of soils, aggregates, concrete, structural steel, fireproofing, masonry and bituminous concrete in addition to numerous other materials. Additionally, we have a 3000 cubic foot constant mist curing room and a 1800 cubic foot x-ray vault. Our Cumberland, RI facility consists of a 4000 square foot laboratory which is also fully equipped to perform the analysis of soils, aggregates, concrete, masonry and bituminous concrete. A sampling of our state of the art laboratory equipment inventory includes a 1 million pound compression machine which will accept specimens up to 6 foot long and a 400 thousand pound tensile machine capable of accepting specimens up to 2'-6" in length. Our smaller equipment list includes 4 concrete compression machines,12 nuclear moisture/density gauges, numerous sieve shakers, concrete coring rigs, digital scales, ovens and other environment chambers as well as soil and asphalt compaction equipment.
The name Briggs has been around for over 55 years. Briggs Engineering & Testing was originally started in Hingham, MA in the late 1950's by Mr. Robert Briggs, P.E. to provide design consulting and testing services of asphalt and concrete products and their applications. At that time, Mr. Briggs' primary focus was airports and roadways. Soon after its inception the company expanded its scope to include quality control inspection and materials testing of most building construction materials and their installation procedures. Today, Briggs is a domestic corporation registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is jointly owned by Paul M. Skorohod (President) and Kenneth M. Oliver (Vice President). It has been under that ownership since 1996 and has seen significant growth since then. We currently employ 113 engineers, technicians and inspectors. Today the company continues to diversify and offers a Wide range of engineering and consulting services across New England.