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Materials and Engineering Laboratory

The Engineering Materials Testing Laboratory carries out various tests on different building and engineering materials to evaluate their compliance to standards. Testing of samples of building and engineering materials is carried out to safeguard the interest of both the consumer and producer; and assure the quality of goods purchased.

Some of the materials and products tested by the laboratory include:

  • Cement and lime
  • Plain and corrugated iron sheets (galvanised and pre-painted)
  • Reinforcement steel bars and structural steel
  • Burnt clay bricks, concrete blocks and pre-cast paving blocks
  • Manhole covers
  • Garden implements (hoes &pangas)
  • Wires and wire products
  • Sands and aggregates
  • Paper and paper products
  • Roofing tiles
  • Damp proof course
  • Product particle size analysis
  • Window stays and fasteners
  • Door locks
  • Foam mattresses
  • Hurricane lanterns
  • Aluminium saucepans (sufurias) 


For more information, please contact: 

Mr. Joseph Olwa

Head Engineering Materials Laboratory

Tel: +256 414505337

Mobile: +256 785709608
Fax: +256 414 286 123