Laboratoire d’Essais et de Recherches en Génie Civil (LERGC S.A)

Updated: Aug-18-2020

General Information

Type of service provider
Testing laboratory
Physical postal address

01 BP 7050 Togoudo Agonkanmey Abomey-Calavi
Godomey-Togoudo
Benin

Phone number
00229 21 35 19 06 / 00229 95 86 62 84
E-mail
contact [at] lergc.com
lergc2000 [at] yahoo.fr
Has the laboratory been accredited in any scopes?
Yes
Scopes of Accreditation
Compressive strength on hardened concrete (NF EN 12390-3)
Water content on aggregates (NF EN 1097-5)
Granularity (NF EN 933-1)
Pre-dry actual density (NF EN 1097-6)
Sand equivalent (NF EN 933-8)
Bulk density and intergranular porosity (NF EN 1097-3)
Methylene blue value (NF EN 933-9)
Flattening coefficient (NF EN 933-3)
Proctor compaction test (NF P 94-093)
CBR (NF P 94-078)
Grain size by sieving (NF P 94-056)
Atterberg limits (NF P 94-051)
Moisture content on soils (NF P 94-050)
Granulometry by sedimentation (NF P 94-057)
Direct shear (NF P 94-071-1)
Soil compressibility (NF P 94-090-1)
Soil deformation (NF P 94-091)
Resistance to fragmentation (EN 1097-2)
Soil density (NF P 94-053)
Density of solid particles (NF P 94-054)
Blue soil content (NF P 94-068)

Accreditation body
French Accreditation Committee (COFRAC) under Number 1-2382
Does the laboratory have other sites?
Yes
Other locations

Université d’Abomey Calavi
Abomey-Calavi
Benin

Personnel

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Head of Organization

CEO Name
Crépin Zevounou
CEO Phone
CEO E-mail
zevounoucrepin [at] gmail.com

Total laboratory personnel

Total laboratory personnel
23
Male laboratory personnel
18
Female laboratory personnel
5

Technical personnel

Technical personnel total
17
Male technical personnel
15
Female technical personnel
2

Technical Information

Testing

Laboratory services offered
Civil engineering and construction
Non-destructive
Scope of services offered
Test object or product tested or matrices
Hardened concrete
Test parameter/ properties measured
Compressive strength
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Simple compression test / Concrete press
Methods
EN 12390-3
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Aggregates
Test parameter/ properties measured
Water content
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Water content test / oven
Methods
EN 1097-5
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Aggregates
Test parameter/ properties measured
Granularity
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Particle size analysis by sieving / Sieve
Methods
EN 933-1
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Aggregates
Test parameter/ properties measured
Pre-dried actual density
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Real density / Pycnometer
Methods
EN 1097-6
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Aggregates
Test parameter/ properties measured
Sand equivalent
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Sand equivalent / graduated cylinder
Methods
EN 933-8
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Aggregates
Test parameter/ properties measured
Bulk density and intergranular porosity
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Bulk density and intergranular/ mold porosity
Methods
EN 1097-3
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Aggregates
Test parameter/ properties measured
Methylene blue value
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Blue test / Stirrer, filter paper
Methods
EN 933-9
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Aggregates
Test parameter/ properties measured
Kurtosis coefficient
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Kurtosis test / Bar sieve
Methods
EN 933-3
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Soils
Test parameter/ properties measured
Proctor compaction test (normal and modified)
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Proctor / mold test and proctor rammer
Methods
NF P 94-093
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Soils and rocky materials
Test parameter/ properties measured
Determination of the water state, Immediate bearing index, CBR index
Type of test/ instrumentation used
CBR / Comparaison test, CBR press
Methods
NF P 94-078
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Soils and rocky materials
Test parameter/ properties measured
Granulometry by sieving
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Particle size analysis by sieving / Sieve
Methods
NF P 94-056
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Soils
Test parameter/ properties measured
Determination of the state of a soil Limits of Atterberg
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Atterberg Limits / Casagrande Cup
Methods
NF P 94-051
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Soils
Test parameter/ properties measured
Water content
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Water content / oven
Methods
NF P 94-050
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Soils
Test parameter/ properties measured
Granulometry
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Particle size analysis by sedimentation / Density gauge
Methods
NF P 94-057
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Soils
Test parameter/ properties measured
Direct shear
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Rectilinear shear box test/Shear machine
Methods
NF P 94-071-1
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Soils
Test parameter/ properties measured
Soil compressibility
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Odometer compressibility / Odometer frame
Methods
NF P 94-090-1
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Soils
Test parameter/ properties measured
Soil deformation
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Swelling in the oedometer
Methods
NF P 94-091
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Aggregates
Test parameter/ properties measured
Resistance to fragmentation
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Los Angeles test/ Los Angeles machine
Methods
EN 1097-2
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Soils
Test parameter/ properties measured
Density of soils
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Density of soils/ Mold
Methods
Density of soils / Mold
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Soils
Test parameter/ properties measured
Density of solid particles
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Density of solid particles / Pycnometer
Methods
NF P 94-054
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Soils or rocky materials
Test parameter/ properties measured
Blue content
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Blue content / Stirrer and filter paper
Methods
NF P 94-068
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Hardened concrete
Test parameter/ properties measured
Tensile strength by splitting
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Splitting tensile test / Concrete press
Methods
EN 12390-6
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Soils and aggregates
Test parameter/ properties measured
Organic matter content
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Hydrogen peroxide
Methods
Method developed
Accreditation status
No
Does the laboratory conduct sampling, upon request of the client, of products to be tested?
Yes

Proficiency Testing

Does the lab participate in proficiency testing for accredited scopes
No
Does the lab participate in proficiency testing for non-accredited scopes
No
Inter-laboratory comparison
Yes
Interlaboratory comparison scheme
The LERGC organizes interlaboratory comparisons with two other laboratories in Benin, three in Togo and two in the Ivory Coast.
Does the laboratory sub-contract testing work to other laboratories?
Yes
Outsourced services
- Soil compressibility
- Water testing
- Chemical tests on soils
- Direct shear
Documented policies, procedures and records for the qualification, assessing and monitoring of all outsourced services providers
Yes
Please specify in which type of document all these aspects are covered
Through procedures

Quality Control / Quality Management

Does the lab operate an internal quality control (QC) system to ensure quality of test results?
Yes
Does the lab operate a management system (or Quality Management System) for assuring the quality of results?
Yes
Is the system documented in a Quality Manual?
Yes