CME Associates, Inc. is celebrating 30 years as an Independent Commercial Testing Laboratory and Technical Services Firm. The firm was incorporated in New York State in 1983.

CME is comprised of approximately 100 technologists, professionals. specialists, and support staff. CME provides professional consulting and technical support services to private and public clients engaged in design, construction, and property maintenance.

OPERATIONAL STANDARDS

CME conducts operations and maintains quality systems that conform to nationally recognized industry standards. A few of the most commonly specified compliance standards are listed below. This is not an exhaustive list and is only intended to be a representation of some of the many standards CME endeavors to comply with.

National Standard Title
AASHTO R18 Standard Practice for Establishing and Implementing a Quality System for Construction Materials Testing Laboratories
ASTM E329-93b Specification for Agencies Engaged in the Testing and/or Inspection of Materials Used in Construction
ASTM D3740-94a Practice for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Engaged in the Testing and/or Inspection of Soil and Rock as Used in Engineering Design and Construction
ASNT SNT-TC-1A Practice for Nondestructive Testing Personnel Qualification and Certification

The CME testing laboratories are accredited under the AASHTO Accreditation Program for a variety of materials testing procedures.

CME routinely participates in national Proficiency Sampling Programs sponsored by the National Institute of Science and Technology through CCRL and the AASHTO Accreditation Program through AMRL. Participation in Proficiency Sampling Programs for each material category is required in order to maintain accreditation.

EXPERIENCE

CME has provided professional services to thousands of satisfied customers on over fifteen thousand successful projects. CME would be pleased to provide a list of references and more detailed information about CME’s specialized experience for your particular project.

CREDENTIALS

In order to assure high competency levels, CME promotes and encourages professional development through continuing education, licensure, certification and accreditation programs.

CME conducts operations and maintains corporate and staff credentials for all of the following:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)
  • American Welding Society (AWS)
  • Engineer-In-Training (EIT)
  • Precast Concrete Institute (PCI)
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • Cement & Concrete Reference Lab (CCRL)
  • American Society of Non-Destructive Testing (SNT-TC-1A)
  • NACE International - The Corrosion Society
  • AASHTO Materials Reference Lab (AMRL)
  • International Code Council (ICC)
  • National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)
  • NY Materials Association (NYMA)  
  • Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)
  • Environmental Conservation Dept. (NYSDEC)
  • NorthEast Transportation Training & Certification Program (NETTCP)
  • NYS - HMA Density Testing Inspector

THE CME TEAM

CME is a very stable, pro-active, growth oriented company. CME's marketing objective is to work for Owners and Design Professionals since these groups tend to recognize that quality of service goes hand-in-hand with effective administration and management of properly trained and experienced human resources. CME invests heavily in training, certification and continuing education as an integral part of achieving and maintaining a satisfactory population of highly skilled and talented technical staff.

CME has a large Client Base representing all areas of the construction industry including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, private owners, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, insurance companies, banks, manufacturers, retailers, material producers, and suppliers. CME routinely provides services to all kinds of projects including heavy/highway, infrastructure, commercial, industrial, institutional, general building, agricultural, energy, marine and environmental. This client and project diversity affords CME a stable marketplace relatively unaffected by dips in activity in any one segment.

CME wants to be a part of your Team on your next project. For more information about how CME can support and enhance your project, please contact us.

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