IDCG Engineering Labs and Research International is a Civil Engineering firm specializing in Pavement Engineering. Since its inception in 1998, the firm has shown commitment to maintaining superiority in Pavement Engineering.

IDCG services include;-
•    Pavement Management Services Systems (PMS)
•    Pavement Maintenance studies, design and rehabilitation,
•    nondestructive deflection testing (NDT),
•    Video Distress Survey,
•    Pavement analysis and Design software,
•    Geographic Information Systems (GIS),
•    Testing with Falling Weight Deflectmeters (FWD),
•    Pavement design
•    Computer Modeling and Analysis and Training, as well as technology transfer.

IDCG is also actively involved in research and development in these areas as well as specializing in Asphalt technology including technology Superior Performing Asphalt Pavement System (Superpave) mainly recommended for heavily trafficked highways.

The above services are offered to Airports/Highways Authorities, Municipalities, Counties, Cities, Public Works departments and State departments of transportation.

IDCG clients in Kenya include;-

1.    Mouchel Parkman/Wanjohi Consulting Engineers  (August 2005- May 2006) on Mai Mahiu Naivasha Lanet: Pavement Assessment Review,  Pavement Design Review, Pavement modeling using ELSYM 5,  LCPC-ALIZE, Rubicon Tool Box and AASHTO 1986 software, Design of Superpave  BDM (37.5mm) and 19mm (AC) Superpave Asphalt Concrete and Asphalt works Quality Control.

2.    Hyroarch s.r,l  Consulting Engineers and Runji and Partners ( June 2012-August 2012): Review of Pavement Design and quality control on Webuye Malaba Road Rehabilitation project Lot 2, Pavement Evaluation Review, measurement of FWD, Rutting, Roughness and core drilling, Axle load survey and traffic counts. Mix Design of Superpave  BDM (37.5mm) and 19mm (AC) Superpave Asphalt Concrete and Asphalt works Quality Control.

3.    ESER/Wanjohi Consulting Engineers, (July-August 2012). Pavement Evaluation at James Gichuru Junction to Rironi Junction (A104) to B3. FWD measurement, Rutting, Roughness, Core drilling, pavement design and modeling using Pavement Engineering software including but not limited to Rubicon Tool Box, mePADS  and MEPDG (AASHTO 2002), Axle load survey and analysis, using trafPADS etc… 

4.    Howard Humphreys Africa Consulting Engineers (August 2012): FWD campaign and Pavement Analysis for Kitui Turn Off to Garissa for Rehabilitation project. FWD measurements, Deflection analysis and pavement design :

5.    Gibb East Africa Consulting Engineers: Full scale Pavement Assessment and Design and Materials Quality Assurance for JKIA to Likoni road, B10, Airport South Road, Inland Container Depot Road (Sept 2012),

6.    Mouchel Parkman/Wanjohi Consulting Engineers  (August 2005- May 2006) on Mai Mahiu Naivasha Lanet: Pavement Assessment Review,  Pavement Design Review, Pavement modeling using ELSYM 5,  LCPC-ALIZE, Rubicon Tool Box and AASHTO 1986 software, Design of Superpave  BDM (37.5mm) and 19mm (AC) Superpave Asphalt Concrete and Asphalt works Quality Control.

7.    Hyroarch s.r,l  Consulting Engineers and Runji and Partners ( June 2012-August 2012): Review of Pavement Design and quality control on Webuye Malaba Road Rehabilitation project Lot 2, Pavement Evaluation Review, measurement of FWD, Rutting, Roughness and core drilling, Axle load survey and traffic counts. Mix Design of Superpave  BDM (37.5mm) and 19mm (AC) Superpave Asphalt Concrete and Asphalt works Quality Control.

8.    ESER/Wanjohi Consulting Engineers, (July-August 2012). Pavement Evaluation at James Gichuru Junction to Rironi Junction (A104) to B3. FWD measurement, Rutting, Roughness, Core drilling, pavement design and modeling using Pavement Engineering software including but not limited to Rubicon Tool Box, mePADS  and MEPDG (AASHTO 2002), Axle load survey and analysis, using trafPADS etc… 

9.    Howard Humphreys Africa Consulting Engineers (August 2012): FWD campaign and Pavement Analysis for Kitui Turn Off to Garissa for Rehabilitation project. FWD measurements, Deflection analysis and pavement design :

10.    Gibb East Africa Consulting Engineers: Full scale Pavement Assessment and Design and Materials Quality Assurance for JKIA to Likoni road, B10, Airport South Road, Inland Container Depot Road (Sept 2012),

Other Services:

•    Materials testing:
o    Soil and Gravel Testing;
o    Aggregate Testing;
o    Asphalt and Gravel Testing;
o    Concrete Testing;
o    Site Laboratories;
o    Centreline and BP Investigations;
o    Equipment Rental;
o    Laboratory Staff Hire;
•    Geotechnical;
•    Road Pavement evaluation;
•     Pavement Management System (PMS)
•    Surveying;
•    GIS Consulting;
•    Environmental;
•    Training;
•    Consultancy,

1 . MATERIALS TESTING:
IDCG’s materials testing laboratory can pinpoint quality trends in products, materials and workmanship and verify compliance with project specifications. All materials testing services are performed in accordance with national and international standards. As a leading consultant in concrete technology, IDCG offers services ranging from concrete mix designs and full-time quality control for new construction projects to condition surveys  and non-destructive evaluation of existing structures.  Services in materials testing include:
•    Soil and Gravel Testing;
•    Aggregate  & Sand Testing;
•    Cement;
•    Tiles & Blocks
•    Admixtures;
•    Water;
•    Concrete Testing;
•    Asphalt and Gravel Testing;
•    Site Laboratories;
•    Centreline and BP Investigations;
•    Equipment Rental;
•    Laboratory Staff Hire;
o    Materials Engineer;
o    QA&QC Engineer;
o    Lab. Technologist;
o    Lab Technician
o    Geotechnical Engineer;
•    Physical & Chemical testing of materials;
•    Third party civil works inspection;
•    Field testing of soil, concrete and asphalt;
•    Field mobile laboratories;
•    Training;
•    Consultancy:
o    Materials & Geotechnical Report
o    Pavement Design;
o    Materials testing report;
o    Materials audit report
o    Concrete  and Asphalt Mix Designs

2. QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGEMENT
      
•    Quality Assurance Plan;
•    Quality Control Plan;
•    Quality Appraisal;

In addition to the testing activities, the following experts and staff can be provided:
•    QA&QC Engineer/Manager;
•    Materials Engineer;
•    Geotechnical Engineer;
•    Lab. Technician;
•    Lab. Technologist.

3.    GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING:

•    Soil investigation;
•    Soils & Rocks drilling;
•    Water & Monitoring well drilling;
•    Geotechnical studies;
•    Bearing capacity analysis;
•    Slope stability analysis;
•    Soil & Rocks mechanics;
•    Raw Materials exploration program;
•    Hydrogeological studies;
•    Soil erosion studies     

Geotechnical Engineering     
IDCG’s specialized skills include:
•    Soft ground engineering;
•     Underground space development;
•    Soil-structure interaction;
•    Slope assessment and design; as well as
•    Dam and hydropower developments.

Utilizing a strong team of highly qualified geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists and numerical modelers, the company provides clients with professional staff with competencies to suit the requirements of each project.

The Company’s expertise covers all aspects of geotechnical engineering and engineering geology for small and large civil engineering projects, from planning and investigation stage and feasibility studies, geotechnical investigations and interpretations through to design, construction surveillance and operational phases.

4.  GEOGRAPHIC PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (GPMS)
•    Pavement Investigations:
a.    Test Pits;
b.    Deflection Measurements, FWD, LWD etc..
c.     ARAN survey:
i.    Visual Surveys;
ii.    Rutting Measurements;
iii.    IRI;
•    Network  Assessment and rehabilitation needs;
•    Condition assessment and rehabilitation designs;
•    Flexible and rigid airport pavement facilities;
•    Pavement Management Systems (PMS);
•    Flexible Pavement Designs;
•    Industrial Pavements;
•    Mine Haul Roads;

The following services are provided:
•    Pavement investigation;
•    Pavement design;
•    Pavement evaluation;
•    PMS report and modeling;
•    Pavement strengthening & rehabilitation design;
•    Pavement mechanistic design simulation;
•    Maintenance and rehabilitation solutions;
•    Materials Report;
•     Pavement Design Report;
•     Traffic Reports and Geotechnical Investigation Reports.

 Pavement Management System (PMS):

Pavement Management System (PMS) integrates diverse, spatially referenced data, including sign inventories, sign conditions, road inventory (road width, number of lanes, etc.) and road conditions (potholes, rutting, etc.). PMS assists decision makers to find optimum strategies for providing and maintaining pavements in a serviceable condition over a period of time.

GPMS includes:-

• Inventory – road signs and road markings linked to GPS coordinates;

• Condition – sign and road conditions linked to GPS coordinates;

• Prioritisation – rank projects by applying algorithms to the inventory and conditions counts, based on approved criteria;

• Work programme – schedule maintenance and rehabilitation projects using the list of prioritised projects;

• Budget – annual financial needs for maintenance and rehabilitation projects, as well as past expenditure can be included;

• Web-enabled – clients have full and easy access to all data through a user-friendly interface which integrates with the client’s existing systems;

• Monitoring – Using handheld devices, maintenance teams can be sent out to rehabilitate a road or condition at the correct geographic location, while their actions are incorporated into the database. Field teams can use a GIS-enabled handheld device to reduce time to locate an area that requires attention.

5.   TRAINING:
Training of Engineers and Technicians from the Private and Public Sectors is carried out in Swaziland or at the Client’s station. The training includes the following:

•    Materials quality assurance Management;
•    Geo-technical and Foundation Engineering;
•     Soil Mechanics;
•    Bridge Foundation Investigation ;
•    Quality Control Management;
•    Concrete technology;
•    Standard and special Specifications; and
•    Roads maintenance Techniques
•    Materials testing;

6. MINING SERVICES:   
IDCG assists mining companies to improve efficiency and financial performance through innovative technical solutions for supporting infrastructure, including:
•    Energy and water supply;
•    Road and rail transport;
•     Social infrastructure;
•    Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and;
•    Project management.

IDCG tailors its engineering solutions to meet local conditions, particularly for projects which are located in remote and difficult to access regions. As part of this process, IDCG recognizes the importance of sustainable infrastructure services such as energy generation and telecommunications for the development of mines.

IDCG has been involved in all stages of project delivery, including:
•    Investigation;
•    Feasibility studies;
•    Design and;
•     Project management.

IDCG has since built and developed specialized skills in a wide range of geotechnical and mining engineering; in particular, in the fields of soft ground engineering and underground space development. IDCG’s wealth of experience and knowledge in these highly specialized areas is well recognized.

7. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Our company undertakes the following Research & Development in Road, Buildings, Dams and Geo-technical Engineering.

?     Materials quality testing and research on any materials;
?    Pavements design, evaluation & monitoring;
?    Preparation of National Standards, specifications and testing manuals;
?    Independent assessment of new products and components from specialized materials manufacturers;
?    Pavement analysis;
?    Road cost effective maintenance techniques;

8. ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING
o    Water & Monitoring well drilling;
o    Monitoring ground water level and quality;
o    Environmental drilling;
o    Environmental research & consultancy;
o    Waste water analysis;
o    H2S monitoring Program;
o    Soil erosion studies;
o    Environmental Impact Assessment in association with local environmental consultants

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