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FTL specializes in the testing of high-rise buildings. 

ICC Special inspectors are available for concrete and reinforcing; post tensioning, structural steel welding and bolting, fireproofing, soils and masonry. 

FTL has a large pool of AWS Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI) and ASNT inspectors for UT, PT, and MT



Our inspectors have been certified by IDOT to perform Quality Assurance or Quality Control for roadway and bridge projects.

 We can perform pre-construction surveys for new roadways or resurfacing projects, and we perform asphalt and concrete plant and site inspections in accordance with IDOT/CDOT requirements.


Laboratory Testing

Our laboratory is accredited by AASHTO for R18 and one of the few labs in the Chicago Area to be accredited to ISO 17025, providing services nationally and internationally. Our laboratory employs only the most qualified personnel with years of experience in material testing.


Geotechnical Investigation

These include deep borings for caisson and pile supported projects as well as shallow foundations such as spread footings and mat foundations. Roadway investigations for replacement or rehabilitation include CBR tests and soil classification.


Roofing & Waterproofing

FTL provides a range of consulting services that include QA observation, and roof asset management,  We also have in-house capabilities to perform non-destructive moisture surveys, using infrared and radioisotopic (nuclear) methods.



Our laboratory complies with ASTM E329 and ISO17025, including provisions for personnel. Our company is regularly inspected by many organizations including AMRL, CCRL, Illinois DOT and IAS (ICC).

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