In The News

James R. Nehez III, PE Received Excellence in Leadership Award
Wednesday, 07 September 2016

On August 23, 2016, James R. Nehez III, PE, Vice President and Project Manager of Fall Line Testing & Inspection Panama, S. de R.L. for the Panama Canal Expansion received an Excellence in Leadership award for outstanding performance on the Panama project from Fall Line President Steve Adams in Myrtle Beach South Carolina.

 

Fall Line Completes Testing of Panama Canal
Wednesday, 07 September 2016

After 5½-years of hard work and dedication, on August 13, 2016, Fall Line Testing & Inspection Panama, S. de R.L. completed its obligations for the materials testing on the new Third Set of Locks on the Panama Canal and left the Pacific Laboratory one last time.  The official opening and inauguration of this Project of the Century took place on June 26, 2016. 

Fall Line Awarded Mountain Creek Project
Monday, 05 January 2015

Fall Line Testing & Inspection, LLC was awarded a contract for the Mountain Creek Watershed Site 10 Rehabilitation project in Ellis County, Texas.  Fall Line is performing the mix design program as well as on-site quality control testing of RCC, conventional concrete and soils. 

Fall Line To Continue Testing of Panama Canal
Monday, 06 October 2014

Fall Line Testing & Inspection Panama, S. de R.L. recently received a multi-million dollar schedule extension to complete the testing on the new Third set of Locks on the Panama Canal. Fall Line was originally contracted by the consortium Grupo Unidos por el Canale in December of 2010 to perform all of the concrete and soils testing for the Panama Canal expansion. Fall Line operates two laboratories in Panama (Cocoli on the Pacific side and Colon on the Atlantic) and both labs are ISO 17025 accredited by International Accreditation Services. Fall Line currently employs approximately 50 people on the Canal project. Fall Line’s new contract completion date is set for December 2015.

Fall Line assists the ASTM Committee C09
Thursday, 12 June 2014

Fall Line Testing & Inspection, LLC assisted the ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates Subcommittee C09.45 on Roller-Compacted Concrete, serving as the participating laboratory. Fall Line staff assisted with the Ruggedness Study for ASTM C1170/1170M – Test Method for Determining Consistency and Density of Roller-Compacted Concrete Using a Vibrating Table at our Denver Laboratory. The Ruggedness Study was conducted to analyze the effects of seven factors on the precision of C1170/C1170M.

Fall Line's Material Testing Lab Relocates to Colorado
Saturday, 01 June 2013

Fall Line is pleased to announce its international Specialty Concrete mixing and testing facility has relocated to 460 East 76th Avenue, Building 4, Unit C, Denver, CO 80229. Fall Line’s new lab is 13,500 square feet, making it nearly a third bigger than its former lab located in Tucson, AZ. The additional height and space will allow the company to provide additional and more sophisticated specialty concrete tests for projects.

Visit Fall Line at the 2013 World of Concrete Conference!
Tuesday, 05 February 2013

Fall Line Testing and Inspection will be one of over 1,300 exhibitors at the WOC Conference in Las Vegas, NV. WOC is the industry’s only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries showcasing leading industry suppliers featuring innovative products, construction machinery, construction equipment, safety training courses and training, technologies and unlimited networking opportunities to give you new ways to sustain and grow your business. Fall Line can be found at Booth C6704.

Fall Line Welcomes New President
Saturday, 02 June 2012

Fall Line is pleased to announce that Mr. Stephen G. Adams was promoted to the position of President of Fall Line Testing and Inspection LLC (Fall Line USA) and Fall Line Testing and Inspection S. de R.L., a wholly owned Panama subsidiary of Fall Line USA, on June 2, 2012. Prior to his promotion, Mr. Adams served as Corporate Liason and commercial lead for RIZZO Associates (Formerly known as Paul C. Rizzo Associates, Inc.) (RIZZO), the majority stock holder of Fall Line USA. In addition to his work at Fall Line, Mr. Adams also maintains his duties and responsibilities as Vice President of Contruction Management Services for RIZZO, and Vice President of Red Zone Design and Construction, Inc., both wholly owned subsidiaries of PCR Holdings, Inc.

Mr. Adams has over 35 years of professional experience in managing the administration, planning, scheduling, organizing, and supervision of engineering operations and multi-faceted construction projects domestically and internationally. Mr. Adams has been employed at PCR Holdings for almost 19 years and holds an MBA from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Fall Line Panama Obtains Core Samples of 100 year old Concrete
Sunday, 09 October 2011

Fall Line Testing and Inspection Panama, S. de R.L. was asked to do coring work in the existing set of locks on the Panama Canal.  Fall Line had the opportunity to board a working boat and head into the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel locks on the Pacific side of the canal to take core samples of concrete dating over 100 years old.  Fall Line worked closely with the Canal Authority on timing of the sampling, because the Canal never seizes operations.  After several days Fall Line was able to obtain the required amount of core samples needed for testing.

Fall Line Panama Receives ISO 17025:2005 Accreditation
Friday, 09 September 2011

Fall Line Testing and Inspection Panama, S. de R.L. receives ISO 17025:2005 accreditation for both laboratories on the Panama Canal Third Set of Locks project.  After enduring a week long audit, performed by IAS, Fall Line was able to correct only a few minor non conformances found during the audit to receive our accreditation.  Although following an ISO equivalent system was a contractual obligation, the full audit and accreditation process to become ISO 17025:2005 Accredited was something Fall Line did to show our commitment to quality and our ability to institute a proven system of quality work, no matter where we go.

Fall Line Receives Contract for the Panama Canal Third Set of Locks Project
Saturday, 04 December 2010

Fall Line Testing and Inspection Panama, S. de R.L. received the contract to be the independent testing lab for the Panama Canal Third Set of Locks Project.  Fall Line is provided with equipped laboratories on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides of the isthmus. The Third Set of Locks project is an additional set of locks being added to the existing canal, this will allow for the new Post Panamax ships to make their way through the canal. The Third Set of Locks is a just a part of the work being done, and is scheduled to be completed in August 2014.  Fall Line will expand its testing horizons on this project with testing including mass spectrometer analysis of cement and pozzolan, and durability testing to predict the life of the concrete structure.

ASDSO Dam Safety Conference & Trade Show
Sunday, 19 September 2010

Fall Line will be one of over 85 companies exhibiting at the 2010 Association of State Dam and Safety Officials (ASDSO) Dam Safety Conference and Trade Show in Seattle, Washington, one of the leading conferences in the US dedicated to dam safety engineering and technology transfer. Fall Line can be found at Exhibitor Booth 75.

Fall Line Receives AASHTO Accreditation
Friday, 17 September 2010

Fall Line recently received its AASHTO Accreditation with R18 designation for Soils, Aggregates, and Portland Cement Concrete. The AASHTO Accreditation Program recognizes the competency of a testing laboratory in construction materials testing. The program is available to all laboratories including independent laboratories, manufacturers' in-house laboratories, university laboratories, and government laboratories. The AAP utilizes laboratory assessment and proficiency sample services provided by the AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL) and the Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL).

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL) was established at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (formerly the National Bureau of Standards) in 1965, under the sponsorship of the AASHTO Highway Subcommittee on Materials.

HydroVision International Conference & Trade Show
Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Fall Line will be one of over 250 exhibiting companies from around the world at the 2010 HydroVision International Conference and Trade Show in Charlotte, North Carolina. Over 2,500 attendees will attend hydropower-focused meetings, workshops, tours, and the exhibition. Attendees and Exhibitors represent a broad range of global hydro professionals with environmental, technical, social and regulatory perspectives. Fall Line can be found at Exhibitor Booth 1052.

Fall Line Receives International Accreditation Services (IAS) ISO 17025 Certification
Thursday, 27 May 2010

After a two day inspection of their Quality Manual and Testing Procedures, Fall Line received its ISO 17025:2005 accreditation with no Corrective or Preventative Action Requests.  Four staff members also received their ISO Internal Auditor certification.

Fall Line's Scope of Accreditation includes: ASTM C 31, C 39, C 40, C 117, C 123, C 127, C 128, C 131, C 136, C 138, C142, C 143, C 172, C 173, C 192, C 231, c 469, C 496, C 535, C 566, C 617,C 684, C 702, C 1064, C 1077, C 1170, C 1231, C 1435, D 75, D 2216, D 2419, D 4318, D 4791.

USSD Annual Conference & Trade Show
Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Fall Line was one of 35 companies exhibiting at the 30th Annual United States Society on Dams (USSD) Conference and Trade Show in Sacramento, California. The conference theme was “Collaborative Management of Integrated Watersheds”, and brought together over 350 professionals from the public and private sectors, including federal and state agencies, academia, consultants, contractors, and dam owners.

Mix Design Plant Opens in Tucson, AZ
Saturday, 27 February 2010

Fall Line announced the opening of a 10,000 square foot Mix Design Facility in Tucson, Arizona.  The facility will be utilized for intricate and complex mix designs, and will serve as the company's Western Regional office.

Fall Line Awarded Sallisaw Creek Watershed Spillway Project
Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Fall Line was awarded the Quality Control and Quality Assurance contract for the Sallisaw Creek Watershed Spillway Project in Stillwell, Oklahoma.  Fall Line performed the mix design program and test section for the project, as well as the density testing, conventional concrete testing, aggregate testing and RCC testing for the 8,000 cubic yard RCC dam.

Fall Line Awarded ICTA Contract for Bear Creek Rehabilitation Project
Thursday, 27 November 2008

Fall Line was awarded the Independent Commercial Testing Agencies (ICTA) contract for the Bear Creek Rehabilitation Project in Hodges, Alabama.  Fall Line performed the mix design program and the full scale test section for the project, as well as Quality Assurance testing for the entirety of the project, and continued to break the remaining cylinders after the project was completed.  The project included the placement of approximately 90,000 cubic yards of RCC.

Fall Line Awarded ICTA Contract for Taum Sauk Upper Reservoir Rebuild Project
Friday, 27 April 2007

Fall Line was awarded the Independent Commercial Testing Agencies (ICTA) contract for the Taum Sauk Upper Reservoir Rebuild Project in Ironton, Missouri.  Fall Line performed the mix design program and full scale test section for this project, as well as the Quality Assurance portion of the testing for the entirety of the project.  Tests performed included: aggregate testing, nuclear density testing of in-place RCC, moisture content of aggregate and RCC, conventional concrete testing,  RCC tests (air content, VEBE test, unit weight, 200 lb. wash), compressive strength, tensile strength, and modulus of elasticity.  The project included the placement of approximately 3 million cubic yards of RCC.