BITRI Building Materials Science Division Laboratory Accredited by SADCAS
The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation’s Building Materials Science Division (BITRI BMSD) Laboratory has been accredited by SADCAS in the scopes: Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The BITRI BMSD is the 19th conformity assessment body in Botswana, the 5th civil engineering and 2nd mechanical engineering testing laboratory in the 13 SADC Member States serviced by SADCAS, to be accredited by SADCAS. Through this accreditation, the BITRI Building Materials Science Division has been granted the unique accreditation numbers TEST-3 0005 and TEST-6 0002. The accreditation which covers the testing laboratory located at Maranyane House, Plot 50654, Machel Drive, here in Gaborone, Botswana is for a number of test methods namely: Determination of compressive strengths of concrete (0 – 3000 kN) according to BOS 27 using cube press; and Determination of tensile strength of steel according to ASTM E8/E8M. The certificate which was issued on 3 April 2019 is valid until 30 November 2020 the transition deadline for the 2005 version of ISO/IEC 17025, the international standard that BTRI BMSD has been accredited to.