About Us

Blacktop Materials Engineering is a locally owned and operated independent Construction Materials Testing Laboratory based in Geraldton. Established in 2000, we are dedicated to providing assistance to the civil construction industry in the Midwest and surrounding areas by providing a complete range of soil and materials testing services.

We are a NATA Accredited Laboratory in accordance with Australian Standards and Main Roads Western Australia Test methods covering soil, concrete and aggregates. Our Quality Management System and Quality Manual are compliant with ISO/IEC 17052 requirements and AS/NZS ISO 9001 Quality management systems – Requirements.

Blacktop Materials Engineering is co-owned by Mark Edwards and Lester Smith, a Civil / Structural Engineer, managing Blacktop Consulting Engineers. Blacktop Materials Engineering is led by our Laboratory Manager Mark Edwards.

Since Blacktop Materials Engineering was established 16 years ago, we have acquired a professional and talented team of Senior Materials Technicians all of whom are trained and have completed the Diploma of Laboratory Technology. In 2013 we were recognized by the Department of Training and Workforce Development and the State Training Board as a finalist of WA Small Business of the Year 2013. All new employees are trained onsite and complete their Certificate 4 in Laboratory Techniques and subsequent Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Technology.