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Labbie, your Data Retriever
for the Civil Engineering Soils Testing Laboratory!

Does your Lab do the following popular South African Soils Tests?

  • Sieve Analysis to TMH1 Method A1,

  • Mechanical analysis to TMH1 Method A5,

  • Hydrometer Analysis to ASTM standard D422,

  • Atterberg Limits to TMH1 Methods A2, A3, A4 (Liquid Limit, Plasticity Index, Linear Shrinkage),

  • Maximum Dry Density (MOD) and Optimum Moisture Content (OMC) to TMH1 Method A7,

  • California Bearing Ratio (CBR) to TMH1 Method A8,

  • Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS) and

  • Field tests.

Classify soils according to:

  • Potential Expansiveness

  • AASHTO Classification (Group Index),

  • Unified Classification,

  • TRH14 Classification (1985), and/or

  • COLTO Type of Material (1998).

If you answered yes to several of the above, then Labbie, the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) software program, is what you need for your Civil Engineering Lab!

Labbie has been successfully processing concrete test cubes for well over a year at two major Gauteng laboratories. We now have, on First Release, the additional features for the most popular soils tests and classifications including all those above.

There is also a facility for "Generic" tests, where you describe numeric and text results for any test on any material, and the program then stores and prints these (it does no calculations on Generic tests).

Labbie Can Help!

Labbie was developed in conjunction with Roadlab of Primrose, Germiston, and has been running very successfully there and at Civilab in Booysens, Johannesburg for well over a year.

The proven Labbie handles concrete test cubes (of any size).  We are now in the process of testing the above Civil Engineering soils tests.  If you would like to participate in the test programme, e-mail us now (soils tests are free of charge at present).

To try Labbie on your own, read on...

Take a Labbie for a Run!!

Install Labbie directly from this web site and test it with no obligation.  If you decide that Labbie will save you time and money and make you a star in the eyes of your customers, apply for a license and carry on running!  See next block directly below for pricing and below that for  installation instructions.

Don't want to install just yet?  "Stick your toe in the water" by downloading the Help File (only 225 KB) and looking through it.

For details of the latest enhancements, click here to go to the Labbie News page.


Labbie Licensing and Pricing

You can test Labbie for soils absolutely free of charge at present.  Read the help, open the forms, receive samples, input and print results, and play with it as much as you like. E-mail us any problems you find.  Be aware that the Help does not yet cover the soils tests.

If you want to enter cube crushing results, you need to apply for a license: We give you 30 cubes (5 typical batches) free when you apply for a test license, which lasts a month.  Thereafter you pay R4.00 per cube result that you enter, purchased in advance.  Please e-mail us for more details.

To read more about the proven system using Labbie to process concrete test cubes,
see Labbie for the Civil Engineering Concrete Laboratory.


Setting up Labbie

To install Labbie, click here to go to the Labbie Setup Page

Note: Labbie Setup methods are complete except for one thing: The data file.  You need to apply for one by e-mail in order to get up and running: To do this, Click here.


If your Lab prefers to use Spreadsheets:

  • Road Indicator or Foundation Indicator:
  • Sieve Analysis to TMH1 - Method A1 (a) - Chart of Percent Passing Sieve Size
  • Grading Modulus
  • Hydrometer Analysis (ASTM - D422) - Percent Passing Sieve Size
  • Atterberg Limits to TMH1 - Methods A2, A3, A4 (Liquid Limit, Plasticity Index, Linear Shrinkage)
  • Mechanical analysis to TMH1 - Method A5 - Percent of Soil Mortar
  • Maximum Dry Density (MOD) and Optimum Moisture Content (OMC) - TMH1 - Method A7
  • California Bearing Ratio - TMH1 - Method A8
  • AASHTO Group Index
  • Unified Classification
  • COLTO Classification
  • TRH14 Classification (1985), and
  • Potential Expansiveness

...then you might also be interested in our Data Analysis and Reporting Spreadsheets for the Civil Engineering Soils Laboratory!.


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