About Al Futtaim Element Dubai - Dubai Investments Park 1

The Laboratory was established in 2003 following the acquisition of Carillion (Tarmac / Wimpey). It is  a multi-disciplined laboratory that offers materials testing services to the construction and oil and gas sectors from its state-of-the-art location in the Dubai Investments Park.

The range of services offered include;

  • Construction materials
  • Metallurgy - metals, weldments, reinforcing steel bars
  • Analytical chemistry - sampling and chemical analysis of waters (potable, saline, waste (untreated and treated domestic) and industrial), saline, leachates (raw, effluent and groundwater) and recreational) and soils by ICP-MS, ICP-OES, GC-MS, GC-FID and IC techniques
  • Microbiology - legionella risk assessment, quantitative and qualitative analysis of waters, food and swab by colony count,  MPN, Idexx Enterolert, cultural, 3M petrifilm and presence/absence techniques
  • Special products testing for the construction sectors 
  • Environmental monitoring and testing service

The laboratory has established itself as the regional center of excellence for analytical chemistry, including the determination of contaminants in waters and soils/marine sediments using a wide range of organic and inorganic instrumentation, including Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS), Gas Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS) and Ion Chromatography (IC). These instruments are capable of analysis down to parts per billion detection levels with the results typically being used by clients such as environmental consultants to compare levels against national/international standards for drinking water, ambient sea water and contaminated land. 

The facility is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by EIAC and ENAS along with multiple client approvals. The full scope of our accreditations is available for download below. 


Building materials we test

  • Adhesive bond (glue)
  • Agglomerated stone
  • Aggregate
  • Aluminum composite panels
  • Bituminous joint filler board
  • Bituminous membrane / organic coating & liquid membrane
  • Calcium silicate products
  • Cement / fly ash & GGBS
  • Cement board & fiber-cement flat sheets & gypsum board
  • Coated fabrics
  • Concrete
  • EPDM rubber & rubber product
  • Epoxy paint & epoxy grout
  • Flexible cellular materials
  • FRP bar - fiber reinforced plastic bar
  • Geotextile & geogrid
  • Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) & Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC)
  • Granite
  • HDPE pipe & HDPE liner
  • Marble
  • Micro silica
  • Paint & paint coated panels
  • Plywood
  • Polypropylene sheet
  • Polythene membrane / sheet
  • Polyurethane foam (PU) & rigid cellular plastics
  • PVC membrane
  • Rockwool
  • Sand stone
  • Screed material
  • Sealant
  • Soil
  • Tile adhesive
  • Tiles
  • Timber
  • Water proofing membrane / water stope
  • Wood
  • Wood composite panel / wood particle board

Approvals, accreditations and documents

  • Al Futtaim Accreditation Certificate EIAC
    PDF - 203.3 KB View
  • Al Futtaim Accreditation Certificate NAL 0562019 ENAS
    PDF - 208.87 KB View
  • Al Futtaim Accreditation Scope NAL 0562019 ENAS
    PDF - 2.55 MB View
  • Al Futtaim ISO 14001 2015 Environmental Management System
    PDF - 1.2 MB View
  • Al Futtaim ISO 45001 2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
    PDF - 1.21 MB View
  • Al Futtaim ISO 9001 2015 Quality Management System
    PDF - 1.19 MB View
  • Al Futtaim Scope of Accreditation EIAC
    PDF - 8.69 MB View

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