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Buyers, sellers, suppliers and manufacturers of construction materials meet with unique challenges when sourcing raw materials.

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Tight profit margins, speed of operation and delivery, and environmental concerns must all be considered during your programs.

Whether you are a construction, paving or cement company, quarry or importer, you need a partner who can provide you with expert, independent product characterization, processing options, trade inspection and environmental support. When you partner with SGS your construction raw materials exploration project will grow to reach its full potential.

SGS is a trusted leader in mineral exploration services, construction raw material testing and database management for construction material exploration. We take a multi-disciplinary approach and can also provide a wide range of services to assist you in the production and trade of these materials. Our global teams of fully-trained independent experts apply proven industry methods and international standards to a wide range of services including:

  • Beneficiation
  • Separation of minerals
  • Sizing
  • Quality control
  • Raw material characterization
  • Environmental baseline studies
  • Water chemistry (including water table/aquifer pollution assessment)
  • Trade services:
    • Cargo inspection
    • Rust inspection
    • Quality and quantity evaluation 
    • Supplier evaluation and qualification 
    • Settlement and umpire analytical services

SGS clients rely on our extensive minerals experience, responsive on-site service and seamless testing procedures to ensure the highest possible profit margins and environmental sustainability. We can help you with your exploration program for a variety of materials, including:

  • Sand 
  • Gravel 
  • Gypsum
  • Mineral sands 
  • Granite 
  • Cement raw materials
  • Steel products
  • Limestone
  • Industrial minerals

Contact SGS to learn how our global footprint allows us to offer you a comprehensive suite of services anywhere your project is located.