In all sections of civil engineering and particularly in soil mechanics, the engineer during the design stage must ensure that the analysis of soil properties relate directly to the relevant foundation or structure. Using procedures involving extracting, examining and testing representative samples the engineer can compute a model very close to the real situation. In recent years we have seen a significant contribution to experimental analysis resulting from more sophisticated testing procedures, updating of many International Standards, and publication of good testing manuals and procedures. Our principal M/S CONTROLS have been an active participant in this approach to excellence and are recognised both in Europe and Internationally as the partner of choice for supplying advanced and high level equipment in the important field of quality control. The testing equipment in this catalogue has been carefully designed and manufactured to conform to the most recent specifications and standards. By combining this with improved skill levels the engineer can reach a higher degree of accuracy and repeatability of test results resulting in total confidence in the data produced. Widely used in materials testing laboratories around the world, the testing equipment of CONTROLS can also be seen in Universities and Technical Institutes for the training and education of tomorrow's geo-technical engineers and technicians.