Quality Control

Ready-Mixed Concrete is supplied in a variety of grades and compositions to meet specific demands of customized applications – from simple requirements for small homes to High-Performance Concrete to meet the complex needs of mega projects.

Each of our plants has a fully equipped laboratory with the latest in testing machines to carry out routine and detailed tests of raw materials as well as freshly finished concrete. These in-plant laboratories are backed by the facilities of ACC’s reputed Research centre at Thane which serves as a focal research and testing laboratory centre for cement and concrete.

The quality assurance systems and procedures implemented by Shah Cement RMC monitors every stage of the entire business process. Right from the processing of the order, purchase/control of materials and concrete mix design to production, sales, delivery and control of concrete.

The quality system is periodically reviewed for improvement on a continual basis.

Lab Facility

Fully equipped laboratories have been set up at all plants to carry out various tests on concrete and on constituent raw materials. Concrete mixes of various grades are designed in a laboratory as per established procedures to comply with Standard Specification. To check the quality of concrete, tests are performed in several ways:

Test of Fresh Concrete: Sump Test- Slump is tested immediately after the production and at the time of pouring.

Test of Hard Concrete : Compressive strength (Durability Test) – Scientifically designed concrete cylinder is tested in a laboratory to ensure better durability of the structures.


The concrete is cured in cylinder for 28 days and then a batch is sent to BUET’s authorized lab where the rate of stiffening is measured. The test result is very important for the acceptance of on-site concrete work since it demonstrates the strength of the mix-design.

Sample Test Report: Shah Cement RMC acquires about 45%-50% of strength in 3 days, and 75%-80% in 7 days and about 95% in 28days , which is of the highest quality