The MatCivils subcommittee was formed to address the needs of those Testing Laboratories in South Africa whose main focus is the testing of materials that are used in the Civil Engineering industry, mainly in construction both road and buildings.

Membership of the committee comprises of NLA Members as well as other industry stakeholders eg. SANRAL and currently membership is about 60-80 with meetings being held 3-4 times a year.

Over the past few years the committee has addressed numerous issues surrounding the improvement of the quality of testing in members laboratories as well as other challenges facing the Civils Materials Testing industry.

The current Chair of the Committee is Mr Barry Pearce and for further information he can be contacted on

Various documents are available resulting from the work being condcuted by this subcommittee and can be viewed from this