Firm Qualifications

Universal Testing + Inspection Services, Inc. (Universal) is a nationally accredited professional services firm with comprehensively broad expertise in construction materials testing, special inspections, support engineering and geotechnical/ environmental services and drilling. Since our inception, Universal has firmly established itself as an industry leader and has evolved into one of the largest full-service regional providers of professional, technical services to a broad-base of clients and projects ranging from small straightforward projects to multi-billion-dollar complex programs.

After establishing a solid corporate history that spans nearly 30 years, we are no longer just the construction materials testing lab which forged our outstanding reputation and trusted name. We have expanded our services and capabilities over the decades, building expertise to fit broader markets and industries. Our firm brings a multi-disciplinary proactive approach to the complex challenges of our clients. Our expertise is complemented and supported by one of the largest comprehensive private construction materials testing laboratories in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, United States.

Our staff of more than 100 people is comprised of Professional Engineers, Registered Architects, Civil/ Mechanical/ Structural/ Environmental Engineers, Special Inspectors, CMT Technicians and Drillers.  Our technical personnel are crossed-trained and multidiscipline in various construction inspection, materials testing and engineering procedures. Depth in personnel and their broad range of skill and experience gives us the ability to serve projects promptly and efficiently with backend support by having state-of-the-art equipment, a fleet of vehicles and by a well experienced management and administration staff.


Nationally Accredited
(E-329, C1077 & C1093)


Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL)


International Accreditation
Service (IAS)


National Accredited

Staff Qualifications

  • Professional Engineers ( 13 US States)
    Arizona | California | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Maryland | Massachusetts | Nevada New Jersey | New York | Ohio | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island
  • Registered Architects

  • International Code Council- ICC Special Inspectors
    Structural Steel | Fireproofing | Masonry | Mechanical | Concrete | Welding & Bolting | Soil Energy Code| Master Special Inspectors
  • LEED® Accredited Professionals
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Field levels I & II

  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Lab levels I & II
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Strength Testing Techs

  • National Institute for Certification of Engineering Technologies (NICET)

  • American Welding Society- AWS/ CWI

  • American Society of
    Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) SNT-TC-1A

  • Certified EPA Asbestos Inspectors, Investigators and Samplers

  • Federal Aviation Administration Certified (FAA)

  • Northeast Transportation Training and Certification Program

Geographical Services Area

Universal is a New York Headquartered firm that provides services throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Through organic strategic growth and industry alliances, we are expanding our service coverage to include parts of Massachusetts, Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland (DC area). Universal’s Fort Lauderdale- Miami Florida regional offices provide daily services throughout South Florida Region. Both offices support large scale project service which extend throughout the East Coast United States, Canada and Caribbean Region.

We also provide Quality Assurance, Peer Review and Third-Party QA/QC services which are extended globally.

We have service experience ranging from steel fabrication inspections in Quebec, Canada (to) major airport construction in Trinidad & Tobago (Caribbean) (to) curtain wall steel assembly in China and everywhere in between.  Regardless of location, size or complexity, Universal has the versatility, depth and expertise with extensive experience to successfully serve your project on local, national and international levels.

Markets & Industries Served

  • Mass Transit | Tunnels| Subways
  • Railroad | Light-rail Construction
  • Educational (K-12) | Colleges | Universities
  • Highways | Interstates
  • Bridges
  • Power Plants | Pipeline | Utility | Renewable Energy
  • Hospitals | Health Care Facilities
  • High-rise | Low-rise Building
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Airport Terminals | Runways
  • Stadiums and Arenas
  • Landfill | Recycling Facilities
  • Manufacturing | Fabricators
  • Harbors | Marine Work
  • Ship and Vessel Building
  • Aviation Industry
  • Retail and Big Box Chains

Our Mission

To be the foremost leader in all the areas we serve and to be known for our superior quality, dedication and diversification of our service platforms- while being a valued and trusted team member to our clients’ mission and goals. To expand on our geographic footprint and services through organic growth while fostering and guiding our business units strategically and soundly in the utmost professional manner.

Our Values

Continuous Improvement:

Strive to continuously improve what we do and how we delivery it.


Value and respect our clients, employees, partners and communities.


Consistently do the right thing for the reasons even when no one is watching.


Put forth cooperative efforts to achieve common goals by collaborating and working as one for the company’s and ultimately the clients’ best interest at the core - no one is bigger than company name and reputation.

Employee Development:

Create opportunities for individuals to achieve their full potential, goals and to equip them with the best tools and training platforms to effectively deliver on them.

Open Communication:

Effectively trade information and exchange ideas


Take complete ownership and accountability of work.

We Promise

WE Promise to effectively listen, understand and support our clients and their goals. Maintain a high level of professionalism while being completely transparent in all our operations. If our level of service is not meeting expectations or are flat, WE Promise to listen and adjust our level of effort to exceed those expectations. WE Promise to respect, grow, support and better the communities in which we help build.

Corporate Responsibility

At the end of the day, it all comes down to people.

Corporate responsibility means being accountable to our employees, clients, communities and the environment, in our personal as well as professional lives. Over the years, Universal has contributed tens-of-thousands dollars to worthy charities and has taken on active rolls in many community-based causes and social events. Universal is a proud sponsor and supporter of The Lupus Foundation and other charitable organizations.