California Department of Transportation
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Materials Engineering and Testing Services

California Test Methods (CTM)

CTM No.

Title

METS Contact

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101
Method of Operation and Calibration of the Mechanical Compactor

Sam Kianfar
916-227-7302

102
Mechanics, Operation, Calibration, and Diaphragm Installation of the Stabilometer
Sam Kianfar
916-227-7302
103
Method of Test for Calibration of Expansion Pressure Devices
Sam Kianfar
916-227-7302
104
Method of Test for Operation and Calibration of the Electronically Controlled Compactor
Sam Kianfar
916-227-7302
105
Calculations Pertaining to Gradings and Specific Gravities
James Sagar
916-227-7205
106
Definitions of Terms Relating to Specific Gravity
James Sagar
916-227-7205
107
Method of Operation of the Mechanical Spader
Frank Chavez
916-227-7011
109
Method for Testing of Material Production Plants
Basil Miranda
916-227-5707
110
Method of Calibration of Compaction Test Equipment
Gem-Yeu Ma
916-227-1080
111
Method of Developing Density and Moisture Calibration Tables for the Nuclear Gauge
Gem-Yeu Ma
916-227-1080
112
Method for Installation and Use of Embankment Settlement Devices
Gem-Yeu Ma
916-227-1080
113
Method for Evaluating the Capabilities of Asphalt Concrete Compactors
Sam Kianfar
916-227-7302
114
Method for Calibration of the California Portable Skid Tester
Tom Lopresti
916-227-5714
115
Method of Calibration of Pressure Type Air Meters
Sam Kianfar
916-227-7302
120
Criteria for Selection of Permeable Materials (Test method is currently inactive - refer to contact for further information)
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
121
Administrative Instructions for Use of Nuclear Gauges
Gem-Yeu Ma
916-227-1080
125
Method of Test for Sampling Highway Materials and Products Used in the Roadway Structural Sections
Joe Peterson
916-227-7303
130
Geotechnical Design Reports and Materials Reports
Shira Rajendra (GDR)
   916-952-8329
Joe Peterson (MR)
916-227-7303

Shira.Rajendra@dot.ca.gov


Joe.Peterson@dot.ca.gov

201
Method of Test for Soil and Aggregate Sample Preparation
James Sagar
916-227-7205
202
Method of Test for Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates
James Sagar
916-227-7205
203
Mechanical Analysis of Soils
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
204
Method of Test for Liquid Limit, Plastic Limit and Plasticity Index of Soils
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
205
Method of Test for Determining Percentage of Crushed Particles
James Sagar
916-227-7205
206
Method of Test for Specific Gravity and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate
James Sagar
916-227-7205
207
Method of Test for Specific Gravity and Absorption of Fine Aggregate
James Sagar
916-227-7205
208
Method of Test for Apparent Specific Gravity of Fine Aggregates
James Sagar
916-227-7205
209
Method of Test for Specific Gravity of Soils
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
211
Abrasion of Coarse Aggregate by Use of the Los Angeles Rattler Machine
James Sagar
916-227-7205
212
Method of Test for Unit Weight of Aggregate
James Sagar
916-227-7205
213
Method of Test for Organic Impurities in Concrete Sand
James Sagar
916-227-7205
214
Method of Test for Soundness of Aggregates by Use of Sodium Sulfate
James Sagar
916-227-7205
215
Method of Test for Petrographic Examination of Mineral Aggregates
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
216
Method of Test for Relative Compaction of Untreated and Treated Soils and Aggregates
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
217
Method of Test for Sand Equivalent
James Sagar
916-227-7205
219
Method of Test for Consolidation of Soils
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
220
Method of Test for Permeability of Soils
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
221
Unconfined Compression of Soils
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
223
Method of Test for Surface Moisture in Concrete Aggregates by the Displacement Method (Field Method)
James Sagar
916-227-7205
224
Method of Test for Bulk Specific Gravity (S.S.D.) of Coarse Aggregate by the Displacement Method (Field Method)
James Sagar
916-227-7205
225
Method of Test for Bulk Specific Gravity (S.S.D.) of Fine Aggregate by the Displacement Method (Field Method)
James Sagar
916-227-7205
226
Method of Test for Determination of Moisture Content of Soils and Aggregates by Oven Drying
James Sagar
916-227-7205
227
Method of Test for Evaluating Cleanness of Coarse Aggregate
James Sagar
916-227-7205
228
Method of Test for Lineal Shrinkage of Soils (Bar Method)
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
229
Method of Test for Durability Index
James Sagar
916-227-7205
230
Method of Test for Triaxial Compression of Soils (Test method is currently inactive - refer to contact for further information)
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
231
Method of Test for Relative Compaction of Untreated and Treated Soils and Aggregates Using Nuclear Gage
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
232
Large-Scale Triaxial Compression of Soils (Test method is currently inactive - refer to contact for further information)
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
233
Method of ascertaining the Homogeneity of Concrete in Cast-in-drilled-hole (Cidh) piles using the Gamma-Gamma test method
Doug Brittsan
916-227-1079
234
Method of Test for Uncompacted Void Content of Fine Aggregates
Rosme Aguilar
916-227-7253
235
Method of Test for Percentage of Flat and Elongated Particles in Coarse Aggregate
Rosme Aguilar
916-227-7253
301
Method of Test for Determining the Resistance "R" Value of Treated and Untreated Bases, Subbases and Basement Soils by the Stabilometer
James Sagar
916-227-7205
302
Method of Test for Film Stripping
Frank Chavez
916-227-7011
303
Method of Test for Centrifuge Kerosene Equivalent and Approximate Bitumen Ratio (ABR)

Frank Chavez
916-227-7011

304
Method of Preparation of HMA for Test Specimens
Frank Chavez
916-227-7011
305
Method of Test for Swell of Bituminous Mixtures
Frank Chavez
916-227-7011
307
Method of Test for Moisture Vapor Susceptibility of Bituminous Mixtures
Frank Chavez
916-227-7011
308
Method of Test for Determining Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Compacted Hot Mix Asphalt
Frank Chavez
916-227-7011
309
Method of Test for Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity and Density of Hot Mix Asphalt
Frank Chavez
916-227-7011
310
Method of Test for Determination of Asphalt and Moisture Contents of Bituminous Mixtures by Hot Solvent Extraction
Frank Chavez
916-227-7011
312
Designing and Testing Classes "A" and "B" Cement Treated Bases (Test method is currently inactive - refer to contact for further information)
James Sagar
916-227-7205

313

Determining the Application Rates of Foamed Asphalt for Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement
Joe Peterson
916-227-7303
330
Method of Test for Residue by Evaporation of Emulsified Asphalt
Tracey Hall
916-227-7293
331
Method of Test for Residue by Evaporation of Latex Modified Asphalt Emulsion
Tracey Hall
916-227-7293
332
Method of Test for Recovery from Deformation of Latex Modified Asphalt Emulsion Residue
Tracey Hall
916-227-7293
337
Method for Determining the Effect of Heat and Air on Asphaltic Materials
Tracey Hall
916-227-7293
338
Determination of Cement or Lime Content in Treated Aggregate by the Titration Method
James Sagar
916-227-7205
339
Method of Field Test for the Determination of Distributor Spread Rate
Hot Mix Asphalt Lab
341
Method of Test for Measuring the Permeability of Bituminous Pavements and Seal Coats
Hot Mix Asphalt Lab
342
Method of Test for Surface Skid Resistance with the California Portable Skid Tester
Dawn Becky
916-227-5814
345
Method of Test for Determining the Quantity of Asphalt Rejuvenating Agent Required for an Asphaltic Pavement
Tracey Hall
916-227-7293
346
Method of Test for Determining the Effect of Heat and Air on a Moving Film of Asphalt (Rolling Thin Film Oven Test)
Tracey Hall
916-227-729
351
Method of Test for Determining the Percent of Residue of Emulsified Asphalt Rejuvenating Agents
Tracey Hall
916-227-7293
354
Method of Test for Evaluating the Expansive Potential of Soils Underlying Portland Cement Concrete Pavements (Third Cycle Expansion Pressure Test)
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
356
Method of Test to Obtain Flexible Pavement Deflection Measurements for Determining Pavement Rehabilitation Requirements
Dawn Becky
916-227-5814
357
Method of Test for Obtaining Deflection Measurements and Layer Thickness Information for Rehabilitation Design of Hot Mix Asphalt Surfaced Pavements Using Mechanistic-Empirical Design and Analysis Procedures
Peter Vacura
916-274-6194
358
Method of Test for Determining Permeability of Thin Membranes Under Asphalt Concrete
Albert Vasquez
916-227-5847
359
Method of Test to Estimate the Modulus of Reaction of Existing Asphalt Concrete Pavement from Pavement Deflection
Dawn Becky
916-227-5814
360
Method of Test for Surface Abrasion of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures
Tracey Hall
916-227-7293
362
Method of Determining Asphalt Content in Bituminous Mixtures by Vacuum Extraction
Tracey Hall
916-227-7293
365
Method of Test for Micro-Recovery of Asphalt from Bituminous Core Slices and Small Samples of Loose Asphalt-Aggregate Mixtures
Frank Chavez
916-227-7011
366
Method of Test for Stabilometer Value
Tracey Hall
916-227-7293
367
Method of Test for Determining Optimum Bitumen Content (OBC)
Frank Chavez
916-227-7011
368
Method of Test for Optimum Bitumen Content (OBC) for Open Graded Asphalt Concrete
Frank Chavez
916-227-7011
370
Method of Test for Determining Moisture Content of Bituminous Mixtures or Graded Mineral Aggregates Using Microwave Ovens
Frank Chavez
916-227-7011
371
Method of Test for Resistance of Compacted Bituminous Mixture to Moisture Induced Damage
Tracey Hall
916-227-7293
373
Unconfined Compressive Strength of Lime Treated Soils and Aggregates
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
374
Method for Determining Asphalt Durability Using the California Tilt-Oven Durability Test
Hot Mix Asphalt Lab
375
Determining the In-Place Density and Relative Compaction of AC Pavement
Frank Chavez
916-227-7011
377
Determining the Percent and Grade of Recycling Agent to Use for Hot Recycling of Asphalt Concrete
Hamid Moussavi
916-227-7234
378
Method of Test for Determining the Percent and Grade of Recycling Agent to Use for Cold Recycling of Asphalt Concrete
Frank Chavez
916-227-7011
379
Method of Determining Asphalt Content of Bituminous Mixtures by Use of the Nuclear Gage
Tracey Hall
916-227-7293
380
Method of Test for Recovering Asphalt Materials by Modified (IA) Abson Recovery
Frank Chavez
916-227-7011
381
Method for Determination of Asphalt Binder Properties using a Dynamic Shear Rheometer
Frank Chavez
916-227-7011
382
Determination of Asphalt Content of Bituminous Mixtures by the Ignition Method
Frank Chavez
916-227-7011
384
Method of Test to Determone Combined Gradations for Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) using up to 25% Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP)
Frank Chavez
916-227-7011
385
Method of Test for Sampling and Testing Crumb Rubber Modifier
Audrie Spears
916-227-7240
386
Method of Test for Determining Foaming Characteristics of Hot Bitumen
Audrie Spears
916-227-7240
387
Method of Test for Operation, Calibration and Operator Certification of Inertial Profilers
Audrie Spears
916-227-7240
388
Method of Field Procedure for Measurement of Asphalt Rubber Binder Viscosity
Audrie Spears
916-227-7240
401
Method of Test for Latex Concentration in Asphalt Emulsions
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
402
Methods for Testing Paints and Related Materials
Mitch Gipson
916-227-7919
403
Method of Testing Cement Treated Base and Concrete for Calcium Oxide
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
404
Test Method for the Chemical Analysis of Portland Cement, Portland Cement Concrete, Fly Ash, Pozzolan, and Blended Cement
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
405
Method for the Chemical Analysis of Water
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
406
Method of Test for Field-Sampling of Pavement Marking Materials
Mitch Gipson
916-227-7919
413
Method of Testing Cold Applied Two-Component Polysulfide Polymer Type Joint Sealing Compound
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
414
Free Lime in Hydrated Lime (Test method is currently inactive - refer to contact for further information)
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
415
Determination of Chloride Content in Organic Additives for Portland Cement Concrete
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
416
Method of Test for Concrete Admixtures
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
417
Method of Testing Soils and Waters for Sulfate Content
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
419
Method of Test for Evaluating Epoxy Resin Systems at Low Temperatures by Flexural-Creep Measurements
James Sagar
916-227-7205
420
Method of Testing Cleanness and Soundness of Portland Cement Concrete Surfaces and Quality of Bonded Overlays and Sealed Courses

James Sagar
916-227-7205

421
Method of Identification of Pigments and Extenders in Paints and Coatings
Mitch Gipson
916-227-7919
422
Method of Testing Soils and Waters for Chloride Content
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
423
Method for Testing Thermoplastic Traffic Line Materiall

Mitch Gipson
916-227-7919

424
Testing Soils and Waters for Conductivity (Test method is currently inactive - refer to contact for further information)
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
434
Method for Testing Epoxy Resin Adhesives, Binders and Sealants
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
435
Testing Two-Component Machine-Mixed Polyurethane Sealants
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
437
Test for Thermo-Applied Pavement Striping Granules (Test method is currently inactive - refer to contact for further information)

Mitch Gipson
916-227-7919

438
Method for Determination of Rheological Properties of Chemical Adhesives Using a Dynamic Shear Rheometer
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
440
Method of Test for Flexible Bituminous Adhesive
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
504
Method of Test for Determining Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method

James Sagar
916-227-7205

515
Method of Test for Relative Mortar Strength of Portland Cement Concrete Sand

James Sagar
916-227-7205

518
Method of Test for Unit Weight of Fresh Concrete

James Sagar
916-227-7205

521
Method of Test for Compressive Strength of Molded Concrete Cylinders

James Sagar
916-227-7205

522
Method of Test for Chord Modulus of Elasticity of Concrete (Compressometer Method)

James Sagar
916-227-7205

523
Method of Test for Flexural Strength of Concrete

James Sagar
916-227-7205

524
Method of Test for Flexural Strength of Rapid Strength Concrete
James Sagar
916-227-7205
526
Method of Test for Operation of California Highway Profilograph and Evaluation of Profiles

Joe Peterson
916-227-7303

527
Method of Test for Expansion in Water and Contraction in Air of Portland Cement Mortar

James Sagar
916-227-7205

528
Method of Test for Freeze-Thaw Resistance of Aggregates in Air-Entrained Concrete (Powers Procedure)

James Sagar
916-227-7205

529
Method of Test for Proportions of Coarse Aggregate in Fresh Concrete

James Sagar
916-227-7205

530
Method of Test for Determining the Effect of Water-Reducing and Set-Retarding Admixtures on the Drying Shrinkage of Concrete

James Sagar
916-227-7205

531
Method of Test for Determining Length of Drilled Concrete Cores

James Sagar
916-227-7205

533
Method of Test for Ball Penetration in Fresh Portland Cement Concrete

James Sagar
916-227-7205

534
Method of Test for Water Retention Efficiency of Liquid Membrane-Forming Concrete Curing Compounds

Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291

535
Method of Test for Determining the Application Rates of Concrete Curing Compounds in the Field

James Sagar
916-227-7205

536
Method of Test for Determining a Recommended Cement Content for Portland Cement Concrete Pavements

James Sagar
916-227-7205

537
Method of Test for Determining the Drying Shrinkage of Lightweight Concrete

James Sagar
916-227-7205

539
Method of Test for Sampling Fresh Concrete

James Sagar
916-227-7205

540
Method of Test for Making, Handling, and Storing Concrete Compressive Test Specimens in the Field

James Sagar
916-227-7205

541
Method of Test for Flow of Grout Mixtures (Flow Cone Method)

James Sagar
916-227-7205

543
Method of Test for Determining Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method

James Sagar
916-227-7205

547
Method of Test for Operation of Bridge Profilograph and Evaluation of Profiles

Audrie Spears
916-227-7240

548
Method of Test for Evaluation of Aggregate for Lean Concrete Base (LCB)

James Sagar
916-227-7205

549
Method of Prequalification of Concrete Aggregate

James Sagar
916-227-7205

550
Method for Determining the Surface Abrasion Resistance of Concrete Specimens

James Sagar
916-227-7205

551
Method of Test for Determining Suitability of Materials for Overlayment and Repair of Portland Cement Concrete Pavement and Structures

James Sagar
916-227-7205

552
Method of Test for Relative Compaction of Polymer Concrete Utilizing Nuclear Gauges

James Sagar
916-227-7205

553
Method for Testing Thermal Stability of Mortar Made with Hydraulic Cement

Rosme Aguilar
916-227-7253

554
Method of Sampling for and Reporting the Results of Tests for Alkali Silica Reactivity

Rosme Aguilar
916-227-7253

556
Method of Test for Slump of Fresh Portland Cement Concrete
James Sagar
916-227-7205
557
Method of Test for Temperature of Fresh Mixed Portland Cement Concrete
James Sagar
916-227-7205
559
Method for determining Cementitious Materials Content or Water/Cement Ratio for Portland Cement Concrete Pavements
James Sagar
916-227-7205
602
Reflectance of Highway Reflector Buttons (Optical Requirements) (Test method is currently inactive - refer to contact for further information)

Mitch Gipson
916-227-7919

603
Moisture Seal of Highway Reflector Buttons (Test method is currently inactive - refer to contact for further information)

Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291

604
Method of Test for Luminous Intensity of Traffic Signal Sections

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

605
Method of Test for Deflection of Plastic Traffic Signal Face

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

606
Method of Test for Luminance of Pedestrian Signal Face

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

608
Method of Test for High Pressure Sodium Lamp Multiple Supply Ballasts

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

610
Method of Test for Expected Life Performance and Lumens of HPS Lamps

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

611
Method of Test for Testing Durability of Mast Arm-mounted Luminaires

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

620
Testing Rubber Hose (Test method is currently inactive - refer to contact for further information)

Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291

635
Method of Test for Diameter of Wire and Thickness of Insulation (Electrical Conductors)

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

642
Method of Test for Coefficent of Retroreflection of Retroreflective Sheeting for Highway Signs

Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291

643
Method for Determining Field and Laboratory Resistivity and pH Measurements for Soil and Water

Leo Martinez
916-227-7287

644
Method of Test for Shear Strength of Brick Cores

James Sagar
916-227-7205

645
Method of Test for Coating Adherence to Metalic Substrates

Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291

646
Method of Test for Series Multiple (SM) Transformers

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

650
Method of Test for Specular Reflector Material
Craig Fearn
916-227-7196
651
Method of Test for Diffuse Light Transmission Factor of Large Reinforced Plastic Panels

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

652
Ascertaining Thickness of Spelter Coating on Galvanized Products (Replaced by ASTM A 123/123M-97 and ASTM A 153/153M)

Rosme Aguilar
916-227-7253

658
Method of Test for Function and Pre-installation Inspection of Traffic Signal Systems

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

659
Method of Test for Environmental Operation of Traffic Signal Systems

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

660
Method of Test for Evaluating Color by Means of Chromaticity Coordinates

Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291

662
Method of Test for Seam Quality Control Standard for Helical Lock Seam Corrugated Metal Pipe

Rosme Aguilar
916-227-7253

663
Method of Test for Testing of Bridge Bearing Pads

Rosme Aguilar
916-227-7253

664
Method of Test for Crushing of Longitudinally Welded Steel Tubular Products (Universal Crushing Test)

Rosme Aguilar
916-227-7253

665
Method of Test for Seam Quality Control of Helical Continuously Welded Seam Corrugated Metal Pipe

Rosme Aguilar
916-227-7253

666
Method of Test for Fracture and Defection of Metal Traffic Signal Section Housing

Rosme Aguilar
916-227-7253

667
Method of Test for the Power Line Transient Susceptibility

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

669
Test Method for Non-Reflective and Reflective Pavement Markers

Mitch Gipson
916-227-7919

670
Method of Tests for Mechanical and Welded Reinforcing Steel Splices

Rosme Aguilar
916-227-7253

671
Test Method for Evaluating Painted Metal Target Plate Material

Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291

673
Method of Determining Movement Rating of Type B1 and B2 Preformed Elastomeric Joint Seals

Rosme Aguilar
916-227-7253

674
Method of Test for Fence Posts and Braces

Rosme Aguilar
916-227-7253

677
Method of Determining the Tension in Prestressing Strand with the Vibra-Tension, Model ET-U

Rosme Aguilar
916-227-7253

678
Method of Test for Luminaire Isolux Diagrams

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

679
Method of Test for Mercury Lamp Multiple Circuit Ballastsy Lamp Multiple Circuit Ballasts

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

680
Method of Determining the Strength of Headlight Glare Screen Posts

Rosme Aguilar
916-227-7253

681
Method for Testing Creep Performance of Concrete Anchorage Devices

Rosme Aguilar
916-227-7253

682
Method for Determining Ultimate Tensile Strength of Cast-In-Place Concrete Inserts

Rosme Aguilar
916-227-7253

683
Method for Testing Deflection and Bending Strength of Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Poles

Rosme Aguilar
916-227-7253

684
Method of Test for Anti-Graffiti Materials on Retroreflective Sheeting for Highway Signs

Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291

685
Method for Holiday Detectionin Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Steel
Rosme Aguilar
916-227-7253
686
Method for Evaluating Bend Test Results of Fusion-Bonded Epoxy Coatings
Rosme Aguilar
916-227-7253
687
Method of Testing for Measuring Epoxy Coating Thickness on Steel Reinforcing Bars, Wire Mesh, and Dowel Bars
Rosme Aguilar
916-227-7253