Qualifications and Services

SAECO's personnel, facilities, and equipment are audited, approximately every 2 years, to assure compliance with national standards. We participate in the Proficiency Sample Program (PSP) where lab testing results are compared with 3,000 other laboratories across the United States to ensure quality testing. We are accredited by:

  • AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL) - Phoenix/Tucson
  • Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL) - Phoenix/Tucson

At this time SAECO has over 35 employees, with 5 registered professionals. The company is also committed to the certification and continued development of our employees. SAECO Construction Engineering personnel maintain certifications in a wide range of programs including the Arizona Training and Technical Institute (ATTI), American Concrete Institute (ACI), International Code Council (ICC), National Institute of Certified Engineering Technicians (NICET) and the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI).

The engineering and management personnel of SAECO are currently or have been involved in leadership roles within the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Arizona Rock Products Association (ARPA), and Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Specifications and Technical Committee. SAECO is a company member of ARPA, the Tucson Utility Contractors Association (TUCA), the Metro Pima Alliance (MPA), and the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association (SAHBA).


Geotechnical Engineering Services Which Include:

  • Foundation Analysis & Design
  • Pavement/Subgrade Evaluation & Design
  • Slope Stability & Excavation Design
  • Earth Retaining Structures
  • Subsurface Exploration & Testing
  • Soil Stabilization & Ground Improvement
  • Settlement Analysis
  • Soil Percolation & Infiltration
  • Materials & Aggregate Sources
  • Geologic Hazard Assessment
  • Electrical Resistivity Evaluations
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Site Feasibility Studies
  • Forensic Evaluations

Construction QA/QC Services Which Include:

  • Construction Management
  • Earthwork Observation and Testing
  • Lime/Cement Soil Stabilization Design and Testing
  • Asphalt Concrete Mix Design
  • Asphalt Concrete Field Compaction Testing
  • Portland Cement Concrete Mix Design
  • Field Sampling and Testing Of Grout, Mortar, Concrete, and Masonry
  • Geosynthetic Liner Observation and CQA
  • Special Inspection Per ICC
  • Structural Steel Inspection
  • Code Compliance
  • Commissioning
  • Retaining Wall Inspection
  • Laboratory Soils, Asphalt, Aggregate, and Concrete Testing

Environmental Services Which Include:

  • Site Assessments and Investigations
  • Lead Paint and Asbestos Surveys
  • Brownfields Redevelopment
  • Underground Storage Tank Services
  • Construction Planning and Support
  • Groundwater Resources