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Advanced Technology & Engineering Services (ATES)


Advanced Technology and Engineering Services (ATES) is the Consultancy division of Aimil Ltd. The company established in 1932, is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified company,  well known in India and abroad for manufacturing and sales of Civil Engineering & Scientific instruments. ATES is a multidisciplinary group of highly qualified professionals, practicing in the areas of Civil, Geological, Earthquake and Mining Engineering.

Mission Statement
“The mission of Advanced Technology and Engineering Services (ATES) is to provide Civil Engineering consultancy and research services of international standards and evolve innovative technology for finding an optimal and practical solutions to problems.”

“Aimil Soil & Material Testing Laboratory is now NABL Accredited

: Aimil Testing Laboratory, A-8, Mohan Co-operative Industrial Estate, Mathura Road
Accreditation Standard : ISO/IEC 17025:2005
Discipline : Mechanical Testing
Certificate Number : T-2250

The Scope of Accreditation to conduct the Product/Material Test are :

Building Materials

  1. Soil - Grain Size Analysis, Atterberg Limits, Heavy Compaction Test, California Bearing Ratio (C.B.R.), Direct Shear Test, Tri-axial Compression Test Without pore pressure(UU), Consolidated Undrained Triaxial Compression Test With measurement pore water pressure(CU/CD)
  2. Rock - Unconfined Compressive Strength, Slake Durability Index, Point Load Strength Index, Triaxial Compression Test
  3. Aggregate Coarse/Fine Sieve Analysis,  Aggregate Impact Value, Crushing Value
  4. Cement & Concrete - Compressive Strength of Cubes.

    Aimil Testing Laboratory is now approved by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC); for rendering its quality services in Delhi Metro Rail Projects. Click here to view certificate

Specialised Services

Geotechnical Investigations :

ATES, with its in-house capabilities & international collaborators, provides state-of-the-art field & laboratory based services in the area of rock & soil mechanics. ATES innovates, designs and manufactures equipments for in-situ & laboratory based examinations. The division generates highly specialized & qualified geotechnical inputs and provides solutions to challenging issues.

Field Investigations

ATES has expertise in field studies for rocks & soils like :

  • Drilling and Sampling
  • Bore Hole Logging
  • Field Permeability
  • Standard Penetration Test
  • Dynamic Cone Penetration Test
  • Vane Shear Test
  • Pressuremeter Test (Max. capacity 80 bar)
  • Dilatometer (Max. capacity 300 bar)
  • Plate Load Test
  • Modulus of Sub-grade Reaction (K-Value)
  • California Bearing Ratio
  • Plate Jacking Test inside drift with option for borehole extensometer for multi-point measurement
  • Hydrofracture/HTPF Test
  • Flat Jack Test for In-situ Stress Measurement
  • In-situ Direct Shear Test
  • Pull Out Test of grouted rock anchors
  • Monitoring of Rock Movements

Laboratory Tests

ATES has well established in-house laboratory of international standards, equipped with modern and up to date instruments for characterizing physic-mechanical properties of soil, rock and rock joints.


  • Gradation Analysis
  • Atterberg Limit
  • Direct Shear Test
  • Uniaxial Compressive Test
  • Triaxial Compressive Strength Test UU/CU/CD
  • Consolidation
  • Permeability
  • Density
  • California Bearing Ratio (CBR)
  • Proctor Compaction
  • Swell Pressure &Swelling Index
  • Determination of total soluble solids, organic matter, calcium carbonate, cation exchange capacity, pH value and total soluble sulphates

Intact rock and rock joints

  • Index Properties
  • Uniaxial Compressive Test
  • Triaxial Compressive Test
  • Modulus of Elasticity And Poisson’s Ratio
  • Tensile Strength Test
  • Point Load Index Test
  • Hardness/Toughness Test
  • Petrographic Analysis
  • Direct Shear Test

Concrete Technology

  • Construction Material Survey (RBM, Query, C.A.,F.A. etc)
  • Repeated Temperature Cycle Test
  • Laboratory Testing of Materials
  • Design of Mortar & Concrete Mixes
  • Design of Gunite/Shotcrete/Steel Fiber Reinforced Shotcrete Mixes
  • Design of Concrete Mixes and Masonry(Calgrout)
  • Tests on Hardened Concrete
  • Design of Epoxy Resin/Polyurethane Mortars AndEpoxy/Polymer Concrete Mixes
  • Temperature Control Studies
  • Creep and Shrinkage Characteristics
  • Alkali Aggregate Reaction Studies
  • Execution and Supervision of Quality Control
  • Design of Roller Compacted Concrete Mixes
  • Setting Up of Field Laboratories

Petrographic Analysis
Detailed analysis of rock and minerals in thin section including micro-texture, structure and fluid inclusion with the origin of the rock read more...

Design & Analysis :

ATES has a vast experience of executing design and analysis projects of large and specialized civil structures like Concrete & Earthen Dams, Underground Powerhouse Cavern Complexes, Tunnels, Landslide Zones & many more. We have successfully completed some of the challenging & prestigious projects.

Our services include :
  • Numerical Modeling
    • 2D & 3D Continuum analysis of Soil & Rocks.
    • 2D & 3D Discontinuum analysis of Jointed Rockmass
    • Elastic & Elasto-Plastic analysis of Soil & Rock
    • Seepage analysis of Geomechanical media
    • Thermal analysis
    • Creep analysis
    • Static, Pseudo-Static, Hydro-Static & Hydro-Dynamic analysis
    • Dynamic analysis
  • Foundation Design & Analysis
    • Shallow foundations
    • Deep foundations
  • Slope Stability Problems
  • Retaining Walls
  • Other Geotechnical Application Areas
    • Liquefaction potential
    • Ground improvement techniques
    • Mechanical Stabilized Earth Wall design & analysis
    • Soil nailing design & analysis

Geophysical Services :

ATES has the privilege of having highly experienced professionals to provide an entire range of geophysical solutions, including investigations and consultancy for a wide range of civil engineering applications with state-of-the-art instrumentation.

ATES provides a wide range of Geophysical Services
  • Seismic Surveys
    • Bedrock Profiling & Over Burden Thickness
    • Fracture, Weak Zone Identifications
    • Rippability Studies
  • Electrical Surveys
    • Soil Resistivity Studies
    • Ground Water Investigations
    • Land Fill Site Selections
  • Seismic Tomography, Crosshole/Downhole
    • Determination of Seismic Velocities
    • Liquefaction Studies
  • Ground Penetrating Radar Surveys
    • Buried Utilities
    • Geotechnical and Environmental
    • Infrastructure Assessment (Bridges, Buildings Etc)
    • Tunneling and Underground Cavities

Project Management & Quality Assurance Services :

With over a decade of rich experience in the industry & highly skilled multi-disciplinary team, we have successfully executed project management & quality assurance services for projects across diverse sectors ranging from river training works, power projects & many other. Our services give our customers a competitive edge by increasing efficiency of project performance while meeting its specific quality assurance requirements.

Engineering Geology and Geo-hazards :

ATES provides most scientific and complete solutions/services in the field of Engineering Geology/Geo-hazards. We have in-house experienced team of engineering Geologists/Geo-Experts, who work closely together with Geophysists/Geotechnical team to analyze specific Geological problems and develop best suited scientific solutions.

Key geological services are:

  • Surface geological mapping
  • Acquisition of data from site and their analysis
  • Geological logging of cores recovered from drill holes
  • 3D Geological logging of Drift/Tunnel/Caverns
  • Geo mapping of slopes
  • Preparation of Detail Project Report that includes all necessary inputs for detailed design

Underground Excavation & Blast Design

ATES also offers study, analysis and design of drilling and blast pattern based on subsurface data, methodology of Drilling and Control Blasting for fractured rocks.

Health Monitoring of Civil Structures


Structural Monitoring & Instrumentation

  • Planning, Design & Execution of Instrumentation Schemes
  • Continual Monitoring
  • Data Monitoring & Instrumentation

Major Projects in India & Abroad

 Ground Penetrating Radar Surveys:
  • Various Road Junctions in Bangalore for client Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagar Palike
  • Pragati Maidan, New Delhi for client India Trade Promotion Organization
  • LBSNAA, Mussoorie for CPWD
  • 219 towns of Rajasthan for SMEC
  • Pir Panjal Tunnel T-80 for Ircon
Seismic Refraction Surveys:
  • Karuma H.E. Project, Africa for client Energy Infratech
  • Chanju H.E. Project for client I.A. Energy
  • Ratle H.E. Project for client GVK
  • Chanju H.E. Project for client I.A. Energy
  • Ratle H.E. Project for client GVK
Vibration Monitoring:
  • Lane 2, SIDCO Industrial Complex, Phase I, Bari Brahmana, Jammu
  • Maa Chandidevi Udankhatola near Gourishankarmandir, Haridwar

Geotechnical Investigations-Field & Laboratory:
  • Kiru & Ratle H.E. Project for client NHPC
  • Sawra Kuddu H.E. Project for client HPPCL
  • 15 Sites in a pilot area of North Delhi for client IMD
  • Dhaula Sidh H.E. Project for client SJVNL
  • CC-20,23,24 & 32 Project for DMRC 
Numerical Modeling :
  • Sawra-Kuddu H.E. Project, H.P. for HPPCL
  • Tehri Dam Project, Uttaranchal for THDC
  • Jammu-Udhampur Section of NH-1A for CES
  • Radha Soami Samadh for RSSS
  • Ratle HEP for GVK

Project Management Consultancy:
  • Construction of Flood Protective Wall on Rander Bank of River Tapi, Surat
  • Consultancy Work for Construction of Flood Protective Wall on Bharimata Bank of River Tapi, Surat
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Key Associates

ATES works in association with many leading national and international design and consultancy organizations.

Some key associates are enlisted below:

  • Terrasol, France
  • GSSI, US
  • Plaxis B.V., Netherlands