Consultants in Material Science & Durability

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Forecasting structural health

Through our Life 52® holistic approach, we help architects, engineers, and structure owners to manage infrastructure on budget. Our material experts can assist you with making repair decisions and select construction materials with consideration of environmental factors.

At Echem Consultants, we provide long-term durability planning & predictive service life models for critical infrastructure 52 weeks a year for the remaining service life. Life 52® is an acronym for our services which include Laboratory, Inspection, Field Services, and Engineering.

Our Services

Non-Destructive Testing & Evaluation

We help to evaluate materials on the structure using various nondestructive evaluation techniques.

Service Life Analysis

Through in-depth assessments, we are able to provide projected timelines for a structure's remaining service life.

Structural Health Monitoring

We help to forecast the health of critical structures at regular intervals utilizing traditional and innovative techniques.

Chemical & Materials Testing

Our forensic investigation team is equipped to test materials in order to detect and quantify elements responsible for accelerating corrosion.

Maintenance, Repair & Rehabilitation

We design cathodic protection systems and provide services to oversee repairs for structures damaged by corrosion and other material failures.

How resilient are your construction materials?

Many people wait until there are visible signs of failure. However, this can dramatically reduce the life-expectancy and increase financial burdens. Learn how to take preventative measures.

Environmental Factors​

Soil properties, water, temperature and humidity can all cause chemical reactions of critical components and weaken materials. We help to investigate material vulnerabilities to ensure critical components are protected from exterior elements.



Exposed metals are susceptible to deterioration. Learn how we can slow down this process. We can help reduce maintenance costs, lower safety issues and increase the overall service life of the structure. 


Reinforced Concrete

Concrete performs differently in coastal areas versus inland locations. We can help identify the right concrete repairs appropriate for existing conditions to provide long-term durability. 



Understanding root causes of masonry deterioration is imperative in determining long-term repairs necessary to prevent undesired chemical reactions from taking place.

10+ Years in Business

Providing long-term durability to critical infrastructure and historic landmarks

We are proud to be a woman owned company celebrating over 10 years in business! We recently expanded our firm to include the UK market and are excited to provide our services internationally. As we reflect on our past projects, we are honored to have helped our clients provide long-term durability to critical infrastructure and one-of-a-kind landmarks. Together we are creating a safer and more durable built world.

Gina Crevello

Principal, Echem Consultants

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Latest Insight, News & Publications

Now accepting opportunties in the UK

Echem is proud to announce its expansion to the United Kingdom. To learn how our team can assist with long-term durability and preservation strategies, contact our UK teammates today.

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