Who We Are!

In 2021, Alpha Testing® joined the Universal Engineering Sciences (now UES) family of companies, allowing us a national footprint. In 2022, our teammate in Texas, Rock Engineering & Testing Laboratory, joined the UES family. Riner Engineering joined the UES Texas Region in June 2023.

Alpha Testing® was established in 1983 as a professional geotechnical engineering firm located in Dallas, TX. Alpha Testing provides geotechnical, construction materials, and environmental testing. Alpha Testing is a registered Texas Engineering Firm (#813) and Texas Geoscience Firm (#50341). 

Alpha Testing is the 430+ team members who understand that our mission is to Embrace and Solve your project challenges. Alpha Testing maintains that mission focus by centering our staff on a commitment to provide accurate, reliable, and responsive testing and engineering services. You will find a similar mindset when you work with each of the UES offices. 

Where We Are

Alpha Testing currently has offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas. See www.TeamUES.com for other areas that we can now serve.


Who We Serve

Our clients include owners of and consultants to the commercial, institutional, residential, and municipal market sectors. Alpha Testing works in both the public and private aspects of these end markets.


What We Do    

The following are Alpha Testing's historical engineering services provided from each office location.

  • Geotechnical Engineering
    – Drilling, Laboratory Services, Engineering

  • Construction Materials Testing and Engineering
    – Earthwork, Concrete, Asphalt, Reinforcing Steel, Structural Steel Inspection, Pier Inspection, Post Tension, Roofing, Masonry, Special Inspections

  • Environmental Engineering
    – Due Dilligence - Phase I ESA, Phase II ESA, Remediation
    – Industrial Hygiene - Asbestos Services, Lead based paint, Mold, Indoor Air Quality

  • Drilling
    – Geotechnical, Environmental
    – Methods - Hollow Stem Auger, Wireline, Coring, Rotary


Alpha Testing meets the requirements of ASTM E-329. Alpha Testing holds TxDOT pre-certification and individual certifications. Alpha Testing is AASHTO accredited and USACE validated. Alpha Testing's Houston office holds A2LA Accreditation in Geotechnical Testing and Construction Materials Testing.