M/s Shantilal B. Patel is a renowned firm in the field of civil engineering. Established by a civil engineer in Vadodra, Gujrat, it aims at providing solutions to all the needs regarding construction. It is a government contract-executing firm having many govt. registered contractors and engineers. Its R&D department has the SBP Material Testing Laboratory for the testing of all types of construction materials. The laboratory supports the mechanical testing of fine aggregate, coarse aggregate, ordinary Portland cement, Portland pozzolana cement, hardened concrete cubes and bricks (burnt clay). It provides reliable tests to check the compressive strength, dimensions, water absorption and many other parameters.