Welcome to the Data Interchange for Materials Engineering (DIME)

DIME is the acronym for Data Interchange for Materials Engineering. DIME is a web application developed by the California Department of Transportation, Materials Engineering & Testing Services (METS) to allow material testing laboratories the ability to easily submit sample information and test data to Caltrans' database via the internet.

DIME Vision: To provide a user-friendly web-based interface for storing and sharing material test data


Not registered, or not registered for your new location yet?

Submit a request on your company letterhead with the following information:

  • Name of company
  • Address of company including city, state and zip code
  • First and last name, e-mail address and phone number of person to be account manager
  • If known, the project/contract number.

To the following designation:

Brett Soldano
5900 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95819-4612 MS 5.

Once your information has been received and verified, your designated account manager will receive an e-mail with his/her username and password. At that point the account manager will be able to add sub-accounts for other users in your company.

Registered but working on a different project/contract as a prime contractor?

Log in to DIME, and visit Projects menu to request access for the new project/contract.

Registered but working on a different project/contract as a sub contractor?

Please contact the project's prime contractor to grant project access to your organization.