Building Product Testing

Applus+ Laboratories’ dedicated construction laboratories offer expert characterization and quality assurance of basic construction materials, systems and end products. Our expertise covers all kinds of building product testing, including fire testing, physiochemical testing, mechanical testing, climatics and acoustics. We are a Notified Body (nº 0370) for type testing with a view to CE marking, and our labs are ISO/IEC 17025-accredited.

 

END-TO-END BUILDING PRODUCT TESTING 

Whether you are looking to understand the limits of a specific building product, prove compliance with regulations or understand the reasons for a failure, we provide a complete service offering tailored to your needs. This can include: 

  • Creation, definition and implementation of bespoke test plans 
  • Material and product characterization & QA 
  • Forensic engineering & fault analysis 
  • Support in developing new construction products 

 

SOME OF THE PRODUCTS WE TEST 

 

CONCRETES, MORTORS & ADMIXTURES

Resistance, dosages, elasticity, load creep, retraction, expansion, chemical composition, etc.

CEMENTS, PLASTERS, ADHESIVES & GROUTS

Chemical composition, setting time, resistance, purity, reactivity, expansion, etc.

BRICKS & MASONARY

Compression, absorption, elasticity, slip resistance, expansion, flexion, fire resistance, acoustic & thermal insulation, etc.

 

 

STEELS, STRUCTURES & CABLES

Tensile strength, shear strength, torsion, vibration, corrosion, etc.

WINDOWS & PARTITIONS

User safety, impact, flexion, fire resistance/reaction, acoustic insulation, seals, etc.

SANDWHICH PANELS, WALLS & BOARDS

Compression, flexion, adhesion, fire resistance/reaction, impact, traction, thermal/acoustic insulation, etc.

 

 

FIRE-RESISTANT DOORS

Fire resistance, smoke control, air permeability, security, water tightness, acoustics, etc.

PIPES & PIPE SYSTEMS

Hydraulics, durability, tightness, functional reliability, pressure, acoustics, thermals, etc.

TAPS & SANITARY FITTINGS

Durability of on/off mechanism, pressure, thermostatics, acoustics, etc.

 

 

FASTENERS & BUILDING ANCHORS

Fatigue, hardness, torque, shear, creep, flattening, yield, interlocking, torque, reusability etc.

FANS & VENTILATION SYSTEMS

Fire reaction, heat resistance, reliability, wind load, low ambient temperature, aerodynamics, etc.

STONES & AGREGATES

Erosion, absorption, density, hardness, grain size, petrography, resistance, etc.

 

Others include: Natural woods, laminates & chipboards; thermal & acoustic insulators; sealants; special and composite materials and products; railingsphotocatalytic products; and various types of floors and ceilings.

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