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.
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:
Resistance, dosages, elasticity, load creep, retraction, expansion, chemical composition, etc.
Chemical composition, setting time, resistance, purity, reactivity, expansion, etc.
Compression, absorption, elasticity, slip resistance, expansion, flexion, fire resistance, acoustic & thermal insulation, etc.
Tensile strength, shear strength, torsion, vibration, corrosion, etc.
User safety, impact, flexion, fire resistance/reaction, acoustic insulation, seals, etc.
Compression, flexion, adhesion, fire resistance/reaction, impact, traction, thermal/acoustic insulation, etc.
Fire resistance, smoke control, air permeability, security, water tightness, acoustics, etc.
Hydraulics, durability, tightness, functional reliability, pressure, acoustics, thermals, etc.
Durability of on/off mechanism, pressure, thermostatics, acoustics, etc.
Fatigue, hardness, torque, shear, creep, flattening, yield, interlocking, torque, reusability etc.
Fire resistance, heat resistance, reliability, push, acustic, aerodynamics, etc.
Others include: Natural woods, laminates & chipboards; thermal & acoustic insulators; sealants; special and composite materials and products; railings; photocatalytic products; and various types of floors and ceilings.