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16 May 2024

Navigating the Hurricane Market for Building Product Manufacturers and Architects

Essential Insights on Understanding, Developing, Testing, and Marketing Hurricane-Resistant Glass and Glazing

20 Dec 2023

Protecting Your Investment: How ELD Technology Helps Safeguard Buildings from Costly Leaks

How ASTM Standards can help Enhance the Reliability and Efficiency of Building Waterproofing

03 Oct 2023

Senate Bill 4D (SB4D): A New Law to Improve Building Safety in Florida

Bill aims to enhance the longevity and structural integrity of buildings

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05 Jul 2023

Geotechnical Engineering: Understanding What Lies Beneath

Learn the importance of geotechnical engineering in design and construction projects, from site evaluations to foundation design, and more

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06 Jun 2023

A View of Fenestration Testing in Canada

Learn more about NAFS Requirements and its Canadian Supplement

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19 May 2023

CAN/ULC-S134: A Canadian Fire Safety Standard for Exterior Wall

Simulates a large-scale fire to evaluate flame propagation

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25 Apr 2023

NFPA 285: A Fire Safety Standard for Wall Assemblies in the U.S.

Ensuring the safety and performance of building materials

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11 Apr 2023

Shedding Light on Window, Door, and Skylight Testing

Common reasons for testing and basic test methods

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28 Mar 2023

A Building Products Standard to Help Ensure Safety in Schools

Introduction to ASTM F3561

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14 Mar 2023

Trends in Sustainable Building Materials - Part 1

Initiatives that are driving the industry to focus on reduction of embodied carbon

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20 Jun 2023

Trends in Sustainable Building Materials - Part 2

A look at the tools used to evaluate the environmental impact of building products and processes

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28 Feb 2023

Construction Monitoring: A Valuable Tool in Urban Building Projects

How it can help protect you and your neighbor from the potential risk of damage to surrounding buildings and structures

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21 Feb 2023

Retrofitting Building Enclosures to Improve Energy Consumption

An introduction to the BECx process

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06 Dec 2022

Breaking Down the Florida Administrative Code & Florida Administrative Register

A look into the who, what, why, and where of the Florida building code and building product safety

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22 Nov 2022

Will Your Building Products and Materials Weather the Storm of Environmental Exposure?

Accelerated weathering testing is used to simulate the effects of prolonged exposure to the elements on material performance and durability

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08 Nov 2022

CE Marks the Spot: Selling Construction Products in the EU

Learn about when a CE mark is required, when it's not, and exceptions to the rule

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25 Oct 2022

Managing Risk through Quality Control Field Testing

Field testing is fundamental in the building and construction industry to ensure safe and compliant project installations

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20 Oct 2022

Why Product Certification Could Boost Your Sales

Learn how product certification plays an integral role in the success of your building products

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06 Sep 2022

Window & Door Testing 101

A Guide to Assessment

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04 Aug 2022

Incorporating Fire Testing into Building Codes

Learn why fire safety standards were developed to help ensure life safety and protection of property

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28 Jun 2022

The Importance of Hurricane Standards in Building Codes

How building codes evolved to address hurricane impact hazards and where we are today

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16 Jun 2022

Building Products Testing: Six Things You Should Know to Ensure Your Product Fits its Purpose

Product testing is all about ensuring buildings are safe places

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24 May 2022

Reducing GHG Emissions in the Built Environment

Learn about the building- and material-focused strategies used to lower operational and embodied GHG production

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03 May 2022

Building for Occupant Health and Wellbeing

An overview of healthy building and its role in improving indoor air quality

12 Apr 2022

Providing Safe and Functional Shelter from Severe Weather Events

An overview of the standards and guidance that exist to ensure areas of refuge keep occupants safe during hurricanes and tornadoes

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22 Mar 2022

STC Ratings: Six Things You Never Knew

It's important to understand the nuances of sound transmission class ratings and how they relate to real-world noise control options

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22 Feb 2022

Key Things to Consider for Acoustic Quality and Comfort

Prioritizing acoustics is important when creating and maintaining sustainable, high-performance buildings

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15 Feb 2022

Plastic Composite Decking Safety and Performance Requirements

Overview of U.S. building codes and standards

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30 Nov 2021

Material Testing and Site Inspections: The Foundation of Successful Construction

Ensuring a quality project upon completion

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04 Nov 2021

Returning Students and Teachers to the Classroom Safely

Employing indoor air quality testing to reopen schools

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19 Oct 2021

Code Compliance Simplified

Using Code Compliance Research Reports to demonstrate compliance of alternative products

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28 Sep 2021

An Introduction to the IMO 2010 FTP Code

Insights for Shipbuilding Products Manufacturers

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14 Sep 2021

Three Sound Ratings You Need to Know


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27 Jul 2021

Modular Innovation

Repurposing Shipping Containers

20 Jul 2021

The Advantages of Modular Construction

Prefabricated Benefits for All

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29 Jun 2021

Floor Moisture Forensics

Three Ways to Save Money

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22 Jun 2021

Spray Foam 101

A Guide to Testing, Certification, and Beyond

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25 May 2021

Specialty Construction Testing

Five Services You Need to Know About

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30 Mar 2021

Sound Isolation and Privacy

Acoustical Field Measurements & Testing

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02 Feb 2021

Modular Construction

An Introduction to Process and Inspection

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26 Jan 2021

Building Products Certification

The Process & Benefits

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19 Jan 2021

Flood Barrier Testing

Insights in the Lab and Field

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12 Jan 2021

The Importance of a Well-Defined Special Inspections Program, Part 2

Key Entities for Program Success

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08 Jan 2021

The Importance of a Well-Defined Special Inspections Program, Part 1

Key Entities for Program Success

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24 Nov 2020

Operating with Confidence

Facility Infection Control Measures

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10 Nov 2020

Groundwater Issues in Construction

Considerations for Identification and Evaluation

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09 Oct 2020

Sound and Privacy

Acoustic Considerations for Residential Buildings

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29 Sep 2020

Fire Doors 101

Testing, Certification, and Beyond

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22 Sep 2020

Create Healthier Indoor Environments

Practical Approaches to Reduce Risks

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24 Mar 2020

Keys to a Successful Building Mock-Up

Evaluating Performance and Integrity of the Building Envelope

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26 Jun 2018

New US EPA On-Line E-Manifesting System for Hazardous Wastes

What You Need to Know About the New Procedure

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26 Oct 2017

U.S. and Canadian Requirements for Windows and Doors

What you need to know about performance standards and testing

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26 Sep 2017

Where There’s Smoke...

A Look at SDI Variability in ASTM E84 Testing

03 May 2016

Feeling the Heat of Updated EPA Standards for Hearth Emissions

Manufacturers and Retailers of Wood Heaters and Stoves Impacted by New Source Performance Standards

01 Dec 2015

New Finished Product Requirements for EU REACH

See what the new ruling means by checking out our infographic

18 Aug 2015

Photovoltaic Panel and Module Fire Resistance Testing

What you should know about testing under recently revised standards

15 May 2014

A Closer Look: AHJs and the Need for Third-Party Qualified Personnel

Today, building and electrical codes are more complex than ever. But what does this mean for Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs)?

11 Jun 2013

Safer Products & the Competitive Code Evaluation Market

Increased competition in the code evaluations market is good news for manufacturers, but can it actually lead to safer products for consumers as well?

08 Aug 2012

Are your walls telling you something – or not?

From the constant buzz of cell phones to video conference calls and just the regular “office” noise that is created on a daily basis, do you ever wonder how all that noise is absorbed?