Blog: Building & Construction

Will Your Building Products and Materials Weather the Storm of Environmental Exposure?
22 November 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 More…

CE Marks the Spot: Selling Construction Products in the EU
08 November 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 More…

Managing Risk through Quality Control Field Testing
25 October 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 More…

Why Product Certification Could Boost Your Sales
20 October 2022

Why Product Certification Could Boost Your Sales

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

Window & Door Testing 101
06 September 2022

Window & Door Testing 101

A Guide to Assessment More…

Incorporating Fire Testing into Building Codes
04 August 2022

Incorporating Fire Testing into Building Codes

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

The Importance of Hurricane Standards in Building Codes
28 June 2022

The Importance of Hurricane Standards in Building Codes

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

Building Products Testing: Six Things You Should Know to Ensure Your Product Fits its Purpose
Reducing GHG Emissions in the Built Environment
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 More…

Building for Occupant Health and Wellbeing
03 May 2022

Building for Occupant Health and Wellbeing

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

Providing Safe and Functional Shelter from Severe Weather Events
12 April 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 More…

STC Ratings: Six Things You Never Knew
22 March 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 More…

Key Things to Consider for Acoustic Quality and Comfort
22 February 2022

Key Things to Consider for Acoustic Quality and Comfort

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

Plastic Composite Decking Safety and Performance Requirements
15 February 2022

Plastic Composite Decking Safety and Performance Requirements

Overview of U.S. building codes and standards More…

Material Testing and Site Inspections: The Foundation of Successful Construction
Returning Students and Teachers to the Classroom Safely
04 November 2021

Returning Students and Teachers to the Classroom Safely

Employing indoor air quality testing to reopen schools More…

Code Compliance Simplified
19 October 2021

Code Compliance Simplified

Using Code Compliance Research Reports to demonstrate compliance of alternative products More…

An Introduction to the IMO 2010 FTP Code
28 September 2021

An Introduction to the IMO 2010 FTP Code

Insights for Shipbuilding Products Manufacturers More…

Three Sound Ratings You Need to Know
Modular Innovation
27 July 2021

Modular Innovation

Repurposing Shipping Containers More…

The Advantages of Modular Construction
Floor Moisture Forensics
29 June 2021

Floor Moisture Forensics

Three Ways to Save Money More…

Spray Foam 101
22 June 2021

Spray Foam 101

A Guide to Testing, Certification, and Beyond More…

Specialty Construction Testing
25 May 2021

Specialty Construction Testing

Five Services You Need to Know About More…

Sound Isolation and Privacy
30 March 2021

Sound Isolation and Privacy

Acoustical Field Measurements & Testing More…

Modular Construction
02 February 2021

Modular Construction

An Introduction to Process and Inspection More…

Building Products Certification
Flood Barrier Testing
19 January 2021

Flood Barrier Testing

Insights in the Lab and Field More…

The Importance of a Well-Defined Special Inspections Program, Part 2
The Importance of a Well-Defined Special Inspections Program, Part 1
Operating with Confidence
24 November 2020

Operating with Confidence

Facility Infection Control Measures More…

Groundwater Issues in Construction
10 November 2020

Groundwater Issues in Construction

Considerations for Identification and Evaluation More…

Sound and Privacy
09 October 2020

Sound and Privacy

Acoustic Considerations for Residential Buildings More…

Fire Doors 101
29 September 2020

Fire Doors 101

Testing, Certification, and Beyond More…

Create Healthier Indoor Environments
22 September 2020

Create Healthier Indoor Environments

Practical Approaches to Reduce Risks More…

Keys to a Successful Building Mock-Up
24 March 2020

Keys to a Successful Building Mock-Up

Evaluating Performance and Integrity of the Building Envelope More…

New US EPA On-Line E-Manifesting System for Hazardous Wastes
New OSHA Injury and Illness Reporting Rule
12 December 2017

New OSHA Injury and Illness Reporting Rule

What You Should Know About a Requirement That Could Impact Millions of Businesses More…

U.S. and Canadian Requirements for Windows and Doors
26 October 2017

U.S. and Canadian Requirements for Windows and Doors

What you need to know about performance standards and testing More…

Where There’s Smoke...
26 September 2017

Where There’s Smoke...

A Look at SDI Variability in ASTM E84 Testing More…

Feeling the Heat of Updated EPA Standards for Hearth Emissions
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 More…

New Finished Product Requirements for EU REACH
Photovoltaic Panel and Module Fire Resistance Testing
18 August 2015

Photovoltaic Panel and Module Fire Resistance Testing

What you should know about testing under recently revised standards More…

A Closer Look: AHJs and the Need for Third-Party Qualified Personnel
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)? More…

Safer Products & the Competitive Code Evaluation Market
11 June 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? More…

Are your walls telling you something – or not?
08 August 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? More…