About Intertek’s Building Sciences Group
The qualities you value for your building commissioning projects packaged and delivered
As the worldwide leader of testing, inspection, and certification services for the built environment, Intertek’s capabilities as a tester and certifier of building products, components, and assemblies provide us a unique perspective and give our customers more immediate access to a knowledge base and in-house testing capabilities that are not available with our competitors. With the ability to perform various testing all under our roof, we offer our customers a more comprehensive and streamlined solution.
At the end of 2015, Intertek acquired Professional Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), a leading engineering and testing firm providing integrated quality assurance services across a range of disciplines within the construction market including building enclosures. Founded in 1961, PSI specializes in construction material, geotechnical, environmental, facility and property transaction services.
Intertek’s Building Science Solutions (BSS) group is primarily focused on building enclosure consulting, commissioning, and field performance testing for new construction and retrofit projects. With over 160 BSS team members nationwide, as well as a network of testing labs within the overall Intertek Building and Construction division, our robust engineering and consultancy network provides complete and comprehensive solutions for our customers.
Our overall breadth of experience relative to all aspects of the building enclosure provides our clients with a knowledge base not available to other consultants. The Building Science Solutions team includes experts in fenestrations, curtain wall, roofing, waterproofing, stone, masonry, stucco, EIFS, glass and glazing, sealants, air leakage performance evaluation, CAD, REVIT, BIM and thermal and hygrothermal analysis. In addition, our in-house subject matter experts in sustainability, fire and life safety protection, blast performance, and acoustics are available to support the needs of any project.