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Accredited Test Methods for Building Products & Materials

Home Innovation is an ISO 17020 accredited test lab ready to evaluate the performance attributes of your building products and materials. Our full list of accredited test methods is below. Contact us today to discuss your product testing and certification needs.

Physical

  • AISI Procedures Part VIII Test Method for Effective Area of Cold-Formed Steel Columns (Section 1 (TS-1, TS-2, TS-3, TS-4, TS-5, TS-6, TS-7 and TS-8))
  • ANSI/ICPA SS-1 Performance Standard for Solid Surface Materials
  • ANSI/KCMA A161.1 Kitchen Cabinets
  • ASTM A90/A90M Standard Test Method for Weight [Mass] of Coating on Iron and Steel Articles with Zinc or Zinc-Alloy Coatings
  • ASTM A185/A185M Standard Specification for Steel Welded Wire Reinforcement, Plain, for Concrete
  • ASTM A370 Standard Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products (Except Sections 15 to 26)
  • ASTM A853 Standard Specification for Steel Wire, Carbon, for General Use
  • ASTM B117 Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus
  • ASTM B368 Standard Test Method for Copper-Accelerated Acetic Acid-Salt Spray (Fog) Testing (CASS Test)
  • ASTM C39/C39M Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
  • ASTM C78/C78M Standard Test Method for Flexural Strength of Concrete (Using Simple Beam with Third-Point Loading)
  • ASTM C272/C272M Standard Test Method for Water Absorption of Core Materials for Sandwich Constructions
  • ASTM C473 Standard Test Methods for Physical Testing of Gypsum Panel Products
  • ASTM C645 Standard Specification for Nonstructural Steel Framing Members
  • ASTM D256 Standard Test Methods for Determining the IZOD Pendulum Impact Resistance of Plastics
  • ASTM D570 Standard Test Method for Water Absorption of Plastics
  • ASTM D610 Standard Practice for Evaluating Degree of Rusting on Painted Steel Surfaces
  • ASTM D638 Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
  • ASTM D790 Standard Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
  • ASTM D792 Standard Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
  • ASTM D1622/D1622M Standard Test Method for Apparent Density of Rigid Cellular Plastics
  • ASTM D1735 Standard Practice for Testing Water Resistance of Coatings Using Water Fog Apparatus
  • ASTM D1748 Standard Test Method for Rust Protection by Metal Preservatives in the Humidity Cabinet
  • ASTM D2126 Standard Test Method for Response of Rigid Cellular Plastics to Thermal and Humid Aging
  • ASTM D2240 Standard Test Method for Rubber Property—Durometer Hardness
  • ASTM D2244 Standard Practice for Calculation of Color Tolerances and Color Differences from Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates
  • ASTM D2247 Standard Practice for Testing Water Resistance of Coatings in 100% Relative Humidity
  • ASTM D2565 Standard Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Outdoor Applications
  • ASTM D2583 Standard Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Rigid Plastics by Means of a Barcol Impressor
  • ASTM D5206 Standard Test Method for Windload Resistance of Rigid Plastic Siding
  • ASTM D6108 Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Plastic Lumber and Shapes
  • ASTM D6111 Standard Test Method for Bulk Density and Specific Gravity of Plastic Lumber and Shapes by Displacement
  • ASTM D6341 Standard Test Method for Determination of the Linear Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Plastic Lumber and Plastic Lumber Shapes between -30 and 140°F (-34.4 and 60°C)
  • ASTM E8/E8M Standard Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
  • ASTM E72 Standard Test Methods of Conducting Strength Tests of Panels for Building Construction
  • ASTM E73 Standard Practice for Static Load Testing of Truss Assemblies
  • ASTM E96/E96M Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
  • ASTM E196 Standard Practice for Gravity Load Testing of Floors and Low Slope Roofs
  • ASTM E283 Standard Test Method for Determining Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under Specified Pressure Differences Across the Specimen
  • ASTM E330/E330M Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
  • ASTM E331 Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
  • ASTM E455 Standard Test Method for Static Load Testing of Framed Floor or Roof Diaphragm Constructions for Buildings
  • ASTM E547 Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference
  • ASTM E564 Standard Practice for Static Load Test for Shear Resistance of Framed Walls for Buildings
  • ASTM E1996 Standard Specification for Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors, and Impact Protective Systems Impacted by Windborne Debris in Hurricanes
  • ASTM E2126 Standard Test Methods for Cyclic (Reversed) Load Test for Shear Resistance of Vertical Elements of the Lateral Force Resisting Systems for Buildings
  • ASTM E2273 Standard Test Method for Determining the Drainage Efficiency of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Clad Wall Assemblies
  • ASTM E2357 Standard Test Method for Determining Air Leakage of Air Barrier Assemblies
  • ASTM G154 Standard Practice for Operating Fluorescent Ultraviolet (UV) Lamp Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials
  • ASTM G155 Standard Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials
  • CSA/CAN Standard 0325 Exterior Type Adhesive Construction Sheathing
  • ICC ES AC13 Joist Hangers and Similar Devices
  • ICC ES AC70 Power-Actuated Fasteners Driven into Concrete, Steel and Masonry Elements (Sections 3.0 and 4.0)
  • ICC ES AC71 Foam Plastic Sheathing Panels Used as Weather-Resistive Barriers (Section 3.0)
  • ICC ES AC86 Cold-Formed Steel Framing Members-Interior Non-Load- Bearing Wall Assemblies (Sections 3.0 and 4.0)
  • ICC ES AC257 Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-Resistant Fasteners and Evaluation Of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatments
  • ICC ES AC118 Tapping Screw Fasteners (Test Methods Referenced in Sections 3.0 and 4.0)
  • ICC ES AC124 Rim Board Products (Sections 3.0 and 4.0)
  • ICC ES AC130 Prefabricated Wood Shear Panels (Section 5.0)
  • ICC ES AC174 Deck Board Span Ratings and Guardrail Systems (Guards and Handrails) (Except Sections 3.9 and 3.10)
  • ICC ES AC182 Wood Structural Panels (Sections 3.0 and 4.0)
  • ICC ES AC273 Handrails and Guards (Sections 3.0 and 4.0)
  • ICC ES AC344 Riveted Connections of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members Using Self-Piercing Rivets (Test Methods Referenced in Sections 3.0)
  • ICC ES AC389 Composite Siding Containing Inorganic Microspheres and Proprietary Resins, Used as an Exterior Wall Cladding (Sections 3 and 4, Except Sections 3.6, 3.8 and 4.4)
  • NEMA LD 3 High-Pressure Decorative Laminates (HPDL) (Sections 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 3.8, 3.9 and 3.16 Only)
  • U.S. DOC Standard PS2 Performance Standard for Wood-Based Structural-Use Panels

Plumbing

  • ANSI/ICC A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities (Chapter 6 Only)
  • ASME A112.19.2/CSA B45.1 Ceramic Plumbing Fixtures
  • ASME A112.19.3/CSA B45.4 Stainless Steel Plumbing Fixtures
  • ASME A112.19.7/CSA B45.10 Hydromassage Bathtub Systems
  • ASTM F446 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Grab Bars and Accessories Installed in the Bathing Area
  • ASTM F462 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Slip-Resistant Bathing Facilities
  • CSA B45.5/IAPMO Z124 Plastic Plumbing Fixtures
  • IAPMO/ANSI Z124.5 Plastic Toilet (Water Closet) Seats
  • IAPMO/ANSI Z124.8 Plastic Bathtub Liners
  • UL 1795 Standard for Hydromassage Bathtubs (Sections 44 and 52 Only)

Thermal

  • ASTM C167 Standard Test Methods for Thickness and Density of Blanket or Batt Thermal Insulations
  • ASTM C518 Standard Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter Apparatus
  • ASTM C653 Standard Guide for Determination of the Thermal Resistance of Low-Density Blanket-Type Mineral Fiber Insulation
  • ASTM C665 Standard Specification for Mineral-Fiber Blanket Thermal Insulation for Light Frame Construction and Manufactured Housing
  • ASTM C687 Standard Practice for Determination of Thermal Resistance of Loose-Fill Building Insulation
  • ASTM C739 Standard Specification for Cellulosic Fiber Loose-Fill Thermal Insulation (Sections 8 and 15 Only)
  • ASTM C1104/C1104M Standard Test for Determining the Water Vapor Sorption of Unfaced Mineral Fiber Insulation
  • ASTM C1224 Standard Specification for Reflective Insulation for Building Applications
  • ASTM C1363 Standard Test Method for Thermal Performance of Building Materials and Envelope Assemblies by Means of a Hot Box Apparatus
  • NAIMA 202-96 Standard for Flexible Fiber Glass Insulation to be Laminated for Use in Metal Buildings (Section 6.1)
  • NIA Certified Faced Insulation Standard

AISI: American Iron and Steel Institute
CSA: Canadian Standards Association
IAPMO: The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
NAIMA: North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
NIA: National Insulation Association
ICPA: International Cast Polymer Association
UL: Underwriters Laboratories