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Accredited Services

    A2LA Accredited

Through A2LA, Home Innovation Research Labs' Laboratory Services Division is an accredited ISO 17025 test lab, ISO 17020 inspection body, and ISO 17065 product certification body. We stand ready to evaluate the performance attributes of your building products and materials. Our full list of accredited services is below. Contact us today to discuss your product testing and certification needs.

Accredited Certifications for Building and Construction Materials
  • Engineered Structural Wood
    • Product Certification of OSB Panels
  • Plastic and Composite Wood-Based Products
    • Composite Lumber Certification Program
  • Cold-Formed Steel
    • Product Certification of Cold-Formed Steel
  • Thermal Insulation Materials
    • Certification Program for Metal Building Insulation
    • Certification Program for Laminated Metal Building Insulation
    • Inspection and Factory Guidelines for Pneumatically Applied Insulation
  • Plumbing Fixtures, Accessibility and Solid Surface Materials
    • Certification Program for Plastic Plumbing Products
Accredited Type A (Third Party) Construction Inspections
  • Cold Formed Steel Framing
  • Engineered Structural Wood
  • Plastic and Composite Lumber
  • Plumbing Fixtures, Solid Surface Material
  • Thermal Insulation
  • Manufacturing in fields specified above
Accredited Test Methods for Building Products & Materials


  • 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 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 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 C140/C140M Standard Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Concrete Masonry Units and Related Units
  • 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 D143 Standard Test Methods for Small Clear Specimens of Timber
  • ASTM D198 Standard Test Methods of Static Tests of Lumber in Structural Sizes
  • ASTM D570 Standard Test Method for Water Absorption of Plastics
  • 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 D1037 Standard Test Methods for Evaluating Properties of Wood-Based Fiber and Particle Panel Materials (Except Sections 17 and 18)
  • ASTM D1761 Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Fasteners in Wood and Wood-Based Materials
  • ASTM D2126 Standard Test Method for Response of Rigid Cellular Plastics to Thermal and Humid Aging
  • 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 D2395 Standard Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
  • 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 D2718 Standard Test Methods for Structural Panels in Planar Shear (Rolling Shear)
  • ASTM D2915 Standard Practice for Sampling and Data-Analysis for Structural Wood and Wood-Based Products
  • ASTM D3043 Standard Test Methods for Structural Panels in Flexure
  • ASTM D3500 Standard Test Methods for Structural Panels in Tension
  • ASTM D3501 Standard Test Methods for Wood-Based Structural Panels in Compression
  • ASTM D4442 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
  • ASTM D4444 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Standardization and Calibration of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
  • ASTM D4761 Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Properties of Lumber and Wood-Based Structural Materials
  • ASTM D4933 Standard Guide for Moisture Conditioning of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
  • ASTM D5206 Standard Test Method for Windload Resistance of Rigid Plastic Siding
  • ASTM D5456 Standard Specification for Evaluation of Structural Composite Lumber Products
  • 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 D6815 Standard Specification for Evaluation of Duration of Load and Creep Effects of Wood and Wood-Based Products
  • ASTM D7147 Standard Specification for Testing and Establishing Allowable Loads of Joist Hangers
  • 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 E96/E96M Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
  • 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 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 F1575 Standard Test Method for Determining Bending Yield Moment of Nails
  • 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 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 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 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 PS1 Structural Plywood (Exclusion Cl. Heat Performance Test)
  • U.S. DOC Standard PS2 Performance Standard for Wood-Based Structural-Use Panels


  • ANSI/ICC A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities (Chapter 6 Only)
  • ASME A112.19.7/CSA B45.10 Hydromassage Bathtub Systems
  • ASME A112.19.15 Bathtubs/Whirlpool Bathtubs with Pressure-Sealed Doors
  • 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 Z124.8 Plastic Bathtub Liners


  • 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

ANSI: American National Standards Institute
ASME: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASTM: ASTM International, formerly known as American Society for Testing and Materials
CSA: Canadian Standards Association
IAPMO: The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
ICC: International Code Council
ICC-ES: ICC Evaluation Service
KCMA: Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association
NAIMA: North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
NEMA: National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NIA: National Insulation Association
ICPA: International Cast Polymer Association
US DOC: United States Department of Commerce