Element’s Construction Materials Department evaluates building materials and products from the planning stages to completion, operating a full-service construction materials testing laboratory.
Our professional staff is comprised of registered and graduate engineers from accredited geotechnical, civil, and construction engineering curriculums. Our technicians are trained and certified in construction testing by NICET, ACI, and various state agencies. Our dedication to professional services is exemplified by our active membership in technical and professional societies such as ACIL, ASTM, ASCE, ASNT, AWS, AFSE, and CEC. We promote a policy of continuing education by attending seminars and courses that are pertinent to construction observation and testing.
Building codes and standards
Building product manufacturers need independent technical support to prepare their products and processes for the rapidly evolving, heavily regulated construction market. Element experts provide that support with precise, accredited testing and inspection, whether onsite or in the lab.
- Research & Development. Element supports early research and development stages with material selection, reverse engineering, nondestructive testing, and other services.
- Manufacturing Phase. From mechanical testing to environmental simulation—and from tensile testing to packaging evaluation, Element scientists and engineers smooth the bumps on the road to market. Our failure analysts can turn oversights into opportunities, reducing future costs and surprises.
- Product Evaluation. Your Element project team comes equipped with advanced instrumentation and advanced knowledge of industry codes and has the accreditations to conduct product testing for ICC-ES, Miami-Dade and other agencies.
- Accuracy, Reliability, and Quality. Element supports a program of maintenance and calibration of equipment and laboratory facilities to ensure accurate construction testing. Our personnel and facilities are periodically inspected and accredited by AASHTO, CCRL, Corps of Engineers, ICC, and various other state and private agencies.
Fenestration (Windows & Doors)
From energy efficiency to resisting hurricane-force impact, consumers demand more than ever from their windows and doors. To meet these safety, quality, and energy efficiency standards, manufacturers rely on independent laboratories like Element. Element operates three unique windows and doors testing laboratories in Wausau (Wisconsin), Des Moines (Iowa), and St. Paul (Minnesota) to serve the fenestration industry.
Building Product Testing
Building product manufacturers need independent technical support to prepare their products and processes for the rapidly evolving, heavily regulated construction market. Element experts provide that support with precise, accredited testing and inspection.
Furniture & Cabinet Testing
Element scientists continually monitor legislation and regulation changes to offer comprehensive testing for furniture, cabinets and other related products, conducted with national accreditation under a Quality Program that meets the standards of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Railing & Decking Testing
Whether you work with traditional wood, steel, or aluminum materials—or with new composites like glass fiber, thermoplastics, cellular vinyl, or PVC—Element knows how to provide accurate evaluations.
Other Related Services
Anchor Testing, Concrete, Masonry & Stone
Architectural Acoustic Testing
Asphalt Testing and Inspection
Building Envelope Thermal Testing
Concrete Admixtures & Fiber Testing
Concrete and Concrete Aggregate Testing
Field Acoustics Testing
Flame, Fire, and Flammability Testing
Geotechnical Engineering Services
Masonry Materials Testing
Materials Testing Services
NFRC-Certified Thermal Simulation Services
Sand & Dust Testing
Soil Testing & Analysis