It's one of mankind’s oldest industries, and it has never stopped changing. Architecture and building is now a high-concept and high-tech enterprise, combining traditional building materials like wood, concrete, stone, and steel with new composites, polymers, and alloys to create strong, light, resilient structures. 

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. 

  • 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 
Service Details

Building Product Testing Standards

AAMA

103.3, 511-08, 1402 (Section 1 & 4), AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S. 2/A440-08

AASHTO

M 31M/M 31, M164, M252, M294, PP1, PP6, T30, T164, T166, T209, T244, T245, T269, T283, T308, TP1, TP5

ACI

211.1, 211.2, 355.2-04/355.2R-04

ANSI
ANSI/ASSE A10.8, ANSI/DASMA 108, ANSI/DASMA 115, ANSI/SSFI SC100-5/05
ASTM

C99/C99M,C170/C170M,C190,C348, C423, C482, C1116/C1116M, C1352/C1352M, C1354/C1354M,  D2041, D2164, D2172, D2726, D2950, D3203, D4867, D5444, D6307, D6925, D6926, D6927, E 90, E 283, E 330, E 331, E 488, E 547, E 783, E 987 (Method A), E1105, E1512, E1886, F 842

 CSA

 A440.2, S269.2-M87-CAN/CSA

ICC-ES AC

01, 32 - Durability (2 Yr), 32 - Durability (Annex B), 32 - Durability (Annex C), 32 - Post-Crack Integrity (Annex D), 32 - Post-Crack Integrity (Annex E), 32 - Synthetic Fiber Testing, 32/208 - Concrete Over Steel Deck (Fiber), 32/208 - Fire Resistance Testing (Fiber), 51, 58, 70, 85, 106, 156, 193, 208, 308

Miami-Dade 

TAS301-94

NFRC 

100, 102, 200, 500

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