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Laboratory Testing

We can test individual structural components or full scale mock-ups/simulations in our laboratories to ensure their fitness for structural and durability performance.

Static and dynamic loads can be applied on vertical or horizontal elements to either serviceability load or to system failure.  We can assess the short-term effects of loading on the composite construction or longer-term effects of dead and imposed loads.

Strain and movement can be monitored using deflection and strain gauges as well as Digital Image Correlation (DIC) to allow the strain development within the sample to be mapped during the load application.

In addition, we can subject samples to extreme environmental conditions including heat, rain, freezing temperatures and wind driven rain.  Both components and full systems can be tested to current standards to ensure compliance with construction products regulations.

Our experts can develop detailed test programs for anything that falls outside of recognized standards.  This ensures that non-standard and standard systems are fit for use in the environment they are intended to be used in.

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