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Structural Verification of Panels

Are you developing a modular system?  We can help you to understand the structural performance of both the individual components that make up the building superstructure and the full system as a whole.  

Our experts will design a test program to provide load span performance of all the individual elements (walls, floors and roofs) giving performance data over the full range of the product.  This can include different spans, different thickness of panel incorporating a range of inner and outer skins, as well as varying insulation types and panel widths.

We provide laboratory testing for individual wall, floor and roof panels, as well as for entire building panels, to assess structural integrity in relation to wind loading, racking ability and compressive loads.

We also assess the thermal, acoustic, air leakage and durability characteristics of full systems and develop customized test programs for innovative systems.  You can then supply information to system specifiers, end users and certification providers, ensuring the panel is acceptable for use in real applications.

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)

We test SIPs when used in load bearing wall, floor and roof applications, and when used as infill panels. Testing can be carried out in our laboratories or the system can be proved onsite; we are able to design customized programs to evaluate the structural, thermal, acoustic and fire performance of individual panels and full systems.

With over 20 years’ experience of testing SIPs, we also provide consultancy during the design process. We assess the most critical test for a system and conduct that test first to enable us to advise on possible improvements before investing in the full test program.

Customized Test Program for a Novel EWI System

The customized test program carried out by Lucideon enabled Mauer to achieve third party certification and for their product to enter the market quickly.

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Resources

  • Guidance Document

    Test Specification for Precast Concrete Wall Panels for Use in Domestic Construction
    pdf (906 KB)

  • Guidance Document

    Test Specification for Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) in Load Bearing Wall Panels
    pdf (975 KB)

  • White Paper

    Offsite Construction: The Relevance of Full Scale Testing
    pdf (2.23 MB)

  • White Paper

    Cost-Effective Design using Construction Test Methods
    pdf (963 KB)

  • Data Sheet

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