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The IAPMO Institute of Building Technology (IBT), a division of IAPMO R&T Lab, was formed to provide testing and consulting services to the building products industry. IBT is staffed with veteran engineers and professionals with decades of experience in the testing and construction business.

Why choose IBT?
• We understand the competitive landscape in which manufacturers operate
• We understand the regulatory requirements they need to satisfy
• We understand what our customers need to succeed

IBT benefits from the tremendous synergy of The IAPMO Group. IBT’s unique position within the organization lets our well-rounded staff communicate with IAPMO’s civil, mechanical, and electrical engineers, consultants, chemists, code experts, and other related professionals.

For those customers who also require product certification and inspection services, selecting an organization that provides all three services under one roof permits a manufacturer to save precious time and money, while ensuring that they are working with a firm that both understands the industry and the certification process.

Product Categories Tested at IBT
The IBT laboratory is a modern facility equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and custom-designed apparatus to provide testing services for a wide variety of product categories, such as:
• Fasteners
• Foam Plastic Insulation
• Geotextiles
• Roof Underlayment
• Siding and Wall Cladding
• Structural Panels
• Stone Veneer
• Stucco
• Water-Resistive Barriers
• Walking Decks
• Other Building Materials

Services Offered
• Testing – for Certification
• Testing – for Quality Control
• Testing – for R&D
• Code Consulting
• Expert Witness
• Field Investigation
• Off-Site Witness Testing

If speed to market is important to you, then partnering with the right organization is critical. IBT follows a grounded, practical, and functional approach to problem solving that helps our clients achieve their goals quickly and efficiently.

Download a copy of the Institute of Building Technology brochure