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Accreditation requires the use of calibrated instrumentation, written quality procedures, and involves a rigorous regimen of training, record-keeping, management reviews, cause analysis, inter-laboratory proficiency testing, and a host of other mechanisms to ensure the validity and integrity of the data collected.

Institute of Building Technology is a nationally recognized testing laboratory accredited by ANAB to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories) by ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB). (Lab Code AT-1479) - Search ANAB listings 

Testing laboratories have to demonstrate compliance with ISO/IEC 17025 to be deemed technically competent. ANAB conducts regular audits to ensure that our operations follow international standards.

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      Note: ANAB recognition covers many agencies/jurisdictions who require the laboratory must be listed by an agency which provides accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025.

      The ANAB recognition is accepted  by ILAC, APLAC, and IAAC as a signatory of multilateral recognition arrangements that facilitate acceptance of test and calibration data internationally.

The Institute of Building Technology is accredited to perform the following tests:

Standard        Title
 AATCC 127  Suter Hydrostatic Pressure Test
 AC38  Acceptance Criteria for Water Resistive Barriers
 AC48  Acceptance Criteria for Self-Adhered Roof Underlayments
 AC51  Acceptance Criteria for Precast Stone Veneer
 AC188  Acceptance Criteria for Roof Underlayments
 ASTM B117  Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus
 ASTM C39  Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
 ASTM C67  Freeze Thaw Test
 ASTM C109  Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars
 ASTM C157  Length Change of Hardened Hydraulic-Cement Mortar and Concrete
 ASTM C190  Tensile Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars
 ASTM C203  Breaking Load and Flexural Properties of Block-Type Thermal Insulation
 ASTM C271  Density of Sandwich Core Materials
 ASTM C272  Water Absorption of Core Materials for Structural Sandwich Constructions
 ASTM C273  Shear Properties of Sandwich Core Materials
 ASTM C297  Flatwise Tensile Strength of Sandwich Constructions
 ASTM C303  Dimensions and Density of Preformed Block and Broad-Type Thermal Insulation
 ASTM C348  Flexural Strength of Hydraulic-Cement Mortars
 ASTM C365  Flatwise Compressive Properties of Sandwich Cores
 ASTM C393  Core Shear Properties of Sandwich Constructions by Beam Flexure
 ASTM C473  Physical Testing of Gypsum Panel Products
 ASTM C482  Bond Strength of Ceramic Tile to Portland Cement Paste
 ASTM C567  Density of Structural Lightweight Concrete
 ASTM C794  Adhesion-in-Peel of Elastomeric Joint Sealants
 ASTM C1660  Thin-bed Mortar for Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Masonry
 ASTM D256  Izod Pendulum Impact Resistance of Plastics
 ASTM D412  Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers - Tension
 ASTM D570  Water Absorption of Plastics
 ASTM D618  Conditioning Plastics for Testing
 ASTM D635  Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics
 ASTM D638  Tensile Properties of Plastics
 ASTM D648  Deflection Temperature of Plastics Under Flexural Load
 ASTM D779  Water Resistance of Paper, Paperboard and Other Sheet Materials by the Dry Indicator
 ASTM D790  Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
 ASTM D792  Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
 ASTM D828  Tensile Properties of Paper and Paperboard Using Constant-Rate-of-Elongation Apparatus
 ASTM D882  Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting
 ASTM D1621  Compressive Properties of Rigid Cellular Plastics
 ASTM D1622  Apparent Density of Rigid Cellular Plastics
 ASTM D1623  Tensile and Tensile Adhesion Properties of Rigid Cellular Plastics
 ASTM D1761  Mechanical Fasteners in Wood
 ASTM D2126  Response of Rigid Cellular Plastics to Thermal and Humid Aging
 ASTM D2444  Impact Resistance of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings by Means of a Tup (Falling Weight)
 ASTM D2794  Resistance of Organic Coatings to the Effects of Rapid Deformation (Impact)
 ASTM D2842  Water Absorption of Rigid Cellular Plastics
 ASTM D3330  Peel Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Tape
 ASTM D4226  Impact Resistance of Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Building Products
 ASTM D4533  Trapezoid Tearing Strength of Geotextiles
 ASTM D4632  Grab Breaking Load and Elongation of Geotextiles
 ASTM D4869  Liquid Water Transmission
 ASTM D5034  Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)
 ASTM D5206  Windload Resistance of Rigid Plastic Siding
 ASTM D5420  Impact Resistance of Flat, Rigid Plastic Specimen by Means of a Striker Impacted by a Falling Weight (Gardner Impact)
 ASTM E96  Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
 ASTM E330  Structural Performance of Exterior Windows Doors Skylights and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
 ASTM E2098  Tensile Breaking Strength of Glass Fiber Reinforcing Mesh for Use in EIFS
 ASTM E2134  Tensile-Adhesion Performance of an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS)
 ASTM E2273  Drainage Efficiency of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Clad Wall Assemblies
 ASTM E2485  Freeze/Thaw Resistance of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and Water Resistive Barrier Coatings
 ASTM E2486  Impact Resistance of Class PB and PI Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS)
 ASTM E2556  Vapor Permeable Flexible Sheet Water-Resistive Barriers Intended for Mechanical Attachment
 ASTM F1575  Bending Yield Moment of Nails
 ASTM G85  Modified Salt Spray (Fog) Testing
 ASTM G151  Exposing Nonmetallic Materials in Accelerated Test Devices that Use Laboratory Light Sources
 ASTM G155  Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials