Typically the tests carried out to establish the performance of engineered wood products include the following:
- bending strength and stiffness to EN 408 for structural sized beams including glulam
- CUAP for Metal-web joists
- shear strength to TR002 for I-Joists
- bearing strength to TR002 for I-Joists
- glue bond block shear test for glulam to EN 392 / EN 14080.
Some of these tests allow products to be classified to standard strength classes, such as those in EN 1194 for Glulam. Alternatively, the tests allow characteristic performance to be declared as part of gaining CE marking or Q-Mark certification. The tests may also be used for quality control or independent auditing of the performance of established products. Our tests can also be used to verify software models as part of a product approval or design process.
We also have the expertise to analyse test results in accordance with appropriate standards, such as EN 384 or EN 14358, or to verify the analysis by others. Our engagement with standards committees means that our understanding of the interpretation of test results is second to none.