- Data and insights
- Testing, certification and verification
- Acoustics testing
- Approved certifiers of design Scotland – domestic and non-domestic buildings
- Assessment of indoor environmental quality and ventilation in healthcare buildings
- Concrete and related materials
- Effects of new buildings on TV reception
- Engineering support
- Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) EN 15804
- Environmental Technology Verification
- Fire safety testing
- Heat pump testing
- Indoor environment testing
- ISO 14001
- ISO 45001:2018
- ISO 9001
- Mental Health Product Testing
- Partition wall testing
- Post-tensioning kits
- Pre-cast Reinforced Concrete (Repair Scheme)
- Products for Mental Health Safeguarding (ProMHS)
- Recessed downlights testing
- Reducing potential exposure to nitrous oxide in different settings
- Wind load testing
- Research & Innovation
- Expert witness
We combine leading expertise in all aspects of construction materials, with a superb array of research and testing facilities to offer a comprehensive materials research service.
If you are developing or testing new materials, making new uses of traditional materials, industrial by-products or recycling products, or have an application for which an innovative use of materials is needed – our expert research teams can help.
Our materials research includes:
New materials – the suitability, durability and risks of innovative building materials, such as composites and new aggregates.
Industrial by-products and recycled materials – new applications for by-products of manufacturing processes that would usually go to landfill, and of materials generated by recycling – gypsum from recycled plasterboard for example. We research the suitability of these materials for use in construction, their performance, cost effectiveness and environmental credentials.
Natural materials such as lime, hemp and wood fibre board.
Traditional materials – the innovative use of traditional, natural and recycled construction materials. We also research improvements in the durability and sustainability of commonly used materials – such as metal, timber and concrete – and the conservation and repair of heritage building materials.
Low-impact materials – new materials being developed to reduce waste and the environmental impacts of manufacturing and construction. We examine their long-term impact and behaviour, and how they perform – for example in a building fire.