Infrastructure

Façades and enclosure testing laboratory

Laboratorio de ensayos a fachadas y cerramientos

Laboratory to accelerate the development and validation of all types of façades and enclosures, ensuring that they comply with the applicable requirements and regulations. Our accredited laboratories can provide a complete characterisation of façades and their components.

Description

We have our own accredited laboratories equipped to carry out on site tests on façades.

The services that can be provided are:

  • Testing in accordance with prevailing national and international regulations.
  • Performance of Initial Type Tests to obtain the CE Marking for Curtain Walls.
  • Drafting of customised protocols to check characteristics of Singular Building or high level innovation.
  • On site tests to verify the proper installation of enclosures.
  • Third party verification of factory tests.
  • Advice on correctly specifying the requirements for landmark buildings.
  • European technical assessments of ventilated cladding, external thermal insulation systems, cladding, etc.

The tests that can be carried out are:

–    Tests in compliance with the EN 13830 European product standard

  • Air permeability: EN 12153 and ASTM 283.
  • Watertightness: EN 12155 and ASTM 331.
  • Resistance to wind: EN 12179 and ASTM E330.
  • Thermal insulation by computer simulation: EN ISO 10077-1.
  • Sound insulation: EN ISO 10140-2:2001.
  • Fire resistance: EN 1364-4.
  • Impact resistance: EN 14019.
  • Resistance to live loads: EN 1991-1-1.
  • Watertightness under dynamic pressure: EN 13050.
  • Equipotentiality.
  • Seismic test.
  • Ventilated cladding tests: EAD 090062-00-0404.
  • External fire tests on façades: BS 8414 / NFPA 285.

Aimed at:

  • Public Administrations.
  • Construction companies and developers
  • Manufacturers of façades and components.
  • Engineering and architectural firms.
  • Façade and roofing installers.
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Certifications and Accreditations

-	Acreditación ENAC ILAC para el sector materiales según ISO 17025 con nº expediente 4/LE063,
Laboratory certified in ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 (ENAC certification No. 4/LE063)
-	Acreditación ENAC ILAC para el sector materiales según ISO 17025 con nº expediente 4/LE063,
ENAC ILAC accreditation for the construction sector in compliance with ISO 17025, under file No. 4/LE024
-	Acreditación ENAC ILAC para el sector materiales según ISO 17025 con nº expediente 4/LE063,
ENAC ILAC accreditation for acoustics in compliance with ISO 17025, under file No. 4/LE456. Laboratory with certified management system in accordance with standard UNE-EN 9100:2010.
Organismo de Evaluación Técnica (OET) para la emisión de documentos de Evaluación Técnica Europea (ETE) para los Productos de Construcción
Technical Assessment Body (TAB) for issuing European Technical Assessments (ETAs) for Construction Products.
Organismo Notificado Nº 1292 para el Reglamento de Productos de la Construcción
Notified Body No. 1292 for the Construction Products Directive
Catálogo de ensayos de fuego para fachadas (EN)

Fire Tests for Façades Brochure

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Catálogo de servicios tecnológicos e I+D para fachadas y cerramientos (EN)

Testing services on facades and claddings catalogue

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