Element offers a comprehensive range of construction materials testing and engineering services for materials, products, and systems to make certain that materials are safe in their application, compliant, and ultimately fit for purpose.

Our reputation in delivering high-quality construction materials testing over many years, supporting hundreds of large-scale infrastructure and civil engineering projects, has resulted in meaningful and long-lasting partnerships with many of the world's leading building planners, consultants, architects, engineers, materials and product manufacturers.

Construction materials testing services 

We provide a combination of specialist services, including laboratory and building performance science testing. We also deliver a well-established and trusted set of routine materials testing for use in complex construction and civil engineering projects. Testing is carried out in our fully equipped laboratories, from raw materials to civil engineering and construction products, both on-site across the globe.

To learn more about our construction materials testing services or to request a quote, please contact us today.


Our services

Element has one of the most comprehensive ranges of materials testing and qualifications services for the construction sector.

Accelerated Weathering

Find out how Elements experts help to make certain that plastics, rubbers, composites, paints and coatings, metals, textiles, stone and concrete can withstand extreme weather conditions around the globe.

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Air Tightness & Water Penetration

Find out more about Element's air tightness testing and water penetration services for a variety of products used in building enclosures such as air barriers, fenestration, and cladding products.

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Building acoustic testing

Architectural Acoustics

Find out about Element's architectural acoustics testing services including sound absorption tests, sound transmission loss tests, and on-site analysis of building materials and products.

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asbestos testing

Asbestos Testing Services

Find out how Element's range of asbestos testing and consultancy services help to achieve asbestos management compliance in buildings.

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Asbestos Advisory

Asbestos Advisory

Find out how we support our customers by going beyond asbestos identification and risk assessment to assist with the big picture.

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building materials

Building Materials

Find out about Element's comprehensive range of evaluation services for building materials used in the construction industry, to help make certain that the materials will perform as expected when finally in-situ.

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building performance testing

Building Performance

Find out about Element's building performance testing services including fenestration testing, wall system and air barrier testing, and performance testing and evaluations of building systems including HVAC.

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Cladding & Facade

Find out more about Element's cladding and facades testing services, from air tightness to water penetration, acoustic, and fire testing on a variety of products and cladding materials.

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Consulting & Engineering

Find out how Element uses its 30 years’ experience in Infrastructure Services to provide consulting and engineering support services to building management, manufacturers, civil engineers, architects, consultants and contractors.

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dynamic wind uplift testing

Dynamic Wind Uplift

Element’s dynamic wind uplift testing simulates the effects of wind on membrane-roof assemblies, ensuring your product withstands wind uplift forces over time and meets the requirements of the Canadian standards CSA A123.21 and CAN/ ULC-S742.

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Environmental Testing Services

Environmental Testing

Find out how Element’s 90 years of environmental testing services experience together with our growing international footprint continues to meet the ever evolving environmental challenges we all face.

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fenestration testing

Fenestration Testing

Find out more about Element's laboratory testing, field performance evaluation, and failure analysis services specifically tailored to the windows and doors industry.

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Geotechnical Services

Learn more about Element's wide range of high-quality geotechnical engineering and testing services for the public, commercial, and private sectors.

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HVAC Performance

Find out about Element's expertise in the testing of both electric and gas-fired Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) products used within indoor environmental and air quality control systems.

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Find out about Element's complete range of solar and solar thermal testing services for building materials and solar energy systems under such environmental conditions as sunlight, temperature, humidity and wind.

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thermal insulation materials

Thermal Insulation Materials

Element’s thermal insulation materials testing delivers valuable insight into the thermal conductivity and other properties of fiber, foam, and expanded or extruded polystyrene.

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Man in laboratory examining soil boring samples in a row of metal containers

Soil Boring Testing

Soil boring is a technique used to investigate and determine soil composition and conditions at a site where construction is planned.

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Soil testing for construction

Soil Testing for Construction

Geotechnical soil and rock testing is an essential first step in understanding whether the terrain you hope to build upon is suitable for construction purposes.

air barrier testing

Wall System & Air Barrier Testing

Find out about Element's wall system and air barrier testing services for both materials and assemblies to ensure optimal performance for their intended life.

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