SMACNA Testing & Research Institute Educating and assuring that all sheet metal products are manufactured Educating and assuring that all sheet metal products are manufactured
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Architects, engineers and building owners are more focused and concerned about quality than ever before. With increased reliance by the engineering/design community on industry standards, coupled with the growing impact codes are having on construction installations, the need for an impartial testing and research organization and the verification of product performance is evident.

The SMACNA Testing & Research Institute is meeting the industry’s need by overseeing the creation of valuable test data that will raise the comfort level of engineers, building owners and contractors that the materials and products being installed are of the highest caliber and meet accepted standards.

In addition, the SMACNA Testing & Research Institute tests proprietary products. Verification of manufacturers' published performance characteristics for proprietary products is something the industry has needed for years.

The Institute is not a standard developing organization. The tests it performs are intended only for the use of the individuals or organizations retaining the Institute to perform such tests.

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