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New Testing Lab – Coming Late 2023

ACT Announces Groundbreaking for Unrivaled, State-of-the-art 23,800+ sq. ft. Indoor Construction Testing Lab near Dallas, TX

The $10M first-of-its-kind facility will open late 2023 for full-scale mockups, construction materials, and Fenestration certification testing for all building types.

Bldg. A (70’x130’x30’) & Bldg. B (70’x160’55’) – Digital Renderings

Palo Alto, CA — ACT announces the groundbreaking of a best-in-class fully indoor testing laboratory near Dallas, Texas. It’s the single largest investment the firm has made in its history and will help stimulate the local economy. The one-of-a-kind facility will offer a broad range of testing services, including performance mockup, construction materials, curtain wall, Fenestration certification, and investigative testing. 

[ACT] is very proud to announce the beginnings of a first-in-the-country, fully indoor, large scale mock-up laboratory that eliminates weather delays and any effect on product or system performance prior to testing,” said Karim Allana, PE, RRC, RWC, and CEO of Advanced Construction Testing (ACT). “Our $10M investment will offer a 14,000 sq. ft. indoor mockup and testing lab and 9,500 sq. ft. of space for our clients, including conference rooms, secured storage, and offices. Plus, create over 30 local jobs.”

The fully enclosed and conditioned laboratory includes new, unique features and amenities like a wind generator, bridge crane and loading dock so crews can easily and safely assemble mockups for tests included in the AAMA 501 testing specification.  The facility will also house the FGIA Accredited Field-Testing team providing field water testing, electronic leak detection, and whole building air leakage testing.

3-Story Mockup Wall (40’x96’) & Bridge Crane – Digital Renderings

About Advanced Construction Testing

ACT is an affiliate of Allana Buick & Bers and a recognized, accredited field-testing laboratory by the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance. ACT has two FGIA-certified Fenestration Masters with 40+ years combined experience who collaborates with a team of 220+ testing experts, technicians, and support staff in 21 offices nationwide. Learn more about ACT’s full testing capabilities and standards here.