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New Testing Lab – Coming Soon

After years of providing field testing and utilizing 3rd-party laboratories, ACT is thrilled to announce the groundbreaking of their new, state-of-the-art testing laboratory. This $10M investment will result in a best in the class, construction testing facility, with 50’ tall, in-door testing facility.  The facility will provide full scale performance mock-up testing, materials testing, longevity testing and other construction testing services. 

The new testing facility is being built just outside Dallas, Texas, and is specially designed to include features and amenities not commonly found in mock-up testing laboratories.  The facility will also have weathering, corrosion, microscopy, and elemental capabilities to support forensic investigations and assessments.

The facility is expected to be operational in the second quarter of 2024.

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

Our new Testing Lab will offer: All standard tests included in the NAFS and AAMA 501 test specification, including:

  • Air Infiltration Testing
  • Static Water Penetration Testing
  • Dynamic Water Penetration Testing
  • Uniform Load Deflection Testing
  • Wind Induced Horizontal Inter-Story Drift Testing 
  • Vertical Inter-Story Drift Testing
  • Equipment Tie Back Testing
  • Uniform Structural Loading Testing
  • Seismic Overload Testing
  • Thermal Cycling Testing
  • State-of-the-Art Full-Scale Fenestration Testing
3-Story Mockup Wall (40’x96’) & Bridge Crane – Digital Renderings

Materials testing capabilities including:

  • Insulating Glass Weathering
  • Safety Glazing Performance
  • Corrosion Testing with Salt Fog and High Humidity
  • Coating Evaluations
  • Microscopy
  • Elemental Analysis

Insulating glass is tested to the ASTM E2190 protocol to meet AAMA, IGMA, IGCC, and building code requirements.  Safety glazing is tested to ANSI Z97.1 and 16 CFR 1201 to meet SGCC and building code requirements.