ift Rosenheim was founded in 1966 by a team of scientists, engineers, and professionals in various fields of expertise. It is equipped by highly modern laboratories that offer a holistic vision for the construction of building elements and structures. The main activity of the institute is providing researches and certifications which satisfy the demands of the production industry of windows, facades, and doors, irrespective of the materials that are used to. The institute's certifications cover issues related to standards, research, accreditation as well as verification of the tests or calculations performed.
The French Scientific and Technical Center for Building offers to stakeholders a wide range of testing and certifications of the manufacturing processes. The measurements are carried out in its 2,500 square meter laboratory, which includes three large test facilities and four support facilities. More particularly, the CSTB carries out tests to ensure that the production of the thermal insulated aluminium profiles (connection of the profiles with thermal break) is according to the appropriate procedures as defined by standards.
An institute that does not restrict its operation to the obligatory field of European directions, but extends its activity by offering quality and performance measurements and certification under national law. In addition to its basic function, Istituto Giordano carries out research activities and takes over the design and training of the test system itself to the stakeholders. Its certificates are recognized and respected internationally.
The UBAtc is the only Belgian authority that offers technical approval for construction materials, products, systems, and installers. It provides not only national but also European technical certifications. As a result, it covers every requirement, since the European Technical Approvals (ETA) are strictly confined to the regulatory environment and European Directive 89/106 /EEC, and National Technical Approvals (ATG) are voluntary evaluations covering regulated and non- regulated characteristics, proofing the suitability for the intended use.
Intertek, one of the world's leading providers of quality and security solutions for a wide range of industries worldwide, carried out the acquisition of Architectural Testing Inc. (ATI) in 2013. Till now, combines its credibility with the experience of a major testing and certification company in North America, and it approves system performance based on scientific measurements and criteria.
Element Materials Technology is a global provider of Testing, Inspection and Certification services for a diverse range of materials and products in sectors where failure in service is not an option. The objective is to certify both the materials and the products for complying with all the relevant requirements and safety demands during their final application. Also, aims to prove that there are consistency and marketable quality, compliance with all the relevant industry standards and regulations, and finally materials and products are suitable for the intended purpose that is made for.