The National Concrete Masonry Association’s Research and Development Laboratory announced that it has received full accreditation by the independent International Accreditation Service. This accreditation proves that the laboratory has been evaluated against rigorous internationally acceptable standards and has demonstrated the ability to provide highly reliable testing, calibration, and production services. This accreditation allows test results from the NCMA Laboratory to be recognized by the International Code Council Evaluation Service.

IAS accreditation will help the NCMA laboratory meet the building industry’s demand for substantiation of the technical competence of concrete masonry products.

The accreditation covers nearly all of the tests that the NCMA Laboratory performs, from unit testing of concrete masonry units and related materials to assembly testing, including segmental retaining wall connection and shear strength tests to full-scale structural testing of concrete masonry wall panels.

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