ASTM E72 begins with, “Sound engineering design of structures using exising or new materials requires accurate technical data on the strength and rigidity of the basic elements employeed in various construction systems. It is the purpose of these test methods to provide a systematic basis for obtaining engineering data on various construction elements and structural details of value to designers, builders, building officials, and others interested in this field. The results should closely approximate the performance in actual service.”

NTA is a provider of independent product and material testing services, and we offer the specific technology, A2LA accredited testing programs, extensive experience and detailed analysis of the results you need to give your building product credibility with both consumers and regulatory agencies. ASTM E72 is part of our SIP Panel Testing and Certification Program. Watch a demonstration of the Transverse Test being used to evaluate building panels, performed at the NTA Test Lab.