Testing Services

Whether you are in need of testing services to achieve building code product approval, to support the development of a new product, to reformulate an existing product, or to validate possible litigation strategies, PRI Construction Materials Technologies, LLC (PRI-CMT) is the testing laboratory partner that will deliver.

Testing Services is our core business. As such, we are vigilant about maintaining a state-of-the-art equipped facility, developing & retaining dedicated staff, and supporting our industry. We are recognized as an ISO/IEC Standard 17025 testing laboratory by the International Accreditation Service, Inc. (IAS) and maintain accreditations from the Miami-Dade County Building Code Compliance Office, the Florida Building Commission, and Cool Roof Rating Council.

Our accreditations cover a wide range of products, including, but not limited to, roof coverings, weather-resistive barriers, ventilation systems, coatings & adhesives, insulation & radiant barriers, fasteners, and more. We evaluate basic material properties, including:

  • mechanical properties
  • chemical & compositional properties
  • thermal properties
  • optical properties

We also conduct performance testing, including:

  • accelerated weathering
  • real-time exposure weathering
  • oxidation & corrosion resistance
  • wind & wind-driven rain resistance
  • wind-uplift resistance
  • static & cyclic pressure resistance
  • water & air penetration resistance
  • impact resistance

Please find below a tabulated list of standardized Test Methods or Specifications that our laboratory performs. While this list is representative, it is not a complete list of testing services PRI-CMT is equipped to deliver; we encourage you to contact us about any testing need that may not be listed.

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ASTM Testing FBC Testing ICC Testing Other Testing
Test Method & Specification Description
ASTM Testing
ASTM B 117 Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus
ASTM C 203 Standard Test Methods for Breaking Load and Flexural Properties of Block-Type Thermal Insulation
ASTM C 240 Standard Test Methods of Testing Cellular Glass Insulation Block
ASTM C 510 Standard Test Method for Staining and Color Change of Single- or Multi- component Joint Sealants
ASTM C 518 Standard Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter Apparatus
ASTM C 639 Standard Test Method for Rheological (Flow) Properties of Elastomeric Sealants
ASTM C 661 Standard Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Elastomeric-Type Sealants by Means of a Durometer
ASTM C 679 Standard Test Method for Tack-Free Time of Elastomeric Sealants
ASTM C 719 Standard Test Method for Adhesion and Cohesion of Elastomeric Joint Sealants Under Cyclic Movement (Hockman Cycle)
ASTM C 793 Standard Test Method for Adhesion-in-Peel of Elastomeric Joint Sealants
ASTM C 920 Standard Specification for Elastomeric Joint Sealants
ASTM C 1029 Standard Specification for Spray-Applied Rigid Cellular Polyurethane Thermal Insulation
ASTM C 1167 Standard Specification for Clay Roof Tiles
ASTM C 1183 Standard Test Method for Extrusion Rate of Elastomeric Sealants
ASTM C 1246 Standard Test Method for Effects of Heat Aging on Weight Loss, Cracking, and Chalking of Elastomeric Sealants After Cure
ASTM C 1247 Standard Test Method for Durability of Sealants Exposed to Continuous Immersion in Liquids
ASTM C 1371 Standard Test Method for Determination of Emittance of Materials Near Room Temperature Using Portable Emissometers
ASTM C 1492 Standard Specification for Concrete Roof Tile
ASTM C 1549 Standard Test Method for Determination of Solar Reflectance Near Ambient Temperature Using a Portable Solar Reflectometer
ASTM D 4 Standard Test Method for Bitumen Content
ASTM D 5 Standard Test Method for Penetration of Bituminous Materials
ASTM D 36 Standard Test Method for Softening Point of Bitumen (Ring-and-Ball Apparatus)
ASTM D 41 Standard Specification for Asphalt Primer Used in Roofing, Dampproofing, and Waterproofing
ASTM D 70 Standard Test Method for Density of Semi-Solid Bituminous Materials (Pycnometer Method)
ASTM D 88 Standard Test Method for Saybolt Viscosity
ASTM D 92 Standard Test Method for Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup Tester
ASTM D 95 Standard Test Method for Water in Petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation
ASTM D 113 Standard Test Method for Ductility of Bituminous Materials
ASTM D 146 Standard Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Bitumen-Saturated Felts and Woven Fabrics for Roofing and Waterproofing
ASTM D 225 Standard Specification for Asphalt Shingles (Organic Felt) Surfaced With Mineral Granules
ASTM D 227 Standard Specification for Coal-Tar-Saturated Organic Felt Used in Roofing and Waterproofing
ASTM D 228 Standard Test Methods for Sampling, Testing, and Analysis of Asphalt Roll Roofing, Cap Sheets, and Shingles Used in Roofing and Waterproofing
ASTM D 412 Standard Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers-Tension
ASTM D 522 Standard Test Methods for Mandrel Bend Test of Attached Organic Coatings
ASTM D 624 Standard Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers
ASTM D 638 Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
ASTM D 746 Standard Test Method for Brittleness Temperature of Plastics and Elastomers by Impact
ASTM D 751 Standard Test Methods for Coated Fabrics
ASTM D 779 Standard Test Method for Water Resistance of Paper, Paperboard, and Other Sheet Materials by the Dry Indicator Method
ASTM D 790 Standard Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
ASTM D 816 Standard Test Methods for Rubber Cements
ASTM D 828 Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Paper and Paperboard Using Constant-Rate-of-Elongation Apparatus
ASTM D 882 Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting
ASTM D 1187 Standard Specification for Asphalt-Base Emulsions for Use as Protective Coatings for Metal
ASTM D 1227 Standard Specification for Emulsified Asphalt Used as a Protective Coating for Roofing
ASTM D 1370 Standard Test Method for Contact Compatibility Between Asphaltic Materials (Oliensis Test)
ASTM D 1621 Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties Of Rigid Cellular Plastics
ASTM D 1622 Standard Test Method for Apparent Density of Rigid Cellular Plastics
ASTM D 1623 Standard Test Method for Tensile and Tensile Adhesion Properties of Rigid Cellular Plastics
ASTM D 1653 Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Organic Coating Films
ASTM D 1970 Standard Specification for Self-Adhering Polymer Modified Bituminous Sheet Materials Used as Steep Roofing Underlayment for Ice Dam Protection
ASTM D 1992 Standard Guide for Testing Synthetic Plasticizers Used in Rubber
ASTM D 2042 Standard Test Method for Solubility of Asphalt Materials in Trichloroethylene
ASTM D 2126 Standard Test Method for Response of Rigid Cellular Plastics to Thermal and Humid Aging
ASTM D 2196 Standard Test Methods for Rheological Properties of Non-Newtonian Materials by Rotational (Brookfield type) Viscometer
ASTM D 2370 Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Organic Coatings
ASTM D 2822 Standard Specification for Asphalt Roof Cement
ASTM D 2823 Standard Specification for Asphalt Roof Coatings
ASTM D 2824 Standard Specification for Aluminum-Pigmented Asphalt Roof Coatings, Nonfibered, Asbestos Fibered, and Fibered without Asbestos
ASTM D 2842 Standard Test Method for Water Absorption of Rigid Cellular Plastics
ASTM D 3462 Standard Specification for Asphalt Shingles Made from Glass Felt and Surfaced with Mineral Granules
ASTM D 4402 Standard Test Method for Viscosity Determination of Asphalt at Elevated Temperatures Using a Rotational Viscometer
ASTM D 4479 Standard Specification for Asphalt Roof Coatings-Asbestos-Free
ASTM D 4586 Standard Specification for Asphalt Roof Cement, Asbestos-Free
ASTM D 4798 Standard Practice for Accelerated Weathering Test Conditions and Procedures for Bituminous Materials (Xenon-Arc Method)
ASTM D 4799 Standard Practice for Accelerated Weathering Test Conditions and Procedures for Bituminous Materials (Fluorescent UV, Water Spray, and Condensation Method)
ASTM D 4977 Standard Test Method for Granule Adhesion to Mineral Surfaced Roofing by Abrasion
ASTM D 5034 Standard Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)
ASTM D 5147 Standard Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Modified Bituminous Sheet Material
ASTM D 5849 Standard Test Method for Evaluating Resistance of Modified Bituminous Roofing Membrane to Cyclic Fatigue (Joint Displacement)
ASTM D 6083 Standard Specification for Liquid Applied Acrylic Coating Used in Roofing
ASTM D 6134 Standard Specification for Vulcanized Rubber Sheets Used in Waterproofing Systems
ASTM D 6152 Standard Specification for SEBS-Modified Mopping Asphalt Used in Roofing
ASTM D 6162 Standard Specification for Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS) Modified Bituminous Sheet Materials Using a Combination of Polyester and Glass Fiber Reinforcements
ASTM D 6163 Standard Specification for Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS) Modified Bituminous Sheet Materials Using Glass Fiber Reinforcements
ASTM D 6164 Standard Specification for Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS) Modified Bituminous Sheet Materials Using Polyester Reinforcements
ASTM D 6221 Standard Specification for Reinforced Bituminous Flashing Sheets for Roofing and Waterproofing
ASTM D 6222 Standard Specification for Atactic Polypropylene (APP) Modified Bituminous Sheet Materials Using Polyester Reinforcements
ASTM D 6223 Standard Specification for Atactic Polypropylene (APP) Modified Bituminous Sheet Materials Using a Combination of Polyester and Glass Fiber Reinforcements
ASTM D 6226 Standard Test Method for Open Cell Content of Rigid Cellular Plastics
ASTM D 6298 Standard Specification for Fiberglass Reinforced Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS) Modified Bituminous Sheets with a Factory Applied Metal Surface
ASTM D 6380 Standard Specification for Asphalt Roll Roofing (Organic Felt)
ASTM D 6381 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Asphalt Shingle Mechanical Uplift Resistance
ASTM D 6509 Standard Specification for Atactic Polypropylene (APP) Modified Bituminous Base Sheet Materials Using Glass Fiber Reinforcements
ASTM D 6511 Standard Test Methods for Solvent Bearing Bituminous Compounds
ASTM D 6757 Standard Specification for Underlayment Felt Containing Inorganic Fibers Used in Steep-Slope Roofing
ASTM D 6769 Standard Guide for Application of Fully Adhered, Cold-Applied, Prefabricated Reinforced Modified Bituminous Membrane Waterproofing Systems
ASTM D 6848 Standard Specification for Aluminum Pigmented Emulsified Asphalt Used as a Protective Coating for Roofing
ASTM D 6878 Standard Specification for Thermoplastic Polyolefin Based Sheet Roofing
ASTM D 7158 Standard Test Method for Wind Resistance of Sealed Asphalt Shingles (Uplift Force/Uplift Resistance Method)
ASTM E 96 Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
ASTM E 283 Standard Test Method for Determining Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under Specified Pressure Differences Across the Specimen
ASTM E 330 Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
ASTM E 331 Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
ASTM E 547 Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference
ASTM E 1233 Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights, and Curtain Walls by Cyclic Air Pressure Differential
ASTM E 1918 Standard Test Method for Measuring Solar Reflectance of Horizontal and Low-Sloped Surfaces in the Field
ASTM E 1980 Standard Practice for Calculating Solar Reflectance Index of Horizontal and Low-Sloped Opaque Surfaces
ASTM E 2178 Standard Test Method for Air Permeance of Building Materials
ASTM E 2357 Standard Test Method for Determining Air Leakage of Air Barrier Assemblies
ASTM F 1306 Standard Test Method for Slow Rate Penetration Resistance of Flexible Barrier Films and Laminates
ASTM G 85 Standard Practice for Modified Salt Spray (Fog) Testing
ASTM G 151 Standard Practice for Exposing Nonmetallic Materials in Accelerated Test Devices that Use Laboratory Light Sources
ASTM G 153 Standard Practice for Operating Enclosed Carbon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials
ASTM G 154 Standard Practice for Operating Fluorescent Light Apparatus for UV Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials
ASTM G 155 Standard Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials
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Test Method or Specification Description
FBC Testing
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 100 Test Procedure for Wind and Wind-Driven Rain Resistance of Discontinuous Roof Systems
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 100(A) Test Procedure for Wind and Wind-Driven Rain Resistance and/or Increased Windspeed Resistance of Soffit Ventilation Strip and Continuous or Intermittent Ventilation System Installed at the Ridge Area
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 101 Test Procedure for Static Uplift Resistance of Mortar or Adhesive Set Tile Systems
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 102 Test Procedure for Static Uplift Resistance of Mechanically Attached, Rigid Roof Systems
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 102(A) Test Procedure for Static Uplift Resistance of Mechanically Attached, Clipped, Rigid Roof Systems
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 103 Test Procedure for Self-Adhering Underlayments for Use in Discontinuous Roof Systems
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 104 Test Procedure for Nail-On Underlayment for Use in Discontinuous Roof Systems
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 108 Test Procedure for Wind Tunnel Testing of Air Permeable, Rigid, Discontinuous Roof Systems
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 110 Testing Requirements for Physical Properties of Roof Membranes, Insulation, Coatings, and Other Roofing Components
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 112 Standard Requirements for Concrete Roof Tiles
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 114 - Appendix D Test Procedure for Simulated Uplift Pressure Resistance of Adhered Roof System Assemblies
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 114 - Appendix E Test Procedure for Corrosion Resistance of Fasteners, Batten Bars, and Stress Plates
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 114 - Appendix F Test Procedure for Susceptibility to Hail Damage for Roof System Assemblies
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 114 - Appendix G Test Procedure for Susceptibility to Leakage for Approved Roof System Assemblies
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 114 - Appendix H Test Procedure for Small Scale QC and Physical Properties of Roof System Assemblies
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 114 - Appendix I Test Procedure for static and Dynamic Puncture Resistance of Roof System Assemblies
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 114 - Appendix K Test Procedure for F.I.T. Classification of Modified Bitumen Roof System Assemblies
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 116 Test Procedure for Air Permeability Testing of Rigid, Discontinuous Roof Systems
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 117(A) Test Procedure for Withdrawl Resistance Testing of Mechanical Fasteners Used in Roof System Assemblies
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 117(B) Test Procedure for Dynamic Pull-Through Performance of Roofing Membranes Over Fastener Heads or Fasteners with Metal Bearing Plates
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 117(C) Test Procedure for Dynamic Pull-Off Performance of Roofing Fastener Heads or Fasteners with Bearing Plates
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 121 FBC (HVHZ) TAS 121 Standard Requirements for Testing and Approval of Roofing Adhesives, Mastics, and Coatings
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 123 Standard Requirements for Mortar Used in Mortar Set Tile Systems
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 131 Standard Requiremenst for Thermoplastic Olefin Elastomer-Based Sheet Used in Single-Ply Roof Membrane
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 132 Standard Requirements for Testing and Approval of Sealants Used in Roofing
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 135 Standard Requirements for Fiberglass Reinforced Tile, Shingles, or Panels and Fiber Cement Shingles, Shakes, or Panels
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 138 Standard Requirements for Aluminum Pigmented Emulsified Asphalt Used as a Protective Coating for Roofing
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 139 Standard Requirements for White Roof Patch Specification
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 140 Standard Requirements for Nonfibered Roof and Foundation Coatings
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 141 Standard Requirements for Coal-Tar (Cutback) Roof Coating, Brushing Consistency
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 142 Standard Requirements for Coal-Tar Roof Cement, Asbestos-Free
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 143 Standard Requirements for White Elastomeric Roof Coatings Used for Coating Built-Up Roofs and Metal Roofing Systems
FBC (HVHZ) TAS 203 Criteria for Testing Products Subject to Cyclic Wind Pressure Loading
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Test Method or Specification Description
ICC Testing
ICC-ES AC07 Acceptance Criteria for Special Roofing Systems
ICC-ES AC08 Acceptance Criteria for Concrete Tile Underlayment on Spaced Sheathing - Reference Criteria
ICC-ES AC12 Acceptance Criteria for Foam Plastic Insulation
ICC-ES AC29 Acceptance Criteria for Cold, Liquid-Applied, Below-Grade, Exterior Dampproofing and Waterproofing Materials
ICC-ES AC38 Acceptance Criteria for Weather-Resistive Barriers
ICC-ES AC48 Acceptance Criteria for Roof Underlayment for Use in Severe Climate Areas
ICC-ES AC65 Acceptance Criteria for Concrete and Clay Tile Fasteners
ICC-ES AC71 Acceptance Criteria for Foam Plastic Sheathing Panels Used as Weather-Resistive Barriers
ICC-ES AC75 Acceptance Criteria for Membrane Roof-Covering Systems
ICC-ES AC115 Acceptance Criteria for Waterproof Membranes for Flooring and Shower Lining
ICC-ES AC127 Acceptance Criteria for Roofing Systems with Asphalt Shingles Made with Glass Felt - Reference Criteria
ICC-ES AC132 Acceptance Criteria for Attic Vents
ICC-ES AC134 Acceptance Criteria for Foamed Clay Roofing Systems (Proprietary) - Reference Criteria
ICC-ES AC148 Acceptance Criteria for Flexible Flashing Materials
ICC-ES AC152 Acceptance Criteria for Adhesive Attachment of Concrete or Clay Roofing Tiles
ICC-ES AC160 Acceptance Criteria for Nonasphaltic Fiberglass-Based Roof Underlayment
ICC-ES AC165 Acceptance Criteria for Asphalt-Coated Glass-Fiber-Mat Roof Underlayment
ICC-ES AC166 Acceptance Criteria for Metal Roof Coverings
ICC-ES AC180 Acceptance Criteria for Clay and Concrete Roof Tiles
ICC-ES AC188 Acceptance Criteria for Roof Underlayments
ICC-ES AC200 Acceptance Criteria for Plastic Battens Used in Clay or Concrete Tile Roof Systems
ICC-ES AC207 Acceptance Criteria for Polypropylene Roof Underlayments
ICC-ES AC212 Acceptance Criteria for Water-Resistive Coatings Used as Water-Resistive Barriers Over Exterior Sheathing
ICC-ES AC257 Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-Resistant Fasteners
ICC-ES EG114 Evaluation Guideline for Rigid Polyethylene, Below-Grade, Dampproofing and Wall Waterproofing Material
ICC-ES EG270 Evaluation Guideline for Asphalt Shingles Made with an Attached Interply
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Test Method or Specification Description
Other Testing
AATCC Method 127 Water Resistance: Hydrostatic Pressure Test
ANSI A118.10 Load Bearing, Bonded, Waterproof Membranes for Thin-Set Ceramics Tile and Dimension Stone Installations
CRRC Test Method #1 Standard Practice for Measuring Solar Reflectance of a Flat, Opaque, and Heterogeneous Surface Using a Portable Solar Reflectometer
SBCCI SSTD 11-99 Test Standard for Determining Wind Resistance of Concrete or Clay Roof Tiles
UL 2218 Impact Resistance of Prepared Roof Covering Materials
UL 2390 Test Method for Wind Resistant Asphalt Shingles with Sealed Tabs
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