Services

OUR SERVICES & ACCREDITATIONS

Terrapin Testing is accredited with the International Accreditation Service, Inc. (IAS TL-159).  In addition, we are accredited with California Factory Built housing (QF920277). Our scope is available here .

Our services include testing on the following materials:

BulletStructural insulated panels (sandwich panels) for roofs, floors, and walls
BulletPhotovoltaic roof panels
BulletExterior windows, curtain walls, doors and skylights
BulletStructural adhesives
BulletSloped glass glazing 
BulletMetallic materials (tension testing) 
BulletFoam plastic insulation 
BulletWood plastic composites and plastic lumber 
BulletConcrete 
BulletFasteners 
BulletPlastics

 We have built our business and scope of services by taking on new work and adding accreditation’s in response to industry trends and demands. The lists below show our services.

Bullet SANDWICH PANELS, ROOFS, FLOORS, AND WALLS

ASTM Standards

  • D 1037 Evaluating Properties of Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials
  • D 3500 Structural Panels in Tension
  • D 4442 Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
  • E 72 Strength Tests of Panels for Building Construction
  • E 330 Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
  • E 564 Static Load Test for Shear Resistance of Framed Walls for Buildings
  • E 661 Performance of Wood and Wood-Based Floor and Roof Sheathing Under Concentrated Static and Impact Loads
  • E 997 Structural Performance of Glass in Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under the Influence of Uniform Static Loads by Destructive Methods
  • E 1592 Structural Performance of Sheet Metal Roof and Siding Systems by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference

ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria

  • AC04 Sandwich Panels

PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOF PANELS

ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria

  • AC365 Building-Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Roof Covering Systems

Bullet EXTERIOR WINDOWS, CURTAIN WALLS, DOORS AND SKYLIGHTS

ASTM Standards

  • D 618 Conditioning Plastics for Testing
  • E 283 Determining Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under Specified Pressure Differences Across the Specimen
  • E 331 Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
  • E 547 Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference
  • E 987 Deglazing Force of Fenestration Products
  • E 1233 Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights, and Curtain Walls by Cyclic Air Pressure Differential
  • E 1886 Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors, and Impact Protective Systems Impacted by Missile(s) and Exposed to Cyclic Pressure Differentials
  • E 1996 Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors, and Impact Protective Systems Impacted by Windborne Debris in Hurricanes
  • E 2068 Determination of Operating Force of Sliding Windows and Doors
  • F 588 Measuring the Forced Entry Resistance of Window Assemblies, Excluding Glazing Impact
  • F 842 Measuring the Forced Entry Resistance of Sliding Door Assemblies, Excluding Glazing Impact

ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria

  • AC213 Glass Shear Walls and Diaphragms for Patio Covers
  • AC245 Windows and Doors Subject to Wind-borne Debris
  • AC16 Plastic Glazed Skylights

CPSC 16 CFR Part 1201

  • Consumer Product Safety Commission Part 1201–Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing   Materials

AAMA/WDMA/CSA Standards

  • 101/I.S.2/A440-08 North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights
  • 103 Certification of Window and Door Assemblies
  • 506 Hurricane Impact and Cycle Testing of Fenestration Products

Bullet STRUCTURAL ADHESIVES

ASTM Standards

  • C 271 Density of Sandwich Core Materials
  • C 272 Water Absorption of Core Materials for Sandwich Constructions
  • C 273 Shear Properties of Sandwich Core Materials
  • C 297 Flatwise Tensile Strength of Sandwich Constructions
  • C 393 Core Shear Properties of Sandwich Constructions by Beam Flexure
  • C 48 Laboratory Aging of Sandwich Constructions
  • D 896 Resistance of Adhesive Bonds to Chemical Reagents
  • D 905 Strength Properties of Adhesive Bonds in Shear by Compression Loading
  • D 1002 Apparent Shear Strength of Single-Lap-Joint Adhesively Bonded Metal Specimens by Tension Loading (Metal-to-Metal)
  • D 1183 Resistance of Adhesives to Cyclic Laboratory Aging Conditions
  • D 1212 Measurement of Wet Film Thickness of Organic Coatings
  • D 1622 Apparent Density of Rigid Cellular Plastics
  • D 1623 Tensile and Tensile Adhesion Properties of Rigid Cellular Plastics
  • D 2294 Creep Properties of Adhesives in Shear by Tension Loading (Metal-to-Metal)
  • D 2559 Adhesives for Bonded Structural Wood Products for Use Under Exterior Exposure Conditions

ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria

  • AC05 Sandwich Panel Adhesives

Bullet SLOPED GLASS GLAZING 

ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria

  • AC17 Glass Glazed Unit Skylights and Sloped Glass Glazing

Bullet METALLIC MATERIALS

ASTM Standards

  • E 8 Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

Bullet FOAM PLASTIC INSULATION 

ASTM Standards

  • C 165 Measuring Compressive Properties of Thermal Insulations
  • C 203 Breaking Load and Flexural Properties of Block-Type Thermal Insulation
  • C 303 Dimensions and Density of Preformed Block and Board-Type Thermal Insulation
  • C 870 Conditioning of Thermal Insulating Materials

ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria

  • AC12 Foam Plastic Insulation

 Bullet WOOD PLASTIC COMPOSITES AND PLASTIC LUMBER 

ASTM Standards

  • D 695 Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics
  • D 4761 Mechanical Properties of Lumber and Wood-Base Structural Material
  • D 6109 Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastic Lumber and Related Products

ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria

  • AC174 Deck Board Span Ratings and Guardrail Systems (Guards and Handrails)

Bullet CONCRETE

ASTM Standards

  • C 31 Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field
  • C 39 Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
  • C 143 Slump of Hydraulic-Cement Concrete
  • C 157 Length Change of Hardened Hydraulic-Cement Mortar and Concrete
  • C 172 Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete
  • C 231 Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method
  • C 511 Mixing Rooms, Moist Cabinets, Moist Rooms, and Water Storage Tanks Used in the Testing of Hydraulic Cements and Concretes
  • C 1064 Temperature of Freshly Mixed Hydraulic-Cement Concrete

Bullet FASTENERS

ASTM Standards

  • A 90 Weight [Mass] of Coating on Iron and Steel Articles with Zinc or Zinc-Alloy Coatings
  • A 641 Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Carbon Steel Wire
  • D 1037 Evaluating Properties of Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials
  • D 1761 Mechanical Fasteners in Wood
  • D 2915 Sampling and Data-Analysis for Structural Wood and Wood-Based Products
  • F 1575 Determining Bending Yield Moment of Nails
  • F 1667 Driven Fasteners: Nails, Spikes, and Staples

ANSI/ASME

  • B18.6.1 Wood Screws
  • B18.6.4 Thread Forming And Thread Cutting Tapping Screws And Metallic Drive Screws Inch
  • B18.18.1M Inspection and Quality Assurance for General Purpose Fasteners

SAE

  • J78 Steel Self-Drilling Tapping Screws
  • J81 Thread Rolling Screws

AISI

  • TS-4 Tensile and Shear Strength of Screws

ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria

  • AC116 Nails and Spikes
  • AC118 Tapping Screw Fasteners
  • AC120 Wood Screws used in Horizontal Diaphragms, Vertical Shear Walls and Braced
  • AC233 Alternate Dowel-type Threaded Fasteners

Bullet PLASTICS

ASTM Standards

  • D 638 Tensile Properties of Plastics
  • D 790 Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced

Bullet PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOF PANELS

ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria

  • AC365 Building-Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Roof Modules and Panels