About Us

The SBC Research Institute has one goal: to give you the information you need for market success. 

Testing can be one of the most significant investments you make to bring a new product to market. Whether you need to know a basic property of a single material or the in-system performance of a multiple-element product, we can help. We set the standard for full-scale, real-world system tests, and the equipment for testing individual specimens is standing by.

SBCRI can also support the quality assurance of your product.  Through verification testing and follow-up inspections, a manufacturer can quickly and easily provide proof of ongoing code compliance.

Give us a call today – We are ready to guide you through the test design and data collection process in pursuit of your product code compliance. 

Our History

The SBC Research Institute was founded by the members of the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) who were inspired by developments in the auto industry where extensive testing drove quality improvements and innovation. The purpose-built research facility allows us to analyze the performance of structural building components in full-system tests under real-world conditions.

SBCRI began operations in 2007 and remains one of the very few facilities in North America that consistently tests structural assemblies as they are actually built and installed in the field. For over a decade, the equipment and test procedures at SBCRI have been refined to ensure forces can be tracked and failure points can be identified with unmatched consistency and accuracy.

Since 2009, we have maintained ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, proving that we meet the very rigorous international standards for testing and calibration labs conducting full-scale load path assessment tests. Today, we offer a range of product development testing and specialize in forensic and industry fundamentals analysis for thorough and confidential analysis of a wide variety of construction products. We then continue to support you through quality assurance services.

Learn more about Our Services and Our Accreditation.