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Identify hazardous materials and protect the environment and human health with building materials testing.

Construction materials can directly affect the environment and health of building occupants. Harmful materials, such as asbestos, may now be banned in many countries but they can still be found in older buildings or construction materials, risking human health.

Stakeholders should be aware of the materials used within their buildings. Forming part of building surveys, materials testing will identify hazardous substances, determining responsible and timely action plans.

Building Materials Testing

With a global network of ISO 17025 accredited laboratories, SGS offers analytical assessment of building materials and indoor air quality.

Building materials can be assessed for a wide-range of substances, including:

  • Asbestos
  • Hexavalent chromium
  • Lead
  • Formaldehyde
  • PCBs
  • Heavy metals

Using airborne fibre monitoring, we can also test building environments against national and international standards. This includes the use of phase contrast microscopes, scanning electron microscopes and transmission electron microscopes, allowing us to provide a comprehensive building material air quality report.

Why choose SGS?

With environmental health experts operating in over 100 countries, backed by a global network of hi-tech laboratories, we can help you understand the materials within your building and assess the risk to human health.

Accurate, clear data allows informed decision making, helping you protect your employees and ensure compliance with local regulations.

Contact your local SGS office for more information on building materials testing services.