Evaluation of a product or material is based on reports from inspection agencies and testing laboratories like R&D Services. Accreditation provides the industry with assurance that the services rendered by accredited organizations are of good quality and have been evaluated and proven. Accreditation is the foundation of a testing laboratory’s and inspections agency’s operation. It establishes an organization’s competency in areas of technical expertise, management systems, traceability to standard reference material, and quality systems. Our clients can trust that our test and inspection methods and reports are endorsed by international organizations and accepted worldwide.
R&D Services is an accredited testing laboratory for thermal insulation materials by the International Accreditation Service (IAS TL-566). Under this accreditation, R&D Services must meet the requirements of the international standard: “ISO/IEC 17025 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories.” IAS is a signatory of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). This means that governments and accreditation bodies throughout the world accept our test reports, making a test report from R&D Services more effective for our clients in the marketplace.
A copy of our laboratory testing scope can be found here.
In addition to being an accredited laboratory and inspection agency, R&D Services participates in many other industry related organizations. R&D prides itself on not only offering quality laboratory services, but participating in the development and improvement of the same standards it uses during product evaluations.
A copy of our inspection body scope can be found here.
Listed below are other organizations and credentials that R&D Services uses to stay up-to-date on industry advances, and to continually offer the services that our clients are looking for.
- C16 - Thermal Insulation
- D 35 - Geosynthetics
- E 05 - Fire Standards
- E 06 - Performance of Buildings
Cool Roof Rating Council
- Accredited Independent Test Lab
- Technical Committee Member
International Code Council - Evaluation Services (ICC-ES)
- Partner Laboratory
California Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation
- Advisory Council Member
International Code Council
- Voting Member
Insulation Contractors Association of America Membership
- Technical Committee
- Honorary Lifetime Member
International Thermal Conductivity Conference
- Governing Board Membership
- Financial Steward
Registered Professional Engineers
- Tennessee - 14899 (David Yarbrough), 115019 (Michael Joyce)
- Florida - 50959 (David Yarbrough)
Dade County, Florida
- Certification No. 14-0529.11 Click here to see an image of this certification in Adobe Acrobat Reader (pdf) format
- Approved Laboratory
EPA Energy Star Program for Roof Products
- Approved Laboratory