Home Innovation Research Lab Opens New Fire Testing Facility

In May 2024, Home Innovation Research Labs celebrated the grand opening of its cutting-edge fire testing facility. The event drew local policymakers, NAHB Senior Officers and staff, along with prominent builders, product developers, and partners. The new lab, which offers over two dozen fire tests, focuses on assessing wall and floor ratings, flame spread, flammability, combustibility, and more.

According to the NAHB, the lab is a one-of-a-kind facility featuring seven furnaces with the most advanced technology available in the market, including the world’s first and only stainless steel large-scale vertical and horizontal furnaces. The environmental conditioning system maintains consistent conditions, guaranteeing reliable results, while the pollution control system eliminates the impact of pollution to provide the most environmentally clean testing possible.

“The construction of our new fire testing laboratory is a testament to our ongoing commitment to advancing safety and innovation in construction,” stated Mike Luzier, president and CEO of Home Innovation Research Labs, in a press release. “By providing a cutting-edge facility for research and testing, we aim to contribute significantly to the advancement of fire-resistant materials and systems, ultimately enhancing the safety and resilience of the buildings in which we live and work.”

NAHB members attending the 2024 Spring Leadership Meeting also have an opportunity to tour this facility on Monday, June 10, from 1-5 p.m. The tour, which is expected to last for approximately two hours, will include transportation to and from the Marriott Marquis DC.

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