Certification Body
Multidisciplinary Laboratory

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LABINSIGHT: a glimpse inside the Acoustics and Vibrations Laboratory

We tall with Dr. Andrea Cucchi, head of the section, who illustrates the tests and equipment that engage him every day together with his staff.

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Changes to the transition from the CE mark to the new UKCA mark

For products under AVCP system 3 pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 305/2011, existing tests from EU Notified Bodies will be accepted (where testing was carried out before 31 December 2022).

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UKCA marking: agreement between Istituto Giordano and BBA (UK approved bodies)

BBA recognises the CPR AVCP 1 and 2+ audits/inspections performed by Istituto Giordano for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining the corresponding UKCA certification.

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CWCT Testing

In our Security & Safety Laboratory we perform numerous tests based on standards published by the CWCT (Centre for Window and Cladding Technology), founded in 1989 and now supported by more than 350 member companies drawn from the field of building envelopes and glazing, a sector for which it organises courses and publishes technical standards and guidance.

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First UKCA certifications thanks to the agreement between Istituto Giordano and BBA

Many of our clients, including Chinese wood-based panels manufacturers (EN 13986 - VVCP 2+), have obtained the UKCA certification.

The factory production control (FPC) was assessed by our qualified auditors operating in Europe and China and, thanks to the agreement with BBA, no additional audits were necessary for obtaining the equivalent UKCA certification.

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The MIAMI DADE County department recognizes our tests on windows and curtain walls

Our Security & Safety laboratory has been included in the list of accredited structures by Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources and Protocol TAS 301-94
This recognition is added to the three previously obtained: NAMI, KEYSTONE and WDMA, making Istituto Giordano the Italian laboratory for windows and curtain walls  testing with the highest awards in the USA.

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With the aim of giving independence to training and consultancy activities, we are pleased to introduce you ORIZON Training & Consulting, a new society of Giordano Group.

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New XXL temperature and humidity chamber for conditioning and heat stress tests

Our specialist engineers have designed and constructed a new state-of-the-art temperature and humidity chamber at our laboratory in Bellaria. Its size and specifications make it one of the finest in the country and it is designed for conditioning and heat stress testing linked to climate change of various product types from a range of sectors.

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Wind load resistance standard for market umbrellas

External blinds and shutters must obtain CE marking, but do market umbrellas belong to this category?

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Test in order to verify if an installed flooring is antistatic or not

The purpose of tests is to evaluate the capacity of the flooring to dissolve the electrostatic charge, which is created during the normal working activities, and in particular situations could represent a possible origin of fire or explosions.

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The safety of playground surfacing with standard UNI EN 1177

UNI EN 1177:2019 provides a method to assess the effectiveness of impact attenuating playground surfacing.
The Istituto Giordano Security and Safety Department can carry out the test in accordance with this standard.

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New test shaker for the avionics, military, rail and civil sectors

We have installed a new vibration system employing ECO technology at our Pomezia branch.
The new system allows a greater range of products to be tested of increased weight and size (the table’s mounting surface is 750 mm x 1000 mm, extendable using auxiliary plates; the shaker has a maximum payload of 600 kg).

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