In the focus

LABINSIGHT: getting to know the Fire Reaction Laboratory

Dr. Giambattista Traina, director of the Fire Reaction section of the Giordano Institute, tells us about the execution of the tests and the instruments in his laboratory

 

LABINSIGHT: exploring the Low Voltage Laboratory

Dr. Giuseppe Arcaro, technical manager of the Low Voltage section of Istituto Giordano, tells us the execution of tests and tools of his laboratory.

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.

SUMMER HOLIDAYS

OUR OFFICES WILL CLOSED FROM 12 TO 23 AUGUST

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).

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.
 

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.

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.

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.
 

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.

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.

Our new brand identity. Backed by experience and eyeing the future!

Progress is the world's driving force and for more than 60 years has encouraged our quest for innovation and development.
We therefore invest constantly in research and new forms of certification, in order to assist in your professional future with the right tools.

New wind generator with 4-metre propeller

We have a new test rig!
Having designed and constructed the first wind generator in 2017, we have now built a new rig even bigger than the previous one and capable of simulating even severer weather conditions.

ISO 16932:2020 “Glass in building — Destructive windstorm-resistant security glazing — Test and classification

Istituto Giordano is an internationally-recognised laboratory capable of performing a complete test to determine the resistance to impact caused by windborne debris during a destructive windstorm and at the same time the resistance to cycles of strong positive and negative pressure caused by gusts of wind.
 

ISTITUTO GIORDANO S.P.A. REMAINS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Please note that Istituto Giordano is OPEN and OPERATIONAL  during this period of general disruption (Prime Ministerial Decree 26/04/2020 – activities authorised in Annex 1 - ATECO classification of economic activities, codes 71 “Businesses offering architectural and engineering services; acceptance testing and technical analysis” and 72 “Scientific research and development”).

We will do our utmost to help in any way.  Inside the details.

Agreement between Istituto Giordano and Intertek

Intertek, an International Certification body, recognize our Accredia accredited tests according to UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025. 

This collaboration confirms the validity and credibility of our Institute as a partner for companies wishing to certify their products abroad by carrying out laboratory tests in Italy.

See the full list of our Accredia accredited tests

The America WDMA Association recognizes our tests on windows, doors and skylights

After the American institutions NAMI and KEYSTONE, also the WDMA Association recognizes our tests on windows, doors and skylights carried out according to the main American standards ASTM and AAMA.
Look at the reference standards in detail.

Test ASTM E90-09 for external and internal vertical partitions accredited by ACCREDIA!

More and more often, companies operating in the American and Middle Eastern markets are required to have their products or construction systems, generally external and internal vertical partitions, tested for sound insulation in accordance with the ASTM E 90-09 standard.
The accreditation of the test is an essential requirement and now our Acoustics Laboratory is able to perform this type of service.

KEYSTONE, the US inspection agency, has recognized our tests on glass doors, windows, and curtain walls

We are the ONLY laboratory outside the US and Canada to have obtained such recognition. 
This means that a European company can be certified with Keystone by conducting performance tests at our laboratories, thereby making their product more attractive for the US market. 
 

Our reports and certificates have a new graphic design

Starting from Jenuary 2019 our certificates changed design to address customer needs and regulatory guidelines.

More intuitive and user-friendly... find what's new >>


 

ECB•S Certification for burglary resistance products

Istituto Giordano is a recognized cooperation partner of ECB (European Certification Body GmbH) able to carry out the tests needed to obtain security certification for burglary resistance products such as: secure safe cabinets, ATM safes, ATM bases, strongroom doors, vaults, ATMs, etc.
ECB•S Certification guarantees that the products bearing its mark have been tested to the most exacting standards covering burglary resistance, fire resistance and quality of the materials utilised.

United Arab Emirates and Middle East: collaboration between IG and the Dubai body certification, TBWIC

After having been qualified as laboratory at the Civil Defense of the UAE, Istituto Giordano signs a new collaboration with an important Dubai Certification Body: Thomas Bell-Wright (TBWIC). Thanks to this agreement, our Institute is qualified as an Inspection Body and is able to carry out all the sampling and inspection activities on behalf of TBWIC.  Choosing Istituto Giordano means enjoying the benefits of an Italian one stop shop for all the certification activities needed in the Middle East.

THE AMERICAN NAMI INSTITUTION RECOGNIZES OUR TESTS ON WINDOWS, DOORS, CURTAIN WALLS AND FACADES

Istituto Giordano has been recognized by NAMI, the American Certification Body, for environmental tests, burglar resistance and mechanical resistance, according to the main American standards ASTM and AAMA, on doors and windows and curtain walls. On the America side, it has also signed a new partnership with Buildings Drops Inc, founded by Hermes Norero, a leader in the field of windows and curtain walls, for which it will test systems and products in Europe for the US market.
 

Environmental certification of heat generators fired by solid biomass fuels

Istituto Giordano is a Notified Body as specified by Ministerial Decree No. 186 dated 7th November 2017 and can therefore issue environmental certification for heat generators, test Customer appliances in accordance with the methods given in Table 2 of the Decree in question or adopt the tests performed using the same methods in other European Union countries and assign the relative environmental certification.