Wind certification, also referred to as wind compliance, is a product approval in which equipment for buildings are evaluated for their ability to withstand the effects of wind and windborne debris.
The goals of wind certification are to ensure that:
- Equipment for buildings remains in place (anchorage stays intact)
- Pieces or portions of equipment do not detach and pose a threat to life-safety or other equipment
- Essential facilities (hospitals, police and fire stations, emergency shelters, military installations, data centers, nuclear facilities, etc.) are able to function and provide critical services following a wind event.
Wind certification or analysis for wind loading is required for most buildings, and it is not limited to just essential facilities. Consideration of wind effects is an essential part of building design.
TEST FACILITIES FOR WIND CERTIFICATION
TRU Compliance maintains a network of affiliate and partner labs for wind certification throughout the United States providing our clients with extensive options for testing products of all sizes.
The map showcases the test labs TRU Compliance works with.