SGS will be exhibiting building material testing and consultancy services at the 2013 Building Test Expo at the Congress-Centrum Ost Koelnmesse in Cologne from June 11-13.

About Building Test Expo

Building Test Expo is an international exhibition and technical forum dedicated to effective testing and certification throughout the building supply chain. The event promotes increased innovation, quality, safety and sustainability in buildings and building materials by introducing advanced testing technologies and processes.
Building Test Expo offers a comprehensive showcase of products and expertise relevant to the diagnosis, development, research, testing, verification and certification of buildings, building materials and construction products. Because the Constructions Products Regulation requiring CE marking for all construction products sold within the European Economic Area will be fully enforced as of July 1, 2013, SGS recognized the opportunity to present its global product testing and system certification, auditing and consultancy services to a wide audience.

SGS Technical Consultancy and Testing for Building Materials

When it comes to building components and engineering structures, compliant materials of the utmost quality are paramount for every project. Keeping up-to-date with the latest environmental standards, durable construction methods and health and safety regulations is an overwhelming task requiring constant research. SGS technical consultancy services provide unrivaled expertise and up-to-the-minute knowledge in the areas of building materials and components and engineering structures, enabling clients around the world to select only materials of the highest distinction for implementation in reliable, safe and sustainable construction projects.
SGS experts ensure building materials and structures comply with all relevant requirements and regulations according to the thorough SGS due diligence process. Utilization of environmentally friendly materials and processes and the implementation of superior repair and service life maintenance strategies allow SGS technical consultants to drastically improve upon project sustainability. SGS conducts damage and durability assessments in order to avoid premature failures with comprehensive risk and develops new materials and products with the technical expertise necessary to assess building materials and components suitability.
A world leader among providers of technical consultancy services for the construction industry, highly-skilled SGS professionals have a deep understanding of building materials. Over 40 years of experience in the industry, unrivaled technical and regulatory expertise and its unique global network make SGS the first choice for construction clients the world over.
The extensive SGS technical consultancy services portfolio includes damage assessment, repair strategies, maintenance planning, modeling and lifetime prediction. SGS experts provide environmental and health consultancy as well as the inspection of structures for quality assurance and auditing. Services in research and development encompass damage assessment and the development of new products. Risk management is provided during design, construction and operation to assess technical, environmental, economical and logistical risks. SGS inspectors and technicians conduct testing of building material performance in order to determine suitable application and offer technical assistance throughout each and every project.
The long list of SGS materials testing services offers comprehensive testing for metals, polymers and industrial lubricants. Expert SGS inspectors implement a broad range of mechanical, physical, chemical and non-destructive testing methods.
The world's foremost testing company, SGS provides the latest material testing methods, highly-experienced specialists, state-of-the-art laboratories and a global reach.

Where to Find SGS at the Building Test Expo

SGS representatives from around the globe will be on hand at stand B-12. Delegates from the Netherlands, Spain, China, Taiwan and South Africa who are highly trained in certification and testing as well as acquisition are expected to attend. SGS is pleased to announce that Mario Delamboy, Ramon Vincente, Juli Gahi, Jack Kuo and Andreas Baptist are onboard to staff the SGS booth and present SGS services.
Andreas Baptist will give a presentation entitled, “CE Marking – What's in it for me?”, which will outline the benefits of CE marking for manufacturers, importers, distributors specifiers and purchasers. This informative presentation will also tackle the important questions of whether CE marking will increase sales and improve upon product quality, answer the ultimate question of whether voluntary CE marking makes sense and explain the advantages of comparing similar products according to manufacturer Declaration of Performance.
SGS looks forward to this unique opportunity to meet prior, existing and future clients and discuss how SGS services can help guarantee each project reliable, safe, sustainable and compliant.

For further information, please contact:

SGS Industrial Services
Andreas Baptist
Strategic Business Development
Sittard, Netherlands
t: +31 46 420 42 04 
f: +31 46 452 90 60


SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 75,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,500 offices and laboratories around the world.