Who we are
Hurricane Engineering & Testing Inc. (HETI) is a modern, and independent testing facility for forensic analysis, product approval and product development for building products, mechanical systems, and materials. Since its inception HETI has performed several thousand material, structural, impact, and cyclic wind load tests on wide variety of products with pressures up to 560 psf (26768 N/m2).
Our patented Testing Apparatus can accommodate units up to 30 ft wide and 16 ft high. A wide variety of metallurgical Destructive, and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) equipments provide material analysis before, during, and after a test. An array of sophisticated computer-controlled systems provide cost effective, expeditious, and comprehensive test results such as multi-point load deflection curves, allowing an astute understanding of a product's performance profile. Our customers include a large number of Fortune 500 companies, and multinational corporations around the world.
An ISO 17025 Accredited Testing Facility (IAS TL-296). Hurricane Engineering & Testing Inc. (HETI) test building products, mechanical systems, and construction materials to meet with Miami-Dade County building codes, which are the most extensive set of building codes in the United States. In addition, HETI is able to test building products to comply with building codes world wide. At HETI, we view attaining building code compliance as a task that requires collaboration from both the manufacturer and the testing lab. Hence, when products are not passing their respective product standards, we welcome discussions between manufacturers and HETI to improve the product to meet the necessary building codes.
In order to ensure that HETI approved building products satisfy the most stringent building codes, we continually emphasize quality control in our testing systems and methods. Most HETI product test comply with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards. Furthermore, HETI is accredited by International Accreditation Service, Inc., Florida Department of Community Affairs, the Florida Building Code, the Building code Compliance of Miami-Dade County Florida, Keystone Certifications, and the National Accreditation and Management Institute (NAMI).