Material selection in most cases have to be dependent on not only the requirement for construction but also dependent on the form of environmental impact that it might have. For instance, consider the use of concrete as the primary material selection with steel reinforcements or the propriety blends with additives. The positive effects in using this form of material is that, the material in its manufacturing and more does not result in any form of unusual waste or by-products as such. The by-products generated as a result of this form of construction is completely safe to reuse or to be disposed of in usual means. The safe structure constructed with reinforced concretes are still much smaller now and hence it could be moved around, or could be demolished easily and reconstructed is necessary. The use of concrete with additives could be considered as pro based on sustainability issues as these are usually much more long lasting.
According to underwriter laboratories settings, a standard part of the manufacturing is testing, and using the test results for selection of the material in the first place would also be helpful. One of the first tests suggested in the UL is the fire endurance test. The fire endurance test is one in which the material to be used in the safe manufacturing would firstly be distributed to test it. UL testing of material will require monitoring of the material as it is heated. Usually, there are moisture sensors too in order to track the humidity of these products. The basics of the fire endurance text is that it will show the form of material that will withstand high temperatures. Now most of the product’s according to UL standards would meet these classifications.
The product used is conditioned before the testing process, and then furnace heat would be increased as well. Once the temperature rise is noted, then the furnace will be turned off and this is where the product accumulates heat. It would rise rapidly and the material being tested is analyzed at this point to check how it would be resistant to wear and tear. Breach of material consistency and more is usually analyzed. Sometimes, in material selection, in addition to the fire test, a fire and impact test might also be conducted. The fire and impact test is such that the product is put through fire endurance testing and is then also tested for impact resistance such as dropping it off from around 30 feet or more from the ground level. Tests for deformation, rupture and more are conducted. Reheating and some more impact resistance testing could be done here.