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Butler Research Center

Putting Strength to the Test

The manifestation of Butler's commitment to excellence, the Butler Research Center, operates as the most comprehensive R&D facility in the industry. It fulfills three important purposes:

  1. Insure quality.
  2. Develop state-of-the-art products and services.
  3. Maintain Butler’s position as the industry leader.

Located in Grandview, Missouri, the Butler Research Center develops and tests new concepts, materials, products and practices. The Center conducts ongoing tests of Butler's current materials and products to ensure continual, evolutionary improvements of Butler systems.

You want to be sure that all the materials used in your building meet rigid standards. The Butler Research Center enables CCC to give you that assurance.

The Butler Research Center has been dedicated to both new product testing and to vendor quality assurance for more than 35 years. Butler professionals have continually tested every type of material used in our building systems, from steel to coatings to the less obvious but vital components like fasteners and sealants.

The result of this extensive testing and research has been the development of almost every important innovation in the systems construction industry. You'll find that these innovations, the attention to every detail and the commitment to product quality represent The Butler Difference you can count on.

Important Findings From The Butler Research Center

Butler invented the modern single-membrane floating monolithic metal roof. The MR-24 standing seam roof system, provided by Butler, is the most specified roof of its kind routinely living well beyond its 25-year warranty.

The dew cycle weather-ometer test measures the fading and chalking effects of sunlight and dew accumulation on the Butler-Cote® Finish System. The 1000-hour test equates to 20 years' worth of South Florida USA Sunshine.

The wind uplift test measures the ultimate wind-induced uplift that a Butler roof panel is able to withstand. Butler also has the capacity to perform tests in accordance with Factory Mutual, Corps of Engineers, Underwriters Laboratories and ASTME 1592 test specifications.

The load capacity structural test uses hydraulic pressure to measure the load bearing capacity of structural members, and determines how much load the system can withstand before buckling occurs. This provides important data necessary for steel structural design.