STEEP Building Systems

Steep Building Systems

Testing energy efficiency of building materials

Project Type

Product Testing & Evaluation


STEEP Building Systems Inc. provides to the institutional, commercial and residential construction market a structural and non-structural pre-insulated building envelope system, which is the most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly product available in the industry today. STEEP needed to determine a way of testing the R-value of their building materials to make sure they meet or exceed industry standards.


STEEP joined forces with Niagara College on a project in which a structure was built on the Welland campus to allow for effective R-value testing of building materials under the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) 1363 standard. The structure accommodates a removable wall panel so that panels can be inserted, tested, and removed, allowing Niagara College and STEEP to confirm through testing that the R-values of STEEP’s existing wall panels measure up to their competitors within the industry.