Innovative Materials Testing and Validation

The Disaster Lab collaborates on the evaluation of innovative construction materials and technology that can aid in disaster preparation and help to protect communities in high disaster risk areas.

We understand the need for housing, infrastructure, and improvements across California & the world; we believe that this development must be sustainable, equitable, and resilient to a changing climate. To aid in this process, our lab connects innovators to decision-makers and end-users to ensure that their solutions can fit it into their existing structural systems and common operating procedures.

We work with experts, builders, startups, and researchers to identify, test, and validate novel materials, like the FSI Inc fire-resistant paint pictured to the right.


See our evaluation of fire-resistant coatings.