Research and Development Center
A commitment to excellence has created one of the most extensive research and testing facilities in the construction industry. Located in Grandview, Missouri, the Research Center is devoted to the development and testing of new concepts, products and practices, as well as testing current practices and products now in use throughout the industry. Since its inception in 1959, the Research Center has continually grown and evolved into a sophisticated scientific testing complex. The Research Center staff has played an integral part in the development and introduction of products. Research is now under way on virtually all aspects of design, construction and building materials.