SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden (SP) is a state owned company under the Ministry of Industry. It works closely with large and small companies, universities, institutes of technology and other organisations, linking fundamental research with particular industrial needs. SP’s activities cover a wide technical range, with about 30 technology areas with more than 1000 employees. SP provides advisory services to the Swedish government, to government authorities and to national and international standardisation organisations. Cutting edge expertise in a multitude of R&D areas, including Construction and Buildings, Wood and Wood Technology, Energy Technology, Fire and Safety, Materials Technology, Electronics and ICT, and Measurement Technology. SP is notified for certification, testing and inspection of construction products, and is also accredited for certification of quality and management systems.