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Building Envelope Performance Mock-Up and Facade Testing

Assess the design, materials and performance of your building facade before construction to help reduce project costs and time.

Façade mockup testing structures

The value of pre-construction facade mock-up testing

Rely on UL’s building envelope testing services to help you enhance quality, mitigate risks and demonstrate that you meet project specifications and regulatory requirements.

Our performance mock-up and facade testing services can help you save time and costs by identifying areas of potential concern. You can then make any necessary changes before construction begins. 

Comprehensive portfolio of building envelope performance mock-up and facade testing services

UL’s highly specialized and experienced staff can test your curtain wall and facade mock-ups to the applicable regional and industry requirements of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), The Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT), Canadian Standard Association (CSA) and European Standards (EN), as well as to your project specifications. 

The tests we offer cover a wide range of extreme weather conditions, including air infiltration, water penetration (static and dynamic), wind loads and impact testing. 

Testing can be performed on a multitude of performance mock-up products, including metal or glass curtain walls, window walls, precast concrete, sloped glazing, masonry, rainscreen systems and metal cladding systems.

Experience the UL advantage

We have been a trusted partner for some of North America’s and Europe’s largest system manufacturers. Our longstanding relationships with the design and construction community have garnered us respect and specialized knowledge in the industry.

Europe facade testing

  • Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT)
  • EN 13830

North America PMU mock-up testing

Laboratory testing — air
  • ASTM E283
  • ASTM E2178
  • ASTM E2357
  • ASTM E1186
Laboratory testing — interstory drift
  • AAMA 501.4
  • AAMA 501.7
Laboratory testing — impact and cycling
  • Hurricane — TAS 201, 202, 203 or ASTM E1886, ASTM E1996
  • AAMA506
Laboratory testing — water
  • ASTM E331
  • ASTM E547
  • AAMA 508
  • AAMA 509
  • AAMA 501.1
Laboratory testing — structural
  • ASTM E330
Laboratory testing — thermal
  • AAMA 1503
  • AAMA 1506
  • AAMA 501.5

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