Overview of Performance Mock-up Testing
Understanding how your building façade will perform prior to construction is critical to architects, consultants and construction project leaders. Testing mock-ups of the façade can save significant time and costs in construction by identifying and understanding how the façade will perform and making necessary changes to design and materials prior to construction.
Full range of building envelope testing capabilities and expert staff
Our dynamic team of highly specialized and experienced staff can test your curtain wall and façade mock-ups to the American architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), ASTM, Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT) and European Standards (EN), as well as to project specifications. We can test for extreme weather conditions ranging from air infiltration, water penetration (static and dynamic), wind loads and impact testing.
|Service||Varennes, Quebec, Canada||Northbrook, IL U.S.||Toronto, Ontario, Canada||Telford, Shropshire, England|
|Laboratory Testing – Air|
|ASTM E2178, E2357||X||X||X|
|EN 12153 & CWCT Section 5 – Air Permeability||X|
|Laboratory Testing – Interstory Drift|
|AAMA 501.4, 501.6, 501.7||X||X||X|
|AAMA 501.4||X [Not Accredited (NA)]|
|Laboratory Testing – Impact & Cycling|
|Storm Shelter/Tornado - ICC 500||X|
|Hurricane – TAS 201, 202 , 203 or ASTM E1886, ASTM E1996||X||X|
|EN 14019 & CWCT Section 15 – Impact Resistance||X|
|CWCT Technical Note No. 76 – Impact test on Rainscreen||X|
|CWCT Technical Note No. 67 – Safety & Fragility Test of Glazed Roofing||X|
|Laboratory Testing - Water|
|AAMA 508, 509||X||X (NA)|
|AAMA 501.1:1994 & CWCT Section 7 – dynamic water penetration (On-site also)||X||X||X||X (lab only)|
|EN 13051 & CWCT Section 10 - Spraybar Testing||X|
|EN 12155 & CWCT Section 6 – Watertightness Under Static Load||X|
|Service||Varennes, CAN||Northbrook, US||Toronto, CAN||Telford, UK|
|Laboratory Testing - Structural|
|AAMA 1605.1, 1606||X|
|EN 12179 & CWCT Section 11/12 – Resistance to Wind Loading||X|
|CWCT Section 17 – Structural Movement||X (NA)|
|EN 13830 – Curtain Wall Testing||X|
|Laboratory Testing – Thermal|
|AAMA 1503, 1506||X||X||X|
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- Our experts provide the testing and certification services you need to meet requirements to access global markets.