building envelope testing

GRLA offers a broad range of exterior building envelope testing in accordance with ASTM (American Society of Testing Material) and AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association) standards. Tests we run include:

  • ASTM E783 “Standard Test Method for Field Measurement of Air Leakage Through Installed Exterior Windows and Doors”
  • ASTM E1105 “Standard Test Method for Field Determination of Water Penetration of Installed Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls, by Uniform or Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference”
  • ASTM E331 “Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference”
  • AAMA 501.2 ”Quality Assurance and Diagnostic Water Leakage Field Check of Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls, and Sloped Glazing Systems”
  • ASTM E2128 “Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls
  • ASTM C1193 “Standard Guide for Use of Joint Sealants”
  • ASTM D5957 “Standard Guide for Flood Testing Horizontal Waterproofing Installations”
  • AAMA 502 “Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of Newly Installed Fenestration Products”
  • AAMA 503 ”Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of Newly Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls and Sloped Glazed Systems”