most recent revision of the AAMA and. field testing protocols. AAMA 08,. “Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of. Newly Installed Fenestration. The AAMA (Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of Newly Installed Fenestration Products) is a field-testing guide developed by the American. AAMA Voluntary Specification for field testing of newly installed fenestration products. Includes Air Infiltration and Water Penetration.
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Any moisture not coming in through the window, but getting in somehow, will be subject to further forensic investigation. Is the window square? These specifications establish the requirements for field test specimens, apparatus, sampling, test procedures and test reports to be used in verifying the air infiltration resistance performance and water penetration resistance performance of installed new windows and sliding glass doors hereafter referred to as “fenestration products”.
The construction contract will appoint a party responsible for the cost of the testing. This comparative analysis procedure is especially suited for regions where it is desirable to document the performance of each window and exterior door size to meet specific structural design pressure criteria.
This guide illustrates test procedures to ensure air and moisture penetration is minimized in new window installations.
Fenestration Testing Laboratory was founded in and is an internationally accredited test laboratory for fenestration products and exterior building envelope systems. Then both air and water leakage in that order are determined using a test chamber of constant pressure.
AAMA Water Spray Testing
The AAMA is the first edition of this voluntary guideline. The specification is for quality assurance water penetration testing only. It has become the gold standard for all water penetration resistance testing conducted in the United States in regards to fenestration products such as windows, doors, and skylights. Field testing and forensic leak investigation services are provided nationwide.
BDG has extensive knowledge of most building systems and specializes in forensic water intrusion investigations. The number of tests depends on the size and budget of the project.
It is not recommended to notify anyone of the actual test locations until the testing agency arrives onsite.
American Architectural Manufacturers Association. Building Diagnostics Group, Inc. The most current edition is the AAMA In addition, the AAMA guide provides verbiage that can be directly inserted into project specifications, saving time and azma.
We provide testing services throughout the United States from our headquarters located in Atlanta, GA. This specification establishes the requirements for field test specimens, apparatus, sampling, test procedures and test reports to be used in verifying the air infiltration resistance performance and water penetration resistance performance of newly installed fenestration products.
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This specification is for quality assurance water penetration testing only. How is the installation quality?
It’s important to note that the AAMA test standard also utilizes the ASTM E test method which details specific test set-up and equipment requirements for the water penetration portion of the test, and the ASTM E test method which details test set-up and equipment requirements for the Air Infiltration portion of the test.
The AAMA can be utilized if the project requires investigative testing. See our AAMA page for additional information. The AAMA is the proper test method for field testing of storefronts, curtain walls and sloped glazing for air leakage and water penetration resistance performance. Please read our simple purchasing instructions first to ensure a smooth transaction.
Member discount will be reflected after successful login to the Checkout process. The testing procedure outlined in the AAMA With a large project, testing early on can prevent expensive repairs if a design flaw is identified during the first phase of testing. Typically, a sampling of windows from the project is selected and tested.
BDG utilizes professional testing equipment that is calibrated to each specific testing standard for accurate results. Search by product code or category or leave the product code field blank to see a list of all AAMA publications. One-week notice prior to water testing is usually given to all construction crew members concerned with window installation.
AAMA Water Spray Testing
This field check 052 is only intended to evaluate joints, gaskets and sealant details in the glazing which are designed to remain permanently closed and water tight. Begin your publication 50 by entering information into the fields below.
This guideline is for forensic or investigative water spray testing only. Read more about what our customers have to say A specified pressure is maintained while any escaping air is measured. Give us a call to discuss your next project. The Requirement of AAMA accreditation assures the specifier that the laboratory has the staff, training, experience and calibrated equipment to properly perform field testing.
Our field consultants are properly trained and knowledgeable of all testing standards. Water penetration observed when testing windows will be given extra attention for the remainder of the project. There are no previous editions. 0 utilizes the AAMA when conducting forensic water spray testing on windows, doors, curtain aamz, storefronts, slope glazing systems and exterior walls.
Before testing, the window installation is visually observed. Please contact AAMA for assistance, as needed. Are the edges perfectly horizontal and vertical?
If the window installation was completed within 6 months, and there is not a building occupancy permit COthen the AAMA is the right document to use. Professional services based on 088 information that aamz you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset.
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