A M E R I C A N A R C H I T E C T U R A L AAMA Quality Assurance and Diagnostic Water Leakage Field Check of Installed. AAMA Test Method Field testing by an AAMA Accredited 3rd Party Test Agent. Enclosure Commissioning a crash course in reality -?? Water ASTM E, D, AAMA Air ASTM E , E, E Adhesion.

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MISSION Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset. Record of calibration certificates shall be made available upon request.

Failures during quality assurance new construction testing can result in unnecessary delays that can impact your bottom line.

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If test area is enclosed by interior finishes, the contractor should expect additional costs of exposing the wall s and refinishing them after testing is complete. AAMA 501.203 the proper test method for field testing of storefronts, curtain walls, and slope glazing for air leakage resistance and water penetration resistance performance. The requirement of AAMA accreditation assures the specifier that the laboratory has the staff, training, experience, and calibrated equipment to aams perform field testing.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association The American Architectural Manufacturers Association produces performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the fenestration industry. The pressure gauge shall be calibrated at a maximum of 6 month intervals. If you are looking for a reputable second or third-party testing company to perform accurate professional testing, provide concise reports, and help you through the entire process, contact BDG today.

See Figures 1, 2 and 3 for typical test assemblies. This field check procedure is intended to evaluate those joints, gaskets and sealant details in the glazing which are designed to remain permanently closed and water tight.

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During the test, an observer on the indoor side of the wall, using a flashlight if necessary, shall check for any water leakage and shall note where it occurs.

All joints, gaskets, and framing elements are covered from the outside and removed in 5-foot sections to retest for the exact spot of leakage. All of this work shall be done in strict accord with approved shop asma and job specifications.

The Amber document status indicator indicates that some caution is needed when using this document – 5001.2-03 is either: A project architect or another representative specifier will select the area to be tested. This area shall be selected to provide representative performance data, usually a minimum of 9.

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Document Status Indicators The Green document status indicator indicates that the document is: Please read our simple purchasing instructions first to ensure a smooth transaction. If removal qama interior finish work is required the sponsor of the test is responsible for the cost of removal and repairs.

The guide for testing is very specific. To pinpoint the weak spots in construction, a waterproof tape can be used to completely seal the area. For this water leakage field check, water leakage is defined as any uncontrolled water that appears on any normally exposed interior surfaces, that is not contained or drained back to the zama, or that can cause damage AAMA Testing shall be performed as soon as possible after the fenestration product is installed and prior 50.2-03 the installation of drywall or other interior finish wall materials.


The nozzle is held 1-foot away from the glass and slowly moved back and forth for the duration of the 5-minute test.

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If leakage has occurred at any point, the framing shall be retaped at such points to prevent further leakage of these points during the subsequent checking of joints and framing adjacent to or above them. BDG has extensive knowledge of most building systems and specializes in forensic water intrusion investigations.

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If interior wall materials have been installed 4. The test area shall be a representative sample of typical construction and shall have no outstanding punch list items or other visible defects. In some cases, due to unforeseen delays or other causes, more than one working day may be required to completely check the designated area, necessitating that some or all of the masking 501.203 be left in place over night.

It is recommended that a gauge be attached to the end of the nozzle to ensure that the specified distance from the joint under test is maintained.

Want access to British Standards? The values given in parentheses are for reference only.

Any areas that have been taped due to leaking will have to be examined, repaired based on the recommendation of the architect, and re-tested.