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Fenestration Testing Laboratory offers architects and designers comprehensive mock-up testing capabilities to ensure their curtain walls are properly designed and will function as expected. Fenestration Testing Laboratory is not restricted; your largest mock-ups can be constructed and tested outdoors. The results of our testing are used to validate the design, workmanship, material selection, and to gain the approval of clients, architects, and or consultants.

Tests are performed according to AAMA, ASTM, ANSI, CPSC, Architectural Project Specifications, and other standards or test programs. Tests can involve precast structures, metal/glass, exterior skins, live or dead loads. Custom test conditions can be devised by Fenestration Testing Laboratory experts to measure other performance attributes.

Test methods and specifications used to obtain data:

  • Wind Resistance
  • Air Infiltration
  • Static & Dynamic Water Resistance
  • Condensation
  • Structural Loading
  • Thermal Cycling
  • Impact Safety
  • Acoustics
  • Interstory Displacement (vertical movement)
  • Dynamic Seismic Performance (lateral movement)
  • Thermal Transmittance
  • Sealant and Gasket Durability
  • Impact TAS 201
  • Cyclic Load TAS 203

Test equipment includes:

  • Pratt & Whitney supercharged airplane engine as air blower
  • Water spray racks
  • Air flow & pressure control panels with reversible blowers
  • Laminar flow elements
  • Liquid nitrogen distribution systems
  • High pressure hydraulic equipment
  • Dynamic seismic racking equipment

Typical Products Tested

  • Curtain Wall Systems

Typical Testing Methods

  • ASTM E283
  • ASTM E331
  • ASTM E330
  • AAMA 501.1
  • AAMA 501.4
  • AAMA 501.6
  • Condensation Evaluation
  • Anchor Pullout
  • TAS 201
  • TAS 202
  • TAS 203

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