Façade Testing – Weathertightness

Façade Testing – Weathertightness

We operate one of the world’s leading cladding and curtain walling test facilities and have decades of experience in this field.

Testing is carried out European and international standards to validate performance versus design criteria. Testing also presents value engineering opportunities to tackle buildability issues on the ground.

Curtain Walling - Standard Weathertightness and Impact Tests include:

  CWCT section American standard European Standard
Air Permeability 5 ASTM E283 EN12153
Static Water 6 ASTM E331 EN12155
Dynamic Water 7 AAMA 501.1 EN13050
Wind Load 11 & 12 ASTM E330 EN12179
Impact TN76 N/A EN14019

Discretionary tests performed at our laboratory include:

  • Acoustic
  • Building movement
  • Seismic testing to AAMA standards
  • Thermal Cycling to CWCT standards