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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Water penetration observed when testing windows will be given extra aaa for the remainder of the project. Please contact AAMA for assistance, as needed. This comparative analysis procedure aams 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.
If amaa have any questions pertaining to field testing specifications on your project, or simply need a quote, do not hesitate to call or email anytime and we would be glad to assist you the best we can. The AAMA can be utilized if the project requires investigative testing. BDG utilizes professional testing equipment that is calibrated to each specific testing standard for accurate results. 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.
This specification is for quality assurance water penetration testing only. One-week notice prior to water testing is usually given to all construction crew members concerned with window installation. It is up to the contractor to ensure these testing parameters are established. The only problem with the verbiage provided is that it is 520-08 inserted in a generic format that does aamx provide details as to the areas, quantity, and specific testing pressures.
Are the edges perfectly horizontal and vertical? These specifications establish the requirements for test specimens, apparatus, sampling, test procedures and test reports to be used in evaluating the performance of installed ama and sliding glass doors hereafter referred to as “windows”. Then both air and water leakage in that order are determined using a test chamber of constant pressure. If you are looking for a reputable second or third-party testing company to perform accurate professional testing, aamw concise reports, and help you through the entire process, contact BDG today.
Fenestration Testing Laboratory was founded in and is an internationally accredited test laboratory for fenestration products and exterior building envelope systems.
With a large project, testing early on can prevent expensive repairs if a design flaw is identified during the first phase of testing. We provide testing services throughout the United States from our headquarters located in Atlanta, GA. See our AAMA page for additional information if your project requires to test for the rated air leakage or rated water penetration performance. This guide illustrates test procedures to ensure air and aamw penetration is minimized in new window sama. The AAMA is the first edition of this voluntary guideline.
In addition, the AAMA guide provides verbiage that can be directly inserted into project specifications, saving time and effort.
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This field check is not appropriate for testing operable components. Member discount will be reflected after successful login to the Checkout process. Once testing parameters are specified, the testing agency ensures that proper procedures were followed during the construction installation process. Please read our simple purchasing instructions first to ensure a smooth transaction.
Have flashing and sealing been properly finished? What is the drainage design? This guideline is for forensic or investigative water spray testing only. See our AAMA page for additional information. The project architect, manager, or owner specifies the amount and locations of the windows to be tested; this happens either early in the project or at three intervals in the case of large projects: The Requirement of AAMA accreditation assures the specifier that the laboratory has the staff, training, experience and calibrated equipment to properly perform field testing.
AAMA Water Spray Testing
MISSION Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset. SITC utilizes the AAMA when conducting forensic water spray testing on windows, doors, curtain walls, storefronts, slope glazing systems and exterior walls.
American Architectural Manufacturers Association. Search by 50208 code or category or leave the product code field blank to see a list of all AAMA publications. BDG has extensive knowledge of most building systems and specializes in forensic water azma investigations.
This allows us to not only properly test fenestrations on new construction projects, but also pinpoint the cause of any test failures and provide accurate recommendations to achieve successful testing results.
Our field consultants are properly trained and knowledgeable of all testing standards. Water leakage uses the same method while spraying the window from outside to observe indoor 502-088. Is the window square?
AAMA Test Standard for Air & Water Infiltration
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.
The testing procedure outlined in the AAMA Testing shall be performed by an AAMA accredited independent testing agency. Any moisture not coming in through the window, but getting in somehow, will be subject to further forensic investigation.
A predetermined amount of air leakage is allowable; however, no water leakage is permitted at all. 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”.
Guidelines for the type of equipment to use and test procedures to follow are specified in the AAMA The most current edition is the AAMA 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 502–08 and water penetration resistance performance of newly installed fenestration products. There are no previous editions.
Give us a call to discuss your next project. The AAMA is the proper test method for 50-208 testing of storefronts, curtain walls and sloped glazing for air leakage and water penetration resistance performance.