Materials Properties Testing
State-of-the-art facility houses over 10,000 square feet of testing space.
Dedicated laboratory performs over 1,200 different test methods as established by AAMA,
ASTM, ICBO, SBCCI, BOCA, Metro Dade County, IGCC, DIN, ISO, SAE, People’s Republic of
China, Japanese standards, and other appropriate administrators.
Measuring and understanding the performance of fenestration components
and building materials are critical to manufacturers, contractors, designers,
and owners. For thousands of materials, Architectural Testing offers over 1,000
tests—and develops others as needed—to obtain accurate data, pass/fail or
classifications ratings, and useful insights.
Tests are applied to all types of fenestration products and building materials
in accordance with industry standards.
Broad categories include:
- And more.
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Architectural Testing materials testing is performed in our new, state-of-the-art,
environmentally controlled materials laboratory using the latest test
equipment, which includes:
Thermal conditioning ovens (from -200° F to +400° F, and +2000° F for
- Xenon arc lamps for solar spectrum exposure.
- Salt-fog and high-humidity chambers.
- Fume hoods.
- 25-ton load capacity universal test machine.
- 125-ton load capacity concrete compression test machine.
- Abrasion and drop-dart testers.
- Heat flow plates.
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Insights and Possibilities
Most of our component and material evaluations take the form of pass/fail
criteria or the assignment of a classification or rating. But our test data are
also useful for determining modifications in product design and material
selection, assisting clients regarding suitability of materials and their
applications, and troubleshooting potential or existing problems. Our
- Quality control and standard lab test reports.
- Technical reports for structure examination and inspection and evaluation of materials status.
- Statistical analysis of lab and field data, using computer software.
- Consulting technical reports on problems, obstacles, and risks
Typical properties tested:
Modulus of rupture
Resistance to fire and chemicals
Resistance to peeling, fading, and staining
Accelerated weathering under UV, salt spray and alkali
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