Functional Performance Testing (FTP) in the construction industry tests air and moisture movement through a building’s enclosure. Performing these tests verifies that your building components are installed correctly and operate as designed. Feel confident knowing your building enclosure is working correctly to avoid future moisture infiltration problems.
Are you getting what you paid for?
At BEPG, we think it’s a good idea to verify that you’re getting the expected features of your building’s design. We use industry-standard functional performance testing (FPT) to test a building’s enclosure to confirm protection from the exterior elements.
Besides functional performance testing, what benefit does a building enclosure specialist bring to your project? We bring years of experience assessing, diagnosing, and designing repairs for buildings with moisture problems. This unique perspective enables us to know what works and what doesn’t. Consequently, we apply this perspective and knowledge to new construction projects to help the Owners avoid problems.
New construction isn’t cheap. That’s why it’s essential to do it right the first time. Building enclosure material design and installation is a discipline itself. However, the number of possible enclosure combinations is staggering because of the numerous available materials and manufacturers. We are here to help make it simple. With over 50 years of combined roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall consulting, we’ve heard of most possible systems or materials.
Don’t Believe Us? We’ll Test It.
Unfortunately, just because a system looks correct doesn’t mean that it is. This is why we make sure to test installations to make sure they function as intended. Do all those weird intersections of storefronts or curtain wall systems with brick façade worry you? It concerns us. Fortunately, we’re able to test the installed systems per Industry Standards (AAMA, ASTM) to ensure they operate as designed. More importantly, it will prevent moisture infiltration problems from occurring in the future.
Functional Performance Tests performed by BEPG’s Building Envelope Consultants
Fenestration / Air Barrier Tests:
- ASTM E283 / E283M – Standard Test Method for Determining Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under Specified Pressure Differences Across the Specimen
- ASTM E330 / E330M – 14-Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
- ASTM E331-00(2016) – Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
- ASTM E547-00(2016) – Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference
- ASTM E783 – Field Measurement of Air Leakage Through Installed Exterior Windows and Doors
- ASTM E779-19 – (Whole Building Air Test) Standard Test Method for Determining Air Leakage Rate by Fan Pressurization
- AAMA 501.1-17 – Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Using Dynamic Pressure
- AAMA 501.2-15 – Quality Assurance and Diagnostic Water Leakage Field Check of Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls and Sloped Glazing Systems
- AAMA 502–12 – Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of Newly Installed Fenestration Products
- AAMA 503–14 – Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of Newly Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls and Sloped Glazing Systems
- AAMA 511–08 – Voluntary Guideline for Forensic Water Penetration Testing of Fenestration Products
- ASTM E1105–15 – Standard Test Method for Field Determination of Water Penetration of Installed Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls, by Uniform or Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference
- ASTM E1186-17 – Standard Practices for Air Leakage Site Detection in Building Envelopes and Air Barrier Systems -Building Depressurization (or Pressurization) with Infrared Scanning Techniques (of in Conjunction With Leak Detection Liquid)
- ASTM D4541 – Standard Test Method for Pull-Off Strength of Coatings Using Portable Adhesion Testers
- ASTM E1827-11 – Standard Test Methods for Determining Airtightness of Buildings Using an Oriﬁce Blower Door
Roof System Tests
- ASTM C1153 – Standard Practice for Location of Wet Insulation in Roofing Systems Using Infrared Imaging
- ASTM D5957 – Standard Guide for Flood Testing Horizontal Waterproofing Installations
- ASTM D7877 – Standard Guide for Electronic Methods for Detecting and Locating Leaks in Waterproof Membranes
- ANSI/SPRI FX-1 – Standard Field Test Procedure for Determining the Withdrawal Resistance of Roofing Fasteners
- ANSI/SPRI IA-1 – Standard Field Test Procedure for Determining the Uplift Resistance of Insulation and Insulation Adhesive Combinations over Various Substrates
Additional Testing Available – Contact Us With Your Test Requests!!!