Are you getting what you paid for?
At BEPG, we think that no matter what you’re building, it’s a good idea you’re getting what you paid for. That begins with a building protected from the exterior elements by an enclosure that is designed and tested to perform.
What benefit does a building enclosure specialist bring to your project? Our years of experience assessing, diagnosing, and designing repairs for buildings with moisture problems gives us a unique perspective to know what works and what doesn’t. We apply this perspective and knowledge to new construction projects to help Owner’s avoid problems.
New construction isn’t cheap. That’s why it’s important to do it right the first time. Building enclosure material design and installation is a discipline itself. From the numerous types of materials available to the number of manufacturer’s who provide those materials, and the number of possible enclosure combinations are staggering. We are here to help make it simple, with over 50 years of combined roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall consulting there’s not a system or material we probably haven’t heard of.
Don’t Believe Us? We’ll Test It.
Just because it looks like it is correct, doesn’t mean that it is. This is why we make sure to test installations to make sure they perform functionally as intended. All those weird intersections of storefronts or curtain wall systems with brick façade have you worried? It has us worried too, so we’ll test them per Industry Standards (AAMA, ASTM, etc.) to ensure that the systems are installed as designed, and more importantly, will prevent moisture infiltration problems from occurring in the future.
Fenestration/Air Barrier Tests:
ASTM E283-04(2012)- 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 E779-10- (Whole Building Air Test) Standard Test Method for Determining Air Leakage Rate by Fan Pressurization
AAMA 501.1- 15- 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 – Call Us With Your Test Requests!!!