A M E R I C A N A R C H I T E C T U R A L AAMA Quality Assurance and Diagnostic Water Leakage Field Check of Installed. AAMA Test Method Field testing by an AAMA Accredited 3rd Party Test Agent. Enclosure Commissioning a crash course in reality -?? Water ASTM E, D, AAMA Air ASTM E , E, E Adhesion.
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American Architectural Manufacturers Association The American Architectural Manufacturers Association produces performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the fenestration industry.
Again there may be more recent versions of the document. The procedure outlined in this document is not intended to test the rated or specified water performance representative of a wind driven rain event.
In some cases, due to unforeseen delays or other causes, more than one working day may be required to completely check the designated area, necessitating that some or all of the masking tape be left in place over night. Testing shall be performed as soon as possible after the fenestration product is installed and prior to the installation of drywall or other interior finish wall materials. Member discount will be reflected after successful login to the Checkout process.
If a leak is found, the wall must first dry completely, be sealed, and be re-tested. Please read our simple purchasing instructions first to ensure a smooth transaction.
The nozzle is held 1-foot away from the glass and slowly moved back and forth for the duration of the 5-minute test. If test area is enclosed by interior finishes, the contractor should expect additional costs of exposing the wall s and refinishing them after testing is complete. The pressure gauge shall be calibrated at a maximum of 6 month intervals. BDG utilizes professional testing equipment that is calibrated to each specific testing standard for accurate results.
All operable components within the test area shall be isolated and exempt from the test procedure. Also state whether or not the results indicate compliance with the field testing specification requirements for the project.
AAMA Test Standard & 3rd Party Testing
The area to be tested shall include, perimeter caulking, typical splices, frame intersections, and, if applicable, at least 2 entire vision lites and 2 entire spandrel lites containing an intermediate vertical member and an intermediate horizontal member.
This field check procedure is intended to evaluate those joints, aamw and sealant details in the glazing which are designed to remain permanently closed and water tight. This allows us to not only properly test fenestrations on new construction projects, but also pinpoint the 501.-203 of any test failures and provide accurate recommendations to achieve successful testing results. The test area shall be a representative sample of typical construction and shall have no outstanding punch list items or other visible defects.
If necessary, use small amounts of sealant where the tape wraps around the framing corners and joints to ensure that the masking is complete and waterproof. The guide for testing is very specific. Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your aams or asset. Remedial work involving the use of curing-type compounds shall be allowed to set before it is re-checked for leakage.
The Red document status indicator indicates that the document is an old version The document has likely been withdrawn by the asma, also the meta data presented here may be out of date as it is no longer being maintained by the editorial teams at NBS. BDG aams extensive knowledge of most building systems and specializes in forensic water intrusion investigations.
The AAMA 501.2 Kit
Our field consultants are properly trained and knowledgeable of aams testing standards. The tape should not remain on finished metal or glass surfaces any longer than necessary, especially where subjected to strong sunlight, as this may make its removal difficult.
The primary units of measure in this document are metric. AAMA 501.2-3 all liability for the use, application or adaptation of materials published herein.
Building Diagnostics Group, Inc. This test method may be conducted at pressures lower than kPa 30 psi providing that the reason i. This area should represent typical construction for the project. Record of calibration certificates sama be made available upon request. To pinpoint the weak spots in construction, a waterproof tape can be used to completely seal the area.
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If removal of interior finish work is required the sponsor of the aaama is responsible for the cost of removal and repairs. Document Status Indicators The 5011.2-03 document status indicator indicates that the document is: It is the responsibility of the party contracting for the test to properly clean any residual adhesive or sealant resulting from the testing. Aaama by product code or category or leave the product code field blank to see a list of all AAMA publications.
Begin your publication search by entering information into the fields below. We provide testing services throughout the United States from our headquarters located in Atlanta, GA. The requirement of AAMA accreditation assures the specifier that the laboratory has the staff, training, experience, and calibrated equipment to properly perform field testing.
For the actual test, a 5-foot section is chosen that bears both the frame and a joint in the glass. Failures during quality assurance new construction testing can result in unnecessary delays that can impact your bottom line. The Amber document status indicator 50.12-03 that some caution is needed when using this document – it is either: For this water leakage field check, water leakage is defined as any uncontrolled water that appears on any normally exposed interior surfaces, that is not contained or drained back to the exterior, or that can cause damage AAMA A aamz architect or another representative specifier will select the area to be tested.
Want access to Aamw Standards? This field check method is not appropriate for testing of operable components such as operable windows and doors. MISSION Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset. The American Architectural Manufacturers Association produces performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the fenestration industry.
Axma area shall be selected to provide representative performance data, usually 5001.2-03 minimum of 9. AAMA is the proper test method for field air leakage resistance and water penetration resistance testing of operable windows and doors.
Please contact AAMA for assistance, as needed. Water Leakage Field Check Free to use BIM project management tool provides step-by-step help to define, manage and validate responsibility for information development and delivery at each stage of the asset life cycle in level 2 BIM projects.