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Canadian Building Envelope Science and Technology

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Below is a partial list of testing services that our laboratory is accredited for.

Test Method

Title

ANSI Z97.1

Safety Performance Specifications and Methods of Test for Safety Glazing Materials used in Buildings

ASTM C 1048

Standard Specification for Heat-Treated Flat Glass—Kind HS, Kind FT Coated and Uncoated Glass

ASTM C 1199

Thermal Transmittance of Fenestration Systems Using Hot Box Methods

ASTM C 1201

Structural Performance of Exterior Dimension Stone Cladding Systems by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference

ASTM C 1382

Test Method for Determining Tensile Adhesion Properties of Sealants When Used in Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS)

ASTM C 236

Steady State Thermal Performance of Building Assemblies by Means of a Guarded Hot Box

ASTM D 2105

Standard Test Method for Longitudinal Tensile Properties of Fiberglass (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pipe and Tube

ASTM D 2565

Standard Practice for Xenon Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Outdoor Applications

ASTM D 4073

Standard Test Method for Tensile-Tear Strength of Bituminous Roofing Membranes

ASTM D 4099

Windows, Poly[Vinyl Chloride] (PVC) Prime Windows/Sliding Glass Doors

ASTM D 4798

Standard Test Method for Accelerated Weathering Test Conditions and Procedures for Bituminous Materials (Xenon-Arc Method)

ASTM D 638

Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

ASTM D 897

Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Adhesive Bonds

ASTM E 1017

Generic Performance Requirements for Exterior Residential Window Assemblies

ASTM E 1105

Field Determination of Water Penetration of Installed Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls and Doors by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference

ASTM E 1155

Floor, Determining FF Floor Flatness and FL Floor Levelness Numbers

ASTM E 1186

Air Leakage Site Detection in Building Envelopes

ASTM E 1233

Structural Performance of Exterior Doors by Cyclic Static Air Pressure Differential

ASTM E 1423

Steady State Thermal Transmittance of Fenestration Systems

ASTM E 1424

Air Leakage Resistance at a Specified Air Pressure and Temperature Differential

ASTM E 1514

Structural Standing Seam Steel Roof Panel Systems

ASTM E 1554

Determining External Air Leakage of Air Distribution Systems by Fan Depressurization

ASTM E 1592

Structural Performance of Sheet Metal Roof and Siding Systems by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference

ASTM E 1646

Water Penetration of Exterior Metal Roof Panel Systems by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference

ASTM E 1677

Air Retarder (AR) Material or System for Low-Rise Framed Building Walls

ASTM E 1886

Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors and Storm Shutters Impacted by Missile(s) and Exposed to Cyclic Pressure Differentials

ASTM E 196

Gravity Load Testing of Floors and Flat Roofs

ASTM E 283

Determining the Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls and Doors Under Specified Pressure Differences Across the Specimen

ASTM E 330

Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls and Doors by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference

ASTM E 331

Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls and Doors by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference

ASTM E 455

Static Load Testing of Floor or Roof Diaphragm Constructions for Buildings

ASTM E 529

Conducting Flexural Tests on Beams and Girders for Building Construction

ASTM E 547

Water Penetration Resistance of Exterior Doors by Cyclic Static Air Pressure Differential

ASTM E 564

Static Load Test for Shear Resistance of Framed Walls for Buildings

ASTM E 576

Frost Point of Sealed Insulating Glass Units

ASTM E 72

Strength Test of Panels for Building Construction

ASTM E 73

Static Load Testing of Truss Assemblies

ASTM E 773

Accelerated Weathering of Sealed Insulating Glass Units

ASTM E 779

Determining Air Leakage Rate by Fan Depressurization

ASTM E 783

Field Measurement of Air Leakage Through Installed Exterior Windows and Doors

ASTM E 894

Anchorage of Permanent Metal Railing Systems and Rails for Buildings

ASTM E 907

Field Testing Uplift Resistance of Adhered Membrane Roofing Systems

ASTM E 935

Performance of Permanent Metal Railing Systems and Rails for Buildings

ASTM E 936

Inspection of Roof Systems Assemblies Employing Steel Deck, Preformed Roof Insulation, and Bituminous Built-up Roofing

ASTM E 96

Standard Test Methods for Water Vapour Transmission of Materials

ASTM E 987

Standard Test Methods for Deglazing Force of Fenestration Products

ASTM E 997

Structural Performance of Glass in Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls and Doors Under the Influence of Uniform Static Loads by Destructive Methods

ASTM E 998

Structural Performance of Glass in Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls and Doors Under the Influence of Uniform Static Loads by Nondestructive Methods

ASTM E2178

Standard Test Method for Air Permeance of Building Materials

ASTM E2188

Standard Test Method for Insulating Glass Unit Performance

ASTM E2189

Standard Test Method for Testing Resistance to Fogging in Insulating Glass Units

ASTM E2190

Standard Specification for Insulating Glass Unit Performance and Evaluation

ASTM E2273

Standard Test Method for Determining the Drainage Efficiency of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Clad Wall Assemblies

ASTM F 1233

Resistance to Forced Entry of Security Glazing Systems, Non Ballistic Testing Only

ASTM F 476

Resistance to Forced Entry of Swinging Door Assemblies

ASTM F 588

Resistance to Forced Entry of Window Assemblies

ASTM F 842

Resistance to Forced Entry of Horizontal Sliding Door Assemblies

ASTM G 155

Standard Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials

CAN BEST TM N104

Prefabricated Masonry Panels Performance Evaluation, Masterformat Section 04840

CAN BEST TM N105

Manufactured Steel Building Performance Evaluation, Masterformat Section 05401

CAN BEST TM N106

Prefabricated Insulated Steel Panel System Performance Evaluation, Masterformat Section 05405

CAN BEST TM N107

Open Web steel Frame Housing and Small Building Performance Evaluation, Masterformat Section 05403

CAN BEST TM N108

Structural Panels Performance Evaluation, Masterformat Section 06120

CAN BEST TM N109

Prefabricated Structural Wood Performance Evaluation, Masterformat Section 06170

CAN BEST TM N110

Wall Panel System Performance Evaluation, Masterformat Section 06300

CAN BEST TM N111

Exterior Insulation and Finish Panels EIFS (Thin Rendering) Performance Evaluation, Masterformat Section 07240

CAN BEST TM N112

Exterior Insulation and Finish Panels EIFS (Other Finishes) Performance Evaluation, Masterformat Section 07250

CAN BEST TM N113

Exterior Cement Board and Finish System Performance Evaluation, Masterformat Section 07255

CAN BEST TM N114

Vapour Retarders Performance Evaluation, Masterformat Section 07260

CAN BEST TM N115

Air Barriers Performance Evaluation, Masterformat Section 07270

CAN BEST TM N116

Metal Roof and Wall Panels Performance Evaluation, Masterformat Section 07410

CAN BEST TM N117

Plastic Roof and Wall Panels Performance Evaluation, Masterformat Section 07420

CAN BEST TM N118

Asphalt Corrugated Roof Panels Performance Evaluation, Masterformat Section 07425

CAN BEST TM N119

Composite Panels Performance Evaluation, Masterformat Section 07430

CAN BEST TM N120

Exterior Wall Assemblies Performance Evaluation, Masterformat Section 07430

CAN/CGSB-63.14

Skylights, Plastic

CAN/CGSB-82.1

Doors, Sliding

CAN/CGSB-82.5

Doors, Insulated Steel

CAN-BEST TM N101

Pressure Equalization Performance of Wall Assemblies Under Natural or Simulated Wind Conditions, Field and Laboratory Evaluation

CAN-BEST TM N102

Field Evaluation of Pressure Equalization Performance of Wall Assemblies Under Natural Wind Conditons

CAN-BEST TM N103

Field Evaluation of Pressure Equalization Performance of Wall Assemblies Subjected to Applied Pressure Differential

CAN-BEST TM N121

Method for Rating Water Vapour Transmission (Double Cup and Modified Inverted Cup Methods)

CAN-BEST TM N122

Method for Field Evaluation of Air Leakage in Building Envelope

CGSB 82-GP-3M

Door, Aluminum, Combination Storm and Screen

CGSB 82-GP-4M

Door, Steel, Combination Storm and Screen

CGSB CAN2-12.1

Glass, Safety, Tempered or Laminated

CGSB CAN2-12.2

Glass, Sheet, Flat, Clear

CGSB CAN2-12.8

Insulating Glass Units

CGSB CAN2-12.9

Glass, Spandrel

CSA A-440

Windows

CSA A-440.2

Energy Performance Evaluation of Windows and Sliding Glass Doors