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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This area should represent typical construction for the project.
Begin your publication search by entering information into the fields 501.-203. 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.
It is the responsibility of the party contracting for the test to properly clean any residual adhesive or sealant resulting from the testing.
The Amber document aana indicator indicates that some caution is needed when using this document – it is either: This area shall be selected to provide representative performance data, usually a minimum of 9.
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All joints, gaskets, and framing elements are covered from the outside and removed in 5-foot sections to retest for the exact spot of leakage. The test area shall be a representative sample of typical construction and shall have no outstanding punch list items or other visible defects. The requirement of AAMA accreditation assures the specifier that the laboratory has the staff, training, experience, and calibrated equipment to properly perform field testing.
Manufacturer, model, dimensions, materials, etc. This field check method is not appropriate for testing of operable components such as operable windows and doors. American Architectural Manufacturers Association. This field check is intended to determine the resistance to 5501.2-03 leakage of only those joints, gaskets and sealant details in the glazing which are 501.2-033 to remain permanently closed and watertight.
All aaama components within the test area shall be isolated and exempt from the test procedure.
The AAMA 501.2 Kit
We provide testing services throughout the United States from our headquarters located in Atlanta, GA. Water contained within drained flashings, gutters, and sills is not considered water leakage. Please contact AAMA for assistance, as needed. This test method may be conducted at pressures lower than kPa 30 psi providing that the reason i.
Remedial work involving the use of curing-type compounds shall be allowed to set before it is re-checked for leakage. AAMA is the proper test method for field testing of storefronts, curtain walls, and slope glazing for air leakage resistance and water penetration resistance performance.
Any areas that have been taped due to leaking will have to be examined, repaired based on the recommendation of the architect, and re-tested.
AAMA Test Standard & 3rd Party Testing
Building Diagnostics Group, Inc. Search by product code or category or leave the product code field blank to see a list of all AAMA publications. The chosen area is soaked from the lowest horizontal brace to any adjacent vertical framing. The purpose of this specification is to provide a quality assurance and diagnostic field water check method for installed storefronts, curtain walls and sloped glazing systems. BDG utilizes professional testing equipment that is calibrated to each specific testing standard for accurate results.
Should leakage still be found, further ama measures shall be taken and checking shall be repeated until all framing in the designated area is found to be satisfactory. AAMA is the proper test method for field air leakage resistance and water penetration resistance testing of operable windows and doors. 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.
All of this work shall be done in strict accord with approved shop drawings and job specifications. It is recommended to fit the nozzle with a gauge to measure distance from the test surface.
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.
The guide for testing is very specific. The Red document status indicator indicates that the document is an old version The document has likely been withdrawn by the publisher, also the meta data presented here may be out of date as it is no longer being maintained by the editorial teams at NBS. It is recommended that a gauge be attached to the end of the nozzle to ensure that the specified distance from the joint under test is maintained.
If operable joints such as those around doors and operable windows occur within the wall area involved, appropriate modifications both of procedure and performance requirements should be made when testing such joints or details. Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset. Give us a call to discuss your next AAMA The primary units of measure in this document are metric.
If removal of interior finish work is required the sponsor of the test is responsible for the cost of removal and repairs.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. BDG has extensive knowledge of most building systems and specializes in forensic water intrusion investigations.
This allows us to not only properly test fenestrations on new construction projects, but also pinpoint the cause of any test failures and provide accurate recommendations to achieve successful testing results.
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association aa,a performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the fenestration industry. If interior wall materials have been installed 4. See Figures 1, 2 and 3 for typical test assemblies.
Failures during quality assurance new construction testing can result in unnecessary delays that can impact your bottom line. Water Leakage Field Check The procedure outlined in this document is not intended to test the rated or specified water performance representative of a wind driven rain event. The procedure outlined in this document is not intended to test the rated or specified water performance representative of a wind driven rain event.
This exposed length shall be subjected to the nozzle spray as directed in Section 4. 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.
If leakage has occurred at any point, the framing shall be retaped at such points to prevent further leakage of these points during 501.2-3 subsequent checking of joints and framing adjacent to or above them. This voluntary specification was developed by representative members of AAMA as advisory information 5011.2-03 published as a public service. 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.