Testing

BES provides standardized field performance verification testing for building enclosure systems. Our process includes communication and coordination with design and construction teams to establish specification intents, manufacturer’s requirements, testing pressures, and site access. The BES testing program is overseen by Principal level professionals with over sixty-five years of combined training and field testing experience, spanning a wide range of building and enclosure system types. Our testing technicians are trained in industry standard protocols. As a firm that also performs building enclosure consulting and commissioning, BES staff is available to work with project leadership throughout the construction duration, in identifying enclosure issues and how these may be resolved.

Select Test Methods

Test Standard No. Test Description
ASTM D4541 Pull Off Strength for Coatings Using Portable Adhesion Testing
ABAA T0002-2019 Pull Off Strength of Adhered and Water Resistive Barriers Using Portable Adhesion Testers
ASTM E 488 Strength of Anchors in Concrete and Masonry Elements
ASTM E 2359 Field Pull Testing of an In-Place Exterior Insulation and Finish System Clad Wall Assembly
ASTM E2570 Evaluation of Water-Resistive Barrier Coatings Used Under Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems or EIFS with Drainage
ASTM C 794 Adhesion-in-peel of Elastomeric Joint Sealants
ASTM C 1193, Appendix X1-Method A Guide for Use of Joint Sealants: Field-Applied Sealant Joint Hand Pull Tab
ASTM C 1521 Standard Practice for Evaluating Adhesion of Installed Weatherproofing Sealant Joints
CSA-A123.21 Dynamic Wind Uplift Resistance of Membrane Roofing Systems
ASTM E 1105 Field Determination of Water Penetration of Installed Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Uniform or Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference
ASTM E283 (Lab) Determining the Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under Specified Pressure Differences Across the Specimen
E783 (Field) Field Measurement of Air Leakage Through Installed Exterior Windows and Doors
ASTM E2319 Determine Air Flow Through the Face and Sides of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under Specified Pressure Differences Across the Specimen
ASTM E 779 Determining Air Leakage Rate by Fan Pressurization
ASTM E 1827 Determining Air Tightness of Building Using an Orifice Blower
ASTM E 1186 Practice for Air Leakage Site Detection in Building Envelopes and Air Barrier Systems
ASTM E 2178 Air Permeance of Building Materials
ASTM E2357 Determining Air Leakage of Air Barrier Assemblies
AAMA 1503 Thermal Transmittance and Condensation Resistance of Windows, Doors, and Glazed Wall Systems
ASTM C 1153 Practice for Location of Wet Insulation in Roofing Systems Using Infra Red Imaging
ASTM E330 Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
ASTM E283 (Lab) Test Method for Determining the Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under Specified Pressure Differences Across the Specimen
E783 (Field) Test Method for Field Measurement of Air Leakage Through Installed Exterior Wndows and Doors
ASTM D 7877 Standard Guide for Electronic Methods for Detecting and Locating Leaks in Waterproof Membranes
ASTM C 1060 Practice for Thermographic Inspection of Insulation Installations in Envelope Cavities of Frame Buildings
ASTM C 1601 Test Method for Field Determination of Water Penetration of Masonry Wall Surfaces
ASTM E 1715 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Water Leakage Performance of Masonry Wall Drainage Systems
Rilem II.4 Used to Evaluate Coating Continuity and Masonry Water Absorpion
ASTM D 5957 Standard Guide for Flood Testing Horizontal Waterproofing Installations
AAMA 501.1 Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Using Dynamic Pressure
AAMA 501.2 Quality Assurance and Diagnositc Water Leakage Field Check of Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls, and Sloped Glazing Systems
AAMA 508-07 Voluntary Test Method and Specifications for Pressure Equalized Rain Screen Wall Cladding Systems
ASTM F 1869 Test Method for Measuring Moisture Vapor Emmission Rate Of Concrete Subfloor Using Anhydrous Calcium Chloride
ASTM F 2170 Test Method for Determining Relative Humidity in Concrete Floor Slabs Using In-Situ Probes
ASTM F 2420 Test Method for Determining Relative Humidity on the Surface of Concrete Floor Slabs Using Relative Humidity Probe Measurement and Insulating Hood
FM 1-52 Field Roof Uplift Tests

Additional testing including customized laboratory and in-situ testing is available upon request. Examples include crack monitoring, humidity, temperature, and environmental monitoring, WUFI/Hygrothermal modeling for condensation analysis, and more.