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Durability/Sustainability Fast Facts
  • Architectural Testing offers numerous services that result in durable and sustainable materials, designs, and installations.
  • For over 35 years, Architectural Testing has provided industry-leading testing of building envelope components, assemblies, and materials that enable the construction industry to build more durable structures.
  • Our unique approach toward building enclosure commissioning results in achieving your desired performance, which often includes achieving a durable/sustainable building.

Value

Controlling water in liquid vapor form is critical to achieving the desired life span of the building and the materials. Additionally, material compatibility, with adjacent materials and substrates, are extremely important facets of robust designs and installations. Architectural Testing's experienced staff and wealth of testing ability will help you achieve the desired service life for your building.

Innovations

Architectural Testing offers numerous testing options, which provides the basis for valuable insight into product, assembly and whole building durability.

Architectural Testing's field and laboratory testing capabilities include:

  • Thermal Cycling
  • Condensation Resistance
  • Air infiltration
  • Vapor Permeability
  • Water Penetration
  • Fire Resistance
  • Structural Load Testing
  • UV Resistance
  • Accelerated Weathering
  • Compatibility

Insights & Possibilities

One of the most important factors when analyzing the total project cost is to look at the cost of the building over the anticipated life span. Maintenance costs, both scheduled and unscheduled, are often significant compared to the initial project cost. Achieving durable, sustainable designs and installation is the key to reducing future maintenance costs. Additionally, increasing durability and the anticipated life cycles of buildings and components can increase property values, reduce the chance of construction litigation, enhance green building, and decrease the impact that maintenance has on building occupants.


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