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.
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.
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
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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