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Water Testing
OSHA Compliance Testing
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Stone Anchor Testing

Coating Thickness Testing
Frost Point Testing
Moisture Testing


STONE & GLAZING CONSULTING provides technical support in the Design, Testing
and Evaluation of Exterior Wall Systems. Failure analysis and identification
and isolation of Failure Mechanisms is our expertise.

We can especially benefit your company by offering the following:


water testing

Water testing of exterior wall systems is provided in accordance with the following industry guidelines:

AAMA 501 "Methods of Test for Exterior Walls"
AAMA 501.1 "Standard Test Method for Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls and Doors for Water Penetration Using Dynamic Pressure"
AAMA 501.2 "Field Check of Metal Storefronts, Curtain Walls, and Sloped Glazing Systems for Water Leakage"
AAMA 502 "Specification for Field Testing of Windows and Sliding Glass Doors"
AAMA 503 "Specification for Field Testing of Metal Store Fronts, Curtain Walls and Sloped Glazing Systems"
ASTM E 547 "Standard Test for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls and Doors by Cyclic Static Air Pressure Differential"
ASTM E 1105 "Standard Test Method for Field Determination of Water Penetration of Installed Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors by Uniform Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference" 

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osha compliance testing

Services are provided in the review and testing of the power platform rigging and rooftop tie-back system utilized for exterior building maintenance to determine compliance with the safety requirements as outlined in the following specifications:

ANSI A39.1 Safety Requirements for Window Cleaning
ANSI A92.3 Manually-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms
ANSI A120.1 Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance
ANSI Z359 Standards for Fall Protection
ANSI A120.1-1992 Safety Requirements for Power Platforms for Building Maintenance
OSHA Regulations Subpart "F"/1910.66 Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance
ANSI / IWCA I-14.1 Window Cleaning Safety Standards

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stone anchor testing

ASTM E 488 "Strength of Post Installed/Cast-in-Place Anchors in Concrete /  Masonry Elements
ASTM E 754 "Pull-out Resistance of Ties/Anchors Embedded in Masonry/Mortar Joints"
ASTM C 1354 "Standard Test Method for Strength of Individual Stone Anchorages in Dimension Stone"

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COATING THICKNESS TESTING

Architectural coatings are quality controlled by performing Dry Film Thickness (DFT) measurements using  electronic instrumentation such as a Elcometer 456 Coating thickness gauge. NACE protocol is also followed by performing a Pull off Strength adhesion test to verify it complies with manufacturers warranty requirements.

 

ASTM D 4138: “Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Protective Coating Systems by Destructive Means”
ASTM D 6132: “Standard Test Method for Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Applied Organic Coatings Using an Ultrasonic Gage

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FROST POINT TESTING

This field test method is employed to obtain an estimated remaining life of Insulated Glass Units (IGU). The test is typically performed on buildings between 10 and 20 years old.

ASTM E 576-88 "Test Method for Frost Point of Sealed IGU in the Vertical Position"

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MOISTURE TESTING

ASTM D4444-92 "Standard Test Methods for Use and Calibration of Hand-Held Moisture Meters"

Stone & Glazing Consulting can perform moisture testing in wall cavities to determine the amount of moisture inside the cavity.
 

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