Field Performance Testing – BECx

As one of the few nationally recognized building enclosure consultants, Pie Consulting & Engineering self-performs its entire range of building enclosure field performance testing services. This experience informs comprehensive design decisions and enhances field quality assurance during building enclosure systems installation. Our turn-key process can assist in mitigating costly retesting that may occur with consultants who don’t offer these services as part of an in-house/comprehensive solution.

The blending of these related capabilities ensures a seamless process and a high level of quality assurance resulting in building enclosure performance you can trust.

Pie’s in-house testing capabilities meet all the requirements to satisfy fundamental and enhanced commissioning of the building enclosure per ASTM 2813: Standard Practice for Building Enclosure Commissioning.

Pie excels in performing the following field testing and diagnostic services:

Test Standard:  ASTM E1105
Description:  Water Penetration of Installed Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors and Curtain Walls by Uniform or Cyclic Air Pressure Difference
Purpose:  Specimen Water Penetration

Test Standard:  ASTM E783
Description:  Air Leakage Through Installed Exterior Windows and Doors (and opaque walls)
Purpose:  Specimen Air Leakage

Test Standard:  AAMA 501.2
Description:  Water Leakage Field Check of Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls, and Sloped Glazing Systems
Purpose:  Specimen Water Penetration

Test Standard:  ASTM C794
Description:  Adhesion-in-Peel of Elastomeric Joint Sealants
Purpose:  Sealant Adhesion

Test Standard:  ASTM C1193
Description:  Guide for Use of Joint Sealants:  Field Applied Sealant Joint Hand Pull Tab
Purpose:  Sealant Adhesion

Test Standard:  ASTM C1715
Description:  Water Leakage Performance of Masonry Wall Drainage Systems
Purpose:  Masonry Wall Water Leakage/Drainage

Test Standard:  ASTM D4541
Description:  Pull-Off Strength of Coatings Using Portable Adhesion Testers
Purpose:  Coating Adhesion

Test Standard:  ASTM D7234
Description:  Pull-Off Adhesion Strength of Coatings on Concrete
Purpose:  Coating Adhesion

Test Standard:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Air Leakage Test Protocol for Building Envelopes—Version 3
Description:  Quantitative and Qualitative Whole Building Air Tightness
Purpose:  Large Building Air Barrier Testing & Diagnostics

Test Standard:  ASTM E779
Description:  Determining Air Leakage Rate by Fan Pressurization
Purpose:  Building Air Leakage

Test Standard:  ASTM E1827
Description:  Determining Airtightness of Buildings Using an Orifice Blower Door
Purpose:  Building Air Leakage

Test Standard:  ASTM C1060
Description:  Thermographic Inspection of Insulation in Envelope Cavities of Frame Buildings
Purpose:  Thermal Continuity

Test Standard:  ASTM E1186
Description:  Air Leakage Site Detection in Building Envelope and Air Barrier Systems
Purpose:  Air Leakage Diagnostics

Test Standard:  ASTM C1153
Description:  Location of Wet Insulation in Roofing Systems Using Infrared Imaging
Purpose:  Wet Roof Insulation

Test Standard:  ASTM E907/FM 1-52
Description:  Field Testing Resistance of Adhered Membrane Roofing Systems
Purpose:  Wind Uplift Resistance

Test Standard:  ASTM D5957
Description:  Flood Testing Horizontal Waterproofing Installations
Purpose:  Water Leakage

Test Standard:  Electronic Leak Detection
Description:  Electronic Leak Detection for Roofing and Waterproofing Membranes
Purpose:  Water Leakage

Test Standard:  ASTM E488
Description:  Strength of Anchors in Concrete and Masonry Elements
Purpose:  Fastener Pull-Out Resistance

Test Standard:  ASTM E2359
Description:  Field Pull Testing of an In-Place Exterior Insulation and Finish System Clad Wall Assembly
Purpose:  EIFS Cladding Wind Resistance

Test Standard:  ASTM F1869
Description:  Measuring Moisture Vapor Emission Rate of Concrete Subfloor Using Anhydrous Calcium Chloride
Purpose:  Moisture Content

Test Standard:  ASTM F2170
Description:  Determining Relative Humidity in Concrete Floor Slabs Using in situ Probes
Purpose:  Moisture Content

Test Standard:  NFPA 2001
Description:  Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems
Purpose:  Enclsoure Integrity Testing