Accredited Laboratory & Field Testing

Accredited Laboratory & Field Testing

Building owners working with an ISO-accredited organization are assured testing is conducted under an accredited quality management system that is compliant, reliable, based on the latest technical requirements and undergoes an extensive annual external ANAB audit. Z6’s accredited testing program can test the collaborative effort of designers, manufacturers and installers to deliver an accredited report that certifies optimal building performance in either the field or at the Z6 accredited laboratory. Z6’s accredited full-service performance testing laboratory hosts project specific mock-ups and an array of exterior wall systems, assemblies, and components. The lab has the ability to accommodate multiple specimens at a time and two specimens as large as 40’x40’. The Z6 lab offers pre-functional testing services of various building components far in advance of the installed product, allowing for pre-diagnosis of potential problems, such as air and water infiltration, structural detection, thermal and sound transmittance.

Services

Z6 Commissioning is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited for performance testing at our mock-up facility or on project sites for the below tests:

Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights, Curtain Walls

  • Water Infiltration – ASTM E1105, ASTM E331, ASTM E547, AAMA 501
  • Air Infiltration – ASTM E283, ASTM E783
  • Water & Air Infiltration – AAMA 502, AAMA 503
  • Deflection / Deglazing – ASTM E330, ASTM E987

Roof Systems

  • Roof Uplift Force – ASTM E907, FM Global 1-52

Coating Films, Adhesion Bond

  • Adhesion Strength – ASTM D3359, ASTM F842

Windows, Sliding Door Assemblies

  • Forced Entry – ASTM F588, ASTM F842

Concrete or Clay Tiles

  • Wind / Uplift Resistance – ASTM C1568, ASTM D4541, ASTM E2359 / E2359M

Miscellaneous

  • Electronic Leak Detection (ELD) – ASTM D7877
  • Window Sealant – ASTM C1521
  • Envelope Air Leakage – ASTM E1186
  • Foundation Humidity – ASTM F2170
  • Cladding Moisture Absorption – Rilem Commission 25 / PEM Test Method 1154