Accredited Laboratory & Field Testing

Accredited Laboratory & Field Testing

To ensure that installed systems interface as intended and workmanship meets the international standards of performance, we draw on our extensive building envelope commissioning expertise and utilize available resources, such as our ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing laboratory. Z6’s full-service performance testing facility hosts project specific mock-ups and an array of exterior wall systems, assemblies, and components. Our lab facility can accommodate pre-functional testing of various building components far in advance of the installed product, allowing for pre-diagnosis of potential problems, such as air infiltration, structural deflection, water infiltration, thermal transmittance, sound transmittance, and fire resistance. The lab has the ability to accommodate up to five specimens at a time with specimen sizes as large as 40’x40’. Testing protocols provide performance assurance with regard to structural integrity, resistance to water infiltration and resistance to air infiltration. Z6 has extensive experience in a wide range of envelope related tests and has the ability to develop custom testing protocols for unique and complex projects.


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


  • 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