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    Chicago Window Expert performs window tests for air infiltration, water penetration, window condensation and insulated glass failure in the field (at your building). We can also place your project in the best construction testing laboratory for your needs.

    If you are looking for window testing, masonry testing, mockup testing, diagnostic testing or even customized testing for windows, glass, curtainwalls, masonry walls or the entire building envelope, contact Mark Meshulam at mark@chicagowindowexpert.com or call 847-878-8922.

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    Window test for water penetration

    ASTM E1105 – 00(2008)
    Standard Test Method for Field Determination of Water Penetration of Installed Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls, by Uniform or Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference
    ASTM E331 – 00(2009)
    Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
    ASTM E783 – 02(2010)
    Standard Test Method for Field Measurement of Air Leakage Through Installed Exterior Windows and Doors
    ASTM E283 – 04(2012)
    Standard Test Method for Determining Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under Specified Pressure Differences Across the Specimen
    ASTM C 1153
    Standard Practice for Locating Wet Insulation Using Infrared Imaging
    ASTM C 1060-90
    Standard Practice for Thermographic Inspection of Insulation Installations in Envelope Cavities of Frame Buildings
    ASTM C 1521 – 09e1
    Standard Practice for Evaluating Adhesion of Installed Weatherproofing Sealant Joints
    ASTM C 1193
    Standard Guide for Use of Joint Sealants, Appendix X1 – Method A, Field Applied Sealant Joint Hand Pull Tab
    ASTM E 2128
    Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls
    ASTM E 546
    Standard Test Method for Frost/Dew Point of Sealed Insulating Glass Units
    ASTM D 5957
    Standard Guide for Flood Testing Horizontal Waterproofing Installations
    AAMA 501.2
    Quality Assurance and Diagnostic Water Leakage Field Check of Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls, and Sloped Glazing Systems
    AAMA 502
    Voluntary Specifications for Field Testing of Windows and Sliding Glass Doors
    AAMA 511
    Voluntary Guideline for Forensic Water Penetration Testing of Fenestration Products
    RILEM Test Method 11.4
    RILEM Tube

    Mark Meshulam has submitted the following test method to the ASTM E06.55 committee and it is currently under review by ASTM:
    Test Method for Water Penetration and Leakage Through Masonry Wall Construction

    Download Mark Meshulam, LLC’s qualifications per ASTM E699-09 here:
    Mark Meshulam LLC Field Testing, Quality Assurance and Evaluating of Building Components Qualifications per ASTM E699-09


    Standards Relevant to Building Envelope from ASTM International
    http://www.astm.org

    ASTM C 162 Standard Terminology of Glass and Glass Products
    ASTM C 509 Standard Specification for Elastomeric Cellular Preformed Gasket and Sealing Material
    ASTM C 510 Standard Test Method for Staining and Color Change of Single- or Multicomponent Joint Sealants
    ASTM C 542 Standard Specification for Lock-Strip Gaskets
    ASTM C 716 Standard Specification for Installing Lock-Strip Gaskets and Infill Glazing Materials
    ASTM C 717 Standard Terminology of Building Seals and Sealants
    ASTM C 793 Standard Test Method for the Effects of Accelerated Weathering on Elastomeric Joint Sealants
    ASTM C 794 Standard Test Method for Adhesion-in-Peel of Elastomeric Joint Sealants
    ASTM C 864 Standard Specification for Dense Elastomeric Compression Seal Gaskets, Setting Blocks, and Spacers
    ASTM C 920 Standard Specification for Elastomeric Joint Sealants
    ASTM C 964 Standard Guide for Lock-Strip Gasket Glazing
    ASTM C 1036 Standard Specification for Flat Glass
    ASTM C 1048 Standard Specification for Heat-Treated Flat Glass—Kind HS, Kind FT Coated and Uncoated
    ASTM C 1087 Standard Test Method for Determining Compatibility of Liquid-Applied Sealants with Accessories Used in Structural Glazing Systems
    ASTM C 1115 Standard Specification for Dense Elastomeric Silicone Rubber Gaskets and Accessories
    ASTM C 1135 Standard Test Method for Determining Tensile Adhesion Properties of Structural Sealants
    ASTM C 1172 Standard Specification for Laminated Architectural Flat Glass
    ASTM C 1184 Standard Specification for Structural Silicone Sealants
    ASTM C 1193 Standard Guide for Use of Joint Sealants
    ASTM C 1249 Standard Guide for Secondary Seal for Sealed Insulating Glass Units for Structural Sealant Glazing Applications
    ASTM C 1256 Standard Practice for Interpreting Glass Fracture Features
    ASTM C 1265 Standard Test Method for Determining the Tensile Properties of an Insulating Glass Edge Seal for Structural Glazing Applications
    ASTM C 1279 Standard Test Method for Non-Destructive Photoelastic Measurement of Edge and Surface Stresses in Annealed, Heat-Strengthened, and Fully Tempered Flat Glass
    ASTM C 1281 Standard Specification for Preformed Tape Sealants for Glazing Applications
    ASTM C 1294 Standard Test Method for Compatibility of Insulating Glass Edge Sealants with Liquid-Applied Glazing Materials
    ASTM C 1349 Standard Specification for Architectural Flat Glass Clad Polycarbonate
    ASTM C 1369 Standard Specification for Secondary Edge Sealants for Structurally Glazed Insulating Glass Units
    ASTM C 1375 Standard Guide for Substrates Used in Testing Building Seals and Sealants
    ASTM C 1376 Standard Specification for Pyrolytic and Vacuum Deposition Coatings on Flat Glass
    ASTM C 1377 Standard Test Method for Calibration of Surface/Stress Measuring Devices
    ASTM C 1392 Standard Guide for Evaluating Failure of Structural Sealant Glazing
    ASTM C 1394 Standard Guide for In-Situ Structural Silicone Glazing Evaluation
    ASTM C 1399 Standard Test Method for Cyclic Movement and Measuring the Minimum and Maximum Joint Widths of Architectural Joint Systems
    ASTM C 1401 Standard Guide for Structural Sealant Glazing
    ASTM C 1422 Standard Specification for Chemically Strengthened Flat Glass
    ASTM C 1464 Standard Specification for Bent Glass
    ASTM C 1472 Standard Guide for Calculating Movement and Other Effects When Establishing Sealant Joint Width
    ASTM C 1487 Standard Guide for Remedying Structural Silicone Glazing
    ASTM C 1503 Standard Specification for Silvered Flat Glass Mirror
    ASTM C 1564 Standard Guide for Use of Silicone Sealants for Protective Glazing Systems
    ASTM C 1678-07 Standard Practice for Fractographic Analysis

    ASTM E 90 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of Building Partitions and Elements
    ASTM E 119 Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials
    ASTM E 283 Standard Test Method for Determining Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under Specified Pressure Differences Across the Specimen
    ASTM E 330 Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
    ASTM E 331 Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
    ASTM E 336 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Airborne Sound Insulation in Buildings
    ASTM E 413 Classification for Rating Sound Insulation
    ASTM E 488 Standard Test Methods for Strength of Anchors in Concrete and Masonry Elements
    ASTM E 514 Standard Test Method for Water Penetration and Leakage Through Masonry
    ASTM E 546 Standard Test Method for Frost Point of Sealed Insulating Glass Units
    ASTM E 547 Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors and Curtain Walls by Cyclic Static Air Pressure Differential
    ASTM E 576 Standard Test Method for Frost Point of Sealed Insulating Glass Units in the Vertical Position
    ASTM E 631 Standard Terminology of Building Constructions
    ASTM E 754 Standard Test Method for Pullout Resistance of Ties and Anchors Embedded in Masonry Mortar Joints
    ASTM E 773 Standard Test Method for Accelerated Weathering of Sealed Insulating Glass Units
    ASTM E 774 Standard Specification for Classification of the Durability of Sealed Insulating Glass Units
    ASTM E 783 Standard Method for Field Measurement of Air Leakage Through Installed Exterior Windows and Doors
    ASTM E 894 Standard Test Method for Anchorage of Permanent Metal Railing Systems and Rails for Buildings
    ASTM E 966 Standard Guide for Field Measurement of Airborne Sound Insulation of Building Facades and Facade Elements
    ASTM E 987 Standard Test Methods for Deglazing Force of Fenestration Products
    ASTM E 997 Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Glass in Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under the Influence of Uniform Static Loads by Destructive Methods
    ASTM E 998 Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Glass in Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under the Influence of Uniform Static Loads by Nondestructive Method
    ASTM E 1105 Standard Test Method for Field Determination of Water Penetration of Installed Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors and Curtain Walls by Uniform or Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference
    ASTM E 1233 Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights, and Curtain Walls by Cyclic Air Pressure Differential
    ASTM E 1300 Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings
    ASTM E 1332 Standard Classification for Determination of Outdoor-Indoor Transmission Class
    ASTM E 1423 Standard Practice for Determining the Steady State Thermal Transmittance of Fenestration Systems
    ASTM E 1424 Standard Test Method for Determining the Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under Specified Pressure and Temperature Differences Across the Specimen
    ASTM E 1425 Standard Practice for Determining the Acoustical Performance of Exterior Windows and Doors
    ASTM E 1825 Standard Guide for Evaluation of Exterior Building Wall Materials, Products, and Systems
    ASTM E 1886 Standard Test Method for Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors, and Impact Protective Systems Impacted by Missiles and Exposed to Cyclic Pressure Differentials
    ASTM E 1996 Standard Specification for Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors and Impact Protective Systems Impacted by Windborne Debris in Hurricanes
    ASTM E 2010 Standard Test Method for Positive Pressure Fire Tests of Window Assemblies
    ASTM E 2074 Standard Test Method for Fire Tests of Door Assemblies, Including Positive Pressure Testing of Side- Hinged and Pivoted Swinging Door Assemblies
    ASTM E 2094 Standard Practice for Evaluating the Service Life of Chromogenic Glazings
    ASTM E 2099 Standard Practice for the Specification and Evaluation of Pre-Construction Laboratory Mockups of Exterior Wall Systems
    ASTM E 2112 Standard Practice for Installation of Exterior Windows, Doors and Skylights
    ASTM E 2128 Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls
    ASTM E 2141 Standard Test Methods for Assessing the Durability of Absorptive Electrochromic Coatings on Sealed Insulating Glass Units
    ASTM E 2188 Standard Test Method for Insulating Glass Unit Performance
    ASTM E 2189 Standard Test Method for Testing Resistance to Fogging in Insulating Glass Units
    ASTM E 2190 Standard Specification for Insulating Glass Unit Performance and Evaluation
    ASTM E 2268 Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, and Doors by Rapid Pulsed Air Pressure Difference
    ASTM E 2269 Standard Test Method for Determining Argon Concentration in Sealed Insulating Glass Units using Gas Chromatography
    ASTM E 2270 Standard Practice for Periodic Inspection of Building Facades for Unsafe Conditions
    ASTM E 2319 Standard Test Method for Determining Air Flow Through the Face and Sides of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under Specified Pressure Differences Across the Specimen
    ASTM E 2353 Standard Test Method for the Performance of Glass in Permanent Glass Railing Systems, Guards and Balusters
    ASTM E 2395 Standard Specification for Voluntary Security Performance of Windows and Door Assemblies with and without Glazing Impact

    ASTM F 1233 Standard Test Method for Security Glazing Materials and Systems
    ASTM F 1641 Standard Test Method for Measuring Penetration Resistance of Security Glazing Using a Pendulum Impactor
    ASTM F 1642 Standard Test Method for Glazing and Glazing Systems Subject to Airblast Loadings
    ASTM F 1915 Standard Test Methods for Glazing for Detention Facilities
    ASTM F 2248 Standard Practice for Specifying an Equivalent 3-Second Duration Design Loading for Blast Resistant Glazing Fabricated with Laminated Glass

    ASTM STP 1054 Technology of Glazing Systems
    ASTM STP 552 C. J. Parise, “Window and Wall Testing,” 1974.
    ASTM STP 606 J. A. Dallen & P. Paulus, “Lock-Strip Glazing Gaskets,” 1976.

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NiS inclusion and corner fracture
The inclusion (lower left) seems to swim its way to the very first instance where the fracture branches (at right), creating a beautiful, intricate corner shape. This corner conveys explosiveness and structure all at once. It has a very natural look, yet glass is a man-made material. There is much beauty in this tiny little world.