Window Testing: Ultimate Quality Control

Window testing: Ultimate quality control A little known but fundamental part of the window, curtainwall and building facade industry is the testing of these products in laboratories and also in the field. The purpose of testing windows, curtainwalls and building facades is to ensure that the products will perform as intended, and if not, to find out why. Types of window testing 1. Window testing…

Mockup Testing: A Guide for Construction Professionals

This is Part 2 of a series. Part 1 is here: Window & Curtainwall Testing: Ultimate Quality Control Preconstruction Mockup Testing of Window and Curtainwalls: Considerations for Architects, Contractors and Owners The process of including preconstruction mockup testing in the project starts with the bid documents. These must include as much information as possible about the mockup testing program. If added later, it will cost…

Test Your Mettle at Construction Research Lab

Mark Meshulam is a construction consultant, glass consultant and expert witness located in Chicago, IL, USA This article, originally written in 2006 is being reprinted here in very fond memory of my friend A.A. Sakhnovsky, lovingly known as “Sak”, who passed away on Fathers Day, June 19. He was about 85 years old. The Construction Research Laboratory is an amazing, one-of-a-kind place located in a…

The Dynamic Water Test

Mark Meshulam is an expert witness and consultant for windows, glass and building facades, including laboratory and field testing. Laboratory and field testing are an important – some would say integral – part of the window business, both in the realms of product certification for individual window units and also for the prove-out of full assemblies. For product certification such as AAMA and NFRC, specific-sized…

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