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Testing

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Testing Nail Sealability: Poking Holes in your Air Barrier

Air barrier membranes are punctured thousands of times when anchoring facades like stucco, metal panels, stone panels ...
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Understanding Wall Performance with the WUFI Model

To simulate the performance of a wall system under real-world conditions, design professionals and engineers often ...
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Analyzing Air Permeability - Vapor Barriers for Building Enclosure

The permeability of building materials has significant implications on the long-term durability and effectiveness of a ...
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Air Barrier Testing Part 2: Adapting to Measure Assemblies

In part 2 of this air barrier testing blog series, we will review existing test methods for individual air barrier ...
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Air Barrier Testing Part 1: The Basics

Buildings leak. But what if they didn’t have to? For air barriers, a building material notoriously susceptible to ...
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Testing Buildings to Withstand Seismic Conditions

Designing structures to withstand extreme movement, even the intense effects of seismic events, can be a challenge. The ...
Blog Crash Test2

Mock-Ups: Construction's Crash Test Dummies

The automotive industry found a way to ensure safety performance from all manufacturers to car owners through testing ...
Field Adhesion Blog

Eliminate Costly Rework with the Field Adhesion Test

On the construction site, there is nothing worse than having to duplicate work due to a mistake somewhere in the ...
R Value U Value

U Value vs R Value to Understand Thermal Conductivity

Did you know as R value increases, thermal performance improves? That is a simple concept to understand – bigger is ...