Exova has invested in dynamic wind uplift and air barrier apparatus to conduct testing of roof assemblies in Mississauga, Canada.

Watch our video of dynamic wind uplift testing in action:

Exova can now test roof membranes and air barriers in a horizontal configuration in accordance with CSA A123.21 and CAN/ ULC-S742. These Standards will be a requirement for all roofing systems in the future National Building Code in Canada and this investment makes Exova the only laboratory in the world to test to both standards.

Innovative test methodology

As roof construction and technology change and concerns in the industry grow around new roof systems being caught by uplifting winds, test methods need to be updated to ensure they adequately reflect the qualities of membrane roof systems. Exova has developed a testing chamber and control system in accordance with standard established by the National Research Council Canada– Institute for Research in Construction (NRC-IRC). Exova is currently working with various manufacturers as this roof uplift testing methodology has now been commercialized to align with the requirements of the National Building Code.

The wind uplift test determines the resistance of membrane roofing systems when subjected to dynamic wind load cycles, for both mechanically attached-membrane roofing systems and adhered-membrane roofing systems. The apparatus can also measure air leakage rates to evaluate roofs as an air barrier system.

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Tel: +1 905 822 4111

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Pittsburgh, PA 15205

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Street 46, Gate 16, Salwa Industrial Area, P.O. Box 23650,
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Fax: +974 4460 3246

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P.O. Box 31775, Street 133, Qasim Road, Dammam 2nd Industrial Area,
Al Khobar 31952

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Tel: +966 13 8127750

Fax: +966 13 8121837

Email: saudiarabia.lab@exova.com

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Bldg. 2507, Way 6033, Block 260, Al Omran Street Gala, PO Box. 869,
Muscat PC 130

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Tel: +968 24501870

Fax: +968 24595619

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PO Box 28, Sohar Industrial Estate,
Sohar PC 327

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Fax: +968 26751557

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Plot 25, Umm Al Naar (Sas Al Nakhl), P.O. Box: 9191,
Abu Dhabi

Contact: Neil Hold - Operations Manager
Tel: +971 (0)2 558 2345

Fax: +971 (0)2 558 4515

Email: middle.east@exova.com

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Al Reem Island, P.O. Box: 9191,
Abu Dhabi Al Reem Island

Contact: Neil Hold - Operations Manager
Tel: + 971 2 558 1031 / 32

Fax: +971 2 558 4515

Email: middle.east@exova.com

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Dubai Investment Park – 2
Dubai

Contact: Manoj Kumar - Division Manager
Tel: +971 4 8868715

Fax: +971 4 8856795

Email: dubai.cladding@exova.com

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Plot 598-221, Dubai Investments Park 1, The Green Community, P.O. Box: 34924,
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Contact: Jason Dodds - Managing Director
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Fax: +971 4 885 4004

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Exova Warringtonfire Abu Dhabi

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No. 18 Jalan Mega 1/5, Taman Prindustrian Nusa Cemerlang,
Johor Bahru 79200

Contact: Sherly Wijaya - Senior Lab Manager
Tel: +607 509 6822

Fax: +607-509 9835

Email: admaterials.lab@exova.com

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150 Cecil Street #15-01,
Singapore 069543

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Admaterials Technologies Pte Ltd, 58 Sungei Kadut Loop,
Singapore 729501

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Hong Kong Hong Kong

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Via Della Pierina,
Crema 26013

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Tel: +39 037 389 721

Fax: +39 037 389 7200

Email: crema@exova.com

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Via Del Santo 211,
Padova Limena PD 35010

Contact: Giantonio Toldo - Lab Manager
Tel: + 39 049 610 400

Fax: +39 049 605 228

Email: padova@exova.com

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Unit 29, Blake Mill Business Park, Brue Avenue,
Bridgwater, UK TA6 5LT

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Tel: +44 (0)1278 431143

Email: Europe@Exova.com

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Holmesfield Road
Warrington WA1 2DS

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Wednesbury, WS10 7NZ

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Chiltern House, Stocking Lane, Hughenden Valley,
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4ND

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Email: enquiries@bmtrada.com

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Melbourne VIC 3175

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Suite 2002a, Level 20, 44 Market Street,
Sydney NSW 2000

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