Wall and air barrier systems are evaluated in terms of leakage, water penetration, wind resistance, weather tightness, thermal performance, acoustics, seismic performance, u-value and structural adequacy.

Wall systems 1 and 2 storey capabilities

Wall systems are evaluated in terms of air leakage, water penetration and structural wind load resistance. Full-scale testing can be conducted on samples measuring 2.4 meters x 2.4 meters or on samples measuring up to 6.0 meters x 6.0 meters using a large two-storey test chamber.

Testing includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Determination for rate of air leakage through exterior windows, curtain walls and doors under specified pressure differences across the specimen.
  • Structural performance of exterior windows, curtain walls and doors by uniform static air pressure difference.
  • Water penetration of exterior windows, skylights, doors and curtain walls by uniform static air pressure difference.
  • Water penetration of exterior windows, skylights, doors and curtain wall by cyclic static air pressure difference.
  • Performance testing.

Air barrier materials and systems

(1 x 1 meter up to 6 x 6 meters)

Tests are available to evaluate the air permeability characteristics of both air barrier materials and systems:

  • Determination for rate of air leakage through exterior windows, curtain walls and doors under specified pressure differences across the specimen.
  • Standard test method for air permeance of building materials
  • A full range of test services are available to evaluate the performance of the raw materials, coatings, sealant, adhesives and insulation products that are used to build EIFS stucco exterior cladding.

Wall and roof systems

Dynamic response test - custom full-scale testing of PER systems (2.4 x 2.4 meter samples) to determine pressure equalization behaviour. The test method simulates positive or negative gust wind loads on a wall system and monitors the rate of pressure change within the wall cavity. The testing can incorporate water spray and/or temperature variations.

Building envelope field inspections / field testing

We conduct building envelope / curtain wall inspections and testing as well as on-site dew point determinations of insulating glass units. Infrared thermographic services are also available for building envelopes, electrical services or mechanical system evaluations.

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2395 Speakman Dr.,
Mississauga, ON L5K 1B3

Contact: Jordan Church - Operations Manager
Tel: +1 905 822 4111

Fax: +1 905 823 1446

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100 Business Center Drive,
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Contact: Bobby Archibald - Vice President
Tel: 412-788-1263

Fax: 412-788-1283

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Street 46, Gate 16, Salwa Industrial Area, P.O. Box 23650,
Doha

Contact: Manohar Nayagar - Operations Manager
Tel: +974 4460 3202

Fax: +974 4460 3246

Email: middle.east@exova.com

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

Contact: Younes Elkhdari - General Manager
Tel: +966 13 8127750

Fax: +966 13 8121837

Email: middle.east@exova.com

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

Contact: Robert Mckenzie - General Manager
Tel: +968 24501870

Fax: +968 24595619

Email: middle.east@exova.com

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PO Box 28, Sohar Industrial Estate,
Sohar PC 327

Contact: Robert Mckenzie - General Manager
Tel: +968 26751891

Fax: +968 26751557

Email: middle.east@exova.com

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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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Plot 598-221, Dubai Investments Park 1, The Green Community, P.O. Box: 34924,
Dubai

Contact: Jason Dodds - Managing Director
Tel: +971 4 885 1001

Fax: +971 4 885 4004

Email: middle.east@exova.com

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15th Floor, Al Amiri Towers, TECOM Area, P.O. Box 34924,
Dubai

Contact: Michel Wizenberg - General Manager
Tel: +971 4 439 5800

Fax: +971 4 439 3699

Email: middle.east@exova.com

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Po Box 110633, Unit 101, Al Bateen Tower C5, Bainunah Street, Abu Dhabi,
Exova Warringtonfire Abu Dhabi

Contact: Michel Wizenberg - General Manager
Tel: +971 (0) 2 6431398

Fax: +971 (0) 2 667 8797

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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

Contact:
Tel: +65 6372 5600

Fax: +65 6863 3004

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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

Contact: Jinping Lu - Managing Director
Tel: (65) 6362 9066

Fax: (65) 6362 2080

Email: admaterials.lab@exova.com

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Limited Unit C, 18/F., Infotech Centre, 21 Hung to Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon,
Hong Kong Hong Kong

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

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Holmesfield Road
Warrington WA1 2DS

Contact: Matt Bell - European Sales Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 1925 655 116

Fax: +44 (0) 1925 655 419

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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Key Industrial Park, Fernside Road,
Willenhall, WV13 3YA

Contact: Ian Keeling - Operations Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1902 722122

Fax: +44 (0)1902 727242

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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

Contact:
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 569750

Fax: F: +44 (0) 1494 564895

Email: enquiries@bmtrada.com

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Via Della Pierina,
Crema 26013

Contact: Luca Cantoni - Operations Manager
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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Northpoint, Unit 29, Level 6, 231 North Quay,
Brisbane QLD 4000

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Tel: +61 7 3238 1700

Fax: +61 7 3211 4833

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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Unit 2, 409-411 Hammond Road, Dandenong,
Melbourne VIC 3175

Contact: Patrick Motteram - General Manager
Tel: +61 (0)3 9767 1000

Fax: +61 (0)3 9767 1001

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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

Contact:
Tel: +61 (0)2 8270 7600

Fax: +61 (0)2 9299 6076

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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