AAMA 501.2-03 PDF


A M E R I C A N A R C H I T E C T U R A L AAMA Quality Assurance and Diagnostic Water Leakage Field Check of Installed. AAMA Test Method Field testing by an AAMA Accredited 3rd Party Test Agent. Enclosure Commissioning a crash course in reality -?? Water ASTM E, D, AAMA Air ASTM E , E, E Adhesion.

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The requirement of AAMA accreditation assures the specifier that the laboratory has the staff, training, experience, and calibrated equipment to properly perform field testing. Please contact AAMA for assistance, as needed. If leakage has occurred at any point, the framing shall be retaped at such points to prevent further leakage of these points during the subsequent checking of joints and framing adjacent to or above them.

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American Architectural Manufacturers Association. It is recommended that a gauge be attached to the end of the nozzle to ensure that the specified distance from the joint under test is maintained. Our field consultants are properly trained and knowledgeable of all testing standards.


BDG has extensive knowledge of most building systems and specializes in forensic water intrusion investigations. The pressure gauge shall be calibrated at a maximum of 6 month intervals.

This allows us to ama only properly test fenestrations on new construction projects, but also pinpoint the cause of any test failures and provide accurate recommendations aqma achieve successful testing results.

The procedure outlined in this document is not intended to test the rated or specified water performance representative of a wind driven rain event. Building Diagnostics Group, Inc. Manufacturer, model, dimensions, materials, etc.


Document Status Indicators The Green document status indicator indicates that the document is: Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset. All operable components within the test area shall be isolated and exempt from the test procedure.

Record of calibration certificates shall be made available upon request. The area shall be fully glazed to provide a completed installation. This exposed length shall be subjected to the nozzle spray as directed in Section 4. If operable joints such as those around doors and operable windows occur within the wall area involved, appropriate modifications both of procedure and performance requirements should be made when testing such joints or details.

If a leak is found, the wall must first dry completely, be sealed, and be re-tested.

Free to use BIM project management tool provides step-by-step help to define, manage and validate responsibility for information development and delivery at each stage aamw the asset life cycle in level 2 BIM projects. The Amber document status indicator indicates that some caution is needed when using this document – it is either: This area should represent typical construction for the project.

The primary units of measure in this document are metric. See Figures 1, 2 and 3 for typical test assemblies.

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The chosen area is soaked from the lowest horizontal brace to any adjacent vertical framing. Search by product code or category or leave the product code field blank to see a list of all AAMA publications.


If interior wall materials have been installed 4. MISSION Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset.

Should leakage still be found, further remedial measures shall be taken and checking shall be repeated until all framing in the designated area is found to be satisfactory.

If no leaks occur, the area stays uncovered, and the test goes on. We provide testing services throughout the United States from our headquarters located in Atlanta, GA. The Red document status indicator indicates that the document is an old version The document has likely been withdrawn by the publisher, also the meta data presented here may be out of date as it is no longer being maintained by the editorial teams at NBS.

AAMA disclaims all liability for the use, application or adaptation of materials published herein. This field check is intended to determine the resistance to water leakage of only those joints, gaskets and sealant details in the glazing which are designed to remain permanently closed and watertight.

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.