Towards development of a performance standard for assessing the effectiveness of wall-window interface details to manage rainwater intrusion

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1520/JAI101446
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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of ASTM International
Volume6
Issue9
Pages128; # of pages: 28
Subjectinstallation details, laboratory testing, performance test, rainwater intrusion, wall-window interface, watertightness; Wall/Window interface; Walls
AbstractThis paper presents a proposed laboratory test protocol for assessing the effectiveness of wall-window interface details with regard to management of rainwater, and provides a rationale for a performance-based approach to the evaluation method. An overview of the test approach is provided and details of the test apparatus and test specimen are given, including information on implementation of the test method. Examples of testing performed according to the proposed protocol are provided. Finally additional tests for evaluating the performance of installation details are suggested. The additional tests are for field evaluation of installation details, and for laboratory evaluation of installation details with regard to the risk of condensation along window frames.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number50032
18768
NPARC number20377637
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Record created2012-07-24
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