The characteristics and behaviour of the different materials and elements directly affect the safety and durability of buildings. For this reason, they undergo specific tests in Weather Resistance & Wind Serviceability to establish the quality levels and to guarantee their adequacy.
Below are some of the tests that determine the real-world application of weathering.
There are two types of weathering that must be considered, both of which occur together and using a weathering chamber and wind tunnels, we can reproduce such conditions and the subsequent impacts at both discrete component and large systems levels. After exposure to adverse climate conditions, a diverse range of complementary tests can be performed to evaluate the residual performance of the specimens.
These tests include:
which are some of the systems commonly tested at our facilities.
The BBA Tests products to satisfy the relevant national Standards
Wind uplift: MCS 012:2016; BS EN 14437:2004
Weathertightness: MCS 012:2016
Bitumen, plastic and rubber flexible sheets:
Waterproofing systems for bridge decks:
Water resistance on cavity walls: Internal BBA water resistance testing scheme
Hygrothermal behaviour in EWI systems: ETAG 004:2013; ETAG 006, ETAG 034, MOAT 22, etcetera…
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