Hartford, CT – The Hartford Public Library is a new, two-story, 13,000 sq. ft building, that when completed became the largest branch library in Hartford. Its construction provided community resources to an already vibrant retail and residential neighborhood.
SES was hired by Cherry Hill Glass Company to perform water spray quality testing on two selected areas of installed curtain wall. By testing envelope components early, and according to performance-based standards, many specific installation and component problems that would not be visually detected can be identified and corrected before they become systemic. The two tests that were conducted were:
AAMA 501.2-15: Quality Assurance and Diagnostic Water Leakage Field Check of Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls and Sloped Glazing Systems
ASTM E 1105: Field Determination of Water Penetration of Installed Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls, by Uniform or Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference