Project Overview

New Canaan, CT – The New Canaan Library is a mid-century modern design, integrating an abundance of natural light through large windows that provide guests inside with a beautiful view of the surrounding gardens and a panorama view of the village from the top level.

SES was hired by Advanced Performance Glass, Inc. to perform water spray quality testing at six locations at this newly constructed facility. 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 three tests that were conducted were:

ASTM E 783 Standard Test Method for Field Measurement of Air Leakage Through Installed Exterior Windows and Doors

ASTM E 1105 Standard Test Method for Field Determination of Water Penetration of Installed Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls, by Uniform or Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference

AAMA 501.2: Quality Assurance and Diagnostic Water Leakage Field Check of Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls and Sloped Glazing Systems

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