Construction Testing

French Engineering is experienced in and capable of sampling and conducting a variety of different tests in the field for numerous projects across the United and States and North America.

We have the equipment and experience to conduct testing in accordance with standard test methods and procedures promulgated by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), and Factory Mutual (FM), Exterior Insulation Manufacturers Association (EIMA), International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), Sealants, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWRI), National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and RILEM. Whether you project requires analysis of materials provided and systems installed, or if the performance of any building envelope component is in question, French Engineering can perform the appropriate testing to assist in evaluating any deficiencies or in confirming compliance with prescribed criteria. French Engineering is capable of providing testing in accordance with the following test protocols:

ASTM E547: Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors by Cyclic Static Air Pressure Differential

ASTM E783: Field Measurement of Air Leakage Through Installed Exterior Windows and Doors

ASTM E907: Field Testing for Uplift Resistance of Adhered Membrane Roofing Systems

ASTM E1105: Field Determination of Water Penetration of Installed Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors by Uniform or Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference

AAMA 501.2: Field Check of Metal Storefronts, Curtain Walls, and Sloped Glazing Systems for Water Leakage

AAMA 502-90: Field Testing of Windows and Sliding Glass Doors

FM 1-52: Roof Uplift Testing (Tripod Method)

FM 1-52: Roof Uplift Testing (Bubble Method)

NAHB Moisture Test for Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) Assemblies

RILEM tube moisture absorption test

Concrete chloride content

Concrete mix and compressive strength

Concrete performance - anomalies

Reinforcing steel corrosion

Performance of post-tensioned strands

Sealant field adhesion testing

In addition to the field testing outlined above, French Engineering is experienced and knowledgeable in collecting samples and coordinating a myriad of different laboratory testing for a variety of different purposes, including diagnostic, as well as forensic. Our experience and knowledge of appropriate ASTM test methods and standards allows us to "customize" a test program designed to specifically assess the conditions at your project. Due to the wide variety of tests and procedures available, please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

 

Contact Us

Main Office
4201 Cypress Creek Pkwy, Suite 300
Houston, Texas 77068

Phone: 281.440.8284
Toll Free: 800.395.8285