Building Science

Pushing the limits of building envelope testing beyond industry standards.

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Full Wall Assembly Testing

Open to the construction and design industry, our Building Science Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio conducts full wall assembly testing for air and moisture infiltration, thermal conductivity, as well as building material compatibility. With safety and sustainability in mind, we push the limits of building envelope testing beyond industry standards to help ensure buildings withstand real-world environmental conditions.

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Whether in-person or virtually, we invite construction and design professionals to research, test, and learn how to approach the industry’s most pressing challenges. Through education and collaboration, we support your building restoration and new construction projects from design through completion.

Research and Development
Try out a new design configuration or product combination by building and testing it at our facility.
Building Materials/Systems Testing
Want to see how your wall assembly will perform in the real world? Let’s build a mockup and put it to the test!
Product Installation Training
Join us in person for building material application training to learn proper preparation, sequencing and installation of various products.
Continuing Education Seminars
Learn from industry experts, network with colleagues, and earn continuing education units (CEUs) with live seminars.

Testing Capabilities

With certified testing to ASTM and AAMA standards and beyond, we can test up to two-story wall assemblies for air and water infiltration, thermal conductivity, and building material compatibility to help ensure that the in-field construction will perform as expected. With visual assessments and measurable data, we can confirm a system’s adherence to building codes and offer recommendations to ensure the overall performance, longevity, and safety of the building envelope and entire structure.


Following our tests, we produce a data report and can consult with you on next steps to improve the system performance in the field, whether it relates to air barrier or waterproofing selection, architectural details, or installation practices and sequencing.

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What Others Have To Say

The ability to come here and test details that they haven't been able to test before, I think that is kind of revolutionary.
Emily Chastain
4240 Architecture
The industry needs more research, more studies and more innovation with materials... I don't know where else I could go to do that, but Tremco invited us... People should take advantage of this opportunity.
James C. Strong
Associate Principal
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
There are not many facilities that you can do such a large scale test. Having three walls that we can run at the same time is incredible.
Karla Kruse
Project Associate
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

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