AIA CREDIT: Yes
The presentation will discuss best practices for preparing and performing field testing related to windows, window walls, curtainwalls and including air barriers. Various test procedures will be discussed, and guidance on how to achieve the most effective testing protocol based on the extensive experience of the presenters ranging from testing various fenestration systems, but also forensic evaluations identifying probable cause(s) of failure.
- Gain an understanding of the various types of field tests available.
- Learn about the differences between lab testing and field testing.
- Learn from various case studies related to common problems with field testing.
- Gain an understanding of key points on how to specify field testing.
PRESENTERS & BIO:
Tim Quast - CEO, Matt Wendland – Vice President, & Jeff Zibton – Project Manager, Quast Consulting & Testing, Inc.
Mr. Quast is responsible for the startup management and customer support of Quast
Consulting and Testing, Inc. (QCT). Mr. Quast has extensive experience in the primary
performance testing of exterior facades and fenestration. This experience extends both in the
laboratory and on-site/field testing environments. His experience includes field testing,
forensic/diagnostic testing, laboratory mock-up erection and testing, field quality control
inspections, and design/calibration of test equipment utilized in the primary performance
testing of fenestration.
Mr. Wendland has 13 years of fenestration testing experience beginning in 2006. He began his
career as a field testing technician working directly with Mr. Tim Quast, who served as his
mentor. Matt studied business management at Northcentral Technical College in central
Wisconsin where he attended accelerated courses while working full time. Prior to QCT, Matt
worked at an insulated glass manufacturer where he was the floor supervisor. He participated in
the development of the QCT Field Testing Crew and is responsible for their day-to-day
operations and business development.
Mr. Zibton entered the fenestration industry after 11 years in general construction. In his 16
years in the building envelope arena, he has extensive experience with product, mock-up, and
field testing, and also worked as a façade consultant. Currently, he oversees the physical
thermal validation testing, development of project Label Certificates, as well as the
coordination and execution of project specific thermal analysis. He is an NFRC Certified
Simulator, NFRC ACE, NFRC IRC, and Member of the NFRC Fenstar Verification Policy Advisory Group.
For BEC Chicago members, an RSVP invite will be sent out approximately 7 to 10 days in advance of event. For non-BEC Chicago members interested in attending, you may contact Jeff Diqui at email@example.com to request an invite. The inviation will include a link to a mandatory RSVP.