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Testing and Research

Cladding & Curtain Wall Tests

We ensure the stable quality of exterior materials built to endure severe winds and heavy rains. We test the wind resistance, air-permeability and water-tightness of window and door mock-ups.

Major testing and research activities

■Tests of wind resistance, air-permeability, and water-tightness.
Testing the wind resistance, air-permeability, and water-tightness of exterior walls, curtain walls, windows, doors and others.
■Story drift performance tests.
Testing the story drift performance of exterior walls and curtain walls installed on structural frames with fasteners
Large air pressure chamber
Maximum size of test item W4.1m×H7.1m
Maximum wind pressure ±9.8kPa
Period of fluctuating pressure 1sec.~
Sprinkling capacity 2~8l/min・m2
Small air pressure chamber
Maximum size of test item W2.6m×H2.9m
Maximum wind pressure ±9.8kPa
Period of fluctuating pressure 1sec.~
Sprinkling capacity 2~8l/min・m2

Story drift performance testing equipment
Story drift performance testing equipment

Large air pressure chamber and small air pressure chamber
Large air pressure chamber and small air pressure chamber

 

General Building Research Corporation of Japan

Head Office/5-8-1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565-0873 Japan

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