Zero/Six Consulting, LLC is a multifaceted professional services company specializing in the commissioning of high-performance buildings.

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Field Testing Specialist Services for Building Performance

Field Testing is pre-functional testing of various building components far in advance of the installed product to ensure that installed systems interface as intended, and workmanship meets the international standards of performance. It is usually undertaken when certain building materials or procedures are best tested at the construction site.

Building performance testing on envelope system and products and mock-ups at sites can provide critical data before your construction project begins. It allows pre-diagnosis of potential problems, such as air infiltration, structural deflection, water infiltration, thermal transmittance, sound transmittance, and fire resistance. Once known, proactive measures can be undertaken to remedy flaws that will avoid potential risks, project delays and any extra expenditure on building material and labor costs.

Blower Door

A diagnostic tool used to measure the airtightness of buildings and to help locate air leakage sites.

Electronic Leak Detection

A method used to locate leaks in waterproofing membranes applied to roofs, terraces, and other waterproofed surfaces.

Roof Membrane

A watertight roofing material used to cover and protect the roof structure from water infiltration.

ASTM E1105

A 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.

Field Testing Specialist Services

We draw on our extensive building envelope commissioning expertise and utilize available accredited resources for problem resolution, or simply to ensure the quality of your products and systems meet the set standards of performance. Before we start our testing on site, we first understand your goals and then apply industry standard field testing protocols and procedures customized to suit your quality control program requirements.  We follow widely recognized standards like ASTM, AAMA, etc., where applicable.

Z6 Consulting is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited for performance testing at our mock-up facility or on project sites for the below tests:

1. Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights, Curtain Walls

i. Water Leakage / Infiltration – ASTM E1105, ASTM E331, ASTM E547, AAMA 501

ii. Air Infiltration – ASTM E283, ASTM E783

iii. Water & Air Infiltration – AAMA 502, AAMA 503

iv. Deflection / Deglazing – ASTM E330, ASTM E987

2. Roof Systems

Roof Uplift Force – ASTM E907, FM Global 1-52

3. Coating Films, Adhesion Bond

Adhesion Strength – ASTM D3359, ASTM F842

4. Windows, Sliding Door Assemblies

Forced Entry – ASTM F588, ASTM F842

5. Concrete or Clay Tiles

Wind / Uplift Resistance – ASTM C1568, ASTM D4541, ASTM E2359 / E2359M

6. Miscellaneous

i. Roofing – ASTM D7877

ii. Window Sealant – ASTM C1521

iii. Envelope Air Leakage – ASTM E1186

iv. Foundation Humidity – ASTM F2170

v. Cladding Moisture Absorption – Rilem Commission 25 / PEM Test Method 1154

vi. Field impact sound transmission loss tests and site noise level assessments to meet local, state, or federal noise limits

vii. Cleaning tests on various cleaning materials and application methods to ensure the best cleaning results without damaging the building materials

viii. Thermal imaging of completed systems

Field Testing Services

On-Site Analysis

Optimize energy efficiency with our Blower Door testing. We detect and address air leaks, enhancing sustainability for your projects.

Blower Door Testing

Detect roof leaks efficiently with our Electronic Leak Detection (ELD) service, ensuring prompt and precise identification for effective repairs.

Electronic Roof Leak Detection (ELD)

Ensure the resilience of your roof with our Uplift Resistance Testing, assessing membrane strength for enhanced durability.

Roof Membrane Uplift Resistance Testing

Conform to ASTM E1105 for thorough water penetration testing, ensuring your structure's resilience against water ingress.

ASTM E1105 Standard for Water Penetration Testing

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Zero/Six's outstanding professionalism, along with their high level of expertise, has consistently equipped our team with the essential resources needed to ensure the successful completion of our projects.

Laura Lara

Senior Project Manager, The University of Texas

Zero/Six has been successfully providing consulting services for projects with the OFPC South Texas Region for over 8 years, I would not hesitate to recommend and consider them for any future endeavors.

Patrick Lew

Senior Project Manager, The University of Texas

Zero/Six's dedicated staff and ongoing contributions significantly enrich our team, ensuring the delivery of top-quality buildings. We wholeheartedly welcome Zero/Six's involvement in any project.

Mark Kimball

Project Manager, The University of Texas

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What sets Zero/Six’s construction management approach apart?

Our construction management approach is rooted in collaborative partnerships, seasoned expertise, and a future-centric outlook, ensuring each project is not only successfully executed but also stands the test of time.

How does Zero/Six ensure safety during the construction process?

Safety is paramount at Zero/Six. Through rigorous safety protocols, regular site inspections, and continuous team education, we strive to maintain a secure and hazard-free construction environment.

What sustainable practices are integrated into Zero/Six’s construction management services?

We prioritize sustainability by incorporating eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient designs, and waste-reducing practices, ensuring our projects are environmentally responsible and future-ready.

How does Zero/Six tackle unexpected challenges during the construction phase?

With a proactive mindset, we anticipate potential hurdles and devise strategic solutions to ensure smooth project progression, maintaining quality, timeline, and budget integrity.

How does Zero/Six ensure accurate cost estimation and budget adherence during construction?

Our seasoned team employs meticulous planning, transparent communication, and real-time budget monitoring to provide accurate cost estimations. Through continuous oversight and client collaboration, we ensure strict adherence to the budget, driving the project to a successful, cost-effective completion.