1.1 This standard practice covers procedures and documentation to assist in the specification and evaluation of pre-construction laboratory mockups of exterior wall systems.
1.2 This standard practice addresses design and construction of the mockup, observation during mockup construction and testing, evaluation of the mockup test results, and documentation of the mockup and testing process. Coordination is required between the parties involved in the design, construction, and testing of the mockup to facilitate this process. Documentation should convey the results of pre-construction mockups from one party to others at appropriate stages in the process.
1.3 This standard practice recommends the selection and order of individual tests performed on the mockup in the absence of a specific test order.
1.4 This standard practice recommends a protocol for exchange of information between participants in the pre-construction mockup process.
1.5 Responsibility for specific activities is recommended by this practice. This practice is intended to provide a default structure in the absence of the assignment of specific responsibilities by the specifying authority.
1.6 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.