Back in 2007, before launching a Windows-based version of Maps, Google spent time conducting real world testing to ensure that unique features like contact integration, GPS support and dragable maps all functioned, as the user should expect. In a blog entry released last week, Google announced that more than 100 million people are using the Maps application monthly. The periodic testing of new features allows Google to be confident in releasing quality, user-friendly applications.
Sto Corp. recently underwent its own real world testing. The first, mentioned in a previous entry, was a design challenge where 10 teams were faced with creating a building envelope mock-up panel according to ASTM E 783 (air leakage) and ASTM E 1105 (moisture leakage) standards.
The latest testing was based on requirements drawn up by the US Army Corp of Engineers for air tightness/leakage in new or retrofit construction of Army projects.
This testing was conducted by Neudorfer Engineers, Inc., and once again proves StoGuard is superior in terms of air and moisture protection for a building. For example, an acceptable score for the assembly, according to the USACE and ASTM requirements, is .25 cfm (cubic feet per minute)/sq.ft. Here StoGuard was proven to show a remarkable difference of 56% less air leakage. Detailed results are outlined in a recently published press release.
Successful project testing like this shows that not only does the product live up to the manufacturer’s claim, but also will give peace of mind to the owner knowing that the structure is protected.