With a licensed, state-of-the-art materials testing laboratory, R. J. Kenney Associates, Inc., offers extensive experience in product testing and evaluation. We perform a wide variety of laboratory and on-site tests for new and existing buildings, in accordance with ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) and AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association) guidelines as well as other recognized industry testing standards. In addition, our engineers routinely develop custom tests to determine failure modes in product, design, or installation defect claims.
Our knowledgeable technicians specialize in thorough assessments of construction products and materials, including windows, doors, concrete, masonry, stucco, exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS), coatings, membranes, sealants, and waterproofing. Over the past four decades, R. J. Kenney Associates, Inc., has provided expert testing and evaluation for several thousand projects in 48 states as well as internationally. In addition, we are proud to have contributed to important industry publications and to have spearheaded changes in standard construction protocols through our leading-edge research and testing practices.

At R. J. Kenney Associates we have the experience and expertise to implement targeted testing regimens that are sure to save you time and money, either during the construction process or in resolving existing problems both quickly and accurately.
Our testing and evaluation services cover the following categories:

New Construction
 
performance tests for specification/design compliance, building code compliance, manufacturer requirements, etc.
 
evaluation of installed exterior wall, window, and roofing components in accordance with standard industry test procedures
 
field tests that include, but are not limited to: structural pull tests, air infiltration tests, hygrothermal analysis and testing, water infiltration resistance tests, bond tests, infrared surveys, pressure chamber testing, moisture content, sealant adhesion tests, chloride and PH analysis, placement of structural reinforcement, etc.


Building Remediation
 
failure analysis through product-specific tests on windows, cladding, framing, sheathing, sealants, roofing, and other building envelope systems, components, and materials
 
tests designed to determine the cause of failure and to differentiate between installation deficiencies, design errors, and material/product defects
 
tests designed to detect and quantify the existence of corrosion, cracking, and water leaks, as well as other types of building envelope failures

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