How Much Additional Testing Should Occur After Initial Sampling?
As a final consideration, one should ask, “How much of the building is to be tested after the initial sampling is completed? To what level should the testing ascend? What should be the recommendation to the authority that specified the sampling?” These are questions that may be considered in the future by ASTM Committee C-24. However, using what typically is a pass/fail criterion in a facade mock-up testing laboratory may provide some guidance.
We will next make that comparison in terms of a pass/fail criterion. First, using the example of the 11-story building described above to review the resultant data from testing, we will establish a theoretical basis from which we may begin discussion in order to answer this question. Let this referenced test data be referred to as project Specimen A.