CSI Phoenix, Technical Committee
Brian Sharlow, P.E.
The Use of AAMA 508 with Insulated Metal Panels
The following Expert Analysis reviews the significance of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 508 testing protocol in relation to an insulated metal panel system. Brian Sharlow, P.E., a structural engineer with CENTRIA explores the AAMA 508 testing procedure and the performance characteristics the test is designed to measure, including air leakage, cyclic pressure, static water penetration, and dynamic water penetration. The appendix also includes a summary of other relevant ASTM tests related to Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights, and Curtain Walls such as air leakage, structural performance and water penetration.