Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

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2017 "Architectural Sheet Metal Fascia and Coping Wind Test Report" now available


SMACNA's 2017 update for the “Architectural Sheet Metal Fascia and Coping Wind Test Report” describes the performance of edge metal systems commonly found within the SMACNA “Architectural Sheet Metal Manual,” 7th edition.

This report provides data that demonstrates that specimens fabricated according to Figures 2-1 and 3-1 in the SMACNA “Architectural Sheet Metal Manual” comply with and/or exceed the “ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435 ES-1-2017 Test Standard for Edge Systems Used with Low Slope Roofing Standard,” as required by the International Building Code (IBC).

The wind uplift tests were conducted on custom-fabricated gravel stop fascia and coping designs shown in the SMACNA “Architectural Sheet Metal Manual” and in accordance with the parameters of the “ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435 ES-1-2017 Test Standard for Edge Systems Used With Low Slope Roofing Standard.”

These specimens were tested at Intertek-ATI of York, Pa., an ANSI-accredited testing laboratory.

The entire SMACNA report “Architectural Fascia and Coping Wind Tests Report” is available on the Technical Resources/Papers and Guidelines section of the SMACNA website.