Many people know the feeling—when there’s a violent storm going on outside, with the wind howling and rain pelting the windows, even if you’re safe indoors, you just doesn’t feel at ease. You’re afraid something could break. In our test laboratory in Singapore, we ensure that this fear remains unfounded—even when going face to face with a hurricane.
Before a building is even built, its outer façade, mostly windows, is tested for indestructibility during extreme weather events. This is done with performance structure tests, during which great pressure is applied without the windows shattering. Water tests under extreme conditions are also conducted to ensure impermeability during torrential rains.