Skip Main Navigation
Page Content
This event has ended

Save This Event

Event Saved

Laboratory vs Field Enclosure Performance Testing

BEC Chicago

Friday, February 14, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CST)

Ticket Information

No tickets available.

Event Details


The presentation will discuss best practices for preparing and performing field testing related to windows, window walls, curtainwalls and including air barriers. Various test procedures will be discussed, and guidance on how to achieve the most effective testing protocol based on the extensive experience of the presenters ranging from testing various fenestration systems, but also forensic evaluations identifying probable cause(s) of failure. 


  1. Gain an understanding of the various types of field tests available.
  2. Learn about the differences between lab testing and field testing.
  3. Learn from various case studies related to common problems with field testing.
  4. Gain an understanding of key points on how to specify field testing.




Tim Quast - CEO, Matt Wendland – Vice President,  & Jeff Zibton – Project Manager, Quast Consulting & Testing, Inc.


Mr. Quast is responsible for the startup management and customer support of Quast Consulting and Testing, Inc. (QCT). Mr. Quast has extensive experience in the primary performance testing of exterior facades and fenestration. This experience extends both in the laboratory and on-site/field testing environments. His experience includes field testing, forensic/diagnostic testing, laboratory mock-up erection and testing, field quality control inspections, and design/calibration of test equipment utilized in the primary performance testing of fenestration.


Mr. Wendland has 13 years of fenestration testing experience beginning in 2006. He began his career as a field testing technician working directly with Mr. Tim Quast, who served as his mentor. Matt studied business management at Northcentral Technical College in central Wisconsin where he attended accelerated courses while working full time. Prior to QCT, Matt worked at an insulated glass manufacturer where he was the floor supervisor. He participated in the development of the QCT Field Testing Crew and is responsible for their day-to-day operations and business development.


Mr. Zibton entered the fenestration industry after 11 years in general construction. In his 16 years in the building envelope arena, he has extensive experience with product, mock-up, and field testing, and also worked as a façade consultant. Currently, he oversees the physical thermal validation testing, development of project Label Certificates, as well as the coordination and execution of project specific thermal analysis. He is an NFRC Certified Simulator, NFRC ACE, NFRC IRC, and Member of the NFRC Fenstar Verification Policy Advisory Group.



  • Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time out of respect for Gensler.
  • Please do not contact Gensler regarding program specifics. Inquiries can be made to

Have questions about Laboratory vs Field Enclosure Performance Testing? Contact BEC Chicago

When & Where

Gensler (Conference Room 16)
11 East Madison
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60602

Friday, February 14, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CST)

  Add to my calendar

Interested in hosting your own event?

Join millions of people on Eventbrite.

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.