Technology and Facilities
BETAC offers services both in-house and in the field to better serve your challenges and needs. Have a solution you want to test using our in-house resources? Would you like us to go to your construction site or building with our mobile resources? We have the right solution for you.
BETAC has access to two sets of environmental chambers to evaluate thermal performance of windows, doors and mock-up wall systems — one medium-scale set of two side-by-side chambers and another large-scale chamber.
Air, Water and Structural Chamber
Air, water and structural (AWS) testing takes what can be costly guesswork out of the process of enhancing the building envelope components and assemblies. BETAC’s AWS chamber is intended to stimulate innovation in the design and construction of building envelopes.
Heat Flow Meter
This is a practical method to measure thermal conductivity and resistance of construction materials, insulation products and assemblies. With this equipment, the measurement of thermal conductivity indicates a material’s heat conductivity capacity, which is a key component to assess a building’s energy efficiency and thermal performance.
The Centre for Applied Research in Sustainable Infrastructure (CARSI) offers facilities for testing mock-ups and assemblies for air, water, structural and thermal performance during design and pre-construction phases, as well as pre-certification testing of product prototypes.
Other RRC Facilities
Red River College has multiple labs and educational facilities that could support BETAC’s project and operations, including MotiveLab™ — a 7,000-square-foot research facility with a large-scale climatic chamber. To find out more about RRC’s facilities, contact us.
Whole Building Airtightness
The point of whole building airtightness testing is to increase building durability while lowering operating costs. Long recognized as valuable in residential properties, whole building air leakage testing is yet to be widely adopted in commercial buildings.
The CAN-BEST Smart-Lab is a portable research and testing apparatus for air, water and structural testing of windows and doors.
Flexible, Multi-channel Data Acquisition System
Meeting special requirements of mobile testing, this system contains programmable amplifiers and anti-aliasing filters for sensors. It contains flexible interfaces for a variety of analog and digital signals.
This thermographic camera forms a heat zone image used for thermal analysis of a building.
FLIR T1020SC Thermal Camera
The FLIR T1020 thermal camera is a portable, high speed, high definition infrared camera designed to capture stunning thermal images and precise temperature measurement either in the field or in the lab. The T1020 is capable of capturing lossless radiometric imagery at 30 Hz up to 240 Hz. The T1020 is calibrated to measure object temperatures from -40 °C to 2000 °C. When using the FLIR ResearchIR Max software, we can easily view, record, analyze and share data with project partners. The T1020 includes a standard lens, a wide angle lens and a close up lens.
YESAIR 8-Channel IAQ Monitor
The YESAIR 8-channel Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Monitor is a portable air quality and data logging instrument for intermittent or continuous air quality monitoring. The YESAIR IAQ monitor that BETAC purchased is configured for common pollutants that affect IAQ which include temperature, humidity, relative humidity (RH), carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), oxygen (O2), volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particulate matter. The YESAIR IAQ Monitor will be a key tool to better understand IAQ issues and benchmark improvement techniques in residential, commercial, hospital, school and airport applications.
NTi-Audio Acoustic Measurement Equipment
BETAC purchased acoustic measurement equipment from NTi-Audio that includes sound level meters, a dodecahedron speaker, a tapping machine, a façade speaker and reporting software. This equipment is capable of conducting ASTM E336 (field measurement of airborne sound attenuation between rooms in buildings), ASTM E966 (field measurements of airborne sound attenuation of building façades and façade elements) and ASTM E1007 (field measurements of tapping machine impact sound transmission). This equipment is capable of measuring sound pollution (either airborne noise or impact noise) from adjacent spaces or exterior sources and can be utilized for the benefit and wellbeing of people in the commercial and residential sectors.
Flexible Training Options
With our flexible training options, we can bring our informative seminars, courses and programs to you. We understand that building industry professionals are busy and work under tight schedules. For that reason, we have a team of professionals who can go to your construction site, existing building or other locations convenient to your organization. Contact us for additional details.