Air Tightness Testing & Measurement Association (ATTMA)
Let’s talk about compliance
Air tightness testing is now an optional requirement for demonstrating evidence for the National Construction Code, but who is going to ensure testers stay true? Cope will discuss what must happen to ensure the standard of testing does not slip in the face of ever-growing competition and natural business efforts to reduce the time each test takes.
He will outline how ATTMA UK has seen air-tightness testing take place for over 17 years – including the change from being specialist/niche to a formality, with pass rates high and tests taking less than 20 minutes to complete from beginning to end. Naturally, this can bring unscrupulous practice, and someone needs to be there to step in.
Cope is the scheme manager for the Air Tightness Testing & Measurement Association (ATTMA), whose members are responsible for more than 85 per cent of all air tightness tests carried out in the UK.