Team TMI® Closes the Gap in Your Air Barrier System
TMI® is an independent third party testing agency.
TMI® performs quality assurance inspections, tests air barrier systems and fenestrations, and assists clients looking for means to assure quality outcomes of building enclosures.
- Design Reviews for Air Barrier Continuity
- Pre-Construction Meetings -Air Barrier Coordination of Trades During the Construction Process
- Mockup and Assembly Testing
- Air Infiltration Testing
- Water Penetration Testing
- Inspections and Adhesion Testing of Air Barrier Field Application
- Blower Door Testing – Single and Multi Zone
- USACE Air Leakage Test Protocol
- Infrared Thermography
- Non Toxic Fog Testing
Our calibrated testing equipment is company owned and all work is self-performed by our certified Building Enclosure Specialists.
TMI® is a member of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), the Untied States Green Building Council (USGBC), the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA), and the International Association of Certified Thermographers (IACT).
What makes us stand apart?
The principals of TMI® have been involved in the construction industry since 1982 as land developers, as builders of residential and commercial properties, and as early adapters of air barrier materials and methods. Our past experience comes from hands-on construction project management, as principals. We have walked the walk. From design drawings and specifications, through contract documents, subcontracted trades-coordination and sequencing, inspections, punch out and completion on-time on-budget, with little to no warranty issues. We have lived and understand the process better than those who have merely sat in classes or behind a desk.
TMI® was formed to assist building owners reduce energy costs, consumption, and sustain the life of buildings. What started out as an infrared inspection firm specializing in diagnosing moisture and air infiltration quickly grew into a building enclosure and consulting firm. Our years of experience, knowledge and understanding of the construction process, trades, air barrier materials, and thermal and moisture protection sets us apart from our competitors.
TMI® Building Enclosure Specialists are expert in building enclosure air barrier systems. We possess the experience and technical building science knowledge of design, performance, systems and construction relative to the building enclosure and are recognized leaders in their field of expertise. TMI® is able to provide solutions that can actually be implemented in the field.
We approach every project as if it were our own. We analyze established best practices to ensure a successful outcome of an airtight enclosure for the general contractor and owner. Our principals stay with you every step of the way, and guide you through the process.
TMI® was able to secure a subcontracting partnership with University California -Davis on a DoE/DoD ESTCP project to demonstrate Automated Aerosol Sealing of Building Envelopes at Military Bases along the East Coast of the United States, demonstrations began in 2016. TMI® was tasked with identifying and sourcing demonstration sites, performed new air sealing technology demonstrations, along with pre and post air leakage testing at various military installations at Ft. Bragg, MCB Quantico, NSA Mechanicsburg, NSA Philadelphia. TMI® assisted in further development of the technology and process over a two year period providing beta testing, recommendations for improvement to the technology and data collection on air sealing existing buildings.
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TMI® was involved with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Department of Energy study, “Hidden in Plain Sight: The Not So Secret Savings of the Building Envelope” regarding DOE’s Commercial Building Integration Program to demonstrate the performance of new building envelope technologies. TMI® performed blower door testing on the College of DuPage- Homeland Security Facility located in Illinois, using ASTM E779 utilizing 12 fans. The air leakage rate achieved was 0.15 cfm/sqft at 75Pa, 63% better than 2015 IECC at 0.40cfm/sqft at 75Pa.
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TMI®’s Vice President, was part of the team working with the International Energy Agency on project specifications for Deep Energy Retrofit Inspection for Thermal Continuity and Thermal Bridging.
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TMI® was awarded United States Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) project Shield 5 Program, Site 2, 3, 5 and 7, for the State of Qatar. The Shield 5 project was the largest ever undertaken by USACE Middle East District. Site 2, 3, 5 and 7 consisted of 100 buildings.
The General Contractor was unfamiliar and concerned about air barrier requirements and testing. They were glad to inform us the USACE approved TMI® qualification submittals “in three hours”. TMI® conducted the Air Barrier pre-construction meeting with the GC, USACE, the material manufacturer and installers. TMI® performed design reviews of the air barrier system for continuity, air barrier consulting, mockup testing, air barrier inspections, whole building air leakage testing, infrared thermography, and diagnostic fog testing of the buildings enclosures at the four separate sites.
The USACE and the GC requested a pre-test presentation for Government of Qatar. TMI® delivered, tailoring a PowerPoint TMI® previously presented at the annual Air Barrier Association of America conference.
When the GC accelerated the work to deliver all 100 buildings twelve months from ground breaking and six months ahead of schedule, TMI® kept ahead of the curve. By providing a cost effective inspection and testing schedule, guiding the GC and interfacing with USACE, not one building failed the USACE test. TMI® performed on budget and ahead of schedule. From design review to final testing and USACE approval, TEAM TMI® CLOSES THE GAPS IN YOUR AIR BARRIER SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS.
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