Facade Systems Specifications:

The specifications listed below apply to metal and metal products. If you’re looking for specific information about metals in architectural applications, please contact Eric Simonsen.
Please check with the ASTM International Technical Library for the most up-to-date information on metals specifications.


The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International has published the following specifications which relate to products distributed by MetalTech-Global.

  • ASTM B69-13 – Zinc
  • ASTM A653 – Galvanized Steel
  • ASTM B370 – Copper


Applicable Standards

Please note not all materials and standards apply to every MetalTech-Global project. Contact MetalTech-Global for standards pertaining to your specific project.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA)

AAMA 61-98—Voluntary Specification for Anodized Architectural Aluminum

AAMA 620—Hi High-Performancerganic Coatings on Coil Coated Architectural Aluminum Substrates

AAMA 621— High-Performance Organic Coatings on Coil Coated Architectural Hot Dipped Galvanized (HDG) and Zinc-Aluminum Coated Steel Substrates

AAMA 2605—Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Superior Performing Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

ASME SA240—Standard Specification for Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet and Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications

American Society for Testing and Materials ASTM)

ASTM A167—Stainless and Heat-Resisting Chromium-Nickel

ASTM A240—Standard Specification for Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet and Strip for Pressure Vessels

ASTM A653/A653M-13—Standard Specification for Steel Sheet, Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) or Zinc-Iron Alloy-Coated (Galvannealed) by the Hot-Dip Process

ASTM A463/A463M-10—Standard Specification for Steel Sheet, Aluminum-Coated, by the Hot-Dip Process

ASTM A1008/A1008M-13—Standard Specification for Steel, Sheet, Cold-Rolled, Carbon, Structural, High-Strength Low-Alloy, High-Strength Low-Alloy with Improved Formability, Solution Hardened and Bake Hardenable

ASTM B32—Solder Metal

ASTM B69—Architectural Rolled Zinc, Types 1 and 2, Standard Specification for Rolled Zinc

ASTM B117-11—Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus

ASTM B137-95(2009)—Standard Test Method for Measurement of Coating Mass Per Unit Area on Anodically Coated Aluminum

ASTM B209—Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate

ASTM B265-13A—Standard Specification for Titanium and Titanium Alloy Strip, Sheet and Plate

ASTM B370—Standard Specification for Copper Sheet and Strip for Building Construction

ASTM B506—Specification for Copper-Clad Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip for Building Construction

ASTM B523/B523M-12a—Standard Specification for Seamless and Welded Zirconium and Zirconium Alloy Tubes

ASTM B680 – 80(2009)—Standard Test Method for Seal Quality of Anodic Coatings on Aluminum by Acid Dissolution

ASTM D173—Bitumen-Saturated Cotton Fabrics Used in Roofing and Waterproofing

ASTM D412—Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers-Tension

ASTM D1187—Asphalt Base Emulsions for Use as Protective Coatings for Metal

ASTM D1308-02(2013)—Standard Test Method for Effect of Household Chemicals on Clear and Pigmented Organic Finishes

ASTM D1475-13—Standard Test Method for Density of Liquid Coatings, Inks and Related Products

ASTM D1784—Rigid Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Compounds and Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Compounds

ASTM D2244 – 11—Standard Practice for Calculation of Color Tolerances and Color Differences from Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates

ASTM D2247-11—Standard Practice for Testing Water Resistance of Coatings in 100 % Relative Humidity

ASTM D2369-10e1—Standard Test Method for Volatile Content of Coatings

ASTM D2697-03(2008)—Standard Test Method for Volume Nonvolatile Matter in Clear or Pigmented Coatings

ASTM D2794-93(2010)—Standard Test Method for Resistance of Organic Coatings to the Effects of Rapid Deformation (Impact)

ASTM D3278-96(2011)—Standard Test Methods for Flash Point of Liquids by Small Scale Closed-Cup Apparatus

ASTM D3359-09e2—Standard Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test

ASTM D3363-05(2011)e2—Standard Test Method for Film Hardness by Pencil Test

ASTM D3656—Insect Screening and Louver Cloth Woven from Vinyl-Coated Glass Yarns

ASTM D4145-10—Standard Test Method for Coating Flexibility of Prepainted Sheet

ASTM D4212-10—Standard Test Method for Viscosity by Dip-Type Viscosity Cups

ASTM D4214-07—Standard Test Methods for Evaluating the Degree of Chalking of Exterior Paint Films

ASTM D4585/D4585M-13—Standard Practice for Testing Water Resistance of Coatings Using Controlled Condensation

ASTM D4586—Asphalt wall Cement, Asbestos Free

ASTM D523—Standard Test Method for Specular Gloss

ASTM D5402-06(2011)—Standard Practice for Assessing the Solvent Resistance of Organic Coatings Using Solvent Rubs

ASTM D870-09—Standard Practice for Testing Water Resistance of Coatings Using Water Immersion

ASTM D968-05(2010)—Standard Test Methods for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by Falling Abrasive

ASTM E84-13a—Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

ASTM G87-02(2013)—Standard Practice for Conducting Moist SO2 Tests

ASTM G154-12a—Standard Practice for Operating Fluorescent Ultraviolet (UV) Lamp Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials

American National Standards Institute (ANSI/SPRI)

ANSI ES-1—Wind Design Standard for Edge Systems Used with Low Slope Roofing Systems

NSF/ANSI 51-2012—Food equipment materials

Florida Product Approval

TAS 125—Standard Requirements for Metal Roofing System

Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE)

SAE AMS5507—Steel, Corrosion And Heat-Resistant, Sheet, Strip and Plate 17Cr–13Ni–2.5Mo (316L) Solution Heat Treated

SAE AMS 5511—Steel, Corrosion-Resistant, Sheet, Strip and Plate 19Cr – 9.5Ni (304L) Solution Heat Treated

SAE AMS 5524—Steel, Corrosion And Heat-Resistant, Sheet, Strip And Plate 18Cr–13Ni–2.5Mo (SAE 30316) Solution Heat Treated

SAE J1960—Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Exterior Materials Using a Controlled Irradiance Water-Cooled Xenon Arc Apparatus (Canceled: Jan 2008)

Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

UL 580—Uplift Resistance of Wall Assemblies

UL 1897—Standard for Uplift Tests for Wall Covering Systems