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Construction Support Services and Solutions

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Dow offers outstanding construction support services

Our technical service and support are unmatched in the industry. We can help you with any one of the following state-of-the-art technical services. Please use our Service Inquiry Form to contact us regarding any of our services. We can help!

Construction services

  • Analytical solutions - construction: In addition to Dow state-of-the-art Construction Testing Laboratories, the company offers Construction Analytical Solutions. Dow can provide a wide range of analytical capabilities for solving specific construction industry needs. Dow can help you determine material contaminants, material analysis, or material identification. Let Dow help you with your problem solving or any other analytical request.

  • Bid specifications: Dow can help you establish and implement a competitive bidding process for your project or participate in a competitive bidding project as a builder/contractor.

  • Blueprint review: Dow can review your blueprints and make recommendations for material and design enhancements, structural glazing, weatherproofing and performance and substrate compatibility. 

  • Building specification review & revision: Dow can review your building specifications for materials and design criteria with respect to building sealants.

  • Color matching services: With our innovative custom color matching service, Dow can create a computerized custom color match to your substrate sample, color swatch, or paint number. Samples are provided for your approval, and mock-up quantities are also available. Complete our Custom Color Request Form

  • Construction mock-up program: Visualize your project with Dow on-site technical consultation services for official building mock-up testing. Choose between lab testing or on-site construction testing.

  • Infiltration & Windload Testing: With the capabilities of our Innovation and Collaboration Center test wall, our experts can help you ensure your designs meet air and water infiltration and windload standards. A full range of standard and cyclic air and water infiltration/exfiltration, air barrier and structural wind load tests are available to meet your specific needs.

  • Sealant application training: Dow team of experts will train your sealant installers on appropriate surface preparation and installation of Dow silicone building sealants.

  • Specialized testing of construction products: From qualification and compatibility testing, to custom sealant testing, Dow can meet your construction product testing needs.

  • Testing of adhesion, compatibility, and stain: Dow can perform the standard testing that is required for issuance of structural glazing and stain-free warranties. These tests are based on Dow modified ASTM standards and are directly related to projects utilizing Dow silicone building sealants. For example:
    • Compatibility testing: Incompatible materials can lead to discoloration and/or possible loss of adhesion. Dow will test and provide information on the compatibility of Dow products with accessory materials (e.g., gaskets, spacers, setting blocks).
    • Adhesion testing: Dow will evaluate the adhesion of Dow products at your job site or on representative materials (e.g., glass, metal, masonry, spacers). Test results, product recommendations, surface preparation and primer can be confirmed in writing, if needed.
    • Stain testing: Contact your Dow Representative and/or authorized distributor for details on submitting samples and other testing requirements.

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