Specifications

Specifications


FIBERGLASS TECHNOLOGIES INC.                     215-943-4567
 ARCHITECTURAL FIBERGLASS REINFORCED POLYESTER
 
 
Part 1- General
 
1.1    RELATED DOCUMENTS
  
A.   Drawings and general provisions of the Contract, including General and Supplementary Conditions and Division 1 Specification Sections, apply to this section.
 
1.2    SUMMARY
 
A.  This Section includes Fiberglass reinforced resin fabrications as required to alter and upgrade existing Main Entrance to the Main Classroom Building under Additive Alternate No. 2 and for shapes and panels as indicated under Base Bid Work Scope.
 
1.3    RELATED SECTIONS
 
A.  Section 06100:  Rough Carpentry: Framing and Blocking
B.  Section 07900: Joint sealants.
 
1.4    REFERENCE STANDARDS
 
A.  ASTM D 638:  Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastic.
B.  ASTM D 695:  Test Method for Compressive Strength of Rigid Plastics
C.  ASTM D 790:  Test Methods for Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials.
D.  ASTM D E84:  Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials.
 
1.5   SUBMITTALS:
 
A.  Shop Drawings: Dimensions, adjacent construction, materials, thickness, fabrications details, required clearances, field jointing, tolerances, colors, finishes, methods of support, integration of components and anchorages.  Contractor shall field verify all dimensions prior to preparing shop drawings.
B.  Parts List: Complete list of parts with numbers.
C.  Product Data:  Manufacture’s Product data and installation and maintenance instructions.
D.  Manufacture’s Instructions: Manufacture’s instructions and recommendations for product delivery and storage and handling.
E.  Product Samples:  Minimum 3-inch X3 inch sample. Match sample to provide by Architect.
 
1.6  QUALITY ASSURANCE
 
A.  Inspect each molded piece to ensure that it complies with specified requirements, including nominal dimensions.
 
1.7  MANUFACTURER’S QUALIFICATIONS
 
A.  The fiberglass manufacturer shall be one who is currently in the business of manufacturing and supplying architectural fiberglass components for the building construction industry and who can demonstrate this capability.  This manufacturer shall have been manufacturing fiberglass architectural components in the US for at least 10 years doing work with projects comparable to that specified as shown.
 
1.8  DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING
 
A.  Handle, store and transport fiberglass fabrications according to manufacturer’s recommendations and in a manner that prevents damage.
B.  Protect fabrications from damage by retaining shipping protection in place until installation.
C.  Damage Responsibility:  Except for damage caused by others, the installer is responsible for chipping, cracking, or other damage to fiberglass fabrications.  After delivery to the job site and until installation is completed and inspected and approved by owners representative.
 
1.9  WARRANTY
 
A.  Warrant fabrications to be free from defects due to materials and workmanship for 1 year.
 
 
 
 
PART 2 – PRODUCTS
 
2.1  MANUFACTURERS
 
A.  In other Part 2 articles where subparagraph titles below introduce lists, the following requirements apply for product selection:
 
1.  Available Manufacturers:  Subject to compliance with requirements, manufacturers offering products that may be incorporated into eh Work include, but are not limited to, Fiberglass Technologies, Inc. 1609 Harmer Street, Levittown Pa, 19057 (215) 943 4567.
 
2.2  MATERIAL CHARACTERISTICS
 
A.  Molded Exterior Surfaces:  U-V inhibited, NPG-ISO polyester gelcoat, 16 to 22 mils thick.  Gelcoat Color: Match sample supplied by Architect.
B.  Back up Laminate:
      1. Resin: Isophthalic Polyester resin.
      2. Fiberglass Reinforcement
          a.  “E” type fiberglass
          b.  Random chopped glass fibers.
          c.  Glass content approximately 25% to 30% except for filled resin systems.
      3.  Laminate Thickness:
          a.  Nominal thickness 3/16
          b.  Additional thickness and reinforcement, and sandwich structures as indicated and as required for structural integrity.
 
2.3  AVERAGE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
 
A.               Property                               Value                              Test Method
                  Tensile                                    12,000.00 psi                ASTM D638
                  Flexural strength                     20,000 psi                     ASTM D 790
                  Flexural modulus                    0.9 x 10 6psi                 ASTM D 790
                  Compressive strength           17,000 psi                     ASTM D 695
                  Bearing strength                     9,000 psi                       ASTM D 638
                  Thermal expansion                10 x 10-6(degrees F)  
                  Specific gravity                       1.5
 
2.4  FINISH
 
A.  Color as selected by the architect
B.  Surface Texture as selected by the architect
C.  Finish as selected by the architect
 
2.5  TOLERANCES
 
A.  Part Thickness + or – 1/16 inch
B.  Gel Coat Thickness + or – 3 mils
C.  Length + or – 1/8 inch
D.  Variation from Square 1/8 inch
E.  Hardware Location Variation + or 1/4 inch
 
2.6  IDENTIFICATION
 
A.  Identify each part with a permanent serial number
B.  Number parts to coordinate with shop drawings
C.  Manufacturer shall verify exact dimensions and profiles of cornice and columns to be replaced as shown on drawings.  Manufacturer may use standard cornice if dimensions and profiles closely match these on original building.
 
2.7  CURING AND CLEANING
 
A.  Cure and clean components prior to shipment
 
2.8  ANCHORS AND FASTENERS
 
A.  The installer will provide anchor, fasteners and other accessories required for proper installation or fabrications as recommended and approved by fiberglass fabrication manufacturer.
 
 
PART- 3 EXECUTION
 
3.1  PRE-INSTALLATION EXAMINATION
 
A.  Observe field conditions and verify substrates are ready for installation of fiberglass fabrications
B.  Check field dimensions affecting the installation of fiberglass fabrications.
C.  Verify that bearing surfaces are true and level
D.  Verify that support framing has been constructed to allow accurate placement, alignment and connection of fabrication to structure.
E.  Report discrepancies between design dimensions and field dimensions, which could adversely affect installation to the architect.
F.  Do not proceed with installation until discrepancies are corrected, or until installation requirements are modified and approved by the architect.
G. Beginning of installation means acceptance of existing conditions.
 
3.2  INSTALLATION
 
A.  Install fabrications in accordance with manufactures instructions and approved shop drawing.
 
3.3  ALLOWABLE TOLERANCES FOR INSTALLED UNITS
 
A.  Maximum Offset from True Alignment: 1/8 inch in 20 feet .
B.  Maximum Variation from True Position: 1/4 inch in 20 feet.
 
3.4  CLEANING
 
A.  Clean installed fiberglass fabrications using cleaning methods materials approved by manufacturer.
 
3.5  PROTECTION OF INSTALLED FABRICATIONS