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SECTION 07432
COMPOSITE WALL PANELS
 
 
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** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** ALPOLIC(R) Materials; Metal composite panel products.
.
This section is based on the products of ALPOLIC(R) Materials, which is located at:
401 Volvo Pkwy.
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Toll Free Tel: 800-422-7270
Email: request info (info@alpolic.com)
Web: www.alpolic-americas.com
[ Click Here ] for additional information.
We're one of the world's leading manufacturers of aluminum and metal composite materials. Our light, rigid ACM and MCM panels have inspired new aesthetics and enabled new design possibilities over more than forty years of use. ALPOLIC materials make a visible difference - from corner stations to city skylines.
ALPOLIC(R) materials are high-quality aluminum and metal composite panels manufactured in Japan, Germany and the United States. Our Chesapeake, Virginia facility began production in 1991 and continues to set the North American standard for innovation and quality. Our selection of colors and finishes is unmatched. Our manufacturing, distribution and support capabilities extend worldwide. Our commitment to you means success.
Skyscraper or schoolhouse, Office space or retail space, Dealership or gas station. Whatever you're building, build it better with ALPOLIC(R) composite materials. Let's Build.
 
PART 1 GENERAL
 
1.1
SECTION INCLUDES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
 
A.
Exterior composite metal panels
B.
Interior composite metal panels.
C.
Trim sheet and panels
1.2
RELATED SECTIONS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
A.
Section 05100 - Structural Steel.
B.
Section 06100 - Rough Carpentry; backup walls.
C.
Section 05400 - Cold-Formed Metal Framing: Cold-Formed Metal Framing Sections.
D.
Section 07600 - Sheet Metal Flashing and Trim.
E.
Section 07900 - Joint Sealers.
F.
Section 08500 - Aluminum Windows.
G.
Section 08800 - Glazing: Glass and Glazing.
H.
Section 08900 - Metal Framed Curtain Wall.
I.
Section 09200 - Interior Wall Finishes.
1.3
REFERENCES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
A.
ASTM D 1781 - Standard Test Method for Climbing Drum Peel for Adhesives.
B.
ASTM E 84 - Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials.
C.
ASTM E 108 - (Modified) Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Roof Coverings.
D.
ASTM E 283 - Standard Test Method for Determining the Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls and Doors Under Specified Pressure Differences Across the Specimen.
E.
ASTM E 330 - Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls and Doors By Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference.
F.
ASTM E 331 - Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls and Doors By Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference.
G.
AAMA 2605 - Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Superior Performing Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels.
H.
UL 94 - Standard for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances.
I.
ISO 9001-2000 Quality Management Systems - Requirements.
J.
US Green Building Council.
1.4
DESIGN / PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
A.
Performance Requirements: Provide composite metal panels which have been manufactured, fabricated and installed to withstand loads from deflection and thermal movement and to maintain performance criteria stated by manufacturer without defects, damage or failure.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** The following three subparagraphs are generally applicable only to curtain wall systems and large wall areas. Delete this Article altogether, or modify it as appropriate for simple composite panel installations. Alternatively, refer to system manufacturer's technical data for additional details. Edit text to suit project requirements; add text for performance criteria as applicable below.
 
B.
Deflection and Thermal Movement: Provide systems that have been tested and certified to conform to the following criteria under wind loading of [Specify test loading] psf ( __ kPa) inward and [Specify test loading] psf (__ kPa) outward:
1.
Normal Deflection: Deflection of perimeter framing member not to exceed L/175 normal to plane of the wall; deflection of individual panels not to exceed L/60.
2.
Anchor Deflection: At connection points of framing members to anchors, anchor deflection in any direction not to exceed 1/16 inch (1.6 mm).
3.
Thermal Movements: Allow for free horizontal and vertical thermal movement, due to expansion and contraction of components over a temperature range from [Specify temperature range] (___ - ___ degrees F) (___ - ___ degrees C).
a.
Buckling, opening of joints, undue stress on fasteners, failure of sealants, or any other detrimental effects of thermal movement will not be permitted.
b.
Fabrication, assembly and erection procedures shall take into account the ambient temperature range at the time of the respective operation.
C.
Water and Air Leakage: Provide systems that have been tested and certified to conform to the following criteria:
1.
Air Leakage (ASTM E283): Not more than 0.06 (cfm)/sf of wall area (0.003 (L/s) m2), when tested at 1.57 psf (0.075 kPa).
2.
Water Penetration (ASTM E331): No water infiltration under static pressure at a differential of 10% of inward acting design load, 6.24 psf (0.299 kPa) minimum, after 15 minutes.
a.
Water penetration is defined as the appearance of uncontrolled water in the wall.
b.
Wall design shall feature provisions to drain to the exterior face of the wall any leakage of water at joints and any condensation that may occur within the construction.
D.
Structural: Provide systems that have been tested in accordance with ASTM E 330 at a design pressure of [Specify pressure] psf ( __ kPa) and have been certified to be without permanent deformation or failures of structural members.
E.
Fire Performance: Provide composite fire rated panels that have been evaluated and are in compliance with regulatory code agency requirements.
1.5
SUBMITTALS
A.
Submit under provisions of Section 01300.
B.
Product Data: Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used, including:
1.
Preparation instructions and recommendations.
2.
Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
3.
Installation methods and instructions.
C.
Shop Drawings: Submit fabricators shop drawings showing layout, profiles and product components, including anchorage and accessories. Include details showing thickness and dimensions of the various system parts, fastening and anchoring methods, locations of joints and gaskets and location and configuration of joints necessary to accommodate thermal movement.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete the following paragraphs if LEED is not applicable.
 
D.
LEED Submittals: Provide documentation of how the requirements of Credit will be met:
1.
Product Data for Credit MR 4.1 and MR 4.2: For products having recycled content, documentation including percentages by weight of post consumer and preconsumer recycled content.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete selection samples if colors have already been selected.
 
E.
Selection Samples: For each finish product specified, two complete sets of standard colors representing manufacturer's full range of available colors and patterns.
F.
Verification Samples: For each finish color selected, two samples, minimum size 3.5 inches (89 mm) square, representing actual product, color, and finish.
G.
Quality Assurance: Submit the following.
1.
Test Reports: Certified test reports showing compliance with specified performance characteristics and physical properties, or a third party listing documenting compliance to a comparable code section.
2.
Certificates: Product certificates signed by manufacturer certifying materials comply with specified performance characteristics and physical requirements.
3.
Manufacturer's Instructions: Manufacturer's installation instructions.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Coordinate paragraph below with Field Quality Requirements specified in Part 3 of this specification.
 
4.
Manufacturer's Field Reports: Manufacturer's field reports.
H.
Closeout Submittals:
1.
Provide manufacturer's cleaning and maintenance instructions.
2.
Warranty documents.
1.6
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
Manufacturer Qualifications: Company with a minimum of 5 years of continuous documented experience manufacturing panel material of the type specified and able to provide certificate of registration of ISO 9001-2000.
B.
Installer Qualifications: Installer with documented experienced in performing work of this section who has specialized in the installation of work similar to that required for this project.
C.
Fabricator Qualifications: Company with at least 3 years documented experience on similar sized metal panel projects and qualified by the panel material manufacturer. Capable of providing field service representation during construction.
D.
Preinstallation Meeting: Conduct preinstallation meeting to verify project requirements, substrate conditions, installation instructions and warranty requirements.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include a mock-up if the project size and/or quality warrant taking such a precaution. The following is one example of how a mock-up on a large project might be specified. When deciding on the extent of the mock-up, consider all the major different types of work on the project.
 
E.
Mock-Up: Provide a mock-up for evaluation of surface preparation techniques and application workmanship.
1.
Finish areas designated by Architect.
2.
Do not proceed with remaining work until workmanship, color, and sheen are approved by Architect.
3.
Refinish mock-up area as required to produce acceptable work.
1.7
DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A.
Deliver and store products with identification labels intact in manufacturer's unopened, undamaged packaging until ready for installation.
B.
Handling: Exercise care in unloading, storing and installing panels to prevent bending, warping, twisting and surface damage
C.
Store materials protected from exposure to harmful weather conditions and at temperature conditions recommended by manufacturer.
1.
Protect panels from moisture and condensation with tarpaulins or other suitable weather tight covering installed to provide ventilation.
2.
Slope panels to ensure positive drainage of any accumulated water.
3.
Do not store panels in any enclosed space where ambient temperature can exceed 120 degrees F (49 degrees C).
1.8
SEQUENCING
A.
Ensure that locating templates and other information required for installation of products of this section are furnished to affected trades in time to prevent interruption of construction progress.
B.
Ensure that products of this section are supplied to affected trades in time to prevent interruption of construction progress.
1.9
PROJECT CONDITIONS
A.
Field Measurements: Verify actual measurements/openings by field measurements before fabrication; show recorded measurements on shop drawings. Coordinate field measurements, fabrication schedule with construction progress to avoid construction delays.
B.
Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's absolute limits.
1.10
WARRANTY
A.
Panel: Provide panel manufacturer's 10 year from date of shipping limited panel integrity warranty.
B.
Finish: Provide panel manufacturer's __ year from date of shipping limited panel finish warranty.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
 
2.1
MANUFACTURERS
A.
Acceptable Manufacturer: ALPOLIC(R) Materials, which is located at: 401 Volvo Pkwy.; Chesapeake, VA 23320; Toll Free Tel: 800-422-7270; Email: request info (info@alpolic.com); Web: www.alpolic-americas.com
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
 
B.
Substitutions: Not permitted.
C.
Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01600.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Edit the following paragraphs as required and applicable to project requirements. Delete the paragraphs that are not applicable.
 
2.2
COMPOSITE metal PANELS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select one of the following two paragraphs as required and applicable to project requirements. Delete the paragraph that is not applicable.
 
A.
ALPOLIC/fr Composite Fire Resistive Metal Panels: Aluminum composite materials are manufactured with a mineral filled fire resistant core.
1.
Construction:
a.
Face Sheets: Aluminum sheet of 3105-H14 alloy, or equivalent, 0.020 inch (0.51 mm) thick. Sheets are thermally bonded in continuous process to core material.
b.
Core: Mineral filled fire resistive thermoplastic core material, thermally bonded to the core material in a continuous process under tension that meets performance characteristics specified when fabricated into composite assembly.
2.
Panel Size:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Note Standard stock widths are 50 inches (1270 mm) and 62 inches (1575 mm) and lengths of 146 inches (3708 mm) and 196 inches (4978 mm).
 
a.
Size: Provide the sizes and configurations indicated on the Drawings
b.
Panel Thickness:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select required panel thickness from the following paragraphs.
 
1)
4 mm.
2)
6 mm.
3.
Physical Properties: Tested for resistance to delamination as follows:
a.
Peel strength (ASTM D1781) - 22.5 in-lbs/in (100 N-m/m) minimum.
b.
No degradation in bond performance after 8 hours of submersion in boiling water and after 21 days of immersion in water at 70 degrees F (21 degrees C).
c.
Coefficient of expansion, ASTM D 696 - 13 x 10-6 in/in/degrees F.
d.
Tensile yield 4 mm, ASTM E 8 - 6344 psi (44 MPa).
e.
Tensile strength 4 mm, ASTM E8 - 7126 psi (49 MPa).
f.
Elongation - E8: 4 mm - 5 percent.
g.
Thermal conductance, ASTM C 976 - 10.75 Btu/(ft2 x h x degrees F) (18 W/(m2 x K)).
h.
Sound transmission coefficient, ASTM E 413 - 26.
4.
Fire Performance: Fire resistant ALPOLIC/fr panels with a mineral filled core have been tested by independent testing laboratories using nationally recognized tests.
a.
Flame Spread, ASTM E 84 - 0
b.
Smoke developed, ASTM E 84 - 10 (for 4 mm FR)
c.
Surface flammability - Pass when tested per modified ASTM E 108
d.
Flash point, ASTM D 1929 - 811 degrees F (433 degrees C)
e.
Ignition temperature, ASTM D1929 - 837 degrees F (447 degrees C).
f.
NFPA 285 Intermediate Scale Multi Story Apparatus Test - Passed (4 and 6 mm)
g.
UBC 26-3 Room Corner Test - Passed (4 mm)
h.
ASTM E 119 One Hour and Two Hour Rated
i.
Installs - Passed (4 mm)
j.
CAN/ULC S134M Canadian Full Scale Test, Passed (4 mm)
B.
ALPOLIC Aluminum Faced Composite Panel: Aluminum faced lightweight, rigid, bendable composite panels with a thermo-plastic core.
1.
Construction:
a.
Face Sheets: Aluminum sheet of 3105-H14 alloy, or equivalent, 0.020 inch (0.51 mm) thick. Sheets are thermally bonded in continuous process to core material.
b.
Core: Thermoplastic core material that meets performance characteristics specified when fabricated into composite assembly.
2.
Panel Size:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Note Standard stock widths are 50 inches (1270 mm) and 62 inches (1575 mm) and lengths of 146 inches (3708 mm) and 196 inches (4978 mm). Custom sizes are available. Contact the manufacturer for additional information.
 
a.
Provide the sizes and configurations indicated on the Drawings
b.
Panel Thickness:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select required panel thickness from the following paragraphs.
 
1)
4 mm.
2)
6 mm.
3.
Physical Properties: Tested for resistance to delamination as follows:
a.
Peel strength (ASTM D 1781) - 22.5 in-lbs/in (100 N-m/m) minimum.
b.
Coefficient of expansion, ASTM D 696 - 13 x 10-6 in/in/degrees F.
c.
Tensile yield 4 mm, ASTM E 8 - 6429 psi (44 MPa).
d.
Tensile strength 4 mm, ASTM E 8 - 6913 psi (48 MPa).
e.
Elongation - ASTM E 8: 4 mm - 13.5 percent.
f.
Thermal Resistance - 0.09 Btu/(ft2 x h x degrees F) (0.016 W/(m2 x K)).
g.
Sound transmission coefficient, ASTM E 413 - 26.
4.
Fire Performance:
a.
Flame Spread, ASTM E 84 - 25
b.
Smoke developed, ASTM E 84 - 450 maximum
c.
Ignition temperature, ASTM D1929 - Flash Ignition 716 degrees F (380 degrees C), Self Ignition 752 degrees F (400 degrees C).
d.
Rate of burning, ASTM D 635, CCI
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include the following paragraph as required and applicable to project requirements. Delete the paragraph that is not applicable.
 
C.
ALPOLIC BRAKE METAL Aluminum Sheet: Aluminum sheet finished to match panels. For use in forming roof caps, flashing, fascia trim, accents and other complex forms using a sheet metal brake.
1.
Construction:
a.
Face Sheets: Aluminum sheet of 3105-H14 alloy, or equivalent, 0.032 inch (0.81 mm) thick. Sheets are thermally bonded in continuous process to core material.
2.
Panel Size:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Note Standard stock flat panel are 48 inches (1219 mm) wide by 120 inched (3048 mm) long. Contact the manufacturer for additional information.
 
a.
Provide the sizes and configurations indicated on the Drawings
D.
Accessories: Provide fabricator's standard accessories, including fasteners, clips, anchorage devices and attachments.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Edit the following paragraphs as required and applicable to project requirements. Delete the paragraphs that are not applicable.
 
2.3
metal PANEL FINISH
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** The following two paragraphs include Fluorocarbon Panel Finishes and Anodized Finishes available. Select the finish(s) material(s) required and delete those that are not applicable. If multiple finishes are required indicate the location of each on the Drawings.
 
A.
Fluorocarbon Panel Finish:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select one of the following fluorocarbon finish materials required from the following 2 paragraphs and delete the one not applicable.
 
1.
Material: FEVE LUMIFLON finish, fluorocarbon paint system meets performance requirements of AAMA 2605 (standard).
2.
Material: Kynar PVDF resin based fluoropolymer coil coat meets performance requirements of AAMA 2605 (custom).
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select the fluorocarbon color required from the following 5 paragraphs and delete the one not applicable. Contact ALPOLIC Customer Service for current available stock colors and additional information.
 
a.
Color:
1)
Stock color as selected from Manufacturer's standard colors.
2)
Custom color as selected from Manufacturer's custom colors.
b.
Tolerance:
1)
Color: DE 2.5 max from standard
2)
Gloss: Nominal plus or minus 10 units
3.
Warranty:
a.
Standard panel warranty: 10 Year
b.
Finish warranty: 30 Year, only applies to standard architectural colors.
B.
Anodized Finish:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select the Anodized Finish required and delete those not required.
 
1.
Finish: AA-C22-A41 Architectural Class I, clear.
2.
Finish: AA-C22-A44 Architectural Class I, black.
3.
Finish: AA-C22-A44 Architectural Class I, light bronze.
4.
Finish: AA-C22-A44 Architectural Class I, medium bronze.
5.
Finish: AA-C22-A44 Architectural Class I, dark bronze.
2.4
FABRlCATlON
A.
General: Shop fabricate to sizes and joint configurations indicated on the Drawings.
1.
Where final dimensions cannot be established by field measurements, provide allowance for field adjustment as recommended by the fabricator.
2.
Form panel lines, breaks and angles to be sharp and true, with surfaces that are free from warp or buckle.
3.
Fabricate with sharply cut edges, with no displacement of aluminum sheet or protrusion of core.
4.
Panel Tolerance:
a.
Width: Plus or minus 0.08 inch (2 mm)
b.
Length: Plus or minus 0. 16 inch (4 mm)
c.
Thickness (4 mm Panel): Plus or minus 0.008 inch (0.2 mm).
d.
Thickness (6 mm Panel): Plus or minus 0.012 inch (0.3 mm).
e.
Bow: Maximum 0.5 percent of length and/or width
f.
Squareness: Maximum 0.2 inch (5 mm)
g.
Edges of sheets shall be square and trimmed.
PART 3 EXECUTION
 
3.1
EXAMINATION
A.
Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly prepared.
B.
If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
3.2
PREPARATION
A.
Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
B.
Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.
3.3
INSTALLATION
A.
Install in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and the fabricators recommendations.
B.
Install panels plumb, level and true, in compliance with fabricator's recommendations.
C.
Anchor panels securely in place, in accordance with fabricator's approved shop drawings.
D.
Comply with fabricator's instructions for installation of concealed fasteners and with provisions of Section 07900 for installation of joint sealers.
E.
Installation Tolerances: Maximum deviation from horizontal and vertical alignment of installed panels: 0.25 inch (6.4 mm) in 20 feet (6.1 m), non-cumulative.
F.
Repair panels with minor damage such that repairs are not discernible at a distance of 10 feet (3.1 m).
G.
Remove and replace panels damaged beyond repair.
H.
Remove protective film immediately after installation of joint sealers and immediately prior to completion of composite metal panel work.
3.4
FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
A.
Fabricator's Field Services: Provide fabricator's field service as required consisting of product use recommendations and periodic site visit for inspection of product installation in accordance with fabricator's instructions. Submit field reports identifying any unsatisfactory conditions that are the responsibility of another installer or which require field modifications not consistent with the Drawings and Specifications, notify Architect of unsatisfactory conditions before proceeding.
3.5
CLEANING
A.
Remove temporary coverings and protection of adjacent work areas. Repair or replace damaged installed products. Clean installed products in accordance with manufacturer's instructions prior to Owner's acceptance. Remove construction debris from project site and legally dispose of debris.
3.6
PROTECTION
A.
Protect installed products until completion of project.
B.
Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
3.7
PROTECTION
A.
Protect installed products until completion of project.
END OF SECTION