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SECTION 08415
ALUMINUM ENTRANCES AND STOREFRONT SYSTEMS
 
 
Copyright 2013 - 2014 ARCAT, Inc. - All rights reserved
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Cardinal Commercial Products; aluminum entrance and storefront systems.
This section is based on the products of Cardinal Commercial Products, which is located at:
4795 Shepherdsville Rd.
Louisville, KY 40218
Toll Free: 800-826-2577
Phone: 502-969-4059
Fax: 800-313-4195
Email: info@cardinalcommercialproducts.com
Web Site: www.cardcompro.com
Cardinal specializes in providing architectural aluminum and glass products used to fill openings on commercial building projects. You will find Cardinal Commercial Products on the exterior and interior of modern building structures throughout the country.
 
PART 1 GENERAL
 
1.1
SECTION INCLUDES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
 
A.
Aluminum storefront system, including perimeter trims, stools, accessories, shims and anchors. (Series CF450) (Series CF451) (Series CF 451T)
B.
Aluminum entrance system, including accessories. (Series 200) (Series 300) (Series 500)
1.2
RELATED SECTIONS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant; add others as required.
 
A.
Section 07260 - Vapor Retarders; between glazed wall systems and adjacent construction.
B.
Section 07840 - Firestopping.
C.
Section 07920 - Joint Sealants; for joint sealants installed as part of aluminum entrance and storefront system.
D.
Section 08900 - Glazed Aluminum Curtain Walls.
E.
Section 08463 - Automatic Sliding Doors.
F.
Section 08490 - Sliding Storefronts.
G.
Section 08520 - Aluminum Windows.
H.
Section 08710 - Door Hardware.
I.
Section 08800 - Glazing.
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 International (ASTM):
1.
ASTM B 221 - Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Wire, Profiles, and Tubes.
2.
ASTM C 864 - Standard Specification for Dense Elastomeric Compression Seal Gaskets, Setting Blocks, and Spacers.
3.
ASTM E 283 - Standard Test Method for Determining Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under Specified Pressure Differences Across the Specimen.
4.
ASTM E 330 - Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference.
5.
ASTM E 331 - Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference.
6.
ASTM E 783 - Standard Test Method for Field Measurement of Air Leakage Through Installed Exterior Windows and Doors.
7.
ASTM E 1105 - Standard Test Method for Field Determination of Water Penetration of Installed Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls, by Uniform or Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference.
B.
American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA):
1.
AAMA 501 - Methods of Test for Exterior Walls.
2.
AAMA 503 - Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of Newly Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls and Sloped Glazing Systems.
3.
AAMA 611 - Voluntary Specification for Anodized Architectural Aluminum.
4.
AAMA 2604 - Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for High Performance Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels.
5.
AAMA 2605 - Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Superior Performing Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels.
C.
American National Standards Institute: ANSI Z97.1 - Safety Glazing Materials Used in Buildings - Safety Performance Specifications and Methods of Test
D.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC): 16 CFR 1201 - Safety Standard For Architectural Glazing Materials.
E.
Glass Association of North America (GANA): Glazing Manual.
1.4
SUBMITTALS
A.
Submit under provisions of Section 01300.
B.
Product Data: Manufacturer's data sheets and detail drawings for each product to be used, including:
1.
Preparation instructions and recommendations.
2.
Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
3.
Installation details and methods.
C.
Quality Assurance/Control Submittals:
1.
Test Reports: Submit certified test reports showing compliance with specified performance characteristics.
1.5
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
Installer Qualifications: Installer experienced (as determined by Contractor) to perform work of this section who has specialized in the installation of work similar to that required for this project and who is acceptable to product manufacturer.
B.
Manufacturer Qualifications: Manufacturer capable of providing field service representation during construction, approving acceptable installer and approving application method.
C.
Single Source Requirements: To the greatest extent possible provide aluminum storefront system components specified herein from sources as approved by a single manufacturer.
1.6
DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A.
Deliver, store and handle materials and products in strict compliance with manufacturer's instructions and recommendations and industry standards.
B.
Store products indoors in manufacturer's or fabricator's original containers and packaging, with labels clearly identifying product name and manufacturer. Protect from damage.
1.7
PROJECT CONDITIONS
A.
Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install systems under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's recommended limits.
1.8
COORDINATION AND SEQUENCING
A.
Ordering: Comply with manufacturer's ordering instructions and scheduling requirements to avoid construction delays.
B.
Pre-Installation Meetings: Conduct pre-installation meeting to verify project requirements, substrate conditions, manufacturer's installation instructions, and manufacturer's warranty requirements.
C.
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.
1.9
WARRANTY
A.
Manufacturer's Standard Warranty: Two years from Date of Substantial Completion of the project. The Limited Warranty shall begin in no event later than six months from date of shipment by Cardinal Commercial Products without regard to the date selected as substantial completion. In addition, corner construction shall be supported with a limited lifetime warranty for the life of the door under normal use
PART 2 PRODUCTS
 
2.1
MANUFACTURERS
A.
Acceptable Manufacturer: Cardinal Commercial Products, which is located at: 4915 Heller St. ; Louisville, KY 40218; Toll Free Tel: 800-826-2577; Tel: 502-969-4059; Fax: 502-813-2484; Email: request info (ccpinfo@cardcompro.com); Web: www.cardcompro.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 ** Delete if not required.
 
2.2
ALUMINUM STOREFRONT SYSTEMS
A.
Aluminum Storefront Systems:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete basis of design not required.
 
1.
Basis of Design: Series CF450 as manufactured by Cardinal Commercial Products.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete glazing not required.
 
a.
Glazing: Outside, center glazed, 1/4 inch (6.4 mm) glazing.
b.
Glazing: Inside, center glazed, 1/4 inch (6.4 mm) glazing.
c.
Framing Member Profile: 1-3/4 inch (44.5 mm) x 4-1/2 inch (114 mm) nominal dimensions.
2.
Basis of Design: Series CF451 as manufactured by Cardinal Commercial Products.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete glazing not required.
 
a.
Glazing: Outside, center glazed, 1 inch (25 mm) insulated glazing.
b.
Glazing: Inside, center glazed, 1 inch (25 mm) insulated glazing.
c.
Framing Member Profile: 2 inch (51 mm) x 4-1/2 inch (114 mm) nominal dimensions.
3.
Basis of Design: Series CF451T Thermal as manufactured by Cardinal Commercial Products.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete glazing not required.
 
a.
Glazing: Outside, center glazed, 1 inch (25 mm) insulated glazing.
b.
Glazing: Inside, center glazed, 1 inch (25 mm) insulated glazing.
c.
Framing Member Profile: 2 inch (51 mm) x 4-1/2 inch (114 mm) nominal dimensions.
4.
Fabrication: Screw spline fabrication.
5.
Provide combination full height subsill receptor and sill section which eliminate blind seal conditions at fasteners penetrating subsill receptor.
6.
Subsill receptor to have full height end dams and factory punched weep slots backed with baffles to reduce air infiltration.
B.
System Description: Performance Requirements.
1.
Air Infiltration:
a.
The test specimen shall be tested in accordance with ASTM E 283.
b.
Air infiltration rate shall not exceed 0.06 cfm/ft2 at a (static) air pressure differential of 6.24 PSF.
2.
Water Resistance, (Static):
a.
The test specimen shall be tested in accordance with ASTM E 331 for (outside) or (inside). There shall be no leakage at a minimum static air pressure differential of 10 PSF as defined in AAMA 501.
3.
Uniform Load:
a.
A static air design load of 60 PSF shall be applied in the positive and negative direction in accordance with ASTM E 330.
b.
There shall be no deflection in excess of L/175 of the span of any framing member at design load.
c.
At structural test load equal to 1.5 times the specified design load, no glass breakage or permanent set in the framing members in excess of 0.2 percent of their clear spans shall occur.
C.
Materials: Aluminum for storefront and components.
1.
Material Standard: Extruded Aluminum, ASTM B 221, 6063-T6 alloy and temper.
2.
Member Wall Thickness: Each framing member shall have a wall thickness sufficient to meet the specified structural requirements.
3.
Tolerances: Reference to tolerances for wall thickness and other cross-sectional dimensions of storefront framing members are nominal and in compliance with AA Aluminum Standards and Data.
D.
Accessories:
1.
Fasteners: Where exposed, shall be Stainless Steel.
2.
Gaskets: Glazing gaskets shall comply with ASTM C 864 and be extruded of silicone compatible EPDM rubber that provides for silicone adhesion.
3.
Perimeter Anchors: When steel anchors are used, provide insulation between steel material and aluminum material to prevent galvanic action.
E.
Fabrication:
1.
Fabricate components per manufacturer's installation instructions and with minimum clearances and shim spacing around perimeter of assembly, yet enabling installation and dynamic movement of perimeter seal.
2.
Accurately fit and secure joints and corners. Make joints flush, hairline and weatherproof.
3.
Arrange fasteners and attachments to conceal from view.
F.
Related Materials:
1.
Sealants: Refer to Division 7.
2.
Glass: Refer to Division 8.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select below finish and color from cardinal commercial products standard colors. Custom colors are available upon request from cardinal commercial products. Other polyester powder coatings conforming to AAMA 2604 are available. Consult with your cardinal commercial products representative for other surface treatments and finishes.
 
G.
Shop Finishing:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Fill in blanks below or delete line as applicable. Delete finish types not required.
 
1.
Finish Type: Custom.
a.
Manufacturer: _______________.
b.
Type: _______________.
c.
Color: _______________.
2.
Finish Type: Color Anodizing Conforming to AA-M12C22A44, AAMA 611, Architectural Class I Anodic Coating.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Fill in blank below or delete line as applicable. Delete colors not required.
 
a.
Color: Standard, No. 21 Dark Bronze.
b.
Color: Custom, _______________.
3.
Finish Type: Clear Anodizing Conforming to AA-M12C22A31, AAMA 611, Architectural Class II Anodic Coating.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Fill in blank below or delete line as applicable. Delete color not required.
 
a.
Color: Standard, No. 11 Clear.
4.
Finish Type: AAMA 2605, Fluoropolymer Powder Coating.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Fill in blank below or delete line as applicable. Delete color not required.
 
a.
Color: _______________.
b.
Color: Custom, as scheduled and indicated on Drawings.
5.
Finish Type: AAMA 2604, Polyester Powder Coating.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Fill in blank below or delete line as applicable. Delete color not required.
 
a.
Color: _______________.
b.
Color: Custom, as scheduled and indicated on Drawings.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
2.3
ALUMINUM ENTRANCES
A.
Aluminum Entrances:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete basis of design not required.
 
1.
Basis of Design: Series 200 as manufactured by Cardinal Commercial Products.
a.
Vertical Stile: 2-1/8 inches (54 mm).
b.
Top Rail: 2-1/4 inches (57 mm).
c.
Bottom Rail: 4 inches (102 mm).
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete optional ADA bottom rail if not required.
 
d.
ADA Bottom Rail: 9-1/2 inches (241 mm).
e.
Traffic Application: Normal.
2.
Basis of Design: Series 300 as manufactured by Cardinal Commercial Products.
a.
Vertical Stile: 3-3/4 inches in (95 mm)
b.
Top Rail: 4 inches (102 mm).
c.
Bottom Rail: 7 inches (178 mm).
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete optional ADA bottom rail if not required.
 
d.
ADA Bottom Rail: 9-1/2 inches (241 mm).
e.
Traffic Application: Normal to Heavy.
3.
Basis of Design: Series 500 as manufactured by Cardinal Commercial Products.
a.
Vertical Stile: 5 inches (127 mm).
b.
Top Rail: 4 inches (102 mm).
c.
Bottom Rail: 7 inches (178 mm)
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete optional ADA bottom rail if not required.
 
d.
ADA Bottom Rail: 9-1/2 inches (241 mm).
e.
Traffic Application: Heavy to Abusive.
B.
System Description: Performance requirements.
1.
Air Infiltration:
a.
For single acting offset pivot or butt hung entrances in the closed and locked position, the test specimen shall be tested in accordance with ASTM E 283 at a pressure differential of 6.24 PSF for single doors and 1.567 PSF for pairs of doors.
b.
A single 36 inches (914 mm) x 84 inches (2134 mm) entrance door and frame shall not exceed 0.50 CFM per linear foot of perimeter crack.
c.
A pair of 72 inches (1829 mm) x 84 inches (2134 mm) entrance doors and frame shall not exceed 1.0 CFM per linear foot of perimeter crack.
2.
Door Corner Construction: Manufacturer shall provide a limited lifetime warranty for the life of the door under normal use.
C.
Materials: Aluminum for entrances and components.
1.
Material Standard: ASTM B 221; 6063-T6 alloy and temper.
2.
Major portions of the door members to be 0.125 inches (3.2 mm) nominal in thickness and glazing molding to be 0.05 inches (1.27 mm) thick.
3.
Tolerances: Reference to tolerances for wall thickness and other cross-sectional dimensions of entrance members are nominal and in compliance with Aluminum Standards and Data, published by The Aluminum Association.
D.
Glazing gaskets shall be EPDM elastomeric extrusions.
E.
Provide adjustable glass jack to help center the glass in the door opening.
F.
Accessories:
1.
Fasteners: Where exposed, shall be aluminum, stainless steel or plated steel.
2.
Perimeter Anchors: Aluminum. When steel anchors are used, provide insulation between steel material and aluminum material to prevent galvanic action.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Revise below for specific hardware for each specific entrance type.
If lock cylinders for aluminum doors are to be master-keyed, it is suggested that cylinders be included under the "finish hardware" section of the specifications.
 
G.
Standard Entrance Hardware:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** To insure single source responsibility and timely coordination, cardinal commercial products recommends that your finish hardware requirements be included in this section. If these requirements must be furnished under the "finish hardware" section of the specifications, the following statement should be included. Delete if not required.
 
1.
The finish hardware supplier shall be responsible for furnishing physical hardware to the entrance manufacturer prior to fabrication, and for coordinating hardware delivery requirements with the hardware manufacturer, the general contractor and the entrance manufacturer to insure the building project is not delayed
2.
Weather-Stripping:
a.
Meeting stiles on pairs of doors shall be equipped with a spring-loaded adjustable astragal with a double row of wool pile weather-stripping. Gaps in weathering at lock location of meeting stile on door pair shall not be allowed.
b.
The door weathering on a single acting offset pivot or butt hung frame (single or pairs) shall have wool pile or EPDM bulb gasket (Necessary to meet specified performance tests.)
3.
Bottom Door Sweep: EPDM blade gasket sweep strip in an aluminum extrusion applied to the interior exposed surface of the bottom rail with concealed fasteners.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Bottom Door Sweeps are required to meet specified performance for air infiltration. Fill in blanks below with product designation or delete lines as applicable.
 
4.
Threshold: Extruded aluminum, one piece per door opening, with ribbed surface.
5.
Center Pivots: ________.
6.
Offset Pivots: ________.
7.
Butt Hinge: ________.
8.
Continuous Gear Hinge: ________.
9.
Push/Pull: ________ style.
10.
Panic Device: ________.
11.
Closer: ________.
12.
Security Lock/Dead Lock: Active Leaf ________; Inactive Leaf ________.
13.
Latch Handle: ________.
14.
Cylinder(s)/Thumb-turn: ________.
15.
Electric Strike/Strike Keeper: ________.
H.
Fabrication: Entrance system fabrication.
1.
Door corner construction shall consist of an interlocking slide-in stabilizer corner block, mechanically fastened to door stile with 5/16 inch (8 mm) diameter bolts threaded into steel square nut back-up plates.
2.
Top and bottom rails are mechanical attached to corner blocks at all four corners with No. 10 x 3/4 inch (19 mm) steel fasteners.
3.
Glazing stops shall be compression fit type with EPDM glazing gaskets.
4.
Accurately fit and secure joints and corners. Make joints hairline in appearance.
5.
Prepare components with internal reinforcement for door hardware.
6.
Arrange fasteners and attachments to conceal from view.
I.
Related Materials:
1.
Sealants: Refer to Division 7.
2.
Glass: Refer to Division 8.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select below finish and color from cardinal commercial products standard colors. Custom colors are available upon request from cardinal commercial products. Other polyester powder coatings conforming to AAMA 2604 are available. Consult with your cardinal commercial products representative for other surface treatments and finishes.
 
J.
Shop Finishing:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Fill in blanks below or delete line as applicable. Delete finish types not required.
 
1.
Finish Type: Custom.
a.
Manufacturer: _______________.
b.
Type: _______________.
c.
Color: _______________.
2.
Finish Type: Color Anodizing Conforming to AA-M12C22A44, AAMA 608.1 Color Anodic Coating.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Fill in blank below or delete line as applicable. Delete colors not required.
 
a.
Color: Standard, No. 21 Dark Bronze.
b.
Color: Custom, _______________.
3.
Finish Type: Clear Anodizing Conforming to AA-M12C22A31, AAMA 607.1 Anodic Coating.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Fill in blank below or delete line as applicable. Delete color not required.
 
a.
Color: Standard, No. 11 Clear.
4.
Finish Type: AAMA 2605, Fluoropolymer Powder Coating.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Fill in blank below or delete line as applicable. Delete color not required.
 
a.
Color: _______________.
b.
Color: Custom, as scheduled and indicated on Drawings.
5.
Finish Type: AAMA 2604, Polyester Powder Coating.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Fill in blank below or delete line as applicable. Delete color not required.
 
a.
Color: _______________.
b.
Color: Custom, as scheduled and indicated on Drawings.
PART 3 EXECUTION
 
3.1
EXAMINATION AND PREPARATION
A.
Inspect and prepare substrates and openings for compliance with anchorage requirements using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving best result for the substrates and openings under project conditions.
1.
Verify openings are sized to receive specified system and sill plate is level in accordance with manufacturer's acceptable tolerances.
B.
Do not proceed with installation until substrates and opening have been prepared using the methods recommended by the manufacturer and deviations from manufacturer's recommended tolerances and conditions that will be detrimental to the installation are corrected. Commencement of installation constitutes acceptance of conditions.
C.
If preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect in writing of deviations from manufacturer's recommended installation tolerances and conditions.
3.2
INSTALLATION
A.
Install products in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Applies to Series 450, 451 and 451T Thermal only. Delete if not required.
 
B.
General: Install storefront systems plumb, level, and true to line, without warp or rack of frames with manufacturer's prescribed tolerances and installation instructions. Provide support and anchor in place.
1.
Dissimilar Materials: Provide separation of aluminum materials from sources of corrosion or electrolytic action contact points.
2.
Glazing: Glass shall held in place with extruded EPDM glazing gaskets on both sides of the glass.
3.
Water Drainage: Water deflectors shall be installed at each end of intermediate horizontal allowing infiltrated water to drain down the vertical member's glazing pocket into a full height subsill receptor where it weeps to the exterior through weep slots backed with baffles to reduce air infiltration.
4.
Test
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Applies to Series 451 and 451T Thermal only. Delete if not required.
 
a.
Weep Slots: Factory punched.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Applies to Series 200, 300 and 500 Thermal only. Delete if not required.
 
C.
General: Install entrance system in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and AAMA storefront and entrance guide specifications manual.
1.
Attach to structure to permit sufficient adjustment to accommodate construction tolerances and other irregularities.
2.
Provide alignment attachments and shims to permanently fasten system to building structure.
3.
Align assembly plumb and level, free of warp and twist. Maintain assembly dimensional tolerances aligning with adjacent work.
4.
Set thresholds in bed of mastic and secure.
5.
Adjusting: Adjust operating hardware for smooth operation.
D.
Related Products Installation Requirements:
1.
Perimeter Sealants: Refer to Division 7.
2.
Glass: Refer to Division 8.
a.
Reference: ANSI Z97.1, CPSC 16 CFR 1201 and GANA Glazing Manual.
3.3
FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
A.
Field Tests: Architect shall select storefront units to be tested as soon as a representative portion of the project has been installed, glazed, perimeter caulked and cured. Conduct tests for air infiltration and water penetration with manufacturer's representative present. Tests not meeting specified performance requirements and units having deficiencies must be corrected as part of the contract amount.
1.
Testing: Testing shall be performed per AAMA 503 by a qualified independent testing agency. Refer to Division Testing Section for payment of testing and testing requirements.
a.
Air Infiltration Tests: Conduct tests in accordance with ASTM E 783. Allowable air infiltration shall not exceed 1.5 times the amount indicated in the performance requirements or 0.09 cfm/ft2, which, ever is greater.
b.
Water Infiltration Tests: Conduct tests in accordance with ASTM E 1105. No uncontrolled water leakage is permitted when tested at a static test pressure of two-thirds the specified water penetration pressure but not less than 8 PSF.
B.
Manufacturer's Field Services: Upon Owner's request, provide manufacturer's field service consisting of product use recommendations and periodic site visit for inspection of product installation in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
3.4
PROTECTION AND CLEANING
A.
Protection: Protect installed product's finish surfaces from damage during construction. Protect aluminum storefront system from damage from grinding and polishing compounds, plaster, lime, acid, cement, or other harmful contaminants.
B.
Cleaning: Repair or replace damaged installed products. Installed products are to be cleaned in accordance with manufacturer's instructions prior to owner's acceptance. Remove construction debris from project site and legally dispose of debris.
3.5
PROTECTION
A.
Protect installed products until completion of project.
B.
Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
END OF SECTION