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SECTION 05 73 00
ORNAMENTAL HANDRAILS AND RAILINGS
 
 
Copyright 2009 - 2015 ARCAT, Inc. - All rights reserved
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Fortress Railing Products; prefabricated metal, aluminum, cable and glass railing systems and decorative lighting systems.
This section is based on the products of Fortress Railing Products, which is located at:
1720 N. First Street
Garland, TX 75040
Tel: 844-909-2999
Fax: 972-372-0924
Email: commercialdesign@fortressrailing.com
Web: www.fortressrailing.com
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Fortress Railing Products, is committed to developing innovative, quality products specifically for the railing industry. It is very proud of its vast distribution network, commitment to code testing, innovative product design and the strength of the Fortress Railing Products brand. As a respected category creator and industry leader, Fortress Railing Products offers a complete line of railing solutions that encompasses categories such as Iron, Aluminum, Cable and Glass.
 
PART 1 GENERAL
 
1.1
SECTION INCLUDES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for the Project.
 
A.
Glass Baluster Railing System (Pure View Baluster Railing System)
B.
Glass Panel Railing System (Pure View Full Glass Panel Railing System)
C.
Ornamental Welded Aluminum Railing System (Al13)
D.
Ornamental Welded Steel Railing System. (Fe26 Residential) (Fe26 Plus Commercial)
E.
Pre-Assembled Steel and Stainless Steel Railing System. (Cable Railing)
F.
Handrail System (Aluminum Round Handrail)
1.2
RELATED SECTIONS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this Project; add others as required.
 
A.
Section 03 30 00 - Cast-in-Place Concrete.
B.
Section 03 50 00 - Cast Decks and Underlayment.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** The following paragraph applies to Fe26, Fe26 Plus, Cable Railing and AI13 only. Delete if not required.
 
C.
Section 05 52 17 - Roof Fall Protection.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** The following paragraph applies to Pure View railings only. Delete if not required.
 
D.
Section 05 75 00 - Decorative Formed Metal.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** The following paragraph applies to Cable Railing only. Delete if not required.
 
E.
Section 05 75 00 - Decorative Formed Metal.
F.
Section 06 10 00 - Rough Carpentry.
G.
Section 09 01 20.91 - Plaster Restoration.
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.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI):
1.
ANSI Z97.1 Safety Performance Specifications and Methods of Test for Safety Glazing Materials in Buildings.
2.
ANSI 1264.1 Safety Requirements for Workplace Floor and Wall Openings, Stairs, and Railing Systems
B.
American Welding Society (AWS):
1.
AWS D1.1/D1.1M: 2010 Structural Welding Code- Steel
C.
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
1.
ASTM A123/A123M-13 Standard Specification for Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) Coatings on Iron and Steel Products.
2.
ASTM A 307-14 - Standard Specification for Carbon Steel Bolts, Studs, and Threaded Rods 60,000 psi Tensile Strength.
3.
ASTM A500/A500m-13 - Standard Specification for Cold-Formed Welded and Seamless Carbon Steel Structural Tubing in Rounds and Shapes.
4.
ASTM A555/A555m-05(2014) - Specifications for General Requirements for Stainless Steel Wire and Wire Rods.
5.
ASTM A580/A580M-14 Standards Specifications for Stainless Steel Wire.
6.
ASTM A751-14a Standard Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products.
7.
ASTM B117-11 Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus
8.
ASTM B221-14 Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Wire, Profiles and Tubes.
9.
ASTM B921-08 (2013) Standard Specification for Non-hexavalent Chromium Conversion Coatings on Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys.
10.
ASTM C1048-12e1 Standard Specification for Heat-Strengthened and Fully Tempered Flat Glass.
11.
ASTM D1730-09 (2014) Standard Practices for Preparation of Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Surfaces for Painting
12.
ASTM E8/8M-13a Standard Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials.
13.
ASTM E488/E488M-10 Standard Test Method for Strength of Anchors in Concrete Elements.
14.
ASTM E894-88 (2010) Standard Test Method for Anchorage of Permanent Metal Railing Systems and Rails for Buildings.
15.
ASTM E935-13e1 Standard Test Methods for Performance of Permanent Metal Railing Systems and Rails for Buildings.
16.
ASTM E1481-00a(2014)e1 - Standard Terminology of Railing Systems and Rails for Buildings
17.
ASTM E2349-12 Standard Practice for Safety Requirements in Metal Casting Operations and Sand Preparation; Molding and Core Making; Melting and Pouring; and Cleaning and Finishing.
18.
ASTM E2353-14 Standard Test Methods for Performance of Glazing in Permanent Railing Systems, Guards and Balustrades
19.
ASTM E2358-04 (2010) Standard Specifications for the Performance of Glass in Permanent Glass Railing Systems, Guards and Balustrades.
20.
ASTM F593-13a Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Bolts, Hex Cap Screws, and Studs
21.
ASTM F594-09e1Standard Specifications for Stainless Steel Nuts
22.
ASTM F606/F606M-14a Standard Test Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, Direct Tension Indicators and Rivets
23.
ASTM F879-12 Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Socket Button and Flat Countersunk head Cap Screws
D.
American Architectural Manufacturer's Association (AAMA):
1.
AAMA 2604 Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedure for High Performance Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels.
E.
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR):
1.
16 CFR Part 1201 Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Material (Consumer Products Safety Commission).
2.
28 CFR Part 36 American with Disabilities Act - hereinafter referred to as ADA.
F.
International Code Council (ICC):
1.
ICC-ES AC174 - Deck Board Span Ratings and Guardrail Systems (Guards and Handrails)
2.
ICC-ES AC273 - Handrails and Guards
3.
International Building Code (IBC)
4.
International Residential Code (IRC)
G.
International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO):
1.
ICBO UBC - Uniform Building Code.
H.
Military Specification:
1.
MIL-DTL-53084B: Primer, Cathodic Electrodeposition, Chemical Agent Resistant.
1.4
DEFINITIONS
A.
Railings: Guards, Handrails, and similar devices used for protection of occupants at open-sided floor areas, pedestrian guidance and support, visual separation, or wall protection.
1.5
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
A.
General: Railings shall be engineered to withstand structural loads indicated. Determine allowable design working stresses of railing materials.
B.
Structural Performance: Provide railings capable of withstanding test loads in accordance with ICC-ES AC273.
1.
Structural Performance of Top Rails and Supports:
a.
Concentrated Load Test: In Accordance with Section 4.23 of AC273. Two separate tests on each specimen shall be conducted, where a test load of 500 lbf/ft (2.22 kN) is applied at the midspan of the top rail and at the top of a single post is an outward direction. In both cases the load shall be continuously applied horizontally and normal to the top rail at the maximum guard and handrail system height.
b.
Uniform Load Test: In accordance with Section 4.2.3 of AC273. The top rail of the guard and handrail test specimens shall be subjected to a single test where a maximum uniform load of 125 lbf/ft (1.82 kN/m) is applied vertically and in an outward direction at an angle of 45 degrees from horizontal.
c.
Design need not provide for both concentrated and uniform loads to be applied concurrently.
2.
Structural Performance of Guardrail Infill:
a.
In-Fill Load Test: In accordance with Section 4.2.2 of AC273. The test specimens shall be tested and shall be capable of satisfactorily resisting a load of 125 lbf (556 N) applied over a 1-square-foot (0.1 m2) area normal to the in-fill. In-Fill is defined to include panels, intermediate rails, balusters and other elements.
b.
Design need not provide for infill loads to be applied concurrently with top rail loads.
1.6
SUBMITTALS
A.
General: Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements
B.
Product Data: Manufacturer's printed product information indicating material compliance and specified options are to be submitted prior to installation. Submit manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used, including:
1.
Manufacturer's product lines of railings assembled from standard components
2.
Rail finish
C.
Shop Drawings: Layout of railings components with dimensions, details, and finishes shall be submitted for approval and shall be approved prior to installation. Include plans, elevations, sections, details, and attachments to other work.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if LEED submittals not required.
 
D.
Design Data: Submit design data to verify compliance design loads specified in Performance Requirements Article. Design data shall be signed and sealed by the qualified professional engineer responsible for their preparation.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete sample submittal for initial selection below if colors have been preselected and are specified or scheduled.
 
E.
Samples:
1.
Submit Samples for initial color selection. Submit samples of each specific finish. Submit Samples in form of Manufacturer's color charts showing full range of colors and finishes available. Where finishes involve normal color variations, include samples showing the full range of variations expected.
2.
Submit Samples for verifications purposes. Samples shall be submitted prior to removal. Submit samples for the following:
a.
For each type of exposed finish required.
b.
Of each distinctly different linear railing member, including handrails, top rails, posts, and balusters.
1)
Each type of railing panel required.
2)
Each type of glass required.
3)
Fittings and Brackets.
4)
Welded Connections.
5)
Assembled Samples of railing systems, made from full-size components, including top rail, post, handrail, and infill. Show method of finishing members at intersections. Samples need not be full height.
F.
Qualification Data: For Professional Engineer.
G.
Product Test Reports: Based on evaluation of comprehensive tests performed by a qualified inspecting and testing agency; according to ASTM E894-88 (2010) and ASTM E935-13e1 and in accordance with testing standards set forth in ICC-ES AC273 Guidelines.
H.
Closeout Submittals: Operation and Maintenance Data.
1.7
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
Qualifications:
1.
Manufacturer Qualifications: Company engineering and fabrication of custom railing systems for a minimum of 10 years.
2.
Installer Qualifications: Company experienced in manufacturer's products for a minimum of 5 years. The Contractor shall provide trained laborers with prior experience in the type of construction involved as well as experience installing the materials and techniques specified.
3.
Qualified Professional Engineer: A professional engineer licensed in the state of the Project location and who is qualified to design the portion of the work described in this Section.
B.
Regulatory Requirements: Completed installations shall meet ICC standards, applicable requirements of ADA Accessibility Guidelines along with any local amendments and/or modifications. Completed installations shall also conform to state, regional, and local codes and regulations.
C.
Source Limitations: Obtain each type of railing through one source from a single manufacturer.
D.
Product Options: Drawings indicate size, profiles and dimensional requirements of railings and are based on the specific system indicated. Refer to section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements0-Product Requirements.
E.
Modifications: Do not modify intended aesthetic effects as judged solely by the Architect, except with the Architects' approval. If modifications are proposed, submit comprehensive explanatory data to the Architect for review.
F.
Welding: Qualify procedures and personnel according to AWS D1.1/D1.1M:2010
 
** 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.
 
G.
Mock-Ups: Build mock-ups to verify selections made under samples submittals and to demonstrate aesthetic effects and set quality standards for fabrication and installation. Build mock-ups for each form and finishes of railing consisting of two posts, top rail, infill area, and anchorage systems components that are full height and area not less than 24 inches (610 mm) in length.
1.8
DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A.
Store products in manufacturer's unopened packaging until ready for installation.
B.
Store components in a dry, sheltered location away from uncured concrete, masonry, mortar, and stucco; and a safe distance away from any sanding, blasting, welding and/or painting operations.
C.
Store and dispose of solvent-based materials, and materials used with solvent-based materials, in accordance with requirements of local authorities having jurisdiction.
D.
Glass components are fragile and subject to shattering and shall be handled and stored as such.
1.9
PROJECT CONDITIONS
A.
Field Measurements: Verify actual locations of walls and other construction contiguous with railings by field measurements before fabrication and indicate measurements on shop drawings. Provide allowance for trimming and fitting as site.
1.10
COORDINATION AND SCHEDULING
A.
Coordinate installation of anchorages for railings. Furnish setting drawings, templates and directions for installing anchorages, including sleeves, concrete inserts, anchor bolds and items with integral anchors that are to be embedded in concrete and masonry. Deliver such items to the project site in time for installation
B.
Schedule installation so wall attachments are made only to completed walls. Do not support railings temporarily by means that do not satisfy structural performance requirements.
1.11
WARRANTY
A.
Manufacturer's Warranty: Provide manufacturer's standard limited warranty from the date of purchase, for defects, in material and workmanship, including protection against cracking, peeling, blistering, and corrosion (rusting) of metal parts supplied by the manufacturer.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete types not required.
 
1.
Pure View Glass Baluster Railing System:
a.
Iron (Steel) Pre-Slotted Rails: 15 years
b.
Aluminum Pre-Slotted Rails: Limited Lifetime
2.
Pure View Full Glass Panel Railing System: Limited Lifetime
3.
Ornamental Welded Aluminum Railing System (AL13): Limited Lifetime
4.
Ornamental Welded Steel Railing System:
a.
Fe26 Residential: 15 years
b.
Fe26 Plus Commercial: 10 years
5.
Pre-Assembled Steel and Stainless Steel Railing System (Cable Railing): 15 years
PART 2 PRODUCTS
 
2.1
MANUFACTURERS
A.
Acceptable Manufacturer: Fortress Railing Products, which is located at: 1720 N. First Street; Garland, TX 75040; Tel: 844-909-2999; Fax: 972-372-0924; Email: commercialdesign@fortressrailing.com; Web: www.fortressrailing.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.
Substitutions: Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
2.2
PURE VIEW GLASS RAILING
A.
Prefabricated Glass Baluster Railing System:
1.
Product: Provide "Pure View Glass Railing System" as manufactured by Fortress Railing Products.
2.
Materials:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
a.
Iron Pre-Slotted Rails:
1)
Provide materials with smooth surfaces, without seam marks, roller marks, rolled trade names, stains, discolorations, or blemishes.
2)
Brackets, flanges, and anchors shall be same metal and finish as supported rails, unless otherwise indicated.
3)
Metal rails and posts shall be formed and welded Grade A cold-rolled steel tubing manufactured in accordance with ASTM A 500/A500M-13, with G60 zinc coating, 0.60 ounce/ft2 (0.27 kg/M2) on both inside and outside surfaces in accordance with ASTM A 123/A123M-13 hot-dip galvanized process.
4)
Molded Nylon 66 type material inserts pre-installed into slotted rail at factory holds glass balusters in pre-slotted rail sections.
5)
Materials shall also conform to ASTM E935-13e1 testing (Methods A, B, C, and D) and load testing in accordance with ICC-ES AC273 (Sections 4.2.2, 4.2.3, and 4.2.4), ASTM E2353-14 and ASTM E 2358-04(2010).
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
b.
Aluminum Pre-Slotted Rails:
1)
Provide materials with smooth surfaces, without seam marks, roller marks, roller trade names, stains, discolorations, or blemishes.
2)
Brackets, flanges, and anchors shall be same metal and finish as supported rails, unless otherwise indicated.
3)
Rails will be 6063-T6 extruded aluminum alloy tubing manufactured in accordance with ASTM B221-14.
4)
Molded Nylon 66 type material inserts, pre-installed into slotted rail at factory, holds glass balusters in pre-slotted rail sections.
5)
Materials shall also conform to ASTM E935-13e1 testing (Methods A, B, C, and D) and load testing in accordance with ICC-ES AC273 (Sections 4.2.2, 4.2.3, and 4.2.4), ASTM E2353-14 and ASTM E 2358-04(2010).
3.
Glass and Glazing:
a.
Tempered Glass : ASTM C 1048, Kind FT (fully tempered), Condition A (uncoated), Type 1 (transparent flat glass), Quality Q3, Provide products that have been tested for surface and edge compression according to ASTM C 1048-12e1 and for impact strength according to 16 CFR Part 1201 for Category II materials. Meet requirements of ANSI Z97.1 and 16 CFR Part 1201 to qualify as safety glass.
1)
Clear Glass: Class 1 (Clear)
2)
Thickness for Structural Glass Balusters: As required by structural loads.
3)
Thickness for Glass Infill Panels: As required by structural loads, but not less than 0.3125 inch (8 mm) with chamfered edges.
4)
Marking: Provide safety glass permanently marked with certification label of Safety Glazing Certification Council or another certification agency acceptable to authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ).
4.
Components:
a.
Glass: Tempered safety glass balusters 5/16 inch (8 mm) thick, conforming to the standards set forth elsewhere in this Section.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete rail and post types not required.
 
b.
Iron Rails: 16 gauge formed and welded galvanized G60 steel tubing, 1.25 inches (32 mm) square with powder-coated factory finish.
c.
Aluminum Rails: 6063-T6 Extruded Aluminum Tube 0.126 inch (3.2 mm) formed and welded rectangular Aluminum tubing 1.61 inches (41 mm) wide by 1.102 inches (28 mm) high with powder-coated factory finish.
d.
Iron Posts: 13 gauge, 2 inches (51 mm) or 15 gauge, 3 inch (76 mm) square formed and welded galvanized G60 steel tubing with powder-coated factory finish.
e.
Aluminum Posts: 6063-T6 Extruded Aluminum 0.160 inch (4 mm) square formed and welded aluminum tubing with powder-coated factory finish.
f.
Wood Posts: 4 inches (102 mm) square, by Others.
g.
Wood Rails: 2 inches (51 mm) by 4 inches (102 mm), or 1 inch (25 mm) by 4 inches (102mm), by Others.
h.
Fasteners: All nuts, bolts, sheet metal screws, wood screws and washers shall be stainless steel.
i.
Fittings: Brackets, clips, and other similar components shall come from same manufacturer as railings and posts or from manufacturer's approved suppliers. Brackets shall have powder-coated factory finish.
5.
Style:
a.
Mounting Method:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete mounting methods not required.
 
1)
Pure View Iron Pre-Slotted Rail.
2)
Pure View Aluminum Pre-Slotted Rail.
3)
Pure View Shoe.
4)
Pure View Polished Mounting Clip.
5)
Pure View Stainless Steel Screw and Washer.
b.
Installation Style:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete type not required.
 
1)
Level Application.
2)
Stair Application.
c.
Glass Panel Height:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete heights not required.
 
1)
26 inches (660 mm).
2)
34 inches (864 mm).
3)
40 inches (1010 mm).
d.
Glass Panel Color: Clear.
6.
Fabrication:
a.
Rail sections shall comply with all requirements indicated for materials, thickness, design, and details of construction.
b.
Welded connections shall comply with AWS D1.1/D1.1M:2010 standards for recommended practice in shop welding.
c.
Welds behind finished surfaces shall be without distortion or discoloration of exposed side.
d.
Components shall be accurately cut, drilled and/or tapped to receive hardware, fasteners, and accessories.
e.
Glass panels shall be fabricated with appropriate pre-drilled holes to accommodate mounting hardware.
7.
Finish:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
a.
Iron Railing Components Finish:
1)
Metal parts shall be assembled and finished individually prior to shipment.
2)
Individual parts and welded assemblies shall be made from G60 pre-galvanized material.
3)
Galvanized steel railing components shall be cleaned with a non-petroleum solvent followed by the application of a sealing zinc phosphate coating.
4)
Following cleaning and pretreatment parts and welded assemblies shall be electro-coated.
5)
Electro coating of parts and welded assemblies shall be a two-component cathodic electrodeposition primer with high corrosion protection followed by a sealing and drying process.
6)
Immediately after sealing, a two-step powder finish coating shall be applied by the electrophoresis and electrostatic spray process.
7)
Electro coating and Powder Coating of parts and welded assemblies shall be done by a certified powder coater.
8)
Color as selected by Architect from manufacturer's full range of colors.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
b.
Aluminum Railing Components Finish:
1)
Metal parts shall be assembled and finished individually prior to shipment.
2)
Chromated aluminum railing components shall be cleaned with a non-petroleum solvent.
3)
After chromating, a one-step powder finish coating shall be applied by the electrostatic spray process. This consists of a thermosetting carboxyl polyester resin top coat.
4)
Color as selected by Architect from manufacturer's full range of colors.
c.
Fasteners:
1)
Fasteners used for mounting metal parts and welded assemblies shall be stainless steel as supplied by recommended railing supplier.
2)
Hexalobular Internal Drive, Flat Head Stainless Steel Thread Cutting Screw.
a)
Immediately after cleaning and drying, a two-step coating shall be applied by the electrophoresis and electrostatic spray process. This consists of a thermosetting carboxyl polyester resin top coat with a minimum dry film thickness of 60 to 80 microns.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if no wood components.
 
3)
Hexalobular Internal Drive, Flat Head Stainless Steel Wood Screw.
a)
Immediately after cleaning and drying, a one-step coating shall be applied by the electrophoresis process. This consists of a thermosetting epoxy with a minimum dry film thickness of 10 to 25 microns.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if no metal rail.
 
d.
Metal rail color shall be selected by Architect from manufacturer's full range of colors.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if no wood components.
 
e.
Wood components shall be furnished by supplier prior to installation.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
2.3
GLASS PANEL RAILING SYSTEM
A.
Prefabricated Glass Panel Railing System:
1.
Product: provide a "Pure View Full Glass Panel Railing System" as manufactured by Fortress Railing Products.
2.
Materials:
a.
Provide materials with smooth surfaces, without seam marks, roller marks, rolled trade names, stains, discolorations, and blemishes.
b.
Brackets, flanges, and anchors shall be same metal and finish as supported rails, unless otherwise indicated.
c.
Metal Rails shall be formed and welded 6063-T6 extruded aluminum alloy tubing manufactured in accordance with ASTM B 221-14.
d.
Materials shall also conform to ASTM E935-13e1 testing (Methods A, B, C, and D) and load testing shall be in accordance with ICC-ES AC 273 (Sections 4.2.2, 4.2.3, and 4.2.4), ASTM E2353-14 and ASTM E2358-04(2010).
3.
Glass and Glazing:
a.
Tempered Glass: ASTM C 1048-12e1, Kind FT (Fully Tempered), Condition A (uncoated), Type 1 (transparent flat glass), Quality Q3. Provide products that have been tested for surface and edge compression according to ASTM C 1048-12e1 and for impact strength according to 16 CFR Part 1201 for Category II materials. Provide products that have been tested to ASTM E 2353-14 and ASTM E2358-04(2010) standards. Meet requirements of ANSI Z97.1 and 16 CFR Part 1201 to qualify as safety glass.
1)
Clear Glass: Class 1 (clear)
2)
Thickness for Infill Panels 0.25 inch (6mm)
3)
Marking: Provide safety glass permanently marked with certification label of Safety Glazing Certification Council or another certification agency acceptable to authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ).
4.
Components:
a.
Glass: Tempered Safety Glass panel 0.25 inch (6mm) thick, conforming to the standards set forth elsewhere in this Section.
b.
Aluminum Rails: 6063-T6 Extruded Aluminum 0.126 inch (3.2 mm) formed and welded rectangular Aluminum tubing 1.61 inches (41 mm) wide by 1.102 inches (28 mm) high with powder-coated factory finish.
c.
Glazing: Co-Extruded, dual durometer polyvinyl chloride (PVC) extrusion 0.43 inches (10.79 mm) wide by 0.53 inches (13.54 mm) high.
d.
Aluminum Posts: 6063-T6 Extruded Aluminum 0.160 inch (4 mm) thick by 3 inches (76 mm) square formed and welded aluminum tubing with powder-coated factory finish.
e.
Fasteners: All nuts, bolts, sheet metal screws, wood screws and washers shall be stainless steel.
f.
Brackets: Brackets shall be die-cast aluminum and shall come from same manufacturer as railings and posts. Brackets shall have powder-coated factory finish.
5.
Style:
a.
Mounting Method: Pure View Full Glass Panel Aluminum Rails with Dual Extruded Glazing gasket.
b.
Installation Style: Level.
c.
Glass Panel Height:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete heights not required.
 
1)
33 inches (838 mm).
2)
39 inches (991 mm).
d.
Glass Panel Width:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete widths not required.
 
1)
31.25 inches (794 mm).
2)
36.25 inches (921 mm).
3)
41.25 inches (1048 mm).
4)
46.25 inches (1175 mm).
5)
51.25 inches (1302 mm).
6)
56.25 inches (1429 mm).
7)
61.25 inches (1556 mm).
e.
Glass Panel Color: Clear.
f.
Pure View Glass Panel Aluminum Rail Mounting Bracket: Evolve External Bracket.
6.
Fabrication:
a.
Metal rail sections shall comply with all requirements indicated for materials, thickness, design, and details for construction.
b.
Welds behind finished surfaces shall be without distortion or discoloration of exposed side.
c.
Components shall be accurately cut, drilled, and/or tapped to receive hardware, fasteners, and accessories.
7.
Finish:
a.
Metal parts shall be assembled and finished individually prior to shipment.
b.
Chromated aluminum railing components shall be cleaned with a non-petroleum solvent.
c.
After chromating, a one-step powder finish coating shall be applied by the electrostatic spray process. This consists of a thermosetting carboxyl polyester resin top coat with a minimum dry film thickness of 60 to 80 microns.
d.
Fasteners:
1)
Fasteners used for mounting metal parts and welded assemblies shall be stainless steel as supplied by recommended railing supplier.
2)
Hexalobular Internal Drive, Flat Head Stainless Steel Thread Cutting Screw.
a)
Immediately after cleaning and drying, a two-step coating shall be applied by the electrophoresis and electrostatic spray process. This consists of a thermosetting carboxyl polyester resin top coat with a minimum dry film thickness of 60 to 80 microns.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if no wood components.
 
3)
Hexalobular Internal Drive, Flat Head Stainless Steel Wood Screw.
a)
Immediately after cleaning and drying, a one-step coating shall be applied by the electrophoresis process. This consists of a thermosetting epoxy with a minimum dry film thickness of 10 to 25 microns.
e.
Metal rail color as selected by Architect from manufacturer's full range of colors.
f.
Glass color shall be clear.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
2.4
ORNAMENTAL WELDED ALUMINUM RAILING SYSTEM
A.
Ornamental Welded Aluminum Railings
1.
Product: provide "Al13" Aluminum Railing as manufactured by Fortress Railing Products.
2.
Materials: Pre-welded Aluminum, 100 percent recyclable.
3.
Components:
a.
Rails: 0.1250 inch (3.2 mm) wall thickness, 6063-T6 extruded aluminum tubing with 1.625 inch (41.3 mm) width by 1.125 inch (28.5 mm) height with powder-coated factory finish.
b.
Pickets: 0.0625 inch (3.2 mm) wall thickness, 6063-T6 extruded aluminum tubing 0.75 inch (19 mm) square with powder-coated factory finish.
c.
Posts: 6063-T6 extruded aluminum, 0.160 inch (4 mm) wall thickness, 3 inch (76.2 mm) square tubing welded to 0.375 inch (10 mm) thick, 5.55 inch (141 mm) square base plate with powder-coated factory finish.
d.
Brackets: Brackets shall be formed from die-cast aluminum materials with powder-coated factory finish.
e.
Fasteners: All nuts, bolts, sheet metal screws, wood screws and washers shall be stainless steel.
4.
Style:
a.
Mounting Method: Pre-Welded Aluminum Railing Panel.
 
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1)
Al13 Traditional Railing Panel (Level Railing).
2)
Al13 Traditional Adjustable Railing Panel (Stair Railing).
b.
Installation Style:
 
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1)
Level Application.
2)
Stair Application.
c.
Railing Height:
 
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1)
32 inches (813 mm).
2)
34 inches (864 mm).
3)
38 inches (965 mm).
4)
40 inches (1016 mm).
d.
Railing Length:
 
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1)
69 inches (1753 mm).
2)
90.5 inches (2299 mm) Aluminum Stair Railing Panel.
3)
93 inches (2363 mm).
5.
Fabrication:
a.
Railing panels shall comply with all requirements indicated for materials, thickness, design, and details of construction.
b.
Welds behind finished surfaces shall be without distortion or discoloration of exposed side.
c.
Components shall be accurately cut, drilled, and/or tapped to receive hardware, fasteners, and accessories.
6.
Finish:
a.
Metal parts shall be assembled and finished individually prior to shipment.
b.
Individual aluminum parts and welded aluminum assemblies will be cleaned and pretreated per ASTM standard practices for aluminum using a chromium phosphate solution.
c.
Chromated aluminum railing components shall be cleaned with a non-petroleum solvent.
d.
After chromating, a one-step powder finish coating shall be applied by the electrostatic spray process. This consists of a thermosetting carboxyl polyester resin top coat with a minimum dry film thickness of 60 to 80 microns.
e.
Fasteners:
1)
Fasteners used for mounting metal parts and welded assemblies shall be stainless steel as supplied by recommended railing supplier.
2)
Hexalobular Internal Drive, Flat Head Stainless Steel Thread Cutting Screw.
a)
Immediately after cleaning and drying, a two-step coating shall be applied by the electrophoresis and electrostatic spray process. This consists of a thermosetting carboxyl polyester resin top coat with a minimum dry film thickness of 60 to 80 microns.
 
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3)
Hexalobular Internal Drive, Flat Head Stainless Steel Wood Screw.
a)
Immediately after cleaning and drying, a one-step coating shall be applied by the electrophoresis process. This consists of a thermosetting epoxy with a minimum dry film thickness of 10 to 25 microns.
f.
Color as selected by Architect from manufacturer's full range of colors.
 
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2.5
ORNAMENTAL WELDED STEEL RAILING SYSTEM
 
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A.
Residential Ornamental Welded Steel Railings:
1.
Product: provide "Fe26" Residential Iron Railing as manufactured by Fortress Railing Products.
2.
Materials: Pre-welded Iron railing panels.
a.
Rails and Pickets: Grade A cold rolled steel formed and welded tubing conforming to ASTM A500/A500M-13 with G-60 zinc coating (0.60 oz/ft2 or 0.27 kf/M2) on both inside and outside surfaces in accordance with ASTM A123/A123M-13 hot dipped electroplating process.
b.
Tests: ASTM E935-13e1 testing (Methods A, B, C, and D) and loading testing in accordance with ICC-ES AC273.
3.
Components:
a.
Rails: 17 gauge (1.4 mm) wall thickness by 1 inch (25mm) square galvanized welded steel tubing with powder-coated factory finish.
b.
Pickets: 19 gauge (1.1 mm) wall thickness by 0.625 inch (1.6 mm) square galvanized steel tubing with powder-coated factory finish.
c.
Posts: 13 gauge (2.5 mm) 2 inch (51 mm) or 15 gauge (1.8 mm) 3 inch (76 mm) square formed and welded galvanized steel tubing with welded base and powder-coated factory finish.
d.
Brackets: Bracket shall come from same manufacturer as railings and posts. Brackets shall have powder-coated factory finish.
e.
Fasteners: All nuts, bolts, sheet metal screws, wood screws and washers shall be stainless steel.
4.
Style:
a.
Fe26 Residential Iron Railing Panels:
 
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1)
Fe26 Traditional Iron Railing Panels (Level Railing).
2)
Fe26 Traditional Adjustable Iron Railing Panels (Stair Railing).
b.
Installation Style:
 
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1)
Level Application.
2)
Stair Application.
c.
Railing Panel Height:
 
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1)
28 inches (711 mm).
2)
32 inches (813 mm).
3)
34 inches (864 mm).
4)
38 inches (965 mm).
5)
40 inches (1016 mm).
d.
Railing Panel Width:
 
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1)
69.5 inches (1765 mm).
2)
93.5 inches (2375 mm).
5.
Fabrication:
a.
Metal rail sections shall comply with all requirements indicated for materials, thickness, design, and details for construction.
b.
Welded connections shall comply with AWS D1.1/D1.1M:2010 standards for recommended practice in shop welding. Welds behind finished surfaces shall be without distortion or discoloration of exposed side.
c.
Components shall be accurately cut, drilled, and/or tapped to receive hardware, fasteners, and accessories.
6.
Finish:
a.
Fe26 Residential Iron Railing Panels:
1)
Metal parts shall be assembled and finished individually prior to shipment.
2)
Individual parts and welded assemblies shall be made from G60 pre-galvanized material.
3)
Galvanized steel railing components shall be cleaned with a non-petroleum solvent followed by the application of a sealing zinc phosphate coating.
4)
Following cleaning and pretreatment parts and welded assemblies shall be electro-coated.
5)
Electro coating of parts and welded assemblies shall be a two-component cathodic electrodeposition primer with high corrosion protection followed by a sealing and drying process.
6)
Immediately after sealing, a two-step powder finish coating shall be applied by the electrophoresis and electrostatic spray process.
7)
Electro coating and Powder Coating of parts and welded assemblies shall be done by a certified powder coater.
b.
Fasteners:
1)
Fasteners used for mounting metal parts and welded assemblies shall be stainless steel as supplied by recommended railing supplier.
2)
Hexalobular Internal Drive, Flat Head Stainless Steel Thread Cutting Screw.
a)
Immediately after cleaning and drying, a two-step coating shall be applied by the electrophoresis and electrostatic spray process. This consists of a thermosetting carboxyl polyester resin top coat with a minimum dry film thickness of 60 to 80 microns.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if no wood components.
 
3)
Hexalobular Internal Drive, Flat Head Stainless Steel Wood Screw.
a)
Immediately after cleaning and drying, a one-step coating shall be applied by the electrophoresis process. This consists of a thermosetting epoxy with a minimum dry film thickness of 10 to 25 microns.
c.
Color as selected by Architect from manufacturer's full range of colors.
 
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B.
Commercial Ornamental Welded Steel Railings:
1.
Product: provide "Fe26 Plus" Commercial Iron Railing as manufactured by Fortress Railing Products.
2.
Materials: Pre-welded Iron railing panels.
a.
Rails and Pickets: Grade A cold rolled steel formed and welded tubing conforming to ASTM A500/A500M-13 with G-60 zinc coating (0.60 oz/ft2 or 0.27 kf/M2) on both inside and outside surfaces in accordance with ASTM A123/A123M-13 hot dipped electroplating process.
b.
Tests: ASTM E935-13e1 testing (Methods A, B, C, and D) and loading testing in accordance with ICC-ES AC273.
3.
Components:
a.
Rails: 16 gauge (1.6 mm) wall thickness by 1.25 inch (31.7 mm) square galvanized welded steel tubing with factory applied powder-coated finish.
b.
Pickets: 19 gauge (1.1 mm) wall thickness by 0.75 inch (19 mm) square galvanized welded steel tubing with powder-coated factory finish.
c.
Posts: 13 gauge (2.5 mm) 2 inch (51 mm) or 15 gauge (1.8 mm) 3 inch (76 mm) square formed and welded galvanized steel tubing with welded base and powder-coated factory finish.
d.
Brackets: Bracket shall come from same manufacturer as railings and posts. Brackets shall have powder-coated factory finish.
e.
Fasteners: All nuts, bolts, sheet metal screws, wood screws and washers shall be stainless steel.
4.
Style:
a.
Fe26 Plus Commercial Iron Railing Panels:
 
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1)
Fe26 Plus Traditional Iron Railing Panels (Level Railing)
2)
Fe26 Plus Traditional Adjustable Iron Railing Panels (Stair Railing).
b.
Installation Style:
 
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1)
Level Application.
2)
Stair Application.
c.
Railing Panel Height:
 
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1)
32 inches (813 mm).
2)
34 inches (864 mm).
3)
36 inches (914 mm).
4)
40 inches (1016 mm).
d.
Railing Panel Width:
 
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1)
69.5 inches (1765 mm).
2)
93.5 inches (2375 mm).
5.
Fabrication:
a.
Metal rail sections shall comply with all requirements indicated for materials, thickness, design, and details for construction.
b.
Welded connections shall comply with AWS D1.1/D1.1M:2010 standards for recommended practice in shop welding. Welds behind finished surfaces shall be without distortion or discoloration of exposed side.
c.
Components shall be accurately cut, drilled, and/or tapped to receive hardware, fasteners, and accessories.
6.
Finish:
a.
Fe26 Plus Commercial Iron Railing Panels:
1)
Metal parts shall be assembled and finished individually prior to shipment.
2)
Individual parts and welded assemblies shall be made from G60 pre-galvanized material.
3)
Galvanized steel railing components shall be cleaned with a non-petroleum solvent followed by the application of a sealing zinc phosphate coating.
4)
Following cleaning and pretreatment parts and welded assemblies shall be electro-coated.
5)
Electro coating of parts and welded assemblies shall be a two-component cathodic electrodeposition primer with high corrosion protection followed by a sealing and drying process.
6)
Immediately after sealing, a two-step powder finish coating shall be applied by the electrophoresis and electrostatic spray process.
7)
Electro coating and Powder Coating of parts and welded assemblies shall be done by a certified powder coater.
b.
Fasteners:
1)
Fasteners used for mounting metal parts and welded assemblies shall be stainless steel as supplied by recommended railing supplier.
2)
Hexalobular Internal Drive, Flat Head Stainless Steel Thread Cutting Screw.
a)
Immediately after cleaning and drying, a two-step coating shall be applied by the electrophoresis and electrostatic spray process. This consists of a thermosetting carboxyl polyester resin top coat with a minimum dry film thickness of 60 to 80 microns.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if no wood components.
 
3)
Hexalobular Internal Drive, Flat Head Stainless Steel Wood Screw.
a)
Immediately after cleaning and drying, a one-step coating shall be applied by the electrophoresis process. This consists of a thermosetting epoxy with a minimum dry film thickness of 10 to 25 microns.
c.
Color as selected by Architect from manufacturer's full range of colors.
 
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2.6
PRE-ASSEMBLED STEEL AND STAINLESS STEEL CABLE RAILING SYSTEM
A.
Cable Railing.
1.
Product: provide "Vertical Cable Railing" as manufactured by Fortress Railing Products.
2.
Materials:
a.
Rails and Reinforcement Channel: Grade A cold-rolled steel formed and welded tubing conforming to ASTM A500/ A500M-13 with G-60 zinc coating (0.60 oz/ft2 or 0.27 kf/M2) on both inside and outside surfaces in accordance with ASTM A123/A123M-13 hot dipped electroplating process.
b.
Cable Infill: Type 316 grade stainless steel wire with factory assembled and installed connectors in accordance with ASTM A492-95(2013), A580/A580M-14, and F594-09e1.
c.
Tests: Tested in accordance with ASTM E935-13e1 (Methods A, B, C, and D) and load testing in accordance with ICC-ES AC273.
3.
Components:
a.
Rails: 9 gauge (4 mm), formed and welded galvanized steel channel, 1.22 inch (31 mm) width by 1.22 inch (31 mm) height with powder-coated factory finish.
b.
Reinforcement Channel: 14 gauge (2 mm), formed and welded galvanized steel channel, 0.91 inch (23 mm) width by 0.47 inch (12 mm) height with powder-coated factory finish.
c.
Cable: 0.125 inch (3.2 mm) diameter, 1x19 strand construction, type 316 grade stainless steel, polished finish, dry grade cable with fitting factory installed as specified.
1)
Cable Fittings:
a)
Ball Swage Fitting: 1.26 inch (32 mm), type 316 grade stainless steel factory-installed fitting pressed fit to bottom of cable.
b)
Threaded Swage Fitting: 1.20 inch (31 mm), type 316 grade stainless steel factory-installed fitting pressed fit to top of cable.
2)
Nut: 0.51 inch (13 mm), type 316 grade stainless steel hex nut with nylon insert installed onto threaded swage cable fitting.
d.
Cable Panel Support: 0.625 inch (16 mm) round galvanized steel rod, 31.50 inches (800 mm) or 37.50 inches (952.50 mm), with factory applied powder-coated finish.
e.
Bolt: M8 by 1.25 inch (31.7 mm) thread by 1.18 inch (30 mm), type 316 grade stainless steel bolt.
f.
Washer: M8 by 0.63 inch (16 mm) by 0.055 inch (1.4 mm), type 316 grade stainless steel washer.
g.
Split Washer: M8 by 0.25 inch (6 mm) radius by 0.075 inch (1.90 mm), type 316 grade stainless steel split washer.
h.
Posts: 13 gauge (2.5 mm) 2 inch (51 mm) or 15 gauge (1.8 mm) 3 inch (76 mm) square formed and welded galvanized steel tubing with welded base and powder-coated factory finish.
i.
Brackets: Brackets shall come from same manufacturer as railings and posts. Brackets shall have powder-coated factory finish.
j.
Fasteners: All nuts, bolts, sheet metal screws, wood screws and washers shall be stainless steel.
4.
Style:
a.
Vertical Cable Railing:
 
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1)
Vertical Cable Railing panels (level).
2)
Vertical Stair Cable Railing panels.
b.
Installation Style:
 
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1)
Level Application.
2)
Stair Application.
c.
Railing Panel Height:
 
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1)
34 inches (864 mm).
2)
40 inches (1016 mm).
d.
Railing Panel Width:
 
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1)
69.5 inches (1765 mm).
2)
93.5 inches (2375 mm).
5.
Fabrication:
a.
Metal rail sections shall comply with all requirements indicated for materials, thickness, design, and details for construction.
b.
Welded connections shall comply with AWS D1.1/D1.1M:2010 standards for recommended practice in shop welding. Welds behind finished surfaces shall be without distortion or discoloration of exposed side.
c.
Components shall be accurately cut, drilled, and/or tapped to receive hardware, fasteners, and accessories.
6.
Finish:
a.
Vertical Cable Railing:
1)
Metal parts shall be assembled and finished individually prior to shipment.
2)
Individual parts and welded assemblies shall be made from G60 pre-galvanized material.
3)
Galvanized steel railing components shall be cleaned with a non-petroleum solvent followed by the application of a sealing zinc phosphate coating.
4)
Following cleaning and pretreatment parts and welded assemblies shall be electro-coated.
5)
Electro coating of parts and welded assemblies shall be a two-component cathodic electrodeposition primer with high corrosion protection followed by a sealing and drying process.
6)
Immediately after sealing, a two-step powder finish coating shall be applied by the electrophoresis and electrostatic spray process.
7)
Electro coating and Powder Coating of parts and welded assemblies shall be done by a certified powder coater.
b.
Fasteners:
1)
Fasteners used for mounting metal parts and welded assemblies shall be stainless steel as supplied by recommended railing supplier.
2)
Hexalobular Internal Drive, Flat Head Stainless Steel Thread Cutting Screw.
a)
Immediately after cleaning and drying, a two-step coating shall be applied by the electrophoresis and electrostatic spray process. This consists of a thermosetting carboxyl polyester resin top coat with a minimum dry film thickness of 60 to 80 microns.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if no wood components.
 
3)
Hexalobular Internal Drive, Flat Head Stainless Steel Wood Screw.
a)
Immediately after cleaning and drying, a one-step coating shall be applied by the electrophoresis process. This consists of a thermosetting epoxy with a minimum dry film thickness of 10 to 25 microns.
c.
Color as selected by Architect from manufacturer's full range of colors.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
2.7
ALUMINUM ROUND HANDRAIL SYSTEM
A.
Aluminum Handrail System.
1.
Product: provide "Aluminum Round Handrail" system as manufactured by Fortress Railing Products.
2.
Materials: Extruded Aluminum Tubing (Handrail) with Aluminum Die-Cast extrusions (brackets and assembly components).
3.
Components:
a.
Handrail: 0.10 inch (2.5 mm) wall thickness, 6063-T6 extruded aluminum round tubing 1.5 inch (38 mm) diameter by 97 inches (2464 mm) long with powder-coated factory finish.
b.
Brackets and Assembly Components: Brackets and assembly components shall come from same manufacturer as handrail, railings, and posts. Brackets and Assembly components shall have powder-coated factory finish.
c.
Fasteners: All nuts, bolts, sheet metal screws, wood screws, and washers shall be stainless steel.
4.
Style: Aluminum Round Handrail:
a.
Installation Style: Level, Stair or Ramp application.
b.
Handrail Length: 97 inches (2464 mm) length.
5.
Fabrication:
a.
Handrail, brackets, and assembly components shall be manufactured to meet ADA guidelines.
b.
Metal handrail sections shall comply with all requirements indicated for materials, thickness, design, and details for construction.
c.
Components shall be accurately cut, drilled, and/or tapped to receive hardware, fasteners, and accessories.
6.
Finish:
a.
Metal parts shall be assembled and finished individually prior to shipment.
b.
Individual aluminum parts and welded aluminum assemblies will be cleaned and pretreated per ASTM standard practices for aluminum using a chromium phosphate solution.
c.
Chromated aluminum railing components shall be cleaned with a non-petroleum solvent.
d.
After chromating, a one-step powder finish coating shall be applied by the electrostatic spray process. This consists of a thermosetting carboxyl polyester resin top coat with a minimum dry film thickness of 60 to 80 microns.
e.
Fasteners:
1)
Fasteners used for mounting metal parts and welded assemblies shall be stainless steel as supplied by recommended railing supplier.
2)
Hexalobular Internal Drive, Flat Head Stainless Steel Thread Cutting Screw.
a)
Immediately after cleaning and drying, a two-step coating shall be applied by the electrophoresis and electrostatic spray process. This consists of a thermosetting carboxyl polyester resin top coat with a minimum dry film thickness of 60 to 80 microns.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if no wood components.
 
3)
Hexalobular Internal Drive, Flat Head Stainless Steel Wood Screw.
a)
Immediately after cleaning and drying, a one-step coating shall be applied by the electrophoresis process. This consists of a thermosetting epoxy with a minimum dry film thickness of 10 to 25 microns.
f.
Color: As selected by Architect from manufacturer's full range of colors.
PART 3 EXECUTION
 
3.1
EXAMINATION
A.
Verification of Conditions: Examine areas and conditions under which the work is to be installed, and notify the Contractor in writing, with a copy to the Owner and the Architect, of any conditions detrimental to the proper and timely completion of the work. Do not proceed with the work until unsatisfactory conditions have been corrected.
1.
Examine gypsum board assemblies, where in forced to receive anchors, to verify that locations of concealed reinforcements have been clearly marked for installer. Locate reinforcements and mark locations if not already done.
2.
Verify areas to receive railings are completed to previously established conditions as detailed in other sections.
3.
Coordinate post setting diagrams, plans, templates, and drawings and verify the proper installation of any necessary anchorages as detailed in the Drawings.
4.
Coordinate with appropriate entity to correct unsatisfactory conditions, if any exist.
5.
Beginning of the work shall indicate acceptance of the areas and conditions as satisfactory by the Installer.
3.2
PREPARATION
A.
Stake Layout showing locations of posts as well as any gates.
B.
Note location of any affected underground utility lines, irrigation lines, or other subsurface structures, if applicable.
C.
Railings that require wall mounting, wood blocking shall be provided.
3.3
INSTALLATION
 
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A.
Railing assemblies shall consist of the following systems (assembly shall be designed in accordance to all standards established elsewhere in this Section):
 
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1.
Metal posts anchored to floor supporting top and bottom metal rails.
2.
Wood posts anchored to floor supporting top and bottom metal rails.
3.
Wood posts anchored to floor supporting top and bottom wood rails.
B.
Assemblies shall be installed based on manufacturer's written installation instructions and in accordance with authorities having jurisdiction.
C.
Mount posts in accordance with post mounting applications per manufacturer's written installation instructions and in accordance with authorities having jurisdiction.
D.
Install manufacturer-supplied brackets and mounting clips onto railing section and posts as indicated in manufacturer's printed instructions for specific railing material. Attach railing sections to brackets with approved fasteners and techniques to ensure that sections are horizontal and parallel to grade/slab or rake to within 0.25 inches (6 mm) in 12 feet (3658 mm).
E.
Glass panels shall be non-structural and attached to posts and rails with manufacturer's connectors to infill space between posts.
F.
Verify that rails, posts, and other surfaces to receive glass panels are clean and free of obstructions.
G.
Joints shall accommodate expansion and contraction of metal components without causing undue stress, buckling, joint fatigue, and/or distortion. Follow manufacturer's written installation instructions.
3.4
CLEANING
A.
Repair scratches and other installation-incurred damage on rails and posts. If damage is visible from a distance of 5 feet (1524 mm), component shall be replaced.
B.
Clean up debris and unused material, and remove from site.
C.
Clean glass immediately after installation. Scratched, chipped, or cracked glass shall be replaced.
3.5
PROTECTION
A.
Protect finishes of railings from damage during construction period with temporary protective coverings approved by railing manufacturer. Remove protective coverings at time of Substantial Completion.
B.
Restore finishes damaged during installation and construction period so no evidence remains of correction work. Return items that cannot be refinished in field to shop; make required alterations and refinish entire unit, or provide new units.
END OF SECTION