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SECTION 05 73 00
CUSTOM STAINLESS STEEL HANDRAILS
 
 
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** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** P & P ARTEC INC.; Custom Stainless Steel Railings and Handrail Systems products.
.
This section is based on the products of P & P ARTEC INC., which is located at:
700 Creel Dr.
Wood Dale, IL 60191
Toll Free Tel: 800-927-7346
Tel: 630-860-2990
Fax: 630-860-5913
Email: request info (Julie@artec-rail.com)
Web: www.artec-rail.com
[ Click Here ] for additional information.
P + P Artec, an international stainless steel handrail company, is a leader in fabricating and installing decorative, one of a kind, stainless steel railing systems. We provide railings and handrail systems globally creating a seamless market with our custom designs.
P + P Artec has been a leader in custom and stainless steel railings for decades. With over 2000 installations, our craftsmanship and design has lead us to be one of the top handrail system manufacturers in the country.
P + P Artec's decorative railing systems integrate the latest designs and materials. Our stainless steel railing systems include our Chicago, Double Baluster, Miami and Modesto designs. The railings come with a variety of infill options including, glass (curved and sandblasted), horizontal stainless steel tubes and vertical stainless steel tubes as well as many customizable features. Our railings exceed ADA requirements, are GREEN and qualify for LEED Material and Resources Credits 4.1 and 4.2.
With our years of experience, trained staff and understanding of ornamental stainless steel railing systems, you can be assured P + P Artec will provide you with a product and design that is flawless throughout the years. From start to finish P + P Artec insures project completion and satisfaction. We pledge to save you time and money by providing turnkey service and masterful workmanship.
 
PART 1 GENERAL
 
1.1
SECTION INCLUDES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
 
A.
Custom Stainless Steel Handrails.
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 05 51 00 - Metal Stairs.
C.
Section 05 71 00 - Decorative Metal Stairs.
D.
Section 06 20 00 - Finish Carpentry.
E.
Section 06 43 13 - Wood Stairs.
F.
Section ______ - ____________: Execution requirements for placement of anchors specified in this section in ________ wall construction.
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.
US Green Building Council.
B.
NSI Z97.1 - Safety Glazing Material Used in Buildings.
C.
ASTM E 935 - Standard Test Methods for Permanent Metal Railing Systems and Rails for Buildings.
D.
ASTM E 985 - Standard Specification for Permanent Metal Railing Systems and Rails for Buildings.
E.
ASTM A 276 - Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes.
F.
ASTM A 312 - Seamless and Welded Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipes.
G.
ASTM A 314 - Stainless Steel Billets and Bars for Forging.
H.
ASTM A 492 - Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Rope Wire.
I.
ASTM A 554 - Welded Stainless Steel Mechanical Tubing.
J.
ANSI A 1264.1 - Safety Requirements for Workplace Floor and Wall Openings, Stairs, and Railing Systems.
K.
ANSI/ASCE 7 - Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures.
L.
29 CFR 1910.23 - Guarding floor and wall openings; Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
1.4
DESIGN / PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Edit the following paragraph carefully as required to suit local building codes or performance requirements.
 
A.
Structural Performance: Provide handrails and railings systems, including top rail, bottom rail, end posts, intermediate posts, in-fill panels and hardware capable of withstanding the following structural loads without exceeding allowable design working stress of materials for handrails, railings, anchors and connections in conformance with applicable codes:
1.
Top Rail of Guards: Shall withstand the following loads:
a.
Concentrated load of 200 lbf (0.89kN) applied at any point and in any direction.
b.
Uniform load of 50 lbf-ft (0.07kN-m) applied horizontally and concurrently with uniform load of 100 lbf-ft (0.14kN-m) applied vertically downward.
c.
Concentrated and uniform loads above need not be assumed to act concurrently.
2.
Handrails Not Serving as Top Rails: Shall withstand the following loads:
a.
Concentrated load of 200 lbf (0.89 kN) applied at any point and in any direction.
b.
Uniform load of 50 lbf-ft (0.07kN-m) applied in any direction
c.
Concentrated and uniform loads above need not be assumed to act concurrently.
3.
Guard Infill Area: Shall withstand the following loads:
a.
Concentrated horizontal load of 200 lbf (0.89 kN) applied to 1 sq ft at any point in system, including panels, intermediate rails, balusters, or other elements composing infill area. Loads need not be assumed to act concurrently with loads on top rails in determining stress on guard.
1.5
SUBMITTALS
A.
Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements.
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.
4.
Description of materials, components, fabrication, and finishes.
C.
Shop Drawings: Submit manufacturer's shop drawings, including plans, elevations, sections, and details, indicating materials, components, sizes, dimensions, tolerances, hardware, finishes, options, accessories, and installation. Show details of attaching railing system to supports.
 
** 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.
List of proposed materials with recycled content. Indicate post-consumer recycled content and pre-consumer recycled content for each product having recycled content.
2.
Product data and certification letter indicating percentages by weight of post-consumer and pre-consumer recycled content for products having 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 color chips representing manufacturer's full range of available colors and patterns.
F.
Verification Samples: For each finish product specified, two samples, minimum size 6 inches (150 mm) square, representing actual product, color, and patterns.
G.
Manufacturer's Certificates: Certify products meet or exceed specified requirements.
H.
Closeout Submittals: Provide manufacturer's maintenance instructions that include recommendations for periodic checking and adjustment of cable tension and periodic cleaning and maintenance of all railing and infill components.
1.6
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
Manufacturer Qualifications: Company specializing in manufacturing products specified in this section with minimum 10 years documented experience.
B.
Installer Qualifications: Manufacturer's trained installers or an installer acceptable to the manufacturer
 
** 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.
 
C.
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 materials to site in manufacturer's original, unopened containers and packaging, with labels clearly identifying product name and manufacturer.
B.
Store products in clean, dry area indoors until ready for installation. Store materials in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
C.
Protect materials and finish from damage during handling and installation.
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.
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.
B.
Verify actual openings by field measurements before fabrication; show recorded measurements on shop drawings.
C.
Coordinate field measurements and fabrication schedule with construction progress to avoid construction delays.
1.10
PRE-INSTALLATION MEETING
A.
Convene a pre-installation meeting approximately two weeks before start of fabrication of railing frame components and construction of railing frame component mounting surfaces. Require attendance of parties directly affecting work of this section, including Contractor, Architect and Installer. Review the following:
1.
Specific method of installation of components into mounting surfaces.
2.
Installation, adjusting, cleaning, and protection of railing system.
3.
Coordination with other work.
1.11
COORDINATION
A.
Coordinate Work with other operations and installation of adjacent materials to avoid damage.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
 
2.1
MANUFACTURERS
A.
Acceptable Manufacturer: P & P ARTEC INC., which is located at: 700 Creel Dr. ; Wood Dale, IL 60191; Toll Free Tel: 800-927-7346; Tel: 630-860-2990; Fax: 630-860-5913; Email: request info (Julie@artec-rail.com); Web: www.artec-rail.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 01 60 00 - Product Requirements.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select railing system(s) required from the following paragraphs and delete those not required.
 
2.2
CUSTOM STAINLESS STEEL HANDRAILS
A.
Chicago System: System design is based on a 5/8 inch wide flat stainless steel balusters with glass panels with baluster spacing up to 6 feet apart. The system is completely seamless with no splices, saddles, miters, or seams. All directional changes are welded and polished seamlessly in the field.
1.
Stainless Steel Structural Tubing: ASTM A 554, Type 304 or 316, minimum tensile strength 70,000 psi.
2.
Handrails: Stainless steel with a 360- 400 grit finish. Size as follows:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select the diameter required from the following paragraphs and delete those not required.
 
a.
1.9 inch O.D. approved by ADA
b.
1-7/8 inch diameter.
c.
1.5 inch O.D. tube.
3.
Balusters: Solid stainless steel 5/8 inch by 2-1/2 inch bar with a #4 finish.
4.
Connection Fittings: ASTM A 554, Type 304 stainless steel with the following finish:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select the finish required from the following paragraphs and delete those not required.
 
a.
#7 polished
b.
#5 satin (brushed),
c.
Titanium plated (brass look).
5.
Glass In-fill Panels: ASTM C1048, Kind FT (fully tempered), Condition A (uncoated), Type 1 (transparent flat glass), Quality-Q3; Class 1 (clear); tested for surface and edge compression according to ASTM C 1048 and for impact strength according to 16 CFR 1201 for Category II materials.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select the in-fill required from the following paragraphs and delete those not required.
 
a.
Glass lites, 3/8 inch clear tempered, all four sides polished.
b.
Glass lites, 3/8 inch tinted tempered, all four sides polished. Color as selected by the Architect.
c.
Glass lites, 1/2 inch clear tempered, all four sides polished. Also available in other commercially available colors.
d.
Glass lites, 1/2 inch tinted tempered, all four sides polished. Color as selected by the Architect.
e.
Custom design as indicated on the Drawings.
6.
Bolts, Screws and Nuts: Stainless steel with a #7 polished finish on all visible surfaces. Do not use metals that will be corrosive and incompatible with materials being fastened.
B.
Double Baluster System: System design uses Double side-by-side 304 stainless steel baluster tubes as the basic element of this system. System provided with an adjustable handrail segment to accommodate all angles of descent and changes of direction. System is completely seamless with no splices, saddles, miters, or seams. All directional changes are welded and polished seamlessly in the field.
1.
Stainless Steel Structural Tubing: ASTM A 554, Type 304 or 316, minimum tensile strength 70,000 psi:
2.
Handrails: Stainless steel with a 360- 400 grit finish. Size as follows:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select the diameter required from the following paragraphs and delete those not required.
 
a.
1.9 inch O.D. approved by ADA
b.
1-7/8 inch diameter.
c.
1.5 inch O.D. tube.
3.
Double Balusters: Type 304 Stainless Steel 7/8 inch OD Double Baluster tubes, with a maximum baluster spacing at 48 inches O.C.
4.
Frame tubes: Stainless steel tubes, 5/8 inch O.D. with a 360-400 grit finish.
5.
Connection Fittings: ASTM A 554, Type 304 stainless steel with the following finish:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select the finish required from the following paragraphs and delete those not required.
 
a.
#7 polished
b.
#5 satin (brushed),
c.
Titanium plated (brass look).
6.
In-fill Panels:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select the in-fill required from the following paragraphs and delete those not required.
 
a.
Horizontal frame tubes, stainless steel 5/8 inch O.D. with a 360-400 grit finish.
b.
Vertical frame tubes, stainless steel, 3/8 inch O.D. with 360-400 grit finish.
c.
Glass lites, 3/8 inch clear tempered, all four sides polished.
d.
Glass lites, 3/8 inch tinted tempered, all four sides polished. Color as selected by the Architect.
e.
Custom design as indicated on the Drawings.
7.
Bolts, Screws and Nuts: Stainless steel with a #7 polished finish on all visible surfaces. Do not use metals that will be corrosive and incompatible with materials being fastened.
C.
Miami System: Miami design is based on an oval stainless steel baluster with glass infill panels. With elliptical shaped fittings complimenting the oval baluster tube, completely seamless installation with NO splices, saddles, miters, or seams. All directional changes are welded and polished seamlessly in the field for a one of a kind installation.
1.
Stainless Steel Structural Tubing: ASTM A 554, Type 304 or 316, minimum tensile strength 70,000 psi:
2.
Handrails: with a 360- 400 grit finish
a.
1.9" O.D. approved by ADA
b.
1 7/8" diameter) or
c.
1.5" O.D. tube (1 1/2" diameter).
3.
Balusters: One single baluster post - 304 stainless steel - pipe oval shape 1 1/2"x2 1/4" with a 360-400 grit finish. Spaced between 5'-0", not to exceed 6'-0"
4.
Connection fittings: Solid cast zinc - powder coated in colors per P+P Artec's standard color chart supplied with shop drawings.
5.
Glass In-fill Panels: ASTM C1048, Kind FT (fully tempered), Condition A (uncoated), Type 1 (transparent flat glass), Quality-Q3; Class 1 (clear); tested for surface and edge compression according to ASTM C 1048 and for impact strength according to 16 CFR 1201 for Category II materials.
a.
glass lites, 3/8 inch with top rail or 1/2 inch without top rail, (specify one), clear tempered, all four sides polished. Also available in other commercially available colors. Tempered glass logo will appear, please check your own local codes.
b.
Custom design as indicated on the Drawings.
6.
Bolts, Screws and Nuts: Stainless steel. All visible surfaces must have a #7 polished surface. Do not use metals that will be corrosive and incompatible with materials being fastened.
D.
Modesto System: Single 304 stainless steel round baluster with clamp style glass fittings. Adjustable handrail segment allows any angle of descent and change of direction possible. Utilizing powder coated fittings, an interior color scheme or design can be matched, making the Modesto ornamental railing system an affordable alternative to any stainless steel system.
1.
Stainless Steel Structural Tubing: ASTM A 554, Type 304 or 316, minimum tensile strength 70,000 psi:
2.
Handrails: with a 360- 400 grit finish
a.
1.9 inch O.D. approved by ADA
b.
1 7/8 inch diameter) or
c.
1.5 inch O.D. tube (1-1/2 inch diameter).
3.
Balusters: One single baluster post - 304 stainless steel pipe 1-11/16 inches, 1.66 inch O.D., with a 360-400 grit finish.
4.
Connection fittings: Solid cast zinc - powder coated in colors per P+P Artec's standard color chart as selected by the Architect.
5.
In-fill Panels:
a.
Horizontal frame tubes stainless steel tubes 15 mm (5/8 inch O.D.) with a 360- 400 grit finish.
b.
Glass lites, 5/16 inch clear tempered, all four sides polished. Also available in other commercially available colors
c.
Custom design, Horizontal Stainless Steel Tubes.
d.
Custom design, Vertical Stainless Steel Tubes.
6.
Bolts, Screws and Nuts: Stainless steel. Do not use metals that will be corrosive and incompatible with materials being fastened.
2.3
FABRlCATlON
A.
Fabricate systems in accord with approved shop drawings and the manufacturer's instructions.
B.
Preassemble items in shop to greatest extent practicable to minimize assembly at project site. Disassemble units only to extent necessary for shipping and handling limitations. Mark units for reassembly.
C.
All connection fittings must be bolted, clamped or screwed. The finish of handrail welds must be completely seamless and invisible.
PART 3 EXECUTION
 
3.1
EXAMINATION
A.
Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly prepared.
B.
Examine system components, substrate and condition where railing systems are to be installed..
C.
Take field measurements after permanent end terminations are in place and prior to preparation of shop drawings and fabrication, to ensure fitting of work.
D.
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.
Review and coordinate setting drawings, templates, and related items that are to be embedded in concrete and masonry.
C.
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 railing system in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
B.
Install railing system plumb, level, square, true to line, and rigid.
C.
Attach railing system securely in place using fasteners supplied or approved by manufacturer.
D.
Separate incompatible materials to prevent galvanic corrosion.
E.
Attach railing system to supports approved by manufacturer.
F.
Install infill panels using fasteners supplied or approved by manufacturer.
G.
Repair minor damages to finish in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and as approved by Architect.
H.
Remove and replace defective or damaged components that cannot be successfully repaired as determined by Architect.
3.4
CLEANING
A.
Remove temporary coverings and protection of adjacent work areas.
B.
Clean railing system promptly after installation in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
C.
Do not use harsh cleaning materials or methods that would damage glass or finish.
D.
Do not use abrasive cleaners.
3.5
PROTECTION
A.
Protect installed products until completion of project.
B.
Provide plastic sheet protection for all surfaces of completed installations to prevent damage during remainder of construction activities.
C.
Replace defective or damaged components as directed by Architect.
D.
Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
3.6
SCHEDULES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain Paragraph below if required to suit project requirements. Identify products by name on the Drawings or use this paragraph to define the location of each type of material to be used. The following are some examples of schedule references. Edit as required to suit project or delete and identify products on the Drawings.
 
A.
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B.
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END OF SECTION