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SECTION 06 73 00
FIBER-REINFORCED HYBRID DECKING
 
 
Copyright 2015 - 2016 ARCAT, Inc. - All rights reserved
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** TruGrain; composite decking and siding.
This section is based on the products of TruGrain, which is located at:
2801 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056
Toll Free Tel: (866) 423-2385
Tel: (713) 585-2570
Fax: (713) 343-8440
Email: pgarner@westlake.com
Web: www.tru-grain.com
[ Click Here ] for additional information.
TruGrain made with Resysta is manufactured by Westech Building Products Inc., a Westlake Chemical company, is a manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) fence, decking, railing extrusions, and custom window and door profiles. Westech has been a leader in the building products industry for many years, a reputation that has been earned through strong leadership, product innovation, vertical integration, and a commitment to engineering and manufacturing practices that exceed regulatory requirements and industry standards. With facilities in the United States and Canada, Westech serves the entire North American marketplace, including Mexico. Westech also serves customers in Central and South America, Africa and Eastern Europe.
The representations below are for guidance purposes only and should not be relied upon as a representation of any kind by Westech. Installation is the sole responsibility of the installer and not Westech.
 
PART 1 GENERAL
 
1.1
SECTION INCLUDES
A.
Fiber reinforced hybrid decking and sleeper systems finished with stain and sealers for exterior applications.
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 04 20 00 - Unit Masonry.
C.
Section 06 10 00 - Rough Carpentry.
D.
Section 07 10 00 - Dampproofing and Waterproofing.
E.
Section 09 90 00 - Painting and Coating.
F.
Section 31 10 00 - Site Clearing.
G.
Section - .
1.3
REFERENCES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section. ICC Test Reports are pending.
 
A.
ASTM International (ASTM):
1.
ASTM E 84-11a - Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials.
2.
ASTM D 1037-2006a - Standard Test Methods for Evaluating Properties of Wood-Based Fiber and Particle Panel Materials.
3.
ASTM D 1413-2007e1 - Standard Test Method for Wood Preservatives by Laboratory Soil Block Cultures
4.
ASTM F 1679-04 - Standard Test Method for Using a Variable Incidence Tribometer (VIT)
5.
ASTM D 2047 - 2011 - Standard Test Method for Static Coefficient of Friction of Polished-Coated Flooring Surfaces as Measured by the James Machine.
6.
ASTM D 2395-2002: Standard Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Wood and Wood-Based Materials.
7.
ASTM D 2565- (Reapproved 2008), Practice for Operating Xenon-Arc-Type Light- Exposure Apparatus With and Without Water for Exposure of Plastics.
8.
ASTM D 5071-06 Standard Practice for Exposure of Photodegradable Plastics in a Xenon Arc Apparatus.
9.
ASTM D 696 - Standard Test Method for Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion of Plastics Between -30 degrees C and 30 Degrees C With a Vitreous Silica Dilatometer ; 2008.
10.
ASTM D 2047 - Standard Test Method for Static Coefficient of Friction of Polish-Coated Floor Surfaces as Measured by the James Machine; 2004.
B.
AWPA E1-09, Standard Method for Laboratory Evaluation to Determine Resistance to Subterranean Termites.
C.
AWPA E10-11 Standard Method of Testing Wood Preservatives by Laboratory Soil Block Cultures.
1.4
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.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
C.
LEED Reports:
1.
Submit documentation to verify TruGrain products meet LEED requirements to Project LEED Administrator and other project team members as requested.
2.
Innovation in Design submittal to USGBC to be executed during pre-design. USGBC is the final decision making body for Credit attainment.
D.
Shop Drawings: Indicate substrate deck framing system, loads and cambers, bearing details, and framed openings.
 
** 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.
1.
Samples of Fiber Reinforced Hybrid Decking Exposed to View: Submit samples, 5.5 inches by 12 inches (140 mm by 305 mm) in size illustrating surface texture, stain, and finish.
F.
Verification Samples: For each finish product specified, two samples, minimum size 6 inches (150 mm) square representing actual product, color, and patterns.
1.
Samples of Fiber Reinforced Hybrid Decking Exposed to View: Submit two samples, 5.5 inches by 12 inches (140 mm by 305 mm) in size illustrating specified surface texture, stain, and finish.
1.5
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
Manufacturer Qualifications: Company specializing in manufacturing the products specified in this section with minimum ten years of code compliant products for 10 years.
B.
Material Disclosures Required:
1.
Health Product Declaration
C.
Installer Qualifications: Minimum 2 year experience installing similar products.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
D.
LEED Prerequisites and Credits: LEED for New Construction, Version 3 (2009).
1.
SS Credit 7.1: Heat Island Effect-Non Roof.
a.
Decking can qualify as a non-roof strategy for reducing the urban heat island effect due to the qualifying Solar Reflectance Index value of certain colors of the Resysta 2K Sealer RFS.
b.
To meet the credit requirements, 50% of hardscaped areas of the developed area must have an SRI value of 29 or better, including walkways and covered parking areas.
2.
MR Credit 5: Regional Materials, 10% or 20% Manufactured Regionally 1-2 points.
a.
Use a minimum of 10% or 20% of the combined value of construction materials and products that are manufactured regionally within a radius of 500 miles (805 km). Materials must be extracted, processed, manufactured, and installed all within a 500 mile (805 km) radius of the job site. If only a fraction of a product or material is extracted, harvested or recovered and manufactured locally, then only that percentage (by weight) must contribute to the regional value.
b.
Include calculations demonstrating that the project incorporates the required percentage of regional materials/products and showing their cost, percentage of regional components, distance from project to manufacturer, and the total cost of all materials for the project.
c.
TruGrain manufacturing facilities are located in the following zip code: 47620.
3.
MR Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials, 1 point.
a.
TruGrain decking is made from 25% rice husks, and 60% by volume of the mixture of the proprietary Active Resysta Fiber (ARF).
b.
Rice husks are plants harvested within a 10 year cycle.
c.
TruGrain products can contribute toward the 2.5% threshold of total value of rapidly renewable materials used in the project, based on cost.
4.
ID/MR Credit 1: Rapidly Renewable Materials 5%, 1 point.
a.
TruGrain products have a high percentage of rapidly renewable materials providing projects teams the opportunity for exemplary performance in material selection.
5.
ID/MR Credit 2: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Material Ingredients, 1 point.
a.
Option 1: Material Ingredient Reporting: TruGrain products come with a Health Product Declaration.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include a mock-up if the project size and/or quality warrant taking such a precaution. The following is one example of how a mock-up on a large project might be specified. When deciding on the extent of the mock-up, consider all the major different types of work on the project.
 
E.
Mock-Up: Provide a mock-up for evaluation of surface preparation techniques and application workmanship.
1.
Finish areas designated by Architect.
2.
Do not proceed with remaining work until workmanship is approved by Architect.
3.
Refinish mock-up area as required to produce acceptable work.
1.6
PRE-INSTALLATION MEETINGS
A.
Convene minimum two weeks prior to starting work of this section.
1.7
DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A.
Store products in manufacturer's unopened packaging until ready for installation.
B.
Store in ventilated areas with constant minimum temperature of 60 degrees F (16 degrees C) and maximum relative humidity of 55 percent.
1.8
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 recommended limits.
1.9
SEQUENCING
A.
Ensure that products of this section are supplied to affected trades in time to prevent interruption of construction progress.
1.10
WARRANTY
A.
Manufacturer shall provide a fifteen year manufacturer warranty for commercial applications or twenty-five years manufacture warranty for residential applications on materials. TruGrain warrants the products shall be free from defects in workmanship and materials that (1) occur as a direct result of the manufacturing process, (2) occur during the warranty period and (3) have structural damage or fungal decay.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
 
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** The representations below are for guidance purposes only and should not be relied upon as a representation of any kind by Westech. Installation is the sole responsibility of the installer and not Westech.
 
2.1
MANUFACTURERS
A.
Acceptable Manufacturer: TruGrain, which is located at: 2801 Post Oak Blvd.; Houston, TX 77056; Toll Free Tel: 866-423-2385; Tel: 713-585-2570; Fax: 713-343-8440; Email: pgarner@westlake.com; Web: www.tru-grain.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 ** TruGrain surpasses natural hardwood in many respects. It is resistant to weather, pests and fungal decay, and will not splinter, swell or crack. At the same time, TruGrain requires minimal maintenance, is slip resistant and available in diverse shapes and colors. All these characteristics make TruGrain Decking especially suitable for areas exposed to weather or humidity and maritime applications.
 
2.2
MATERIALS
A.
Materials: TruGrain products contain Resysta, a bio-based wood substitute made of ARF (Active Resysta Filler). ARF is a proprietary blend of rice husks (60 percent by volume of recycled content) that would otherwise become landfill waste, common salt, and mineral oil.
1.
Properties:
a.
Bending Strength: 4,696 psi per ASTM D 790.
b.
Bending E-Modulus: 535,600 psi per ASTM D 790.
c.
Tensile Strength: 3,162 psi per ISO 527.
d.
Tensile E-Modulus: 339,440 psi per ISO 527.
e.
Screw Withdrawal: 1,299 lbf.
1)
Screw extension stability according to ASTM E 330.
a)
Axial extraction force: 609,456 psi (4202 N/sq.mm).
b)
Axial extraction resistance: 40,615 psi (280 N/sq.mm).
f.
Thermal Conductivity (DIN EN 12664): 1.38 BTU-in/hr-sq.ft. (ca. 0.199 W/(mK)).
g.
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion (ASM 696): 0.0000656 ft./ft. degrees F (3.6x10(-5) m/m degrees C).
h.
Density (Approximate): 1.46 g/cm3
i.
Moisture Effect: Product does not absorb moisture.
j.
Fungal Decay Resistance (AWPA E 10-11): No attack by test fungi, highest durability class 1.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** This is very durable and is comparable to the high durability class of wood; e.g. robinia.
 
k.
Weathering (ASTM D 2565): No cracks, blisters or other visible changes after 1500 hours.
l.
Emissions:
1)
LGA Tested (Passed).
2)
Formaldehyde emission: <0.01 ppm.
3)
PCP (pentachlorophenol): <8 x 10-6 oz. lb.
4)
TeCP (tetrachlorophenol): <8 x 10-6 oz. lb.
5)
DEHP (Diethylhexylphtalate): <0.05 %.
6)
BBP (Benzylbutylphtalate): <0.05 %.
7)
DBP (Di-n-butylphtalate): <0.05%.
8)
PAH (Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) skin contact under 30 sec. total: 10 mg/kg.
9)
Benzo(a)pyrene: 10 mg/kg.
10)
Cadmium: 0.005%.
2.
Rapidly Renewable Materials: 60 percent.
B.
Decking:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete profiles not required..
 
1.
Deck Profile: Gold.
a.
Size: 1 inch (24.8 mm) thick, 5-1/2 inches (140 mm) wide hollow core board with internal ribs.
b.
Texture: Sanded both sides; one side with radius
1)
Place radius or non-radius side as the walking surface as indicated on drawings
2.
Deck Profile: Platinum
a.
Size: 1 inch (25.4 mm) thick, 5-1/2 inches (140 mm) wide hollow core board with internal ribs.
b.
Texture: Sanded both sides; one side with parallel grooves running the length of the deck board
1)
Place flat side or groove side as the walking surface as indicated on drawings
3.
Deck Profile: T&G Porch.
a.
Size: 1 inch (25.4 mm) thick, 3.2 inches (81 mm) wide hollow core board with internal ribs.
b.
Texture: Sanded on one side only
1)
Place sanded side as walking surface as indicated on drawings
2)
Tongue & Groove installation style
4.
Deck Profile: Jetty.
a.
Size: 1-1/2 inches (38 mm) thick, 5-1/2 inches (140 mm) wide hollow core board with internal ribs.
b.
Texture: Sanded on both sides; one side with parallel grooves running the length of the deck board
1)
Place flat side or groove side as walking surface as indicated on drawings
5.
Deck Profile: Dock.
a.
Size: 0.976 inch (24.8 mm) thick, 5-1/2 inches (140 mm) wide hollow core board with internal ribs.
b.
Texture: Sanded on both sides; one side with radius
1)
Place radius or non-radius side as walking surface as indicated on drawings
6.
Decking Field Boards and Perimeter boards: Manufacturer's proprietary hollow core floor decking with hidden fasteners.
a.
Slip Index: (ASTM F 1679-04):
1)
Longitudinal (Dry): 0.720.
2)
Longitudinal (Wet): 0.975.
3)
Transverse (Dry): 0.748.
4)
Transverse (Wet): 0.993.
7.
End Plates, Perimeter Boards:
a.
Size: 3/4 inch (19 mm) thick, 2-3/4 inches (70 mm) wide solid board.
b.
Texture: Sanded.
8.
Edge Cap:
a.
Size: 1/2 inch (12 mm) thick, 1/2 inch (12 mm) wide solid board.
b.
Texture: Sanded.
9.
Fascia Board, Perimeter Boards:
a.
Size: 1/2 inch (12 mm) thick, 8 inch (203 mm) wide solid board
b.
Texture: Sanded
10.
Sleeper Joists (Runner for concrete surface only):
a.
Size: 1 inch (25 mm) thick, 1-1/2 inches (38 mm) wide hollow core board with internal ribs.
b.
Texture: Unsanded.
2.3
ACCESSORIES
A.
Substructure Frame:
1.
Standard wood frame substructure.
2.
DexSpan extruded aluminum deck and dock framing systems.
B.
Fasteners and Anchors:
1.
Fastener Type and Finish: Plastic clips with provided stainless steel screws for coastal regions; coated steel clips with provided treated screws for all areas (steel clips shall only be used on treated lumber substructure). Stainless steel corrosion resistant type #10 x 2-1/2 inches wood screws for hidden face fastening applications. Comply with manufacturer's installation guides.
2.
Fastener Type and Finish for Hybrid Decking: Stainless steel, type as recommended by manufacturer.
C.
Accessory Components: 1/2 inch diameter Dowel, Fascia board, edge guard, and end cap of same material and finish as decking or adjacent trim as indicated on Drawings.
2.4
FINISH
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** All TruGrain made with Resysta products must be stained and sealed in order to prevent unwanted staining. Westech highly recommends either of the following two manufacturers and their proprietary products for supplying the stains and sealers to be used on TruGrain material. Use of non-approved water borne or oil based stain is not recommended and may violate the product warranty.
 
A.
Stain and Sealer:
1.
Manufacturer: Resysta or AquaSurTech.
2.
Color and Gloss: As selected by Architect from manufacturer's standard colors.
3.
Color and Gloss: ______.
PART 3 EXECUTION
 
3.1
EXAMINATION
A.
Examine substrate conditions before beginning installation; verify dimensions and acceptability of substrate.
1.
Determine substrate was installed to accommodate all loads imposed upon it by the TruGrain Fiber Reinforced Decking and components supplied by other parties.
B.
Do not proceed with installation until unacceptable conditions have been corrected.
C.
If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
D.
If the decking is being installed in a location where the air gap below the decking is equal to or less than 6 inches (152 mm) from the underside of the decking substructure to the ground / solid structure the joist spacing shall be reduced to 12 inches (305 mm) center-to-center. Comply with manufacturer's installation guidelines.
3.2
PREPARATION
A.
Coordinate placement of bearing items.
B.
Apply one coat of bituminous paint to concealed surfaces that will be in contact with cementitious or dissimilar materials.
C.
Do not install materials until site pre-finishing is complete and dry.
3.3
INSTALLATION - BOARD DECKING
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Confirm that the drawing details reflect the manufacturer's assembly recommendations. Only 4 guns can be used to install the metal clips; Menards 208-5016, Pneu-Tools RNS-150, GripRite GRSB150 and Fasco America F36-RHN-33-38MTL
 
A.
Install sleepers, decking, trim and accessories per manufacturer's recommendations.
B.
Apply finish stain to individual decking planks and trim prior to installation before or after installation.
C.
Install decking perpendicular to framing members, with ends staggered over minimum 1-1/2 inches (38 mm) minimum firm bearing.
D.
Always take into account the expansion/contraction of TruGrain material and plan gaps at board abutment joints, termination points, and trim locations accordingly. Comply with manufacturer's installation guidelines.
E.
Secure with manufacturer's proprietary fastener system. Refer to TruGrain Decking Installation Instructions for fasteners appropriate for the design and field conditions.
1.
Non-Visible Stainless Steel Screw with TruGrain Dowel.
2.
Metal Clip.
3.
Plastic Clip.
F.
Cut decking to accommodate roof drain and flange.
G.
Framing and decking shall be installed using the manufacturer's recommended joist spacing for the specific decking product being installed. If the decking is to be installed at any angle with respect to the framing substructure the maximum joist spacing must be reduced to maintain joist spacing along the length of the decking boards.
H.
Touch-up prefinished stained surfaces that are disfigured. Unsightly touch-up wall require removal and replacement of affected decking
I.
Sand work smooth with 24-36 grit sandpaper for color uniformity prior to staining.
3.4
TOLERANCES
A.
Surface Flatness of Decking Without Load: 1/4 inch in 10 feet (2 mm/m) maximum, and 1/2 inch in 30 feet (12 mm / 9 m) maximum.
3.5
CLEANING
A.
Clean installation per manufacturer recommendations.
B.
Provide Owner with two copies of cleaning and maintenance instructions.
3.6
PROTECTION
A.
Protect installed products until completion of project.
B.
Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
END OF SECTION