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Trex Company, Inc. Aluminum Railings and Steel Decking
 
         
SECTION 05 73 00
 
         
ALUMINUM RAILINGS AND STEEL DECKING
 
         
 
         
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          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Trex Company, Inc.; deck framing, composite decking and railings.
This section is based on the products of Trex Company, Inc., which is located at:
160 Exeter Dr.
Winchester, VA 22603-8605
Toll Free Tel: 800-BUY-TREX
Tel: 540-542-6300
Fax: 540-542-6890
Email: request info
Web: https://www.trex.com
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Since 1996 Trex has invented, defined and perfected the composite deck category, becoming the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking products. Never content to settle, we continue to make strides in outdoor engineering, melding innovation with environmental responsibility and beautiful form with powerful function.
Formed in 1996 through the buyout of a division of Mobil Corporation, our company went public in 1999. Today we offer the industry's widest array of high-performance composite products, which are available in more than 42 countries around the world. With the largest market share of composite decking in North America, a growing international footprint and more than $400,000,000 in annual sales, we lead the industry on a global scale.
 
          PART 1GENERAL
 
          1.1SECTION INCLUDES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
 
          A.Cold-formed metal deck framing and aluminum railings including the following:
          1.Track/ledgers.
          2.Joists.
          3.Box beams.
          4.Metal hangers and fasteners.
          5.Deck railings.
          6.Gates.
          7.Underdrainage system.
          8.Moisture barrier.
          9.Outdoor lighting.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete delegated design paragraph if deck structure is designed by the Design Professional for the project. Trex Company, Inc. has published design criteria and span tables for framing components on their website at www.trex.com or by contacting Trex directly at (800) 289-8739.) Delete if not required.
 
          B.Delegated Design of deck assembly.
 
          1.2RELATED SECTIONS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select location of support posts for metal deck framing. Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
          A.Section 05 12 13 - Architecturally-Exposed Structural Steel Framing.
 
          B.Section 05 50 00 - Metal Fabrications.
 
          C.Section 06 10 00 - Rough Carpentry.
 
          D.Section 06 20 00 - Finish Carpentry.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include location of decking materials and railing materials. Sections listed below are suggested locations for Trex composite decking and railing systems.)
 
          E.Section 06 73 00 - Composite Decking.
 
          F.Section 06 73 00 - Composite Decking.
 
          1.3REFERENCES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
          A.ASTM International (ASTM):
          1.ASTM A1003 - Standard Specification for Steel Sheet, Carbon Metallic and Nonmetallic Coated for Cold Formed Framing Members.
 
          B.National Green Building Standard (NGBS).
 
          1.4COORDINATION
 
          A.Coordinate blocking and support requirements for railing posts.
 
          B.Coordinate bracing of support posts.
 
          1.5SUBMITTALS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** DELETE Submittal Procedures paragraph when not required. Coordinate requirements with Division 01, Section 01300 - Submittal Procedures.
 
          A.Refer to Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements Submittal Procedures.
 
          B.Product Data: Submit manufacturer current technical literature for each type of product.
 
          C.Shop Drawings:
          1.Provide plans and details which include layout, spacing, and sizes of metal deck framing.
          2.Include details showing anchorage to primary structure, bracing of deck framing, required blocking, and bridging.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** DELETE; delegated design paragraph if deck structure is designed by the Design Professional for the project. Trex Company, Inc. has published design criteria and span tables for framing components on their website at www.trex.com or by contacting Trex directly at (800) 289-8739.)
 
          D.Delegated-Design Submittal: For metal deck framing indicated provide analysis signed and sealed by the qualified professional engineer responsible for their preparation.
 
          E.LEED Submittals:
          1.Material and Resources (MR)
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** EDIT; Trex "Elevations" components are manufactured from steel that has a minimum of 25 percent recycled content.
          a.Product Certificates for Credit MR 4: For products having recycled content, documentation indicating percentages by weight of postconsumer and preconsumer recycled content.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Verify ability to qualify for Credit MR 5 based on location of Trex "Elevations" manufacturing facility in relationship to Project Site.
          b.Product Certificates for Credit MR 5: For products and materials required to comply with requirements for regionally manufactured materials. Include statement indicating cost, location of manufacturer, and distance to Project for each regionally manufactured material.
 
          F.NGBS Submittals:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Verify ability to qualify for Practice 608.1 based on location of Trex "Elevations" manufacturing facility in relationship to Project Site.
          1.Practice 608 - Indigenous Materials
          a.Practice 608.1: Provide documentation indicating manufacturing location of indigenous materials that are extracted, processed, and manufactured within 500 miles of project site.
          2.Practice 1001 - Building Owners' Manual for One- and Two-Family Dwellings
          a.Practice 1001.1(20): Provide documentation indicating how to maintain and care for material.
 
          G.Quality Assurance Submittals
          1.Manufacturer Instructions: Provide manufacturer's written instructions including proper material storage, material handling, installation sequence, and attachment methods.
          2.Test Report: Submit ICC ES Report: ER-4943P indicating properties of deck framing materials.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete selection samples if colors have already been selected.
 
          H.Selection Samples: For each finish product specified, two complete sets of color chips representing manufacturer's full range of available colors and patterns.
 
          I.Verification Samples: For each finish product specified, two samples, minimum size 6 inches (150 mm) square representing actual product, color, and patterns.
 
          1.6QUALITY ASSURANCE
 
          A.Manufacturer Qualifications: Minimum 5 year experience manufacturing similar products.
 
          B.Installer Qualifications: Minimum 2 year experience installing similar products.
          ** 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 is approved by Architect.
          3.Refinish mock-up area as required to produce acceptable work.
 
          1.7PRE-INSTALLATION MEETINGS
 
          A.Convene minimum two weeks prior to starting work of this section.
 
          1.8DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** DELETE Product Requirement paragraph when not required. Coordinate requirements with Division 01, Section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements.
 
          A.Refer to Section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements Product Requirements.
 
          B.Deliver framing materials and components in manufacturer's original, unopened, undamaged packaging with identification labels intact.
 
          C.Store materials on dry, level, firm, and clean surface. Elevate material at one end to allow moisture run-off, cover and ventilate to allow air to circulate and moisture to escape.
 
          D.Handling: Handle materials to avoid damage.
 
          1.9PROJECT 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.
 
          1.10SEQUENCING
 
          A.Ensure that products of this section are supplied to affected trades in time to prevent interruption of construction progress.
 
          1.11WARRANTY
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Limited warranty is transferable only in residential applications between property owners, one transfer within a 5 year period.)
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Limited warranty is void if framing materials are installed within 3,000 feet of any body of salt water, or installed under the surface or within the splash zone of any body of fresh water.)
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Warranty requires periodic inspections of framing members for corrosion and maintenance of finishes.
 
          A.Limited Warranty:
          1.Standard form in which manufacturer agrees that under normal use and service conditions steel deck framing components shall be free from material defects in workmanship and materials and will not become structurally unfit. Structurally unfit shall be defined as corrosion causing a perforation on the component.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Warranty period for residential applications are 25 years; commercial applications are 10 years. Residential applications are defined by the manufacturer as individual residences, commercial applications are defined as any application other than on an individual residence.
          2.Warranty Period: 10 years.
          3.Warranty Period: 25 years.
 
          PART 2PRODUCTS
 
          2.1MANUFACTURERS
 
          A.Acceptable Manufacturer: Trex Company, Inc., which is located at: 160 Exeter Dr.; Winchester, VA 22603-8605; Toll Free Tel: 800-BUY-TREX; Tel: 540-542-6300; Fax: 540-542-6890; Email: request info; Web: https://www.trex.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 ** Delete if not required.
 
          2.2DECK FRAMING
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** When planning your new deck, it's important to ensure that its substructure can guarantee safety and lasting beauty through decades of outdoor conditions. Where other deck framing systems may seem sturdy and supportive, only Elevations can stand the test of time without shifting, splitting, warping, rotting or rusting. Delete if not required.
 
          A.Steel Deck Framing:
          1.Product: Trex Elevations as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Recycled content of deck framing material could contribute to LEED Credit MR 4 depending on the extent of the deck framing. Delete Recycle paragraph if not pursuing LEED Credit MR 4.)
 
          B.Recycled content of deck framing material shall have a minimum postconsumer and preconsumer recycled content of 25 percent.
 
          C.Steel Sheet: ASTM A1003; structural grade, hot-dipped galvanized coating G60 meeting requirements for corrosion protection.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete deck joist type not required.
          1.Deck Joists: 1-5/8 inches (41 mm) wide deck joist:
          a.Grade: 33; Class 1.
          b.Thickness: 0.0451 inch (18 gauge).
          c.Height: 8 inches (203 mm).
          2.Deck Joists: 2 inches (51 mm) wide deck joist:
          a.Grade 50, Class 3.
          b.Thickness: 0.0713 inch (14 gauge).
          c.Height: 8 inches (203 mm).
          3.Track or Ledger: Grade 50, Class 3.
          a.Grade 50, Class 3.
          b.Thickness: 0.0713 inch (14 gauge).
          c.Height: 8-1/4 inches (210 mm).
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete box beam type not required.
          4.Single Box Beams: Grade 50, Class 3.
          a.Grade 50, Class 3.
          b.Thickness: 0.0713 inch (14 gauge).
          c.Height: 8-3/4 inches (222 mm).
          5.Double Box Beams: Grade 50, Class 3.
          a.Grade 50, Class 3.
          b.Thickness: 0.0713 inch (14 gauge).
          c.Height: 8-3/4 inches (222 mm).
 
          D.Finish: Baked polyester/ceramic blend coating.
          1.First Layer: Hot-dipped galvanized coating.
          2.Second Layer: Baked-on prime coat.
          3.Top Layer/Color Coat: Baked-on exterior high-performance polyester coating.
 
          E.Accessories:
          1.Brackets: Galvanized steel, type as recommended by manufacturer.
          2.Bolts, nuts, and screws: Galvanized steel, type as recommended by manufacturer.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** In locations where potential electric shock hazards exist, properly ground metal deck framing.
          3.Grounding Rod:
          a.Length: 6 feet (1.8 m).
          b.Accessories: #6 solid copper wire with grounding clamp.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          2.3DECK RAILING
 
          A.Aluminum Deck Railing:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Durable and design-minded, our powder-coated aluminum railing suits traditional and modern homeowners alike. Available in a selection of elegant neutrals and backed with the stability only aluminum railing offers, along with Trex's 25-year limited warranty. Choose from round or square balusters for classic appeal. Got a great view? Consider curving your rails to mimic the sweeps of garden below, or preserve your advantage point with sleek and spare rod rail. And entertainers, take note: wide, beverage-ready cocktail railing may just be the ideal choice for you. Delete if not required.
          1.Product: Trex Signature Railing as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** No special installation tools or tightening required; a quick and easy alternative to cables. Can be topped with a cocktail rail for added functionality. Delete if not required.
          2.Product: Rod Rail as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Curvable hand railing and swivel brackets unite oppositional angles. Custom order now, enjoy complete freedom of design later. Delete if not required.
          3.Product: Curved Rail as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** The perfect resting spot for planters, drinks and more. Choose your preferred color of Trex decking to match or contrast your deck treads. Delete if not required.
          4.Product: Cocktail Rail as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
 
          B.Hand Railing:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete product type not required.
          1.Product: Select as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** The Trex ADA-Compliant Handrail system is designed to seamlessly blend with all Trex railing options, offering an extra level of safety, strength and accessibility for any deck design. Available in three colors - Charcoal Black, Bronze and Classic White - this heavy-duty aluminum system features a full complement of components to accommodate easy installation. Made with a high-quality powder-coated finish that is AAMA-2604 compliant, our components resist fading, chipping and corrosion. Wall mounts and wall returns include fasteners for both wood post and aluminum post installations. Aluminum collars hide railing seams for a smooth transition between components, and aluminum cap ends conceal open rail ends.
          2.Product: ADA-Compliant Handrail as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
          3.Finish: AAMA 2604 powder coating, color as selected.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Trex post sleeves, post sleeve caps and post sleeve skirts are the hub of all our railing lines and are available in our seven Transcend railing colors. Meaning you can pair these universal components with components from every other Trex railing line for countless ways to achieve your unique vision. All high-performance. All low maintenance. Any which way you like. Delete if not required.
 
          C.Railing Post Components:
          1.Products: Post sleeves, post sleeve caps, post sleeve skirts.
          2.Finish: AAMA 2604 powder coating, color as selected.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Our new stylish aluminum gates offer an extra level of safety, strength and accessibility for any deck design. They are designed to blend seamlessly with all Trex railing options. Offering the versatility and performance benefits of Trex railing, our new aluminum gates possess exceptional strength and can be customized to fit nearly any opening up to 48 inches wide. The welded panels with slide-on posts make installation fast and flexible. We also offer high-quality adjustable hinges with a premium locking latch. Trex aluminum gates are available in three colors - Charcoal Black, Bronze and Classic White - with a choice of square or round balusters. The heavy-duty coating allows the aluminum to retain color and resist corrosion, while washing clean easily with soap and water. Our gates contain a minimum of 40 percent recycled aluminum, which also is a 100% recyclable and renewable resource. Delete if not required.
 
          D.Aluminum Gates:
          1.Product: Welded panel aluminum gates.
          2.Finish: AAMA 2604 powder coating, color as selected.
 
          2.4DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Trex RainEscape is a unique under-deck drainage systems network of troughs and gutters keeps rain, spills and snow melt from dripping through elevated deck boards, creating a dry patio area on the ground level below. It can even be installed on an existing deck by removing the flooring before installation. Once the Trex RainEscape deck drainage system is installed, utilities can be added then covered with the soffit or ceiling of your choice.Delete if not required.
 
          A.Under-Deck Drainage System:
          1.Product: Trex RainEscape as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** In our survey of deck builders, we learned that 98% of 8-10 year-old decks have splitting, rotting and decay. For the $8,000 to $10,000 price of the average deck*, wouldn't it be wise to spend a few extra dollars to protect the life of your deck? Trex Protect acts as a moisture barrier between wood and galvanized metal, helping screws hold longer and stronger so you get the full life out of your deck.Delete if not required.
 
          B.Moisture Barrier:
          1.Product; Trex Protect Tape as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          2.5OUTSIDE LIGHTING
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Get the right mood right under the moonlight with our sophisticated deck lights. Easy to build into a new or existing deck, Trex Deck Lighting is even easier to set up with the Trex LightHub connection system. To take the look up another notch, try the optional timer and dimmer for total lighting control. Whether safely illuminating your stairways with LED step lights or proudly highlighting the perimeter of your domain with deck post lighting, our lights offers a long-lasting glow that never fails to match the beauty of a Trex deck.Delete if not required.
 
          A.Product: Trex Outdoor Lighting as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Showcase the radiant beauty of your home and landscaping with the radiant glow of LED lighting. Manufactured in the USA, Trex Landscape Lighting offers four elegant styles of lighting designed to blend seamlessly with their surroundings. Our landscape lights are easy to adjust and even easier to set up with the Trex LightHub connection system. To take the look up another notch, try the optional timer and dimmer for total lighting control. From the dramatic flare of our outdoor spotlights to the understated elegance of our path lights and well lights, Trex Landscape Lighting gives you perfectly custom illumination for your entire outdoor space.Delete if not required.
 
          B.Product: Trex Landscape Lighting as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
 
          PART 3EXECUTION
 
          3.1EXAMINATION
 
          A.Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly prepared.
 
          B.If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
 
          3.2PREPARATION
 
          A.Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
 
          B.Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.
 
          3.3FRAMING SYSTEM INSTALLATION
 
          A.Install in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and approved submittals. Install in proper relationship with adjacent construction.
 
          B.Prepare posts to accept box beam, as detailed on shop drawings.
 
          C.Install angle brackets on box beam at joist spacing indicated on shop drawings prior to installing box beam on support posts.
 
          D.Attach ledger to primary structure using fasteners at spacing indicated on approved shop drawings.
 
          E.Attach box beam to support posts using post brackets or thru-bolts.
 
          F.Lay-out joists at spacing indicated on approved shop drawings.
          1.Attach to beam and ledger with angle brackets.
          2.Provide blocking between joists in locations indicated on approved shop drawings.
          3.Attach front track (rim joist) at each joist, top and bottom.
          4.Provide blocking between joists to support railing posts as shown on approved shop drawings.
 
          G.Install grounding rod and wire where indicated on shop drawings.
 
          3.4CLEANING AND PROTECTION
 
          A.Remove scrap material from site and legally dispose of offsite.
 
          B.Touch-up tracks, joists and box beams scratched during framing with manufacturer approved touch-up paint. Prepare metal and apply touch-up paint per manufacturer's instructions.
 
         
END OF SECTION
          DISCLAIMER:
Trex Company, Inc. Guide Specifications have been written as an aid to the professionally qualified Specifier and Design Professional. The use of this Guideline Specification requires the sole professional judgment and expertise of the qualified Specifier and Design Professional to adapt the information to the specific needs for the Building Owner and the Project, to coordinate with their Construction Document Process, and to meet all the applicable building codes, regulations and laws.