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INKAN Ltd. Sloped Glass Assemblies
SECTION 08 44 33
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          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** InKan Ltd.; interior and exterior glass assemblies.
This section is based on the products of InKan Ltd., which is located at:
          14 Indell Ln.
Brampton, ON, Canada L6T 3Y3
Toll Free: (800) 387-2481
Tel: (905) 793-4747
Fax: (905) 793-9367

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          InKan Limited operates out of its own 4645 square meter (50,000 sf) facility in Brampton, Ontario. Its resources include in-house metal shear and brake equipment, a skilled welding department and a complete machine shop. InKan's tempering division boasts the most technologically advanced glass processing and handling equipment in the industry. A computerized, tong-free electric tempering furnace guarantees the highest quality of finish available.

Suspended Glass Wall and Glass Canopy:
The ideal solution for a large wall opening: the suspended glass assembly. The glass wall, acting as one unit, hanging from the head of the structure, not only provides a transparent, weatherproof membrane, but also acts as a structural wall. The wall may be interrupted by tempered glass doors or revolving doors to provide access where required.

Kiosks, Entrances and Partitions:
Ultra-View by RDM complements any interior or exterior. Tempered glass doors and sidelites of 12mm (1/2 inch) or 10mm (3/8 inch) thickness permit minimal obstruction, creating the ultimate in open concept design. Entrance doors, kiosk boutiques and screens of tempered glass can be custom designed to suit virtually any application. Specially crafted hardware is available in a variety of finishes to enhance the crystal clarity of the glass.

Kiosks and Showcases:
Free standing or top and bottom secured, RDM glass kiosks can transform idle space into profitable, functional space. Choose from InKan's range of expertly crafted metal fittings and either 10mm (3/8 inch) or 12mm (1/2 inch) fully tempered Ultralite glass.

To achieve the Ultra-View concept, RDM glass wall partitions can incorporate top and bottom rails or U-channels, either surface mounted or recessed. Not only attractive, RDM glass wall partitions also act as excellent sound barriers.

Glass Doors and Hardware:
Centre hung or offset pivot doors. Ultralite tempered clear glass or tinted glass. Standard or custom hardware. Aluminum, stainless steel, brass, bronze in a variety of finishes. Curved glass sliding doors.

Glass Balustrade:
A custom manufactured handrail in any combination of available finishes and styles, complemented by 12mm (1/2 inch), 15mm (5/8 inch) or 19mm (3/4 inch) clear tempered glass, will ensure lasting beauty, safety and that distinctive look so desirable in any decor.

Spandrel Glass:
OPACI-COAT-300 is a water-based silicone coating designed for use as a coloured opacifier for spandrel applications. OPACI-COAT-300 offers a unique alternative for glass coatings for exterior or interior decor.

Custom Metal and Sculpture:
No job is too small or too large to warrant our superior attention to detail, quality and safety.

Racquetball and Squash Courts:
All walls and fins are 12mm (1/2 inch) clear tempered glass with finished edges. All holes on the playing side are countersunk and dimensioned to receive special flush mounted fittings and hardware. A clear silicone compound is used to bond all joints. No glass-to-glass or glass-to-metal contact is permitted.
          PART 1GENERAL
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
          A.Structural glass canopies.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
          A.ANSI/ASCE-7 - Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures.
          B.ANSI Z97.1 - Glazing Materials Used in Buildings, Safety Performance Specifications and Methods of Test.
          C.ASTM B 221 - Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Wire, Profiles, and Tubes.
          D.ASTM B 455 - Standard Specification for Copper-Zinc-Lead Alloy (Leaded-Brass) Extruded Shapes.
          E.ASTM C1048 - Standard Specification for Heat-Treated Flat GlassKind HS, Kind FT Coated and Uncoated Glass
          F.CAN 2-12.1-79 National Standard.
          G.CPSC 16 CRF Part 1201 II - Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
          A.Section 05 50 00 - Metal Fabrications.
          B.Section 05 70 00 - Decorative Metal.
          C.Section 06 10 00 - Rough Carpentry.
          D.Section 08 83 13 - Mirrored Glass Glazing.
          A.Spider/Stabilizing Grid Assembly Design Requirements:
          1.Canopy System: AustVision Spider AustFix System as manufactured by A.G.A. and supplied by InKan Ltd. Glass Systems.
          2.The system consists of tempered laminated glass lites connected at the corners by spider fittings and supporting grid of metal rods and cables or a combination of both.
          3.The design of the fittings is the sole responsibility of InKan Ltd.
          4.Movement diaphragms of stainless steel and durable flexible discs shall be incorporated in connections to accommodate oversize holes in plate members which allow for thermal movement and glass manufacturing tolerances.
          5.The system shall provide for unitized pre-fixing of all items to glass prior to erection.
          B.Structural Performance: Design and construct canopy system to withstand loading requirements not less than specified herein.
          1.Design and construct system based on ANSI/ASCE-7 criteria for anticipated live load.
          C.Safety Factor for Design: Ultimate load capacity of total system, including glass, sealants, glazing tapes, frame components, and connections to structural frame shall be designed and fabricated to withstand a live load of 1.5 times "Design Load" without failure of any components.
          1.Design ultimate load capacity of anchor components to withstand 2.0 times "Design Live Load" without failure.
          D.Thermal and Differential Movement: Design and construct canopy system to accommodate anticipated movement indicated herein, without damage or deterioration to glazing or gasket systems; without buckling, opening of joints and glass breakage.
          1.Thermal and differential movement within system (both directions).
          2.Vibration harmonics, window whistle, noise caused by thermal movement and thermal movement transmitted to other systems. Loosening, weakening, or fracturing of attachment or components of system is not permitted.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Verify total temperature range of project location and wall exposure.
          3.Base thermal movement on temperature differential of not less than 77 degrees C (170 degrees F).
          A.Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00.
          1.6Canopy submittals shall be prepared (engineered and detailed) by the canopy manufacturer and signed by both the chief engineer for the manufacturer and the installer.
          A.Product Data: Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used, including:
          1.Detailed specification of construction and fabrication.
          2.Manufacturer's installation instructions.
          3.Certified test reports clearly indicating compliance with performance requirements specified herein.
          4.Sealant manufacturer's data on surface preparation and application for each type of sealants proposed.
          B.Shop Drawings: Indicate dimensioning, general construction, specific modifications, component connections, anchorage methods, hardware, and installation procedures, plus the following specific requirements.
          1.Elevate entire openings of system.
          2.Indicate conditions at adjacent and dissimilar construction, corners, terminations, parapets, soffits, sills, etc.
          3.Indicate anchorage details, including dimensioning for sizing and setting embedded items, expansion joints both vertically and horizontally.
          4.Indicate glass types, sizes, and edge clearances.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete selection samples if glass and material colors have already been selected.
          C.Selection Samples: For each finish product specified, two complete sets of color chips representing manufacturer's full range of available colors and patterns.
          1.Finish selection: Glass connector hardware.
          2.Glass: 305 mm by 305 mm (12 inches by 12 inches) sample of glass.
          3.Where normal color and texture variations are to be expected, include 2 or more units in each set of samples showing the limits of such variations.
          4.Finish shall represent color range, finish thickness, and sheen to be expected in the finished Work.
          D.Verification Samples: For each finish product specified, two samples, minimum size 150 mm (6 inches) square, representing actual product, color, and patterns.
          1.Finish selection: glass connector hardware.
          2.Glass: 305 mm by 305 mm (12 inches by 12 inches) sample of glass.
          E.Quality Control Submittals: Comply with Section 01 40 00 - Quality Requirements.
          1.7Statement of qualifications for manufacturers and installers.
          1.8Statement of compliance with regulatory requirements.
          1.9Professional certifications.
          1.10Field Quality Control Submittals as specified in Part 3.
          A.Sealant adhesion field tests.
          B.Field performance tests.
          C.Manufacturer's field services.
          D.Contract Closeout Submittals: Comply with Section 01 77 16 - Final Closeout Review, unless otherwise indicated.
          1.11Operating and maintenance manuals.
          1.12Special warranties.
          A.Glass warranties, specified under Section 08 83 13 - Mirrored Glass Glazing, including manufacturer's written certification of compatibility between glazing material and hermetic seal.
          A.Manufacturer Qualifications: Not less than 10 years experience in the actual production of specified products.
          1.Components shall be factory fabricated and engineered by single entity.
          B.Installer Qualifications:
          1.Not less than 10 years experience with structural silicone systems.
          2.Successfully completed not less than 5 comparable scale projects using this system.
          3.Sole Source Responsibility: Acceptable to InKan Ltd. Provide a letter signed by representative of InKan Ltd. with company's authorization stating that installer is acceptable and qualified to install system.
          4.The installer of the InKan Ltd. Structural Glass System is responsible for supplying and erecting the complete structural glazing system, coordinating and maintaining tolerances between structure and glazing system.
          C.Regulatory Requirements:
          1.Where safety glass is indicated or required by authorities having jurisdiction, provide type of products which comply with ANSI Z97.1 and testing requirements of 16 CFR, Part 1201 for category II materials.
          D.Engineering Qualifications and Certifications: Perform design and engineering work of this section under direct supervision of a professional engineer registered in the state of the project location.
          ** 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. Delete if not required.
          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, color, and sheen are approved by Architect.
          3.Refinish mock-up area as required to produce acceptable work.
          A.Store products in manufacturer's unopened packaging until ready for installation.
          B.Store and dispose of solvent-based materials, and materials used with solvent-based materials, in accordance with requirements of local authorities having jurisdiction.
          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.Field Measurements: Check openings by field measurement before fabrication to ensure proper fitting of work; indicate measurements on shop drawings.
          1.Where necessary, proceed with fabrication without measurements, and coordinate fabrication tolerances to ensure proper fit.
          1.16PROJECT WARRANTY
          A.Contractor/manufacturer/installer has responsibility for an extended Corrective Period for work of this Section for a period stated from date of Substantial Completion against all the conditions indicated below, and when notified in writing from Owner, Contractor/manufacturer/installer shall promptly and without inconvenience and cost to Owner correct said deficiencies.
          1.Manufacturer Warranty: Provide twelve year warranty for design and materials provided. Provide written requirements for notification of manufacturer and terms for maintaining warranty provisions.
          2.Installer Warranty: Warrant the installation for a period of five years for installation and repairs of failures. Provide written requirements for notification of installer and terms for maintaining warranty provisions.
          3.Stress breakage resulting from improper framing design.
          4.Breakage resulting from chipped or damaged edge conditions from original installation or thermal stresses.
          5.Water leakage in excess of design requirements.
          6.Sealant failure, both around perimeter and within canopy system.
          PART 2PRODUCTS
          A.Acceptable Manufacturer: INKAN Ltd., which is located at: 14 Indell Ln.; Brampton, ON, Canada L6T 3Y3; Toll Free Tel: 800-387-2481; Tel: 905-793-4747; Fax: 905-793-9367; Email: request info; Web:
          ** 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.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** It is recommended that the glazing system manufacturer provide the glass to clearly place responsibility for system performance. Where glass is supplied by others to meet manufacturers requirements additional glass specifications are needed.
          1.Glass shall be Ultralite as fabricated by InKan Ltd.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Revise glass type and construction required for project.
          2.Construction for Vision Glass: 19 mm (3/4 inch) laminated clear lite.
          3.Tinted Glass: Water-based silicone coating for use as a coloured opacifier for spandrel applications. Opaci-Coat-300 as supplied by InKan Ltd.
          4.Glass shall be fully tempered and heat soaked.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
          B.Structural Silicone Sealant: Single component silicone elastomeric sealant.
          1.Acceptable manufacturers and products: Dow Corning: Formulation determined by glazing system manufacturer.
          C.Spider Fittings:
          1.AustVision Spider as manufactured by A.G.A. and supplied by InKan Ltd.
          2.All structural bolts to carry an S.A.E. grade or A.S.T.M. specification as defined on the drawings.
          3.Base Metal and Finish: As scheduled. Refer to drawings.
          D.Supporting Grid:
          1.Refer to drawings and Section 05 70 00 - Decorative Metal.
          A.Verification of Conditions: Examine areas and conditions under which Work is to be performed and identify conditions detrimental to proper and or timely completion.
          1.Do not proceed until unsatisfactory conditions have been corrected.
          A.Install canopy system to comply with manufacturer's instructions.
          1.Comply with AISC "Manual of Standard Practice" for installation of steel elements.
          2.Plate to plate joints of glass are sealed with silicone sealant. Joint dimensions shall be designed to be compatible with sealant properties and live load movement of the structure.
          3.Bolt Torque: Torque bolts to torques specified on shop drawings using calibrated tool. Lock torqued bolts into position to prevent backoff. Reset calibrations regularly to ensure accurate torquing.
          B.Erection Tolerances: Installed system shall be less than the limits specified herein. Shim system to maintain tolerances.
          1.Limit variations from location (theoretical calculated position in plan or elevation based on established floor lines and column lines), including variations from plumb and level, to the following:
          a.Not more than 9.5 mm (3/8 inch) total deviation for member at any location.
          b.Not more than 3 mm (1/8 inch) change in deviation for member for 3 m (10 foot) run.
          C.Wearthering Sealants: Install sealants as indicated and required to achieve water and airtight assembly, complying with requirements of canopy manufacturer and Section 07 91 26.
          1.Clean and prime joints as recommended by sealant manufacturer. Install sealant and related backing material around perimeter of frames.
          2.Apply sealant filling joint and tool smooth to insure full contact with adjacent surfaces. Strike off excess material.
          A.Sealant Adhesion Field Test: Comply with the following.
          1.Weathering Sealant Adhesion: After liquid-applied sealant is fully cured, perform sealant adhesion test according to sealant manufacturer's recommendations.
          2.Structural Glazing Sealant Adhesion: After sealant is fully cured, perform not less than 2 adhesion tests for structural silicone sealant complying with AAMA Structural Sealant Glazing Systems Design Guide.
          B.Manufacturer's Field Services: Field engineer from canopy manufacturer shall visually inspect the system at the following stages to ensure compliance with manufacturer's recommendation for installation.
          1.Prior to erection, verify structural support system is within tolerances and proper alignment.
          2.During installation: Provide periodic inspection during installation at critical stages of each canopy system.
          3.Upon completion of installation: Inspect entire system for areas of non-conformance to either manufacturer's recommendations or mock-up test report recommendation.
          4.Issue written report within 48 hours of each Site inspection to Contractor and Architect.
          A.Clean metal and glass surfaces complying with manufacturer's recommendations prior to Substantial Completion, exercising care to avoid damage to protective coatings and finishes. Remove excess glazing and sealant compounds, dirt, and other substances. Touch up factory finish.
          B.Initiate and maintain protection and other precautions required to ensure that system will be without damage or deterioration (other than normal weathering) at time of acceptance.