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LOW-PROFILE ACCESS FLOORING SYSTEMS - QUICK2CONNECT
 
         
 
         
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          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** ASM Modular Systems, Inc.; Access flooring.
This section is based on the products of ASM Modular Systems, Inc., which is located at:
9500 Industrial Center Dr.
Ladson, SC 29456
Tel: 843-534-1110
Fax: 843-534-1111
Email: request info
Web: http://www.asmproducts.com
[ Click Here ] for additional information.
ASM Modular Systems, Inc. is one of the largest access floor companies in North America, specializing in the data center and office market. As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kingspan Group, ASM offers distribution and installation capabilities around the globe. Renowned for its experience, quality, and engineering, ASM has become the product of choice for many data center providers and office spaces alike.
 
          PART 1GENERAL
 
          1.1SECTION INCLUDES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
 
          A.Low-profile access flooring and wiring management system consisting of steel panels and resin bases.
          1.Various accessories, including, but not limited to ramps, thresholds, and electrical equipment.
          2.Electrical Equipment including, but not limited to Main Distribution Boxes, Multi-Conductor Home Run Cables, Extender Cables, Whip End Extender Cables, Access Floor Modules and Cable Accessories.
 
          1.2REFERENCES
          ** 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 D635 - Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position
          2.ASTM D1929 - Standard Test Method for Determining Ignition Temperature of Plastics
          3.ASTM D2843 - Standard Test Method for Density of Smoke from the Burning or Decomposition of Plastics
          4.ASTM E648 - Standard Test Method for Critical Radiant Flux on Floor-Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
 
          B.ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES)
          1.ICC-ES AC151 Acceptance Criteria for Fixed-Height, Low-Profile, Raised Floor Systems
 
          C.International Building Code (IBC)
 
          D.National Fire Protection Association (NFPA):
          1.NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code (NEC)
          2.NFPA 253 - Standard Method of Test for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
 
          E.Underwriters Laboratories (UL):
          1.UL-94 - Tests for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices.
 
          1.3DEFINITIONS
 
          A.Access flooring: A complete portable assembly of modular floor panels on an elevated support system, forming an accessible under-floor cavity to accommodate electrical and data service.
 
          1.4SUBMITTALS
 
          A.Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements.
 
          B.Bill of Materials: Complete list of all parts needed to fully install selected system of components.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** The following product data paragraph applies to low profile access flooring. Delete if not required.
 
          C.Product Data: For each type of product indicated:
          1.Shop and Wiring Drawings: Include complete layout of access flooring system based of field verified dimensions.
          a.Details and sections with descriptive notes indicating materials, finishes, fasteners, typical and special edge conditions, and accessories.
          b.Detail Cut Sheets for each type of product indicated, including accessories, to show the information necessary to make a full evaluation of the entire flooring system.
          c.One-lined wiring diagrams, wire counts, size, and physical dimensions of each item.
          1)Specifications and catalog numbers for each cable and accessory type shall be available upon request.
          2.Manufacturer's literature, product data and installation instructions.
          3.Samples for Initial Selection: For each type of flooring material indicated and exposed finish indicated, submit samples in the form of actual units or sections of units.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** The following product data paragraph applies to access flooring. Delete if not required.
 
          D.Product Data: For each type of product indicated.
          1.Shop Drawings: Include complete layout of access flooring system based of field verified dimensions.
          a.Details and sections with descriptive notes indicating materials, finishes, fasteners, typical and special edge conditions, accessories, and understructure.
          b.Detail Cut Sheets for each type of product indicated, including accessories, to show the information necessary to make a full evaluation of the entire flooring system.
          c.One-lined wiring diagrams, wire counts, size, and physical dimensions of each item.
          1)Specifications and catalog numbers for each cable and accessory type shall be available upon request.
          2.Manufacturer's literature, product data and installation instructions.
          3.Samples for Initial Selection: For each type of flooring material indicated and exposed finish indicated. Submit samples in the form of manufacturers color charts consisting of actual units or sections of units showing full range of colors, textures, and patterns.
 
          E.Warranty: Submit manufacturer's standard warranty.
 
          1.5QUALITY ASSURANCE
 
          A.Manufacturer Qualifications: Company specializing in manufacturing products specified in this section with a minimum five years documented experience.
 
          B.Installer Qualifications: Engage an experienced installer who is approved by the access flooring manufacturer for installations of the type of access flooring indicated for this project.
 
          C.Source Limitations: Obtain access flooring system through one source from a single manufacturer.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include mock-up if the project size or quality warrant the expense. The following is one example of how a mock-up on might be specified. When deciding on the extent of the mock-up, consider all the major different types of work on the project.
 
          D.Mockups: Build mockups to verify selections made under sample submittals and to demonstrate aesthetic effects and set quality standards for materials and execution.
          1.Build mockup of typical access flooring assembly as shown on Drawing. Size to be an area no less than 6 feet in length by 6 feet in width.
 
          E.During installation, all traffic on access floor shall be controlled by access floor installer such that the floor capacity is never exceeded.
 
          F.Acceptance: General contractor shall accept floor in whole or in part prior to allowing use by other trades.
 
          1.6PRE-INSTALLATION CONFERENCE
 
          A.Pre-installation Conference: Conduct conference at Project site to comply with requirements in Division 01 Section "Project Management and Coordination."
          1.Review connection with electrical systems.
          2.Review and finalize construction schedule and verify availability of materials, Installer's personnel, equipment, and facilities needed to make progress and avoid delays.
 
          B.During installation, all traffic on access floor shall be controlled by access floor installer such that the floor capacity is never exceeded.
 
          C.Acceptance: General contractor shall accept floor in whole or in part prior to allowing use by other trades.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete subparagraphs below if not required. If retaining, revise to include Project-specific requirements. Insert additional requirements to suit Project.
 
          1.7DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
 
          A.Deliver access flooring components in original, unopened packages, clearly labeled with manufacturer's name and item description.
 
          B.Handle and store packages containing access flooring in a manner which avoids overloading building structure.
 
          C.Deliver, store, handle and install all materials and equipment in such a manner as not to degrade quality, serviceability, or appearance.
 
          D.Store materials in secure and dry facility and in original packaging in a manner to prevent soiling, physical damage, wetting or corrosion prior to installation.
 
          1.8PROJECT CONDITIONS
 
          A.Storage of Materials: Area to receive and store access floor materials to be enclosed and dry. Storage area to be maintained at a temperature of not less than 40 degrees F (4 degrees C) and not more than 95 degrees F (35 degrees C), with a relative humidity level between 20 to 80 percent max.
 
          B.Area of Installation: Maintained throughout entire duration of installation of access floor at a temperature of 50 to 85 degrees F (10 to 29 degrees C), with a relative humidity level of 20 to 80 percent.
 
          C.Prior to installation, raised floor components must be stored for at least 24 hours in a dry enclosed area at no less than 40 degrees F (4 degrees C) and not more than 95 degrees F (35 degrees C).
 
          1.9COORDINATION
 
          A.Coordinate locations of any mechanical or electrical work in under-floor cavity to prevent interferences.
 
          B.Do not proceed with installation of access flooring until after substantial completion of other performable construction within affected spaces.
 
          1.10EXTRA MATERIALS
 
          A.Furnish extra materials described below that match products installed, are packaged with protective covering for storage and identified with labels clearly describing contents.
          1.Standard Field Panels: 2 percent.
          2.Resin Bases: 2 percent.
          3.Perimeter Plate: As required by customer
          4.Threshold: As required by customer.
          5.Ramps: As required by customer.
          6.Main Distribution Box: As required by customer.
          7.Low-Profile Electrical Box: As required by customer.
          8.Extender Cables: As required by customer.
 
          1.11WARRANTY
 
          A.Manufacturer's standard limited warranty unless indicated otherwise.
 
          PART 2PRODUCTS
 
          2.1MANUFACTURERS
 
          A.Acceptable Manufacturer: ASM Modular Systems, Inc., which is located at: 9500 Industrial Center Dr.; Ladson, SC 29456 ; Tel: 843-534-1110 ; Fax: 843-534-1111; Email: request info; Web: http://www.asmproducts.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 article if not required.
 
          2.2LOW-PROFILE ACCESS FLOORING AND WIRE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
 
          A.Basis of Design: Subject to compliance with requirements, provide a Low-Profile Access Flooring System Manufactured and supplied by ASM Modular Systems, Inc.,
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete product option not required.
          1.Product: Q2C-40 (1.58 inch FFH) Low-Profile Access Floor System.
          2.Product: Q2C-70 (2.76 inch FFH) Low-Profile Access Floor System.
 
          B.System Description:
          1.Low-profile access floor system consisting of a series of modular, removable, interchangeable steel panels, resin bases, steel filler plates and accessories that form an accessible under floor cavity to accommodate electrical, voice and data services.
          2.System is gravity held on a structural subfloor system designed to support loads required by the IBC or local code requirements, whichever is more stringent.
          3.Flooring System Structural Components: Steel and plastic.
          a.Floor Panels: Steel.
          b.Support Bases: UL-94 rated V-0 polypropylene.
          c.Underlayments: Are not allowed.
          4.Maximum height from subfloor to top of access flooring system (less carpet):
          a.Not to exceed 1.58 inches (40 mm).
          b.Not to exceed 2.76 inches (70 mm).
          5.Floor Units: Removable by one person without the need for special lifting devices.
          6.The low-profile access flooring is not part of the grounding system and is not intended to enclose splices or other types of wiring that are required to be enclosed in raceway as defined in the NEC, Article 100. All wiring/cabling installed under the floors must conform to the applicable sections of the National Electrical Code (NEC) in effect.
          7.Low-profile access floor system is not intended for use as a duct, plenum, or air handling space.
          a.Non-plenum rated cabling is permitted under the low-profile access floor.
          8.Seismic Requirements: Load carrying storage units and other heavy equipment is to be anchored directly to the existing structure to resist design seismic loads.
          a.Direct Attachments to Access Flooring System: Are not permitted.
          9.Modular Power Distribution System: Ensures efficient electrification and delivery of electricity from power panels or electrical junctions to workstations or equipment at any location. System to be prefabricated and totally flexible, with true plug-and-play modularity, to include modular plug-and-play workstation termination modules.
          a.System is approved for use below raised access floor systems. The modular power system to be in accordance with NEC Article 604 and all applicable UL standards. Components to be labeled with both voltage ratings and installation information. Devices and wiring to be rated for 20 amperes.
          b.Modular wiring system is based on zone wiring requirements. Power distribution is achieved below access floor through use of multi-conductor open power cables run from circuit breaker panel to prewired main distribution Boxes. This method eliminates need for individual home run cabling. From the main distribution Boxes, closed power cables distribute power to any point where electrical power is required, terminating into workstation modules installed within user workspace.
 
          C.Performance Requirements:
          1.Structural Performance: Access flooring system capable of supporting the following loads and stresses within limits and under conditions indicated, as demonstrated by testing manufacturer's current standard products according to referenced procedures in latest revised edition ofCeilings and Interior Systems Construction Associates (CISCA) "Recommended Test Procedures for Access Floors" referenced elsewhere in this section as CISCA/AFor, if not specified, manufacturers standard method.
          a.Concentrated Live Load over 6.25 sq ft per IBC Table 1607.1.
          1)Floor Panels capable of withstanding a concentrated design live load of 2,000 lbf. (8.9 kN) over an area of 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 ft (762 x 762 mm), when tested per CISCA/AF, Section 7 "Uniform Load Test".
          b.Concentrated Point Load on area of 1 x 1 inch (25 x 25 mm).
          1)Floor panels capable of withstanding a concentrated design load of 500 lbf. (2224 N) placed upon one square inch anywhere on the panel with a top-surface deflection under load not to exceed 0.080 inch (2.0 mm) and a permanent set not to exceed 0.010 inch (0.25 mm) according to CISCA/AF Section 1, "Concentrated Loads".
          c.Ultimate Load: System to be capable of withstanding a minimum ultimate load of two times the concentrated load without failing, according to CISCA/AF, Section 2, "Ultimate Loading".
          d.Uniform Live Load: Floor panels capable of withstanding a uniform live load of 2,000 lbf. (8.9 kN) over a uniform area of 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 ft (762 x 762 mm). Permanent Set: Not to exceed 0.010 inch (0.25 mm) when tested per CISCA/AF, Section 7 "Uniform Load Test".
          e.Rolling Load: Floor panels capable of withstanding a rolling load of 410 lbf. (1.8 kN) using CISCA wheel A, 10 pass test, with a permanent deflection not to exceed 0.040 inch (1.016 mm) when tested per CISCA/AF, Section 3 "Rolling Loads".
          2.Fire Hazard:
          a.Resin Support Bases: Manufacturers standard UL 94 rated V-0 polypropylene compliant with ICC-ES AC151 and IBC Section 603, 804 and 2606 as an Allowable Material in Type I and II construction based on the following ASTM tests:
          1)ASTM D1929: Self-ignition temperature of 650 degreesF (343 degreesC) or greater.
          2)ASTM D2843: Maximum average smoke density rating not greater than 75.
          3)ASTM D635: Meet requirements for Class CC1 (Burning extent of 1 inch or less)
          4)ASTM E648: Meet requirements for NFPA 253 Class I (0.45 watts/cm2 or greater)
 
          D.Floor Assembly: To be rigid, free of vibration, rocking parts, rattles, and squeaks.
          1.Underlayments: Are not allowed.
 
          E.Floor Panels General: Modular steel panels that are interchangeable with other standard field panels, and easily relocated by one person without the need for any special lifting devices.
          1.Nominal Panel Size:
          a.Square Panel: 6.497 x 6.497 inches (165 x 165 mm).
          b.Rectangular Panel: 6.497 x 13.058 inches (165 x 331.7 mm).
          2.Fabrication Tolerances: Squareness tolerances expressed as the difference between diagonal measurements from corner to corner.
          a.Size and Squareness: Plus or minus 0.010 inch (0.25 mm) of required size, with squareness tolerance of plus or minus 0.015 inch (0.38 mm).
          b.Flatness: Plus or minus 0.020 inch (0.50 mm), measured on a diagonal on top of the panel.
 
          F.Bases: Manufactures standard UL-94 rated V-0 polypropylene resin bases.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete accessories not required.
 
          G.Accessories:
          1.Ramps: Manufacturer's standard ramp construction of width indicated, with available slopes of 1:12, 1:20 and 1:40, with top surface to receive floor covering application to match access floor.
          2.Perimeter Filler Plate: Manufacturer's standard perimeter filler plate where indicated.
          3.Threshold: Manufacturers Standard Threshold where indicated.
          4.Floor Underlayments: Installed between the subfloor and low profile raised floor supporting structure are not allowed.
 
          H.Modular Wiring System:
          1.General:
          a.Electrical Distribution System: UL Listed as Manufactured Wiring System, compliant with UL 183.
          b.Workstation Termination Modules: UL Listed as Multi-Outlet Assembly, compliant with UL 183 standards for safety.
          c.UL listing to allow for 1-phase, 120 volts, 60 Hz power distribution, 20 Amps.
          d.Manufactured Wiring System: Compliant with National Electrical Code, Article 604.
          2.Home Run Cable:
          a.Metal clad cable (type "MC") consisting of multiple No. 10 AWG, THHN 90 degree C insulation. Cable Type: UL listed and recognized as outlined in Article No. 334 of the latest edition of National Electrical Code.
          3.Main Distribution Box (MDB):
          a.Three ports provide general-purpose and isolated-ground 3-phase, 120/208/240-volt power. The MDB includes a home run as specified below.
          1)Ground Conductors: Added as required by National Electrical Code (NEC). An insulated green with yellow stripe grounding conductor will be installed in the cable when an isolated-ground system is required.
          b.Construction: Cold-rolled steel conforming to ASTM A596.
          1)Minimum Thickness: 16 gauge or 0.060 inches (1.52 mm) plus or minus 0.005 inches (0.13 mm),
          2)Finish: Powder-coated.
          3)Covers: Tamper proof screws.
          4)Mounting Supports: Four legs.
          5)The 5-pin bulkhead connectors to be secured by rivets.
          6)Output Ports: Single port configuration.
          c.Equipped with mechanical type grounding lug for attachment of equipment grounding conductor.
          1)Equipment Grounding Conductor: Extended to each connector housing and connected to each ground pin position.
          d.UL-listed and identified as such on each cover.
          e.Suitable for use in environmental air-handling spaces (plenums) in accordance with NEC 300.22(c). Compliance with this requirement shall be marked on the cover.
          f.Each cover to be labeled indicating circuit number at each bulkhead connector.
          4.Extender Cables:
          a.As required to interface with the Main Distribution Box and feed to an individual electrical box or split to multiple electrical boxes via a double headed extender cable.
          b.Type "MC" consisting of 90 degree C insulated, No. 12 AWG solid copper conductors, accompanied by a No. 12 AWG solid copper ground conductor.
          c.Line side (power out) and load side (power in) connectors.
          1)Connectors can have 5 pins for the distribution of 3-phase, 4 wire, 120/208/240 volt general-purpose and isolated-ground power.
          d.Contacts to be male pin and female receptacle type with minimum conductivity of 0.40, manufactured of 0.016 tinned copper alloy No. C7025.
          e.Plastic Encasing Contacts: Lexan No. 241, manufactured by Sabic with a UL standard rating of 94V2. Plastic to be keyed differently to prevent mismatching of system voltages and uses.
          1)The plastic to be color coded to identify voltage and use:
          a)Clear: 120/208/240V General-purpose power.
          b)Orange: 120/208/240V Isolated-ground power.
          c)Black: 277/480V General-purpose power.
          d)Purple: Custom purpose.
          f.Latching Mechanisms: To be of a different design so that engagement of dissimilar voltages is not possible.
          5.Whip End Extender Cables:
          a.Extend from single or double headed extender cable (connected to the Main Distribution Box) to individual convenience power modules.
          b.Type "MC" consisting of 90 degrees C insulated, type THHN No. 12 AWG solid copper conductors, accompanied by a No. 12 AWG solid copper ground conductor.
          c.Load side (power in) connector. Capable of having 5 pins for the distribution of 3-phase, 4 wire, 120/208/240 volt general-purpose and isolated-ground power.
          d.Contacts for the load side (power in) to be male pin type with minimum conductivity of 40 percent IACS (International Annealed Copper Standard). Manufactured of 0.016 tinned copper alloy No. C7025.
          e.Plastic encasing the contacts shall be No. 241, manufactured by Sabic with a UL94 flammability rating of V2. The plastic to be keyed differently to prevent mismatching of voltages.
          1)The plastic shall be color coded to identify voltage and use:
          a)Clear: 120/208/240V General-purpose power.
          b)Orange: 120/208/240V Isolated-ground power.
          c)Black: 277/480V General-purpose power.
          d)Purple: Custom purpose.
          f.Latching Mechanisms: To be of a different design so that engagement of dissimilar voltages is not possible.
          6.Access Floor Modules:
          a.Designed for use in open office environment. It provides power and telecom outlets in a raised floor. A square shape to allow repositioning to any of four orientations without modification of the module or floor panel.
          1)Basic Configuration:
          a)Power Side of the Box: Provides device mounting positions for four, 20A receptacles
          b)Low Voltage Telecommunication Side of the Box: Six Keystone Jack mounting positions and one large port for specialty cable.
          2)No tools to be required to install the Access Floor Module in the floor. Box to be pre-wired with specified electrical devices at factory and tested for continuity and hipot before shipping.
          b.Body: Fabricated using welded 0.0625 inch minimum thickness electro-galvanized steel. The 10 x 10 inch (254 x 254 mm), nominal SLP-10 unit fits into a 10.125 x 10.125 inch (257 x 257 mm) cutout in a raised floor panel.
          c.Hinged Cover for SLP-10 Unit: Powder-coated steel featuring a recess to accept a carpet insert or a powder-coated steel insert and feature a flush top surface.
          1)Eight cable exit ports shall be provided in each cover and lock in the open position to provide crush protection for cables.
          d.Power to Access Floor Module: Via an ACS/Uni-Fab standard Whip End Extender modular wiring cable. Whip Extender: Manufactured from type MC cable, AC cable, or FMC flex and equipped with a listed connector to fit a 1/2 inch (13 mm) knockout. Conductors extending into the Access Floor Module for connection to the devices to be 90 degree C insulated type THHN No. 12 AWG solid copper.
          e.Whip Extenders: Rated for use on 20-ampere branch circuits.
          f.Low Profile Access Floor Module to be designed to
          1)Accommodate termination of fiber optic and copper cable pairs with industry standard connectors.
          2)Provide wire management for slack storage and routing for optical fibers and jacketed copper cables. Slack Storage Configuration: Arranged so that fiber and copper pairs are allowed no less than a 1.5-inch bend radius.
 
          PART 3EXECUTION
 
          3.1EXAMINATION
 
          A.Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly constructed and prepared.
 
          B.If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect in writing of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
 
          3.2PREPARATION
 
          A.Examine sub-floor for any problems that would prevent a satisfactory installation of access floor, such as moisture an unevenness of top surface. Do not proceed with installation until sub-floor is clean, dry, and level as completed by other trades.
          1.Minimum Sub-floor Flatness (FF): 25, achieved by others.
          2.Sub-Floor Levelness (FL): 20, achieved by others.
 
          B.Verify field dimensions to contract drawings for size of area of installation, height and level of recessed slabs, door openings, ledges, etc.
 
          C.Access to Installation Area: General Contractor will provide clear access to installation area throughout entire duration of installation of access floor that is free of construction debris and other trades.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article if not required.
 
          3.3INSTALLATION
 
          A.Install access floor system and accessories under supervision of the access flooring manufactures authorized representative to ensure rigid, firm installation that complies with performance requirements.
 
          B.Underlayment's shall not be permitted.
 
          C.Install floor panels securely in place and properly seated in resin bases.
 
          D.Install accessories according to Manufacturer's instructions.
 
          E.Install modular wiring system in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, system design drawings, National Electrical Code, and local municipal codes as required.
 
          F.Coordinate with the general contractor or owner so as not to interfere with other work in progress.
 
          G.Clean up dust, dirt and construction debris caused by floor installation as the installation progresses.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article if not required.
 
          3.4ADJUSTING, CLEANING AND PROTECTION - QUICK 2 CONNECT
 
          A.After completing installation, vacuum clean access flooring.
 
          B.After installation of low-profile access floor, all traffic on low-profile access floor shall be controlled by the General Contractor. No traffic shall be permitted on the access floor that exceeds the published floor capacity.
 
          C.Provide and maintain suitable protection to prevent damage to completed access floor.
 
         
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