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Acoustiblok Outdoor Sound Panels
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          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Acoustiblok; outdoor sound panels.
This section is based on the products of Acoustiblok, which is located at:
6900 Interbay Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33616
Tel: 813-980-1400
Fax: 813-849-6347
Email: request info
[ Click Here ] for additional information.
Acoustiblok Inc., a NASA "spinoff" listed company, has been creating and manufacturing soundproofing products and solutions here in the USA for over 20 years. Our trained and experienced staff including OSHA trained reps are available for free consultations on virtually all types of noise pollution including industrial, commercial, transportation and residential. Comprehensive in-field acoustical analysis using either the advanced Artvis (acoustical real time video imaging system) which allows one to actually see sound or the worldwide leading noise calculation and noise mapping software, CadnaA is also available.
          PART 1GENERAL
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
          A.Exterior Sound Control Panels: Abatement:
          1.All Weather Sound Panels Industrial, #AWSPIND.
          2.All Weather Sound Panels Hurricane, #AWSPH.
          3.All Weather Sound Panels Hurricane & Tornado, #AWSPHT.
          B.Exterior Baffles: Absorption:
          1.QuietCloud Banner/Baffle, #QC(length x width)B.
          2.QuietCloud Cloud, #QC(length x width)C.
          3.QuietCloud Wall, #QC(length x width)W.
          1.Seam Sealant, Acousticaulk, #AC10 OR #AC28.
          2.Portable Noise Abatement Carriers, #PC8, #PC10, #PC12.
          3.Aluminum Framing Connectors, #ALUMTBAR, # ALUMCR90.
          4.Mounting Fasteners, #HWSS3/3X3-1/2PKG, #HWSS3/8X3-1/4PKG.
          ** 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 C734 - Standard Test Method for Low-Temperature Flexibility of Latex Sealants After Artificial Weathering.
          2.ASTM D3273 - Standard Test Method for Resistance to Growth of Mold on the Surface of Interior Coatings in an Environmental Chamber.
          3.ASTM D3274 - Standard Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Surface Disfigurement of Paint Films by Microbial (Fungal or Algal) Growth or Soil and Dirt Accumulation.
          4.ASTM E90 - Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of Building Partitions and Elements.
          5.ASTM E413 - Classification for Rating Sound Insulation.
          B.Testing Application Standard (TAS) 202 - Criteria for Testing Impact and Non-Impact Resistant Building Envelope Components Using Uniform Static Air Pressure.
          C.Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL):
          1.Standard 723 - Standard for Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials.
          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 Submittals: Product data showing recycled content.
          D.Shop Drawings: Subcontractor shall submit shop drawings in detail of all work in scale to indicate size, location and attachment methods required for the installation of the required work.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if no exposed surfaces or finishes.
          E.Verification Samples: For each finish product specified, two samples, minimum size 6 inches (150 mm) square representing actual product, color, and patterns.
          A.Manufacturer Qualifications: Minimum 5 year experience manufacturing similar products.
          B.Installer Qualifications: Minimum 2 year experience installing projects of similar size and complexity.
          ** 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.Rebuild mock-up area as required to produce acceptable work.
          A.Delivery: Deliver material in the manufacturer's original, unopened, undamaged containers with identification labels intact.
          B.Storage and Protection: Store materials protected from exposure to harmful environmental conditions and at temperature and humidity conditions recommended by the manufacturer.
          C.Handling: Handle materials to avoid damage.
          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.
          PART 2PRODUCTS
          A.Acceptable Manufacturer: Acoustiblok, which is located at: 6900 Interbay Blvd.; Tampa, FL 33616; Tel: 813-980-1400; Fax: 813-849-6347; 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 - Product Requirements.
          A.All Weather Sound Panel :
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete model not required.
          1.Model: Industrial. #AWSPIND.
          2.Model: Hurricane. #AWSPH.
          3.Model: Hurricane and Tornado. #AWSPHT.
          4.Sound absorbing and sound blocking.
          5.Specifically designed to withstand exposure to full sunlight, extreme weather conditions, and harsh industrial or marine environments.
          6.Panel Thickness: 2.423 inches (62 mm).
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Panels are available in sizes up to 4 x 12 feet. Choose one of the options below. Delete size options not required.
          7.Panel Size: As indicated on Drawings.
          8.Panel Size: Custom Width: 10 in. (.3m) - 48 in. (1.2m).
          9.Panel Size: Custom Length: 10 in. (.3m) - 144 in. (3.7m).
          10.Panel Size: Standard 4 x 8 feet (1.2 x 2.4 mm).
          11.Panel Size: Standard 4 x 10 feet (1.2 x 3.1 mm).
          12.Panel Size: Standard 4 x 12 feet (1.2 x 3.7 mm).
          13.Weight of 4 x 8 foot panel: 104 lbs. (47 kg).
          14.Resistant to UV, dirt, and water.
          15.Resistant to corrosion.
          16.No fungal or algae growth and no visible disfigurement per ASTM D 3273 and ASTM D 3274 (Rating = 10).
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Dust filter is an available option. Delete if not required.
          17.Dust Filter: Acoustically transparent stainless steel dust filter (5 to 10 microns).
          18.Easily movable.
          19.Frame Construction: All welded, corrosion resistant, aluminum.
          20.Eyelets: Crushproof, 3/8 inch (9.5 mm) inside diameter.
          21.Front Face: Salt water corrosion resistant aluminum alloy, perforated.
          22.Back Face: Salt water corrosion resistant aluminum alloy, mill finish.
          23.Isolation Material: Acoustiblok, See SPEC 09800 for more information.
          24.Absorption Material: Nonfiberglass hydrophobic QuietFiber . See SPEC 09830 for more information.
          25.Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC): 1.00 per ASTM C 423.
          26.Sound Transmission Class (STC) 30, minimum per ASTM E 90 and ASTM E 413.
          27.Minimum Sound Attenuation: 24 dBA at 100 Hz and 16 dBA at 40 Hz.
          28.Fire Resistance (UL Standard 723): Flame Spread 0, Smoke Developed 0.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Wind load resistance below is for Hurricane model. Delete if not required.
          29.Model AWSPH Wind Load Resistance (TAS 202): Minimum 270 mph.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Wind load resistance below is for Hurricane and Tornado model. Delete if not required.
          30.Model AWSPHT Wind Load Resistance (TAS 202): Minimum 364 mph.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete model not required.
          1.Model: Horizontal, #QC(size)H, (Cloud)
          2.Model: Wall, #QC(size)W, wall mount with standoffs at 1 in.
          3.Model: Banner, #QC(size)B, (Baffles)
          4.Model mount included: As indicated on drawings.
          5.Standard Size: 42.5 in. x 90.5 in. (2.3m x 1.1m).
          6.Custom Sizes: minimum- 8 in. x 8in. (203mm x 203mm)
          7.Custom Sizes: maximum - 42.5 in. x 90.5 in. (2.3m x 1.1m).
          8.Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC): 1.00 per ASTM C 423
          9.Fire Resistance (UL Standard 723): Flame Spread 0, Smoke Developed 0.
          10.Hydrophobic absorption non-fiberglass core.
          11.Does not support mold or mildew growth
          12.Heavy gauge, perforated aluminum exterior shell, (powder coating available).
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** NRC/STC version below is for custom model. Delete if not required.
          13.Custom NRC/STC version available upon request, (Blok16 and solid backs yield STC29).
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain accessories below to conform to project requirements. Delete accessories not required.
A.Caulk: Acoustiblok Acoustical Sound Sealant:
          1.Low Temperature Flexibility: ASTM C 734: No cracking through to substrate or adhesion loss.
          2.VOC Content: 50 g/L.
          4.UL Classification (UL 723): R9732.
          A.Aluminum Corner and Connection Framing Accessories:
          1.T-Bar: #ALUMTBAR.
          2.I-Beam: #ALUMIBEAM.
          3.Corner Round 90 degree: #ALUMCR90.
          4.Corner Round 45 degree: #ALUMCR45.
          5.Structural Corner Angle: #ALUMANGLE1.5X1.5X1.5.
          6.Stainless Steel Wire Ties: #CABLETIESS14.
          7.Welded Base Plate on all above connectors: 6in x 6in x .25 in. (152.4mm x 152.4mm x 6.4mm) for secure mounting: #ALUMBPW.
          8.Mobile Carriage System: #PC-8 (for 8 ft panels) #PC-10 (for 10 ft panels), #PC-12 (for 12 ft panels).
          B.Fasteners: As recommended by manufacturer.
          1.For T-bar, Corner Rounds and I-beam Connections: Bolt Kit #HWSS3/8X3-1/4PKG.
          2.For Carriage Connections: Bolt Kit #HWSS3/8X3-1/2PKG.
          A.Site Verification of Conditions:
          1.Verify that site conditions are acceptable for product installation in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
          2.Do not proceed with installation until unacceptable conditions are corrected.
          A.Manufacturer's Instructions:
          1.Comply with the instructions and recommendations of the manufacturer, including product technical bulletins, product catalog, installation instructions, and product carton instructions for installation.
          2.Install materials in accordance with governing regulations, fire resistance rating requirements, and industry standards applicable to work.
          A.Clean exposed surfaces to comply with manufacturer's instructions for cleaning.
          B.Remove and replace materials, which cannot be successfully repaired.
          C.Remove surplus materials, rubbish, tools, and equipment.
          A.Protect installed work from damage due to subsequent construction activity, including temperature and humidity limitations and dust control, so that the work will be without damage and deterioration at the time of acceptance by the Owner.