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SECTION 12 25 13
MOTORIZED ROLLER SHADES
 
 
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** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** MechoShade Systems, Inc.; interior manually-operated and electrically-operated roller shades and control systems.
This section is based on the products of MechoShade Systems, Inc., which is located at:
42-03 35th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Tel: (718) 729-2020
Fax: (718) 729-2941
Email : "mailto:angela.gratereaux@mechoshade.com"request info
www.mechoshade.com
Energy-conserving MechoShade's and ElectroShade's work in harmony with the dynamic use of glass to improve interior environments with optimum solar protection, greater use of natural light, energy savings and those vitally important outdoor views so beneficial to human personal well-being and productivity.
MechoShade Systems offers an integrated system of visually transparent and room darkening roller shades that provide optimum solar protection with the functionality and design esthetics architects and designers worldwide desire. Whether you need a manual chain-driven shade for a typical window, a motorized mid-window alignment system for a curtain wall, a multi-zone shading control system for a entire office, or a computerized solar tracking system for the entire building, MechoShade is the shade of choice for windows, skylights, greenhouses and atriums.
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PART 1 GENERAL
 
1.1
SECTION INCLUDES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any types below not required for project. Select fabric and features in Part 2 of this Section.
 
A.
Electrically operated, sunscreen and blackout roller shades. Include local, group and master motor control systems for shade operation with addressable, encoded, electronic drive units (EDU) including the following:
1.
Wireless daylight sensors (WDS).
2.
Wireless controllers (MWC).
3.
Network interface (MNI).
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Turn-key single-source responsibility for shades and wiring is recommended but not required. Delete if not required.
 
4.
Turn-Key Single-Source Responsibility for Motorized Interior Roller Shades: To control the responsibility for performance of motorized roller shade systems, assign the design, engineering, and installation of motorized roller shade systems, motors, controls, and low voltage electrical control wiring specified in this Section to a single manufacturer and their authorized installer/dealer. Refer to additional requirements specified in this Section.
B.
Manually operated shades, chain driven.
1.2
RELATED SECTIONS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
A.
Section 06 10 00 - Rough Carpentry.
B.
Section 09 21 16.33 - Gypsum Board Area Separation Wall Assemblies.
C.
Section 09 51 23 - Acoustical Tile Ceilings.
D.
Division 16 - Electrical: Electric service for motors, motor controls, internal communication, low voltage wiring and data transfer, and connection to Internet.
1.3
REFERENCES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
A.
ASTM G 21 - Standard Practice for Determining Resistance of Synthetic Polymeric Materials to Fungi.
B.
NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code.
C.
NFPA 701 - Fire Tests for Flame-Resistant Textiles and Films.
D.
UL 325 - ANSI/CAN/UL Standard for Door, Drapery, Gate, Louver, and Window Operators and Systems.
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.
Styles, material descriptions, dimensions of individual components, profiles, features, finishes and operating instructions.
3.
Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
4.
Mounting details and installation methods.
5.
Typical wiring diagrams including integration of EDU controllers with building management system, audiovisual and lighting control systems as applicable.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete paragraph below for projects without complex requirements for window treatment and rely on submission of window treatment schedule specified following.
 
C.
Shop Drawings: Plans, elevations, sections, product details, installation details, operational clearances, wiring diagrams and relationship to adjacent work.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Manufacturer recommends retaining paragraph below to reduce preparation time for shop drawings.
 
1.
Prepare shop drawings on Autocad or Microstation format using base sheets provided electronically by the Architect.
2.
Prepare control wiring diagrams based on zones, switching and operational requirements provided by the Architect in electronic format.
3.
Include one-line diagrams, wire counts, coverage patterns, and physical dimensions of each item.
4.
Provide location plan showing all switch and control zones as per the performance requirements of the specifications. All switches, sensors and other control accessories must clearly be shown and called out in a bill of materials.
D.
Shade Automation Schedule: For all shade control zones, provide a detailed schedule of all shade movements throughout the year for a theoretical clear sky. This is schedule shall clearly show the time of date, time of day and shade position.
E.
Window Treatment Schedule: For all roller shades. Use same room designations as indicated on the Drawings and include opening sizes and key to typical mounting details.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete selection samples if colors and shadecloth have already been selected.
 
F.
Selection Samples: For each finish product specified, one set of shade cloth options and aluminum finish color samples representing manufacturer's full range of available colors and patterns.
G.
Verification Samples: For each finish product specified, one complete set of shade components, unassembled, demonstrating compliance with specified requirements. Shadecloth sample and aluminum finish sample as selected. Mark face of material to indicate interior faces.
H.
Maintenance Data: Methods for maintaining roller shades, precautions regarding cleaning materials and methods, instructions for operating hardware and controls.
I.
Warranty: Provide manufacturer's warranty documents as specified in this Section.
1.5
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
Manufacturer Qualifications: Obtain roller shades system through one source from a single manufacturer with a minimum of ten years experience and minimum of five projects of similar scope and size in manufacturing products comparable to those specified in this section.
B.
Installer for Roller Shade System - Qualifications: Installer trained and certified by the manufacturer with a minimum of ten years experience in installing products comparable to those specified in this section.
C.
Fire-Test-Response Characteristics: Passes NFPA 701 small and large-scale vertical burn. Materials tested shall be identical to products proposed for use.
D.
Electrical Components: NFPA Article 100 listed and labeled by either UL or ETL or other testing agency acceptable to authorities having jurisdiction, marked for intended use, and tested as a system. Individual testing of components will not be acceptable in lieu of system testing.
E.
ShadeCloth Anti-Microbial Characteristics: 'No Growth' per ASTM G 21 results for fungi ATCC9642, ATCC 9644, ATCC9645.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete following four paragraphs if EcoVeil not required.
 
F.
Environmental Certification: Submit written certification from the manufacturer, including third party evaluation, recycling characteristics, and perpetual use certification as specified. Initial submittals, which do not include the Environmental Certification will be rejected. Materials that are simply 'PVC free' without identifying their inputs shall not qualify as meeting the intent of this specification and shall be rejected.
G.
Third Party Evaluation: Provide documentation stating the shade cloth has undergone third party evaluation for all chemical inputs, down to a scale of 100 parts per million, that have been evaluated for human and environmental safety. Identify any and all inputs, which are known to be carcinogenic, mutagenic, teratogenic, reproductively toxic, or endocrine disrupting. Also identify items that are toxic to aquatic systems, contain heavy metals, or organohalogens. The material shall contain no inputs that are known problems to human or environmental health per the above major criteria, except for an input that is required to meet local fire codes.
H.
Recycling Characteristics: Provide documentation that the shade cloth can, and is part of a closed loop of perpetual use and not be required to be down cycled, incinerated or otherwise thrown away. Scrap material can be sent back to the mill for reprocessing and recycling into the same quality yarn and woven into new material, without down cycling. Certify that this process is currently underway and will be utilized for this project.
I.
Perpetual Use Certification: Certify that at the end of the useful life of the shade cloth, that the material can be sent back to the manufacturer for recapture as part of a closed loop of perpetual use and that the material can and will be reconstituted into new yarn, for weaving into new shade cloth. Provide information on each shade band indicating that the shade band can be sent back to the manufacturer for this purpose.
J.
Requirements for Electronic Hardware, Controls, and Switches: Roller shade hardware, shade fabric, EDU, and all related controls shall be furnished and installed as a complete two-way communicating system and assembly.
K.
Requirements for Roller Shade Installer/Contractor:
1.
Roller Shade Hardware, shade fabric, motor, and all related controls shall be furnished and installed as a complete two-way communicating system and assembly.
2.
Roller Shade Installer/Contractor shall list all components and systems included in their bid, including but not limited to, the prime manufacturer of the motor control and automated equipment and shall be financially responsible for any change orders and/or back charges required by the BMS, AV, or Lighting Control Systems contractors to interface with the automatic solar tracking system and the motorized roller shade system.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Turn-key single-source responsibility for shades and wiring is recommended but not required. Delete if not required.
 
L.
Turn-Key Single-Source Responsibility for Wiring Motorized Interior Roller Shades: To control the responsibility for performance of motorized roller shade systems, assign the design, engineering, and installation of motorized roller shade systems, motors, controls, and low voltage electrical control wiring specified in this Section to a single manufacturer and their authorized installer/dealer. The Architect will not produce a set of electrical drawings for the installation of control wiring for the motors, or motor controllers of the motorized roller shades. Power wiring (line voltage), shall be provided by the roller shade installer/dealer, in accordance with the requirements provided by the manufacturer. Coordinate the following with the roller shade installer/dealer:
1.
Contractor shall provide power panels and circuits of sufficient size to accommodate roller shade manufacturer's requirements, as indicated on the mechanical and electrical drawings.
2.
Contractor shall coordinate with requirements of roller shade installer/dealer, before inaccessible areas are constructed.
3.
Roller shade installer/dealer shall run line voltage as dedicated home runs (of sufficient quantity, in sufficient capacity as required) terminating in junction boxes in locations designated by roller shade dealer.
4.
Roller shade installer/dealer shall provide and run all line voltage (from the terminating points) to the motor controllers, wire all roller shade motors to the motor controllers, and provide and run low voltage control wiring from motor controllers to switch/ control locations designated by the Architect. All above-ceiling and concealed wiring shall be plenum-rated, or installed in conduit, as required by the electrical code having jurisdiction.
5.
Contractor shall provide conduit with pull wire in all areas, which might not be accessible to roller shade contractor due to building design, equipment location or schedule.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include a mock-up if the project size and/or quality warrant. 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.
 
M.
Mock-Up: Provide a mock-up of one roller shade assembly for evaluation of mounting, appearance and accessories.
1.
Locate mock-up in window designated by Architect.
2.
Do not proceed with remaining work until, mock-up is accepted by Architect.
1.6
DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A.
Deliver shades in factory-labeled packages, marked with manufacturer and product name, fire-test-response characteristics, and location of installation using same room designations indicated on Drawings and in the Window Treatment Schedule.
1.7
PROJECT CONDITIONS
A.
Environmental Limitations: Install roller shades after finish work including painting is complete and ambient temperature and humidity conditions are maintained at the levels indicated for Project when occupied for its intended use.
B.
Power and control wiring shall be complete and certified, fully operational with uninterrupted communication on the lines and minimal noise certified by a commissioning agent specified in other sections.
1.
485, ICON, Lonmark and Dry Contract Network: Noise on the line not to exceed shade manufacturer's limits.
1.8
WARRANTY
A.
Roller Shade Hardware and Chain Warranty: Manufacturer's standard non-depreciating twenty-five year limited warranty.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the two following paragraphs unless both fabric types are required.
 
B.
Standard Shadecloth: Manufacturer's standard twenty-five year warranty.
C.
Ecoveil Shadecloth: Manufacturer's standard ten year warranty.
D.
Roller Shade Motors and Motor Control Systems: Manufacturer's standard non-depreciating five year warranty.
E.
Roller Shade Installation: One year from date of Substantial Completion, not including scaffolding, lifts or other means to reach inaccessible areas, which are deemed owners responsibility.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
 
2.1
MANUFACTURERS
A.
Acceptable Manufacturer: MechoShade Systems, Inc., which is located at: 42-03 35th St.; Long Island City, NY 11101; Tel: 718-729-2020; Fax: 718-729-2941; Email: request info (john.goldberg@mechosystems.com); Web: www.mechoshade.com
B.
Information Required with Submittal of Bid: In order to evaluate proposals for motorized roller shade control systems, the Architect requires the following information be submitted prior to the award of the roller shade system.
1.
Bid proposal shall be accompanied with a document that notes all deviations from these specifications on a line-by-line basis.
2.
Bid shall confirm that roller shade EDU's and all related controls shall be integrated into a compatible control system as specified herein.
3.
Bid shall include separate line items listing the control/interface components required for building automation systems and building management systems (BAS/BMS), daylighting, audiovisual, and/or central integration systems.
4.
Roller shade controls manufacturer shall list all components included in their bid. The method and manner of integration shall clearly be indicated.
5.
Bid shall include a method statement of how the project will be executed. This method statement must include a commissioning document and sequence of operations for shade control; clearly detailing the interaction of all control accessories (switches, sensors, 3rd party control, automation, BMS, AV).
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete two of the following three paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions. If products with plastic components or products with lesser performance are acceptable, also consider specifying light-commercial grade MechoShade Suburban/2 line and reduce warranty provisions.
 
C.
Substitutions: Not permitted.
D.
Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements.
E.
Alternates: The following products and manufacturers may be bid as an alternate product in accordance with Section - . Any pricing for alternate products shall be listed separately from the base bid specified product. Any alternate pricing must include line-by-line compliance or non-compliance with the specifications. If the alternate product is acceptable to the Architect, the specified manufacturer will be given the opportunity to provide an equivalent proposal.
1.
Suburban/2 Shade System by MechoShade Systems, Inc.
2.
((List other manufacturer or product here.))
2.2
ROLLER SHADE TYPES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete shade types not required. Retain both if both types required.
 
A.
Roller Shade Schedule: Refer to the Drawings for locations.
1.
Shade Type WT-1: Manual operating, chain drive, sunscreen roller shades in all exterior windows of rooms and spaces shown on the Drawings. Include the following as scheduled and as indicated on the Drawings:
a.
Shade pockets.
b.
Fascias.
2.
Shade Type WT-2: Manual operating interior, chain drive room darkening blackout roller shades with blackout fabric in all exterior windows of rooms and spaces shown on Drawings, and related mounting systems and accessories. Include the following as scheduled and as indicated on the Drawings:
a.
Shade pockets.
b.
Fascias.
c.
Room darkening side and sill channels.
3.
Shade Type WT-3: Manual, independently operating interior, chain drive "double" solar and room darkening blackout roller shades, in all exterior windows of rooms and spaces shown on Drawings. Include the following as scheduled and as indicated on the Drawings:
a.
Shade pockets.
b.
Fascias.
c.
Room darkening side and sill channels.
4.
Shade Type WT-4: Motorized interior sunscreen roller shades in all exterior / interior windows of rooms and spaces as shown on referenced Drawings, and related EDU control requirements systems. Include the following as scheduled and as indicated on the Drawings:
a.
Shade pockets.
b.
Fascias.
5.
Shade Type WT-5: Motorized interior room darkening blackout roller shades in all exterior / interior windows of rooms and spaces as shown on referenced Drawings, and related EDU control requirements systems. Include the following as scheduled and as indicated on the Drawings:
a.
Shade pockets.
b.
Fascias.
c.
Room darkening side and sill channels.
6.
Shade Type WT-6: Motorized interior, independently operated, solar and blackout double shades in all exterior windows of rooms and spaces shown on Drawings, and related EDU control systems. Shades shall have capability of being controlled by AV and, or lighting control system. Include the following as scheduled and as indicated on the Drawings:
a.
Shade pockets.
b.
Fascias.
c.
Room darkening side and sill channels.
2.3
SHADECLOTH
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete choices below not required for selections made in paragraphs above. Yarns are opaque. Visible light transmission through the interstices of the fabric shall be in the 2-5 percent VL transmission range, which varies with color and is used as the guide for fabric selection. Non-opaque yarns in the 3 - 5 percent openness factor range generally have a 20 - 30 percent visible light transmission; this provides very high surface brightness shade bands. In that event the visible light transmission of the glazing plus the VLT of fabric shall be evaluated. Openness factor, the traditional means for matching shadecloth to glazing, is not appropriate for fabrics with non-opaque yarns and high visible light transmission regardless of openness factor. Visible light transmission, and ultimate surface brightness are the most accurate determinant of fabric selection.
 
A.
Visually Transparent Single-Fabric Shadecloth: MechoSystems, ThermoVeil group, single thickness, opaque non-raveling 0.035-inch (0.762 mm) thick vinyl fabric, woven from 0.018-inch (0.457 mm) diameter extruded vinyl yarn comprising of 25 percent polyester and 75 percent reinforced vinyl, in colors selected from manufacturer's available range:
1.
Dense Linear Weave, 1000 series: 3 percent open, dense linear-weave pattern. VLT_range 1 to 7 percent.
2.
Extra - Dense Linear Weave, 0900 series: 0-1 percent visually translucent linear weave pattern. VLT range 0 to 4 percent.
3.
Open Basket Weave, 2100 series: 10 percent open, 2 by 2 open basket-weave pattern. VLT_range 12 to 18 percent.
4.
Dense Basket Weave, 1300 series: 5 percent open, 2 by 2 dense basket-weave pattern. VLT_range 7 to 11 percent.
5.
Dense Basket Weave, 1500 series: 3 percent open, 2 by 2 dense basket-weave pattern. VLT_range 5 to 11 percent.
6.
Dense, 3000 Satin Texture series: visually translucent, twill-weave pattern all at 2 percent open. VLT_range 1 to 6 percent.
7.
Dense, 3200 Diamond Pastel series: visually translucent, twill-weave pattern all at 2 percent open. VLT_range 1 to 6 percent.
8.
Dense, 3300 Diamond Earthtone series: visually translucent, twill-weave pattern all at 2 percent open. VLT_range 1 to 6 percent.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color option not required.
 
9.
Color: Selected from manufacturer's standard colors.
10.
Color: _____.
B.
Visually Transparent Single-Fabric Shadecloth: MechoSystems, SoHo "1100" or "1600" and "1900" Series: 0.010 diameter (0.254 mm), Opaque, non-raveling 76 percent vinyl / 24 percent polyester yarn, fabric thickness range from 0.024 to 0.026 inches (0.609 to 0.660 mm):
1.
2 x 2 basket weave, SoHo 1100 series, 1 percent open, VLT range 0 to 15 percent.
2.
2 x 2 basket weave, SoHo 1600 series, 3 percent open, VLT range 4 to 18 percent.
3.
2 x 2 basket weave, SoHo 1900 series, 5 percent open, VLT range 6 to 22 percent.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color option not required.
 
4.
Color: Selected from manufacturer's standard colors.
5.
Color: _____.
C.
Visually Transparent Single-Fabric Shadecloth: MechoSystems, EuroVeil "5300" or EuroTwill "6000" Series: 0.010 diameter (0.254 mm), Opaque, non-raveling vinyl/polyester yarn, fabric thickness 0.025 inches (0.635 mm):
1.
Dense Basket Weave, 5300 series: 5 percent open. VLT_range 7 to 13 percent.
2.
Extra Dense, reversible Twill Weave, 6000 series: 3 percent open. VLT range 4 to 11 percent.
3.
Extra Dense, reversible Twill Weave, 6200 series: 1 percent open. VLT range 2 to 5 percent.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color option not required.
 
4.
Color: Selected from manufacturer's standard colors.
5.
Color: _____.
D.
Visually Transparent Single-Fabric Shadecloth: MechoSystems, EuroTwill, "Reversible, BrokenTwill", "6450" Series: 0.010 diameter (0.254 mm), Opaque, non-raveling vinyl/polyester yarn, fabric thickness 0.025 inches (0.635 mm):
1.
Dense BrokenTwill Weave, 6450 series: 3 percent open. VLT range 4 to 17 percent.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color option not required.
 
2.
Color: Selected from manufacturer's standard colors.
3.
Color: _____.
E.
Vinyl Room Darkening Shadecloth (Single-Fabric): MechoSystems, "0700 series", blackout material, washable and colorfast laminated and embossed vinyl coated fabric, 0.015 inches thick (0.30 mm) blackout material and weighing 0.78 lbs. per square yard, with a minimum of 62 threads per square inch:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color option not required.
 
1.
Color: Selected from manufacturer's standard colors.
2.
Color: _____.
F.
Midnite 0200, Blackout Shadecloth with Opaque Acrylic Backing. PVC-Free, white color reverse side (for exterior). Comprised of 27 percent polyester yarn, 73 percent acrylic backing:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color option not required.
 
1.
Color: Selected from manufacturer's standard colors.
2.
Color: _____.
G.
Room Darkening (PVC Free) Shadecloth with Opaque Acrylic Backing: MechoSystems, "Equinox 0100 series", .008 inches thick (.19 mm) blackout material and weighing .94 lbs. per square yard, comprising of 53 percent fiberglass, 45 percent acrylic, 2 percent poly finish:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color option not required.
 
1.
Color: Selected from manufacturer's standard colors.
2.
Color: _____.
H.
Room Darkening (PVC Free) Shadecloth with Opaque Acrylic Backing: MechoSystems, "Chelsea 0250 series", .015 inches thick (.381 mm) blackout material and weighing 0.663 lbs. per square yard, comprising of 50 percent polyester, 50 percent acrylic foam backing. Neutral, graphite color back facing the window:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color option not required.
 
1.
Color: Selected from manufacturer's standard colors.
2.
Color: _____.
I.
Distinctive 0800 Room Darkening Shadecloth: A 2x2 basket-weave woven of heavy-duty fiberglass yarn and laminated vinyl back. Content: 63 percent vinyl (coating), 37 percent fiberglass (base). Thickness .023 inches (.584 mm) blackout material and weighing 1.238 lbs. per square yard:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color option not required.
 
1.
Color: Selected from manufacturer's standard colors.
2.
Color: _____.
J.
AcoustiVeil 0890, Dimout, 0-1 percent open, Fabric, Sound-Absorbing, with Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of 0.575, to Aid in Reducing Echoes, 100 percent Polyester, PVC-Free with a Declare Label. Thickness .020 inches (.508 mm) translucent material and weighing 0.478 lbs. per square yard:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color option not required.
 
1.
Color: Selected from manufacturer's standard colors.
2.
Color: _____.
K.
Environmentally Cradle to Cradle Certified Shadecloth: MechoSystems, EcoVeil 0950 Series, 1 X 1 Basket-Weave, 1 percent open, fabricated from TPO for both core yarn and jacket, single thickness, 0.018 opaque coated reinforced yarn, non-raveling 0.032 inch (0.813 mm) thick fabric and 0.718 lbs. per square yard. VLT range 1 to 12 percent:
1.
Warranty: 10-year limited warranty.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color option not required.
 
2.
Color: Selected from manufacturer's standard colors.
3.
Color: _____.
L.
Environmentally Cradle to Cradle Certified Shadecloth: MechoSystems, EcoVeil Sheer 6870 Series, 1 percent open, or EcoVeil Sheer 6770 Series, 3 percent open, Broken Twill Weave, fabricated from 100 percent polyester, visually transparent. Thickness; 0.0189-inch (0.480 mm) fabric and 0.488 lbs. per square yard:
1.
Warranty: 10-year limited warranty.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color option not required.
 
2.
Color: Selected from manufacturer's standard colors.
3.
Color: _____.
M.
Environmentally Cradle to Cradle Certified Shadecloth: MechoSystems, EcoVeil group, 1350 or 1550 Series, fabricated from TPO for both core yarn and jacket, single thickness, 0.018 opaque coated reinforced yarn, non-raveling 0.030 inch (0.762 mm) thick fabric:
1.
Basket Weave: 5 percent open 2x2 basket weave.
2.
Dense Basket Weave: 3 percent open 2x2 basket weave.
3.
Warranty: 10-year limited warranty.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color option not required.
 
4.
Color: Selected from manufacturer's standard colors.
5.
Color: _____.
2.4
SHADE BANDS
A.
Shade Bands: Construction of shade band includes the fabric, the enclosed hem weight, shade roller tube, and the attachment of the shade band to the roller tube. Sewn hems and open hem pockets shall not be acceptable.
1.
Concealed Hembar: Shall be continuous extruded aluminum for entire width of shade band and with the following characteristics:
a.
Hembar shall be heat sealed on all sides.
b.
Open ends shall not be accepted.
2.
Shade band and Shade Roller Attachment:
a.
Use extruded aluminum shade roller tube of a diameter and wall thickness required to support shade fabric without excessive deflection.
b.
Provide for positive mechanical attachment of shade band to roller tube; shade band shall be made removable / replaceable with a "snap-on" snap-off" Spline mounting, without having to remove shade roller from shade brackets or insert shadeband from the side.
c.
Mounting Spline shall not require use of adhesives, adhesive tapes, staples, and/or rivets.
d.
Any method of attaching shade band to roller tube that requires the use of: adhesive, adhesive tapes, staples, and/or rivets, does not meet the performance requirements of this specification and shall not be accepted.
2.5
ROLLER SHADE COMPONENTS AND REQUIREMENTS
A.
Access and Material Requirements:
1.
Provide shade hardware allowing for the removal of shade roller tube from brackets without removing hardware from opening and without requiring end or center supports to be removed.
2.
Provide shade hardware that allows for removal and re-mounting of the shade bands without having to remove the shade tube, drive or operating support brackets.
B.
Motorized Shade Hardware and Shade Brackets:
1.
Provide shade hardware constructed of minimum 12 ga., 0.105 in. (2.67 mm) thick plated steel, or heavier, as required to support 200 percent of the motor stall torque Plastic components without use of steel angle construction do not meet the intent of this specification and shall not be accepted.
2.
Provide shade hardware system that allows for field adjustment of EDU or replacement of any operable hardware component without requiring removal of brackets, regardless of mounting position (inside, or outside mount).
3.
Provide shade hardware system that allows for operation of multiple shade bands offset by a maximum of 16-45 degrees from the EDU axis between shade bands (8-22.5 degrees) on each side of the radial line, by a single shade EDU (multi-banded shade, subject to manufacturer's design criteria).
4.
All bands within a single EDU group shall be aligned within 1/4 inch (6 mm).
C.
Manual Operated Chain Drive Hardware and Brackets:
1.
Provide for universal, regular and offset drive capability which enables the drive chain to always fall in front of the fabric plane.
2.
Provide hardware capable for installation of a removable fascia, for both regular and/or reverse roll, which shall be installed without exposed fastening devices of any kind.
3.
Provide shade hardware system that allows for removable regular and/or reverse roll fascias to be mounted continuously across two or more shade bands without requiring exposed fasteners of any kind.
4.
Provide shade hardware system that allows for operation of multiple shade bands (multi-banded shades) by a single chain operator, subject to manufacturer's design criteria. Connectors shall be offset to assure alignment from the first to the last shade band
5.
Provide shade hardware system that allows multi-banded, manually-operated shades to be capable of smooth operation when the axis is offset a maximum of 6 degrees on each side of the plane perpendicular to the radial line of the curve, for a 12 degrees total offset.
6.
Provide positive mechanical engagement of the drive mechanism to the shade roller tube. Friction-fit connectors for the drive mechanism connection to the shade roller tube are not acceptable.
7.
Provide shade hardware constructed of minimum 16 ga. 0.060 in. (1.52 mm) thick plated steel or heavier as required to support 150 percent of the full weight of each shade.
D.
Drive Bracket / Brake Assembly:
1.
MechoShade Drive Bracket model M5 shall be fully integrated with all MechoShade accessories, including, but not limited to: SnapLoc fascia, room darkening side / sill channels, center supports and connectors for multi-banded shades.
2.
M5 drive sprocket and brake assembly shall rotate and be supported on a welded 5/16-inch (7.96 mm) steel pin.
3.
The brake shall be an over-running wrapped spring clutch design which disengages during the raising and lowering of a shade. The brake shall withstand a minimum pull force of 50 lbs. (22 kg) in the stopped position.
4.
The braking mechanism shall employ an oil-impregnated hub on to which the brake system is mounted. The oil impregnated hub design includes a wrapped spring clutch assembly that ensures a smooth, non-jerky operation in raising and lowering the shades. The assembly shall be permanently lubricated requiring no maintenance. Products that require externally applied lubrication and/or are not permanently lubricated are not acceptable.
5.
The entire M5 assembly shall be fully mounted on the steel support bracket, and fully independent of the shade tube assembly, which may be removed and reinstalled without effecting the roller shade limit adjustments.
E.
Drive Chain: #10 qualified stainless steel chain rated to 100 lb. (45 kg) minimum breaking strength. Nickel plate chain shall not be acceptable.
 
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2.6
INTELLIGENT ENCODED ELECTRONIC DRIVE SYSTEM (120VAC)
A.
Electronic Drive Unit (EDU):
1.
Intelligent Encoded EDU, and Control System: Tubular, asynchronous (non-synchronous) EDU's, with built-in ac motor and reversible capacitor operating at 120VAC/60Hz, (230VAC/50Hz) single phase, temperature Class B, thermally-protected, totally enclosed, maintenance-free and powered by a line voltage power supply connection equipped with locking disconnect plug assembly furnished with each EDU.
2.
Quiet [38 dB] (within 3 feet open air) depending on motor torque.
3.
EDU concealed inside shade roller tube.
4.
Maximum current draw for each shade EDU of 0.9Amps at 120VAC for IQ2 6nm; other current draw as applicable if other motors sizes required.
5.
Use EDU's rated at the same nominal speed for all shades in the same room.
6.
Use EDU's with minimum of 34RPM, that shall not vary due to load / lift capacity.
7.
Total hanging weight of shade band shall not exceed 80 percent of the rated lifting capacity of the shade EDU and tube assembly.
8.
UL325 Listed solution. UL Recognized solutions without the listing certification shall be unacceptable.
9.
UL or ETL listed marking shall be applied on a hang tag off the motor lead so that the inspector can readily verify the certification and rating of the motor. Products that require the shade assembly to be dismounted or partially dismounted for the motor or EDU to be removed from the shade roller tube for inspection shall be unacceptable.
10.
EDU shall possess an isolated, low voltage power supply for powering external accessories connected to either the dry contact port or the network port. Products that force accessories to always be powered by a plugin or externally supplied power supply shall not be acceptable.
11.
Provide EDU with the ability to upgrade firmware inside the motor from anywhere on the network without touching the motor.
B.
EDU System: (software, two-way communication): Specifications and design are based on the Intelligent EDU Control System, WhisperShadeIQ2(R) System) as manufactured by MechoSystems. EDU and control systems not in complete compliance with these performance criteria shall not be accepted as equal systems. EDU shall support two methods of control:
1.
Local Isolated Dry Contact Control Inputs: EDU shall be equipped with dry contact inputs to support economical motor control as well as integration to third party systems without adding any interface modules. The dry contact inputs shall support moving the EDU/shade to the upper and lower limits as well as to local switch preset positions. They shall also support configuring the EDU under protected sequences so that a typical user would not change the EDU's setup. At a minimum the configuration should include setting limits, setting custom presets and configuring key modes of operation without requiring a PC or other similar microprocessor-driven tool.
2.
Network Control: EDU shall be equipped with a bi-directional network communication capability in order to support commanding the operation of large groups of shades over a common backbone. The network communication card shall be embedded into the tubular EDU assembly. Upper and lower stopping points (operating limits) of shade bands shall be programmed into EDU's using either a hand held removable program module / configurator or a local switch.
C.
Alignment Positions: Each EDU shall support a minimum of 133 repeatable and precisely aligned shade positions (including limits and presets):
1.
All shades on the same switch circuit or with the same network group address with the same opening height shall align at each limit or preset (intermediate stopping position) when traveling from any position, up or down.
2.
Shades of differing heights shall have capability for custom, aligned intermediate stop positions when traveling from any position, up or down.
3.
Alignment of standard shade bands mechanically aligned on the same EDU shall not exceed +/- 0.125 in. (3.175 mm) when commanded to the same alignment position.
4.
Alignment of standard shades on adjacent EDU's shall not exceed +/- 0.25 in. (6.35 mm) when commanded to the same alignment position.
D.
Local Switch Presets: A minimum of 3 customizable preset positions shall be accessible over the local dry contact control inputs and over the network connection:
1.
Upon setting the limits for the shade EDU these preset positions shall automatically default to 25 percent, 50 percent and 57 percent (75 percent) of the shade travel.
2.
These positions shall be capable of being customized to any position between and including the upper and lower limits of the shade. A removable program module / configurator or local switch shall be capable of customizing the position of these presets
E.
Network Presets: A minimum of 32 customizable preset positions (including the 3 local switch presets) shall be accessible via network commands:
1.
Upon setting the limits for the shade EDU these preset positions shall automatically default to the lower limit unless customized elsewhere.
2.
These positions shall be capable of being customized to any position between and including the upper and lower limits of the shade. A removable program module / configurator shall be capable of customizing the position of these presets.
F.
Network Control:
1.
The system shall have the capability of two-way digital communication with the EDU's over a common backbone.
2.
Each EDU shall possess 8 addresses capable of being employed for various levels of group control. These addresses shall be configurable via a handheld configurator and/or a PC controller. A 9th unique address shall enable the EDU(s) to be independently controlled and configured over the network via a handheld configurator and/or a PC controller.
G.
Low Voltage Communication Network Implementation:
1.
The low voltage network shall employ a bus topology with daisy chained network connections between nodes over a CAT5 cable (4 UTP) or over a 2 UTP cable employing at least 1 pair at 16 AWG for power and 1 pair at 22 AWG for data.
2.
The low voltage network (+/- 13VDC) shall be powered by the nodes attached to it. These nodes could be line voltage powered EDU's attached to 120 VAC or 230 VAC. Alternatively, low voltage nodes shall be powered typically by a centralized low voltage power supply. If a CAT5 network cable is employed and the node draws less than 1W then the node may be powered by DC power supplied by an associated line voltage EDU.
H.
Network Capacity: 4000 ft max, 250 nodes maximum. The number and size of a centralized DC supply shall vary depending upon the network requirements.
I.
Uniform or Normal Modes of Operation: Uniform mode shall allow for shades to only move to defined intermediate stop positions to maintain maximum uniformity and organization. Normal Mode shall allow for shades to move to both intermediate stop positions, plus any position desired between the upper and lower limits as set by the installer.
 
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2.7
WIRELESS CONTROLLERS
A.
MechoNet Wireless Controllers (MWC):
1.
EnOcean to MechoNet gateway, router and controller.
2.
Designed to communicate via 902MHz RF (868MHz RF) with ultra-low power and solar-powered EnOcean devices providing wireless control and automation to window coverings over MechoNet.
3.
Each MWC manages communication with up to 16 different EnOcean devices or channels.
4.
Each controller can be configured to support one of two modes of operation:
a.
SolarTrac (ST) Mode: Relays EnOcean sensor and control information to the SolarTrac whole-building window management automation system.
b.
Solar Activated Control (SAC) Mode: Utilizes the EnOcean sensor and control information in order to feed internal automation algorithms for MechoNet window management control.
5.
Powered by a dedicated low voltage 24VDC power supply or through MechoNet devices such as the IQ2 Motor or the IQ/MLC2 without adding extra power supplies.
6.
Interacts with EnOcean standard Equipment Profiles as follows:
a.
Curtainwall Brightness Sensors (EEP A5-06-04).
b.
Occupancy/Vacancy Sensors (EEP A5-07-01).
c.
Wireless Switches (EEP F6-02-02, A5-07-01, A5-07-02, A5-07-03).
7.
Internal circular data buffer maintains a rolling 48-hour data log for every sensor commissioned to the MWC in order to support data transfer in case of power or communications loss.
8.
Heartbeat communication routine with battery and solar-powered sensors in order to support troubleshooting and maintenance.
9.
Tooless sensor pairing to the MWC with any device in paragraph 2.9.1.6.
10.
Tooless RF level and sensor level testing to ensure curtainwall brightness sensors and occupancy sensors are located in places where they can reliably communicate with the MWC and provide good data.
11.
SAC Mode automation algorithms for curtainwall brightness sensors support:
a.
Daylight automation positions window coverings for optimal visual comfort based on daylight levels using up to 5 positions: full-up, full-down, and up to 3 configurable presets. (The default setting enables full-up, full-down and preset 2).
b.
Customizable thresholds for each position are customizable including a common hysteresis setting (default: 20 percent) applied to all positions in order to prevent frequent cycling of shades as daylight conditions fluctuate.
c.
Customizable delay timers also help prevent frequent shade cycling. Window coverings will only change positions if the light level is above or below a threshold for a configurable minimum timeframe. Default settings are established to be more responsive to protect against increasing light levels. Up Timer, 300 seconds; Down Timer 60 seconds.
d.
Night mode provides a configurable position for the window coverings at night to support LEED light pollution requirements, privacy requirements and/or energy conservation requirements. Configurable threshold determines when night mode begins and ends based on daylight level (defaults to 200 lux) and duration (defaults to 60 minutes to enter night mode, and 30 minutes to exit).
e.
Occupancy/Vacancy: (optional). While occupied: window coverings are positioned based on daylight automation settings to optimize for comfort. While unoccupied/vacant: window coverings default to a configurable position (default: Full-down) to optimize for energy conservation.
f.
Automation Override: Local switch overrides suspend daylight automation for the positioned window covering for a configurable timeframe (default: 60 minutes). When the timer expires, the window covering returns automatically to the last commanded daylight automation position.
g.
Retract Mode manages changes to light level based on shade position for comfort and increasing exposure of the occupant to daylight. Window coverings move up in stepped one-position increments while daylight levels drop. Each step lasts for 1 minute while the controller retests the daylight condition before authorizing the next step until the target is reached.
12.
Multiple sensors (channels) can be configured to automate the same window covering control zone in order to ensure operation based on worst case comfort conditions across the zone. The window covering will be positioned based on the daylight level from the highest sensor reading.
13.
The data from each sensor can also be configured to automate multiple control zones.
2.8
WALL SWITCHES
A.
Wired Wall Switches: Shades shall be operated by 2, 4, 5, 7, or 10-button low voltage standard switches. Standard switch shall be wired to a network interface and be programmed to transmit an address for the local switch. An address that is transmitted by either a switch or central controller shall be responded to by those EDU's with the same address in their control table. Standard switch may control an individual, sub-group or group of EDU's in accordance with the address in each EDU.
B.
Wireless Wall Switches: Shades shall be operated by 2-button wireless standard switches in conjunction with MWC will be programmed to wireless transmit via 902MHz RF an address for the local switch. An address that is transmitted by either a switch or central controller shall be responded to by those EDU's with the same address in their control table. Standard switch may control an individual, sub-group or group of EDU's in accordance with the address in each EDU.
2.9
WIRELESS DAYLIGHT SENSORS (Curtainwall Brightness Sensors)
A.
Wireless Daylight Sensors (WDS): Shall Monitor daylight coming through the curtainwall, wirelessly transmit to the MWC and override shades to user defined positions based on user defined light thresholds.
1.
WDS is equipped with 2-way RF communication with integrated PV cells for battery-free operation. WDS requiring batteries shall not be allowed.
2.
WDS shall be certified as EnOcean Equipment Profile (EEP) A5-06-04.
3.
Shall provide the following data in each message: Charge level, Illuminance 16 bit, 0 - 65,535 lux +/- 5 percent and send out readings whenever the daylight level has changed by more than 3 percent. Heartbeat messages of the current condition are sent out every minute during daylight hours and every hour during night hours in order to help the MWC determine when maintenance/support is required.
4.
WDS shall be easily mounted horizontally, vertically and upside-down on the mullion without any screws.
5.
RF frequency: 902MHz (868 MHz).
2.10
WIRELESS OCCUPANCY SENSORS (WOS):
A.
Wireless Occupancy Sensors (WOS): shall Monitor room to determine whether vacant or occupied and position window coverings based on daylight automation settings to optimize for comfort.
1.
WOS is equipped with 2 way RF communication with integrated PV cells.
2.
WOS shall be certified as EnOcean Equipment Profile (EEP) A5-07-01.
3.
Shall wirelessly transmit whether the space is occupied or vacant. When occupied, the system will return to automation mode and move shades based on optimal position, when vacant, shades will move to user defined position. Shall be ceiling mounted.
4.
RF frequency: 902MHz.
2.11
MECHONET NETWORK INTERFACE (MNI)
A.
MechoNet Network Interface (MNI): shall provide for 3rd party integration to allow RS232/485 and dry contact inputs and dry contact outputs to support other motor and control systems.
1.
Low voltage controller expands window covering control over MechoNet.
2.
Four optically-isolated, low voltage Motor / Electronic Drive Unit (EDU) ports control shades, blinds and draperies.
3.
Each Motor Port is configurable to support:
a.
WhisperShade IQ roller shades and blinds
b.
Somfy ILT2, FTS, DCT or RTS roller shades and blinds.
c.
WhisperTrac 1000 or 3000 series drapery tracks.
d.
Somfy GlydeaTM DCT or RTS drapery tracks.
4.
Two models (MNI-RJ, MNI-TB) simplify motor wiring options.
5.
Configurable port personalities enable virtually any company's User Interface (UI) to operate window coverings.
6.
Four optically-isolated Switch Ports expand dry contact control options to keypads, sensors and third party controls.
7.
Each Switch Port and Motor Port supports up to 5 alignment points and 3 customizable presets.
8.
Uniform Mode setting maintains an architect's design intent at all times.
9.
One IR remote control port supports various wireless IR remotes.
10.
One configurable Serial Port for two-way RS232 or RS485 communication facilitates third party integration.
11.
Two MechoNet Ports facilitate cost effective daisy chain wiring over MechoNet.
12.
MechoNeM expands group control options across up to 250 nodes over 4000 ft. of industry standard CAT-5 or CAT-6 cable.
13.
Each Motor Port possesses nine (9) MechoNet group control addresses which enables flexible multilevel control options.
14.
Flexible power options can eliminate the need for a dedicated 24VDC supply.
15.
Five diagnostic LEDs aid in troubleshooting configuration and wiring issues.
16.
Firmware and port configurations are upgradable from any point on the network without climbing a ladder!
17.
Settings are stored in non-volatile memory with a minimum ten-year life which recalls settings even in case of power failure.
18.
The MechoNet Network Interface is a listed solution to UL325 and CSA 22.2 No. 427-92.
19.
Environmental Specifications:
a.
Temperature Operating: 32 to 131 degrees F (0 to 500 degrees C)
b.
Humidity Operating: < 90 percent relative humidity, non-condensing.
2.12
ACCESSORlES
 
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A.
Roller Shade Pocket: For recessed mounting in acoustical tile, or drywall ceilings as indicated on the Drawings.
1.
Provide either extruded aluminum and or formed steel shade pocket, sized to accommodate roller shades, with exposed extruded aluminum closure mount, tile support and removable closure panel to provide access to shades.
 
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a.
Provide 'Vented Pocket' such that there will be a minimum of four 1 inch (25.4 mm) diameter holes per foot allowing the solar gain to flow above the ceiling line.
b.
Provide 'Electro Pockets' with raceway where applicable.
 
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B.
Fascia:
1.
Continuous removable extruded aluminum fascia that attaches to shade mounting brackets without the use of adhesives, magnetic strips, or exposed fasteners.
2.
Fascia shall be able to be installed across two or more shade bands in one piece.
3.
Fascia shall fully conceal brackets, shade roller and fabric on the tube.
4.
Provide bracket / fascia end caps where mounting conditions expose outside of roller shade brackets.
5.
Fascia shall include a channel for application of flexible material (shlegel) to closing off any light leakage between the fascia and a window frame, mullion, ceiling and/or any other horizontal surface.
6.
Fascia shall attach directly to the roller shade bracket without the need to install additional mounting hardware. Exposed fasteners shall not be allowed.
7.
Fascia shall positively lock in a top-down installation method to help prevent accidental detachment.
 
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C.
Room Darkening Side and Sill Channels:
 
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1.
Material: Extruded aluminum with polybond edge seals and SnapLoc mounting base and with concealed fastening. Exposed fasteners are not acceptable. Channels shall accept one-piece exposed blackout hembar with vinyl seal to assure side light control and sill light control.
2.
MechoSystems Side Channels: 1-15/16 in. (49.2 mm) wide by 1-3/16 in. (30.1 mm) deep, two-band center channels, 2-5/8 in. (66.6 mm) wide by 1-3/16 in. (30.1 mm) deep. The 2-5/8-in. (66.6 mm) double-center channels may be installed at center-support positions of multi-band-shade ElectroShades. MechoSystems side channels 2-5/8 in. (66.6 mm) may be used as center supports for ElectroShades; shade bands up to 8 high. For shade bands over 8 feet (2438 mm), provide ElectroShade side channels.
3.
ElectroShade Side Channels: 2-1/2 in. (63.5 mm) wide by 1-3/16 in. (30.1 mm) deep; two-band center channels 5 in. (127 mm) wide by 1-3/16 in. (30.1 mm) deep. The 2-5/8-in. (66.6 mm) double-center channels may be installed at center-support positions of multi-band-shade ElectroShades. MechoSystems side channels 2-5/8 in. (66.6 mm) may be used as center supports for ElectroShades. Also, provide for use with manually operated room darkening MechoSystems over 8 feet (2438 mm) in height.
 
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4.
Channel Color: Selected from manufacturer's standard colors.
5.
Channel Color: Custom color.
 
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D.
Room Darkening Shadeloc Channel system: Provides for shade-bands that lock into side channels to eliminate light gaps for room darkening, superior impact resistance and lower maintenance costs.
 
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1.
Material: Extruded aluminum SnapLoc channel and mounting base with concealed fastening for face or side mount. Exposed fasteners are not acceptable. Channels shall accept one-piece exposed blackout hem bar with vinyl seal to assure side light control and sill light control.
2.
ElectroShade Side Channels:
a.
Single band channel is 2 in. (51 mm) wide by 1-3/4 in. (45mm) deep.
b.
Multi-band center channel is 2.5 in. (64 mm) wide by 1-3/4 in. (44 mm) deep. The center channels may be installed at center-support positions of multi-band ElectroShades.
3.
ElectroShade double Side Channels:
a.
Single band channel is 2 in. (51 mm) wide by 3-7/16 in. (87mm) deep.
b.
Multi-band center channel is 2.5 in. (64 mm) wide by 3-7/16 in. (87mm) deep. The center channels may be installed at center-support positions of multi-band ElectroShades.
 
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4.
Cover: Provide cover to hide extrusion seams.
5.
Zipper guide: White or black plastic inserted to Shadeloc channel to smoothly guide fabric thought its ensure full up and full down travel. Furnish with rubber foam cushions to adjust for field conditions.
6.
S/L shade brackets:
a.
Single brackets: 5 in. (125 mm) wide by 5 in. (127mm) deep x 1/8 in. (3mm) thick plated steel brackets for ceiling, face or side mounting for precise alignment of Shadeloc channel.
b.
Double brackets: 7" in. (179 mm) wide by 7-1/4 in. (184 mm) deep x 1/8 in. (3mm) thick plated steel brackets for ceiling, face or side mounting for precise alignment of Shadeloc channel.
 
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7.
Channel Color: Selected from manufacturer's standard colors.
8.
Channel Color: Custom color.
9.
Fabric: Furnished with zipper welded to the full height on both sides of the fabric as selected by architect from manufacturer's approved fabric offering.
PART 3 EXECUTION
 
3.1
EXAMINATION
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.
C.
Confirm that blocking for roller shades is installed plumb, level, and fitted to window mullion as per interior architect's design documents and in accordance with industry standard tolerances. The horizontal surface of the shade pocket shall not be out-of-level more than 0.0625 inches (1/16 inch) (1.6 mm) over 20 linear feet (6 m).
3.2
PREPARATION
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.
3.3
RESPONSIBILITIES FOR INSTALLATION
A.
Install roller shades level, plumb, square, and true according to manufacturer's written instructions, and located so shade band is not closer than 2 inches (50 mm) to interior face of glass. Allow proper clearances for window operation hardware.
 
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B.
Turn-Key Single-Source Responsibility for Interior Roller Shades: To control the responsibility for performance of the electric roller shade system; assign the design, engineering, and installation of electronic drive roller shade control system, shades, addressable controls, communication interfaces, and any required sensors, switches and low voltage control wiring specified in this Section to the manufacturer of the shade and control system. The Architect will not produce a set of electrical drawings for the installation of control wiring for the electric roller shade control system.
C.
General Contractor Responsibilities:
1.
Provide power panels and circuits of sufficient size to accommodate roller shade manufacturer's requirements, as indicated on the mechanical and electrical drawings and manufacturer's shop drawings.
2.
Coordinate with requirements of Installer for this section before inaccessible areas are constructed.
3.
Coordinate requirements of ALSCS before inaccessible areas are constructed.
4.
Provide conduit with pull wire in all areas, which might not be accessible to ALSCS due to building design, equipment location or schedule.
5.
Coordinate with the main building electrical Installer to provide duplex 120 VAC power receptacle in electric closet for floor/riser communication gateways.
6.
Verify that wiring conditions, which have been previously installed under other sections or at a previous time, are acceptable for product installation in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
7.
Comply with manufacturer's product data, including shop drawings, technical bulletins, product catalog installation instructions, and product carton instructions for installation.
8.
Protect installed product and finished surfaces from damage during all phases of installation including preparation, testing, and cleanup.
9.
Be responsible for all other required electrical work including but not limited to roof penetrations, conduits, fireproofing, and similar items.
10.
Provide conduit with pull wire in all areas, which might not be accessible to Installer due to building design, equipment location or schedule.
11.
Adjust and balance roller shades to operate smoothly, easily, safely, and free from binding or malfunction throughout entire operational range.
D.
Installer Responsibilities:
1.
Furnish and install shade controllers, interfaces, splitters, coupler, sensors, switches, junction boxes, etc mounted in the ceiling in an accessible location. Locations for all visible devices to be coordinated with Architect.
2.
Inspect all material included in this contract prior to installation and notify manufacturer of unacceptable material prior to installation.
E.
Line Voltage Wiring: Furnish and install power connection between shade control system and EDU, and shall be capable of providing single line voltage wire pull for each EDU.
F.
Shade Power Wiring:
1.
Installer shall furnish and install line voltage cable from roller shade motor into line voltage side of control system.
2.
Installer shall furnish and install wiring from wire power junction box (provided by General Contractor) to each motor on the shade network.
3.
Installer shall furnish and install a disconnect plug at the end of the power wiring run to each EDU. The disconnect plug must mate with a matching disconnect plug on the motor cable. EDU cable disconnect plug must be prefabricated by the manufacturer to meet UL and ETL systems requirements.
G.
Integration with Third Party Systems: General Contractor shall coordinate and provide for others to furnish, install or program any interfaces or wiring to integrate 3rd party systems to the roller shade control system as specified herein. Integration to shade control network can be accomplished locally through dry contact closures, or RS-232.
3.4
INSTALLATION OF ROLLER SHADES
A.
Install roller shades level, plumb, square, and true in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations, approved submittals, and in proper relationship with adjacent construction.
1.
Provide an on-site project manager who will attend all related jobsite scheduling meetings.
2.
Supervise the roller shade installation, and setting of intermediate stops of all shades to assure the alignment of the shade bands within a single EDU group, which shall not exceed +/- 0.125 inches (3.175mm), and to assure the alignment between EDU groups, which shall not exceed +/- 0.25 inches (6.35mm).
3.
Be responsible for field inspection on an area-by- area and floor-by-floor basis during construction to confirm proper mounting conditions per approved shop drawings.
4.
Provide accurate field measurements to 0.0625 inches (1/16 inch)(1.6 mm) for custom shade fabrication on the roller shades manufacturers input forms.
B.
Install shades such that the shade band is not closer than 2 inches (50 mm) to the interior face of the glass. Allow proper clearances for window operation hardware.
C.
Adjust, align and balance roller shades to operate smoothly, easily, safely, and free from binding or malfunction throughout entire operational range.
D.
Installer shall set upper, lower and up to 3 intermediate stop positions of all motorized shade bands, and assure alignment in accordance with the above requirements.
E.
Test and certify the operation of all motorized shades and turn over each floor for preliminary acceptance.
F.
Participate and cooperate with the electrical contractor, shade manufacturer and the commissioning agent to verify and certify the installation is in full conformance with the specifications and is fully operational. This work to occur during the commissioning stage and is in addition to preliminary acceptance required for each floor.
3.5
INSTALLATION OF CONTROL SYSTEMS
A.
Install control systems in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations and approved submittals.
B.
Participate and cooperate with the electrical contractor, shade manufacturer and the commissioning agent to verify and certify the installation is in full conformance with the specifications and is fully operational. This work to occur during the commissioning stage and is in addition to preliminary acceptance required for each floor.
3.6
TRAINING
A.
Provide a minimum of 4 hours on-site training for Owner's personnel to adjust, operate and maintain roller shade systems.
3.7
CLEANING AND PROTECTION
A.
Clean roller shade surfaces after installation, according to manufacturer's written instructions.
B.
Protect installed products until completion of project.
C.
Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
END OF SECTION