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Standard Specifications

 STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS FOR: “PRE-ENGINEERED STEEL BUILINGS”


1.0 SCOPE:
1.1 THIS SPECIFICATION COVERS THE MATERIALS FOR, AND THE FABRICATION OF, STEEL BUILDINGS DESIGNED TO BE WEATHERTIGHT AND EASILY ERECTED, AS MANUFACTURED AND SUPPLIED BY ”Aim Steel Buildings.”

1.2 THE MATERIALS FURNISHED SHALL INCLUDE THE STRUCTURAL FRAMING, ROOFING, SIDING HARDWARE, FASTENERS, SEALANTS, AND/OR CAULKING AND ANY BUILDING ACCESSORIES OR COMPONENTS OF THE STEEL BUILDING AS SPECIFIED. ALL MATERIALS WILL BE NEW, UNUSED, AND FABRICATED IN A WORKMAN-LIKE MANNER.

1.3 UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THE PROPOSAL, THE STEEL BUILDING “DOES NOT” INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

1.3.1 REINFORCING STEEL OR CONCRETE MATERIAL.

1.3.2 ANCHOR BOLT PLATES, ANCHOR BOLT TEMPLATES, LEVELING PLATES, COLUMN BASE TIE RODS, OR ANY MATERIAL TO BE SET IN CONCRETE.

1.3.3 THE SETTING, OR SUPERVISION OF SETTING ANCHOR BOLTS.

1.3.4 GROUTING OR FILLING OF ANY KIND, UNDER COLUMNS OR DOOR JAMBS.

1.3.5 INTERIOR DOWNSPOUTS OR THEIR DRAINS FOR VALLEY OR PARAPET GUTTERS, EITHER UNDER FLOOR OR OTHERWISE.

1.3.6 GLASS FOR WINDOWS, DOORS, OR OTHER OPENINGS, EXCEPT FOR THOSE WINDOWS AND DOORS SUPPLIED AS “FACTORY GLAZED”.

1.3.7 INTERIOR FINISHING SUCH AS METAL STUD PARTITIONS, CEILINGS, FLOORS, ETC.

1.3.8 OPENING FRAMING AND TRIM AS REQUIRED BY OTHER TRADES, FOR THE INSTALLATION OF MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED BY OTHER TRADES.

1.3.9 INSULATION OR INSULATING MATERIALS

1.3.10 TRAVELING CRANES, OR HOIST.

1.3.11 ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT OR WIRING.

1.3.12 PLUMBING EQUIPMENT OR PIPING

1.3.13 MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING POWER EXHAUST FANS.

1.3.14 MISCELLANEOUS IRON OR STEEL INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, STAIRS, RAILINGS, PLATFORMS, CONVEYOR SUPPORTS, LINTELS, EDGE ANGLES, HANGARS, CASTING, AND EMBEDS.

1.3.15 FIELD PAINTING

1.3.16 Building ERECTION

1.4 IN CASE OF DESCREPANCIES BETWEEN THE PLANS AND THESE
SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE STEEL Building SYSTEM, THESE SPECIFICATIONS GOVERN, IN CASE OF DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN THE SCALED DIMENSIONS OF THE PLANS, AND THE NUMERICAL DIMENSIONS SHOWN ON THE PLANS, THE NUMERICAL DIMENSIONS GOVERN.

2.0 BUILDING NOMENCLATURE
2.1 BUILDING “ROOF SLOPE” IS EXPRESSED AS INCHES OF RISE FOR EVERY FOOT (12”) OF HORIZONTAL RUN

2.2 BUILDING “WIDTH” IS MEASURED FROM OUTSIDE FACE TO OUTSIDE FACE OF SIDEWALL GIRTS.

2.3 BUILDING “LEGTH” IS MEASURED FROM OUTSIDE FACE TO OUTSIDE FACE OF END WALL GIRTS.

2.4 BUILDING “EAVE HEIGHT” IS MEASURED FROM THE BASE OF THE COLUMN, TO THE INTERSECTION OF THE INSIDE FACE OF THE ROOF WALL PANELS.

2.5 BUILDING “BAY SPACING” SHALL BE MEASURED FROM THECENTERLINE TO CENTERLINE OF THE MAIN SUPPORT FRAMES,EXCEPT AT END BAYS. END BAYS SHALL BE MEASURED FROM THE CENTERLINE OF THE FIRST INTERIOR SUPPORT FRAME, TO THE OUTSIDE FACE OF THE ENDWALL GIRTS.

3.0 BUILDING TYPES:
3.1 RIGID FRAME (RF), CLEAR SPAN, TAPERED EXTERIOR COLUMN, RIDGE AT THE CENTERLINE.

3.2 RIGID FRAME, MODULAR SPAN (RFC), TAPERED EXTERIOR COLUMN, RIDGE AT THE CENTERLINE, WITH INTERIOR SUPPORT COLUMN, OR COLUMNS, SPACED EVENLY ACROSS THE SPAN.

3.3 STRAIGHT COLUMN (SC), CLEAR SPAN, RIGID FRAME WITH STRAIGHT EXTERIOR COLUMNS, RIDGE AT THE CENTERLINE.

3.4 SINGLE SLOPE (SS), CLEAR SPAN, TAPERED EXTERIOR COLUMN, SINGLE SLOPE, “NO” RIDGE.

3.5 SINGLE SLOPE, MODULAR SPAN (SSC), TAPERED EXTERIOR COLUMN, SINGLE SLOPE, “NO” RIDGE, WITH INTERIOR SUPPORT COLUMN, OR COLUMNS, SPACED EVENLY ACROSS THE SPAN.

3.6 LEAN-TO (LT), CLEAR SPAN, STRAIGHT EXTERIOR COLUMN, SINGLE SLOPE, “NO” COLUMN ON THE HIGH SIDE. LEAN-TO STRUCTURES TIE TO THE MAIN BUILDING.


4.0 DRAWINGS AND CALCULATIONS:
4.1 COMPLETE ERECTION DRAWINGS SHALL BE FURNISHED TO PROVIDE THE PROPER IDENTIFICATION AND ASSEMBLY OF ALL BUILDING COMPONENTS. THESE DRAWINGS WILL SHOW ANCHOR BOLT SETTING BUILDING CROSS SECTION, ROOF FRAMING PLAN, WALL FRAMING PLANS, WALL FRAMING PLANS, ROOF AND WALL COVERING, TRIM AND FLASHING, REQUIRED SECTIONS FOR CLARITY AND REQUIRED ACCESSORY INSTALLATION DETAILS.

4.2 AS AN OPTION, ALL DRAWINGS WILL BEAR THE SEAL OF A REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER.

4.3 UPON REQUEST, COMPLETE COMPUTER DESIGN CALCULATIONS, SUBSTANTIATING ALL STEEL MEMBER SIZES USED WILL BE FURNISHED AND SEALED BY A REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER.

5.0 APPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS:

5.1 THE STANDARDS, SPECIFICATIONS, RECOMMEDATIONS, FINDINGS, AND/OR INTERPRETATIONS OF THE FOLLWING PROFESSIONAL GROUPS WILL BE USED AS THE BASIS FOR ESTABLISHING DESIGN, DRAFTING, FABRICATION AND QUALITY CRITERIA, PRACTICES AND TOLERANCES:

  • "INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE" (IBC)
  • “AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF STEEL CONSTRUCTION” (AISC)
  • “AMERICAN IRON AND STEEL INSTITUTE” (AISI)
  • “AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS” (ASTM)
  • “AMERICAN WELLDING SOCIETY’ (AWS)
  • “FACTORY MUTUAL ENGINEERING CORPORATION” (FM)
  • “METAL BUILDING MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION” (MBMA)
  • “STEEL STRUCTURES PAINTING COUNCIL” (SSPC)
  • “UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES” (UL)


5.2 BUILDINGS WILL BE DESIGNED BASED ON STATE AND LOCAL BUILDING CODES.

5.3 STRUCTURAL MILL SECTIONS OR WELDED UP PLATE SECTIONS WILL GENERALLY BE DESIGNED IN ACCORDANCE WITH AISC’S “SPECIFICATION FOR THE DESIGN, FABRICATION AND ERECTION OF STRUCTURAL STEEL FOR BUILDINGS”

5.4 COLD-FORMED STEEL STRUCTURAL MEMBERS WILL GENERALLY BE DESIGNED IN ACCORDANCE WITH AISC’S “SPECIFICATION FOR THE DESIGN OF COLD-FORMED STEEL STRUCTURAL MEMBERS”.

6.0 DESIGN

6.1 DESIGN LOADS:
6.1.1 LOADS PRODUCED BY MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES, ERECTION ACTIVITIES, RAIN, AND OTHER MOVING OR MOVABLE LOADS, BUT NOT INCLUDING WIND, SNOW, SEISMIC, CRANE OR DEAD LOADS. LIVE LOAD SHALL BE CONSIDERED TO ACT VERTICALLY TO THE ENTIRE HORIZONTAL PROJECTION. (UNLESS PROHIBITED BY LOCAL BUILDING CODE, OR STIPULATED IN THE CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, TSS WILL USE THE “TRIBUTARY REDUCTION” METHOD FOR LIVE LOAD DESIGN OF THE MAIN SUPPORT FRAMES).

6.1.2 ROOF SNOW LOADS: GRAVITY LOADS INDUCED BY THE WEIGHT OF SNOW OR ICE ON THE ROOF. SNOW LOADS SHALL BE CONSIDERED TO ACT VERTICALLY TO THE ENTIRE HORIZONTAL PROJECTION.
6.1.3 ROOF DEAD LOADS: THE ACTUAL WEIGHT OF THE BUILDING SYSTEMS MEMBERS, INCLUDING THE ROOF COVERING. DEAD LOAD IS ASSUMED TO BE UNIFORMLY DISTRIBUTED OVER THE ENTIRE ROOF AREA.

6.1.4 WIND LOADS: THE LOADS ON THE STRUCTRE INDUCED BY THE FORCES OF WIND, AND SHALL BE CONSIDERED TO ACT EITHER INWARD OR OUTWARD, IN THE DESIGN OF THE WALL COMPONENTS, (GIRTS AND PANELS), AND SHALL BE APPLIED TO THE SUPPORT FRAME AS PRESSURE ON THE WINDWARD WALL,
UPLIFT ON THE ROOF AND SUCTION ON THE LEEWARD WALL.

6.1.5 COLLATERAL DEAD LOADS: THE WEIGHT OF ANY NON-MOVING EQUIPMENT OR MATERIAL, SUCH AS CEILINGS, ELECTRICAL LIGHTING OR EQUIPMENT, PLUMBING EQUIPMENT OR PIPING MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT, AND SPRINKLERS.

6.1.6 AUXILIARY LIVE LOADS: DYNAMIC LOADS INDUCED BY MOVING CRANES, CONVEYORS, OR OTHER MATERIAL HANDLING SYSTEMS

6.1.7 SEISMIC LOADS: HORIZONTAL LOADS ACTING IN ANY DIRECTION ON A STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS, DUE TO THE ACTION OF AN EARTHQUAKE.

6.1.8 FLOOR LIVE LOADS: LOADS INDUCED ON A FLOOR SYSTEM, BY OCCUPANTS OF A BUILDING, THEIR FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT.

6.1.9 FLOOR DEAD LOADS: THE ACTUAL WEIGHT OF THE FLOOR SYSTEM MEMBERS, INCLUDING THE FLOOR MATERIALS, OFFICE PARTITIONS AND ANY OTHER WALL SYSTEMS.

6.2 DEFLECTION CRITERIA:
6.2.1 EVEN THOUGH MEMBER DEFLECTION IS CONSIDERED WHEN DESIGNING COMPONENT PARTS OF THE STEEL STRUCTURE, THIS DEFLECTION IS A SERVICEABILITY CRITERIA, RATHER THAN A STRENGTH CONSIDERATION, AND AS SUCH, POSES LESS HAZARD AND RISK TO LIFE PROPERTY.

6.2.2 UNLESS DICTATED BY LOCAL BUILDING CODES, OR BY THE CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, THE FOLLOWING DEFLECTION LIMITATIONS WILL BE USED IN THE DESIGN OF THE PRIMARY SUPPORT FRAMING, END WALL FRAMING, SECONDARY FRAMING MEMBERS, (ROOFING PURLINS AND WALL GIRTS), AND ROOF AND WALL PANELS.

 

  • (A) MAINSUPPORT COLUMS:HORIZONTAL: H/60
  • (B) MAIN SUPPORT RAFTERS:VERTICAL: L/180
  • (C) ENDWALL COLUMS:HORIZONTAL: L/120
  • (D) ENDWALL RAFTERS:VERTICAL L/180
  • (E) ROOF PURLINS:VERTICAL L/18O
  • (F) WALL GIRTS:HORIZONTAL: L/90
  • (G) ROOF PANELS:VERTICAL. L/90


7.0 FRAMING:

7.1 ALL FRAMING MEMBERS SHALL BE SHOP FABRICATED FOR FIELD BOLT ASSEMBLY, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE ERECTION DRAWINGS.

7.2 ALL FRAMING MEMBERS SHALL CARRY AN EASILY VISIBLE IDENTIFING PIECE MARK, EITHER PAINTED OR STENCILED.

7.3 PRIMARY FRAMING MEMBERS:7.3.1 PRIMARY STRUCTURAL FRAMING SHALL INCLUDE THE TRANSVERSE MAIN SUPPORT FRAMES, INTERIOR SUPPORT COLUMS, (FOR MODULAR SPAN FRAMS), LEAN-TO RAFTERS AND COLUMNS, CANOPY RAFTERS, ENDWALL FRAMES AND ENDWALL COLUMNS.


7.3.2 MAIN SUPPORT FRAMES WILL BE EITHER FACTORY WELDED, BUILTUP MEMBERS, WITH FLANGES CONNECTED TO WEBS WITH A CONTINUOUS FILET WELD ON ONE SIDE, OR HOT ROLLED SECTIONS.

7.3.3 ENDWALL FRAMES AND ENDWALL COLUMNS WILL BE COLD-FORMED SECTIONS, HOT ROLLED SECTIONS, OR FACTORY WELDED BUILT-UP SECTIONS, DEPENDING ON DESIGN REQUIREMENTS.

7.3.4 ALL BASE PLATES, CAP PLATES, AND STIFFNERS SHALL BE FACTORY WELDED IN PLACE ON ALL STRUCTURAL MEMBERS.

7.3.5 ALL BASE PLATES, SPLICE AND FLANGE PLATES SHALL BE SHOP FABRICATED TO INCLUDE BOLT CONNECTION HOLES. WEB PLATES SHALL INCLUDE FACTORY SLOTS FOR REQUIRED CABLE BRACING.

7.3 .6 ALL REQUIRED CLIPS FOR ATTACHMENT OF THE SECONDARY STRUCTURAL MEMBERS (PURLINS AND GIRTS), SHALL BE FACTORY WELDED TO THE PRIMARY SUPPORT FRAMES, ENDWALL FRAMES AND ENDWALL COLUMS. THESE CLIPS WILL BE FACTORY PUNCHED WITH BOLT CONNECTION HOLES FOR THE FIELD CONNECTION TO THE PRIMARY FRAMING.

7.3.7 CLIPS FOR ATTACHMENT OF THE SECONDARY STRUCTURAL MEMBERS (ROOF PURLINS), FOR HIP AND VALLEY CONDITIONS, WILL BE SENT LOOSE, AND FACTORY PUNCHED WITH BOLT CONNECTION HOLES OR SLOTS, FOR FIELD ATTACHMENT TO THE PRIMARY FRAMING.

7.4 SECONDARY FRAMING MEMBERS:
7.4.1 SECONDARY STRUCTURAL FRAMING SHALL INCLUDE THE ROOF PURLINS, WALL GIRTS, EAVE STRUTS, FLANGE BRACES, RAKE ANGLE, BASE ANGLE, WALL FRAMED OPENINGS AND ANY OTHER MISCELLANEOUS STRUCTURAL PARTS.

7.4.2 PURLINS AND GIRTS SHALL BE COLD-FORMED “ZEE”OR “CEE” SECTIONS, WITH STIFFENED FLANGES, AND SHALL HAVE BOLT CONNECTION HOLES FOR FIELD ATTACHMENT TO THE FACTORY WELDED CLIPS SPECIFIED IN SECTION 7.3.6. THEY SHALL BE EITHER SIMPLE OR CONTINUOUS SPAN AS REQUIRED BY DESIGN.

7.4.3 EAVE STRUTS SHALL BE COLD-FORMED “CEE” SECTIONS, WITH UNEQUAL FLANGES, WITH BOLT CONNECTION HOLES FOR ATTACHMENT TO THE MAIN SUPPORT COLUMS AND ENDWALL CORNER COLUMNS.

7.4.4 RAKE ANGLE SHALL BE COLD-FORMED MEMBER, GENERALLY WITH UNEQUAL LEGS, SUPPLIED WITHOUT HOLES, TO BE ATTACHED TO THE ROOF PURLINS AT THE ENDWALL RAKE WITH SELF DRILLING FASTENERS.

7.4.5 BASE ANGLE SHALL BE A COLD-FORMED MEMBER, GENERALLY WITH EQUAL LEGS, AND TO BE USED AT THE BASE OF THE BUILDING FOR ATTACHMENT OF THE EXTERIOR WALL PANELS. THIS MEMBER WILL BE SUPPLIED WITHOUT HOLES AND WILL BE SECURED TO THE CONCRETE SLAB WITH RAM-SETS, EXPANSION BOLTS, OR EQUIVALENT ANCHORS AS SHOWN ON THE ERECTION DRAWINGS.

7.4.6 FLANGE BRACES WILL BE COLD-FORMED ANGLES SUPPLIED WITH BOLT CONNCETION HOLES FOR ATTACHMENT. THESE FLANGE BRACES ARE CONNECTED FROM THE COMPRESSION FLANGE OF ALL PRIMARY FRAMING, TO THE WEBS OF PURLINS AND GIRTS. THESE BRACES PROVIDE LATERAL STABILITY SO THE FLANGE COMPRESSIVE STRESS IS MAINTAINED WITHIN ALLOWABLE LIMITS FOR ANY COMBINATIONS OF LOADING.

7.5 BRACING:
7.5.1 DIAGONAL BRACING SHALL BE USED IN THE ROOF AND WALLS, TO REMOVE LONGITUDINAL LOADS (WIND, SEISMIC, CRANES, ETC.), FROM THE STRUCTURE. THIS BRACING WILL BE GALVANIZED CABLE, FURNISHED TO LEGNTH, AND COMPLETE WITH THREADED END ANCHORS, BEVEL WASHERS AND NUTS FOR EACH END. IF LOAD REQUIREMENTS SO DICTATE BRACING MAY BE STRUCTURAL ANGLE AND OR PORTAL FRAMES WILL BE SUBSTITUTED.

7.5.2 WHEN DIAGONAL BRACING IN THE WALLS IS NOT PERMITED, FIXED BASE COLUMNS, OR PORTAL FRAMES WILL BE SUBSTITUTED.

7.6 BASIC MATERIALS:
7.6.1 ALL HOT ROLLED STEEL SHEET, PLATE AND STRIP USED IN THE FABRICATION OF SHOP WELDED ASSEMBLIES, SHALL CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF ASTM-­A36, ASTM-A570, OR ASTM-A572, (MINIMUM 50 KSI).

7.6.2 ALL HOT ROLLED BEAM, CHANNELS, OR ANGLES, SHALL CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF ASTM-A36 (MINIMUM 42 KSI).
7.6.3 ALL STRUCTURAL PIPES SHALL CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS ASTM-A53 TYPE “E” GRADE B, OR ASTM-A5O1 GRADE B, (MINIMUM 35 KSI).

7.64 ALL STRUCTURAL TUBE SHALL CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF ASTM-A500 GRADE B, (M1NIMUM 46 KSI).

7.6.5 ALL MEMBERS FABRICATED BY COLD FORM PROCESS SHALL CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF ASTM-A570 (MINIMUM 55 KSI)

7.6.6 ALL GALVANIZED CABLE USED FOR ROOF AND WALL BRACING SHALL CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF ASTM-A475.

7.7 CONNECTIONS:
7.7.1 ALL SHOP CONNECTIONS SHALL BE WELDED, USING A SHIELDED ARC PROCESS, AND SHALL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LATEST EDITION OF THE “AWS STRUCTURAL WELDING CODE”, AWS S1.1. ALL WELDERS AND WELDING OPERATORS SHALL HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY QUALIFIED, AS PROVIDED IN THIS CODE.

7.7.2 ALL FIELD CONNECTIONS SHALL BE BOLT CONNECTIONS, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON ERECTION DRAWING.

7.7.2.1 PRIMARY BOLTED CONNECTIONS SHALL BE FURNISHED WITH HIGH STRENGTH BOLTS CONFORMING TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF ASTM­#225, PLATED WITH BRONZE IRIDITE AND FURNISHED WITHOUT WASHERS.

7.7.2.2 ALL SECONDARY BOLTED CONNECTIONS SHALL BE FURNISHED WITH MACHINE BOLTS CONFORMING TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF ASTM­#207, ZINC PLATED WITH CLEAR IRIDITE AND FURNISHED WITHOUT WASHERS.

7.7.2.3 ALL BOLTS ARE TO BE TIGHTENED USING THE “TURN-OF-THE -NUT” METHOD AS DESCRIBED IN THE LATEST EDITION OF THE “AISC”.

7.8 SHOP PAINTING:

7.8.1 ALL STEEL SHALL BE CLEANED OF OIL, DIRT, LOOSE SCALE, AND/OR OTHER FOREIGN MATTER PRIOR TO PAINTING IN ACCORDANCE WITH SSPC-SP3.

7.8.2 STEEL SHALL THEN BE GIVEN ONE SHOP COAT (1 MIL MINIMUM THICKNESS), OF RUST INHIBITING PRIMER, WHICH MEETS THE PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL SPECIFICATION TTP-645.

7.8.3 SHOP PAINTING OF MEMBERS WITH SHOP PRIMER SHALL BE PROVIDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROTECTING THE STEEL DURING TRANSPORTATION, JOBSITE STORAGE, AND ERECTION. SHOP PRIMER DOES NOT PROVIDE THE APPEARANCE, DURABILITY, OR PROTECTION OF AN APPROPRIATE FIELD APPLIED FINISH.

7.8.4 BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE INCOMPATIBILITY BETWEEN THE SHOP APPLIED STRUCTURAL PRIMER, AND FIELD APPLIED STEEL FINISH PAINT, TSS SHOULD BE CONTACTED PRIOR TO ANY FIELD PAINTING.


8.0 ROOF AND WALL COVERING:


8.1 PANEL GAUGE AND PROFILE
8.1.1 STANDARD ROOF PANELS SHALL BE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

A) 26 GAUGE (.0198” NOMINAL THICKNESS), “R” PROFILE, WITH 1 ¼” DEEP MAJOR RIBS, WHICH TAPER FROM 1” TO 3 5/64”, AND SPACED AT 12” ON CENTER BETWEEN EACH MAJOR RIB, SPACED AT 4” ON CENTER, THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL MINOR STIFFENING RIB, 3/16” DEEP, WHICH TAPERS FROM ¾”’ TO 1-3/8” . EACH PANEL SHALL PROVIDE 36” COVERAGE WIDTH. (24 GAUGE PANELS ARE AVAILABLE AS AN OPTION).

(B) 26 GAUGE (.0198” NOMINAL THICKNESS), “PBR” PROFILE, WHICH IS THE SAME AS THE “R” PROFILE, EXCEPT ONE EDGE OF THE PANEL PROVIDES A BEARING LEG FOR SUPPORT, DURING INSTALLATION TO THE ROOF FRAMING. (24 GAUGE PANELS AR ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN OPTION).

(C) 24 GAUGE, (.024” NOMINAL THICKNESS), “ULTRA­DEK”, STANDING SEAM. EACH PANEL WILL PROVIDE 24” NET COVERAGE, WITH A 3” HIGH STANDING SEAM, SPACED AT 24” ON CENTER, AND (2) MINOR RIBS BETWEEN THE MAJOR STANDING SEAMS, SPACED AT 8” ON CENTER. THE ROOF PANEL SYSTEM SHALL BE INSTALLED UNTILIZING A CONCEALED LOW FIXED CLIP, SNAP-LOCKED AT THE SIDE JOINTS, AND WEATHERPROOFED BY FACTORY APPLIED SEALANT. “ULTRA-DEK” PANELS SHALL BE CONTINUOUS FROM RIDGE TO EAVE, UNTIL THE PANEL LEGNTH EXCEEDS 40’, OR THE PANELS BECOME PROHIBITIVE FOR HANDLING, IN WHICH CASE ENDLAPS WILL BE USED. ENDLAPS SHALL BE 3”, AND SHALL OCCUR 7” ABOVE A SUPPORTING MEMBER, UTILIZING 16 GAUGE BACK-UP PLATES WITH 16 GAUGE CINCH STRAPS. (OPTIONAL PANEL WIDTHS OF 12” AND 18” ARE AVAILABLE, AND OPTIONAL CONCEALED CLIPS OF HIGH FIXED, LOW AND HIGH FLOATING, AND LOW AND HIGH ARTICULATING ARE AVAILABLE).

8.1.2 STANDARD WALL PANELS SHALL BE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

(A) 26 GAUGE (.0198” NOMINAL THICKNESS), “R” PROFILE. (SEE SPECIFICATION SECTION 8.11(A) FOR DESCRIPTION). (24 GAUGE IS AVAILABLE AS AN OPTION).

(B) 26 GAUGE (.0198” NOMINAL THICKNESS), “A” PROFILE, WITH INVERTED 1 1/8” DEEP MAJOR RIBS, WHICH TAPER FROM 2 5/16” TO 1” AND SPACED AT 12” ON CENTER. BETWEEN EACH MAJOR RIB, THE PANEL SHALL BE FORMED INTO A SCULPTURED “VALLEY” SHAPE. EACH PANEL SHALL PROVIDE 36” COVERAGE WIDTH. (24 GAUGE PANEL ARE AVALIABLE AS AN OPTION).

(C) 26 GAUGE (.0198” NOMINAL THICKNESS), “U” PROFILE, WITH ¾” DEEP RIBS, WHICH TAPER FROM 1” T0 2-1/2”, AND SPACED AT 6” ON CENTER. EACH PANEL SHALL PROVIDE 36” COVERAGE WITH. (24 GAUGE PANELS ARE AVAILABLE AS AN OPTION).

8.2 PANEL MATERIALS:
8.2.1 ALL 26 GAUGE PANELS SHALL BE ROLL-FORMED FROM MATERIAL CONFORMING TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF ASTM-A792 (ZINC-ALUMINUM ALLOY COATED), WITH A MINIMUM YIELD OF 80 KSI.

8.2.2 ALL 24 GAUGE PANELS SHALL BE ROLL-FORMED FROM MATERIAL CONFORMING TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF ASTM-A792 (ZINC-ALUMINUM ALLOY COATED), WITH A MINIMUM YEILD OF 50 KSI.

8.3 PANEL FINISHES:
8.3.1 UNPAINTED ZINC-ALUMINUM ALLOY COATED STEEL, “GALVALUME”.

8.3.2 SIGNATURE 200 COLOR, WHICH IS A THERMOSET COATING, CONSISTING OF A PROPRIETARY POLYESTER RESIN MODIFIED BY SILICONE RESIN INTERMEDIATE. THIS COATING IS FACTORY APPLIED, OVEN BAKED TO PANEL COIL MATERIALS, AS DEFINED IN SPECIFICATION SECTION 8.2. THE COATING PROCESS CONSISTS OF THE APPLICATION OF THE 0.70-0.80MW THICK SIGNATURE 200 COATING, OVER A 0.20-0.25 MIL THICK HIGH PERFORMANCE PRIMER. THIS COATING IS ONLY APPLIED TO THE FRONT SIDE OF THE PANEL COIL. THE BACK SIDE OF THE PANEL COIL IS COATED WITH A POLYESTER FINISH OVER HIGH PERFORMANCE PRIMER, PROVIDING A TOTAL COATING THICKNESS OF 0.50 MEL. (SIGNATURE 300-”KYNAR” AND SIGNATURE 400-“KYNAR” FINISHES AR AVAILABLE AS AN OPTION, IN 24 GAUGE ONLY).

8.4 TRIM:
8.4.1 TRIM SHALL BE FURNISHED AT THE RAKE, EAVES, CORNERS, AT FRAMED OPENINGS, AND WHEREVER NECESSARY TO PROVIDE WEATHER TIGHTNESS, AND A FINISHED APPEARANCE, AND SHALL BE COMPATIBLE WITH THE MATERIAL, PROFILE, AND FINISH, OF THE ADJOINING ROOF OR WALL SYSTEM.

8.4.2 TRIM SHALL NORMALLY BE 26 GAUGE (.0 198” NOMINAL THICKNESS), CONFORMING TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF ASTM-A525 GRADE-D (MINIMUM 50 KSI), OR FOR THE “ULTRA-DEK” STANDING SEAM, TRIM WILL BE 24 GAUGE (.024” NOMINAL THICKNESS), CONFORMING TO THE SAME REQUIREMENTS.

8.4.3 WHEN COLOR IS REQUIRED FOR THE TRIM MATERIALS, THE COATING WILL BE AS SPECIFIED IN THE SPECIFICATION SECTION.

8.5 FASTENERS:
8.5.1 STANDARD FASTENERS FOR ATTACHEMENT OF THE ROOF AND WALL PANELS TO THE SECONDARY FRAMING MEMBERS, ATTACHMENT TO A DJOINING PANELS, AND ATTACHMENT OF TRIM TO THE PANELS, SHALL BE #12 OR #14 CARBON STEEL, SELF DRILLING, ZINC-ALUMINUM HEX HEAD, COMPLETE WITH INTERGRATED METAL AND NEOPRENE WASHER.

8.5.2 FASTNER HEADS WILL BE COLOR COATED TO MATCH THE ROOF AND WALL PANELS.

8.5.3 FASTNERS FOR TRIM SPLICES, SHALL BE 1/8” X 3/16” STAINLESS STEEL BLIND RIVET. WHEN REQUIRED, HEADS WILL BE COLOR COATED TO MATCH TRIM COLORS.

8.6 CLOSURES:
A CLOSED CELL, FOAM MATERIAL, PRE-FOAMED CLOSURE STRIP, MATCHING THE PROFILE OF THE PANEL, SHALL BE INSTALLED ALONG THE EAVE OF THE ROOF PANELS, AND THE RAKE OF THE ENDWALL PANELS, AND AT OTHER LOCATIONS SPECIFIED, AND /OR REQUIRED, FOR WEATHER TIGHTNESS.

8.7 TAPE SEALER:
8.7.1 TAPE SEALER SHALL BE PRESSURE SENSITIVE BUTYL TAPE, NON-ASPHALTIC, NON-DRYING, NON-TOXIC, AND SHALL HAVE A SUPERIOR ADHESION TO METALS, PLASTIC, AND PAINTED SURFACES AT TEMPERATURES FROM -60 DEG. TO + 220 DEG F.

8.7.2 TAPE SEALER FOR THE “R” PROFILE AND “PBR” PROFILE ROOF PANEL SIDELAPS AND ENDLAPS, SHALL BE ½” WIDE X 3/32” THICK. (1” WIDE X 1/8” THICK TAPE SEALER IS AVALIABLE AS AN OPTION).