Specifications

Architectural Fiberglass Fabrication Specifications

SECTION 06610

PART 1 - GENERAL

  1. RELATED DOCUMENTS
    1. Drawings, conditions of the contract and Division 1 Specifications sections, apply to work of this section.
  2. SUMMARY
    1. Section Includes: Architectural Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP) fabrications.
  3. RELATED SECTIONS
    1. Section 05120 – Structural Steel: Support framing for architectural fiberglass fabrications.
    2. Section 06100 – Rough Carpentry: Framing of Opening and Blocking.
    3. Section 07900 – Joint sealants and field applied sealants.
  4. DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
    1. Installed architectural fiberglass fabrications and fastening systems shall be designed, engineered, fabricated, and installed to conform to the state codes, local codes, and the Architect’s design.
  5. SUBMITTALS
    1. Shop Drawings: Shall illustrate dimensions, adjacent construction, materials, thickness, fabrications details, required clearances, field jointing, tolerances, colors, finishes, methods of support, attachments, anchorage to substrates, integration of components, and list of part numbers that coordinate with labeled architectural fiberglass parts.
    2. Submit manufacturer’s current valid certification with The Certified Composites Technician (CCT) program created by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA).
    3. Submit manufacturer’s internal Quality Control & Assurance Procedures based upon provisions published in the “Guidelines and Recommended Practices for Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Architectural Products” upon request.
    4. Product Data: Submit manufacturer’s product data and installation instructions.
    5. Product Samples: Submit minimum 3-inch x 5-inch samples in specified color, texture and finish when applicable.
  6. QUALITY ASSURANCE
    1. Obtain architectural fiberglass from a single source manufacturer that has the ability and resources to comply with the requirements and schedule of the project.
    2. Manufacturer to comply with Quality Control & Assurance Procedures, and fabricate architectural fiberglass based upon provisions published in the “Guidelines and Recommended Practices for Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Architectural Products”.
    3. Inspect each molded piece to ensure that it complies with specified requirements, including nominal dimensions.
  7. MANUFACTURER’S QUALIFICATIONS
    1. Manufacturer: Provide products manufactured by a firm specializing in the manufacture of fiberglass architectural ornamentation, in the United States with a minimum of ten (10) years experience.
    2. Manufacturer shall demonstrate current valid certification and participation in the CCT program and fabricate material based upon provisions published in the “Guidelines and Recommended Practices for Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Architectural Products”.
    3. Provide a list of projects comparable in size, scope, and complexity as indicated, upon request.
    4. Provide verification that architectural fiberglass meets or exceeds products specified.
  8. DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING
    1. Handle, store and transport architectural fiberglass fabrications according to manufacturer’s recommendations and in a manner that prevents damage.
    2. Protect architectural fiberglass from damage by retaining shipping protection in place until installation.
    3. Damage Responsibility: Except for damage caused by others, the installer is responsible for chipping, cracking, or other damage to fiberglass fabrications, after delivery to the jobsite and until installation is completed and inspected and approved by the Architect or owner’s representative.
  9. WARRANTY
    1. Warrant architectural fiberglass fabrications to be free from defect due to materials and workmanship for one year.

PART 2 — PRODUCTS

  1. ACCEPTABLE MANUFACTURER
    • Architectural Fiberglass, Inc.
      8300 Bessemer Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44127
      Toll Free 1-888-483-1775
      Phone 216-641-8300
      Fax 216-641-8150
  2. FABRICATION PATTERNS/MOLDS
    1. Custom Pattern/Mockups: Patterns and mockups shall be hand carved and/or CNC machined by skilled pattern makers with minimum of ten (10) years experience with architectural elements. Patterns & mockups shall be available at manufacturing facility for architect’s inspection and approval before molds are produced.
    2. Custom Molds: Molds shall be produced with ample layers of tooling resin, tooling gel-coat, glass fibers and/or flexible rubber by skilled mold makers with minimum of ten (10) years experience with architectural elements. Produced molds shall have rigidity and thickness to prevent distortion and deflection of molded architectural fiberglass.
  3. MATERIALS CHARACTERISTICS
    1. MOLDED EXTERIOR SURFACE: U-V inhibited, NPG-ISO polyester gel coat, 18 to 22 mils thick. Color to match in texture and finish of sample supplied by Architect.
    2. BARRIER COAT: Specifically formulated backup polyester surface veil 18-20 mils thick to prevent glass print through and ultimate Class A finish.
    3. BACK UP LAMINATE:
      1. Resin: Polyester resin shall be fire retardant, and meet Class 1 flame spread rating of 25 or less and smoke density under 450 without the use of antimony trioxide as characterized by the ASTM E-84 tunnel test at typical 1/8″ glass mat laminate. General Purpose resin will not be permitted.
      2. Filler: Functional filler to be added to resin matrix to minimize shrinkage, add stiffness, control opacity, add fire retardance, improve surface finish, minimize crazing, and control dimensional stability from weather extremes.
      3. Fiberglass Reinforcement: Type “E” fiberglass, glass cloth, matt and/or random chopped glass fibers. Glass content approximately 20% to 30%.
      4. Laminate Thickness: Nominal laminate shall be minimum 3/16″ thickness. Additional core reinforcements and/or sandwich structure added as required for rigidity and structural integrity.