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KUWAIT OIL COMPANY (K.S.C.)

Engineering Group

Specificstion Number

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Architectural Building Materials, Finishes
and Fittings

5 AUG 94

ISSUED AS KOC ENG GROUP SPEC

7 MAR 93

ISSUED FOR INVITATION TO BID

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CONTENTS

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STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
SERVICE CONDITIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3
MASONRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
4.1 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
4.2 Fire Resistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4
4.3 Movement Joint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
4 . 4 Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
4.5 Workmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8
4.6 Test Specimen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
4.7 Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
FLOOR SCREEDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
5.1 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3
5.2 Design of Screeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
5.3 Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 5
5.4 Workmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
ROOFING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
6.1 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
6.2 Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
6.3 Workmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
6.4 Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 9
RAINWATER SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 9
7.1 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 9
7.2 Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 9
7.3 Workmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
DOORS AND IRONMONGERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
8.1 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
8.2 Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
8.3 External Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
8 . 4 Internal Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1
8.5 lronmongery and Door Furniture for Internal Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2
8 . 6 Workmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
WINDOWS AND GLAZING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
9.1 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
9.2 Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
9.3 Workmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 6
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10.0 PLASTERING
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10.1 General
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10.2 Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
10.3 Workmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
11.0 PAINTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
11.1 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
11.2 Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
11.3 Surface Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
11.4 Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
11.5 Completion and Making Good . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
11.6 Paint System for Particular Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
12.0 FLOOR AND WALL FINISHES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
12.1 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
12.2 Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
12.3 Workmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
13.0 DRYWALL PARTITIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
13.1 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
13.2 Materials
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14.0 METAL CLADDING


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14.1 General
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14.2 Materials
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14.3 Performance Criteria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
14.4 Workmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
15.0 SUSPENDED CEILINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
15.1 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
15.2 Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
15.3 Workmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
16.0 RAISED ACCESS FLOORING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
16.1 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
16.2 Design of Access Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
16.3 Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
16.4 Workmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
17.0 SANITARY INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
17.1 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
17.2 Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
17.3 Workmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

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18.0 FIXTURES AND FITTINGS


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18.1 General
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18.2 Materials and Workmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
18.3 Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

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PACKING. MARKING AND DOCUMENTATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
SPARE PARTS AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 9
18.4 Internal Stair Handrailing
18.5 Timber Dado Rail
18.6 Louvres

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1 .I This specification covers the design, supply of materials and construction


of architectural finishes for installation at the Facility in Kuwait.

2.0

1.2

The architectural building materials, finishes and fittings shall fully comply
with all relevant contractual requirements specified in the Scope of Work
and Technical Specification of the Contract.

1.3

All finishes shall be subject t o Company approval.

STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS

2.1

The architectural materials, finishes and fitting shall conform in design,


materials and performance, except where otherwise specified, with the
current issue and amendments of the following prevailing on the effective
date of the Contract:
2.1.1

International Standards
ASTM A-36

Structural Steel

ASTM A-446

Test Method for Pipes

ASTM A-525

Zinc Coating

ASTM A-61 1

Steel Sheet

ASTM B-117

Test for Coating System Integrity

ASTM D-714

Test t o Evaluate Results

ASTM D-968

Abrasion Resistance Test (Falling Sand Method)

ASTM D2247-68

2.1.2

Humidity Resistance Test

ASTM D-4021

GRP Storage TanksISeptic Tanks

AlSl

Cold Formed Steel Structure Members

DIN 5221 2

Test for Non-Combustible/Mineral Fibre Material

DIN 50018

Kesternich Pollution Resistance Test

British Standards
BS 1 2

Portland Cement

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BS 187

Sand Lime Bricks

BS 242

Linseed Oil Paints

BS 325

Black Cup and Countersunk Bolts and Nuts

BS 381

Colours for Identification, Coding and Special

BS 4 1 6

Discharge and Ventilating Pipes and Fittings,


Sandcast or Spun in Cast Iron

BS EN438

Decorative High Pressure Laminate Sheets

BS 459
Part 2
Part 3

Wooden doors
Flush Doors
Fire Check Doors

BS 476
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8

Fire Tests on Building Materials and Structures


Non-Combustibility Test for Materials
Surface Spread of Flame of Products
Surface Spread of Flame of Products
Surface Spread of Flame of Products
Test Methods and Criteria for the Fire
Resistance of Elements of Building Construction

BS 5 4 4

Linseed Oil Putty for Use in Wooden Frames

BS 576
Part 3

External Fire Exposure Roof Test

BS 729

Hot-Dip Galvanised Coating on liron and Steel

BS 743

Materials for Damp-proof Courses

BS 747

Roofing Felts

BS 812

Sampling and Testing of Mineral Aggregates,


Sands and Fillers

BS 8 6 4

Capillary and Compression Tube Fittings of


Copper and Copper Alloy

BS 882

Aggregates From Natural Sources for Concrete

BS 8 9 0

Building Limes

BS 916

Black Bolts, Screws and Nuts

BS 952

Glass for Glazing

BS 1010

Draw-off Taps and Stop Valves for Water


Services

BS 1125

WC Flushing Cisterns

BS 1184

Copper and Copper Alloy Traps

BS 1186

Timber for and Workmanship in Joinery

BS 1191

Gypsum Building Plaster

BS 1199 & 1200 Building Sands From Natural Sources


Nails
Synthetic Resin Adhesives for Wood
Fireclay Sinks
Wood Screws
Compact Type Float Operator Valves for WC
Flushing Cistern
Hinges
Metal Ties for Cavity Walls
Metal Sinks for Domestic Purposes
Metal Door Frames (Steel)
Plastic WC Seats
Glazed Ceramic Tiles and Tile Fittings
Application of Wood Preservatives
Knotting
Steel Lathing for Internal Plastering and External
Rendering
Steel Plate, Sheet and Strip
Wrought Aluminium and Aluminium Alloys for
General Engineering Purposes
Zinc-Coated Hexagonal Steel Wire Netting

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Fixing for Sheet, Roof and Wall Coverings


Waterproof Building Paper
Connectors
Fences
Float Operated Valves
Copper and Copper Alloy Tubes
Continuously Hot-Dip Zinc Coated Steel ahd
Iron - Zinc Alloy Coated Steel Flat Products
Tests for Water for Making Concrete
Semi-Flexible PVC Floor Tiles
Unbacked Flexible PVC flooring
Quality of Vitreous China Sanitary Appliances
Building and Construction Sealants
Expanded Polystyrene Boards
Methods of Test for Paints
Clay Bricks
Plastic Waste Pipes
Thermal Insulating Materials
Anodic Oxidation Coatings on Wrought
Aluminum External Architectural Applications
Sulphate Resisting Portland cement
Corrugated Plastic Translucent Sheets made
from Thermosetting Polyester Resin (Glass Fibre
Reinforced)
Self-Tapping Screws and Metallic Drive Screws
Carbon Steel Bars for the Reinforcement of
Concrete

Hard Drawn Mild Steel Wire for Reinforcement


of Concrete
Steel Fabric for the Reinforcement of the
Concrete
UPVC Soil and Ventilating Pipes, Fittings and
Accessories
Methods of Testing Mortars, Screeds and
Plasters
Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride
Rainwater Goods and Accessories

(UPVC)

UPVC Pipes and Plastics Fittings for BelowGround Gravity Drainage and Sewerage
Ready Mixed Aluminium Priming Paints for
Wood
External and Internal Wood Doorsets, Door
Leaves and Frames
Specification for Paint Colours for Building
Purposes
Rigid Urethane Foam for Building Applications
Mortar Admixtures
Propylene Copolymer Pressure Pipes
Concrete Admixtures
Internal Non-Loadbearing Partitioning
Polypropylene Waste Pipe and Fittings
Thermoplastic Waste Pipe and Fittings
Structural Use of Timber
Bonding Agents for Use with Gypsum Plasters
and Cement
Installation of Textile Floor Coverings
Method of Testing Windows

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BS 5385

Wall and Floor Tiling

BS 5427

CP for Performance and Loading Criteria for


Profiled Sheeting

BS 5429

Internal Plastering

BS 5503

Vitreous China Washdown WC Pans with


Horizontal Outlet

BS 5506

Wash Basins

BS 5572

Sanitary Pipework

BS 5606

Guide t o Accuracy in Buildings

BS 5627

Plastic Connectors for use with Horizontal


Outlet Vitreous China WC Pans

BS 5628

Use of Masonry

BS 5669

Particle Board

BS 5713

Specification for Hermetically Sealed Flat


Double Glazing Units

BS 5725

Panic Bolts and Panic Latches

BS 5872

Locks and Latches for Doors in Buildings

BS 5889

One - Part Gun Grade Silicone - Based Sealants

BS 5921

Methods for Determination of Size, Squareness


and Straightness of Edge of Textile Floor
Covering Tiles

BS 5977
Part 2

Specification for Prefabricated Lintels

BS 6073
Part 1

Specification for Precast Concrete Masonry


Units

BS 61 50

Painting of Buildings

BS 6222

Domestic Kitchens Equipment

BS 6262

Glazing of Buildings

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Fire Protection for Electronic Data Processing


Installations
Shower Units
Drainage of Roofs and Paved Areas
Weather Test
Bitumen Damp Proof Courses for Masonry
Ceramic Floor and Wall Tiles
Beads for Internal Plastering and Dry Lining
Door Closers
Sanitary Installations
Steel Windows, Sills, Window Boards and
Doors
Polyethylene Damp-Proof Courses for Masonry
Mastic Asphalt for Building
Thermal Insulation of Cavity Walls Using Manmade Mineral Fibre Batts (Slabs)
Black Polyethylene Pipe for Aboveground Use
for Portable Water
Mastic Asphalt for Building and Civil Engineering
Metal Hinges for Side Hanging Application

7.5 Litre WC Flushing Cistern


Galvanised Steel Studs and Channels for Stud
and Sheet Partitions and Hinge Using Screw
Fixed Gypsum Wallboards
Workmanship on Building Sites
Structural Use of Concrete
Installation of Sheet and Tile Flooring
In-situ Flooring

N12-0095

Part 1

2.1.3

BS 8204
Part 2

Concrete Wearing Surfaces

BS 8212

Dry Lining and Partitioning Using Gypsum


Plasterboard

BS 8213

Windows, Doors and Roof Lights

BS 8301

Building Drainage

BS CP102

Protection of Building Against Water from the


Ground

BS CP143

Sheet Roof and Wall Coverings

BS CP144

Roof Coverings

BS CP151

Doors and Windows Including Frames and


Linings

BS CP152

Fixing of Glass

BS CP153

Windows and Roof Lights

BS CP204

In-situ Floor Finishes

BS CP290

Suspended Ceilings and Linings of


Construction Using Metal Fixed Systems

Dry

PSA MOB
08-801

Performance Specification for Platform Floors

BRE

Information Paper 11184

Engineering Group Specifications


01 5-AH-1001

Basic Design Criteria

015-AH-1002

International Codes and Standards

015-KH-1902

Spare Parts and Maintenance Requirements

015-MH-1001

Basic Civil Engineering Design Data

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Structural Steel
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Drainage, Design, Materials and Construction

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Shop and Field Painting

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Packing, Marking and Documentation

2.2

Compliance with this specification shall not relieve the Contractor of its
responsibility to supply architectural materials and finishes suited to meet
the service conditions and applicable regulations.

2.3

Where conflicts exist between this specification and other Drawings,


standards, codes and specifications, the most stringent shall be applied.

SERVICE CONDITIONS
3.1

The materials, finishes and fittings shall be suitable for a desert location
under high ambient temperatures and humidity. The atmosphere at the
Facility is generally dusty and corrosive and may contain traces of hydrogen
sulphide.

3.2

Building materials, finishes and fittings shall in all respects be suitable for
the service conditions stated in the Engineering Group Specification entitled
"Basic Design Criteria" (Number 015-AH-1001 ).

MASONRY
4.1

General
4.1.1

This section describes the materials and workmanship related to


the masonry.

4.1.2

External Walls
a.

External walls shall be cavity walls. The construction of


external cavity walls shall be with sandlime brickwork outer
leaf and reinforced concrete block inner leaf bonded together
with wall ties.

b.

External walls shall be provided with a cavity between outer


leaf of brickwork and inner leaf of concrete blockwork.
Cavity size shall be determined by the Contractor.

c.

25-mm-minimum air gap shall be provided in cavity between


facing bricks and insulation, with air bricks to allow through
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Weep holes shall be provided in "perpends" at 1200-mm


centres (maximum) above damp-proof courses.

e.

Open joints shall be provided in perpends of every fourth joint


above ground level.

f.

To obtain thermal value 0.1 Btu in the external walls.


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The overall external wall construction shall be designed to


give minimum 'U' value of 0.6WIm210C

Cavity Insulation
Cavity insulation shall comply with BS 3837, BS 4841 or BS 6676.
Cavity thermal insulation slabs shall be built in as work proceeds
in accordance with the Company-Approved Manufacturer's
instructions. Mortar "snots" shall be removed from exposed leaf
and droppings cleaned from the top edge of the thermal insulation.
Insulation shall not be pushed into cavities.
Internal Walls and Partitions
a.

Concrete Masonry Partitions


The construction of internal masonry concrete walls shall be
in 150-mm-thick blocks minimum. All internal walls shall
extend to underside of roof andlor structural beams unless
otherwise stated.

b.

Lateral Restraint
Unless otherwise specified, internal walls and partitions shall
be laterally restrained. The length or height of the wall in
relation to its thickness shall be within the limits given in BS
5628, Part 3.

4.2

Fire Resistance
4.2.1

The fire rating of concrete masonry walls shall meet the


requirements specified on Drawings, scopes of work and British
Building Regulations.

4.2.2

General areas requiring fire-resisting walls are:


a.

Control rooms.

b.

Laboratory.

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Compartment walls.
Staircase enclosures.

e.

Plant rooms.

f.

Electrical rooms.

g.

Test rooms.

h.

Escape routes.

i.

Other rooms where specified in scope of work or Drawings.

Movement Joint
Movement joints and edge clearance shall be filled with a non-combustible
material (mineral fibre) which will allow the movement joint to function.

4.4

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4.4.1

Sand Cement Blocks


a.

Precast concrete masonry blocks shall be solid or hollow and


shall comply with all the requirements of BS 6073. Part 1 and
obtained from National lndustries Company in the following
sizes:

b.

The nominal size will be:


Length

400 mm

Height

200 mm

Thickness

4.4.2

4.4.3

150 mm and 200


mm

Block Strength
a.

Minimum average compressive strength: Dense concrete


blocks: 10.0 N/mm2.

b.

The design of reinforced blockwork shall be in accordance


with BS 5628, Part 2

Sandlime Bricks
a.

The bricks shall be class A sandlime bricks obtained from the


National lndustries Company and shall comply with BS 187.

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b.

The colour of the bricks shall be beige or similar.

c.

The bricks shall be good, hard, sound and square with welldefined edges, even and uniform in colour and free from any
cracks or other defects.

Materials For Mortar


Cement
1.

Portland cement in compliance with BS 12 or similar


approved.

2.

Sulphate resisting Portland cement in compliance with


BS 4027 or similar approved.

Lime
Lime used shall be in accordance with BS 890 class B, or
Kuwait quicklime obtained from the National Industries
Company.
Water
The water shall be as produced by the state distillation plant
and shall comply with BS 3148. Seawater or brackish water
shall not be used for mixing or curing.
Sand
Sand shall comply with the requirements of BS 1200 and be
well graded in accordance with Table 1, Type G.
Admixtures
The admixtures used shall comply with BS 4887.
Samples of Bricks/Blocks
Samples of all types of bricks/blocks to be used in the Works
shall be submitted to the Company for approval before work
is commenced.
4.4.5

Reinforcement
a.

Reinforcing steel, including bed joint reinforcement, shall


comply with the following relevant standards:

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Hot-rolled steel bars for the reinforcement of


concrete

BS 4449

Hand-drawn mild steel wire for the


reinforcement of concrete

BS 4482

Steel fabric for the reinforcement of concrete

BS 4483

Concrete lnfill
a.

Concrete infill for reinforced blockwork shall comply with BS


5628, Part 2, Section 2. The aggregate size shall not
exceed 10 mm.

b.

Concrete may be batch mixed onsite.

Cement Mortar
Cement and sand mortar shall comply with the requirements
of BS 5628.
Mortar for pointing shall be a 1:3 ceme,nt sand mix.
Building mortar shall be 1:4 cement sand mix.
The inclusion of mortar plasticisers shall be in accordance
with the recommendation of the Company-Approved
Manufacturer for the class of mortar being mixed.
Sulphate-resisting cement shall comply with BS 4027 and be
used throughout.

4.4.8

Damp-Proof Courses
Damp-proof course materials shall be a single layer of five-ply
tropical quality bitumenized fibre-felt damp-proof course weighing
not less than 3.25 kg/m2 complying with BS 743, latest edition,
type 58.

4.4.9

Ties
a.

Bonding ties shall be galvanised expanded metal strips or


galvanised woven mesh (300 mm wide minimum). Corner
angle beads shall be galvanised expanded metal.

b.

Wall ties shall comply with BS 1243 and shall be hot-dip


galvanised steel or stainless steel.

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4.4.10 Lintels and Sills


a.

External Walls
The lintels shall be reinforced concrete "bootn lintel and shall
comply with BS 81 10.

b.

Internal Walls
The lintels shall be reinforced concrete "box" lintel and shall
comply with BS 81 10.

c.

Sills
The sills shall be reinforced concrete and shall comply with BS
81 10.

4.4.1 1 Joints
a.

Compressible pre-formed expansion joint filler shall be cork-or


bitumen-impregnated fibre boarding of 20-mm thickness,
within a tolerance of
1.5mm, and of such width that it
complies with the specified joint details.

4.5.1

b.

Joint sealer shall be a silicone-based sealant complying with


BS 5889 Type A and applied in accordance with the
Company-Approved Manufacturer's recommendations. A
sample shall be submitted to the Company for approval before
incorporation in the work.

c.

The horizontal and vertical joint between compartment walls


shall be filled with intufoam as manufactured by the
Company-Approved Manufacturer and shall comply with BS
476.

General
All masonry work shall be in accordance with BS 5628.

4.5.2

Mortar
a.

Mortar generally shall be machine mixed, mixed dry and then


with added water until the correct consistency and uniform
distribution of materials is obtained. Before mixing a fresh
series of batches, the mixer drum shall be thoroughly cleaned.

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Hand mixing shall be done on a clean watertight platform,


first dry and then with added water until the correct
consistency and uniform distribution of materials is obtained.

c.

Mortars shall be used within 3 5 minutes of the addition of


water. Any mortar not then used shall be discarded. Mortar
shall not be re-mixed after the initial set has taken place.

Setting-Out
All brickwork/blockwork shall be set out and built to the respective
dimensions, thicknesses and heights shown on the Drawings.
Wetting
Wetting before laying shall only be done where, and as, necessary
to adjust suction on the faces in contact with the mortar, taking
into consideration the ambient conditions.
In reinforced concrete frame structures, the frame for each floor
shall be built, cured and approved by the Company before
brickwork or blockwork laying commences.
Brickwork/blockwork shall be carried out in a uniform manner, no
one portion being raised more than 900 mm above another at one
time. All perpends, quoins etc, shall be kept strictly true and
square and the whole properly bonded together. The maximum
height which is to be built in one day is 1.5 m.
Exposed perpends at corners, openings, windows and door jambs
shall be plain faced. Cut or recessed bricks/blocks shall not be
allowed.
Reinforcement
a.

Internal Walls
1.

For internal walls, galvanised expanded metal lathing,


the width of the blockwork, shall be fully bedded into
every third horizontal blockwork course unless design
reinforcement is provided.

2.

Vertical reinforcement shall not be less than 8-mm


diameter and be provided at spacing of not greater
than 1 . 0 m from centre to centre.

b.

External Walls
For external walls, bed joint reinforcement (steel bars to BS
4449) shall be provided in every blockwork course. Vertical
reinforcement shall not be less than 12-mm diameter and be
provided in every blockwork core.

4.5.9

Cavity walls shall have a cavity as detailed on the Drawings. Each


leaf shall be united by staggered wall ties at the rate of not less
than two per 0.8 m2 and uniformly spaced at approximately 900mm horizontal and 450-mm vertical centres. Additional ties shall
be provided within 150 mm of the edge of opening and joints, one
for each 200 mm of height. The bottom run of wall ties shall be
at 600-mm horizontal centres to retain the insulation batts. Ties
shall be placed as the work proceeds and set level or with a slight
slope towards the outside leaf.

4.5.10 All mortar joints between blockslbricks shall be as specified and


shall be solidly filled to a general thickness of 1 0 mm and at no
point more than 15 mm. All cross joints shall be filled by well
buttering the end of the bricklblock and then pushing it into
position against its neighbour.
4.5.1 1 Block walls and half-brick thick brick walls shall be built in stretcher
bond. Brick walls one brick thick or over shall have one stretcher
course to one header course. Intersections of block walls shall be
properly bonded in alternative courses.
4.5.1 2 Generally blockwork where exposed shall be pointed, as specified,
as the work proceeds. Joints and beds must be filled with mortar
except those facings which are t o receive external or internal
plastering, which shall be raked out not exceeding 5 mm deep
using a key with shoulder to prevent deeper raking.
4.5.13 A solid or profiled course of blockwork shall be provided at sill level
of openings and under bearings of all in situ or precast concrete.
4.5.14 All exposed horizontal mortar joints shall be raked out or pressed
back to give a uniform appearance. Recessed joints shall be
pointed or "flushed up" to give a "flush" mortar joint.
4.5.1 5 Joint Between Partitions and Soffits
All internal walls and partitions shall initially be built up to leave 20mm joint between the top of the wall or partition and the soffit of
the slab or structural beam. The joint shall be filled with Companyapproved fire-resistant sealant material.

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Columns
a.

Internal Walls
All internal walls shall be provided with connection between
walls and concrete columns, at maximum 450-mm centres by
means of zinc-coated or galvanised metal ties mechanically
fixed to the column and fully bedded into the mortar joints of
the walls.

b.

External Walls
Connections between external cavity wall and concrete
columns shall be provided at maximum 450-mm centres by
means of zinc-coated or galvanised metal ties to channel slots
built into the column and fully embedded in the mortar joints
of the walls.

4.5.1 7 Filling Hollow Blocks


a.

All the excess mortar and debris shall be removed from the
core before filling with concrete.

b.

Walls are to be filled solid and shall be built up in lifts not


exceeding 1200 mm and concreted after allowing minimum
period of 24 hours to elapse to enable the mortar to harden.
The initial compaction of the concrete shall be carried out by
hand using a 25x50-mm wooden rod or by vibration. The
final compaction shall take place 10-15 minutes after initial
compaction by vibration.

4.5.1 8 Penetrations
Penetrations through both external and internal walls for services
shall be properly sealed against fire, gas, insects and rodents.
4.5.19 Lintels
a.

An open joint not less than 12 mm shall be provided between


the ends of precast or cast in situ concrete lintels and the
bricks/blocks adjacent to these ends. The joints shall be filled
with sealant after plastering.

b.

Lintels shall have minimum end bearing of 200 mm.

4.5.20 Unplastered Walls


a.

Walls to be left unplastered shall have a fair face consisting


of selected blocks pointed with a neat flush joint as the work
proceeds using the same mortar mix as for the jointing.

b.

The faces of walls shall be kept clean and free from mortar
droppings and splashes during progress of the work.

4.5.21 Damp-Proof Courses


On walls the damp-proof course shall be lapped at least
150 mm at joints and angles and bedded in hot bitumen,
pointed both sides and covered with bed of mortar.
The Contractor shall provide and build in a vertical damp-proof
course at jambs of openings in cavity walls and a horizontal
damp-proof course above such openings.
For concrete floors on grade, the damp-proof membrane
below shall be continuous throughout the whole floor area
and shall be sealed to the damp course in every adjoining wall
or other part of the structure.
All parapet walls shall be provided with a horizontal dampproof course before fixing proprietary aluminium or other type
of coping.
Damp-proof courses shall be provided even if not indicated on
Drawings.
Where damp-proof courses are to be laid on or against
concrete face, the concrete shall be coated with a Companyapproved hot bituminous material.
4.5.22 Bedding of Frames
a.

All windows and door frames shall have structural ties


embedded or drilled into the blockwork or concrete structure.

b.

All frames shall be bedded in the same mortar as used for the
wall.

c.

All frames shall be pointed on the exposed face with a gun


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4.5.23 Tolerances
All brickwork buildings shall be constructed in accordance with the
tolerances given in BS 5606, with modifications as given below:
Length
Upto and including 5m

* 10 mm

Including 5 m and over

k 15 mm

Over 10 m

k 20 mm

Height

Over 6 m

* 5 mm
* 15 mm
* 20 mm

Level of Bed Joints

k 3 mm

Up to and including 3 m
Over 3 m including 6 m

4.6

Test S~ecimen
Testing of blocks for the strength shall be the responsibility of the
Contractor.

4.7

Conclusion
At the conclusion of the work, walls shall be cleaned and all scaffolding and
debris removed. Masonry units shall be cleaned only with Companyapproved cleaning solutions recommended by the bricklblock Approved
Manufacturer.

5.0

FLOOR SCREEDS

5.1

General
This section describes the materials, and workmanship related to the
screeds.

5.2

Desian of Screed~
5.2.1

Screeds shall be fit for the purpose shown on the Contract


Drawings:
a.

CementISand screed for general use and substrates to


finishes.

b.

Fine concrete screed for hard-wearing areas.

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Surface Hardener
a.

All surface hardeners and dustproofing agents shall comply


with BS 8204, Part 2.

b.

Generally, all surface hardener and dustproofing agents shall


be steel trowelled to freshly placed concrete or screeds to
ensure that hard-wearing surfaces bond monolithically on the
base of the concrete or screeds. Rate and methods shall be
in accordance with the Company-Approved Manufacturer.

c.

Heavy duty: A hard and anti-dust surface shall be obtained


with the use of a proprietary dry shake floor hardener applied
in accordance with the Company-Approved Manufacturer's
instructions together with self-levelling abrasions and
chemical resistant epoxy grey floor paint and antislip grains
where required.

d.

Medium duty: A medium and anti-dust surface shall be


obtained with the use of a proprietary floor hardener applied
in accordance with the Company-Approved Manufacturer's
instructions together with self-levelling abrasions, chemical
resistant and antislip grains. Enclosed areas shall be included
with epoxy grey floor paint.

e.

Spark-resistantlstatic-disseminating surface shall be obtained


with the use of a proprietary hardening compound in colour
approved by the Company and shall be applied in accordance
with the Company-Approved Manufacturer's instructions.

Self-Levelling Screeds
Self-levelling screed shall be as manufactured by the
Company-Approved Manufacturer and shall be mixed in strict
accordance with the Manufacturer's instructions.
Screeds 50 mm and under shall be fully bonded to a scabbled
substrate. Screeds in excess of 50 mm thickness shall be
reinforced and laid on a separate membrane.
Screeds which are to be a finished surface or receive vinyl tile
or sheet flooring or epoxy coating shall have a steel float
finish.
Screeds to receive ceramic tiles or designated non-slip surface
may be wood float or tamped finish.

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Water-reducing admixture to BS 5075, Part 1 may be used in


accordance with the Company-Approved Manufacturer's
instructions.
Screeds shall be mixed as follows:
Cementlsandlaggregate shall be mixed in the ratio 1:1 % :3.
30 Cementlaggregate shall be mixed in the ratio of 1 to 3.
Water-cement ratio shall be as low as possible compatible
with workability.
Screed strength shall be 30 Nlmm2. Screed shall be tested
with a screed tester on each 100m2 to guidelines laid down
by BRE Information Paper 11/84, and results shall satisfy
Category B.
Screeds shall be tested for flatness with a slip gauge (to BS
8204, Part 1, Figure 3).
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5.3

Variation in gap under the straightedge placed anywhere on


the surface shall not exceed 3 mm under a 3-m straightedge.

Materials
5.3.1

Cement shall be sulphate-resisting Portland cement in compliance


with BS 4027.

5.3.2

Aggregate shall be to BS 882 Table 5, grading limit MI but not


more than 10% passing sieve size 150 microns.

5.3.3

Coarse aggregate shall be to BS 882: 10 mm, single-sized for


screeds in excess of 50 mm in thickness.

5.3.4

Reinforcement shall be light steel mesh 50 mm x 50 mm to


BS 4483 Designation 0.49 (2.5-mm diameter)
Mesh wire netting to BS 1485 Designation 19.

5.3.5

Separating membrane to be woven glass-fibre reinforced permeable


felt.

5.4.1

Screeds shall be prevented from drying out or prematurely setting


in hot weather by suitable methods of curing.

5.4.2

Mixes must be mixed in a mechanical mixer.

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Substrates shall be thoroughly prepared prior to screeding. Before


the toppings are applied, the weak surface laitance of the slab and
any other contaminating material shall be removed completely and
the coarse aggregate exposed. All dust shall be vacuumed up and
debris shall be removed and the surface thoroughly wetted.
Immediately before the topping is placed, surplus water shall be
removed and a slurry of neat cement brushed into the surfaces. A
Company-approved bonding agent may be used in lieu of a neat
Company-approved cement grout.
Screeds shall normally be laid in one continuous operation except
under quarry or glazed tile finish, when screeds may be laid in bays
with butt vertical joints. Maximum bay size for screeds under tiling
shall not exceed 15 m2 and bay size ratio should be as close to
1 :I.5 as possible. At least 24 hours should elapse between laying
adjacent bays, with the joint edges wetted and brushed with
cement grout. All screeds must be thoroughly compacted.
The topping shall be placed before the slurry dries out. Particular
attention shall be paid to ensuring full compaction, especially at the
edges and corners. To achieve dense topping, the use of double
vibrating beam is recommended.
Initial finishing shall be carried out by hand or power floating to
bring the topping to within specified level tolerance with a closed
smooth surface. Final finishing shall be carried out by successive
trowelling either by hand or machine.
Screeds shall be subject to a curing process.
Screeds shall be cured for at least 7 days after laying. A resin
curinglsealing agent may be used, except where adhesives are to
be used for fixing subsequent floor finishes.
Toppings shall be kept moist before curing is complete.

5.4.10 The screeds shall be adequately protected from damage by


methods approved by the Company from the time of laying until
the point of building handover.
6.0

ROOFING

6.1

General
This section describes the materials and workmanship related to the flat
roof coverings on concrete slabs.

6.1.1 Thermal Properties

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To obtain thermal value 0.07 Btu in the roof.


Sq/FtI0F/Hr

b.

The overall roof construction shall be designed to give


minimum 'U' value of 0.4 WIm210C.

Materials
The roofing system shall incorporate a waterproof membrane, a lightweight
cellular concrete screed, rigid thermal insulation and vapour barrier.
6.2.1

6.2.2

Lightweight Screed
a.

The lightweight cellular concrete roof screed shall comprise


Portland cement, foaming emulsion and water combined in a
purpose made mixer to produce a proprietary lightweight
screed.

b.

Density shall be 500 kg/m3 (minimum).

Sheathing Felt
a.

6.2.3

Sheathing felt underlay for asphalt shall be in accordance with


BS 747:
1.

Class 1 Type IC self-finished bitumen felts nominal


weight not less than 1.4 kg/m2.

2.

Class 2 type 28 self-finished bitumen asbestos felts


nominal weight not less than 1.4 kg/m2.

Waterproofing Membrane
The roof waterproofing membrane shall be a 4-mm thick, heavy
laminate bituminous felt of a type suitable for hot climates,
reinforced with 170 gm/m2 of non-woven polyester inlay and
modified bituminous compound presenting high thermal stability,
plasticity and flexibility characteristics. Waterproofing membrance
shall be as manufactured by Aquaseal or similar approved by the
Company.

6.2.4

6.2.5

The membrane shall have a 50-mm-minimum rigid thermal


insulation (extruded polystyrene) as recommended by the
Company-Approved Manufacturer. Insulation shall be laid on
waterproofing membrane in accordance with the specification of
the Approved Manufacturer.
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500x500~50-mmthick precast concrete paving slabs shall be laid


on extruded polystyrene with cement mortar bed, as to the
Company-Approved Manufacturer's instructions.
6.2.6

Angle fillet to be fixed at the perimeter of the parapet wall and


waterproof membrane extended to minimum of 200 mm, dressed
with code 4 lead flashing.

6.2.7

Coping to Parapet
Proprietary aluminium coping with fixtures and fittings shall comply
with BS 1470 and shall be fixed to parapet in accordance with the
Company-Approved Manufacturer's instructions.

6.3

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6.3.1

6.3.2

Screeds
a.

Roof screed shall be laid to the Company-Approved


Manufacturer's instructions and in accordance with CP 144,
Parts 3 and 4, to a minimum fall of 1 in 80.

b.

Screeds shall be laid with a minimum thickness of 30 mm.

c.

Screeds shall not be laid when they are likely to be affected


by rain, and after laying shall be protected from rain.

d.

Construction traffic shall not be allowed on the screed and


precautions should be taken to prevent damage by barrows,
gas cylinders, tar boilers and other similar point loadings.

Sheathing Felt
Sheathing felt shall be laid loose with 150-mm overlap.

6.3.3

Waterproof Membrane
The membrane shall be handled and applied strictly in accordance
with the Company-Approved Manufacturer's written instructions.
Surfaces to be covered shall be clean, flat, dry and free from any
matter likely to adversely affect the performance of the
waterproofing. The Approved Manufacturer's primer shall be
applied prior to laying the membrane.

6.3.4

Paving
a.

500x500~50-mmthick precast concrete paving slabs shall be


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accordance with the Approved Manufacturer's written


instructions.
The waterproofing membrane shall extend minimum 200 mm
up and down vertical surfaces. A membrane which will be
left exposed beyond insulation or precast slabs or horizontal
protection level shall be in brown colour.
The installation of the waterproof membrane shall not be
started until all projections through the membrane have been
installed.
All pipes and conduits shall be made watertight when passing
through the roof surface by the use of prefabricated boots.
All flashings shall be lapped into the membrane using
reinforcing strips.

6.4

Testing
All horizontal areas shall be waterflood tested prior to the
installation of the rigid extruded polystyrene. No area shall be
water tested before 48 hours after application of waterproofing
membrane.
Water testing shall include flooding of the entire area either by
section or entirely for a minimum period of 24 hours.
Any areas where leaks occur shall be drained, thoroughly dried,
repaired, and then retested.
Installation of the insulation mortar beds, and finish slabs which are
applied over the waterproofing shall not start until such time as the
membrane is leak-free and has been approved by the Company.

7.0

RAINWATER SYSTEM
7.1

General
This section describes the material and installation of a rainwater system.

7.2

Materials
7.2.1

Rainwater pipes shall be in unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (UPVC)


as manufactured by the Company-Approved Manufacturer.

7.2.2

UPVC rainwater pipes and fittings shall comply with BS 4576,


Part 1. All pipes shall be fitted with an access. Pipe fixings shall
comply with BS 4576, Part 1, Appendix J.

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7.2.3

Rainwater pipes to be 100-mm diameter having solvent welded


sockets generally one seal ring adaptor. UPVC screw to wall
holderbats (2- m centres) wall plug and zinc plate 3 2 mm x No 10
screws, offsets to be formed using 2 no bends.

7.2.4

Gutter outlets to be 100-mm diameter x 41 0 UPVC flat-roof outlet


bedded in mastic and screwed down into concrete recess.

7.2.5

Gutters and rainwater pipes to match metal cladding shall be


fabricated from sheet metal compatible with cladding and coated
as for cladding sheets. Gutters and rainwater pipes shall be
submitted to the Company for approval.

7.3.1

Installation of pipeslfittings shall have complete discharge of


rainwater from the building in compliance with design and
performance requirements and without leaking.

7.3.2

Cut ends to be clean and square with burrs removed.

7.3.3

Allow for thermal and building movement when fixing and jointing.

7.3.4

Make sure that all outlets are securely fixed before connecting any
pipework.

7.3.5

Provide additional supports as necessary to support pipe collars.

7.3.6

Rainwater pipes shall be tested with air pressure in sections.

DOORS AND IRONMONGERY


General
This section describes the materials and installation of the externallinternal
doors, including associated ironmongery. Type and size shall be approved
by the Company.

Locks
All locks shall be part of a master key system. All mortice-type locks and
latches shall comply with BS 5872.
External Doorg
8.3.1

All external doors shall be manufactured from double-skin 2-mm


steel sheets, insulated with a core of non-combustible materials, as
those designed and manufactured by the Company-Approved
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The doors shall be supplied complete, including fixings to be built


in as per the Approved Manufacturer's instructions. They shall be
2-hour fire rated, resist a force of 6.0 kN/m2. Doors shall be
weathertight.
Roller Shutter Doors
Steel roller shutter doors with necessary controls, fixtures and
fittings shall be approved by the Company.
lronmongery and Door Furniture for External Doors
Doors shall be supplied with hinges, closer, latch, lever handles,
with top and bottom shoot bolts on the inactive leaf, lock door
stop, vision panels, panic bar and necessary signs. (All signs to be
approved by the Company.)
Hinges
All external steel door leaves shall be fitted with three stainless
steel ball-bearing butt hinges. All hinges shall be capable of
withstanding heavy use and all local environmental conditions. All
hinges shall comply with BS 7352 and BS 1227.
Door Closers
Door closers shall be of heavy-duty quality capable of withstanding
heavy use and local environmental conditions. Door closers to
incorporate an adjustable restraining system. Door closers shall
comply with BS 6459.
Lever handles shall be of the D shape to prevent fouling of
clothing.
Latches shall be spring-mortice type keyed or unkeyed operable by
either panic bar arrangement or lever handles.
Door stops shall be resilient, easily removable and shall be
positioned so as not to cause a hazard to escaping personnel.
Flush or monkey tail bolts shall be fitted to the inactive leaf, at
bottom and top.
Cylinder lock and panic bar assemblies shall comply with BS 5725
and provided to emergency escape doors.

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All internal doors shall be solid-core veneered timber generally in


accordance with BS 459, Part 2, with a skeleton comprising stiles,
top, bottom and intermediate rails and lock block. The finished
thickness shall be 44 mm unless otherwise agreed to.
Fire check doors shall comply with BS 459: Part 3.
All doors shall be fitted with vision panels of 6-mm polished
Georgian wired glass to BS 952, Part 1, paragrapah 8.3.
Doors with glazed removable overhead panels where stated.
Vision panels shall be fixed with beads, brass cups and screws let
in to finish flush with the face of the work.
Door Frames
All internal door frames shall be in hardwood to the sizes and
profiles to suit the finish of the doors. Heads shall be morticed
tennoned the full width of the members, glued and wedged.
Architraves
All internal door frame shall have 44-mm x 19-mm softwood Ovoto
Pattern architraves. At junction with right-angled walls, 19-mm
softwood quadrants shall be fixed to the frames.
Pressure Impregnation
Preservativefor timber shall be pressure or immersion impregnation
complying with BS 1282.
8.5

lronmonaerv and Door Furniture for Internal Doors


8.5.1

All ironmongery shall be fixed with matching screws and shall be


properly fitted and lubricated to ensure proper operation.

8.5.2

All ironmongery shall be new and of first-class quality.

8.5.3

Six keys shall be provided for each lock, and all keys shall be
clearly labelled.

8.5.4

Hinges
a.

All internal doors shall be fitted with three 100-mm stainless


steel butt hinges with steel fixed pins, to BS 1227. They
shall be fixed with 30-mm-long stainless steel screws.

b.

Hinges for shower and toilet cubicle doors shall be 100-mm


stainless steel falling butt hinges with steel fixed pins. They
shall be fixed with stainless steel screws, finish t o be
coordinated t o match cubicles fitments.

Mortice Locks
Cylinder mortice deadlock with aluminium forend and stainless
steel striking plate with t w o nickel-plated steel keys.
Door Closers
Door closers shall be as supplied with cover. Both items shall be
satin aluminium finish and shall comply with BS 6459.
Kick Plate and Push Plates
Kick plates and push plates shall be 2.5-mm-thick plain aluminium
sheet t o the width of the doors less 5 0 mm. They shall be fixed
with aluminium screws. The plates shall be rubbed down, cleaned
and polished and left free from scratches.
Hasps and Staples
Hasps and staples shall be heavy pattern with concealed fixings.
They shall be fixed with countersunk head through bolts with
stainless steel nuts let into the door.
Door Handles
Door handles shall be aluminium finish D-shaped pull handles.
They shall be fixed with stainless steel through bolts.
Bolts
Flush bolt with sunk slide finish with top plate and easy clean
bottom socket slotted into the floor.
Panic Bolts
Double mortice panic bolt in aluminium finish fitted with automatic
tripper catch t o keep bolt in "unshot" position when doors are
open.

8.6.1

Steel doors and frames shall be installed strictly in accordance with


the Company-Approved Manufacturer's instructions, true t o line,
level and plumb.

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8.6.2

Veneering shall be factory applied.

8.6.3

Internal door frames shall have three fixings each side in their
height, and for double-leaf doors two fixings in their head, plugged
screwed and pelleted.

8.6.4

Samples or catalogue for all items in this specification with full


Company-Approved Manufacturer's information shall be provided
for approval to the Company.

WINDOWS AND GLAZING

9.1

General
This section describes the materials, and workmanship related to all the
external/internal windows, glazing and venetian blinds.

9.2

Materials
Windows shall be fixed glass pre-finished steel double-glazed units
with all fixtures and fittings including head and sills such as by
Company-Approved Manufacturer.
Windows shall comply with BS 6510.
External glazing shall be hermetically sealed double-glazed units,
made of laminated glass as per 9.2.5 and shall be able to resist a
force of 4kN/m2.
Fixing Requirements for External Glazing
a.

To limit damage to the glass pane in the window frame in the


case of an explosion, the following requirements shall apply:
1.

The window frame shall have a minimum rebate of


30 mm.

2.

The glass panes shall be fitted from the outside.

3.

Double glazing shall be fixed with metal beads in


height corresponding to the height of the rebate. The
steel beads shall be fixed with at least 5%-mm
screws at 200-mm centres.

4.

The clearance between the pane and the frame shall


be at least 3 mm in lateral directions and at least 5
mm in the perimetral direction (i.e., in the plane of the
glass pane) to keep the glass pane free from stresses
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5.

The clearances shall be maintained by the use of


neoprene setting blocks and side spacers.

6.

The adhesive compound shall be a non-hardening


gluing compound to glue the glass in the steel
window frame. A self-adhesive aluminium tape,
taped on the edge of the window pane, will act as a
separation between adhesive compound and PVB
interlayer in the case of possible harmful inter-action
between components of the adhesive compound and
the PVB interlayer.

7.

The fixing method shall ensure void-free and waterproof joints.

8.

The transport, the application of primers, compounds,


aluminium to neoprene setting blocks and neoprene
side spacers shall be in accordance with the
instructions of the Company-Approved Manufacturers
of the glass and the compounds.

External Glazing
Laminated glass shall be used consisting of two layers of float
glass of at least 3 mm each and a polyvinyl-butyryl (PVB) interlayer
of 1.9 mm. All panes shall be marked clearly by the CompanyApproved Manufacturer by etching his name in the glass.

9.2.6

lnternal glazing
Normal glass with a minimum thickness of 6 mm shall be
supplied to BS 952. The panes shall be fitted in steel frames
composed of standard sections, and fixed with a nonhardening, non-staining type of putty.
lnternal glass in timber doors and in hardwood frames shall be
fixed with screwed hardwood beads.
All external and internal doors shall be provided with 6-mm
Georgian polished wired glass in view of its resistance to
fragmentation.
Wired, glass, thickness 6 mm, shall be fixed with screwed
metal beads in steel frames and with wooden beads in
wooden doors.
Transparent Georgian polished wired glass shall be used if
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Two hour fire-rated windows shall be provided where


specified.

Glass blocks shall be as manufactured by the Company-Approved


Manufacturer from two hollow moulded glass sections fused
together to form a hollow transparent or translucent hermetically
sealed block, having dimensions of 190 mm x 190 mm x 100 mm
thick.
9.2.8

Putty
Linseed oil putty for glazing to wood shall comply to BS 544.

9.2.9

Mastic Sealant
One part silicon sealant for glass blocks shall be as manufactured
by the Company-Approved Manufacturer.

9.2.10 Venetian Blinds


a.

All external windows shall be fitted with fully retractable


proprietary venetian blind.

b.

Venetian blinds shall be deep section cord operated through


360.

c.

Venetian blinds shall be designed, using materials resistant to


intense heat.

d.

All venetian blinds shall be fixed in accordance with the


Company-Approved Manufacturer's instructions.

9.3.1

All windows shall be fixed in accordance with the CompanyApproved Manufacturer's instructions, true to line, level and plumb.

9.3.2

Units shall be protection wrapped from factory to point of


installation. Damaged units shall be replaced. Units or their
surroundings damaged in fixing shall be made good or replaced.

9.3.3

All protection shall be removed and all finishes, and glass cleaned
down and checked.

9.3.4

Glass blocks shall be bedded in a 1:3 cementlsand mortar with a


clear gap of 3 mm between exposed glass edges. The gap shall be
raked out, cleaned and neatly painted with mastic sealant. Glass

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block panels shall not exceed 6 m in any direction, nor be greater


than 18.5 m2. Where glass block panels are required t o be fire
resistant, they shall not exceed 3 m in any direction.
9.3.5

Glass shall be fitted in accordance with BS CP 152.

9.3.6

Georgian wired glass shall have the wiring aligned vertically and
horizontally t o adjacent glazed panels.

9.3.7

Fire-resistant beading shall be butt jointed at corners and fixed with


38-mm countersunk brass screws at not more than 200-mm
centres and not more than 5 0 mm from each end.

9.3.8

Fire-resistant beading for I-hour fire-resisting doors shall be sealed


with intumescent mastic.

10.0 PLASTERING
10.1 General

This section describes the materials and workmanship related t o wall


plastering.
10.2 Materials
10.2.1 Plastering
All materials shall be new and free of defects.
10.2.2 Cement
Sulphate-resisting Portland cement in compliance with BS 4027.
10.2.3 Lime
Lime shall comply with BS 890.
10.2.4 Water
The water shall be in accordance with BS 3148.
10.2.5 Aggregates
Aggregates shall generally comply with the requirements of BS 882
or BS 1199.
10.2.6 Gypsum Plaster
Gypsum buildings plaster shall comply with BS 1 191, Part 2.

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10.2.7 Plasticizer
Plasticizer shall comply with BS 4887.
10.2.8 Bonding Agent
Polyvinyl acetate (PVAC) emulsion bonding agents for use in
plaster shall comply with BS 5270.
10.2.9 Beads and Stops
Beads and stops profiled to suit the depth of plaster to be applied,
shall be manufactured form tight coat galvanized steel to BS 2989
grade 22, coating type C.
10.2.10

Welded Fabric Mesh for Reinforced Rendering


Galvanized welded-fabric mesh with 25 x 25-mm squares having
wires not less than 2.5-mm diameter.

10.2.1 1

Expanded Metal Lath


a.

Manufactured from tight coat galvanized sheet made in


accordance with the requirements of BS 2989 grade 22,
coating type C, with a minimum aperture of 6 mm.

b.

Metal lath for plastering shall comply with BS 1369..

10.2.12

Nails, Staples Screws, Washers


Nails, screws and washers to be of galvanized steel. Nails shall
comply with BS 1202, Part 1 and staples to BS 1494, Part 2.

10.3 Workmanshir,
10.3.1 Preparation
a.

Surfaces to be plastered shall be thoroughly cleaned of all oil,


dust, etc.

b.

Blockwork surfaces shall have the joints raked out and


brushed down and splattered with cementhand (1:3) applied
with a tyrolean machine.

c.

Expanded metal lath shall be provided over all electrical


conduits or at junctions of different backgrounds. The metal
lath shall be fixed using washers, nails or screws or shot fired
pins.

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Beds, stops shall be fixed plumb, with galvanized nails (at


600-mm-maximum centres).

10.3.2 Cement Plaster

a.

Class A cement plaster shall be mixed in the proportion of 1


part cement, 2 parts lime to 9 parts sand by volume.

b.

Class 6 cement plaster shall be mixed in the proportion of 1


part cement, 0.25 part lime to 3 parts sand by volume.

c.

The first coat of plaster shall be 10 mm thick and finished


with uniform rough scratch surface to provide a good bond
for the finishing coat. The finishing coat, 10 mm thick, shall
be finished with wooden float or steel trowel. Total thickness
of plaster shall be 20 mm thick applied in two 10-mm thick
coats.

10.3.3 Gypsum Plaster


Gypsum plaster shall be 15 mm thick in two coats. The first
coat shall be browning plaster 12 mm thick and finishing with
a uniform rough scratch surface to provide a good bond for
the finishing coat.
All coats shall be applied with firm pressure to exclude air end
to ensure a good bond.
The surface of the finish coat shall be smooth, free from
irregularities, with straight and plumb angles.
Surface variation shall not exceed ~t1.5 mm under a 800mm-long straight edge.
All coats shall be prevented from drying out too quickly during
the hot months.
All external rendering shall be protected by hessian and kept
damp by a spray of water (3 days' curing for each coat).
11.0 PAINTING
11.1 General

11.1.1 This section includes the painting of building materials other than
self-finish items and structural steel.
11.1.2 For structural steel, see the Engineering Group Specification
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11.2 Materials
11.2.1 Paint containing lead shall not be used.
11.2.2 Sealers, fillers, putty, primer, undercoat, gloss topcoat, wood
varnish and emulsion shall be such as by the Company-Approved
Manufacturer.
11.2.3 Epoxy paint shall be supplied by the Company-Approved
Manufacturer.
1I.3 Surface Preearation

lronmongery and other removable fittings in buildings shall be


removed before the preparatory processes are commenced and
shall be carefully and securely stored.
Surfaces to be painted shall be thoroughly dry, clean and free from
dust, grease or other foreign matter.
Steel (Other Than Structural)

All primed surfaces shall be thoroughly cleaned Repair any


damage to the rustproofing protection applied at Works with a coat
of rust inhibitor.
Fair Faced and Plastered Walls
Prepare surfaces including stopping holes, defective joints etc.
Chip, scrape and brush down all surfaces before painting.
Woodwork (New and Improved)
a.

All surfaces shall be thoroughly cleaned down, removing all


dirt, grease and other deposits, in order to avoid the
destructive influence of absorbed moisture. Woodwork shall
be well seasoned and primed with at least one coat of wood
primer, preferably before the structure is erected.

b.

If the wood has been treated with a proprietary wood


preservative, details of the type shall be given to the paint
suppliers, who will be able to recommend their most suitable
primer.

c.

Before priming, knots shall be sealed with a CompanyApproved Manufacturer's polyurethane undercoat or equal.

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d.

The woodwork shall be rubbed down with a suitable grade


wet or dry abrasive paper to give a smooth surface before
painting commences and between each coat.

e.

After priming, all nail holes, breaks and crevices shall be filled
with putty or other suitable filler. (Note: Cellulose fillers shall
not be used on external woodwork.)

f.

Surfaces shall be sound, clean and thoroughly dry prior to


painting and between coats.

g.

It is important that surfaces which will be in permanent


contact with bricks, stone or plaster, such as edges of door
frames, shall be primed before the woodwork is fixed. A
second coat of primer is required on such surfaces,
particularly on end grain, to give added protection against
penetration of moisture from the surrounding surfaces. All
priming coats shall be applied by brush and worked well into
crevices and any rough places.

1 1.4.1 Weather Conditions

a.

No exterior painting shall be carried out in wet, foggy or


dusty conditions.

b.

No interior painting shall be carried out in dusty conditions, or


where water vapour is condensed on surfaces.

1 1.4.2 Mixing
All paints shall be prepared to the Company-Approved
Manufacturer's instructions, including the paint in the painter's
containers. The size of the painter's containers shall be the
smallest practicable for the work in hand. Paint from the painter's
containers shall at the end of a working day be kept in a covered
bulk container. It shall not be mixed with fresh paint.
11.4.3 Driers and Thinners
Driers and thinners shall not be added to the paint as supplied by
the Company-ApprovedManufacturer of the paint, unlessexpressly
permitted by the Manufacturer's printed instructions. Where the
use of thinners and driers is permitted, they shall be used only if
necessary, and shall be of the correct type and thoroughly mixed
in the proportions recommended by the Company-Approved
Manufacturer of the paint.

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11 -4.4 Application Generally

All paints shall be applied in accordance with the


recommendations of the Company-Approved Manufacturer.
All primers shall be applied by brush.
Subsequent coats may be applied by brush, roller, or airless
spray. If spray is adopted, the size of jet and pressure shall
be suitable for the type of paint, any overspray shall be
carefully cleaned off.
No priming coat shall be applied until the surface has been
inspected and the preparatory work has been carried out. No
undercoats or finishing coats shall be applied until the
previous coat has been similarly inspected.
Each coat of paint shall be allowed t o dry and harden before
the next is applied, but subsequent coats shall be applied
within the period specified by the Company-Approved
Manufacturer of the paint as necessary t o secure a proper
bond with the previous coat.
Where necessary, each coat shall be lightly rubbed down with
fine sandpaper before applying the following coat.
No consecutive coats of paint shall be of exactly the same
shade. Where doubt exists as t o acceptable pigmentation t o
achieve slight differences of shade, the Company-Approved
Manufacturer of the paint shall be consulted.
The surfaces t o be coated and the finish t o each shall be as
specified in the schedule of painting.
External finishes shall generally by gloss, and internal finishes
shall generally be satin or semi-gloss finish.
11.4.5 The colour scheme shall be submitted for Company approval well
ahead of commencement of work.
1 1.4.6 Finishing

All painting shall be finished free of tears, runs, blisters, dimpling,


thin patches, ragged edges or "orange peel" effect.
11.5 Com~letionand Makina Good

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lronmongery and other fittings removed before commencement of


preparatory process shall be cleaned and refixed in position upon
completion of painting.
11.6 Paint Svstem for Particular Surfaces

11.6.1 Steel
Refer to the Engineering Group Specification entitled "Shop and
Field Painting" (Number 015-XH-1005).
11.6.2 Plastered Walls (Internal)
a.

Painting of the specified system shall be undertaken only after


water used in construction has dried out.

b.

One coat of diluted emulsion paint.


Two coats of undiluted emulsion paint

11.6.3 Woodwork
a.

Primer
One coat non-lead based wood primer.

b.

Undercoat
1.

Two coats base undercoat .

2.

One coat decorative gloss finish.

11.6.4 Floor Paint


Epoxy floor paint shall be applied in accordance to Company
Approved Manufacturer's instructions.
11.6.5 Fair-Faced Concrete

a.

One coat masonry primer.

b.

One undercoat.

c.

Two coats of emulsion.

1 1.6.6 Hardwood
Timber to receive stain shall be given two coats of coloured stain
paint.

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11.6.7 Steel Frames and Doors


a.

One coat oil base undercoat.

b.

Two coats of decorative gloss finish.

11.6.8 Plastered Walls (Internal)


a.

One coat oil base undercoat.

b.

Two coats decorative gloss finish.

11.6.9 Plastered Walls External


a.

One coat diluted emulsion paint.

b.

Two coats external quality emulsion paint.

12.0 FLOOR AND WALL FINISHES


12.1 General

This section describes the materials and workmanship related to the floor
and wall finishes other than screed.
12.1.2 Screed beds for floor finishes shall comply in every aspect with
section 4, Floor Screeds, of this specification.
12.1.3 Floor finishes in circulation areas shall comply with Class 0 surface
spread of flame defined in BS 476.
Other rooms shall comply with Class 1 except those of less than
30 m2 which can be Class 3.
12.1.4 All colour schemes for tiles shall be agreed to with the Company
before implementing into the Works.
12.2 Materials

All materials shall be new and free of defects. The use of flooring and wall
materials shall be as follows:
12.2.1 Vinyl Floor Tiles
The tiles shall be 3 mm thick complying with BS 3261, Part 1B, to
colours to be agreed to with the Company. Tiles shall be laid in
accordance with the Company-Approved Manufacturer's
instructions and using the Company-Approved Manufacturer's
recommended adhesive.

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12.2.2 Anti-Static Vinyl Floor Tiles


The tiles shall be 3 mm thick, complying with BS 3261, Part 1B,
to colours to be agreed with the Company. Tiles shall be laid in
accordance with the Company-Approved Manufacturer's
instructions and using the Company-Approved Manufacturer's
recommended adhesive. Minimum transversal electrical resistance
shall be 10 ohms.
12.2.3 Skirtings
a.

Coved vinyl skirting to be fixed in accordance with the


Approved Manufacturer's instructions and using the
Company-Approved Manufacturer's recommended adhesive.

b.

Ceramic coved skirting shall be applied on mortar setting bed.

c.

Acid resistant ceramic coved skirting shall be fixed using the


Company-Approved Manufacturer's recommended acid
resistant adhesive and grout.

12.2.4 Carpet Tiles

a.

Carpet tiles shall be adhesive or loose laid to colours to be


specified of a heavy duty, commercial grade. Tiles shall be
100% polypropylene, anti-static, fire resistant.

b.

Skirting shall be coved vinyl as for vinyl floor tiles.

12.2.5 Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles


a.

Bevel-edged glazed ceramic wall tiles shall comply with BS


6431 and BS 1281, applied on mortar setting bed.

b.

Acid-resistant ceramic wall tiles shall comply with BS 6431


and BS 1281. The tiles shall be laid in accordance with the
Company-Approved Manufacturer's instructions and using
Company-Approved Manufacturer's recommended acid
resistant adhesive and grout.

12.2.6 Ceramic Floor Tiles


a.

Non-slip ceramic floor tiles shall comply with BS 6431 and


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Acid-resistant ceramic floor tiles shall comply with BS 6431


and BS 1281. The tiles and coved skirting shall be laid in
accordance with the Company-Approved Manufacturer's
instructions and using Company-Approved Manufacturer's
recommended acid resistant adhesive and grout.

12.2.7 Prior to handing over the Works, the Contractor shall supply the
Company with spare tiles matching in colour and quality with those
used in work. Sixty of each type shall be supplied.
12.2.8 The Contractor shall submit for Company approval samples of all
the floor and wall tiles specified.

12.3 Workmanshir,
12.3.1 General
a.

Floor and wall finish materials shall be stored and installed


according to the Company-Approved Manufacturer's
instructions.

b.

All floor surfaces shall be completely flat without projections


or crevices and terminate at an upstand skirting or flush metal
edge. No edges shall be left exposed. The base to receive
floor tiles shall be clean and dry with no loose or friable areas
or surface dusting.

12.3.2 Ceramic Tiles


a.

b.

Ceramic Floor Tiles

1.

The mortar for bedding shall consist of 1 part of


cement to 4 parts of sand by volume. Minimum
thickness of bedding: 40 mm.

2.

A thin layer of neat cement paste shall be spread over


the mortar bed and the backs of the ceramic tiles
immediately before laying.

Ceramic Wall Tiles

1.

The mortar for bedding shall consist of 1 part of


cement to 4 parts of sand by volume. Minimum
thickness of bedding: 13 mm.

2.

Ceramic tiles shall be positioned and tapped firmly


into the mortar, laid with straight close joints with a
gap between the tiles of 2.5 mm. Any mortar
extruded between the joints must be wiped off with

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a damp cloth and joints cleared for grouting. Final


levelling shall be carried out within one hour of placing
tiles.
Mortar for pointing ceramic tiles shall be non-shrinking
water-proof factory-mixed grout. The joints shall be
pointed and flushed up by spreading the grout
diagonally over the joints until all gaps are filled.
Excess grout shall be removed with a damp cloth as
pointing proceeds.
Power tools shall be used for cutting tiles as far as
practicable. Cut edges shall be straight and free from
chippings and ground or filled smooth.
Ceramic tiled areas shall be thoroughly cleaned with
soap and water or with a weak solution of muriatic
acid rinsed off with cold water when pointing has
hardened sufficiently to permit it. On no account
shall soda or sulphate-containing solutions be used for
cleaning purposes.
Ceramic tiled areas shall be closed to all traffic and
kept damp for a minimum period of 3 days after
laying. No heavy traffic shall be permitted for 14
days.
12.3.3 Vinyl Flooring

a.

Preparation of Surface

1.

All surfaces to receive vinyl flooring shall be examined


to see that they are in proper condition.

2.

Surfaces shall be dried adequately before applying


materials. At the direction of the Company, a simple
calcium chloride test to ensure concrete surfaces are
free of moisture may be performed.

3.

Fill all cracks in sub-surfaces using approved crack


filler in accordance with the Company-Approved
Manufacturer's printed instructions. Clean surfaces of
all remaining dirt and loose particles before application
of flooring materials.

4.

Small dips and minor imperfections on the floor


surfaces shall be corrected using an approved selflevelling screed.

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Laying Tiles
Installation shall not start until work of other trades,
including painting, has been substantially completed.
Printed instructions of the Company-Approved
Manufacturer of the material shall be strictly followed.
The room temperature in any area where tiles are
being installed shall be maintained at not less than
20C from 48 hours prior to commencement of this
work to at least 48 hours after its completion.
Tiles shall be layed in chequerboard fashion, square
with room axis, with continuous joints in both
directions and with tiles at edges being not less than
half the width of the vinyl tiles.
Tiles shall be layed so as to ensure full uniform
contact with base material and to produce finished
surfaces which are smooth, even, and in true planes,
free of buckles, waves and other imperfections. Store
and use adhesives in accordance with CompanyApproved Manufacturer's printed instructions.
Store and use adhesives in accordance with
Company-Approved Manufacturer's
printed
instructions.
Fit flooring neatly into breaks and recesses, against
bases and thresholds, and around pipes, columns and
other projections. Cut, fit and scribe borders after
application of the vinyl tiles.
At stair threads where vinyl flooring is required, joints
shall be alternated to each tread to achieve a
symmetrical appearance, starting with a full and cut
tile and alternating to a cut and full tile. Aluminium
nosings of an approved type shall be used at the
intersection of tread and riser.
Aluminium edge strips shall be installed where vinyl
flooring materials terminate at exposed concrete
floors.
Surplus adhesive shall be cleaned from flooring
materials abutting at exposed concrete floors.

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10.

Tiles that have not been seated level with surrounding


tiles shall be adjusted in a manner recommended by
the Company-Approved Manufacturer's instructions.

11.

Tiles showing broken corners or fracture lines shall be


rectified by warming tile, carefully removing, and
replacing with new tile of same type, colour, pattern
and thickness.
All finishings to risers, bases and stringer material
shall be applied only after backing material has
thoroughly dried. Apply material with adhesives
recommended for such use in strict accordance with
the Company-Approved Manufacturer's printed
instructions. Patch and fill back material if necessary
using self-levelling screed to provide continuous
uniform surface.

c.

Cleaning Up
After completion, flooring shall be allowed to set overnight
before initial cleaning. PVC flooring shall be cleaned by damp
mopping, followed as soon as dry with application of a light
coat of commercial buffable floor polish of specified type,
strictly following the Company Approved Manufacturer's
printed instructions. Care shall be taken not to flood the
surface. Except for initial cleaning and polishing, PVC floor
finish shall be allowed to set without traffic for at least 5 days
after installation.

12.3.4 Carpet Floor Tiles


Carpet floor tiles shall be adhesive or loose laid in accordance with
the Company-Approved Manufacturer's instructions.

13.0 DRYWALL PARTITIONS

13.1 General
This section describes proprietary drywall partition system.

13.2 Materials
13.2.1 Non-Fire Rated Partition
The drywall partition shall be in metal studs and 13-mm gypsum
wallboard. Partitions shall include hollow metal steel frames for
doors and fixed-glass windows. The partitions shall comply with

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BS 7364 and BS 5234. Joints of wallboards shall be tapered,


taped and filled.

13.2.2 Fire Rated Partition


a.

The drywall partition shall be in metal studs and 16-mm


gypsum wallboard. Partitions shall include hollow metal steel
frames for doors and fixed-glass windows. The partitions
shall comply with BS 7364, BS 5234 and BS 476. Joints of
wallboard shall be tapered, taped and filled.

b.

Gap within dry wall partitions shall be filled with thermal


insulating slabs.

c.

Provisions shall be made for continuous horizontal and vertical


wireways for electrical fittings.

13.2.3 Lateral Restrain


Unless otherwise specified, drywall partitions shall be laterally
restrained.

13.3.1 The drywall partition system shall be installed strictly in accordance


with the Company-Approved Manufacturer's instructions.
13.3.2 The drywall partition shall be extended t o underside of structure.
13.3.3 Centre line of drywall partitions shall be located on floor.
13.3.4 Drywall partitions shall be erected straight and plumb with all
horizontal lines level.
13.3.5 Joints shall be provided at the connection between drywall
partition and structure.
13.3.6 Joints of plasterboard shall be tapered, taped and filled.
14.0 METAL CLADDING
14.1 General

This section describes the materials and workmanship related to the metal
roof, wall cladding and accessories for roof and wall system.
14.2 Materials

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14.2.1 Metal roof and wall cladding shall be a multi-layer profiled,


protected metal cladding system consisting of a galvanised steel
substrate, heavy epoxy base coat and high build weather coat of
urethane to external face and stoving polyester to the internal face.
Colour shall be approved by the Company.
14.2.2 The hot-dip galvanised steel sheet shall be not less than 0.7 mm
for both roof and wall cladding and shall comply with BS 2989,
type G275 with minimum zinc coating weight 275 g/m2total both
sides.
14.2.3 Pretreatment
After cleaning, complete a chemical conversion of the zinc coating
to a non-metallic surface with corrosion-inhibiting and adhesion
additives.
14.2.4 Primer
Anti-corrosive pigmented epoxy primer shall be applied, a nominal
5 micron thick to both sides of panels and allowed to cure.
14.2.5 Epoxy Barrier Coat
Epoxy barrier coat combining special flexibiliser compounds shall
be applied, a nominal 70 microns thick to both sides of the panels
and allowed to bake to a hard corrosion-resistant finish.
14.2.6 External Weather Coat
A nominal 50-micron-thick urethane coating pigmented in off-white
colour shall be applied to both sides of the panels.
14.2.7 lnternal Coat
A nominal 20 microns storing polyester coating pigmented in
standard off-white colour.
14.2.8 lnternal Lining Panels
a.

Insulated cladding shall have lining panels.

b.

lnternal lining panels shall be of similar specification to the


external weathering sheets with an off-white painted finish to
the exposed face only. lnternal lining panels shall comply
with BS 2989.

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Pre-engineered building internal lining panel system with


colomet paint finish shall be of the type as fabricated by the
Company-Approved Manufacturer.

14.2.9 Thermal Properties

To obtain thermal value 0.1 1 Btu in the roof and wall


cladding.
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The overall roof and wall cladding construction shall be
designed to give minimum 'U' value of 0.6W/m2I0C .
Fasteners shall be stainless steel weathered drive screws
fitted with integral stainless steel washer and sealant washer.
Only approved fasteners as on approved shop Drawings by
the Company shall be used.
Closures shall be fabricated from black polyurethane to suit
configuration. Closures shall be applied as required for a
weathertight installation.
Flashings shall be fabricated from sheet metal compatible with
cladding and coated as for cladding sheets. Flashings shall be
as approved on the shop Drawings by the Company.
Exposed or Cut Edges
In highly corrosive areas as indicated by the Company, edges shall
be treated with two-pack polyurethane coating supplied by the
Company-Approved Manufacturer.
14.2.14

Translucent sheets shall be manufactured from high-quality


glass-reinforced plastic and shall comply with BS 41 54, parts
1 and 2.

14.2.15

Paints
All the paints and primers for metal cladding shall be as
manufactured by the Company-Approved Manufacturer.
a.

Anti-corrosive pigmented epoxy primer.

b.

Epoxy barrier paint with flexibliser compounds.

c.

Urethane pigmented paint: off-white colour.

d.

Polyester pigmented paint in standard off-white colour.

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Samples of the metal cladding, 300 mm long by full width of


sheet and samples of all accessories shall be submitted to the
Company for approval.

14.3 Performance Criteria

The roof and wall cladding system shall meet or exceed test performance
requirements as listed below:
14.3.1 Physical and Environmental
a.

Humidity Resistance ASTM D-2247-68: Test sample exposed


to 100% relative humidity at 38OC for 1000 hours - no
effect.

b.

Abrasion Resistance (falling sand method) ASTM D-968: Test


determines the number of litres of sand (under controlled
conditions) required to abrade through the sample's coating
system exposing bare metal - (375 1 minimum requirement).

14.3.2 Chemical and Environmental


Kesternich Pollution Resistance Test DIN 50018: Samples
exposed to 30 test cycles, each consisting of 8 hours at
40C in controlled sulphur dioxide (SO21atmosphere at 100%
relative humidity, followed by 16 hours of drying at ambient
temperature. At the conclusion of the test, no blisters shall
be apparent, and edge delamination shall not exceed 1-2 mm.
Coating System Integrity Salt Fog ASTM B-117: Test samples
continuously exposed to 5% salt fog at 35OC for 1000 hours.
All samples scribed to expose the underlying metal before
testing. All panels shall be inspected in accordance with
ASTM D-714 to evaluate results. No defects shall be
observed.
Aesthetic
Requirements for colour change and fade resistance are based
on the Emmaqua Exposure test: Test samples are exposed
for a minimum of 800,000 Langleys of solar radiation on an
equatorial mount (following the sun) with reflecting mirrors for
concentration of sunlight and 8 minutes of water spray each
sunny hour. An exposure of 800,000 Langleys is equal to
approximately 6 years exposure 45O angle in Florida.
Maximum colour change not to exceed 2.0 NBS units.

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14.4.1 Cladding shall be erected according to the shop/installation


Drawings and in accordance with the Company-Approved
Manufacturer's instructions.
14.4.2 All roof joints shall be sealed, and no lap joints shall be less than
150 mm.
14.4.3 Roof sheets shall have fixings on every corrugation at sheet ends.
a.

Wall sheeting shall have fixings in every valley at sheet ends.

b.

Side lap stitching shall be at 450 mm c/c minimum.

c.

The minimum number of fixings across the width of a


cladding panel shall be three at each support purlin or rail.

d.

Diameter and spacing of fixings shall be determined by the


Contractor to resist design wind loads and shall be approved
by the Company.

14.4.4 Cladding elements shall be properly seated and aligned with


neighbouring elements. Flashings and fixings shall be straight and
in line.
14.4.5 Cladding panels shall be protected from factory to installation and
thereafter protected from damage in place. Methods of protection
shall be approved by the Company.
14.4.6 The whole installation shall be cleaned down and any damage shall
be relified prior to building handover.
15.0 SUSPENDED CEILINGS
15.1 General
This section describes the proprietary suspended ceiling system.
15.1.1 Design
a.

Ceiling finishes in circulation areas shall comply with Class 0


surface spread of flame defined in BS 476.

b.

Other rooms shall comply with Class 1, except those of less


than 30 sq.m which can be Class 3.

c.

The suspended ceiling system shall have a 2-hour fire


certificate from a recognised Company-approved test
establishment to BS 476, Part 8.

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d.

All materials and components shall not give off toxic vapour
when subject to a flame.

e.

The suspended ceiling system shall be an exposed grid, lay-in


tile system on 600x600 module having modular light fittings
and vent terminals. 600x600~15-mm-thickacoustic tiles and
ceiling system shall be as manufactured by the CompanyApproved Manufacturer.

15.2 Materials

Ceiling tiles shall generally be insert non-combustible, non-reflecting


acoustic mineral fibre tiles with a self-finish appropriate for their
use with a minimum noise reduction factor (NRC) of 0.4 (The NRC
is the average of sound absorption from 250 HZ to 2000 HZ.) Wet
or steam areas shall be waterproof and washable. Test are to DIN
52212.
Suspension systems shall be exposed inverted T lay-in system or
equal. Details shall comply with BS 476 Fire Test on building
material and structure, and shall be rigidly restrained to prevent
collapse in the event of an explosion.
All concealed grid components shall be in zinc-coated or galvanised
pressed steel sections, secured to the underside of the roof by prestraightened wire or angle section hangers, set at 1200-mmmaximum centres. Pre-formed channels, retaining clips, caps
accessories, main runner and cross T-bar shall be fixed strictly in
accordance with the Company-Approved Manufacturer's
instruction to complete the installation. Components exposed to
view shall be finished in off-white enamel.
Access panels shall be installed in locations to be determined at
Site during the installation to suit the access requirements of fire
dampers and pipework valves, etc. The access panels shall be
clearly marked for identification and will be used at the time of
commissioning of the HVAC system. All cable runs, ducting and
plumbing installations above ceiling level, shall be carried out prior
to the fixing in of the ceilings.
Fire and smoke barrier shall be glass fibre insulation mat stiched
with 25-mm galvanised wire mesh on one side and shall comply
with BS 476, Parts 4 and 8. Barrier shall be provided at every 12m centres.
The fire barrier shall be fixed in place and trimmed around ducts
and pipes strictly in accordance with the Company-Approved
Manufacturer's details.

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15.3 Workmanshin

15.3.1 Fire barrier shall be applied as hanging curtain, continously


supported and secured at the structural soffit and allowed to drop
freely at the base. All fixings shall be carried out in accordance
with the Company Approved Manufactuer's recommendations.
15.3.2 The complete installation shall be carried out in accordance with
the Company-Approved Manufacturer's recommendations, great
care being taken to ensure that during the initial setting out, the
correct levels are established so as to achieve the desired effect
with a true and level surface to the ceilings.
16.0 RAISED ACCESS FLOORING
16.1 General

This section describes proprietary raised access flooring system.


16.2 Desian of Access Floor

16.2.1 The access floor construction shall be non-combustible, having a


Class 0 spread of flame rating defined in BS 476 on the underside
(void), and Class 1 on the floor of the room.
16.2.2 Raised access flooring shall be comprise modular panels with an
elevated supporting system forming an accessible underfloor
cavity.
16.2.3 The support system shall be such that the floor panels are fully
supported on all edges and braced so that no movement occurs
when panels are taken up.
16.2.4 The floor shall be designed to resist fire, and provide adequate
thermal insulation for a 2-hour period in the event of fire developing
in the void below.
16.2.5 The entire cavity floor and support structure shall be provided with
an earthing system.
16.2.6 Panels shall be 600 mm or 750 mm square, nominal size,
interchangeable, easily placed and removable by a portable lifting
device.
16.2.7 The flooring system shall be especially developed for heavy loading
and shall be capable of supporting a concentrated load of 4.5 kN
or a distributed load of 20 kN/m2with a maximum deflection of 1
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16.2.8 The floor design shall be provided with additional supports under
all equipment in control rooms and instrument rooms as to
recommendation by the Company-Approved Manufacturer.
16.2.-9 Emergency access for firefighting to the underfloor void shall be
provided via panels with' permanently attached recess lifting
devices.
Fire and smoke barriers shall be provided in the cavity flooring
voids and shall comply with BS 476.

16.2.10
16.3 Materials

16.3.1 The interchangeable panels of the floor shall be constructed from


galvanised steel base tray, high-density processed laminated panels
from particle board 38 mm thick finished with anti-static 3-mm
PVC sheets or carpet tiles on a steel top plate. The panels shall be
supported on steel columns with plates providing lateral locking.
16.3.2 The flooring shall be sealed all around against dampness, rotting
and fire.

The flooring system shall be assembled strictly in accordance with the


Company-Approved Manufacturer's instructions. The pedestal bases shall
be mechanically anchored to the under slab. The installed floor surface
shall be true within 2.5 mm over the entire floor area and within 1.5 mm
in any 3-m distance. When finally assembled, the floor shall be rigid and
free from vibration, rocking, rattle and squeaking.
17.0 SANITARY INSTALLATION
17.1 General
This section describes sanitary fittings and plumbing.
17.1.1 Building Drainage
Each waste from a run of fittings shall be rodable from an
accessible cleaning eye.
17.1.2 All pipe systems shall be pressure tested and passed prior to
closing-in or insulation being applied.
17.2 Materialg

All sanitary fittings shall comply with BS 3402. Sanitary fittings and their
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Drawings and shall be designed and installed to the satisfaction of the


Company. The colour shall be agreed to and approved by the Company.
The quality and sizes of the fittings shall comply with BS 3402.
17.2.1 Washbasins
Basins shall be pedestal type of vitreous china fitted with
chromium plated single hole monobloc mixer valve with pop-up
waste. Nominal size of wash basin 560 mm x 455 mm.
17.2.2 Vanity Unit and Basins
Vanity basins shall be top range supplied and fixed as per the
Approved Manufacturer's instructions. Basins shall be fitted with
chromium-plated, single-hole monobloc mixer valve with pop-up
waste. Nominal size of wash basin 560 mm x 450 mm shall be
supplied by the Company-Approved Manufacturer. Colour scheme
shall be approved by the Company.
17.2.3 Stainless Steel Sink
a.

Double drainer stainless steel sink with fittings shall comply


with BS 1244.

b.

Stainless steel sink shall have twin tap holes with overflow
and chained waste plug:

Taps for the Sink


1.

Chrome-plated, deck-mounted mixer.

2.

Chrome-plated laboratory range, deck-mounted piller mixer


with 150-mm levers and swivel nozzle.

17.2.4 Cleaners Sink


a.

Cleaners sink shall be low-level wall-mounted heavy-duty type


with 305-mm-high splash-back, stainless steel bucket grating
and hardwood pad. Nominal size of sink 510 mm x 380 mm.

b.

Sink shall be provided with 1 K-in. unslotted strainer waste


and K-in. inclined bib taps.

17.2.5 Western Water Closet (WC)


a.

Western WC suites shall comprise glazed fireclay pan


complying with BS 5503, weighing approximately 20 kg and
having S or P trap with minimum 88-mm bore outlets, 11-1
capacity, low-level, white-glazed flushing cistern, fixed to

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walls with cantilever brackets or concealed fixings 32-mm


(high-level) or 38-mm (low-level) diameter flush pipe, noncorroding valveless syphon, 12-mm low-pressure ball valve
and union, 19-mm overflow and union, either flushing handle
or pull and chain, and with double-flap solid section plastic
ring seat complying with BS 1254.
b.

WC shall be supplied with one freshwater point and flexible


hose with lever action spray valve.

17.2.6 Asiatic WC
a.

Asiatic WC suites shall be seawater resistant and shall


comprise white-glazed squatting slab, pan, S or P trap with
minimum 88-mm bore outlet, 11-I capacity, high or low level,
white-glazed fireclay or plastic flushing cistern fixed to walls
with cantilever brackets or concealed fixing, 32-mm (highlevel) or 38-mm (low-level) diameter flush pipes, noncorroding valveless syphon, 12-mm low-pressure ball valve
and union, 19-mm overflow and union, and either flushing
handle or pull and chain. A flush valve may be installed
instead of the flushing arrangements described above, if
required.

b.

WC shall be supplied with one freshwater point and flexible


hose with lever action spray valve.

17.2.7 Shower Trays


Shower tray shall be enamelled fireclay, 900 mm x 900 mm x
150 mm deep, overall floor mounted, with a 38-mm-diameter
waste outlet, a mixer valve and spray head with associated
concealed pipework.
17.2.8 Urinals
Urinals shall be 500 mm of vitreous china, single-unit, wallmounted type with screen. Each range of urinals shall include a
comparable set of chronium-plated flush pipe, spreaders and a high
level automatic flushing system. All the fittings shall be concealed
type.
17.2.9 Sanitary fittings shall be top of the range as by the CompanyApproved Manufacturer.
17.2.10

Flushing cisterns and flush pipes shall comply with BS 1125.


Ball valves shall comply with BS 1212 and be marked with
the Company-Approved Manufacturer's name or trademark.
Floats shall comply with BS 2456 and shall be marked with

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the Company-Approved Manufacturer's name or trademark.


A Company-Approved Manufacturer's certificate testifying
that the flushing cisterns comply with BS 1125 shall be
submitted for Company approval.
17.2.1 1

Storage Cistern
a.

Water cisterns shall be of a capacity capable of providing


sufficient water for all hot and cold drawoffs over a 12-hour
period.

b.

Water storage tanks shall be of fibre glass and supported on


steel profile supports.

c.

Overflow, distribution and filler pipes shall be connected to


the sides of tanks, and washout pipes shall be connected to
the bases of tanks. Such connections shall be by backnuts
and gaskets. Overflow pipes shall be at least one commercial
size larger than filler pipes and shall have flywire caps, and
shall be complete with a suitable device t o prevent the entry
of insects. Overflow pipes shall be fitted 3 0 to 40 mm lower
than filler pipes.

17.2.12

Electric Hot Water Heaters


250-V, single- phase, 8-kW electric hot water heater shall be of the
instantaneous pressure type with an expansion pipe to the open
air. All tanks and pipework shall be of copper. All other areas shall
be protected against rusting and corrosion. Water heaters shall be
isolated from all supply and service pipes by stop cocks. The
installation shall be suitable for the available mains pressure.

17.2.13

WC Cubicles
a.

The cubicles and doors shall be in durable laminate panelling


system.

b.

Fittings: Doors, panels, trims, and ironmongery all shall be


from one supplier to maintain high standard of finish.

17.3.1 Washbasins shall be mounted on pedestal and screwed to the wall


through back of basin with two screws. Washbasins shall be
neatly sealed with flexible sealant against the tile.
17.3.2 Enamelled fireclay shower trays shall be levelled to tile coursing
and grouted in mortar. Mixer valve and riser to showerhead shall
be chased into the masonry wall. Shower tray, mixer valve and

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showerhead shall be neatly sealed with flexible sealant against the


tiles. Shower rails shall be set so that curtains fall over the shower
tray.
17.3.3 Sanitary Appliances
a.

Installation of sanitary appliances shall comply with BS 6465


and the regulations and standard set by the Local Water
Authority.

b.

All protective paper etc. shall be removed, and the sanitary


fittings shall be left in a clean condition.

c.

All sanitary fittings shall be carefully protected against misuse


by workmen engaged on the Works and any defective, soiled
or broken fittings shall be replaced.

17.3.4 Hot and Cold Water Services


Hot and cold water distribution pipe runs shall be designed for a
pressure of 9.8 kg/cm2 (120 Ibslsq. in.) and shall be of copper tube
capillary (solder-type fittings). Stop valves in distribution pipe runs
shall be brass screw-down valves, suitable for the water
distribution pipe used.
a.

b.

Fixing Copper Pipe Runs


1.

Pipes shall be positioned in as neat and inconspicuous


a manner as possible and shall not obstruct fixtures
by others. Unless otherwise specified, cold water
pipes shall be positioned below hot water pipes and
shall have anti-condensation insulation. All pipes shall
be run only horizontally or vertically.

2.

Copper pipe shall be supported by pipe clips at


intervals not greater than stated below:
a.

12-mm diameter 1.25 m apart.

b.

22-mm diameter 2.00 m apart.

c.

25-mm diameter 2.00 m apart.

Copper Overflow Pipes


Copper overflow pipes from WC and urinal cisterns shall
discharge from an easily visible positions, being cut off
obliquely to form a free-running spout. They shall not be less

in diameter than that of a cistern supply inlet and shall be laid


to a fall of not less than 6 mm in 300 mm.
c.

Pipes Through Walls, Etc.


Hot water pipes through walls and floors of solid
constructions shall be sleeved by means of a light
gauge copper tube. The sleeve shall permit a
clearance all round the service pipe and shall extend
for the full thickness of the penetration including any
applied finishes. Rockwool caulking shall be provided
between the sleeve and service pipe and sealed by an
approved sealant.

2.

d.

All copper pipe and fittings shall be protected from


damage at all times and be left in a clear, unmarked
condition at the completion of the Works.

Expansion
Suitable allowance shall be made for expansion, and pockets
where air can accumulate must be eliminated.

e.

Sterilization of the Installation


Upon the completion of any new potable water installation, or
repair work carried out to potable water service distribution
lines or storage cisterns, the complete installation shall be
sterilised.

17.3.5 Drainage
Pipe and fittings for laboratory or other similar areas shall be
polypropylene and shall comply with BS 4991.
Pipe and fittings shall be in UPVC and shall comply with BS
4514 and shall be connected using solvent-welded joints.
WC outlets shall be connected using Company-Approved
Manufacturer's connectors.
UPVC pipe and fittings shall be assembled, fitted and
supported in accordance with the Company-Approved
Manufacturer's recommendations. Horizontal pipe runs shall
be laid to a minimum slope of 1 in 50 unless otherwise
specified.
Drainage pipes laid under the ground floor slab shall be UPVC
in accordance with BS 4660, and shall extend a distance of

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1.5 m beyond the building line. The pipes shall be bedded


and surrounded in selected granular fill.
All pipes passing through walls, floors or foundations shall be
sleeved by means of steel and plastic tube which shall finish
flush with outside face of wall, floor or foundation.
The void between the pipework and the sleeve shall be
caulked at each end to provide efficient seals.
All pipework shall be in the maximum length possible to avoid
unnecessary jointing. Joints in all types of pipework shall be
perfectly smooth inside without any burrs or blemishes.
All bends shall be swept bands; no elbows shall be used. All
tees shall be swept tees.
17.3.6 Colour Coding
All plumbing pipework shall be colour coded as follows:
All water pipes to be coloured green to all exposed portions.
Potable water shall have a 100-mm-wide band of blue and hot
water shall have a 100-mm-wide band of red applied to points
as directed. Non-potable water shall have a 300-mm-wide
band of white applied to parts as directed with cold water to
have an additional 100-mm-wide band of blue applied.
All drainage pipes to be coloured black to all exposed
portions.
All natural gas pipes to be coloured yellow ochre to all
exposed portions.
All compressed air pipes to be coloured light blue to all
exposed portions.
Bands of identifying colour shall be placed at all junctions, at
both side of valves, service appliances, bulkheads wall
penetrations and other places as directed.
3.7 Cleaning
The Contractor shall carefully clean out all cold water and hot
water tanks, service pipes, sanitary fittings throughout traps and
wastes. The Contractor shall also overhaul and make good all
flushing valves, check regulating valves, check taps including rewashering as necessary and leave all works in perfectly clean,
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18.0 FIXTURES AND FITTINGS


18.1 General
This section describes free standing and fittings which are fixed to a
structure.
18.2 Materials and Workmanship
18.2.1 All washbasins shall be provided with a mirror and glass shelf
supported on chrome brackets.

a.

b.

Mirrors
1.

Mirror shall be 6-mm-thick plate SG quality with


ground and polished edges silvered and lacquered,
holed and fixed with cp dome-head screws with
rubber buffers.

2.

400 mm-wide x 500 mm-high mirror to BS 952.

Glass Shelf
Glass shelf shall be 6-mm-thick glass shelf supported on
chrome brackets to BS 952.

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All water-served outlets such as showers and washbasins shall be
provided with two coat hooks adjacent at height of 1.8 m. Coat
hook with rubber buffer aluminum finish or similar.
18.2.3 Soap Dispensers
All washbasins shall be provided with soap dispensers.
18.2.4 Paper Towel Dispensers
All washbasin and sink locations shall be provided with paper towel
dispenser adjacent to the fitting at height of 1.4 m or to suit the
design.
18.2.5 Trash Containers
All toilet areas shall be provided with trash containers:

a.

One in all toilet compartments.

b.

Two outside toilet compartments.

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18.2.6 Shower Curtains


The opening to each shower facility shall be provided with a rail,
runner, hooks and plastic shower curtains or folding door-type
fittings.
18.2.7 Toilet Roll Holder
All Western toilet compartments shall be provided with lockingtype toilet roll holder in aluminium finish.
18.3 Furniture

18.3.1 Furniture and Equipment for Pantry


Base units, wall units and continuous projecting worktop shall
be from a good-quality commercial range, manufactured from
laminate-faced, compressed, impregnated, particle boardsuch
as MDR, insect and acid resistant.
A range of base units with shelves and drawer units shall be
provided below a laminate-faced, continuous projecting
worktop.
A range of wall units with shelves shall be provided on the
wall at a height of 600 mm above the worktop.
The whole installation shall present continuous, impervious,
laminate faces capable of complete washdown, and complete
with all necessary ironmongery.
Range and colour scheme shall be submitted for approval to
the Company.
18.3.2 Refrigerator
The refrigerator shall be under-counter type.
18.3.3 Hot Plate
Hot plate shall be built within worktop.
18.3.4 Water Cooler
Water cooler shall be wall-mounted stainless steel water cooler
with matching cup dispenser/disposal unit, fittings and drainage
outlet.

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18.3.5 The design and finish of all the appliances shall be submitted for
approval to the Company.
18.3.6 Laboratory furniture and equipment shall comprise the following:
a.

Base units, wall units and continuous projecting worktop shall


be from a high-quality laboratory range, insect-and acidresistant type.

b,

A range of base units with shelves, drawer units, and units


with locks provided below the worktop.

c.

A range of wall units with shelves and locks shall be provided


above the worktop.

d.

The whole installation shall present continuous, impervious,


laminate faces capable of complete laboratory standards and
complete with all necessary ironmongery.

18.3.7 Fume Cupboard


a.

Standard toughened glass bench mounting fume cupboard,


with protected back and roof ends. Baffle, glazed panel to
roof with fluorescent light. Fume cupboard shall be by the
Approved Manufacturer.

b.

Fume cupboard shall be supplied with control panel with


fittings for services inside the cupboard as gas nozzle, gas
cock control, 300x400-mm acid-resisting sink, waste, switch
for fluorescent light, and a portable free-standing emergency
eye shower with water reservoir including hand-held spray.

c.

Provide and fix flue for connection to fume cupboard, with


extract system.

d.

Electrical fittings and motors for fume cupboard shall be


explosion proof type and suitable for 250-V, single-phase
supply.

18.3.8 All laboratorylpantry furniture and fittings shall be designed and


submitted for approval to the Company.
18.3.9 Tables
a.

Dining Table
Table shall be approximately 1700 x 800 x 780-mm high,
having welded steel tube or square tube frame finished in

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chrome, stove enamel or powder coating. The finish shall be


approved by the Company.
b.

18.3.10

Office Tables
1.

Tables shall be approximately 1800 x 800 x 780-mm


welded steel tube or square tube frame finished in
chrome stove enamel or powder coating. The finish
shall be approved by the Company.

2.

The tabletop shall be of particle board or medium


density fibreboard (MDF) faced with plastic laminate
to top and edges with balancing laminate below. The
finish to be approved by the Company.

Chairs
a.

Dining Chairs
Chairs shall be approximately 450 mm high, having welded
steel tube frame finished in chrome, stove enamel or powder
coat. Seats and backs shall be non-toxic, non-combustible
closed cell foam on metal or flame-retardant plywood-formed
base, faced with flame-resistant open-weave fabric. The
finish shall be approved by the Company.

b.

Office Chairs
Chairs shall be high back executive type with deep, non-toxic,
non-combustible, flame-resistant, and open-weave fabric
cushioning with gas lift height adjustment, tilt unit and
chrome finish baselcastors.

c.

Training Area Chairs


Chairs shall be medium height back with deep, non-toxic,
non-combustible, flame-resistant, and open-weave fabric
cushioning with gas lift height and adjustment, tilt unit and
chrome finish base castors. Type and finish shall be approved
by the Company.

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Lockers

Lockers shall be in steel with laminate finish, water repellant,


scratch, rust resistant, and maintenance free. Lockers shall be
provided with stainless steel hinges allowing opening up to 180
and lock with keys. Colours and finish shall be submitted to the
Company for approval.
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Island Bench
Single-width island bench seat shall be supplied with shoe shelf.
Island bench height shall be 435 mm x width 465 mm. Colour and
finish shall be submitted to the Company for approval.
Writing Board
Fixed, dry, writing board shall be porcelained enamelled steel
with curved-edges frame in aluminium finish.
Size of the board shall be 203 mm x 1230 mm.
Fixed, dry, writing board shall be provided with exclusive
range detachable penshelf. Size of penshelf: 1914 mm.
All fixtures, fittings and accessories shall be provided for the
fixed dry writing board and penshelf.
Overhead Projector
The overhead projector shall be of the type suitable for all
types of rooms and where the projector can be placed as near
to the projection screen as possible.
The overhead projector shall be furnished with a folding arm
so that the projector can be kept inside a cabinet, dual
lamps, 300 mm, 3-lens system to achieve better brightness.
Projector Screen
The projector screen shall be roll-down ceiling or wall-mounting
type, included with all fixtures and fittings.
Size: 1780 mm x 1780 mm.

18.3.16

Overhead Projector Trolley


The overhead projector trolley shall be in chrome metal finish with
two wheels and two shelves.
Size: 760 mm high x 400 mm deep.

18.3.17

TV Monitor
a.

The TV monitor shall be of 28-in. screen, included with


stereo, teletext, fully remote control and capable of
connecting latest video cassette recorder.

b.

Free-standing stand shall be of the type to mount TV monitor


and video recorder.

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Video Cassette Recorder


Video cassette recorder shall be of the super VHS system included
with stereo, full remote control and camera input facility.

18.3.19

Filing Cabinets
Free-standingfiling cabinet shall be 1500 mm high x 600 mm deep
in metal construction with four drawers. Colour and finish shall be
submitted to the Company for approval.

18.4 Internal Stair Handrailing

Handrailing shall be painted steel system including balustrading and all


fixings for concrete staircase. Handrail to be 1 m high, with centre rail,
curved ends and 150-mm kicking plates, and withstand an overturning
force of 0.74 khlm or 0.5 kn at any point.
18.5 Timber Dado Rail

100 x 38-mm polished hardwood timber Dado rails to all walls in control
room and offices approximately 1 m from finish floor level.
18.6 Louvres

18.6.1 Louvre Screen


The louvre screen shall be in extruded profile anodised aluminium,
supplied with all fixtureslfitting and access door. All shall be
approved by the Company.
18.6.2 Sand Trap Louvres
Sand trap louvres shall be vertical channel metal louvre blades to
provide weather resistance, BSC colour coated, PVf2 coated steel
with removable insect screen panels from inside or similar. All
shall be approved by the Company.
19.0 PACKING, MARKING AND DOCUMENTATION

For all relevant requirements, refer to the Engineering Group Specification entitled
"Packing, Marking and Documentation" (Number 015-UH-1001).
20.0 SPARE PARTS AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS

For all relevant requirements, refer to the Engineering Group Specification entitled
"Spare Parts and Maintenance Requirements" (Number 01 5-KH-1902).