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SECTION 102219
DEMOUNTABLE PARTITIONS

PART 1 - GENERAL

1.1 SUMMARY
A. General: Read this Work Section in conjunction with other related Work Sections,
Document III-2: Particular Specifications (Division 01 General Requirements), Design
Drawings, Preliminaries and Package I: Document II, Conditions Of Contract.
B. Prescriptive Work
1. Refer to the Contractors Responsibilities in Document III-2: Particular Specifications
(Division 01 General Requirements), for specific requirements.

2. Supply, deliver, install and warrant the works in strict compliance with the materials
and workmanship requirements of the Architectural Specification.

3. Where required to prepare Shop Drawings, these shall be limited to final detailing of
components, systems and other required elements indicated on the Design
Drawings, necessary to demonstrate their safe installation.

4. Where products are offered by the Contractor for acceptance by the Engineer,
provide full supporting documentation in respect of the complete system or
installation.

5. If equal products from other manufacturers are submitted by the Contractor and
approved by the Engineer and installed by the Contractor it will be the responsibility
of the Contractor to conform to the Architecture Specification, on schedule and at no
extra cost to the Contract or to the Employer.

6. If product from other manufacturers are installed by the Contractor without approval
of the Engineer, it will be the responsibility of the Contractor to remove, correct and
conform to these Architectural Specification, on schedule and at no extra cost to the
Contract or to the Employer.

C. Work Section Includes


1. Site-assembled demountable partitions.

2. Unitized-panel demountable partitions.

D. Drawing Description References: Reference codes and accompanying descriptions are


contained in the System Reference Sheet (SRS) and identify systems/components/products
indicated on the Design Drawings.

1.2 SUBMITTALS
A. General: Comply with the requirements of Document III-2: Particular Specifications (Division
01 General Requirements) and submit the following:
B. Tender Submittals
1. Drawings showing the full extent of the work.

2. Product data on proposed materials.

3. Summary of deviations from the Architectural Specification.

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4. Outline technical specifications reflecting proposed materials/systems.

5. A list of proposed suppliers and Subcontractors intended to be used.

6. Preliminary Method Statement.

7. Preliminary Quality Plan.

C. Pre-Contract Samples: 300mm x 300mm sample of each type of partition.


D. Post Contract Submittals
1. Shop Drawings.

2. Product Data on materials and components for use.

3. Supplementary Product Literature: Include a statement from the manufacturer for the
design life of the system.

4. Statement of manufacturers review confirming suitability of specified materials.

E. Post Contract Samples


1. Samples as specified forming the acceptable control samples for each partition type.

2. All fastenings and demountable supports.

1.3 CLOSEOUT SUBMITTALS


A. General: Comply with the requirements of Document III-2: Particular Specifications (Division
01 General Requirements) and submit the following:
1. Warranties.

2. Operation and Maintenance (O+M) Manuals: Include component list with


manufacturers reference numbers, descriptions of materials and procedures for
repairing and cleaning of finishes; and cleaning frequency.

1.4 MAINTENANCE MATERIAL SUBMITTALS


A. Furnish extra materials, from same production run, that match products installed and that
are packaged with protective covering for storage and identified with labels describing
contents.
1. Partition Components: Furnish a quantity of each type of full-size unit with installation
tools and materials equal to 2% of the amount installed.

1.5 QUALITY ASSURANCE


A. Contractors Qualifications
1. A specialist with at least 5 years successful experience in performing similar work.

2. Certification to ISO 9001 or operates a similar quality system acceptable to the


Engineer.

3. Applicators of chemical preservatives or fire retardant treatments to be licensed by


the product manufacturer.

B. Provide mock-ups, prototypes, quality benchmark installations, testing and inspections in


accordance with Document III-2: Particular Specifications (Division 01 General
Requirements).
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C. Mock-ups: To be confirmed by the Engineer.


D. Prototypes: A 5000mm run full height of each type.
E. Quality Benchmark Installation: First area of each type of partition in location to be agreed
with the Engineer.
F. Pre-construction Testing Reports
1. Submit reports of independent tests demonstrating that the products and systems
comply with the specified performance requirements.

2. Where test results for a material or product are not available, undertake testing to
show compliance with the Architectural Specification at an independent testing
laboratory acceptable to the Engineer.

3. The provision of testing data or the carrying-out of tests does not relieve the
Contractor of his responsibilities regarding the performance requirements, durability
or service life requirements.

1.6 DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING


A. Delivery: Do not deliver systems until conditions of temperature and humidity are similar to
those in the finished building. Protect from wetting or damage during transportation.
B. Storage: Store materials in protected locations away from direct sunlight. Ensure adequate
ventilation of storage spaces.
C. Handling: Handle joinery carefully to avoid distorting and overstressing joints. Protect
corners and finished surfaces from damage. Place temporarily on flat bases to prevent
racking.
D. All elements of framework and associated beads and strips shall be stored on Site such
that they are not damaged, distorted or weathered unevenly.
E. All finished components shall be carefully packed in pallet or crates such that they are
separated and protected to prevent scratching, scuffing or other surface damage.
F. All glass panes, sealants and gaskets shall be stored on Site in accordance with the
manufacturers written recommendations.

1.7 ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS


A. Do not commence installation until the building is enclosed, wet work is complete and dry,
and the HVAC system is operating and maintaining temperature and relative humidity at
occupancy levels.

PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.1 PRODUCT SELECTION


A. Type DPC-01 Demountable Partition Solid Type 3
1. Description: Type 3 solid demountable partition including all fastenings and
accessories to complete the installation.

2. Indicative Manufacturer:

a. International Office Concept


b. Faram S.p.A
c. Citterio S.p.A
d. Or other approved equal.
3. Type: Clerestory partition.
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4. Size: As indicated on the Design Drawings.

5. Framework

a. Provide a suitable support system as recommended by the manufacturer.

b. Additional supports shall be provided at door openings.

c. Metal framework shall be fabricated from hot-dip zinc coated and iron zinc
alloy coated sheet steel, being not less than 0.55mm thick, fixed by zinc or
cadmium plated self-drilling and self-tapping headed screws.

d. All inaccessible steel sheet shall be hot-dip galvanized.

6. Panels: Comprising of the following.

a. Type PL-01 Plastic Laminate White. Refer to Section 096400 Plastic Paneling.

b. Type G-20 Office Clerestory. Refer to Section 088000 Glazing.

7. Partition Doors

a. Door Frames: As indicated on the Design Drawings.

b. All doors shall be as indicated on the Design Drawings, supplied with factory
fitted magnetic door locks and provision for wiring to access control system by
others. The magnetic locking shall be a hidden system.

c. Doors shall not twist or deform when opening and shall not rely on the closed
position to maintain their rigidity.

d. Doorsets shall include hardware.

e. Hardware shall be from a range acceptable to the Engineer. All hinges shall be
compatible to the designed door jamb section and all outward opening doors
shall have concealed hinges.

f. All access doors shall be readily demountable without major lifting equipment
for maintenance purposes and shall not disturb the surrounding elements of
the works.

8. Finish: Color anodized.

B. Type DPC-02 Demountable Partition Solid Type 4


1. Description: This partition type shall be as Type DPC-01 Demountable Partition Solid
Type 3 but the finishes shall be as follows.

a. Type PL-01 Plastic Laminate White on 1 No. side.

b. Type MB-01 Marker Board on the other side, full height/ wall to wall. Refer to
Section 125000 Furniture.

C. Type DPG-01 Demountable Partition Double Glass


1. Description: Double glazed demountable partition system including all fastenings and
accessories to complete the installation.

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2. Indicative Manufacturer:

a. International Office Concept


b. Faram S.p.A
c. Citterio S.p.A
d. Or other approved equal.
3. Size: As indicated on the Design Drawings.

4. Framework

a. Provide a suitable support system as recommended by the manufacturer.

b. Additional supports shall be provided at door openings.

c. Metal framework shall be fabricated from hot-dip zinc coated and iron zinc
alloy coated sheet steel, being not less than 0.55mm thick, fixed by zinc or
cadmium plated self-drilling and self-tapping headed screws.

d. All inaccessible steel sheet shall be hot-dip galvanized.

5. Panels: Comprising the following.

a. Type G-12 Glass Wall System. Refer to Section 088000 Glazing.

b. Type G-20 Office Clerestory. Refer to Section 088000 Glazing.

6. Partition Doors

a. Door Frames: As indicated on the Design Drawings.

b. All doors shall be as indicated on the Design Drawings, supplied with factory
fitted magnetic door locks and provision for wiring to access control system by
others. The magnetic locking shall be a hidden system.

c. Doors shall not twist or deform when opening and shall not rely on the closed
position to maintain their rigidity.

d. Doorsets shall include hardware.

e. Hardware shall be from a range acceptable to the Engineer. All hinges shall be
compatible to the designed door jamb section and all outward opening doors
shall have concealed hinges.

f. All access doors shall be readily demountable without major lifting equipment
for maintenance purposes and shall not disturb the surrounding elements of
the works.

7. Finish: Color anodized.

D. Type DPG-02 Demountable Partition Single Glass


1. Description: Single glazed demountable partition system including all fastenings and
accessories to complete the installation.

2. Indicative Manufacturer:

a. International Office Concept


b. Faram S.p.A
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c. Citterio S.p.A
d. Or other approved equal.
3. Size: As indicated on the Design Drawings.

4. Framework

a. Provide a suitable support system as recommended by the manufacturer.

b. Additional supports shall be provided at door openings.

c. Metal framework shall be fabricated from hot-dip zinc coated and iron zinc
alloy coated sheet steel, being not less than 0.55mm thick, fixed by zinc or
cadmium plated self-drilling and self-tapping headed screws.

d. All inaccessible steel sheet shall be hot-dip galvanized.

5. Panels: Single glazed.

a. Type: Clear/ To be confirmed by the Engineer.

b. Thickness: As indicated on the Design Drawings.

6. Partition Doors

a. Door Frames: As indicated on the Design Drawings.

b. All doors shall be as indicated on the Design Drawings, supplied with factory
fitted magnetic door locks and provision for wiring to access control system by
others. The magnetic locking shall be a hidden system.

c. Doors shall not twist or deform when opening and shall not rely on the closed
position to maintain their rigidity.

d. Doorsets shall include hardware.

e. Hardware shall be from a range acceptable to the Engineer. All hinges shall be
compatible to the designed door jamb section and all outward opening doors
shall have concealed hinges.

f. All access doors shall be readily demountable without major lifting equipment
for maintenance purposes and shall not disturb the surrounding elements of
the works.

7. Finish: Color anodized.

E. Type DPS-01 Demountable Partition Solid Type 1


1. Description: Type 1 solid demountable partition system including all fastenings and
accessories to complete the installation.

2. Indicative Manufacturer:

a. International Office Concept


b. Faram S.p.A
c. Citterio S.p.A
d. Or other approved equal.
3. Grade: Grade 1 to Grade 4.
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4. Type: Solid.

5. Size: As indicated on the Design Drawings.

6. Framework

a. Provide a suitable support system as recommended by the manufacturer.

b. Additional supports shall be provided at door openings.

c. Metal framework shall be fabricated from hot-dip zinc coated and iron zinc
alloy coated sheet steel, being not less than 0.55mm thick, fixed by zinc or
cadmium plated self-drilling and self-tapping headed screws.

d. All inaccessible steel sheet shall be hot-dip galvanized.

7. Panels: Solid.

a. Type: Clear/ To be confirmed by the Engineer.

b. Thickness: As indicated on the Design Drawings.

8. Finish: Finish: Color anodized. To match Type PL-01 Plastic Laminate White (refer to
Section 096400 Plastic Paneling).

F. Type DPS-02 Demountable Partition Solid Type 2


1. Description: This demountable partition type shall be as Type DPS-01 Demountable
Partition Solid Type 1 but shall be of different size and configurations as indicated on
the Design Drawings.

2. Indicative Manufacturer:

a. International Office Concept


b. Faram S.p.A
c. Citterio S.p.A
d. Or other approved equal.
G. Type DPS-03 Demountable Partition Wall Type 4
1. Description: Demountable partition wall including all fastenings and accessories to
complete the installation.

2. Indicative Manufacturer:

a. International Office Concept


b. Hufcor UAE
c. Lindner UAE
d. Or other approved equal.
3. Finishes

a. Type PL-01 Plastic Laminate White on 1 No. side. Refer to Section 066400
Plastic Paneling.

b. Type MB-01 Marker Board on the other side. Refer to Section 125000
Furniture.

c. Color anodized finish.

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4. Framework

a. Provide a suitable support system as recommended by the manufacturer.

b. Additional supports shall be provided at door openings.

c. Metal framework shall be fabricated from hot-dip zinc coated and iron zinc
alloy coated sheet steel, being not less than 0.55mm thick, fixed by zinc or
cadmium plated self-drilling and self-tapping headed screws.

d. All inaccessible steel sheet shall be hot-dip galvanized.

H. Type DPS-03B Demountable Partition Wall Type 5


1. Description: Demountable partition wall including all fastenings and accessories to
complete the installation.

2. Indicative Manufacturer:

a. International Office Concept


b. Hufcor UAE
c. Lindner UAE
d. Or other approved equal.
3. Finishes

a. Type MB-01 Marker Board on both sides, full height, wall to wall. Refer to
Section 125000 Furniture.

b. Finish: Color anodized.

4. Framework

a. Provide a suitable support system as recommended by the manufacturer.

b. Additional supports shall be provided at door openings.

c. Metal framework shall be fabricated from hot-dip zinc coated and iron zinc
alloy coated sheet steel, being not less than 0.55mm thick, fixed by zinc or
cadmium plated self-drilling and self-tapping headed screws.

d. All inaccessible steel sheet shall be hot-dip galvanized.

I. Type DPS-04 Demountable Partition Wall Type 6


1. Description: This demountable partition wall shall be as Type DPS-3B Demountable
Partition Wall Type 5 but finish shall be Type PL-03 Plastic Laminate on both sides.
Refer to Section 096400 Plastic Paneling.

J. Type DPS-04B Demountable Partition Wall Type 7


1. Description: This demountable partition wall type shall be as Type DPS-3B
Demountable Partition Wall Type 5 but finishes shall be as follows.

a. Finish 1: Type PL-01 Plastic Laminate White applied on 1 No. side as indicated
on the Design Drawings. Refer to Section 096400 Plastic Paneling.

b. Finish 2: Type PL-03 Plastic Laminate on the other side as indicated on the
Design Drawings. Refer to Section 096400 Plastic Paneling.

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c. Color anodized finish.

K. Type DPS-05 Demountable Partition Solid Type 8


1. Description: This partition type shall be as Type DPS-01 Demountable Partition Solid
Type 1 but the finish on both sides shall be Type TB-01 Tag Board. Refer to Section
125000 Furniture.

L. Type DPS-05B Demountable Partition Solid Type 9


1. Description: This partition type shall be as Type DPS-01 Demountable Partition Solid
Type 8 but shall have the following finishes, installed full height, wall to wall.

a. Type TB-01 Tag Board. Refer to Section 125000 Furniture.

b. Type MB-01 Marker Board. Refer to Section 125000 Furniture.

2.2 DESIGN CRITERIA


A. Indicative setting out and service conditions shall be as indicated on the Design Drawings.
B. The works shall accommodate all architectural and functional features indicated on the
Design Drawings, whilst maintaining the fire and acoustic performance as applicable.
C. Where fire ratings of systems are indicated, these shall be deemed to be for integrity and
insulation.
D. Where acoustic values are stated, these shall be deemed to be based on laboratory derived
results.
E. All systems shall be sealed at the perimeter and at penetrations to maintain the fire and/ or
acoustic performance in accordance with the system manufacturer's recommendations.
F. Systems shall include cut-outs for light fittings, switches, socket outlets, and other services
as indicated on the Design Drawings.
G. Where indicated on the Design Drawings, systems shall include access panels, which shall
be fire rated to suit the performance of the system into which they are installed.
H. Partitions shall provide complete integrated systems spanning from the structural floor slab
to structural soffit, unless otherwise indicated on the Design Drawings, and shall maintain
any required fire and acoustic performance throughout.
I. Internal fastening plates, plywood pattresses and timber noggings shall be provided where
necessary to support surface-mounted fixtures and fittings.
J. Liaise with the MEP Engineers and Subcontractors appointed for services related works to
ensure that access panels are located to suit both functional requirements and the
Engineer's Design Intent.
K. Support System
1. The works shall be fixed to a support system in accordance with the manufacturers
written recommendations.

2. The support system for the partitions shall hold the facing paneling firmly without
lateral movement on the restraint slots.

3. Every precaution shall be taken that no chemical or electrolytic action takes place
where dissimilar metals and/or materials are used together, and to isolate aluminum
components from cementitious surfaces. The necessary insulation shall be provided
wherever dissimilar metals occur at interfaces.

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2.3 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS


A. Structural Performance: Provide demountable partitions capable of withstanding the effects
of gravity loads and the following loads and stresses within limits and under conditions
indicated.
1. Load-Bearing Capacity: Not less than 136kg concentrated/ 0.041kg/ linear mm
distributed proof load when tested according to BIFMA X 5.6.

2. Transverse-Load Capacity: Lateral deflection of not more than 1/240 of the overall
span when tested under a uniformly distributed load of 24.4kg/m according to
ASTM E72.

B. Strength of Door and Frame Assemblies:


1. The door and frame panel assemblies, including hardware shall meet the heavy duty
category as defined in DD 171 or an equivalent international standard.

2. Provide evidence to demonstrate that the works, including hardware, have been
tested to meet the minimum acceptance criteria given in DD 171 (or equivalent
international standard) for the following:

a. Slamming shut impact.

b. Slamming open impact.

c. Heavy body impact.

d. Hard body impact.

e. Torsion.

f. Download deformation.

g. Closure against obstruction.

h. Resistance to jarring and vibration.

i. Abusive forces on door handles.

C. Specific Movements
1. Any necessary joints shall accommodate the maximum movements likely to occur at
that point.

2. The works shall withstand all static and dynamic design loads imposed, without
causing permanent deformation of components or the failure of components, and
shall transmit such loads safely to the points of support.

3. The works shall not deflect under loading in any way that is detrimental to any
element of the works, adjacent structures or building elements.

4. All components, couplings and fastenings shall be installed in such a manner as to


be capable of accommodating deflection and tolerances without distortion,
deformation or failure.

5. The works shall withstand all vibrations caused by shocks, strains, stresses and
movements, including the vibrations of smoke extractors and other mechanical
ventilation devices that may occur. These shall not cause fracture or deterioration of
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any element, particularly to any movable or openable element. Suitable devices for
absorbing or damping any such vibration shall be included.

D. Specific Dead Loads


1. The works shall accommodate the following dead loads without any reduction in
performance:

a. The works own dead load to be accommodated locally, and without causing
deflections or movements which adversely affect any component parts.

b. The dead loads derived from permanent fixtures or services attached to the
surfaces of the works, where indicated on the Design Drawings.

2. When calculating loads the worst combination shall be considered, taking account of
the fact that the pressure coefficients at various locations may determine more than
1 No. design criterion.

E. Specific Live Loads


1. Vertical screens shall be capable of accommodating the following live loads without
any reduction in performance or distortion:

a. Horizontally applied loads acting on the surface of any component. The works
shall sustain safely, without reduction in performance and without permanent
deformation to any component, a static 500N load applied horizontally through
a square of 100mm sides on any part of the framing.

2. The works shall be capable of accommodating, without any reduction in performance


or appearance, loads resulting from vibration caused by services installations or any
fixture, fitting or component within, or bearing onto, the works.

3. Comply with the heavy duty category for screen systems generally and severe duty
to circulation spaces.

F. Deflection: Head deflection detail to be provided to accommodate the structural


movements indicated in the Structural Specification and drawings.
G. Moisture Resistance
1. All facings, adhesives, fastenings and associated elements of the screens shall have
moisture resistant properties to match core materials.

2. All wood elements shall be subjected to controlled drying to ensure that the moisture
content is appropriate for the situation of the finished works. Wood shall remain
stable and free from expansion, contraction or other movements that may lead to
degradation, loss of appearance or performance.

3. Ensure that the moisture content of all materials is appropriate to the conditions of
use and that the components withstand the prevailing levels of relative humidity both
in construction and use.

4. Ensure that all materials including supports, brackets and all fastenings are
adequately corrosion protected to meet the specified environmental conditions.

H. Acoustics
1. Refer to the Acoustic Report.

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2. The works shall not produce buzzing, ringing or other extraneous noise. Extraneous
noise arising from local response to partitions or loose fit resonant elements shall be
avoided by means of careful quality control in assembly and installation.

3. Where acoustical rating is indicated, provide demountable-partition assembly tested


by a qualified testing agency for sound transmission loss performance according to
ASTM E903, calculated according to ASTM E413, and rated for not less than the
STC value indicated.

I. Fire:
1. All elements of the works shall be either non-combustible or not easily ignitable with
low flame spread characteristics, and shall not produce excessive quantities of
smoke or toxic gases.

2. The works shall be fire resistant in accordance with the requirements of the NFPA.

3. The works shall be tested to NFPA 701: Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame
Propagation of Textiles and Films.

4. The works shall have a surface spread of flame in accordance with UL 723 and
ASTM E84.

5. Surface-Burning Characteristics: Shall be in accordance with ASTM E84; testing by a


qualified testing agency. Identify products with appropriate markings of applicable
testing agency.

a. Flame-Spread Index: 25 or less.

b. Smoke-Developed Index: 450 or less.

6. Fire-Resistance Ratings: Shall be in accordance with ASTM E119; testing by a


qualified testing agency. Identify products with appropriate markings of applicable
testing agency.

a. Indicate design designations from UL's "Fire Resistance Directory" or from the
listings of another qualified testing agency.

7. Fire-Rated Door and Frame Assemblies: Assemblies complying with NFPA 80 that
are listed and labeled by a qualified testing agency, for fire-protection ratings
indicated, based on testing at positive pressure according to NFPA 252 or UL 10C.

8. Supply test certificates to verify that all materials meet these requirements.

9. Ensure that all works are in compliance with all Statutory Authorities and Civil
Defence requests/ recommendations.

J. Durability
1. The performance criteria shall be satisfied for the full service life of the works without
the need for maintenance, other than regular cleaning.

2. Refer to the Contract Documents for warranty requirements.

K. Impact and Abrasion Resistance


1. Generally, surfaces shall be sufficiently hard to resist heavy impacts from hand-held
objects without any noticeable change to the surface appearance. The works shall
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resist abrasion from cleaning methods and maintenance systems without any
noticeable change in surface appearance.

2. Impact tests shall be carried out to all works adjacent to pedestrian areas.

3. The extent of any damage determined through testing shall be recorded and, where
possible, quantified. Details shall be submitted to the Engineer.

4. Details of tests shall be provided to demonstrate the performance of materials and


finishes in resisting abrasion from pedestrian traffic (hands, rings, luggage, cloth,
shoes, and other similar elements) and any other abrasion resulting from adjacent
traffic movements.

2.4 MATERIALS
A. Steel Frame
1. Steel sheet, manufacturer's standard nominal minimum thickness for uncoated steel.

2. Corrosion protection, hot-dip galvanizing.

3. Use only continuous profiles free from marks, defects, flaws, steps, waves or any
other damage.

B. Aluminum Frame
1. Alloy and temper recommended by aluminum producer and finisher for type of use,
corrosion resistance, and finish indicated; in accordance with ASTM B221M for
extrusions; manufacturer's standard strengths and thicknesses for type of use.

a. Frame Reinforcement: Manufacturer's standard steel or aluminum.

2. Use only continuous profiles free from marks, defects, flaws, steps, waves or any
other damage.

C. Glass
1. Refer to Section 088000 Glazing of the Architectural Specification.

D. Plastic Laminate: High-pressure decorative laminate according to NEMA LD 3.


E. Adhesives: As recommended by demountable partition manufacturer and with a VOC
content of 70g/ L or less when calculated according to 40 CFR 59, Subpart D (EPA
Method 24).

2.5 FABRICATION
A. General
1. Fabricate work in temperature and humidity conditions similar to the finished
building. Shop fabricate and pre-fit components complete before finishing; minimize
Site fabrication.

2. Fabricate demountable walls for installation with concealed fastening devices and
pressure-fit members that will not damage ceiling or floor coverings. Fabricate
systems for installation with continuous seals at floor, ceiling, and other locations
where partitions abut fixed construction.

B. Steel and aluminum framing members shall be fabricated using only appropriate grades,
strengths and thicknesses to provide full structural compliance.

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1. The wall thickness of steel sections or aluminum extrusions shall be sufficient to


ensure rigidity in the lengths required in the final installation.

C. Concealed Framing and Bases to Support Screens: Shop fabricate items, treated as
specified, from solid stock framing.
D. Accurately fabricate screens and members. Prepare to receive scheduled finishes.
E. Panels for Site-Assembled Demountable Partitions: Face panels fabricated and finished in
modular widths indicated.
1. Transom Panels: Fabricated in material and finish to match wall panels unless
otherwise indicated.

F. Panels for Unitized-Panel Demountable Partitions: Factory-assembled, flush, unitized-


panel construction; with faces smooth and free of buckles, oil canning, and seams; and
insulated with solidly packed, inorganic, mineral filler.
1. Factory glaze panels to the greatest extent possible.

G. Finish Facings: Factory apply finish-facing materials with appropriate backings, using
mildew-resistant non-staining adhesive as recommended by finish-material manufacturer's
written instructions.
1. Apply facing to panel in 1-piece, seamless with tightly butted invisible seams where
indicated on the Design Drawings, and with no gaps or overlaps; free of air bubbles,
wrinkles, blisters, or other defects.

2. Tightly secure and conceal raw and selvage edges of facing for finished appearance.

3. Where facings with directional or repeating patterns or directional weave are


indicated, mark facing top and attach facing in same direction.

H. Use joints suitable for their location and purpose with dowels or suitable reinforcement;
provide for accurate alignment and strength. Provide for joints with adjoining construction
without the use of visible brackets or visible fastenings.
I. Machine items to accept flush mounted skirting, fixtures, accessories and built-in items, to
the maximum extent possible; use templates provided by the manufacturers.
J. Wiring: Conceal conductors and cables in raceways. Bundle, lace, and train conductors to
terminal points with no excess and without exceeding manufacturer's limitations on
bending radii.
K. Accuracy of Fabrication
1. Exact Site dimensions shall be taken before commencing fabrication. Any
discrepancies shall be reported to the Engineer without delay and instructions
obtained before proceeding.

2. Screens shall be fabricated within the following tolerances:

a. Length: 1.5mm.

b. Width: 1.5mm.

c. Squareness: 1.5mm in 1000mm (taking the longer of 2 No. sides at any


corner as a baseline and measuring the deviation of the shorter side from
perpendicular).

d. Flatness: 1mm under 600mm straightedges.

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3. Finished dimensions of components shall be such that the required accuracy of the
finished screens can be achieved.

L. Welding
1. Surfaces to be joined shall be cleaned and fixed using clamps and jigs where
practicable. Tack welds shall only be used for temporary attachment.

2. Joints with parent and filler metal shall be bonded with no inclusions, holes, porosity
or cracks. Weld spatter shall be prevented from falling on surfaces of materials that
are self-finished and visible in the completed work. All traces of flux residue, slag and
weld spatter shall be removed.

3. Finishing Welded/ Brazed Joints: Butt joints or fillets that are visible in completed
works shall be smooth and flush with adjacent surfaces.

2.6 SHOP FINISHING


A. General: Apply finishes in controlled, dust-free conditions. Site finishing shall not be
permitted.
B. Preparation: Prepare surfaces in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations.
Remove surface marks, roughness, open grain or contamination. Apply initial coat of finish
to surfaces, including edges, cut outs and recesses for wall bases, immediately after
preparation.
C. Decorative Laminates: Factory apply laminates in accordance with the manufacturers
instructions. Pressure-bond 1 No. piece of plastic laminate to both sides of the material to
achieve a properly balanced construction free of voids, blisters or other defects. Minimize
visible black line at edges. Slightly ease edges.
D. Protect mechanical finishes on exposed surfaces from damage by applying a strippable,
temporary protective covering before shipping.
E. Appearance of Finished Work: Noticeable variations in same piece are not acceptable.
Variations in appearance of adjoining components are acceptable if they are within the
range of approved Samples and are assembled or installed to minimize contrast.

PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.1 EXAMINATION
A. Verification of Conditions: Prior to commencing installation, examine the structural
openings, substrate, adjacent construction and conditions in which the work shall be
installed. Verify dimensions of supporting construction, and surfaces to receive the work of
this Work Section. Notify the Engineer of unsatisfactory conditions.

3.2 INSTALLATION
A. General: Install demountable partitions after other finishing operations have been
completed.
1. Install partitions rigid, level, plumb, aligned and without distortion. Install seals at
connections with floors, ceilings, fixed walls, and abutting surfaces to prevent light
and sound transmission.

2. Broken, cracked, chipped, deformed, or unmatched panels and components are not
acceptable.

3. Except for filler panels scribed to fixed walls or columns, do not modify
manufacturer's standard components.
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4. Provide rigid and strong support framing to support the work and attached and built-
in items, complete with bracing and fastening devices.

5. Construct partitions to prevent damage or deterioration due to moisture and


movements due to temperature changes.

6. Conceal drill, cut and fit work. Conceal fastenings unless otherwise specified.

B. Partitions: Rigidly assemble partitions. Install partitions to support the weights and
operating forces of adjoining/ integrated doors. Secure partitions to adjoining construction
using concealed fastenings. Securely fix components, to prevent pulling away, bowing or
other movement during use and without causing stress or distortion to partitions and doors.
C. Doors and Frames: Install door-and-frame and glazing and glazing-frame assemblies
securely anchored to partitions and with doors aligned and fitted. Install and adjust door
hardware for proper operation.
1. Install fire-rated doors and frames according to NFPA 80.

D. Installation Tolerances: Non-cumulative.


1. Install each demountable partition so surfaces vary not more than 3mm from the
plane formed by the faces of adjacent partitions.

2. The Detailed Design shall accommodate the fastening zones indicated on the Design
Drawings.

3. A high degree of accuracy shall be maintained when installing the works.

4. At the time of completion, the works shall be visually acceptable to the Engineer such
that within any planning grid section the allowable tolerances are equally distributed
to ensure that:

a. The works are vertical.

b. Joints are of equal size and at equal centers.

c. Any support framing elements are vertical and at equal centers.

d. The works have straight lines and flat planes.

5. Joints Between Panels: The average width of any joint shall not deviate from the
nominal width by more than 1mm. Any variation shall be equally distributed with no
sudden changes or steps.

6. The maximum variation in plan location, from the planning grid of any part of the
panel system, shall not exceed 2mm.

7. The maximum variation in height of any part of the panel system, from the datum,
shall not exceed 2mm including manufacturing tolerances.

8. The maximum offset in plan, level or section between any 2 No. adjacent panels shall
not exceed 1mm including manufacturing tolerances.

3.3 CLEANING AND ADJUSTING


A. Cleaning
1. Upon completion remove debris and unused materials from the Site and dispose of
safely. Clean the work of dirt and materials affecting appearance.
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2. Clean soiled surfaces to remove dirt, fingerprints, adhesives, and other foreign
materials according to manufacturer's written instructions.

B. Adjusting
1. Inspect installation, correct misalignments, and tighten loose connections.

2. Make good adjacent surfaces marred during installation, to the acceptance of the
Engineer. Adjust the installation to ensure correct alignment of components and
smooth unbinding operation of moving parts. Make good fastening holes and minor
damage, to the acceptance of the Engineer.

3. Adjust doors to operate smoothly and easily, without binding or warping.

4. Check and readjust operating hardware. Verify that latches and locks engage
accurately and securely without forcing or binding; lubricate as recommended by
manufacturer.

5. Clean soiled surfaces to remove dirt, fingerprints, adhesives, and other foreign
materials according to manufacturer's written instructions.

6. Remove and replace defaced or damaged components that cannot be satisfactorily


repaired.

7. Remove and replace components that are wet, moisture damaged, or mold
damaged.

3.4 PROTECTION
A. Protect the work from damage during construction. Remove and replace protection as
instructed, for inspection; remove at Taking-Over.

3.5 DEMONSTRATION
A. Engage a factory-authorized service representative to train the Employer's maintenance
personnel to adjust, operate, and maintain demountable partitions.
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SECTION 102223.23
MOVEABLE PANEL SYSTSEMS

PART 1 - GENERAL

1.1 SUMMARY
A. General: Read this Work Section in conjunction with other related Work Sections,
Document III-2: Particular Specifications (Division 01 General Requirements), Design
Drawings, Preliminaries and Package I: Document II, Conditions Of Contract.
B. Prescriptive Work
1. Refer to the Contractors Responsibilities in Document III-2: Particular Specifications
(Division 01 General Requirements), for specific requirements.

2. Supply, deliver, install and warrant the works in strict compliance with the materials
and workmanship requirements of the Architectural Specification.

3. Where required to prepare Shop Drawings, these shall be limited to final detailing of
components, systems and other required elements indicated on the Design
Drawings, necessary to demonstrate their safe installation.

4. Where products are offered by the Contractor for acceptance by the Engineer,
provide full supporting documentation in respect of the complete system or
installation.

5. If equal products from other manufacturers are submitted by the Contractor and
approved by the Engineer and installed by the Contractor it will be the responsibility
of the Contractor to conform to the Architecture Specification, on schedule and at no
extra cost to the Contract or to the Employer.

6. If product from other manufacturers are installed by the Contractor without approval
of the Engineer, it will be the responsibility of the Contractor to remove, correct and
conform to these Architectural Specification, on schedule and at no extra cost to the
Contract or to the Employer.

C. Work Section Includes


1. Manually operated, panel partitions.

2. Folding partitions.

D. Drawing Description References: Reference codes and accompanying descriptions are


contained in the System Reference Sheet (SRS) and identify systems/components/products
indicated on the Design Drawings.

1.2 SUBMITTALS
A. General: Comply with the requirements of Document III-2: Particular Specifications (Division
01 General Requirements) and submit the following:
B. Tender Submittals
1. Drawings showing the full extent of the work.

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2. Product data on proposed materials.

3. List of tests included.

4. Summary of deviations from the Architectural Specification.

5. Outline technical specifications reflecting proposed materials/systems.

6. A list of proposed suppliers and Subcontractors intended to be used.

7. Preliminary Method Statement.

8. Preliminary Quality Plan.

C. Pre-Contract Samples: 300mm x 300mm sample of operable partition type.


D. Post Contract Submittals
1. Shop Drawings

a. Include plans, elevations, sections, details, and attachments to other work.

b. For installed products indicated in accordance with design loads, include


structural analysis data for attachments, signed and sealed by the qualified
professional engineer responsible for their preparation.

c. Indicate storage and operating clearances. Indicate location and installation


requirements for hardware and track, blocking, and direction of travel.

d. Wiring Diagrams: For power, signal, and control wiring.

2. Product Data on materials and components for use.

3. Supplementary Product Literature: Include a statement from the manufacturer for the
design life of the system.

4. Statement of manufacturers review confirming suitability of specified materials.

5. Delegated-Design Submittal: For operable panel partitions indicated in accordance


with performance requirements, including analysis data and calculations signed and
sealed by the qualified professional engineer responsible for their preparation.

a. Design Calculations: Calculate requirements for seismic restraints.

6. Coordination Shop Drawings: Reflected ceiling plans, drawn to scale, on which the
following items are indicated and coordinated with each other, based on input from
Installers of the items involved.

a. Suspended ceiling components.

b. Structural members to which suspension systems shall be attached.

c. Size and location of initial access modules for acoustical tile.

d. Items penetrating finished ceiling, including the following:

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1). Lighting fixtures.

2). HVAC ductwork, outlets, and inlets.

3). Speakers.

4). Sprinklers.

5). Smoke detectors.

6). Access panels.

e. Plenum fire/ smoke and acoustical barriers.

7. Setting Shop Drawings: For embedded items and cutouts required in other
work, including support-beam, mounting-hole template.

8. Qualification Data: For qualified testing agency and Installer.

9. Seismic Qualification Certificates: For operable panel partitions, accessories, and


components, from manufacturer.

a. Basis for Certification: Indicate whether withstand certification is based on


actual test of assembled components or on calculation.

b. Dimensioned Outline Drawings of Equipment Unit: Identify center of gravity


and locate and describe mounting and anchorage provisions.

c. Detailed description of equipment anchorage devices on which the


certification is based and their installation requirements.

10. Product Certificates: For each type of operable panel partition, from manufacturer.

11. Product Test Reports: Based on evaluation of comprehensive tests performed by a


qualified testing agency, for each operable panel partition.

12. Site quality-control reports.

13. Certified test data.

E. Post Contract Samples


1. Samples as specified forming the acceptable control samples for each operable
partition type. For each type of exposed material, finish, covering, or facing indicated,
prepared on Samples of size indicated below:

a. Panel Facing Material: Manufacturer's standard-size unit, not less than 75mm.

b. Panel Edge Material: Not less than 75mm long.

c. Hardware: Manufacturer's standard exposed door-operating device.

d. All fastenings, supports and track systems.

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1.3 CLOSEOUT SUBMITTALS


A. General: Comply with the requirements of Document III-2: Particular Specifications (Division
01 General Requirements) and submit the following:
1. Warranties.

2. Operation and Maintenance (O+M) Manuals: Include component list with


manufacturers reference numbers, descriptions of materials and procedures for
repairing and cleaning of finishes; and cleaning frequency.

a. In addition to items specified in Division 01 General Requirements, include the


following:

1). Panel finish facings and finishes for exposed trim and accessories.
Include precautions for cleaning materials and methods that could be
detrimental to finishes and performance.

2). Seals, hardware, track, carriers, and other operating components.

3). Electric operator.

1.4 MAINTENANCE MATERIAL SUBMITTALS


A. Furnish extra materials from the same production run that match products installed and that
are packaged with protective covering for storage and identified with labels describing
contents.
1. Panel Finish-Facing Material: Furnish full width in quantity to cover both sides of 2
No. panels when installed.

1.5 QUALITY ASSURANCE


A. Contractors Qualifications: A specialist with at least 5 years successful experience in
performing similar work. Applicators of chemical preservatives or fire retardant treatments
to be licensed by the product manufacturer.
B. Installer Qualifications: An employer of workers trained and approved by manufacturer.
C. Testing Agency Qualifications: Qualified according to Division 01 General Requirements,
Section 014000 Quality Requirements for testing indicated.
D. Provide mock-ups, prototypes, quality benchmark installations, testing and inspections in
accordance with Document III-2: Particular Specifications (Division 01 General
Requirements).
E. Mock-ups: To be confirmed by the Engineer.
F. Prototypes: A 5000mm run full height of each type.
G. Quality Benchmark Installation: First area of each type of operable partition in location to be
agreed with the Engineer.
H. Preconstruction Testing Reports
1. Submit reports of independent tests demonstrating that the products and systems
comply with the specified performance requirements.

2. Where test results for a material or product are not available, undertake testing to
show compliance with the Architectural Specification at an independent testing
laboratory acceptable to the Engineer.
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3. The provision of testing data or the carrying-out of tests does not relieve the
Contractor of his responsibilities regarding the durability or service life requirements.

1.6 DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING


A. Delivery: Do not deliver systems until conditions of temperature and humidity are similar to
those in the finished building. Protect from wetting or damage during transportation.
B. Storage: Store materials in protected locations away from direct sunlight. Ensure adequate
ventilation of storage spaces. Protectively package and sequence panels in order for
installation. Clearly mark packages and panels with numbering system used on Shop
Drawings. Do not use permanent markings on panels.
C. Handling: Handle carefully to avoid distorting and overstressing joints. Protect corners and
finished surfaces from damage. Place temporarily on flat bases to prevent racking.
D. All elements of framework and associated beads and strips shall be stored on Site such
that they are not damaged or distorted.
E. All finished components shall be carefully packed in pallets or crates such that they are
separated and protected to prevent scratching, scuffing or other surface damage.
F. All glass panes, sealants and gaskets shall be stored on Site in accordance with the
manufacturers written recommendations.

1.7 ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS


A. Do not commence installation until the building is enclosed, wet work is complete and dry,
and the HVAC system is operating and maintaining temperature and relative humidity at
occupancy levels.

PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.1 PRODUCT SELECTION


A. Type IWS-701 Manually Operable Panel Partitions
1. Description: Manually operable panel partition including all fastenings and
accessories to complete the installation.

2. Indicative Manufacturer:

a. Modernfold UAE
b. Hufcor UAE
c. Lindner UAE
d. Or other approved equal.
3. Dimensions: As indicated on the Design Drawings.

4. Operation: Manually operated, individual panels; paired panels or; continuously


hinged panels, in stacking arrangement as indicated on the Design Drawings.

5. Panels

a. Material: Particle board core with sheet aluminum/ sheet steel skin
encapsulating core.

b. Panel Finish: Shall be Type PL-01 Plastic Laminate White. Refer to Section
066400 Plastic Paneling.
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c. Integrated magnetic strips and exterior sealing lips for additional frictional
connection and acoustic insulation.

d. Spring mounted top and bottom seals.

1). Horizontal Bottom Seals, Mechanically Operated for Acoustical Panels

a). Extension and retraction of bottom seal by operating handle or


built-in operating mechanism, with operating range not less than
38mm between retracted seal and floor finish.

e. Panels shall be hung in an acoustic free suspension system.

f. Panels shall be capable of vertical adjustment on Site.

6. Frame: Torsion free aluminum or steel frame.

7. Fastenings: Fastenings shall be concealed even when the operable partition is in the
open position.

8. Auxiliary Materials

a. Suspension tracks, carriers and associated accessories.

b. Pass Doors: Swing/ pivot/ sliding single/ double doors integrated into and
matching panel.

c. Storage Pocket Door: Full height at end of operable partition runs to conceal
stacked operable partition; of same materials, finish, construction, thickness,
and acoustical qualities as panels; complete with operating hardware and
acoustical seals.

9. Operable Partition Accessories

a. Pass Doors: Swinging door built into and matching panel materials,
construction, acoustical qualities, fire rating finish, and thickness, complete
with frames and operating hardware. Hinges finished shall match other
exposed hardware.

b. Storage Pocket Door: Full height at end of partition runs to conceal stacked
partition; of same materials, finish, construction, thickness, and acoustical
qualities as panels; complete with operating hardware. Hinges in finish to
match other exposed hardware.

1). Manufacturer's standard method to secure storage pocket door in


closed position.

c. Electric Interlock: Provide each motorized operable panel partition with


electric interlocks at locations indicated, to prevent operation of operable
panel partition under the following conditions:

1). On storage pocket door, to prevent operation if door is not in fully open
position.
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2). On partitions at location of convergence by another partition, to prevent


operation if merging partitions are in place.

d. Work Surfaces: Quantities, placement, and size indicated.

1). Surface: Porcelain steel marker/ projection surface/ Self-healing,


tackable, vinyl-coated fabric wall covering, in accordance with CFFA-W-
101-D, Type II, and indicated fire-test-response characteristics;
laminated to natural cork tackboard.

2). Surface Color: As selected by the Engineer from manufacturer's full


range.

3). Size: As indicated on Design Drawings.

4). Trim: Aluminum slip-on or snap-on trim with no visible screws or


exposed joints and with corners mitered to a neat, hairline joint.

e. Chalk Tray and Eraser Pocket: Manufacturer's standard.

1). Aluminum with clear anodic finish.

f. Chair Rails: Recessed/ Surface mounted in locations indicated on Design


Drawings.

g. Vertical Edge Trim: Manufacturer's standard transparent/ thin aluminum


astragal/ trim to protect vertical edges of glass in frameless panels.

B. Type IWS-702 Folding Partition


1. Description: Folding partition including all fastenings and accessories to complete
the installation.

2. Indicative Manufacturer:

a. Modernfold UAE
b. Hufcor UAE
c. Lindner UAE
d. Or other approved equal.
3. Size and Configurations: As indicated on the Design Drawings.

4. Thickness: As indicated on the Design Drawings.

5. Panels: Manufacturer's standard material core and panel.

6. Panel Operation: Manually operated, individual/ Manually operated, paired/ Manually


operated, continuously hinged panels.

7. Finish: Shall be Type PL-01 Plastic Laminate White. Refer to Section 066400 Plastic
Paneling.

2.2 DESIGN CRITERIA


A. Setting out and Project conditions shall be as indicated on the Design Drawings.

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B. The works shall accommodate all architectural and functional features indicated on the
Design Drawings, whilst maintaining the fire and acoustic performance as applicable.
C. Where fire ratings of systems are indicated, these shall be deemed to be for integrity and
insulation.
D. All systems shall be sealed at the perimeter and at penetrations to maintain the fire and/ or
acoustic performance in accordance with the system manufacturer's recommendations.
E. Operable partitions shall provide complete integrated systems spanning from the structural
floor slab to structural soffit, unless otherwise indicated on the Design Drawings, and shall
maintain any required fire and acoustic performance throughout.
F. Deflection details to all heads/ abutments shall be provided to suit the Project conditions
and predicted deflections.
G. Support System:
1. The works shall be fixed to a support system in accordance with the manufacturers
written recommendations.

2. Every precaution shall be taken that no chemical or electrolytic action takes place
where dissimilar metals and/or materials are used together, and to isolate aluminum
components from cementitious surfaces. The necessary insulation shall be provided
wherever dissimilar metals occur at interfaces.

2.3 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS


A. Acoustical Performance:
1. The works shall not produce buzzing, ringing or other extraneous noise. Extraneous
noise arising from local response to operable partitions or loose fit resonant elements
shall be avoided by means of careful quality control in assembly and installation.

2. Sound-Transmission Requirements: Operable panel partition assembly tested for


laboratory sound-transmission loss performance in accordance with ASTM E90,
determined by ASTM E413, and rated for not less than the STC indicated.

3. Noise-Reduction Requirements: Operable panel partition assembly, identical to


partition tested for STC, tested for sound-absorption performance in accordance
with ASTM C423, and rated for not less than the NRC indicated.

4. Acoustical Performance Requirements: Installed operable panel partition assembly,


identical to partition tested for STC, tested for NIC in accordance with ASTM E336,
determined by ASTM E413, and rated for 10dB less than STC value indicated.

5. Refer to the Acoustic Report.

B. Fire Resistance: Provide fire-rated operable panel partition assemblies including pass doors
with fire-resistance ratings indicated.
1. Pass Doors: Provide doors in fire-rated operable panel partition assemblies with fire-
resistance ratings indicated. Pass doors shall meet positive-pressure requirements.

C. Fire-Rated Door Assemblies: In accordance with NFPA 80, based on testing according to
UL 10B.

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1. Oversize Fire-Rated Door Assemblies: For units exceeding sizes of tested


assemblies, provide certification by a testing agency acceptable to the Statutory
Authorities having jurisdiction that doors comply with standard construction
requirements for tested and labeled fire-rated door assemblies except for size.

D. Fire-Test-Response Characteristics: Provide panels with finishes meeting 1 No. of the


following as determined by testing identical products by UL or another testing and
inspecting agency acceptable to the Statutory Authorities having jurisdiction:
1. Surface-Burning Characteristics: As determined by testing in accordance with
ASTM E84.

a. Flame-Spread Index: Class A; 25 or less.

b. Smoke-Developed Index: 450 or less.

c. Ensure that all works are in compliance with all Statutory Authorities and Civil
Defence requests/recommendations.

E. Electrical Components, Devices, and Accessories: Listed and labeled as defined in


NFPA 70, by a qualified testing agency, and marked for intended location and application.
F. Electric Operators General: In accordance with NFPA 70.
1. Control Equipment: In accordance with NEMA ICS 1, NEMA ICS 2, and NEMA ICS 6.

2. Motor Characteristics: In accordance with NEMA MG 1.

G. Seismic Performance: Operable panel partitions shall withstand the effects of earthquake
motions determined according to Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)/ American Society of
Civil Engineers ASCE 7.
1. The term "withstand" means "the panels shall remain in place without separation of
any parts from the system when subjected to the seismic forces specified."

H. Specific Movements
1. Any necessary joints shall accommodate the maximum movements likely to occur at
that point.

2. The works shall withstand all static and dynamic design loads imposed, without
causing permanent deformation of components or the failure of components, and
shall transmit such loads safely to the points of support.

3. The works shall not deflect under loading in any way that is detrimental to any
element of the works, adjacent structures or building elements.

4. All components, couplings and fastenings shall be installed in such a manner as to


be capable of accommodating deflection and tolerances without distortion,
deformation or failure.

5. The works shall withstand all vibrations caused by shocks, strains, stresses and
movements. These shall not cause fracture or deterioration of any element,
particularly to any movable or openable element. Suitable devices for absorbing or
damping any such vibration shall be included.

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I. Specific Dead Loads


1. The works shall accommodate the following dead loads without any reduction in
performance:

a. The works own dead load to be accommodated locally, and without causing
deflections or movements which adversely affect any component parts.

2. When calculating loads the worst combination shall be considered, taking account of
the fact that the pressure coefficients at various locations may determine more than
1 No. design criterion.

J. Specific Live Loads


1. Operable partitions shall be capable of accommodating the following live loads
without any reduction in performance or distortion:

a. Horizontally applied loads acting on the surface of any component. The works
shall sustain safely, without reduction in performance and without permanent
deformation to any component, a static 500N load applied horizontally through
a square of 100mm sides on any part of the framing.

K. Moisture Resistance
1. All core materials shall be moisture resistant to satisfy the design life requirements for
the environmental conditions specified in Document III-2: Particular Specifications
(Division 01 General Requirements).

2. All facings, adhesives, fastenings and associated elements shall have moisture
resistant properties to match core materials.

3. Ensure that the moisture content of all materials is appropriate to the conditions of
use and that the components withstand the prevailing levels of relative humidity both
in construction and use.

4. Ensure that all materials including supports, brackets and all fastenings are
adequately corrosion protected to meet the environmental conditions present.

L. Acoustics
1. Refer to the Acoustic Report.

2. The works shall not produce buzzing, ringing or other extraneous noise. Extraneous
noise arising from local response to operable partitions or loose fit resonant elements
shall be avoided by means of careful quality control in assembly and installation.

M. Durability
1. The performance criteria shall be satisfied for the full service life of the works without
the need for maintenance, other than regular cleaning.

2. Refer to the Contract Documents for warranty requirements.

N. Impact and Abrasion Resistance

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1. Generally, surfaces shall be sufficiently hard to resist heavy impacts from hand-held
objects without any noticeable change to the surface appearance. The works shall
resist abrasion from cleaning methods and maintenance systems without any
noticeable change in surface appearance.

2.4 MATERIALS
A. Steel Frame: Steel sheet, manufacturer's standard nominal minimum thickness for
uncoated steel.
B. Steel Face/Liner Sheets: Tension-leveled steel sheet, manufacturer's standard nominal
minimum thickness for uncoated steel.
C. Aluminum: Alloy and temper recommended by aluminum producer and finisher for type of
use, corrosion resistance, and finish indicated; in accordance with ASTM B221M for
extrusions; manufacturer's standard strengths and thicknesses for type of use.
1. Frame Reinforcement: Manufacturer's standard steel or aluminum.

D. Steel or Aluminum Framing General: Use only continuous profiles free from marks, defects,
flaws, steps, waves or any other damage.
E. Particleboard: In accordance with ANSI A208.1.
F. Medium-Density Fiberboard: In accordance with ANSI A208.2.

2.5 FABRICATION
A. General: Fabricate work in temperature and humidity conditions similar to the finished
building. Shop-fabricate and pre-fit components complete before finishing; minimize Site
fabrication.
B. Steel or aluminum framing members shall be fabricated using only appropriate grades,
strengths and thicknesses to provide full structural compliance.
1. The wall thickness of steel sections or aluminum extrusions shall be sufficient to
ensure rigidity in the lengths required in the final installation.

C. Pass doors shall be fabricated in accordance with recommendations in ICC/ANSI A117.1.


D. Accurately fabricate panels and members. Prepare to receive scheduled finishes.
E. Machine items to accept flush mounted wall base, fixtures, accessories and built-in items,
to the maximum extent possible; use templates provided by the manufacturers.
F. Accuracy of Fabrication
1. Exact Site dimensions shall be taken before commencing fabrication. Any
discrepancies shall be reported to the Engineer without delay and instructions
obtained before proceeding.

2. Panels shall be fabricated within the following tolerances:

a. Length: 1.5mm.

b. Width: 1.5mm.

c. Squareness: 1.5mm in 1m (taking the longer of 2 sides at any corner as a


baseline and measuring the deviation of the shorter side from perpendicular).

d. Flatness: 1mm under 600mm straightedges.


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3. Finished dimensions of components shall be such that the required accuracy of the
finished panels can be achieved.

2.6 FINISH FACING


A. General: Provide finish facings for panels that comply with indicated fire-test-response
characteristics and that are factory applied to operable panel partitions with appropriate
backing, using mildew-resistant nonstaining adhesive as recommended by facing
manufacturer's written instructions.
1. Apply 1-piece, seamless facings free of air bubbles, wrinkles, blisters, and other
defects, with invisible seams complying with Shop Drawings for location, and with no
gaps or overlaps. Horizontal butted edges are not permitted. Tightly secure and
conceal raw and selvage edges of facing for finished appearance.

2. Where fabric facings with directional or repeating patterns or directional weave or


wood veneer facings with directional, repeating, or matching grain are indicated,
mark facing top and attach facing in same direction.

3. Match facing pattern 1830mm above finished floor.

4. Color/Pattern: As selected by the Engineer from manufacturer's full range.

B. High-Pressure Decorative Laminate: In accordance with NEMA LD 3, Horizontal grade.


C. Wood Veneer: Laminated to noncombustible/ fire-retardant-treated wood core with
moisture-resistant adhesive, of wood species indicated.
1. Wood Finish: As selected by the Engineer from manufacturer's full range, as follows:

a. Type: Transparent finish/ Transparent finish over stain over wood variety
indicated.

D. Paint: Manufacturer's standard factory-painted finish.


1. Color: As selected by the Engineer.

E. Cap-Trimmed Edges: Protective perimeter-edge trim with tight hairline joints concealing
edges of panel and finish facing, finished as follows:
1. Steel, Painted: Finished with manufacturer's standard as selected by the Engineer
from manufacturer's full range.

2. Aluminum: Alloy and temper recommended by aluminum producer and finisher for
type of use and finish indicated, and with not less than the strength and durability
properties of alloy and temper required in accordance with performance
requirements; and with manufacturer's standard clear anodic finish.

F. Trimless Edges: Fabricate exposed panel edges so finish facing wraps uninterrupted
around panel, covering edge and resulting in an installed partition with facing visible on
vertical panel edges, without trim, for minimal sightlines at panel-to-panel joints.

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PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.1 EXAMINATION
A. Examine flooring, structural support, and opening, with Installer present, for compliance
with requirements for installation tolerances and other conditions affecting performance of
operable panel partitions. Verify dimensions of supporting construction, and surfaces to
receive the work of this Work Section. Notify the Engineer of unsatisfactory conditions.
B. Proceed with installation only after unsatisfactory conditions have been corrected.

3.2 PREPARATION
A. Inspection: Scheduled areas shall be checked before receiving the works for correct
dimensions, plumbness of walls and soundness of surfaces that would affect installation of
mounting brackets.
B. Do not install the works before building is weathertight, wet trades have finished their work
and the building is well dried out.
C. All cutting, chasing, plugging and making good required in the adjacent structure shall be
completed.
D. All loose material shall be removed by thoroughly brushing the base and adjacent wall
structure.

3.3 INSTALLATION
A. General: In accordance with ASTM E557 except as otherwise required by operable panel
partition manufacturer's written installation instructions.
B. Install operable panel partitions and accessories after other finishing operations, including
painting, have been completed.
C. Install panels from marked packages in numbered sequence indicated on Shop Drawings.
D. Broken, cracked, chipped, deformed, or unmatched panels are not acceptable.
E. Broken, cracked, deformed, or unmatched gasketing or gasketing with gaps at butted ends
is not acceptable.
F. Rigidly assemble operable partitions. Install operable partitions to support the weights and
operating forces of integrated doors. Secure operable partitions to adjoining construction
using concealed fastenings. Securely fix components, to prevent pulling away, bowing or
other movement during use and without causing stress or distortion to operable partitions
and integrated doors.
G. Installation Tolerances: Non-cumulative.
1. The Detailed Design shall accommodate the fastening zones indicated on the Design
Drawings.
2. A high degree of accuracy shall be maintained when installing the works.
3. At the time of completion, the works shall be visually acceptable to the Engineer such
that within any planning grid section, the allowable tolerances are equally distributed
to ensure that:
a. The works are vertical.
b. Joints are of equal size and at equal centers.
c. Any support framing elements are vertical and at equal centers.
d. The works have straight lines and flat planes.
e. Joints Between Panels: The average width of any joint shall not deviate from
the nominal width by more than 1mm. Any variation shall be equally
distributed with no sudden changes or steps.

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f. The maximum variation in plan location, from the planning grid of any part of
the panel system, shall not exceed 2mm.
g. The maximum variation in height of any part of the panel system, from the
datum, shall not exceed 2mm including manufacturing tolerances.
h. The maximum offset in plan, level or section between any 2 No. adjacent
panels shall not exceed 1mm including manufacturing tolerances.

3.4 CLEANING AND ADJUSTING


A. Cleaning: Upon completion, remove debris and unused materials from the Site and dispose
of safely. Clean the work of dirt and materials affecting appearance.
1. Clean soiled surfaces of operable panel partitions to remove dust, loose fibers,
fingerprints, adhesives, and other foreign materials according to manufacturer's
written instructions.

B. Adjusting: Adjust operable panel partitions to operate smoothly, without warping or binding.
Lubricate hardware, electric operator, and other moving parts. Make good adjacent
surfaces marred during installation, to the acceptance of the Engineer.
1. Adjust pass doors and storage pocket doors to operate smoothly and easily, without
binding or warping. Check and readjust operating hardware. Confirm that latches
and locks engage accurately and securely without forcing or binding.

3.5 PROTECTION
A. Protect the work from damage during construction. Remove and replace protection as
instructed, for inspection; remove at Taking-Over.

3.6 SITE QUALITY CONTROL


A. Light-Leakage Test: Illuminate 1 No. side of partition installation and observe vertical joints
and top and bottom seals for voids; adjust partitions for acceptable fit.
B. NIC Testing: Engage a qualified testing agency to perform tests and inspections.
C. Testing Methodology: Perform testing of installed operable panel partition for noise isolation
in accordance with ASTM E336, determined by ASTM E413, and rated for not less than NIC
indicated. Adjust and fit partitions in accordance with NIC test method requirements.
D. Testing Extent: Testing agency shall randomly select one operable panel partition
installation(s) for testing.
E. Repair or replace operable panel partitions that do not comply with requirements.
F. Additional testing and inspecting, at the Contractor's expense, shall be performed to
determine compliance of repaired, replaced, or additional work with specified requirements.
G. Prepare test and inspection reports.

3.7 DEMONSTRATION
A. Engage a factory-authorized service representative to train the Employer's maintenance
personnel to adjust, operate, and maintain operable panel partitions.
END OF SECTION

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