074213.23 - Metal Composite Material Wall Panels - Product MasterSpec

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074213.23 - METAL COMPOSITE MATERIAL WALL PANELS

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  • PART 1 - GENERAL
    • 1.1 RELATED DOCUMENTS
      • A.Drawings and general provisions of the Contract, including General and Supplementary Conditions and Division 01 Specification Sections, apply to this Section.
    • 1.2 SUMMARY
      • A.Section includes metal composite material wall panels.
    • 1.3 PREINSTALLATION MEETINGS
      • A.Preinstallation Conference: Conduct conference at [Project site] < Insert location> .
        • 1.Meet with Owner, Architect, Owner's insurer if applicable, metal composite material panel Installer, metal composite panel system manufacturer's representative, structural-support Installer, and installers whose work interfaces with or affects metal composite material panels, including installers of doors, windows, and louvers.
        • 2.Review and finalize construction schedule and verify availability of materials, Installer's personnel, equipment, and facilities needed to make progress and avoid delays.
        • 3.Review methods and procedures related to metal composite material panel installation, including manufacturer's written instructions.
        • 4.Examine support conditions for compliance with requirements, including alignment between and attachment to structural members.
        • 5.Review flashings, special siding details, wall penetrations, openings, and condition of other construction that affect metal composite material panels.
        • 6.Review governing regulations and requirements for insurance, certificates, and tests and inspections if applicable.
        • 7.Review temporary protection requirements for metal composite material panel assembly during and after installation.
        • 8.Review procedures for repair of panels damaged after installation.
        • 9.Document proceedings, including corrective measures and actions required, and furnish copy of record to each participant.
    • 1.4 ACTION SUBMITTALS
      • A.Product Data: For each type of product.
        • 1.Include construction details, material descriptions, dimensions of individual components and profiles, and finishes for each type of panel and accessory.
      • B.Shop Drawings:
        • 1.Include fabrication and installation layouts of metal composite material panels; details of edge conditions, joints, panel profiles, corners, anchorages, attachment assembly, trim, flashings, closures, and accessories; and special details.
        • 2.Accessories: Include details of the flashing, trim and anchorage, at a scale of not less than 1-1/2 inches per 12 inches ( 1:10) .
      • C.Samples for Initial Selection: For each type of metal composite material panel indicated with factory-applied color finishes.
        • 1.Include similar Samples of trim and accessories involving color selection.
      • D.Samples for Verification: For each type of exposed finish required, prepared on Samples of size indicated below.
        • 1.Metal Composite Material Panels: 12 inches ( 305 mm) long by actual panel width. Include fasteners, closures, and other metal composite material panel accessories. Custom color sample are not available for this requirement. Standard color samples will be substituted.
      • 1.5 INFORMATIONAL SUBMITTALS
        • A.Qualification Data: For Installer.
        • B.Product Test Reports or 3rd Party Certifications: For each product, tests performed by a qualified testing agency.
        • C.Field quality-control reports.
        • D.Sample Warranties: For special warranties.
      • 1.6 CLOSEOUT SUBMITTALS
        • A.Maintenance Data: For metal composite material panels to include in maintenance manuals.
      • 1.7 QUALITY ASSURANCE
        • A.Installer Qualifications: An entity that employs installers and supervisors who are trained and approved by manufacturer.
        • B.Mockups: Build mockups to verify selections made under Sample submittals and to demonstrate aesthetic effects and set quality standards for fabrication and installation.
          • 1.Build mockup of typical metal composite material panel assembly [as shown on Drawings] < Insert size> , including [corner,] [soffits,] supports, attachments, and accessories.
          • 2.Water-Spray Test: Conduct water-spray test of mockup of metal composite material panel assembly, testing for water penetration according to AAMA 501.2.
          • 3.Approval of mockups does not constitute approval of deviations from the Contract Documents contained in mockups unless Architect specifically approves such deviations in writing.
          • 4.Subject to compliance with requirements, approved mockups may become part of the completed Work if undisturbed at time of Substantial Completion.
      • 1.8 DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
        • A.Deliver components, metal composite material panels, and other manufactured items so as not to be damaged or deformed. Package metal composite material panels for protection during transportation and handling.
        • B.Unload, store, and erect metal composite material panels in a manner to prevent bending, warping, twisting, and surface damage.
        • C.Stack metal composite material panels horizontally on platforms or pallets, covered with suitable weathertight and ventilated covering. Store metal composite material panels to ensure dryness, with positive slope for drainage of water. Do not store metal composite material panels in contact with other materials that might cause staining, denting, or other surface damage.
        • D.Retain strippable protective covering on metal composite material panels during installation.
        • E.Natural Metal Composite Panels: Wear gloves when handling to prevent fingerprints and soiling of surface.
      • 1.9 FIELD CONDITIONS
        • A.Weather Limitations: Proceed with installation only when existing and forecasted weather conditions permit assembly of metal composite material panels to be performed according to manufacturers' written instructions and warranty requirements.
      • 1.10 COORDINATION
        • A.Coordinate metal composite material panel installation with rain drainage work, flashing, trim, construction of soffits, and other adjoining work to provide a leakproof, secure, and noncorrosive installation.
      • 1.11 WARRANTY
        • A.Special Warranty: Wall Panel System Manufacturer's standard form in which manufacturer agrees to repair or replace components of metal composite material panel systems that fail in materials or workmanship within specified warranty period.
          • 1.Failures include, but are not limited to, the following:
            • a.Structural failures including rupturing, cracking, or puncturing.
            • b.Deterioration of metals and other materials beyond normal weathering.
          • 2.Warranty Period: < Insert number> years from date of Substantial Completion.
        • B.Special Warranty on Panel Finishes: Manufacturer's standard form in which manufacturer agrees to repair finish or replace metal composite material panels that show evidence of deterioration of factory-applied finishes within specified warranty period.
          • 1.Exposed Panel Finish: Deterioration includes, but is not limited to, the following:
            • a.Color fading more than 5 Hunter units when tested according to ASTM D 2244.
            • b.Chalking in excess of a No. 8 rating when tested according to ASTM D 4214.
            • c.Cracking, checking, peeling, or failure of paint to adhere to bare metal.
          • 2.Finish Warranty Period: [20] [10] < Insert number> years, plus one year, from date of shipment from MCM panel manufacturer.
        • C.Panel Integrity Warranty: [10] < Insert number> years plus one year from date of shipment from MCM panel manufacturer.
    • PART 2 - PRODUCTS

        See Editing Instruction No. 1 in the Evaluations for cautions about named manufacturers and products. For an explanation of options and Contractor's product selection procedures, see Section 016000 "Product Requirements."
      • 2.1 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
        • A.Structural Performance: Provide metal composite material panel systems capable of withstanding the effects of the following loads, based on testing according to ASTM E 330:
          • 1.Wind Loads: As indicated on Drawings.
          • 2.Other Design Loads: [As indicated on Drawings] < Insert loads> .
          • 3.Deflection Limits: For wind loads, no greater than 1/180 of the perimeter span and L/60 center of panel.
          • 4. < Insert serviceability requirements> .
        • B.Air Infiltration: Air leakage of not more than 0.06 cfm/sq. ft. ( 0.3 L/s per sq. m) when tested according to ASTM E 283 at the following test-pressure difference:
          • 1.Test-Pressure Difference: [1.57 lbf/sq. ft. 75 Pa ] [6.24 lbf/sq. ft. 300 Pa ].
        • C.Water Penetration under Static Pressure: No uncontrolled water penetration when tested according to ASTM E 331 at the following test-pressure difference:
          • 1.Test-Pressure Difference: [2.86 lbf/sq. ft. 137 Pa ] [6.24 lbf/sq. ft. 300 Pa ].
        • D.Thermal Movements: Allow for thermal movements from ambient and surface temperature changes by preventing buckling, opening of joints, overstressing of components, failure of joint sealants, failure of connections, and other detrimental effects. Base calculations on surface temperatures of materials due to both solar heat gain and nighttime-sky heat loss.
          • 1.Temperature Change (Range): [120 deg F 67 deg C , ambient; 180 deg F 100 deg C , material surfaces ] < Insert temperature range> .
        • E.Fire-Resistance Ratings (When Required): Comply with ASTM E 119; testing by a qualified testing agency. Identify products with appropriate markings of applicable testing agency.
          • 1.Indicate design designations from UL's "Fire Resistance Directory" or from the listings of another qualified testing agency.
        • F.Fire Propagation Characteristics (When Required): Metal composite material wall panel system passes NFPA 285 testing.
      • 2.2 METAL COMPOSITE MATERIAL WALL PANELS <Insert drawing designation>
        • A. Metal Composite Material Wall Panel Systems: Provide factory-formed and -assembled, metal composite material wall panels fabricated from two metal facings that are bonded to a solid, extruded thermoplastic core; formed into profile for installation method indicated. Include attachment assembly components [, panel stiffeners] , and accessories required for weathertight system.
          • 1.Basis-of-Design Product: Subject to compliance with requirements, provide Mitsubishi Plastics Composites America; < Insert product name or designation> or comparable product by one of the following:
            • a. < Insert manufacturer's name> .
        • B.Aluminum-Faced Composite Wall Panels < Insert drawing designation> : Formed with 0.020-inch- ( 0.50-mm-) thick, [coil-coated] [anodized] aluminum sheet facings.
          • 1.Panel Thickness: [0.118 inch 3 mm ] [0.157 inch 4 mm ] [0.236 inch 6 mm ] [As indicated on Drawings].
          • 2.Core: [PE] [Fire resistant].
          • 3.Exterior Finish: [Two-coat fluoropolymer] [Three-coat fluoropolymer] [Clear anodized] [Color anodized] < Insert finish> .
            • a.Color: [As indicated by manufacturer's designations] [Match Architect's samples] [As selected by Architect from manufacturer's full range] < Insert color> .
        • C.Natural Metal-Faced Composite Wall Panels < Insert drawing designation> : Formed with natural metal sheet facings.
          • 1.Panel Thickness: [0.157 inch 4 mm ] [0.236 inch 6 mm ] [As indicated on Drawings].
          • 2.Core: [PE] [Fire resistant].
          • 3.Exterior Metal: [Copper] [Zinc] [Stainless Steel] [Titanium].
        • D.Attachment Assembly Components: Formed from [extruded aluminum] [material compatible with panel facing].
        • E.Attachment Assembly: [Panel Wall System Manufacturer's standard] [Clip] [Subgirt and spline] [Track support] [Rainscreen principle system] < Insert method> .
      • 2.3 MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS
        • A.Miscellaneous Metal Subframing and Furring: ASTM C 645, cold-formed, metallic-coated steel sheet ASTM A 653/A 653M, G90 ( Z275 hot-dip galvanized) coating designation or ASTM A 792/A 792M, Class AZ50 ( Class AZM150) aluminum-zinc-alloy coating designation unless otherwise indicated. Provide manufacturer's standard sections as required for support and alignment of metal composite material panel system.
        • B.Panel Accessories: Provide components required for a complete, weathertight panel system including trim, copings, fasciae, mullions, sills, corner units, clips, flashings, sealants, gaskets, fillers, closure strips, and similar items. Match material and finish of metal composite material panels unless otherwise indicated.
        • C.Flashing and Trim: Provide flashing and trim formed from same material as metal composite material panels as required to seal against weather and to provide finished appearance. Locations include, but are not limited to, bases, drips, sills, jambs, corners, endwalls, framed openings, rakes fasciae, parapet caps, soffits, reveals, and fillers. Finish flashing and trim with same finish system as adjacent metal composite material panels.
        • D.Panel Fasteners: Self-tapping screws designed to withstand design loads. Provide exposed fasteners with heads matching color of metal composite material panels by means of plastic caps or factory-applied coating. Provide EPDM or PVC sealing washers for exposed fasteners.
        • E.Panel Sealants: ASTM C 920; elastomeric polyurethane or silicone sealant; of type, grade, class, and use classifications required to seal joints in metal composite material panels and remain weathertight; and as recommended in writing by metal composite material panel manufacturer.
      • 2.4 FABRICATION
        • A.General: Fabricate and finish metal composite material panels and accessories at the factory, by panel wall system manufacturer's standard procedures and processes, as necessary to fulfill indicated performance requirements demonstrated by laboratory testing. Comply with indicated profiles and with dimensional and structural requirements.
        • B.Fabricate metal composite material wall panel joints that provide a weathertight seal and that minimize noise from movements.
        • C.Sheet Metal Flashing and Trim: Fabricate flashing and trim to comply with manufacturer's recommendations and recommendations in SMACNA's "Architectural Sheet Metal Manual" that apply to design, dimensions, metal, and other characteristics of item indicated.
          • 1.Form exposed sheet metal accessories that are without excessive oil canning, buckling, and tool marks and that are true to line and levels indicated, with exposed edges folded back to form hems.
          • 2.Seams for Aluminum: Fabricate nonmoving seams with flat-lock seams. Form seams and seal with epoxy seam sealer. Rivet joints for additional strength.
          • 3.Seams for Other Than Aluminum: Fabricate nonmoving seams in accessories with flat-lock seams. Tin edges to be seamed, form seams, and solder.
          • 4.Sealed Joints: Form non-expansion, but movable, joints in metal to accommodate sealant and to comply with SMACNA standards.
          • 5.Conceal fasteners and expansion provisions where possible. Exposed fasteners are not allowed on faces of accessories exposed to view.
          • 6.Fabricate cleats and attachment devices from same material as accessory being anchored or from compatible, noncorrosive metal recommended in writing by metal panel manufacturer.
            • a.Size: As recommended by SMACNA's "Architectural Sheet Metal Manual" or metal wall panel manufacturer for application but not less than thickness of metal being secured.
      • 2.5 FINISHES
        • A.Protect mechanical and painted finishes on exposed surfaces from damage by applying a strippable, temporary protective covering before shipping.
        • B.Appearance of Finished Work: Variations in appearance of abutting or adjacent pieces are acceptable if they are within one-half of the range of approved Samples. Noticeable variations in same piece are not acceptable. Variations in appearance of other components are acceptable if they are within the range of approved Samples and are assembled or installed to minimize contrast.
        • C.Aluminum Panels and Accessories: To comply with AAMA 2605 or AAMA 611 as appropriate.
        • PART 3 - EXECUTION
          • 3.1 EXAMINATION
            • A.Examine substrates, areas, and conditions, with Installer present, for compliance with requirements for installation tolerances, metal composite material panel supports, and other conditions affecting performance of the Work.
              • 1.Examine wall framing to verify that girts, angles, channels, studs, and other structural panel support members and anchorage have been installed within alignment tolerances required by metal composite material wall panel manufacturer.
              • 2.Examine wall sheathing to verify that sheathing joints are supported by framing or blocking and that installation is within flatness tolerances required by metal composite material wall panel manufacturer.
                • a.Verify that air- or water-resistive barriers have been installed over sheathing or backing substrate to prevent air infiltration or water penetration.
            • B.Examine roughing-in for components and assemblies penetrating metal composite material panels to verify actual locations of penetrations relative to seam locations of metal composite material panels before installation.
            • C.Proceed with installation only after unsatisfactory conditions have been corrected.
          • 3.2 PREPARATION
            • A.Miscellaneous Supports: Install subframing, furring, and other miscellaneous panel support members and anchorages according to ASTM C 754 and metal composite material panel manufacturer's written recommendations.
          • 3.3 METAL COMPOSITE MATERIAL PANEL INSTALLATION
            • A.General: Install metal composite material panels according to manufacturer's written instructions in orientation, sizes, and locations indicated on Drawings. Install panels perpendicular to supports unless otherwise indicated. Anchor metal composite material panels and other components of the Work securely in place, with provisions for thermal and structural movement.
              • 1.Shim or otherwise plumb substrates receiving metal composite material panels.
              • 2.Flash and seal metal composite material panels at perimeter of all openings. Fasten with self-tapping screws. Do not begin installation until air- or water-resistive barriers and flashings that will be concealed by metal composite material panels are installed.
              • 3.Install screw fasteners in predrilled holes.
              • 4.Locate and space fastenings in uniform vertical and horizontal alignment.
              • 5.Install flashing and trim as metal composite material panel work proceeds.
              • 6.Locate panel splices over, but not attached to, structural supports. Stagger panel splices and end laps to avoid a four-panel lap splice condition.
              • 7.Align bottoms of metal composite material panels and fasten with blind rivets, bolts, or self-tapping screws. Fasten flashings and trim around openings and similar elements with self-tapping screws.
              • 8.Provide weathertight escutcheons for pipe- and conduit-penetrating panels.
            • B.Fasteners:
              • 1.Aluminum Panels: Use aluminum or stainless-steel fasteners for surfaces exposed to the exterior; use aluminum or galvanized-steel fasteners for surfaces exposed to the interior.
              • 2.Copper Panels: Use stainless-steel fasteners.
            • C.Metal Protection: Where dissimilar metals contact each other or corrosive substrates, protect against galvanic action as recommended in writing by metal composite material panel manufacturer.
            • D.Attachment Assembly, General: Install attachment assembly required to support metal composite material wall panels and to provide a complete weathertight wall system, including subgirts, perimeter extrusions, tracks, drainage channels, panel clips, and anchor channels.
              • 1.Include attachment to supports, panel-to-panel joinery, panel-to-dissimilar-material joinery, and panel-system joint seals.
            • E.Installation: Attach metal composite material wall panels to supports at locations, spacings, and with fasteners recommended by manufacturer to achieve performance requirements specified.
              • 1.Wet Seal Systems: Seal horizontal and vertical joints between adjacent metal composite material wall panels with sealant backing and sealant. Install sealant backing and sealant according to requirements specified in Section 079200 "Joint Sealants."
              • 2.Dry Seal Systems: Seal horizontal and vertical joints between adjacent metal composite material wall panels with manufacturer's standard gasket system.
              • 3.Rainscreen Systems: Do not apply sealants to joints unless otherwise indicated.
            • F.Clip Installation: Attach panel clips to supports at locations, spacings, and with fasteners recommended by manufacturer. Attach routed-and-returned flanges of wall panels to panel clips with manufacturer's standard fasteners.
              • 1.Seal horizontal and vertical joints between adjacent panels with sealant backing and sealant. Install sealant backing and sealant according to requirements specified in Section 079200 "Joint Sealants."
              • 2.Seal horizontal and vertical joints between adjacent metal composite material wall panels with manufacturer's standard gaskets.
                  • G.Accessory Installation: Install accessories with positive anchorage to building and weathertight mounting, and provide for thermal expansion. Coordinate installation with flashings and other components.
                    • 1.Install components required for a complete metal composite material panel assembly including trim, copings, corners, seam covers, flashings, sealants, gaskets, fillers, closure strips, and similar items. Provide types indicated by metal composite material panel manufacturer; or, if not indicated, provide types recommended in writing by metal composite material panel manufacturer.
                  • H.Flashing and Trim: Comply with performance requirements, manufacturer's written installation instructions, and SMACNA's "Architectural Sheet Metal Manual." Provide concealed fasteners where possible, and set units true to line and level as indicated. Install work with laps, joints, and seams that are permanently watertight.
                    • 1.Install exposed flashing and trim that is without buckling and tool marks and that is true to line and levels indicated, with exposed edges folded back to form hems. Install sheet metal flashing and trim to fit substrates and to result in waterproof performance.
                    • 2.Expansion Provisions: Provide for thermal expansion of exposed flashing and trim. Space movement joints at a maximum of 10 feet ( 3 m) with no joints allowed within 24 inches ( 605 mm) of corner or intersection. Where lapped expansion provisions cannot be used or would not be sufficiently waterproof, form expansion joints of intermeshing hooked flanges, not less than 1 inch ( 25 mm) deep, filled with mastic sealant (concealed within joints).
                • 3.4 ERECTION TOLERANCES
                  • A.Installation Tolerances: Shim and align metal composite material wall panel units within installed tolerance of 1/4 inch in 20 feet ( 6 mm in 6 m) , non-accumulative, on level, plumb, and location lines as indicated, and within 1/8-inch ( 3-mm) offset of adjoining faces and of alignment of matching profiles.
                • 3.5 FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
                  • A.Testing Agency: [Owner will engage] [Engage] a qualified independent testing agency to perform field tests and inspections.
                  • B.Water-Spray Test: After installation, test area of assembly [shown on Drawings] [as directed by Architect] < Insert area> for water penetration according to AAMA 501.2.
                  • C.Manufacturer's Field Service: Engage a factory-authorized service representative to test and inspect completed metal composite material wall panel installation, including accessories.
                  • D.Metal composite material wall panels will be considered defective if they do not pass test and inspections as specified in AAMA 2605.
                  • E.Additional tests and inspections, at Contractor's expense, are performed to determine compliance of replaced or additional work with specified requirements.
                  • F.Prepare test and inspection reports.
                • 3.6 CLEANING AND PROTECTION
                  • A.Remove temporary protective coverings and strippable films, if any, as metal composite material panels are installed, unless otherwise indicated in manufacturer's written installation instructions. On completion of metal composite material panel installation, clean finished surfaces as recommended by metal composite material panel manufacturer. Maintain in a clean condition during construction.
                  • B.After metal composite material panel installation, clear weep holes and drainage channels of obstructions, dirt, and sealant.
                  • C.Replace metal composite material panels that have been damaged or have deteriorated beyond successful repair by finish touchup or similar minor repair procedures.

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