specifications - Window Tech Systems

specifications - Window Tech Systems
WINDOW TECH SYSTEMS, INC.
SERIES 6000
3 ¼” HORIZONTAL SLIDING & FIXED ALUMINUM WINDOWS
SPECIFICATIONS
The Wintech Series 6000 consists of 3 ¼” frame commercial aluminum windows with poured urethane thermal barriers. Model 6000 is
a horizontal sliding window with a rating of HS-C50 and Model 6500 is a fixed window with a rating of F-C70. Both windows have the versatility
of mulling and stacking. Twin horizontal sliding windows may be supplied pre-assembled with H-Mullions. Through modifications, these
windows are available with integral frame flanges for replacement or new construction applications. The windows are supplemented with a
complete line of panning, trim, mullions, and other accessories.
1.03 RELATED WORK:
SECTION 08520 ALUMINUM WINDOWS
PART 1 – GENERAL
A. The Contract Documents for requirements, which affect the Work of
this Section, shall be carefully examined. All stated functions shall be
performed.
B. The Work includes the following related Sections.
1.01 GENERAL PROVISIONS:
A. All Contract Documents and Drawings apply to the Work in this
Section.
B. The Work shall be coordinated with that of all construction
contractors affected by this Contract to assure the steady progress of
the project.
C. All bids shall be based on pre-qualified products. To qualify, the
bidder must furnish one complete window unit and additional
information as shown below prior to the bid date.
1. This sample shall be identical to the model of the window on
which the bid is based, with the finish being the only exception.
2. The prospective bidder shall include the following in the
qualification package.
a. The independent laboratory test reports, which certify that
the proposed window product meets or exceeds the classification HSC50 for horizontal sliding and F-C70 for fixed windows as specified
herein.
b. A Notice of Product Certification from the
Administrator/Validator of a Certification Program. This certification
shows continuing compliance of the window with the specification
requirement.
c. An independent laboratory test report, indicating that the
insulated glass units have been tested to the CBA level.
1.02 DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Section
Section
Section
Section
01730
06100
07900
08800
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Selective Demolition
Rough Carpentry
Joint Sealers
Glass and Glazing
1.04 ITEMS FURNISHED BUT NOT INSTALLED:
A. Architect and/or Specifier should add any applicable requirements
to this Section as deemed necessary.
1.05 ITEMS INSTALLED BUT NOT FURNISHED:
A. Architect and or Specifier should add any applicable requirements
to this Section as deemed appropriate.
1.06 TESTING AND PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:
A. Standards: Except as otherwise indicated, requirements for all
aluminum windows, terminology and standards of performance, and
fabrication workmanship are those specified and recommended in
AAMA 101/I.S.2-97, NAFS-1 and published by AAMA and the AA.
B. Performance and Testing: Except as otherwise indicated, air
infiltration test, water resistance test and applicable load test shall
meet the AAMA 101/I.S.2-97 and NAFS-1 requirements for type, rating
and classification of the window units.
C. Testing: For manufacturer’s standard window units, independent
certification shall be provided to indicate compliance with specified
test procedures.
1. Test reports shall be no more than four years old.
2. Windows submitted for tests shall be of manufacturer’s
standard construction.
a. Test windows shall comply to the following structural
requirements.
A. The Work of this Section includes all labor, materials, tools, and
equipment needed to furnish and install aluminum windows as shown
in the Drawings and as specified.
B. The building shall be kept dry, secure, and weather tight throughout
the Work.
C. The Work shall include:
1. Field observation and measurements of existing openings and
conditions. Replacement of all remaining deteriorated structures.
2. Removal and disposal of existing window components and
Product Type
Test Window Size
Rating
Class
construction materials.
C
Horizontal Slider
6’0” x 5’0”
HS-C50
3. Installation of new factory glazed aluminum windows and
C
Fixed
6’0” x 6’0”
F-C70
accessories in existing rough openings. Application of treated wood
b. Procedures set forth by AAMA 101/I.S. 2-97 and NAFS-1
blocking, shims, and nailers, as required for a secure installation
4. Insulation of fiberglass between window frames and adjacent shall apply.
construction.
5. Proper sealing of the exterior of window units, including any D. Specific Requirements: Windows shall conform to specified AAMA
101/I.S.2-97 and NAFS-1 standards or those specified herein,
required panning, after installation per AAMA 808.
whichever are the more stringent:
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SERIES 6000
3 ¼” HORIZONTAL SLIDING & FIXED ALUMINUM WINDOWS
1. Operating Force: The sash of the horizontal sliding window shall be
adjusted to operate, in either direction, with a force not exceeding 25
pounds after the sash is in motion. No further adjustment affecting the
operating force shall be made for the balance of the tests.
2. Air Infiltration Test: The sash of the horizontal slider shall be
in a closed and locked position. The windows shall be subjected to an
air infiltration test in accordance with ASTM E 283. Air infiltration shall
not exceed 0.12 cubic foot per minute, per foot of crack length for the
horizontal sliding windows and 0.01 cubic foot per minute, per foot of
crack length for the fixed window, when tested at 1.57 psf.
3. Water Resistance Test: The sash of the horizontal slider shall
be in the fully closed and locked position. The window units shall be
subjected to a water resistance test in accordance with ASTM E 54786. At water test pressures of 7.50 psf for the horizontal sliding and
12.00 psf for the fixed window, no water shall pass the interior plane
of the window frames as defined in the ASTM E 547 test procedure.
4. Uniform Structural Load Test: The following minimum exterior
and interior uniform loads shall be applied to the entire surface of the
test units.
Class
C
C
Window
Test Window Size
Horizontal Slider
6’0” x 5’0”
Fixed
6’0” x 6’0”
Minimum Load
75.0 psf
105.0 psf
1.10 PRODUCT DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING:
A. Windows, hardware and all related items shall be stored and
handled in strict compliance with the manufacturer’s instruction.
B. Windows, accessories and related materials shall be adequately
protected against damage from the elements, construction activities
and other hazards before, during and after installation.
1.11 PROJECT WARRANTIES:
Tests shall be conducted in accordance with ASTM E 330-90.
At the conclusion of tests, there shall be no glass breakage,
permanent damage of fasteners, hardware, or any other damage
causing the window to be inoperable.
5. Forced Entry Resistance: The horizontal sliding and fixed
windows shall be tested to the requirements of ASTM F 588-85 and
shall achieve the performance level 10.
6. Condensation Resistance Factor: The horizontal sliding and
fixed windows shall be tested in accordance with the AAMA 1503-98
and ASTM C 236-91 thermal performance standards and shall yield a
condensation resistance factor of no less than CRF 47.
7. Thermal Transmittance “U-Factor” Test: For both the
horizontal sliding and fixed windows, Thermal Transmittance shall be
tested to AAMA 1503-98 and shall produce U Factors no greater than
0.60 for clear glazed and 0.50 for Low-E/Argon glazed windows.
1.07 QUALITY ASSURANCE:
1. Product Data: Manufacturer’s specifications, suggestions and
standard product details for aluminum window units, including
independent laboratory certified test report to show compliance with
requirements.
2. Shop Drawings: Shop drawings that include typical unit
elevations, details of the head, jamb and sill of each product and
typical installation features. Drawings are to show anchor locations,
type of glazing, screening, and window finish that will be supplied.
3. Samples: Samples of each required finish of an extruded
shape or flat aluminum stock. Additional samples, as requested by
Architect, to show fabrication techniques, workmanship, component
parts and design of hardware.
A. Manufacturer’s Warranties: Written warranties from window
manufacturer shall be submitted for the following:
1. Windows: Windows furnished shall be certified as fully
warranted against any defects in material or workmanship, under
normal use and service, for a period of one year from date of
installation.
2. Weather Stripping: All weather stripping shall be warranted for
a period of one year from date of window installation.
3. Finish: The pigmented organic finishes on the aluminum
profiles and component parts shall comply with the requirements of
AAMA 603. Painted aluminum profiles are to be fully warranted for five
years whereas anodized aluminum profiles are to be fully warranted
for one year against chipping, peeling, cracking, and blistering from
date of installation.
4. Glazing: Insulated glass unit shall be warranted from visual
obstruction, due to internal moisture, for a period of five years from
date of installation.
A. The standards set forth in AAMA 101/I.S.2-97, NAFS-1 and other 1.12 EXTRA MATERIAL
referenced standards shall be met.
B. Test Reports shall be provided from an independent laboratory A. Specified extra material shall be furnished and delivered to Owner
certifying that the performance for air infiltration, water resistance, at the project location for potential future maintenance or replacement.
uniform structural load, condensation resistance and thermal
transmittance has been met or exceeds the criterion required by the PART 2 – PRODUCTS
standards.
1.08 REFERENCES:
A.
North American Fenestration Spec (NAFS)
American Architectural Manufacturers Assoc. (AAMA)
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Aluminum Association (AA)
1.09 SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS:
A. General: The following submittals shall be furnished.
2.01 GENERAL:
A. Manufacturer: Subject to compliance with Contract Documents and
Specifications, window products are to be manufactured by Window
Tech Systems, Inc.
1. Products: Wintech Model 6000 Horizontal Sliding Window and
Model 6500 Fixed Window – Commercial Rated, Thermally Broken.
B. Window Construction: Manufacturer’s standard construction, which
has been in use on similar window units for a period of not less than
ten years and has been tested to the thermal conductance,
condensation, and strength requirements of this application, shall be
supplied.
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SERIES 6000
3 ¼” HORIZONTAL SLIDING & FIXED ALUMINUM WINDOWS
2.02 MATERIALS:
A. Frame and Sash Members: Aluminum alloy 6063-T5 extruded
shapes, with a minimum tensile strength of 22,000 psi and a minimum
yield strength of 16,000 psi. Extrusions to meet requirements of
ASTM B 221.
B. Hardware:
1. Lock & Keeper: Painted cast zinc or white bronze alloy sweep
lock and keeper.
2. Sash Release Tilt Mechanisms: High impact nylon or cast zinc
housing and latch units.
3. Tilt Pivot Bar: Heat treated type 410 stainless steel with high
strength and rigidity.
C. Fasteners:
1. Stainless steel flat, hexagon, pan or oval head screws.
2. Stainless steel tamper proof tri-wing screws.
D. Roller Assembly
1. Nylon housing
2. Special bronze rollers
E. Anti-Drift Latches
1. Fabricated aluminum
F. Weather Stripping:
1. Silicone-treated pile with a polypropylene center fin to AAMA
701.
2. Non-rigid bulb weather seal to AAMA 702.
G. Screens: Aluminum alloy 6063-T5 frame half or full screens with
aluminum 18 x 16 mesh or fiberglass mesh.
H.
Glazing: Marine glazed 7/8” thick sealed insulated glass,
consisting of clear or Low-E annealed or tempered flat glass, hot melt
butyl sealant, molecular sieve desiccant, anodized aluminum spacers
and plastic corner keys. Insulated glass units with CBA level
certification.
I. Grid Muntins:
1. Internal: Painted aluminum roll formed rectangular bars.
2. External: Painted aluminum extruded trapezoidal bars.
J. Anchor, Clips and Window Accessories:
1. Fabricated aluminum or stainless steel.
2. Fabricated zinc plated or cadmium plated steel to ASTM B 633
and B 766 respectively.
K. Compression Glazing Strips: Extruded neoprene gaskets and
polyethylene foam sealant tape to AAMA 810.
L. Sealant: Permanently elastic, non-shrinking, and non-migrating
sealant to ASTM 803.
M. Insulation: Fiberglass to ASTM C 665 Type 1.
2.03 WINDOW CLASSIFICATION:
A. NAFS-1 and AAMA 101/I.S.2-97 HS-C50 Horizontal Sliding
windows and F-C70 Fixed windows complying with requirements for
AAMA’s Classification “C” for “Commercial” type windows.
2.04 WINDOW CONFIGURATIONS:
A. General: Operating arrangements for types of sash required in
window units and the minimum provisions for each type are hereby
specified.
1. Aluminum horizontal sliders shall contain either two sash (XX
type) or three sash (XOX type) as indicated on the drawing.
2. Commercial rated sliders of the XX type shall have two sliding
sash, which by pass on adjustable metal rollers in a sealing frame.
Each sash locks together at the center meeting rail with one or more
cam-type lock. In addition, one or more anti-drift latches secures the
sash to the frame in the closed position. Both sash are removable from
the inside for ease of cleaning and reglazing.
3. Sliders of the XOX type shall have two sliding sash and one
center fixed sash. The standard configuration shall be ¼ - ½ - ¼
across the window’s width. The two operable sash of this 3-lite slider
functions the same as the sash in the 2-lite slider.
4. Commercial rated fixed aluminum windows with insulated
glazed glass units or insulated panels have no operating hardware or
equipment.
2.05 FABRICATION AND ACCESSORIES:
A. General manufacturer’s standard fabrication and accessories,
which comply with the specifications indicated, shall be provided.
B. Window members, including any muntin bars, shall be made of
aluminum. Secondary members such as friction tabs, shoes, and
weather stripping guides, shall also be made of aluminum or a
compatible material.
1. Main frame and sash members shall have wall thicknesses as
allowed by AAMA 101/I.S.2-97 and NAFS-1. The standard wall
thickness tolerance as defined by the Aluminum Association shall
apply.
2. The master frame shall be no less than 3 ¼” in-depth. The
sash shall have hollow extruded sections.
C. Thermal Break: The thermal barrier shall provide a continuous
uninterrupted thermal break around the entire perimeter of the frame
and sash of the double hung and frame of the fixed windows. All
members shall not be bridged by any metal conductors.
D. Construction Assembly: Frame and sash shall be assembled in a
secure and workmanlike manner to perform as specified herein. All
joints of the main frame and sash shall be of butt type construction,
coped and neatly joined with stainless steel screws anchored in
integral boss.
1. Frame: Mainframe shall be sealed watertight with joint sealant
per AAMA Specification 803. Gaskets shall be used to seal the
mechanically fixed frame joints.
2. Sash: Sash shall be sealed with joint sealant complying with
AAMA Specification 803. The meeting rails of the sash shall comprise
of two rows of fin seal weather stripping and a metal interlock for
locking the sash in the closed position. The operable sash shall be
easily removed from the frame for either cleaning or repair. Reglazing
shall be easily accomplished without the use of special glazing tools.
The vertical sash rails of the top and lower sash shall contain full
length extruded handles for efficient operation.
3. Lock & Keeper: The heavy duty sweep lock and keeper of the
horizontal sliders shall be fastened on the meeting rails to provide a
watertight seal and maximum security. Windows over 32” in height
shall have two locking assemblies.
4. Roller Assembly: This assembly shall consist of a nylon roller
housing and special heat treated bronze roller wheels, which shall
have a two position height adjustment.
5. Anti-Drift Latches: The latch units shall be mechanically
anchored to the sash rails and afford positive lock into the jamb
profile. The latch is to avoid drifting of the sash while operating the
companion sash.
6.
Structural Members: For assembled units with independent
mullions or a combination of frame members, the resulting members
shall be capable of withstanding load requirements under the Uniform
Load Structural Test.
7. Weather Stripping: Weather stripping shall be capable of
meeting the environmental exposure and performance requirements.
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SERIES 6000
3 ¼” HORIZONTAL SLIDING & FIXED ALUMINUM WINDOWS
The solid barrier fin-type weather stripping shall be applied between
the sash and frame of the horizontal slider.
8. Glazing: All glazing units and insulated panels shall be
assembled at the factory. Both sash of the horizontal sliding window
and glazed frame of the fixed window shall be marine glazed. The
dimension of the dehydrated air space is dependent on the glass
thickness and aluminum spacer used to produce the overall minimum
thickness of 7/8” for the sealed insulated glass unit.
9. Grid Muntins: Colonial or diamond internal muntins are
available to instill a decorative appearance. These painted aluminum
muntins, when installed between the glass panes, improve the ease of
cleaning. Colonial exterior muntins may be applied on the outer
surface of the insulated glass units to meet historical standards.
10. Screens: Either half or full insect screens shall be supplied for
operable sections of the horizontal slider. Half screens slide in an
external window frame channel and are removable from the inside.
Full screens, which are removable to the outside, are secured in the
window jamb channel with spring clips. Aluminum or fiberglass mesh
screen shall be provided.
or for extended periods during wind-driven rains or excessively cold
weather.
For new construction applications, new windows shall be supplied in
sufficient quantities in advance of contractor’s building schedule to
permit orderly installation.
B. Replacement work shall be removed carefully, avoiding damage of
remaining structures.
C. All other functions shall be performed as necessary to prepare
openings for proper installation and operation of new windows.
D. Any shipping damages to windows shall be reported to
manufacturer within 72 hours of receipt of delivery.
3.02 DISPOSAL:
A. Existing window debris and other materials shall be removed from
the site and disposed by the Contractor.
B. Contractors shall comply with applicable laws, regulations, and
governing specifications for proper disposal of all debris.
3.03 INSTALLATION:
2.06 CASING COVER SYSTEM:
A. Exterior Panning: Aluminum panning sections shall be of a onepiece design, which locks around the entire window frame to form a
weather-tight connection. Assembly shall allow unrestricted expansion
and contraction of panning and window frames. Panning extrusions
shall be site assembled and secured at the corners with stainless steel
screws in integral screw boss with the joints back sealed per AAMA
Spec 803.
B. Exterior Mullions: Mullion covers shall be made of aluminum
extrusions or break metal. The covers shall be sealed against panning
sections with continuous vinyl bulb weather stripping interlocked within
the mullion cover.
C. Interior Trim: Aluminum trim shall be made from extruded profiles.
Snap trim shall be supplied in required lengths and attached with clips
located within 24” space intervals. No exposed screws are allowed.
D. Receptor Systems: If required, the receptor shall be of two piece
construction designed to anchor the windows in place. The receptor
shall be made from aluminum extrusions and finished to match the
window with the polyurethane thermal break.
A. Contractor installers shall comply with manufacturer’s specifications
and recommendations for installation of window units, hardware,
operators and other components. Any attachments to the structure or
to components of the window system shall not adversely affect thermal
barriers of the windows.
B. Existing window frames, jambs, sash stop and parting strip shall be
removed without causing damage to adjacent materials and surfaces.
New windows are to be installed as detailed on Drawings specified
herein and recommended by manufacturer.
C. Window finish shall be protected to prevent damage during the
course of the construction operations. The finish protection shall be
removed before final inspection of the windows.
D. Insulation shall be fitted solid in sill, jamb, head, stool, and mullion
areas before the window assemblies are installed.
3.04 SETTING AND ANCHORING:
A. Window frames shall be anchored at jambs, head, and sill as
detailed on Drawings and as recommended by window manufacturer.
B. Window units shall be set plumb, level and true to line, without
2.07 ALUMINUM WINDOW FINISHES:
warp or rack of frames or sash and anchored securely in place.
Aluminum and other corrodible surfaces are to be separated from
A. Manufacturer’s standard electrostatically applied baked enamel sources of corrosion or electrolytic action.
coating, as selected by the Architect, shall be supplied. Application of C. Window panning and trim shall be properly anchored in a plumb
finish shall be made by extrusion manufacturer for all components to and level condition.
ensure match. Manufacturer’s standard substrate preparation shall
include cleaning, degreasing, and appropriate pretreatment.
3.05 ADJUST AND CLEAN:
1. The Polycron pigment organic coating shall comply with the
AAMA 603 standard.
A. Operating sash and hardware of the horizontal sliding windows
2. High performance Duranar paint to the AAMA 605 standard is shall be adjusted to provide tight fit at contact points and at weather
available.
stripping to attain smooth operation and weather-tight closure.
3. Clear anodize finish to AAMA 607 and color anodic finish to B. All aluminum surfaces shall be cleaned promptly after installation,
AAMA 608 also are available.
exercising care to avoid damage to protective coatings and finishes.
C. All glass shall be cleaned after installation. The contractor has the
responsibility to remove labels, excess sealant compounds, dirt and
foreign substances.
D. All protection and precautions shall be initiated to ensure that the
3.01 PREPARATION:
window systems will be free of damage or deterioration, other than
A. For replacement applications, existing windows shall not be normal weathering, until time of acceptance by Owner.
removed until new windows are on site and ready for immediate
installation. All openings shall be protected at the end of the work day,
PART 3 – EXECUTION
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SERIES 6000
3 ¼” HORIZONTAL SLIDING & FIXED ALUMINUM WINDOWS
END OF SECTION
2/28/02
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