096-JJ09 - Miami-Dade County Public Schools | Procurement

096-JJ09 - Miami-Dade County Public Schools | Procurement
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
SCHOOL BOARD ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
1450 Northeast Second Avenue
Miami, FL 33132
Direct all inquiries to Procurement Management
Services.
BIDDER QUALIFICATION FORM
BID NO.
BUYER NAME:
096-JJ09
O. HOUSER, CPPB
[email protected]
BID TITLE Fence and Gates, Furnish and Install
E-MAIL ADDRESS:
District Wide
FAX NUMBER: 305-523-2217
PHONE: (305) 995-2349
TDD PHONE: (305) 995-2400
September 24, 2009
Bids will be accepted until 2:00 PM on _________________________
in room 351, School Board Administration Building, 1450 NE 2nd
Avenue, Miami, FL 33132, at which time they will be publicly opened. Bids may not be withdrawn for ________
180 days after opening.
(Refer to Instructions to Bidders, para. IV.B.)
The submission of the bid by the vendor, acceptance and award of the bid by The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and
subsequent purchase orders issued against said award shall constitute a binding, enforceable contract. Unless otherwise stipulated in the
bid documents, no other contract documents shall be issued.
BIDDER CERTIFICATION AND IDENTIFICATION
A. I certify that this bid is made without prior understanding, agreement, or connection with any corporation, firm, or person
submitting a bid for the same materials, supplies, or equipment, and is in all respects fair and without collusion or fraud. I
agree to abide by all conditions of this bid; and I certify that I am authorized to sign this bid for the bidder.
I.
II.
B.
Vendor certifies that it satisfies all necessary legal requirements as an entity to do business with The School Board of
Miami-Dade County, Florida.
C.
I certify agreement with the School Board of Miami-Dade County Business Code of Ethics, and agree to comply with this
Code and all applicable School Board contracting and procurement policies and procedures. (School Board Rule 6Gx133F-1.025)
D.
I certify that I, nor my company or its principals, or any wholly owned subsidiary are currently debarred or in default of
any bid, purchase order or contract with the School board or any other private or governmental entity.
INDEMNIFICATION
The Bidder shall hold harmless, indemnify and defend the indemnities (as hereinafter defined) against any claim, action, loss,
damage, injury, liability, cost or expense of whatsoever kind or nature including, but not by way of limitation, attorney's fees and
court costs arising out of bodily injury to persons, including death, or damage to tangible property arising out of or incidental to
the performance of this contract (including goods and services provided thereto) by or on behalf of the Bidder, whether or not
due to or caused in part by the negligence or other culpability of the indemnity, excluding only the sole negligence or culpability
of the indemnity. The following shall be deemed to be indemnities: The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, its
members, officers and employees.
III.
PERFORMANCE SECURITY, is required on this bid.
YES
NO
✔
Refer to INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS, para. VII./IF PERFORMANCE SECURITY IS REQUIRED, PLEASE INDICATE THE
TYPE TO BE FURNISHED:
Performance Bond
Check (Cashier's, Certified, or equal)
An original, manual signature is required on the Bidder Qualification Form.
(Bidder is requested to use blue ink, do not use pencil)
Legal Name of Vendor
Mailing Address
City
State
Telephone No.
Fax No.
Zip Code
E-mail Address
By: Signature (Original)
Of Authorized Representative
Name (Typed or Printed)
Of Authorized Representative
Date
Date
FM-3191 Rev. (06-08)
DISCLOSURE OF EMPLOYMENT OF FORMER SCHOOL BOARD EMPLOYEES
Pursuant
to
School
Board
Rule
6Gx133F-1.025,
which
may
be
accessed
at
http://www2.dadeschools.net/schoolboard/rules all bidders, proposers, consultants, and contractors are required
to disclose the names of any of their employees who serve as agents or principals for the bidder, proposer or
contractor, and who within the last two years, have been or are employees of the School Board. Such
disclosures will be in accordance with current School Board rules, but will include, at a minimum, the name of
the former School Board employee, a list of the positions the employee held in the last two years of his or her
employment with the School Board, and the dates the employee held those positions.
NAME
LIST OF POSITIONS
DATES EMPLOYEE HELD POSITION
LOBBYISTS
Board rule 6Gx13-8C-1.21, delineates the policy regarding lobbyists. Pursuant to this
rule, lobbyists shall complete annually, a Lobbyist Registration Form, and pay the
annual registration fee. The Board rule may be accessed at
http://www2.dadeschools.net/schoolboard/rules/.
FM-3191 Rev. (06-08)
FROM:
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POSTAGE
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THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES
ROOM NO. 352 BID BOX
1450 N.E. 2 ND AVENUE
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33132
096-JJ09
BID NO.:
Fence and Gates, Furnish and Install
BID TITLE:
BID OPENING DATE: September 24, 2009
District Wide
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Procurement Management Services
NOTICE OF PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS
NO BID
If not submitting a bid at this time, for informational purpose only, detach this sheet from the
bid documents, complete the information requested, fold as indicated, staple, affix postage
and return address, and mail. NO ENVELOPE IS NECESSARY.
NO BID SUBMITTED FOR REASON(S) CHECKED AND/OR INDICATED:
Our company does not handle this type of product/service.
We cannot meet the specifications nor provide an alternate equal product.
Our company is simply not interested in bidding at this time.
OTHER, (Please specify)
We do not want to be retained on your mailing list for future bids for this type
or product and/or service.
Signature
Title
Company
NOTE:
Failure to respond, either by submitting a bid or this completed form, may result in
your company being removed from the School Board’ s bid list. To qualify as a
respondent to the bid, vendor must submit a NO BID.
Vendor Information Sheet
2. Telephone/Fax/Contact Person
1A.
Federal Employer Identification Number
Telephone number
Or
Owner's Social Security Number
Fax number
1B.
Name of Firm, Individual(s), Partners or Corporation
__________________________________________
Contact Person
Street Address
City
State
E-mail address
Zip Code
3. Ownership Disclosure
If the contract or business transaction is with a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship,or joint venture, the full legal name
and business address shall be provided for the chief officer, director, or owner who holds, directly or indirectly the majority of the
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Name
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Gender
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Stock Ownership
NOTE: The information provided by the vendor on this form should be consistent with that provided on the "Vendor's
Application". All vendors must have a current vendor's application on file with M-DCPS, and have provided information and/or
be familiar with M-DCPS' policy regarding the following: (a) Employment Disclosure, (b) Drug Free Workplace, (c) Family
Leave Policy, (d) Code of Business Ethics, (e) Conflict of Interest, (f) Perception, (g) Gratuities, and (h) Business Meals.
Failure to provide M-DCPS a current vendor application may cause the vendor not to be awarded any new business with MDCPS. Vendor applications can be downloaded at: http://procurement.dadeschools.net
The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida
"License Information / Reference Sheet"
Bidder:
Email:
Phone:
Fax:
Service Representative:
URL:
Street Address
Years in Business:
City
State
Zip Code
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
M/WBE and Related Services
Business Development and Assistance
License Number
Local Business Tax
Receipt (formerly
Occupational License):
Effective Date/Number:
Effective/Expiration Date Check here
if attached
305-995-1490
(Y) - YES or (N) - NO
Are you interested in
becoming a M-DCPS Prequalified Contractor?
If applicable for this
Trade, Certificate of
Compentency, Local or
State License
(Provide copy of Drivers
License if picture is not
displayed on certificate)
Please enclose with your
bid, (3) References.
Are you interested in
becoming a M-DCPS
certified Minority/Women
Business Enterprises
(M/WBE) vendor?
Have you completed the
Vendor Information
Sheet inside the bid
package?
Did you enclose the
"ORIGINAL" copy of
the BIDDER
QUALIFICATION
FORM?
Please list below the names of the (3) letters of references you have provide M-DCPS with. Indicate the type of service provided for each client. References will be verified.
Contact
Phone
Fax
Type of service or repair provided
Company
Address
BID PROPOSAL FORM (FORMAT A)
BID
096-JJ09
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
TO: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FLORIDA
BUYER
PAGE
Oretha Houser, CPPB
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Fence and Gates, Furnish and Install District Wide
SPECIAL CONDITIONS
1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this bid is to establish a contract, at firm unit prices, for the purchase and installation of
chain-link fences, gates, and accessories, and to establish a pool of pre-approved vendors for non-chain link fence work.
The term of the bid shall be for one (1) year from the date of award, and may, by mutual agreement between The School
Board of Miami-Dade County Florida, and the awardee, be extended for three (3) additional one (1) year periods, and if
needed, ninety (90) days beyond the expiration date of the current contract period. The Board, through Procurement
Management Services, may, if considering extending, request a letter of intent to extend from the successful bidder(s), prior
to the end of the current contract period. However, Procurement Management Services reserves the right to not extend the
contract of awardee(s). The successful bidder(s) agrees to this condition by signing its bid.
2. AWARD:
A. CHAIN-LINK FENCE WORK: The award of Items 1 through 171 shall be made to the first lowest responsive and
responsible bidder, who also demonstrates by references and credentials, that they meet the specifications of this
solicitation. The first lowest bidder will service the contract as the “Primary” vendor. Three (3) “Alternate” bidders, who
also demonstrate by references and credentials that they meet the specifications of this solicitation, may be awarded
Items 1 through 171. Bidders must bid all items 1 through 171 in order to be considered for an award. In the event the
“Primary” awardee fails to perform, the Board reserves the right to procure work from “Alternate” awardees and/or
request current market quotations from the pool of pre-approved awardees.
The “Primary” and “Alternate” bidders will be utilized to establish a pool of pre-approved vendors for non chain-link fence
work. (See Special Condition 2.B.).
B. NON CHAIN-LINK FENCE WORK: Throughout the term of the bid, as the need arises, the awarded vendors will be
requested to submit proposals for any single job exceeding the quotation threshold, for ornamental fence and other nonchain link fence projects. Proposals will be evaluated, and the lowest responsive and responsible bidder will be awarded
the specific job.
M-DCPS reserves the right to award to approved awardees any individual project whose cost is below the threshold
established by Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Board Rule 6Gx13-3C-1.111, BIDDING PROCESS -COMPETITIVE BIDDING REQUIREMENTS, paragraph II, (B), or any amendment thereof.
In the event contractor(s) are unable to perform, M-DCPS reserves the right to assign work to contractors awarded
other contracts.
3. NOTICE OF AGENCY DECISION: A ”Notice of Agency Decision” will be published on Procurement Management Services
website, for all Request for Quotations that exceed the current “Invitation to Bid value threshold”.
BID PROPOSAL FORM (FORMAT A)
BID
096-JJ09
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
TO: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FLORIDA
BUYER
PAGE
Oretha Houser, CPPB
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Fence and Gates, Furnish and Install District Wide
SPECIAL CONDITIONS (CONTINUED)
4. CONE OF SILENCE: A Cone of Silence is applicable to this competitive solicitation. Any inquiry, clarification or information
regarding this bid must be requested in writing by Fax or E-mail to:
Ms. Oretha Houser, CPPB, Buyer
Procurement Management
Fax No. 305-523-2217
E-mail: [email protected]
A copy of this written request must be sent simultaneously to:
Ileana Martinez, School Board Clerk
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
The Office of Superintendent of Schools
1450 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Room 268B, Miami, Florida 33132
Fax No. 305-995-1448
E-mail: [email protected]
THE DEADLINE FOR ANY INQUIRY, CLARIFICATION, OR INFORMATION REGARDING THIS BID IS ONE (1) WEEK
PRIOR TO THE DUE DATE FOR BID SUBMITTALS. THIS WILL ALLOW M-DCPS SUFFICIENT TIME TO ADDRESS ALL
INQUIRIES.
5. BID ADDENDUMS: All bidders should monitor continuously, M-DCPS, Procurement and Materials Management website for
any addendums that may be posted, prior to the opening of this solicitation. The Procurement and Materials Management
website, which list all bids, addendums, and award information, is as follows:
http://procurement.dadeschools.net/
6. PRE-BID CONFERENCE: A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. in
Maintenance Operations Training Center, 12525 NW 28 Avenue, Miami, Florida. Pre-Bid Conference attendance by the
bidder or his qualified representative is highly encouraged. Questions regarding the bid contents will be addressed at the
Pre-Bid Conference.
7. ESTIMATED QUANTITIES: The estimated quantities provided in the bid proposal are for bidder’s guidance only. No
guarantee is expressed or implied, as to the quantities that will be used during the contract period. The School Board of
Miami-Dade County, Florida is not obligated to place an order for any given amount, subsequent to the award of this bid.
Estimates are based upon M-DCPS’s actual needs and usage during a previous contract period, and include an additional
ten (10) percent to cover unanticipated increases in requirements.
BID PROPOSAL FORM (FORMAT A)
BID
096-JJ09
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
TO: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FLORIDA
BUYER
PAGE
Oretha Houser, CPPB
SC 3
Fence and Gates, Furnish and Install District Wide
SPECIAL CONDITIONS (CONTINUED)
8. ESCALATION/DE-ESCALATION CLAUSE: Subsequent extensions of this contract shall incorporate a cost
escalation/decrease as measured by the Construction Cost Index (CCI) published in the Engineering News Record. This
escalation/decrease shall be equal to the percentage increase (or decrease) of the twelve month average of the CCI
immediately prior to the month of award or renewal, as compared to the ten month average after the award or renewal,
commencing the month of award or renewal. The Board, through Procurement Management Services reserves the right to
reject price increases due to budget constraints and/or in accordance with Special Condition 1.
9. MASTER SPECIFICATIONS: M-DCPS current Master Specifications Guidelines 02830 and 02832 are attached. M-DCPS
reserves the right to add additional acceptable products as approved brands throughout the term of the bid and/or delete
previously approved brands that are no longer acceptable by M-DCPS.
10. MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET: As per Florida Statutes, Chapter 442 (Right-to-Know Law), Material Safety Data
Sheets (MSDS) are required for materials specified in the Specifications. Bidders are requested to submit material
safety data sheet(s) within five (5) days of request. Failure to supply a MSDS in the allotted time, may subject the
vendor to default for non-compliance.
11. SPECIAL WARRANTY: All work performed by the vendor shall be warranted for a period of one (1) year after final
acceptance. All work, material and hardware shall be free from defects and structurally sound during the entire warranty
period. The vendor at no cost to M-DCPS shall correct all defective material, improper workmanship, and other substandard
conditions documented by M-DCPS within the warranty period.
12. INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS: Successful vendor(s) are required to have insurance coverage, as specified in the
Indemnity and Insurance form(s), attached hereto and made a part of this bid. The successful vendor(s) must submit
completed Certificate of Insurance form(s), before being recommended for award. Failure to submit this form(s), as noted,
will result in the vendor(s) not being recommended for the bid award.
A Certificate of Insurance, naming The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida as an “additional insured” can be
faxed to the Risk and Benefits Management at 305-995-7199 or mailed to:
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Office of Risk and Benefits Management
1500 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 335
Miami, FL 33132
Phone: 305-995-7133
Fax: 305-995-7199
13. CODES AND PERMITS: All work performed and materials used shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local
codes, laws, ordinances and regulations. The successful vendor(s) shall be responsible for, and obtaining all necessary
licenses and permits, as may be required.
BID PROPOSAL FORM (FORMAT A)
BID
096-JJ09
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
TO: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FLORIDA
BUYER
PAGE
Oretha Houser, CPPB
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Fence and Gates, Furnish and Install District Wide
SPECIAL CONDITIONS (CONTINUED)
14.
PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY: The vendor shall initiate, maintain and supervise safety precautions
and programs in performing the work. Protect vendor’s employees, vendor’s materials, equipment and work, M-DCPS
property, and building occupants. M-DCPS shall not be responsible for vendor’s failure to protect persons and property.
15.
SITE INSPECTIONS SUBSEQUENT TO AWARD: Throughout the term of the bid, awardees are require to make site
inspections fence work will be performed, to familiarize themselves with the unique environment where the work is to
take place, and to establish work procedures to minimize disruption of the school day, and avoid damage to existing
infrastructure.
Scheduling of visits (Site Scope Meetings) to the various locations throughout the term of the contract, will be
coordinated, to insure access, and to review specifications regarding normal workload, average job size, problems,
safety considerations, or other conditions that are unique to the Miami-Dade County Public School System. Failure to
consider these conditions shall not entitle the awarded vendor to additional compensation. All Site Scope Meetings
(SSM) scheduled for individual projects are “mandatory”. Failure to attend scheduled SSM’s will result in the rejection of
proposal, if submitted for a project.
16.
VENDOR INFORMATION SHEET: All bidders are required to complete the attached Vendor Information Sheet. In
order to conduct new business under this bid, M-DCPS requires that the vendor(s) have a current vendor application on
file. The information on both these documents must be consistent. Failure to comply with this condition may cause the
bidder(s) not to be awarded any new business. Vendor applications can be downloaded at
http://procurement.dadeschools.net/.
17.
UNAUTHORIZED SHIPMENTS/SUBSTITUTION: Unauthorized substitutions and shipments shall be grounds for
termination. Vendors shall be considered in default of the contract and shall be required to pay liquidated damages or
lose eligibility to transact new business with the Board for a period of fourteen (14) months from the date of termination
by the Board. Random samples may be taken from each delivery for testing, to insure continued compliance with the
specifications.
18.
LOCAL BUSINESS TAX RECEIPT: Any person, firm, corporation or joint venture, with a business location in MiamiDade County, Florida, which is submitting a bid, shall meet the County’s Local Business Tax Receipt requirements in
accordance with Miami-Dade County, Florida code. Bidders with a location outside Miami-Dade County shall meet their
local Occupational Tax requirements. A copy of the license should be submitted with the Bid. If the Bidder has already
complied with this requirement a new copy is not required while the license is valid and in effect. It is the Bidder’s
responsibility to resubmit a copy of a new license after expiration or termination of the current license. Non-compliance
with this condition may cause the bidder to not to be considered for award.
BID PROPOSAL FORM (FORMAT A)
BID
096-JJ09
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
TO: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FLORIDA
BUYER
PAGE
Oretha Houser, CPPB
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Fence and Gates, Furnish and Install District Wide
SPECIAL CONDITIONS (CONTINUED)
19.
NON-EXCLUSIVITY CONTRACTS: Purchases may be made at lower prices on other M-DCPS bids, State of Florida
contracts, and/or other state, local and political subdivision governmental contracts. M-DCPS reserves the right to bid or
quote separately any item(s), if the awarded vendor(s) fail to perform or if deemed to be in the best interest of the
School Board. The Board reserves the right to award other contractors and/or perform work herein described with its
employees.
20.
REFERENCES: Bidder(s) are required to submit three letters of (3) references from past or present companies they
have contracted with, for the same type of work being solicited. (See License Information / Reference Sheet).
References may be from other school districts or large establishments within the past thee (3) years, and shall include
name, address, contact person, phone and fax numbers, and length of contract, in order to verify satisfactory
performance. Failure to do so may result in the bidder not being considered for award. Unsatisfactory performance
reports provided by references may result in the bidder not being awarded a contract.
21.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY: The bidder shall hold a valid Certificate of Competency (CC) in fence installation
issued by Building and Zoning, Miami-Dade County, or be a Certified General Contractor (CGC), registered with MiamiDade County. Bidders shall complete the section included herein as evidence of this requirement. The Certificate of
Competency (CC) or Certified General Contractor (CGC) shall be current at the time of bid opening and throughout the
life of the contract, or the Bidder will be disqualified.
22.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE: Where an emergency situation is deemed to exist by the M-DCPS authorized
representative, the vendor will be required to respond on a verbal confirmation to proceed issued by Procurement
Management Services, or the M-DCPS authorized representative, if so designated. The response must result in the
arrival of a work crew at the affected site within four hours. At the discretion of the M-DCPS authorized representative,
this response time may be increased to one calendar day. Failure to respond in a timely manner to an emergency shall
constitute grounds for termination of this award.
23.
DELIVERIES: Deadlines for the delivery and installation shall be determined by the size and complexity of the job.
M-DCPS will assign work completion dates with each project. A vendor’s inability to complete work by the mutually
agreed upon completion date reflected in the Notice To Commence (NTC), may subject vendor to default for poor
performance and/or failure to perform as agreed upon. The Project Manager will make a recommendation to
Procurement Management Services to initiate default proceedings.
24.
SUBMITTAL OF PROPOSALS FOR WORK: Proposals submitted throughout the term of the bid for individual projects
must contain the name of school or facility, bid number 096-JJ09, quantity, bid line item number (if applicable),
description, price as bid, and proposal number (if applicable). Any deviation from this requirement may result in the
rejection of proposal for review and/or acceptance. The originating department will reflect the requested information on
the purchase requisition generated for the project.
BID PROPOSAL FORM (FORMAT A)
BID
096-JJ09
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
TO: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FLORIDA
BUYER
PAGE
Oretha Houser, CPPB
SC 6
Fence and Gates, Furnish and Install District Wide
SPECIAL CONDITIONS (CONTINUED)
25.
INVOICING AND PAYMENT: The payment terms of the District are Net 30 (N/30) days after receipt and acceptance of
work performed. Invoices are requested to contain the purchase order/release number, bid number 096-JJ09, quantity,
bid line item number, description, price as bid, and proposal number (if applicable). (See Specifications, PART 1
INVOICING, 1.12). All original invoices must be sent to the Project Manager for review and release of payment:
Any deviation from this requirement may result in the rejection of your invoice for payment, until properly corrected.
26.
TOTAL LOW BIDDING: Bidders indicating $0.00 for any line item in a total low group, certifies that the item is at no
cost to the Board. Should the bidder receive an award, vendor agrees to supply and install $0.00 items at no cost to the
Board, in any quantity required by the Board. Failure to supply any item at the bid price, including $0.00, will subject the
vendor to default, in accordance with Instructions To Bidders VI. AWARDS, F. DEFAULT.
27.
SUBCONTRACTING: The Prime Contractor (hereinafter referred to as the “Contractor”) may utilize subcontractor(s) for
performance of certain of its functions under the Contract provided that M-DCPS is notified in writing of the name(s) of
all proposed subcontractors at least 5 business days prior to the execution of any such subcontract agreement.
M-DCPS reserves the right to make an objection to any proposed subcontractor, and will notify the Contractor in writing
of its rejection of a proposed subcontractor. Notwithstanding any subcontract, the Contractor shall remain fully
responsible for all work performed under the Contract resulting from this Bid and the Contractor shall be SOLELY
RESPONSIBLE for paying the Subcontractor. The approval of a Subcontractor by M-DCPS shall not in any way relieve
the Contractor of any responsibility for the full performance of its duties, and to pay its Subcontractors.
All Subcontractors shall maintain on file with the Office of Risk and Benefits Management, a current Certificate of
Insurance, and shall not perform work on Board property if said Certificate is not current, valid and/or meet the
Insurance Specifications of this bid. All staff and employees of the Subcontractor shall undergo fingerprinting and
background check prior to commencement of work, in accordance with Instructions To Bidders XVIII – BACKGROUND
SCREENING REQUIREMENTS.
No subcontract agreement shall serve to create any contract or other relationship between the subcontractor and
M-DCPS nor shall it create any duties or obligations to the Subcontractor on the part of M-DCPS. The Contractor shall
be solely liable to the Subcontractor for all expenses and liabilities under the Contract resulting from this Bid. In addition,
any disputes which may arise between Contractor and any Subcontractor must be resolved between those parties, and
M-DCPS will not undertake or be responsible for the resolution of such disputes. However, to protect the District’s public
image and interest, Contractor’s with repeated complaints/allegations reported by subcontractors, suppliers, and/or
employees to the District, may subject that vendor to a non-extension of contract, if deemed in the best interest of the
District.
28.
BID SUBMITTAL: Bidders are requested to submit the original bid and proof of all information requested, in accordance
with SPECIFICATION 1.05 VENDOR QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS and SPECIAL CONDITION 21.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY/STATE CERTIFICATION. Please provide information on the “License Information
and Reference Sheet” included in this bid.
BID PROPOSAL FORM (FORMAT A)
BID
096-JJ09
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
TO: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FLORIDA
BUYER
PAGE
Oretha Houser, CPPB
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Fence and Gates, Furnish and Install District Wide
SPECIAL CONDITIONS (CONTINUED)
29.
DEFAULT: In the event of default, which may include, but is not limited to non-performance, unauthorized product
substitutions, poor performance, and/or non-compliance with warranty repairs the awardee(s) shall lose eligibility to
transact new business with the Board for a period of fourteen (14) months from date of termination of award by the
Board, or pay liquidated damages as described in Instructions To Bidders VI. AWARDS, F. DEFAULT.
The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida
Bid No. 096-JJ09
Fence and Gates, Furnish and Install District Wide
BID PROPOSAL FORM (FORMAT B)
Type or print the complete
name of the Bidder in this box.
NAME OF BIDDER:
Bid No. 096-JJ09
Title: Fence and Gates, Furnish and Install
District Wide
Buyer: Oretha Houser, CPPB
ITEM
DESCRIPTION OF ITEM
EST. QTY.
UOM
Items 1 through 171 to be awarded on total
low bid basis, to a "Primary" Contractor and
three (3) "Alternate" bidders. (See Special
Condition 2. A. and B.)
UNIT PRICE
MFG. / MODEL NO.
$
Please list in the column
below, the manufacturer
brand name you propose to
provide with the
installation service of each
line item. Example: Master
Halco #000 or Master
Halco. Please note,
whatever brand you plan to
provide, technical
specifications must be
provided with the bid or
within 5 business days
upon request.
CHAIN-LINK FENCES, 4', 6', 8', 10', 12, AND
16' HIGH.
4' high chain-link fence including top rail,
installed as specified except for end posts,
corner posts, gates and gate posts, bollards
and baffles.
1
Installation of 0 to 250 linear feet.
1,000
LF
$
/LF
2
Installation over 250 linear feet.
1,500
LF
$
/LF
Post for 4' high fence. Installed as specified
with footers, caps, top rail, and all attaching
hardware.
3
End posts with braces.
20
Each
$
/EA
4
Corner posts with braces.
30
Each
$
/EA
5
Pull posts with braces.
4
Each
$
/EA
6
Double baffle.
10
Each
$
/EA
7
Single baffle.
10
Each
$
/EA
4' single swing gates, installed as specified
with gate posts, braces, hinges, caps,
latches, stops and keepers.
8
3' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
9
4' wide gate opening.
10
Each
$
/EA
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DESCRIPTION OF ITEM
6' wide gate opening.
EST. QTY.
UOM
UNIT PRICE
MFG. / MODEL NO.
10
Each
$
/EA
4' double swing gates, installed as specified
with gate posts, braces, hinges, caps,
latches, stops and keeper.
11
6' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
12
8' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
13
10' wide gate opening.
10
Each
$
/EA
14
12' wide gate opening.
10
Each
$
/EA
15
14' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
16
20' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
17
24' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
4' rolling gates, complete with gate posts,
braces, caps, latches, stops and keepers.
18
10' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
19
12' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
20
14' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
21
20' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
22
24' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
4,000
LF
$
/LF
10,000
LF
$
/LF
6' high chain-link fence including top rail,
installed as specified except for end posts,
corner posts, gates and gate posts, bollards
and baffles.
23
Installations of 0 to 250 linear feet.
24
Installations over 250 linear feet.
Post for 6' high fence. Installed as specified
with footers, caps, top rail, and all attaching
hardware.
25
End posts with braces.
39
Each
$
/EA
26
Corner posts with braces.
78
Each
$
/EA
27
Pull posts with braces.
20
Each
$
/EA
28
Double baffle.
7
Each
$
/EA
29
Single baffle.
7
Each
$
/EA
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DESCRIPTION OF ITEM
EST. QTY.
UOM
UNIT PRICE
MFG. / MODEL NO.
6' single swing gates, installed as specified
with gate posts, braces, hinges, caps,
latches, stops and keepers.
30
3' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
31
4' wide gate opening.
10
Each
$
/EA
32
6' wide gate opening.
10
Each
$
/EA
33
8' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
6' double swing gates, installed as specified
with gate posts, braces, hinges, caps,
latches, stops and keeper.
34
6' wide gate opening.
7
Each
$
/EA
35
8' wide gate opening.
7
Each
$
/EA
36
10' wide gate opening.
10
Each
$
/EA
37
12' wide gate opening.
10
Each
$
/EA
38
14' wide gate opening.
10
Each
$
/EA
39
20' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
40
24' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
6' rolling gates, complete with gate posts,
braces, caps, latches, stops and keepers.
41
10' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
42
12' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
43
14' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
44
20' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
45
24' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
2,000
LF
$
/LF
500
LF
$
/LF
8' high chain-link fence including top rail,
installed as specified except for end posts,
corner posts, gates and gate posts, bollards
and baffles.
46
Installations of 0 to 250 linear feet.
47
Installations over 250 linear feet.
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EST. QTY.
UOM
UNIT PRICE
MFG. / MODEL NO.
Post for 8' high fence. Installed as specified
with footers, caps, top rail, and all attaching
hardware.
48
End posts with braces.
20
Each
$
/EA
49
Corner posts with braces.
30
Each
$
/EA
50
Pull posts with braces.
10
Each
$
/EA
51
Double baffle.
4
Each
$
/EA
52
Single baffle.
4
Each
$
/EA
8' single swing gates, installed as specified
with gate posts, braces, hinges, caps,
latches, stops and keepers.
53
3' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
54
4' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
55
6' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
56
8' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
8' double swing gates, installed as specified
with gate posts, braces, hinges, caps,
latches, stops and keeper.
57
6' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
58
8' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
59
10' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
60
12' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
61
14' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
62
20' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
63
24' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
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DESCRIPTION OF ITEM
EST. QTY.
UOM
UNIT PRICE
MFG. / MODEL NO.
8' rolling gates, complete with gate posts,
braces, caps, latches, stops and keepers.
64
10' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
65
12' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
66
14' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
67
20' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
68
24' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
500
LF
$
/LF
1,000
LF
$
/LF
10' high chain-link fence including top rail,
installed as specified except for end posts,
corner posts, gates and gate posts, bollards
and baffles.
69
Installations of 0 to 250 linear feet.
70
Installations over 250 linear feet.
Post for 10' high fence. Installed as
specified with footers, caps, top rail, and all
attaching hardware.
71
End posts with braces.
10
Each
$
/EA
72
Corner posts with braces.
10
Each
$
/EA
73
Pull post with braces.
4
Each
$
/EA
74
Double baffle.
4
Each
$
/EA
75
Single baffle.
4
Each
$
/EA
10' single swing gates, installed as specified
with gate posts, braces, hinges, caps,
latches, stops and keepers.
76
3' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
77
4' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
78
6' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
79
8' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
10' double swing gates, installed as specified
with gate posts, braces, hinges, caps,
latches, stops and keeper.
80
6' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
81
8' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
82
12' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
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EST. QTY.
UOM
UNIT PRICE
MFG. / MODEL NO.
83
14' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
84
20' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
85
24' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
10' rolling gates, complete with gate posts,
braces, caps, latches, stops and keepers.
86
6' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
87
8' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
88
10' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
89
12' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
90
14' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
91
20' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
92
24' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
500
LF
$
/LF
1,500
LF
$
/LF
12' high chain-link fence including top rail,
installed as specified except for end posts,
corner posts, gates and gate posts, bollards
and baffles.
93
Installations of 0 of 250 linear feet.
94
Installations over 250 linear feet.
Post for 12' high fence. Installed as
specified with footers, caps, top rail, and all
attaching hardware.
95
End posts with braces.
10
Each
$
/EA
96
Corner posts with braces.
10
Each
$
/EA
97
Pull posts with braces.
10
Each
$
/EA
98
Double baffle.
4
Each
$
/EA
99
Single baffle.
4
Each
$
/EA
100 3' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
101 4' wide gate opening.
4
Each
$
/EA
102 6' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
12' single swing gates, installed as specified
with gate posts, braces, hinges, caps,
latches, stops and keepers.
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EST. QTY.
UOM
3
Each
$
/EA
104 6' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
105 8' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
106 10' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
107 12' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
108 14' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
109 20' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
110 24' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
111 10' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
112 12' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
113 20' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
114 24' wide gate opening.
3
Each
$
/EA
250
LF
$
/LF
103 8' wide gate opening.
UNIT PRICE
MFG. / MODEL NO.
12' double swing gates, installed as specified
with gate posts, braces, hinges, caps,
latches, stops and keeper.
12' rolling gates, complete with gate posts,
braces, caps, latches, stops and keepers.
Installation of three strand barbed wire and
extension arms on an existing fence.
115
Installation of barbed wire 0 to 250 linear
feet.
116
Installations of barbed wire over 250
linear feet.
1,000
LF
$
/LF
117
Installations of extension arms 0 to 250
linear feet.
1,000
LF
$
/LF
118
Installations of extension arms over 250
linear feet.
2,000
LF
$
/LF
12,000
LF
$
/LF
4,000
LF
$
/LF
2,438
LF
$
/LF
Installation of Top Rail.
119 6' fence top rail.
120 Top rail on fence over 6'.
Installation of Mid Rail.
121 8' fence or greater.
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EST. QTY.
UOM
UNIT PRICE
MFG. / MODEL NO.
122 4' fencing.
8,000
LF
$
/LF
123 6' fencing.
3,000
LF
$
/LF
124 8' fencing.
1,000
LF
$
/LF
125 10' fencing.
500
LF
$
/LF
126 12' fencing.
500
LF
$
/LF
127 Removal of 3 strands barbed wire only.
500
LF
$
/LF
128 4' fencing.
5,000
LF
$
/LF
129 6' fencing.
4,000
LF
$
/LF
130 8' fencing.
1,000
LF
$
/LF
131 10' fencing.
500
LF
$
/LF
132 12' fencing.
500
LF
$
/LF
133 Removal of 3 strands barbed wire only.
500
LF
$
/LF
134 4' Fabric.
1,000
LF
$
/LF
135 6' Fabric.
1,000
LF
$
/LF
136 8' Fabric.
1,000
LF
$
/LF
137 10' Fabric.
500
LF
$
/LF
138 12' Fabric.
500
LF
$
/LF
139 Removal of 3 strands barbed wire only.
500
LF
$
/LF
140 4' Fencing.
1,000
LF
$
/LF
141 6' Fencing.
1,000
LF
$
/LF
142 8' Fencing.
1,000
LF
$
/LF
Removal of existing fenc includes fabric,
posts, gates, footings, bracing, all barbed
wire if present, and all fence line debris.
Removal of 0 to 250 linear feet.
Removal of existing fence includes fabric,
posts, gates, footings, bracing, all barbed
wire if present, and all fence line debris.
Removal of over 250 linear feet.
Removal and replacement of chain-link fabric
and barbed wire, 0 to 250 linear feet.
Removal and replacement of chain-link fabric
and barbed wire, over 250 linear feet.
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EST. QTY.
UOM
UNIT PRICE
MFG. / MODEL NO.
143 10' Fencing.
500
LF
$
/LF
144 12' Fencing.
500
LF
$
/LF
145 Removal of 3 strands barbed wire only.
500
LF
$
/LF
146 Install 0 to 250 linear feet.
2,000
LF
$
/LF
147 Install over 250 linear feet.
2,000
LF
$
/LF
Installation of Temporary Fence.
148
Install 0 to 250 linear feet. (with barbed
wire).
2,000
LF
$
/LF
149
Install over 250 linear feet. (with barbed
wire).
2,000
LF
$
/LF
150 Removal of 0 to 250 linear feet.
2,000
LF
$
/LF
151 Removal of over 250 linear feet.
2,000
LF
$
/LF
Removal of Temporary Fence.
152
Removal of 0 to 250 linear feet. (with
barbed wire).
2,000
LF
$
/LF
153
Removal of over 250 linear feet. (with
barbed wire).
2,000
LF
$
/LF
154 4" Diameter.
30
Each
$
/EA
155 6" Diameter.
60
Each
$
/EA
156 8" Diameter.
60
Each
$
/EA
Bollard, traffic control, 4" O.D., galvanized
Schedule 40 pipe, filled and domed with
3,000 PSI concrete. Bollard shall be
157
plumb and centered in a 3,000 PSI
concrete footer, minimum size 18" x 18" x
36" deep.
40
LF
$
/LF
Bollard, traffic control, 6-5/8" O.D.,
galvanized Schedule 40 pipe, filled and
domed with 3,000 PSI concrete. Bollard
158
shall be plumb and centered in a 3,000
PSI concrete footer, minimum size 24" x
24" x 36" deep.
40
LF
$
/LF
159 4' High.
10
Each
$
/EA
160 6' High.
10
Each
$
/EA
Core Drilling.
Bollard Traffic Control.
Remove and Replace Single Line Post.
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EST. QTY.
UOM
10
Each
$
/EA
162 10' High.
4
Each
$
/EA
163 12' High.
4
Each
$
/EA
164 16' High.
4
Each
$
/EA
200
LF
$
/LF
1,000
LF
$
/LF
Install end posts which shall be 4.0"
167 outside diameter, and include braces.
Footings shall be 3' 6" deep.
10
Each
$
/EA
Install corner posts which shall be 4.0"
168 outside diameter, and include braces.
Footings shall be 3' 6" deep.
10
Each
$
/EA
4
Each
$
/EA
161 8' High.
UNIT PRICE
MFG. / MODEL NO.
16' high chain-link fence installed as
specified except for end posts, corner posts,
gates and gate posts, bollards and baffles.
Installations of 0 to 500 linear feet. Line
165 posts shall be 3.0" outside diameter.
Footings shall be 3' 0" deep.
Installations over 500 linear feet. Line
166 posts shall be 3.0" outside diameter.
Footings shall be 3' 0" deep.
Post for 16' high fence. Installed as
specified with footers, caps, top rail, and all
attaching hardware.
Install pull posts which shall be 4.0"
169 outside diameter. Footings shall be 3' 6"
deep.
Miscelleanous Not-In-Contract (NIC) work
incidental to chain-link fence projects.
Single firm-fixed hourly labor rate to
provide "Not-In-Contract" "NIC" work
170
incidental to fence projects. BIDDER
SHALL NOT BID MULTIPLE RATES.
Single firm-fixed materials cost
171 percentage mark-up. BIDDER SHALL NOT
BID MULTIPLE RATES.
The "Assumed" quantities shown below are to establish an estimated budget value for
NIC work.
2,000
$75,000
ASSUMED
LABOR
HOURS
$
/PER HOUR
ASSUMED
___ % MARK-UP ON MATERIAL
MATERIALS
COSTS
COST
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02830 CHAIN LINK FENCES AND GATES
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Specifier: This section replaces 02831 (2004). It reflects significant changes in and additions to ASTM
documents in recent years that relate to chain link fence and gates.
It does not include fabric screens attached to some chain link fences at locations such as tennis courts.
Any kind of permanent screen added to a chain link fence should be analyzed by a structural engineer so
that breakaway in 70 mph winds can be ensured (and increased post sizes specified as needed) .
However, plastic slats, as sometimes inserted in chain link fabric at primary play yards, or to screen
mechanical equipment, can be specified here.
Only protective bollards that are within 10 ft of a chain link fence are specified here. Other bollards around
the site are specified in 05500.
Do not design chain link fences with barbed wire except when needed in agriculture education facilities.
Their use otherwise is prohibited by FBC / SREF.
For the rare instance in which a horizontal slide gate is needed, a skeleton article has been included to
help the specifier get started in specifying the type that is wanted.
CSI MasterFormat 2004 number: 32 31 10
An optional keynote to the Drawings follows major product titles, for A/Es using National CAD Standard.
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PART 1 GENERAL
1.1
A.
1.2
RELATED REQUIREMENTS
Coordinate chain link fence & gate work with work before and after. See especially:
1. Bollards on worksite that are more than 10 ft from fence
05500
REFERENCES
A.
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM): Specifications for
1. A121-07 Metallic-Coated Carbon Steel Barbed Wire.
2. A123A-08 Zinc (Hot Dip Galvanized) Coatings on Iron and Steel Products.
3. A392-07 Zinc-Coated Steel Chain Link Fence Fabric.
4. A641-09 Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Carbon Steel Wire.
5. A817-07 Metal-Coated Steel Wire for Chain Link Fence Fabric & Tension Wire.
6. A824-05 Metal-Coated Steel Marcelled Tension Wire for Chain Link Fence.
7. C94-07
Ready-Mix Concrete.
8. F567-07
Standard Practice for Installation of Chain Link Fence.
9. F626-08
Fence Fittings.
10. F1043-08 Strength & Protective Coatings on Steel Chain Link Fence Framework.
11. F1083-08 Pipe, Steel, Hot Dip Zinc-Coated, Welded, for Fence Structures.
12. F1184-05 Industrial and Commercial Horizontal Slide Gates.
B.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) / American National Standards
Institute (ANSI) joint standard:
1. B36.10
Welded and Seamless Wrought Steel Pipe.
1.3
A.
SUBMITTALS
Follow 01330
Product Data.
1. Chain link fence and components, including producer’s installation instructions.
2. Schedule of treatment, primer and enamel for painting bollards as selected from the
MDCPS Paints approved list.
3. Draft of Special Warranty from chain link fence & gates producer to Board.
replace this line with project name and date
project number
MDCPS Spec Guide
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April 3, 2009
02830 − 1
B.
Shop Drawings.
1. Layout and details of corner, end post, gate, gate post, and baffle construction,
including types and sizes of members, fabric, fastenings and fittings.
2. Show gate leaf sizes and bracing, gate swings, which items of hardware are welded
to gate leafs in shop, and the location of keepers and stops at end of swing.
3. Show closer spacing of posts where narrower bays are needed to keep sloping
bottom rails close to sloping grades.
4. Identify any bays where tension wire has been approved by A/E.
5. Show the location of items of bollard-protected equipment that are within 10 ft of the
new chain link fence; then show site-specific bollard quantities and locations. When
approved, this establishes the initial quantity of bollards to be provided.
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SPECIFIER: Delete the following unless rarely-used fabric and slats are actually required by Board.
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C. Samples.
1. Colored chain link fabric and plastic slats, in colors selected by A/E.
1.4
A.
1.5
A.
SECURITY
Maintain the worksite in secure condition as follows:
1. At the beginning of each work day, remove temporary fence, barricades, and other
security items from that portion of the worksite perimeter where the new permanent
chain link fence work will be done that day.
2. Before the end of each work day, protect the entire facility using temporary chain link
fence or plastic mesh barricades that surround safety hazards and create a
continuous worksite fence perimeter at least 6 ft high.
3. When a continuous temporary perimeter fence cannot be provided during installation
of new fence, provide the services of a licensed security guard to the extent directed
by the Board until the security of a full perimeter fence is restored.
SPECIAL WARRANTIES
Follow 01786
Chain Link Fence Assembly – Material Only
1. Scope of Special Warranty: Replace defective galvanized steel items within the chain
link fence and gates assembly, such as posts, rails, braces, fittings, fabric, fasteners,
hardware, and accessories.
a. “Defective”: Galvanized steel items in the assembly that develop red rust over
more than 5% of its surface during warranty period.
b. The chain link fence manufacturer shall be named as the entity issuing the
limited warranty in the interest of the Board – Miami-Dade County Public
Schools.
c. In satisfying the warranty the manufacturer shall provide material replacing
rusted components, without paying for delivery, tax, or the labor of
removing/replacing.
2. Special Warranty period / duration: From date of Substantial Completion of the Work
until 12 years after that date
3. Exceptions.
a. Damage from improper design or use; accidents, acts of God, and abuse.
b. Only galvanized steel components supplied by the chain link fence and gates
manufacturer are covered under this warranty.
replace this line with project name and date
project number
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April 3, 2009
02830 − 2
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SPECIFIER: Delete the following warranty unless this rarely-used finish has actually been specified.
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B.
Chain Link Fence Fabric and Posts with Color Powdercoat Finish – Material Only
1. Scope of Special Warranty: Replace chain link fence and gate fabric and posts with
defective color powdercoat.
a. “Defective”: Any galvanized steel fabric and posts that develop red rust over
more than 5% of their surface during warranty period.
b. The assembly’s manufacturer shall be named as the entity issuing the limited
warranty in the interest of the Board.
c. In satisfying the warranty the manufacturer shall provide material replacing
rusted components, without paying for delivery, tax, or the labor of
removing/replacing.
2. Special Warranty period / duration: From date of Substantial Completion of the Work
until 12 years after that date.
C. Exceptions.
1. Damage from improper design or use; accidents, acts of God, and abuse.
2. Only components with color powdercoat finish supplied by the chain link fence and
gates manufacturer are covered under this warranty.
PART 2
2.1
A.
2.2
A.
PRODUCTS
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Description.
1. Fence and baffles. Steel chain link fabric on galvanized steel pipe posts, with other
steel pipe framing, such as rails and bracing, with wires and fastenings and steel or
iron fittings, all items galvanized.
2. Gates. Steel chain link fabric on welded steel pipe frames and bracing, with
fastenings and steel hardware, all items galvanized.
3. Bollards associated with fence work. Concrete filled galvanized pipe, painted, with
concrete foundations. Other bollards are specified in 05500.
4. Chain link fence and gate work also includes, only when and to the extent shown in
the Construction Documents, such items as colored chain link fence fabric, colored
slats, barbed wire, and horizontal slide gates.
TEMPORARY FENCING
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Posts and Bracing: At least NPS 1-1/2 line and NPS 2-1/2 end / corner / pull / gate posts,
non-corroding, driven in compacted soil sufficient to hold fence in place against fabricstretching and wind forces, with rails and bracing.
1. Provide the posts and their bracing in quantity and spacing as needed to secure the
site against unauthorized entry during construction.
2. Where soil does not keep posts vertical under forced entry, rain softening, or wind
loads on fence, set posts in concrete footings.
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B.
Fabric: Non-corroding fabric with knuckled edges; 6 ft x 2 in. mesh x 11 ga (0.120 in.
diameter) wire or heavier. Tie fabric to posts, bracing and rails so that fabric is within 2 in.
of ground, using galvanized steel ties.
C. Gates: Provide 6 ft. high, lockable, non-sagging gates in quantity and width as needed to
give access to the site by authorized users.
2.3
CHAIN LINK FABRIC
A.
Description. Hot dip galvanized after weaving (GAW) steel chain link fabric.
1. Do not use: Aluminum, aluminum alloy wire, or aluminum coating.
2. Average zinc weight on wire: Not less than 2.0 oz / ft2, galvanized after weaving.
3. Wire size: 9 ga, 0.148 in. diameter
4. Breaking strength of 9 ga wire: Not less than 1290 lb; ASTM A817.
5. Mesh: 2 in.
6. Edges: Knuckle fabric at top and bottom of fence.
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7. Provide colored fabric only as required by Construction Documents and specified in
Colored Fabric and Slats following.
B.
Standard:
1. Wire strength: ASTM A817, Table 2.
2. Wire coating: ASTM A123, Table 2, Coating Grade 85.
3. Fabric: ASTM A392, Class 2 zinc coating. Do not use Class 1 (1.2 oz / ft2).
C. Producer.
1. Master Halco.
2. Merchants Metals.
3. Stateside Steel and Wire.
4. Equal product in quality and performance approved by A/E and Board.
2.4
FENCE POSTS, CAPS, AND FOOTING DIMENSIONS
A.
Description. Zinc galvanized round steel pipe and post caps.
1. Steel pipe: ASTM F1043, Group IC, fy = 50,000 lb/in2.
2. Do not use: Channel-formed steel, square steel pipe, or aluminum posts.
3. Zinc coat: At least 1.8 oz / ft2 hot dip galvanizing after forming; ASTM A123.
a. Do not use: SS40 zinc coating.
4. Post loop caps. Provide on line posts and where needed to let top rail pass.
5. Post dome caps: Provide on corner, end, pull, and gate posts.
6. Pipe size convention: Nominal pipe size (NPS); ASME/ANSI B36.10.
B.
Standards:
1. Post galvanizing:
2. Post dimensions:
3. Fence post sizes:
4. Gate post sizes:
ASTM A123, Table 2, Coating Grade 85.
ASTM F1083, Table 1, Standard Weight, Schedule 40.
ASTM F1043, from Table 3 or larger as specified.
ASTM F567, from Table 2 or larger as specifed.
C. Line Post Size Schedule.
Height above grade
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NPS (Nominal Pipe Size)
Pipe OD (outside diameter), in.
Pipe wall thickness, in.
Post spacing, ft oc
Minimum footing depth, in.
Minimum footing diameter, in.
2-1/2
2.875
0.203
10
36
12
2
2.375
0.154
10
30
10
1-1/2
1.900
0.145
10
24
8
10 & 12 ft
4
4.500
0.237
36
18
6 & 8 ft
3-1/2
4.000
0.226
36
16
4 ft
2
2.375
0.154
30
10
Gate Post Schedule for Gates over 6 ft High.
Gate leaf width
8-1 to 10 ft
NPS
4
Pipe OD, in.
4.500
Pipe wall thickness, in.
0.237
Minimum footing depth, in.
36
Minimum footing diameter, in.
18
4-1 to 8 ft
3-1/2
4.000
0.228
36
16
up to 4 ft
3
3.500
0.216
30
14
Gate Post Schedule for Gates up to 6 ft High.
Gate leaf width
8-1 to 10 ft
NPS
3
Pipe OD, in.
3.500
Pipe wall thickness, in.
0.216
Minimum footing depth, in.
36
Minimum footing diameter, in.
14
4-1 to 8 ft
2-1/2
2.875
0.203
36
12
up to 4 ft
2
2.375
0.154
30
10
D. Corner, End, and Pull Post Schedule.
Height above grade
NPS
Pipe OD, in.
Pipe wall thickness, in.
Minimum footing depth, in.
Minimum footing diameter, in.
E.
F.
G. Producer.
1. Allied Fence / Tyco.
2. Master Halco.
3. Merchants Metals.
4. Sonco Worldwide.
5. Equal product in quality and performance approved by A/E and Board.
2.5
BRACES AND RAILS
A.
Description. Zinc galvanized steel pipe.
1. Accessories, such as truss rods, turnbuckles, rail sleeves, bolts, washers, and nuts:
Hot dip galvanized steel.
2. Size: NPS 1-1/4 in., OD 1.660 in., 0.140 in. wall thickness.
3. Zinc coat: At least 1.8 oz / ft2 hot dip galvanizing after forming; ASTM A123.
B.
Standards:
1. Pipe galvanizing:
2. Pipe dimensions:
ASTM A123, Table 2, Coating Grade 85.
ASTM F1083, Table 1, Standard Weight, Schedule 40.
C. Producer.
1. Allied Fence / Tyco.
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3.
4.
5.
2.6
Master Halco.
Merchants Metals.
Sonco Worldwide.
Equal product in quality and performance approved by A/E and Board.
FASTENINGS AND ACCESSORIES
A.
Description. Zinc galvanized steel (or malleable iron) fastenings and accessories with
rounded edges, galvanized after fabrication. Do not use aluminum.
1. Zinc coat: At least 1.8 oz / ft2 hot dip galvanizing after forming; ASTM A123.
B.
Rail and Brace Ends, Line Caps, Rail Sleeves, Tension and Brace Bands: Sized to fit
posts and rails; ASTM F626.
C. Stretcher Bars, Tension Bars: At least 3/16 x 3/4 in. galvanized steel, 2 in. shorter than
full height of fabric, 1 bar at gate or end posts,:2 bars corner or pull posts.
D. Fastenings. Hot dip galvanized steel; ASTM F626. (For spacing, see PART 3)
1. Tie Wire: 9 ga, for attaching fabric to posts.
2. Clips:
9 ga.
3. Bands
12 ga, at end, corner, pull, and gate posts
4. Hog rings: 12 ga hot dip galvanized steel (use only where approved by Board)..
5. Brace rods: Galvanized steel, with welded-on turnbuckles for adjustment.
E.
Tension Wire: Marcelled 7 ga (0.177 in.) galvanized steel wire; ASTM A824, Type II.
1. Zinc coating: 2.00 oz/ft2; ASTM A817, Type II, Class 5.
2. Breaking strength of 7 ga wire: Not less than 1880 lb; ASTM A817.
F.
Zinc Repair Compound, for use at missing or damaged zinc galvanizing. High adhesion,
zinc-rich, UV-resistant compound, such as ZRC.
G. Concrete: f’c = 2500, 5 in. maximum slump; ASTM C94.
2.7
GATE FABRICATION AND HARDWARE
A.
Framing Assembly: Galvanized steel pipe, together with fabric, bracing, hinges and
latches, shop assembled and welded.
1. Gate heights: Match adjacent fence height, unless shown otherwise.
2. Gate framing and fixed bracing: At least NPS 2, galvanized, as specified above.
3. Brace gates against sagging using brace rods and adjustable turnbuckles in place of
fixed bracing if more practical than fixed braces.
4. For gate leafs over 73 in. high, add one hinge to the number specified.
5. Coat welds and bare spots with specified zinc repair compound.
B.
Gate Hardware: Steel or malleable iron, zinc coated with at least 1.8 oz / ft2 hot dip
galvanizing, for all items. Typical examples follow:
1. Hinges: Heavy duty, industrial grade, offset type, of ball and socket design, allowing
gates to swing back parallel to the fence line, such as:
a. 1746 / 1747 / 1748, by Semmerling Fence & Supply.
b. 422405 / 422406 / 422407, by Southeastern Wire.
c. Equal product in quality and performance approved by A/E and Board.
2. Latches, all heights: Easily lockable with padlock(s).
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a. Padlocks, with chains, will be provided by the Board.
3. Latches for single leaf gates: Single gate latch assembly, with keeper.
4. Latches for twin leaf gates: Heavy duty gate stops with steel pipe sleeves anchored
in concrete so as to engage plunger of latch at the center of each opening. Latch and
plunger shall not be removable without special tools.
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5. Keepers: To automatically engage the gate leaf and hold it in the open position until
manually released. Where A/E or Board determines that a keeper’s location presents
a tripping hazard, provide a chained snap hook instead.
6. Stops: Set in a concrete base, located so as not to present a tripping hazard.
7. Rods with turnbuckles:: Cut rods to length that gives maximum future adjustability
and weld turnbuckles to rods and rods to gate frame.
8. Items for handicapped accessibility: Heavy-duty lever-type gate hardware or
weatherproof push bar in place of latches.
C. Gate Hinge Schedule.
Gate leaf width
8-1 to 10 ft 4-1 to 8 ft 4 ft or less
Number of hinges, leafs over 6 ft high
4
4
3
Number of hinges, leafs up to 6 ft high 3
3
2
2.8
A.
BOLLARDS
Description. Galvanized steel pipe filled with concrete; tops domed 2 in. above pipe.
1. Pipe size: NPS 6.
2. Pipe: Galvanized steel; ASTM F1083, Table 1, Schedule 40.
3. Zinc coat: At least 1.8 oz / ft2 hot dip galvanized; ASTM A123.
4. Paint for bollards: Zinc neutralizer, galvanized metal primer, and exterior acrylic latex
enamel (Safety Yellow) as listed in MDCPS Paints (list is available from MDCPS
Materials Control).
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COLORED FABRIC AND SLATS
A.
Colored Chain Link Fabric. UV-resistant color olefin powdercoat over an intermediate zinc
phosphate coat on zinc galvanized steel pipe, in pipe sizes as specified above for post,
rails and bracing. Color: As selected by A/E.
1. Do not use vinyl-coated fence fabric.
2. Product / Producer: Permafused II, by Master Halco, or equal product in quality,
appearance and performance as approved by A/E and Board.
B.
Colored Plastic Slats. UV-resistant color HDPE olefin plastic, in color as selected by A/E.
1. Product / Producer. Colored Fence Slats, by Filona, or equal product in quality,
appearance and performance approved by A/E and Board.
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Specifications for some schools with agricultural programs.
Do NOT use barbed wire in any other situation, no matter how much security is desired.
Where extension arms are needed, select either inside-the fence or outside-the-fence location.
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BARBED WIRE
A.
Barbed Wire Extension Arms: Steel, holding 3 strands of barbed wire at a 45º angle from
4 to 12 in. above and [inside] [outside] of the fence’s top rail, hot dip galvanized after
fabrication. Provide specially shaped arms at corners.
B.
Barbed Wire: Double strand 12.5 ga (0.099 in. diameter) twisted steel wire with 14 ga
(0.080 in.), 4-point barbs woven in 5 in. oc, all hot dip zinc galvanized after weaving.
1. Do not use: Aluminum, aluminum alloy wire, or aluminum coating.
2. Standard: ASTM A121, Type Z, Standard Grade, Design No. 12-4-5-14R.
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SPECIFIER: If the Educational Specifications call for a manual (or mechanized) horizontal slide gate,
which is infrequent, complete the article below – otherwise delete the following article in its entirety..
Do not use wheeled swinging gates (gate leafs with wheel at end) or vertical lift gates.
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2.11 HORIZONTAL SLIDE CHAIN LINK GATE
A.
Description. Galvanized steel pipe framed gate, shop assembled and welded. With shop
attached chain link fabric, guides, hardware and aids to operation..
1. Gate height and gate fabric: Match adjacent fence.
2. Size of frames and bracing: At least NPS 2, OD 2.375 in., 0.145 in. wall thickness;
ASTM F1083, Table 1, Standard Weight, Schedule 40.
3. Zinc coat: At least 1.8 oz / ft2 hot dip galvanized after forming; ASTM A123.
4. Coat welds with specified zinc repair compound.
5. Tracks and guides for manual operation: With wheels above or below, as will open
and close gate easily.
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SPECIFIER: In some rare cases a mechanized gate may be required by Educational Specifications.
Complete and add to the following as needed. Otherwise, delete what follows.
Mechanized gates are most often either card, push-button, or radio controlled, which you must coordinate
with designing a properly sized electric power outlet near the gate’s operating equipment.
If qualified sources are known, add a Product / Producer paragraph as C. below.
Also coordinate with signage and the security system for the facility.
Add Special Warranty provisions to PART 1 in format similar to other warranties.
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6.
7.
8.
9.
B.
Mechanized operation:
Speed of operation: At least 40 ft/minute.
Wheels: Permanently lubricated galvanized steel, with solid rubber tires.
[Card controls and cards] [Radio controls and radio activators] [Push-button controls]:
____________________________________________________ .
Standard: ASTM F1184.
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PART 3
3.1
EXECUTION
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PREPARATION
A.
Underground Clearances: Before starting chain link fence and gate work, obtain
underground locations, depths and clearances of underground utilities, pipes, cables and
structures from utility companies and the Construction Documents. Probe before drilling
for footings in questionable locations.
B.
Remove Existing Fences: Remove existing chain link fences not shown to remain. Also
remove other types of fence shown in Construction Documents to be replaced by chain
link.
1. Perform unearthing, disassembling, collecting, and disposing of all existing fence
posts, fabric, hardware, footers, keepers, stops, and debris accumulated along the
fence line.
2. Fill holes and surface irregularities created by fence removal to reduce trip hazard.
3.2
TEMPORARY FENCING
A.
Temporary Fencing. Provide NPS 2 or larger driven posts and 6 ft. high with 11 ga or
heavier fabric tied with 11 ga steel ties. Provide gates as specified for permanent
construction, adjustable against sagging but without mid-rails.
1. Coordinate so as to maintain security requirements specified in PART 1.
B.
Removal of Temporary Fencing. Remove temporary fencing when A/E and Board state
that levels of other security are sufficient to do so. Remove fencing and post foundations.
Fill, tamp and level post foundation holes to ensure no trip hazard.
1. Remove trash, vegetation (except grass that matches adjacent new sod) and ground
level irregularities within 1 ft of x entire length of the former temporary fence line.
3.3
A.
INSTALLATION
Overall Chain Link Fence and Gate Assembly:
1. Follow ASTM F567 and chain link fence producer's published instructions except as
more stringently specified herein.
2. Install components of the assembly plumb and level, except as needed to closely
follow vertical contours of the site.
3. Rails. Provide a top rail and a bottom rail at all intervals between posts (and a midrail where specified).
4. Adjust post spacing to accommodate bottom rails. Where the ground level slopes,
decrease the normal 10 ft spacing between posts to as little as 3 ft in order to be able
to install bottom rails that will hug the contour of the paving or soil.
a. Definition of “hug”: Keep average bottom-of-fence dimension within 1 in. of
grade as measured in any 1 ft of run but never more than 2 in.
5. Tension wire. Do not replace a bottom rail with a tension wire unless severe grade
changes make this more practical. Obtain written approval of A/E and Board before
installing any tension wire.
a. Where a tension wire is approved, tie fabric to wire not more than 16 in. oc.
6. Alignment. Align new fencing with existing fencing. Where obstructions are
encountered, obtain instructions from A/E and Board. Keep the top of fabric line
straight and level, except as needed to conform the fence to slopes and to make the
bottom of fabric hug the surface of paving or soil – never more than 2 in. above it.
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B.
Footing Excavation. Excavate to the exact size specified, in compacted soil, so that
concrete will socket in firm soil or rock.
1. Post footing diameters: Not less than 4 x the OD of the post.
2. Form sides of holes if they are unstable.
3. Excavate for each footing so that the top of the footing concrete is the specified
distance below grade, and so that the bottom of each post, at its correct elevation,
has 6 in. of concrete beneath it.
4. Do not lose excess excavated soil on site. Remove excess soil from site unless
Board designates a fill location on site – to which deliver the excess excavation.
C. Footings: Set posts in concrete, then fully rod or vibrate after posts have been raised to
required level. No post bottom shall rest within 6 in. of soil beneath.
1. Place and temporarily support posts that have been cut to required height + required
underground length. Set in concrete so that post tops are at the level needed to
support chain link fabric with no more than a 2 in. bottom gap between the fabric and
the underlying soil, grass or paving.
2. Slope tops of footings at least 1 in. to shed water, whether above or below grade.
3. Installing posts in soil or rock. Place concrete so that footing tops are 2 in. below
grade. Place and tamp soil over cured footing tops so that bare soil or sod will be
level with adjacent soil or sod.
4. Posts in bituminous paving. Place concrete so that footing tops are 2 in. below
grade. Backfill with well-tamped asphaltic concrete to match existing paving.
5. Posts in areas to be concrete paved: Install footings and posts before paving.
6. Install footings for all posts except those temporary fence posts that can be driven
D. Fence Post Installation. Install initially so that posts are plumb, and tops are above the
finished fence height. Then cut post tops to a line parallel to the ground profile, along the
entire fence line.
1. Install post caps when the footings have set up and the posts have been cut, to
prevent the accumulation of moisture in each post.
E.
Braces and Rails.
1. Braces. Install horizontal bracing at every end, corner, gate, and pull post.
2. Top and Bottom Rails. Provide at all fence height. Install to run continuously between
line, corner, gate, pull, and end posts at permanent fencing fences.
3. Grade changes. Where there are large changes in ground level, space line posts
closer than 10 ft to allow bottom rail to conform to grade.
a. A tension wire, in place of the bottom rail, may be used at large changes of
ground level if approved by A/E and Board.
4. Center rails. Provide at fences 8 ft and higher.
a. Install to run continuously between line, corner, gate, pull, and end posts.
b. Install mid-rail at the fence’s half height level.
F.
Bracing Installation. Brace end, corner and pull posts sufficiently to stretch fabric and to
provide stability against wind and forced entry forces.
1. Install bracing in both directions from each corner, end and pull post, inclined no more
than 50º from ground, with concrete footings at bracing ends to resist pulling thrust.
2. In addition, provide pull-post bracing, at a post sized for pulling forces, every 200 ft in
straight fence runs.
3. Attach brace halfway up end, corner and pull posts.
4. Fasten horizontal bracing members with truss rods from end, corner and pull posts to
the adjacent line post.
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G. Fabric and Fastener Installation.
1. Fabric. Place fabric on outside of posts in the longest practicable rolls.
a. Join rolls by weaving a single picket into the ends of the rolls.
b. Stretch fabric to remove slack before fastening and to provide a smooth, uniform
appearance.
c. Set edge of fabric 0 to 2 in. above ground level.
2. Stretcher bars. Provide 1 tension bar for each gate or end post and 2 bars for each
corner or pull post. Attach stretcher bars (2 in. shorter than fabric height) with tension
bands and no protruding ends: Space no more than 15 in. oc.
3. Wire ties. Attach fabric, with at least 2 full twists in wire, to:
a. Line posts, top to bottom:
Space no more than 15 in. oc;
b. Braces and horizontal rails: Space no more than 15 in. oc;
4. Bands. Attach fabric to top, center and bottom of the following posts:
a. End, corner, pull, and gate: Space no more than 15 in. oc.
5. Hog rings. For attaching bars or fabric and only where approved by A/E and Board.
a. Bars:
Space no more than 15 in. oc.
b. Fabric:
Space no more than 15 in. oc.
6. If these maximum permissible spacings cannot be maintained, obtain instructions
from A/E and Board before continuing installation.
H. Eliminate Sharp Edges and Ends.
1. Knuckle fabric and tie wire terminal ends. Turn ends away from the traffic side of
fence. Assemble drip points, bolts, truss rods, posts, and hardware so that their sharp
edges are directed away from the traffic side of the fence and so that they do not
project more than 1/2 in. on the non-traffic side.
2. At non-agricultural educational plants, barbed or purposely sharpened edges are not
allowed from the highest grade level up to the 7 ft level along any fence.
3. File down and apply galvanizing compound, or remove and replace, components that
are erected with sharp or pointed surfaces or edges.
I.
Double Baffles Protecting Twin Access Ports in Fence:
1. Construct each 24 ft long double baffle, consisting of 2 end posts, bracing, 2 line
posts, and fabric. Provide top and bottom rail.
2. Center the baffles on each pair of 4 ft access ports in the fence.
3. To construct the twin access ports in the fence,
a. Lay out end posts in the fence line to form 2 ports, each 4 ft wide, with 8 ft of
fence separating the ports (16 ft from extreme port jamb to extreme port jamb).
4. Set the 24 ft double baffle to form an exactly 2 ft clear opening between baffle inside
and the fence outside to allow lateral bicycle-walking passage between the two.
5. Baffle construction: Match the post, bracing, and fabric qualities specified for fence.
J.
Single Baffles Protecting Single Access Ports in Fence.
1. 12 ft long single baffle: Construct using 2 end posts, bracing, 1 line post, and fabric.
Provide top and bottom rail.
2. Center each single baffle on a single 4 ft access port in the fence.
3. To construct the single access port in the fence, lay out end posts in the fence line to
form a 4 ft wide port.
4. Set the 12 ft single baffle to form an exactly 2 ft clear opening between baffle inside
and the fence outside to allow lateral bicycle-walking passage between the two.
5. Baffle construction: Match the post, bracing, and fabric qualities specified for fence.
K.
Gate Installation.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
L.
Gates in the vicinity to a building shall open in the direction of building egress.
No gate shall reduce or restrict a building egress dimension in its open position.
Make gates level and plumb in their closed position.
Make gates so they can be secured in both their open and closed positions.
Install gates complete with welded-on hinges, latches, keepers, and stops. Weld on
hasps for locking with a lock provided by MDCPS Central Lock Dept.
Do not swing a gate outward onto a public sidewalk; instead, notify A/E and Board
that for safety the gate must either swing inward or a sliding gate considered.
Bollard Quantities and Locations. (See shop drawing submittal requirement.)
1. Quantity of bollards and scope of their location. Provide bollards to protect each of
the following items in site that are up to 10 ft inside or outside of a run of new chain
link fence and within 6 ft of vehicular traffic or parking.
2. Items on to be protected by bollards as part of chain link fence and gate work:
a. On each side of each new chain link fence gate post: 2 bollards.
b. Protecting each new or existing fire hydrant, pressure reduction valve,
transformer, electrified sign, guy wire, trash bin or trash storage area, or other
equipment: 4 bollards arranged to minimize possible damage from vehicles,
1) The 4 required bollards will be reduced to 2 in particular locations if A/E and
Board determine that protection from 2 bollards is adequate.
2) After the Board directs reducing the number of bollards at any location from
4 to 2, move construction of the 2 “extra” bollards and their footings to
another location on the worksite as directed by Board.
c. Bollards are not required at single-post signs, light poles or utility poles unless
shown on Drawings or directed by Board as location of “extra” bollards.
3. Precise location: Locate as directed and approved by A/E and Board if precise
location is not already shown on the Drawings or approved shop drawings.
a. Review bollard locations with A/E and Board before start of fence installation.
M. Bollard Footing and Bollard Installation. .
1. Bollard footings: 18 in. OD x 36 in. deep concrete placed around each bollard.
2. Bollards: Construct 3 to 6 ft: from each item being protected.
3. For the immediate safety of gate posts and items of mechanical-electrical-utility
equipment on site, paint bollards by neutralizing galvanized surfaces, then painting
them with 1 coat of galvanized metal primer + 2 coats of acrylic latex enamel.
a. Color of top coat: Safety Yellow.
b. Other preparation and painting requirements are specified in 09900.
4. Additional bollards for location on the worksite more than 10 ft. from chain link fence
are specified in 05500.
3.4
CLEANING AND ADJUSTING
A.
At completion of each day's work, remove all fencing debris, cuttings and removed fencing
not claimed by the Board from the worksite, roads, walks, and adjoining properties.
B.
Adjust gates and hardware for friction-free, noise-free alignment between gates and posts.
Lubricate, and demonstrate to be in smooth, quiet working order. ///
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SECTION 02832
STEEL FENCES AND GATES
PART 1
1.01
A.
1.02
A.
GENERAL
SECTION INCLUDES
Ornamental picket fencing and accessories.
REFERENCES
American Society
Publications:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
1.03
for
Testing
and
Materials
(ASTM)
A500-93
Specification for Cold-formed Welded and
Seamless Carbon Steel Structural Tubing in
Rounds and Shapes.
A513-92 Specification for Electric-resistance-welded
Carbon and Alloy Mechanical Tubing.
A653-96 Specification for Steel Sheet, Zinc-coated
(Galvanized) or Zinc-iron Alloy-coated
(Galvannealed) by the Hot-dip Process,
Structural (Physical) Quality.
A924-96a Specification for General Requirements for
Steel Sheet, metallic-coated by the Hot-dip
Process .
A1011-02 Standard Specification for Steel, Sheet and
Strip, Hot-Rolled, Carbon, Structural, HighStrength Low-Alloy and High-Strength LowAlloy with Improved Formability
B695-91 Specifications
for
Coatings
of
Zinc
Mechanically Deposited on Iron and Steel.
SUBMITTALS
A.
Product Data: Manufacturer's catalog cuts
material compliance and specified options.
B.
Shop drawings: Layout of fence and gates with dimensions,
details, and finishes of component accessories and post
foundations.
C.
Samples: Color sections for polyester finishes. If
requested, samples of materials for finials, caps, and
accessories.
1.04
A.
indicating
QUALITY ASSURANCE
Manufacturer shall have a minimum of 5 years experience
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manufacturing ornamental picket fencing.
PART 2
2.01
A.
PRODUCTS
MANUFACTURERS
Ornamental Picket Fencing:
1.
2.
3.
2.02
A.
Ameristar, Tulsa, OK.
Monumental Iron Works, Baltimore, MD.
Accepted equivalent.
COMPONENTS
Ornamental Picket Fence:
1.
2.
Style and heights as shown on drawings.
Pickets:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
3.
Rails:
a.
b.
c.
d.
4.
Square tubular members.
Minimum Post Size: 3 inches x 3 inches.
Wall Thickness: 12 gauge.
Accessories:
a.
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"U" channels formed from hot-rolled structural
steel having no pockets or shelves to hold water
or moisture.
Size: 1-1/8" wide x 1-1/2" deep.
Wall Thickness: 11 gauge.
Punch rails to receive pickets and rivets and
attach rails to all brackets with 2 each, 1/4"
industrial drive rivets.
Posts:
a.
b.
c.
5.
Square tubular members.
Minimum Size Pickets: 1 inch.
Picket Spacing: 3-15/16" maximum face to face.
Thickness: 14 gauge.
Attach each picket to each rail with #4 - 1/4"
industrial drive rivets.
Assembled panels with ornamental accessories
attached using industrial drive rivets to prevent
removal and vandalism.
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6.
Finish:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
7.
Gates:
a.
b.
B.
Steel material, galvanized after forming shall
comply with ASTM A1011 with a minimum yield
strength of 50,000 psi. The exterior shall be hot
dipped galvanized with a 0.45 oz/sq.ft. Minimum
zinc weight. The interior surface shall be coated
with a minimum 81 percent nominal zinc pigmented
coating 0.3 mils minimum thickness.
Steel material, galvanized before forming, shall
comply with ASTM A924 with a minimum yield
strength of 50,000 psi and have G90 hot dipped
galvanized coating according to ASTM A653.
After steel components have been galvanized,
clean and prepare surfaces of components to
assure complete adhesion of finish coat.
Apply 2.5 mil thickness of polyester resin based
powder coating by electrostatic spray process.
Bake finish for 20 minutes at 450 degrees F (232
degrees C) metal temperature.
Ornamental picket swing gates.
Ornamental picket cantilever slide gates.
Accessories:
1.
Rail Attachment Brackets:
a.
b.
c.
2.
Industrial Drive Rivets:
a.
b.
3.
Of sufficient length to attach items in a secure
nonrattling position.
Rivet with minimum of 1,100 lbs. holding power
and shear strength of 1,500 lbs.
Ornamental Picket Fence Accessories:
a.
b.
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Die cast of zinc (Zamak #3 Alloy).
Ball and socket design capable of 30 degrees
swivel (up/down-left/right).
Bracket to fully encapsulate rail end for
complete security.
Provide indicated items required to complete
fence system.
Galvanize each ferrous metal item according to
ASTM B695 and finish to match framing.
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4.
Post Caps:
a.
b.
5.
C.
2.
3.01
Picket Tops: Square edged or rounded. Points are not
allowed.
Setting Material:
1.
PART 3
Formed steel, cast of malleable iron or aluminum
alloy, weather tight closure cap.
Provide post cap for each post.
Concrete: Minimum 28 day compressive strength of
3,000 psi.
Flanged Posts: Provide flange type base plates with 4
holes for surface mounting of posts where indicated.
EXECUTION
EXAMINATION
A.
Verify areas to receive fencing are completed to final
grades and elevations.
B.
Ensure property lines and legal boundaries of work are
clearly established.
3.02
INSTALLATION
A.
Install fence according to manufacturer s instructions.
B.
Space posts uniformly at 8'-0" maximum face to face unless
otherwise indicated.
C.
Concrete Set Posts:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
D.
Drill hole in firm, undisturbed or compacted soil.
Holes shall have diameter 4 times greater than
nominal outside dimension of post, and depths of
approximately 6 inches deeper than post bottom.
Excavate deeper as required for adequate support in
soft and loose soils, and for posts with heavy
lateral loads.
Set post bottom 36 inches below surface when in firm,
undisturbed soil.
Place concrete around post in continuous pour.
Trowel finish around posts and slope direct water
away from posts.
Gate Posts and hardware: Set keepers, stops, sleeves and
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other accessories into concrete.
E.
Surface mount (wall mount) posts with mounting plates
where indicated. Fasten with lag bolts and shields.
F.
Check each post for vertical and top alignment, and
maintain in position during placement and finishing
operation.
G.
Align fence panels between posts. Firmly attach rail
brackets to posts with 1/4 inch bolt and lock nut,
ensuring panels and posts remain plumb.
3.03
GATE INSTALLATION
A.
Install gates plumb, level and secure for full opening
without interference.
B.
Attach hardware with tamper resistant fasteners.
C.
Adjust hardware for smooth operation.
3.04
ACCESSORIES
A.
Install post caps and other accessories to complete fence.
B.
Clean up debris and unused material and remove from site.
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DESIGN STANDARDS
SUPPLEMENT
January 2008
M-DCPS Design Standards 2008 Supplement
The purpose of this Supplement is to provide Architects, Engineers, Construction
Managers, Executive Directors, Project Managers, etc. a list of new requirements
and clarifications of existing requirements represented in the latest version of MDCPS Master Specification Guidelines (2004), Design Criteria (2004), and
Educational Specifications. These items shall be implemented in all projects that
have not yet completed phase one design. For projects in phase two or three
design or in construction, each item shall be reviewed and implemented at the
discretion of the appropriate M-DCPS Capital Construction Region Executive
Director. Questions should be directed to the Division of Facilities Design and
Standards at (305) 995-4575.
General Considerations
1.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) recognizes the importance
of Green/Sustainable/High Performance Building initiatives such as
Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) established by the U.S. Green
Building Council (USGBC). These initiatives serve as a guide and
reference for building owners, designers and builders to ensure that future
buildings increasingly incorporate the “best practices” that will in time, lead
to a sustainable environment for all.
M-DCPS urges architects, engineers, design professionals, contractors
and others to utilize these concepts in all M-DCPS facilities. M-DCPS
expects the project team to propose Green/Sustainable/High Performance
Building concepts; products, materials, equipment, construction methods,
and other related factors for review and approval, even if they differ from
the M-DCPS Design Standards. The Architect/Engineer (A/E) shall
maintain a LEED score sheet for every project. Formal LEED certification
will only be required if the A/E is commissioned for this activity on a perproject basis.
2.
M-DCPS concern for recycling and other environmental matters applies to
all building products and their manufacturing processes. Materials or
manufacturing processes harmful to the environment should be avoided if
possible. M-DCPS encourages the use of recycled materials and
products. The A/E shall specify such items wherever feasible. Do not
specify woods from endangered rain forests or other environmentally
sensitive regions. Do not specify materials capable of releasing
formaldehyde, mercury, mineral spirits, or any other toxins, irritants, or
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volatile organic compounds (VOC's). Laminated plastics shall not contain
toxic adhesives.
3.
Products that are Energy Star qualified may be evaluated and presented
to M-DCPS Division of Facilities Design and Standards for consideration
and possible approval. See www.energystar.gov for description of this
EPA/DOE initiative that applies to some windows, doors, roofs,
appliances, water coolers, and lighting items.
4.
The design of a facility shall make use of Frugal Construction Standards
issued by SMART Schools Clearinghouse, except as noted in M-DCPS
Design Standards.
5.
To the greatest extent possible the A/E shall develop a compact building
footprint and provide the largest possible open/green areas for use as play
fields and for future building expansion.
6.
In renovations and remodeling, consult with the school’s Administrative
Staff to consider retaining items having historic value.
7.
The (NIC) FF&E list identifies the furniture, fixtures and equipment
supplied by M-DCPS. The A/E shall develop a comprehensive layout plan
that contains all In-Contract (IC) and Not In-Contract (NIC) FF&E items.
This layout shall provide and be coordinated with all utility requirements
serving these items. A copy of the layout, at 1/4 inch = 1 foot scale, shall
be provided to M-DCPS for their review and approval no later than at
Phase II Design Review. All electrical, systems, and plumbing drawings
shall be checked and coordinated with the FF&E Plans during the Phase
Matrix Review Meetings.
8.
Deviations from M-DCPS Design Standards during design or construction
require proper justification in writing to M-DCPS Facilities Design and
Standards for review and possible written acceptance prior to
implementation. The A/E shall submit to the M-DCPS Project Manager at
each design Phase, a letter certifying that the design documents comply
with M-DCPS Design Standards. Any previously approved deviation or
substitution shall be identified in this letter from the A/E.
9.
All requests for substitutions, “approved equals”, or deviations from MDCPS Design Standards, shall first be reviewed by the Architect of Record
and the Design Criteria Professional, when applicable. All requests shall
include a detailed written justification, containing benefits to the District
and the cost differential. All requests shall be submitted with the
appropriate form to the M-DCPS Project Manager for review and possible
written approval by the M-DCPS Maintenance - Facilities Operation and
the Division of Facilities Design and Standards. The response shall be
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generated within 14 days of the substitution request being delivered to the
Division of Facilities Design and Standards.
10.
Prior to beginning design, the Architect/Engineer (A/E) shall meet with MDCPS Division of Facilities Design and Standards to obtain all updated
Master Specification Guideline sections. These sections shall replace or
complement the sections from the 2004 Master Specification Guideline.
11.
The Project Architect/Engineer (A/E), and not M-DCPS, prepares the
Specifications for each project. The A/E is required to edit the Master
Specification Guidelines, (M-DCPS Spec Guide) provided to them by MDCPS so that it is project specific. These guidelines contain requirements
mandated by M-DCPS that are not found in commercial master
specification texts or in specifications used in ordinary commercial and
residential construction. M-DCPS specification guidelines contain
numerous requirements that are essential to the M-DCPS instructional,
administrative, maintenance and custodial operations. In editing the
guidelines, it is incumbent upon the A/E to retain special M-DCPS
requirements. When in doubt as to how to edit, contact M-DCPS Division
of Facilities Design and Standards. The A/E shall clearly understand that
these specification guidelines are only a starting point; they must be edited
to describe each project’s scope and quality of work without deviating from
the inherent intent and essential practices of the specification guidelines,
the Design Criteria, the project Educational Specifications, and the law.
Because the guidelines provided by M-DCPS are rarely used in the same
calendar year in which they were written or updated, it is the responsibility
of each A/E design professional to conform to current code, laws and
standards, and to update references to the governing year as needed. The
number of listed products and manufacturers may be edited to no fewer
than two. The inclusion of additional products or manufacturers requires
written acceptance from M-DCPS Division of Facilities Design and
Standards.
12.
For schools that have areas that are designated as an “Enhanced
Hurricane Protection Area” EHPA, the Architect/Engineer (A/E) shall
comply with all requirements of FBC 2004 and Emergency Shelter Design
Criteria for Educational facilities, by the University of Florida for DOE. The
A/E shall also comply with the applicable requirements and details
contained in the EHPA Design Criteria prepared for M-DCPS by Spillis
Candela & Partners, Inc. dated October 1998.
13.
Designated EHPA areas within a facility shall have a FBC required “main
fire alarm panel” located in the EHPA manager’s office, (FBC 423.25.3.5).
The fire alarm panel in the EHPA manager’s office is in addition to the fire
alarm enunciator panel located in the main administration area, which is
required by the M-DCPS Design Criteria. The fire alarm panel in the
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administration area shall not be eliminated for schools that are designated
as an EHPA.
14.
For schools that have areas that are designated as an “Enhanced
Hurricane Protection Area” EHPA, the Architect/Engineer (A/E) shall
develop an “EHPA User Manual”. The User Manual shall be provided to
the school administration and maintenance staff in a hard copy and
power-point format. The Contractor shall provide training to M-DCPS
Maintenance and School Administration Staff, on the proper use of all
EHPA related systems. The training sessions shall be filmed and
developed into a training video in digital format as part of the closeout
documents. The manual and video shall describe and illustrate the
available systems, valves, equipment, etc., their location, how to use
them, as well as all of the maintenance requirements. The User Manual
and the training video shall be kept in the designated office within the
EHPA. A copy of the manual and video shall also be provided to M-DCPS
Emergency Management and the appropriate Region Maintenance Center
(RMaC) as part of the closeout documents.
15.
For schools that are designated as an EHPA, the Architect/Engineer (A/E)
shall specify that all switches, buttons and valves associated with the
available systems shall be permanently labeled and documented in the
“EHPA User Manual”.
16.
For schools that are designated as a EHPA, the Architect/Engineer (A/E)
shall specify that the contractor shall supply all of the required wrenches,
hooks and tools to properly operate all of the available EHPA systems. All
of the tools needed to operate the EHPA shall be accepted by the MDCPS Project Manager and provided in a lockable cabinet that is kept in a
secure location within the dedicated EHPA office.
17.
Designated EHPA areas within a facility shall be identified on the F.I.S.H.
drawings. The A/E shall outline the spaces within all buildings that are
designated as EHPA areas for the required submittal to the M-DCPS FISH
Department.
18.
Exterior and interior stairs shall be cast-in-place sealed concrete with
recessed full-length metal anti-slip nosing at least 3 in. wide, anchored the
full-width of each tread and landing. The nosing shall be installed aligned
with the finished edge of the concrete thread.
19.
The requirements for concrete risers for Band and Vocal classrooms have
been eliminated by M-DCPS. The electric and data outlets shall be
properly located and provided as flush floor outlets.
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20.
For new schools and major additions an In-Contract (IC) Marquee sign
shall be provided at the appropriate location. Underground electric and
data conduit shall be installed for the IC school Marquee Sign. The data
line for the sign shall terminate at a Telecommunication Closet so that it
can be programmed from a secretary station in the Administration Office.
21.
Provide a compact facility footprint and design to accommodate future
expansion by building addition or by portable classrooms, according to
program requirements and Division 13.
A. A specific area or areas next to the building shall be designated on
the site plan for future buildings or portable classrooms. Keep this
area clear of underground utilities, easements, circulation paths,
and other encroachments.
B. Areas identified for future expansion shall incorporate a design
solution with accessibility, security, utility servicing, and
control/monitoring of these areas available from the permanent
facility.
C. Provide utility stub outs for future expansion according to program
requirements and Division 13, 15 and 16.
22.
Classroom acoustics shall meet ANSI Standard S12.60-2002.
23.
A maximum Reverberation Time (RT) of 2.0 seconds is now required for
Gymnasiums. Reverberation time is measured in seconds (500/1000 Hz)
per national average requirement in mid-range frequencies. A qualified
acoustics professional, accepted by M-DCPS, shall design the acoustic
treatment for the Gymnasiums according to all acoustical requirements.
24.
Provide a 4’ x 8’ or 8’ x 8’ construction sign at all new schools and
additions prior to the start of construction. Obtain the size requirements,
sample layout and additional requirements from the M-DCPS Project
Manager.
25.
Low speed gunpowder-activated fasteners may be used for limited-uses
on M-DCPS Construction Projects. They shall not be used as the main
support for construction elements located over-head. They may be used to
fastened electrical conduits up-to 1-1/4” in diameter and miscellaneous
electrical fixtures and electrical panels. For any other usage, approval
must be obtained from M-DCPS Facilities Design and Standards on a per
project basis. In Remodeling Projects gun-powder-activated fasteners
shall not be used when the public, staff and students are in the immediate
area of construction.
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Division 1 – General Requirements
1.
Shop drawings for playground equipment shall be submitted to the MDCPS Division of Safety and Emergency Management for their review and
possible approval.
Division 2 – Site Work
1.
Safety surfaces at primary play areas and all playground equipment areas
shall be poured-in-place granulated, reclaimed rubber surface with a
geotextile sheet beneath. Synthetic grass surface over geotextile and a
poured-in-place granulated rubber bed are presently being evaluated and
may also be considered in these areas. The A/E shall submit product type
and the product specifications for review and possible approval by MDCPS Division of Facilities Design and Standards. Do not use sand for the
primary play area or the playground equipment area.
2.
Racquetball courts are no longer required for new facilities.
3.
The use of xeriscaping for all landscaped areas other then sodded playfields is now a mandatory requirement. The A/E is encouraged to develop
a design that utilizes native plant-life whenever possible. Consult the MDCPS Design Criteria (2004) for additional information about xeriscaping.
4.
The following are the new requirements for the installation of sod for
school facilities. Prior to beginning the landscape design the A/E shall
meet with M-DCPS Division of Facilities Design and Standards to obtain
the appropriate updated Master Specification Guideline sections.
A. Solid rolled sod with certified Bermuda Tifway 419, Bermuda
"Celebration” shall be provided for the all purpose PE field, football
field, soccer field, softball outfields, baseball infields and outfields
for all Senior High Schools. It shall also be specified for other
athletic specialty areas such as track and field and the areas in
between the athletic fields so that it is continuous within the athletic
field footprint. The fields shall be designed so that there are
physical barriers between the Bermuda Tifway sod and other types
of sod and landscaping so there is no migration into these areas.
B. Solid sodding of St. Augustine Floratam shall be provided for Senior
High Schools at all non-Physical Education/Athletic fields. It shall be
specified for all Elementary, ECC, K-8 and Middle School playfield
areas. It also shall be specified for general irrigated landscape
areas adjacent to buildings and parking lots for all schools.
C. Solid sodding of Bahia shall be provided at areas not considered
part of the site-landscaped areas. It shall be specified for right-ofways and anywhere that site maintenance is a major concern.
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5.
Royal palms and other palm trees that produce large falling fronds shall
not be used in designated sitting and other student gathering areas.
6.
The use of reclaimed water for irrigation purposes shall be evaluated by
the designer and presented to M-DCPS Division of Facilities Design and
Standards for consideration.
7.
The A/E shall design the irrigation systems to have an automated central
control station reporting to M-DCPS Facilities Operations – Landscape
Maintenance.
Communications
between
M-DCPS
Landscape
Maintenance and the control station shall occur on the IP Intra-network.
8.
The A/E shall submit to the Landscape Maintenance staff, (305) 995-7849,
the Landscape and Irrigation System construction documents for review
and approval. The A/E shall incorporate all of the comments from the
Landscape Maintenance staff into the Construction Documents prior to
bidding the project.
9.
The irrigation contractor shall request an inspection from M-DCPS
Facilities Maintenance Operation staff, (305) 995-7849, before the system
has been completed. The A/E shall request a Punch List Inspection from
the Landscape Maintenance staff when the project has achieved
Substantial Completion. The final operational tests for the irrigation
equipment and all irrigation zones shall be performed by the contractor
and witnessed by the A/E and the M-DCPS Landscape Maintenance staff.
10.
When providing irrigation for any playfield or athletic field area at an
existing facility the designer shall investigate with MDCPS Facilities
Maintenance Operations to determine if an existing usable pump station is
on site. This will avoid duplication of wells and pump stations. If there is no
usable pump station, then utilize one of the specified pump stations from
Hoover or approved equal for the area. The size of the pump station will
be determined by the size of the area to be irrigated.
11.
The A/E shall place fencing around the school site to utilize portions of the
buildings as the perimeter barrier to minimize the fencing around the
property. The A/E shall avoid situations where there is a double fence for
athletic fields and the perimeter fence within a few feet of the property line.
Division 3 – Concrete
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1.
The use of stained or sealed concrete for interior circulation spaces shall
be evaluated and presented to M-DCPS Division of Facilities Design and
Standards for consideration and possible approval on a per project basis.
2.
Concrete sidewalks, courtyards, exterior walkways and exterior dining
areas shall always have a broom finish and be clear-sealed. Concrete that
is not sealed is unacceptable for M-DCPS projects.
Division 4 – Masonry
Division 5 – Metals
1.
Equipment supports for rooftop mechanical and electrical equipment shall
require that the height, member sizing, and layout of each supporting
structure be designed by the equipment producer, using a registered
Florida professional engineer to calculate loads, including overturning
moment of support and superimposed equipment following ASCE 7.
Equipment producers will refer to the Master Specification Guidelines for
basic steel, corrosion protection and fabrication requirements.
2.
All handrails, posts and brackets for interior and exterior steps and stairs
shall be aluminum with an integral satin clear anodized finish, (AA
Architectural Class I, 0.7 mil or greater). Aluminum handrails shall not be
painted or organic coated under any circumstances. All exterior handrails
shall be attached to the building utilizing vandal resistant screws.
Division 6 – Wood and Plastics
1.
The A/E shall design the “Classroom Service Center” base cabinets for
the Primary Classrooms, Kindergarten Classrooms and Pre-Kindergarten
Classrooms so that the counter top height is 2’-2” AFF. The “Classroom
Service Center” base cabinets for the Intermediate Classrooms shall have
a counter top height that is 2’-6” AFF. Consult the individual Educational
Specification for additional information for the “Classroom Service
Centers”.
Division 7 – Thermal and Moisture Protection
The new Design Criteria and Master Specification Guidelines will document
radical changes in roof design and construction. The following paragraphs
summarize many of these new requirements.
1.
Scope of Roof Assembly - The A/E shall specify that the roof assembly is
the responsibility of the roof membrane producer and the roof installer
under a 20-year special warranty. The roof assembly is everything above
the structural roof deck including the downspouts and rain-leaders.
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2.
All wood shall be eliminated from the roof assembly. Instead of wood all
blocking shall be made of galvanized steel of constant thickness
throughout. The galvanized steel blocking allows for torch application of
the roofing instead of hot mopping. This will eliminate messy kettles,
bitumen at temperatures that are too low and asphalt spills on new
masonry and tilt-up walls.
3.
Prior to issuance for bidding or negotiation, the roofing specifications and
details shall be reviewed by the M-DCPS Division of Roofing for approval.
All of the required submittals shall also be reviewed and approved by the
Division of Roofing prior to acceptance by the A/E.
4.
The insulation shall be lightweight insulating concrete. The lightweight
concrete shall be made from cellular or lightweight aggregate over styrene
board, held where possible to a uniform thickness that will give an R-value
of at least 19.0. Isocyanurate or other board insulation assemblies will not
be allowed. The insulation must slope at least ¼ in/ft to scuppers, with
crickets at every impediment. The placement of the insulation must assure
that there will be no ponding before the roofing installation proceeds. The
approved lightweight insulating concrete manufacturers are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Concrecel International (Concrecel)
Elastizell (Cellular and Hybrid)
Cellcore
Cellular Concrete (Mearlcrete)
Siplast (Insulcel, NVS, and Zonocel)
5.
The perimeter of the lightweight insulating concrete on styrene roof
insulation will be encapsulated in 16-gage galvanized steel, securely
bolted to the structural deck against uplift.
6.
The roofing membrane shall consist at a minimum of a base sheet and 2ply, styrene butadiene styrene (SBS) modified bitumen roofing. Torched
application will be used wherever possible for the SBS modified bitumen
roofing for roof membrane and base flashings. Localized hot mopping will
only be permitted with written approval from the MDCPS Division of
Roofing. The full-modified bitumen surfacing of roof-level walls and the
wrapping of parapet wall tops are mandatory. The manufacturer shall
oversee the coordination, installation, corrections, perform periodic
inspections and maintain and repair the entire roof assembly to give
MDCPS a functioning roof assembly for 20 years. The current approved
roofing manufacturers are:
A. Firestone
B. Siplast
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C. Soprema
7.
Energy Star roofing that complies with M-DCPS Master Specifications
Guidelines and Design Criteria shall be evaluated by the A/E and
presented to M-DCPS Division of Facilities Design and Standards for
consideration and possible approval.
8.
The installed roof system shall have a minimum slope of ¼-inch per foot.
No ponding water is allowed on any roof system.
9.
Expansion joints will be properly flashed 16 gage assemblies that extend
at least 16 inches above the roof level. Galvanized steel 16-gage cant
strips will be used instead of wood or fiberglass. Where blocking and other
roof steel is visible, it shall be covered with 28 gage stainless steel fascias,
copings and other trim fabricated in the same shop that fabricates the
base metal for a good fit.
10.
Pitch pans and chem-curbs are not permitted. Stainless Steel Flashing for
Vent Stacks, extensions, and caps by SBC Industries, North Miami, FL or
approved equal shall be used for all penetration flashings.
11.
All roof penetrations shall extend a minimum of 14 inches (18 inches
minimum for mechanical supports) above the finished roof surface, even
at crickets.
12.
Scupper, gutters and downspouts shall be made of stainless steel. Copper
flashing shall be used at roof drain flanges and no lead will be permitted
anywhere. Fasteners must be removable for ease of maintenance.
13.
All base-flashing shall consist, at a minimum, of a 2-ply polyester
reinforced styrene butadiene styrene (SBS) system compatible with the
field membrane being used.
14.
Wrap and cap all parapet walls with a 2-ply, torch grade, polyester
reinforced, styrene butadiene styrene (SBS) modified system compatible
with the field membrane being used. The parapet wall shall be primed
prior to installation of the wall flashing.
15.
Picture frame the inside and outside of all working and overflow scuppers.
Install sealant throughout prior to installing the collector head. At tilt-up
wall construction, no roof scupper shall be placed at a tilt-wall panel joint.
16.
Gutters shall have rollover straps installed at 30-inches on center. Joints
shall be soldered. Liquid gutter seal is not allowed.
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17.
Wood nailers are not allowed in the roof assembly at perimeter edge,
expansion joints, coping, curbs, cants, etc. Use Alternative Roof Blocking
(ARBS), 16-gauge galvanized metal or approved equal.
18.
Tilt-up walls along low to high roof transition shall not have the decorative
reveal. The tilt-wall panel joints shall be covered with a stainless steel
metal plate.
19.
All fasteners used shall be removable – exposed fasteners shall have
grommetted washers.
20.
Traffic pads shall be installed at all ladder landings, all sides of all
equipment, three sides of all roof hatches and any other item that may
require maintenance.
21.
Ensure equipment (pipes, curbs, stands, roof jacks, lightning protection
penetrations, hatches) maintain a minimum 24-inch distance from walls
and other penetrations.
22.
Roof assembly edge guards shall be provided at rooftop equipment that is
closer than 10 feet from the edge of the roof. Whenever possible the roof
top equipment should be placed more than 10 feet from the edge of the
roof to avoid the edge guards. The edge guards must be engineered by
the A/E of record firmly anchored to the structural and flashed. The edge
guards should be anchored to the structure at the building fascia in lieu of
anchoring through the roof membrane whenever possible.
23.
Penetrations through the roof shall be kept at a minimum wherever
possible. Lightning protection penetrations shall be placed in the wall
through the parapet flashing and not in the field of the roof.
24.
Equipment curbs shall be prefabricated and installed on the structural
deck so as to meet the minimum height above the finished roof surface
required by the Florida Building Code (FBC) and M-DCPS Division of
Roofing requirements.
25.
Use of lead flashing is not allowed anywhere in the roof system assembly.
At the drains, use 16 ounce, 30-inch by 30-inch, malleable copper
flashing. At penetrations, use stainless steel SBC flashing or equal.
26.
Roof hatches shall be installed so the lift handle is located on the ladder
side of the hatch.
27.
All curbs shall have a ½-inch per foot cricket on the upside slope of the
curb.
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28.
Provide downspouts for rainwater disposal from the roof. Provide gutters
and downspouts at the edge of the roof perimeter. Built-in gutters behind
parapets and parapet top gutters are not allowed. Interior drains are not
permitted unless approved by M-DCPS Division of Facilities Design and
Standards on a per project basis.
29.
For multistory buildings downspouts shall be stainless steel from the roof
down to 9 feet above grade. The stainless steel downspouts shall enter
into schedule 80 PVC downspouts 9 feet above grade. The downspout
shall be connected to an underground drainage system sized to meet the
rainwater requirements from all of the roof decks. Clean-out provisions
shall be provided at the location where the downspout is connected to the
underground drainage system. Offset the downspout a minimum of 12inches from any vertical joint which may require maintenance. The
downspouts are to be held to the building by bolted stainless steel straps
at 4’-0” on center. The downspouts shall receive an elastomeric coating
that matches the wall color of the building. The downspout is only
permitted to discharge onto the ground surface at existing facilities that
have no existing underground drainage system. If there is no underground
system the downspout shall have a 45-degree angle at the bottom and it
shall discharge to a poured in-place concrete pad. Should it discharge to
another roof surface, it shall discharge to a pre-cast splash block set on a
traffic pad or salvage sheet. Do not use ductile iron for the downspouts.
30.
Fixed external transfer ladders are allowed between roof decks only when
approved on a per condition basis by M-DCPS Division of Facilities Design
and Standards. They shall not be anchored to the roof deck nor shall they
rest on the roof surface. The lowest ladder anchor shall be at least 18
inches above the roof surface. The transfer ladders shall extend down
both sides of the parapet that separates the two roofs whether the roofs
are at different levels or the same. The ladder shall terminate 1 foot above
the roof surface. At the roof surface below the termination of each ladder,
a walkway pad shall be provided that is large enough for setting down
tools and allow the user to get on or off the ladder. The transfer ladder
shall have a platform at the point of transfer over the top of the parapet
large enough to set down tools and allow the user to pass over
unencumbered to the opposite side.
Division 8 – Doors and Windows
1.
Vision panels shall be provided in classroom doors only when required by
code or special programs as identified by M-DCPS. Do not provide vision
panels in classroom doors if they are not required.
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2.
Doorframes for masonry, concrete and tilt-wall construction shall be bolted
and grout filled in-place. This applies to all doorframes except those at
metal stud partitions. Doorframes at metal stud partitions shall be grout
filled but are not required to be filled in place. Double metal studs shall be
installed around the opening for all drywall partitions to secure the door.
3.
Exterior door transoms and sidelights are now allowed for all projects. The
transoms and sidelights shall be impact-resistant glass units that meet all
of the requirements for impact-resistant windows. When exterior door
transoms and sidelights are utilized, the A/E shall submit the proposed
manufacturer/window type, with specifications, for review and possible
approval by M-DCPS Division of Facilities Design and Standards.
4.
All doors to occupied spaces that swing into a circulation corridor shall be
recessed the full width of the door panel. There shall be no exceptions to
this requirement.
5.
Provide surface mounted exit devices at locations as defined in the MDCPS Design Criteria.
6.
Provide Cylinder Dogging (CD) on non-fire rated exit devices. Cylinder
dogging uses a regular key cylinder keyed to the school master key
system instead of the common hex dogging key.
7.
Heavy-duty aluminum storefront and entrances are now allowed for all MDCPS projects. The locations for the aluminum storefront and entrances
must be approved by M-DCPS Division of Facilities Design and Standards
on a per situation basis. The following are mandatory requirements for
lites and doors up to 3x9 feet, 4x7 feet or 25-30 SF with frames no less
than 4-1/2 inch deep:
A. The aluminum thickness for framing members shall be no less then
0.125 inch.
B. The aluminum finish shall be AAMA 2605 PVDF coating, not
powdercoat or anodized.
C. The entrance doors shall swing out with a gasketed threshold, not a
saddle.
D. Storefront and entrance assembly with current Miami-Dade BCCO
NOA shall be used.
E. The storefront and entrance assembly shall have wind pressure
resistance at least 100 PSF ± both negative and positive pressure.
F. The storefront and entrance assembly shall have large and small
missile impact rating.
G. The entrance doors shall have an air intrusion less than 0.8
cf/min/ft2 @ 6.24 PSF.
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H. The storefront and entrance doors shall have no water intrusion at
15.0 PSF as per ASTM E331.
I. All entrance doors must pass AAMA 1302.5 forced entry test as
well as the Miami-Dade test.
J. The entrance door hardware shall be selected from sources
acceptable to MDCPS Lock Division, with 3-point door locking,
closers with proven long service life, and solid brass or stainless
steel hinges.
K. Impact-resistant glazing shall be used equal to or of higher quality
than the quality specified for impact-resistant windows in the
project.
8.
Impact-resistant glazed window units are now permitted for all projects.
Metal louvered windows may still be specified for schools when
appropriate. The use of either window type needs to be studied by the A/E
and approved by M-DCPS Division of Facilities Design and Standards on
a per situation basis. The A/E shall submit the proposed impact-resistant
window unit manufacturer and window type, with specifications, for review
and possible approval by M-DCPS Division of Facilities Design and
Standards. The A/E should strive to design window units that are standard
architectural sizes for ease of replacement whenever possible. The A/E
should minimize the use of decorative, unusually shaped, fixed units such
as octagon shaped and porthole windows. The following are mandatory
requirements for the impact-resistant glazed window units:
A. The impact-resistant windows shall be aluminum with a minimum ¾
inch wide aluminum flange that runs around 100% of the perimeter.
It is mandatory that the unit shall be set in a full bed of sealant
against the ¾”lip in the concrete or masonry opening, (See the
window sill detail contained in the M-DCPS Design Criteria
Appendix).
B. The aluminum finish shall be AAMA 2605 PVDF coating, not
powdercoat or anodized finished.
C. The window unit shall be glazed and assembled in a factory; not
built on site. All fastening holes shall be shop-drilled to follow the
NOA; not measured in the field.
D. Impact-resistant windows with current Miami-Dade BCCO NOA
shall be used.
E. The window unit shall have wind pressure resistance at least 100
PSF ± both negative and positive pressure.
F. Impact-resistant windows shall have large and small missile impact
rating.
G. Impact-resistant windows shall have an air intrusion less than 0.8
cf/min/ft2 @ 6.24 PSF.
H. Impact-resistant windows must pass AAMA 1302.5 forced entry test
as well as the Miami-Dade test.
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I. Outward projecting window types cannot swing out into any
circulation path. Inward projecting hopper units are not to be used.
9.
When non-louvered windows are used, commercial grade roller shades
shall be provided for all units. The shades shall be vinyl-coated fiberglass
reinforced, room darkening shade with clutch. The A/E shall submit
product type and the specification for review and possible approval by MDCPS Facilities Design and Standards.
10.
A “Window Field Leak Test” shall be conducted at no cost to M-DCPS, by
the Contractor and window installer with the A/E and the M-DCPS Project
Manager present. The “Window Field Leak Test” sequence that shall be
conducted as follows:
A. The test shall be performed after the first factory-glazed operable
window assembly has been installed at the site. The window
assembly shall follow all of the requirements in the Contract
Documents. After the assembly has been approved and met all of
the requirements for the “Window Field Leak Test”, it shall be used
as the “standard” window mock-up”.
B. The goal is to determine, as early as possible, if the installation is
being done correctly and to let the installer apply what is learned to
succeeding window installations. The test will identify leaking within
the window and leaking between the window and the surrounding
construction. An outside consultant or an M-DCPS Test Lab is not
required to conduct the test. The contractor and the installer shall
conduct the Window Field Leak Test. The A/E and M-DCPS Project
Manager will witness and report the test results. A hose and a
nozzle shall be utilized to conduct the test.
C. The contractor shall conduct the test and as many re-tests of the
initial window assembly as needed, until a leak-free installation is
attained. After the 2nd failed test, the contractor may be backcharged for all tests, at the discretion of M-DCPS Project Manager.
D. At the start of the test the glazed window assembly shall have been
shimmed and fastened in the opening over blocking bedded in
sealant as required by the window specifications. The flange at the
perimeter of the window frame shall be set in a full bed of sealant.
All interior finishes, such as the gypsum board and window stool,
shall not yet have been installed against the window frame so that
all water intrusions can be identified
E. A representative from the Contractor, window installer, window
producer, M-DCPS Project Manager, and the A/E shall be present
during the testing. The Contractor or window installer shall operate
the hose nozzle for the testing.
F. The test will be performed in two 5-minute phases with a brief
conference between phases. A 5/8-inch garden hose and straight,
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adjustable brass nozzle shall be used for the test. Set the nozzle to
produce an 8 in. to 10 in. diameter pattern at an 8 ft to 10 ft
distance from the window. Ascertain and note the water pressure
where water from a public source enters the hose, preferably 45
PSI to 55 PSI. If a permanent water source is not available at the
time that the test needs to be conducted the contractor shall supply
equipment to achieve the required 45 PSI to 55 PSI. The contractor
shall spray water against the window while the M-DCPS PM
instructs the nozzle holder. The A/E shall observe and note any
leaks or other signs of water intrusion at the interior side of the
window. Other parties may observe the testing.
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For two minutes, spray the perimeter of the window opening,
moving slowly, for 2 circuits, directing slightly more than half of
the hose stream just within the window perimeter.
For one minute, spray the joints within the window opening,
moving slowly along the vent joints, and the mullion or muntin
joints.
For one minute make another circuit around the perimeter and
along all joints.
Shut off the nozzle while the MDCPS PM and the A/E confer in
presence of other parties to review what the test has revealed. If
the test is inconclusive it shall be repeated.
G. The test shall be adjusted to meet the actual window size. The test
procedure above is designed for window assemblies/units that are
24 ft2 to 40 ft2. When the window is less than 24 ft2, reduce the 2
minutes to 1-1/2 minutes, and 1 minute to 45 seconds. If the
window is 40 ft2 to 70 ft2, expand 2 minutes to 3 minutes, and 1
minute to 1-1/2 minutes. If the window is 70 ft2 to 120 ft2, expand
the time to 3-1/2 minutes, and 1-3/4 minutes.
H. If the mock-up window unit allows any water penetration the
contractor shall remove the unit completely and re-install the entire
window assembly again at no cost to M-DCPS. The Window Field
Leak Test shall be repeated as many times as required to produce
a water intrusion free result as determined by all parties.
I. The mock-up must prevent any and all water intrusion before the
installation of the remaining windows is permitted to continue. The
“Window Field Leak Test” shall continue when all of the window
installations have been completed for a building elevation or section
of a building. The A/E shall select 10% of the total window area
from each building section or elevation to conduct the Window Field
Leak Test. The 10% selected shall represent window assembles
from all of the floors and locations within the test zone. All of the
procedures detailed above shall be followed when testing each
window assembly selected by the A/E.
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Division 9 – Finishes
1.
Utilize carpet tiles such as Interface “Academic” or approved equal in lieu
of broadloom carpet in spaces where carpet is required. The A/E shall
submit product type and the specification for review and possible approval
by M-DCPS Division of Facilities Design and Standards.
2.
When existing carpeting is being replaced the installer shall send all of the
old carpeting materials to a recycling plant. Do not send the old carpet to a
landfill.
3.
Linoleum tile and linoleum sheet flooring are acceptable in lieu of vinyl
composite tile in spaces where VCT is required. The A/E shall submit
product type and the specification for review and possible approval by MDCPS Division of Facilities Design and Standards.
4.
Quartz tile flooring such as Rikett quart tile by Knight Premium or
approved equal is acceptable in lieu of vinyl composite tile in spaces
where VCT is required. The A/E shall submit product type and the
specification for review and possible approval by M-DCPS Division of
Facilities Design and Standards.
5.
In all group toilet rooms and Cafeteria kitchens, ceramic wall tile shall
extend from the floor to the finished ceiling.
6.
Provide all interior student corridors with a porcelain tile wainscot from the
floor to a minimum height of 4’-4” AFF
7.
Paperless gypsum board with glass fiber or other inorganic, mold-resistant
facings shall be specified. Do not use paper-faced gypsum board.
8.
Provide a 5/8” impact/abuse-resistant, mold/moisture-resistant gypsum
board in all student-occupied spaces and student occupied interior
corridors. Non-impact/resistant gypsum board may be used for interior
partitions in non-student occupied spaces. These areas include the
administration area, student services area, teachers lounge, and the
media center.
9.
It is acceptable to utilize metal stud partitions with 5/8” impact/abuseresistant, mold/moisture-resistant gypsum board for communications and
electrical rooms. Concrete masonry unit (CMU) or tilt-wall partitions shall
be used for all mechanical rooms since they contain noise producing
equipment and water and moisture is present.
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10.
Prefabricated metal or plastic stucco reveals are not allowed. Strike only
the final stucco coat to achieve score patterns. Do not strike through the
first stucco coat. Horizontal reveals should be minimized. Slope the
bottom edge of horizontal score lines at least 5% to shed water.
11.
The use of an exposed-structure as a ceiling for instructional areas is not
allowed without prior written approval from M-DCPS Division of Facilities
Design and Standards.
12.
The use of low VOC paint shall be evaluated and considered for all interior
spaces. The product specifications shall be submitted to the M-DCPS
Paint Department for review and approval at Maintenance Operations Paint Department, 12525 NW 28th Avenue, Miami, FL 33167.
Division 10 – Specialties
1.
The A/E shall specify the mounting heights (above finish floor) for all
instructional boards, so that the writing surface, not the bottom of the
frame, meets the following requirements:
A.
B.
C.
D.
2.
2’-4” at pre-K through 3rd grade
2’-6” at 4th grade and 5th grade
2’-9” at middle school and high school
3’-0” at staff areas
For Postal Service (USPS) deliveries, provide a drop box for all new
facilities with an embedded base anchorage and with components,
installation, and location complying with USPS requirements. The drop
box shall be purchased from “Postal Products Unlimited”, (Division of
American Postal Manufacturing, Inc.), “Relay Collection Box with pedestal
– Model N1014184”. The USPS does not accept any other drop box so
there shall not be any substitutions allowed. The mailbox shall not have
any slots. The access to the mailbox shall be gained through key
operation only. Two types of lock hardware shall be required:
A. Arrow lock hardware for Post Office use.
B. Other lock hardware for use by the school administration.
Division 11 – Equipment
All of the requirements listed below in Division 11 are associated with the
Cafeteria Kitchen and the supporting spaces for the kitchen. Many of the
requirements are not actually equipment but are included in this division for the
purpose of grouping related items.
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1.
In the Cafeteria Laundry Room, provide one (1) in-contract (IC) residential
washing machine and electric clothes dryer (or stacked washing/dryer
unit) in accordance with the Educational Specifications. Under the washer
and dryer, provide a raised concrete housekeeping pad with the same
floor finish, (including the sides) as the laundry room.
2.
In the Cafeteria Laundry Room provide fully assembled multi-tier lockers
with six compartments with catch door pull/pad locks. Each single unit to
be approximately 12”W x 18”D x 78”H. Verify with the project’s
Educational Specifications for exact quantity of lockers required.
3.
The walk-in cooler and freezer shall have an interior and exterior 0.040inch aluminum skin, embossed to a stucco-like profile and finished with
enamel on the finish side. Heat strips shall be furnished around the cooler
and freezer doors. The cooler and freezer doors shall be provided with
view windows and 30-inch high diamond-pattern aluminum kick-plate from
side to side on both sides. An air-curtain shall be furnished at the cooler
door. The cooler and freezer shall have a quarry tile floor installed on site,
flush with the kitchen quarry tile flooring. The concrete slab shall be
recessed to accomplish the flush quarry tile installation. The cooler and
freezer shall have a heavy sheet of aluminum above the flooring
insulation, appropriately recessed to receive the quarry tile.
4.
Provide at all Point of Sale (POS) cash register locations the required
electrical and data outlets (network drops). At all interior serving bays, the
POS data and electrical outlets shall be supplied from the floor and must
be “stubbed-up” at least one foot above the finished floor. Locate these
data and electrical outlets underneath each cashier station so that
students or employees cannot trip or kick them.
5.
The Food Service Manager’s office shall have a minimum of two network
drops for a computer and printer in addition to the fax and phone lines.
The network drops should be wired to the nearest telecommunications
closet.
6.
The A/E shall coordinate with M-DCPS ITS personnel, the design layout
for all data conduits and boxes located within the food service area. Note
that all data conduits and outlets are in-contract (IC) and all data wiring will
be installed by M-DCPS. As a general guideline use the following
specifications for data:
A. If the distance from the POS location to the Food Service
Manager’s office is 250 feet or less, the POS shall be wired directly
to the Food Service Manager’s office.
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B. If the distance from the POS location to the Food Service
Manager’s office is greater than 250 feet, the POS shall be wired to
the nearest Telecommunications closet.
7.
Provide a telephone bell in the Cafeteria Kitchen outside the Food Service
Manager’s office that is loud enough to be heard during the production
and service periods.
8.
Provide the Food Service Manager’s office one (1) pass-through sliding
glass window 3'-0" wide x 3'-0" high 3'-6" AFF. The window shall open
directly into the Dining area and shall be lockable from inside the office.
9.
The AC remote control shall be provided to the Food Service Manager for
the independent, after-hours A/C unit for the Kitchen Dry Storage Room.
10.
Where Cafeteria Kitchen projects specify roll-thru heated and refrigerated
equipment behind the serving area, the designer shall allow for adequate
space to open the doors and remove pans without impeding the circulation
and creating a potential safety hazard.
11.
A doorbell shall be provided adjacent to the exterior door into the Kitchen
Receiving area that is loud enough to be heard during the production and
service periods. The exterior door at the Receiving area shall also be
provided with a peephole, door sweep and weather strip.
12.
The in-contract (IC) icemaker shall be equipped with a water filter. The ice
maker production capacities for the Cafeteria Kitchens are as follow:
A.
B.
C.
D.
PLC/ECC
MLC
Elementary
Middle, K-8 and Senior
- 200 lbs
- 400 lbs
- 500 lbs
- 750 lbs
13.
The Cafeteria Kitchen designer shall replace the fryer units from the 2004
Design Criteria with moisture plus double stack ovens.
14.
In addition to a utensil rack, the Cafeteria Kitchen designer shall provide
an “under” and “over” shelf on all stainless steel worktables that contain a
sink.
15.
Channel mount the utensil/pot rack to the two-compartment and threecompartment sinks in lieu of wall mounting the rack. The utensil/pot rack
shall be installed at a height that is practical for the average 5’-5” food
service employee.
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16.
The Cafeteria Kitchen designer shall specify that the contractor is to keep
all stainless steel equipment tables, sink tables and serving lines
completely covered and protected to avoid scratches from tools and
machinery during construction. The contractor shall buff out any scratches
prior to Substantial Completion.
17.
The Cafeteria Kitchen designer shall specify foot pedal operated hand
sinks in lieu of electric or battery operated hand sinks.
18.
The Cafeteria Kitchen designer shall specify paper towel and soap
dispensers at all hand sinks.
19.
The Cafeteria Kitchen designer shall specify that all paint, plaster and
stains are to be removed from the quarry tile floors and baseboard in the
food service areas prior to Substantial Completion.
20.
The Cafeteria Kitchen designer shall specify that the floor area under the
serving lines and roll-thru heated/refrigerated units shall be level.
21.
The Cafeteria Kitchen designer shall specify that floor drains be placed so
that water does not pond in any area. The designer shall require that a
“flood test” be performed to assure that there is no ponding. All stub-ups
and floor drains must be placed and installed so that they are not a trip
hazard.
22.
Proper curbing shall be specified around all stub ups and floor mounted
electric and data boxes in the food service areas.
23.
The Cafeteria Kitchen designer shall specify that the contractor is to
provide all of the keys for the drawers and all the equipment manuals for
the Food Service Manager when the project achieves Substantial
Completion.
24.
The Cafeteria Kitchen designer shall specify that the serving lines will
contain heated sections under the hot wells and refrigerated sections
under the frost top and cold pans. A dome cover with integral handle shall
be installed for each hot well section.
25.
The kitchen hood shall be designed so that the fresh air in-take does not
blow directly onto the user when they are standing in front of the hood.
Division 12 – Furnishings
1.
Provide four (4) permanently mounted 20’-0” long, 5-row aluminum
bleachers at an appropriate location along the outside perimeter of the
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track/football field. Provide a concrete pad for each bleacher and
continuous sidewalks for ADA accessibility.
2.
Auditorium seating shall have cast iron, aluminum, or 14 gauge steel
stanchions. Seat shall have steel pan with dual hinge system. Tablet arms
are only required in every other seat in the first five rows. A 5-year
manufacturers warranty shall be provided.
3.
Code required aisle lighting shall be provided in a cost-effective manner.
The light source must be located at the aisle not in the ceiling. Strip
lighting recessed into the concrete slab is not permitted.
Division 13 – Special Construction
1.
Interactive whiteboards and ceiling mounted digital projectors will be
provided in all instructional spaces. The A/E shall provide the necessary
communications conduits and electrical outlets to support the installation
of these not-in-contract (NIC) items. Prior to beginning design, the
Architect/Engineer (A/E) shall meet with the M-DCPS Division of Facilities
Design and Standards to obtain all of the current requirements for this
installation.
2.
When an interactive whiteboard and ceiling mounted projector is provided
in an instructional space, the TV together with its supporting bracket and
the electrical outlet serving this device shall be eliminated. The cable
outlet shall remain, but it shall be relocated adjacent to the Instructor’s
Technology Center
3.
In large Cafetoriums provide necessary power and data conduits to
support the installation of two in-contract (IC) electric screens and two notin-contract (NIC) ceiling mounted digital projectors. Confirm this
requirement with M-DCPS Division Facilities Design and Standards on a
per project basis.
4.
The Antenna tower shall be of sufficient height to provide line of sight
signals from the M-DCPS transmitter. Antenna requirements (height, type,
location, design, etc.) shall be reviewed for acceptance by M-DCPS Media
Programming - Field Engineering Office (786) 275-0808. The use of a
metal monopole antenna tower may be used. In no case shall the height
of the tower be less than 125’ above grade.
The next group of items for Division 13 are requirements developed by M-DCPS
Information Technology Services (ITS). The A/E shall comply with all of the new
Design Standards for ITS. Prior to beginning the design the A/E shall meet with
M-DCPS Division of Facilities Design and Standards to obtain the appropriate
updated Master Specification Guideline sections.
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5.
The Main Communication Closet (MCC), which was previously labeled the
Main Telephone/Communications Room, and all Satellite Wiring Closets
shall be air-conditioned spaces. The MCC shall be provided with a
supplemental HVAC system for regulating temperature and relative
humidity requirements for after-hour use. The A/E shall consult the MDCPS Design Standards for additional requirements for the
communication closets.
6.
The flooring for all Main Communications Closet (MCC) and Satellite
Wiring Closets shall be finished prior to the installation of any equipment
so that they are ready to receive all of the communications equipment.
The floor shall be finished with pigmented concrete sealer or pigmented
concrete stain. The floors for these rooms shall not be left as an unsealed
concrete slab.
7.
The Main Communications Closet (MCC) and Satellite Wiring Closets
shall have clear unobstructed ceilings. Ductwork, piping, etc. for other
rooms is not permitted to run through the closets.
8.
An additional dedicated ground bar for the telephone system shall be
provided in the MCC.
9.
In addition to the dedicated 120V outlets for the voice/data systems in the
MCC, two separate dedicated 240V 30 Amp circuits with L6-30 outlets
(lockable) shall be provided. The exact location within the MCC shall be
determined by M-DCPS Information Technology Services (ITS). Contact
the ITS Department at (305) 995-3332 for additional information.
10.
The conduits provided for AT&T/Bellsouth in the MCC shall be installed in
the lower left corner of the wall selected by the A/E. The conduits shall
terminate at the property line at a location that is agreed to by AT&T and
A/E. The conduits shall end in a 24” x 36” x 30” traffic rated hand hole.
The location and installation shall be coordinated with AT&T/Bellsouth.
11.
All communication conduits shall be provided with properly identified pullstrings that are of adequate length.
12.
Ground conductors shall utilize their own dedicated conduits and not
share any of the telecommunication conduits, cable trays or raceways.
13.
The A/E shall clearly identify the location of the dialer for all fire alarm,
security and card access panels on the construction drawings.
14.
The A/E shall provide a ¾” conduit homerun back to the nearest
communication closet for each floor mounted data outlet. It is not
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acceptable to “daisy-chain” the floor-mounted outlets, since the wiring will
not fit in the conduits.
15.
The A/E shall provide a system of “homerun” conduits (minimum ¾”
diameter) to provide wireless connectivity throughout all buildings,
including specific areas such as the Administration, Media Center,
Cafeteria/Cafetorium, Auditorium and all open courtyard areas. The
location of the raceways shall be determined by M-DCPS Information
Technology Services (ITS) during Phase III of the design.
16.
The A/E shall provide a dedicated cable tray for sole use by M-DCPS
Information Technology Services (ITS). The dedicated cable tray shall be
provided in each building leading from each communication closet and
running the entire length of the corridors. Under no circumstances shall
the Contractor use this cable tray for placement of in-contract wiring.
The next group of items for Division 13 is new requirements for the Security
Camera System (SCS). The A/E shall comply with all of the new Design
Standards for the SCS. Prior to beginning the design for the System the A/E shall
meet with M-DCPS Division of Facilities Design and Standards to obtain the
appropriate updated Master Specification Guideline sections.
17.
Provide the required provisions for a not-in-contract (NIC) security camera
system (SCS) with a minimum number of camera locations as follows:
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
Primary Learning Centers:
Early Childhood Centers:
Elementary Schools:
K-8 Centers:
Middle Schools:
Senior High Schools:
Additions & Modular Buildings:
12
20
48
64
64
120
Quantities will vary depending on
the projects scope
Note: Quantities indicated above are approximate and will vary depending
on the scope of work and design solution for the facility. The location and
camera quantities shall be coordinated with the M-DCPS Police, Region
Office, Principal, and the M-DCPS Capital Task Force, prior to bidding.
The location and camera quantities shall be reviewed and approved by MDCPS during the Phase III review.
18.
The SCS Control Room shall be a minimum of 8’ wide x 12’ long. The
room finishes shall be the same as that of a typical Administration office.
Designate an 8’-0” wide wall area, from floor to ceiling, to accommodate
security camera racks, and other wall mounted equipment. The main
distribution frame (MDF) shall be located in the SCS Control Room. The
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SCS Control Room shall be a secure, lockable room with no windows or
vision panels. It shall be provided with a supplemental HVAC system in
order to maintain a temperature of 75 degrees F. and a relative humidity of
60 percent for after-hour use.
19.
At each intermediate distribution frame (IDF) location, provide a 4’-0” wide
dedicated wall area, from floor to ceiling, with a 5’-0” clearance to
accommodate security camera racks and other wall mounted equipment.
It is desirable but not mandatory to provide 24-hour A/C for the IDF.
20.
One (1) 1-½ “ diameter conduit shall be provided from the SCS Control
Room/MDF to the School’s Administration Server Room installed near the
network equipment area; no conduilets are to be used.
21.
One (1) 1 ½ “ diameter conduit shall be provided from the SCS Control
Room/MDF to the School’s Main Server Room installed near the network
equipment area; no conduilets are to be used. Note: If the School’s
Administration Server Room is the Main Server Room, then one (1) 2”
diameter conduit shall be provided.
22.
A voice landline shall be provided for the SCS Control Room/MDF.
23.
When a pole mounted camera is required, provide a minimum of two (2) 1”
diameter conduits terminating at two (2) separate brooks boxes within 3’0” of the pole. The conduits shall be run up the pole a minimum height of
14’-0” from the finished grade, and be terminated at two (2) 6”X 6” Nema4R junction boxes.
24.
Each electrical panel supplying voltage to the SCS shall be protected by a
panel Transient Voltage Surge Suppression (TVSS), providing protection
for each electrical phase.
25.
At the SCS Control Room, provide two (2) 120V duplex (TVSS) 20 amp
dedicated receptacles for each group of sixteen (16) security cameras
allocated for the facility. All receptacles shall be installed on the same wall
and group together.
26.
At the SCS Control Room, provide three dedicated 20 amp circuits. Each
circuit shall have two 120V duplex (TVSS) receptacles. One additional
dedicated circuit shall be added for each additional group of thirty-two (32)
security cameras allocated for the facility. All receptacles shall be installed
on the same wall as the video display rack and grouped together.
27.
All conduits for the SCS shall be a minimum of ¾”.
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28.
If cable trays are installed, a conduit path shall be provided to the cable
tray for the SCS cabling for all non-plenum rated ceilings.
The next group of items for Division 13 are the new requirements for the Card
Access Control System. The A/E shall comply with all of the new Design
Standards for the Card Access System. Prior to beginning the design for the
Card Access System the A/E shall meet with M-DCPS Division of Facilities
Design and Standards to obtain the appropriate updated Master Specification
Guideline sections.
29.
Provide a microprocessor card access control system in all new
construction and designated renovation projects to monitor and control
access to specific “program areas” requiring frequent after-hours access.
Coordinate the location for the card access entry point with the M-DCPS
Project Manager and the M-DCPS Lock Shop.
30.
Card access control system shall be separate from the intrusion detection
system and shall interface with the fire alarm system.
31.
Card access shall be provided for all new construction and designated
renovation projects for the following program areas:
A. Administration
B. Media Center
C. Kitchen
32.
Card access control system shall include:
A. A proximity card reader installed adjacent to the designated
entrance into the program areas. An intrusion detection keypad
shall also be located within 5 feet of each designated entrance
door.
B. All perimeter doors (both interior and exterior) leading to each of
the program areas shall be provided with magnetic locks controlled
by the card access system. An LED display panel shall be located
within 5 feet of the entrance door (designated with the intrusion
detection keypad), into each program area to monitor the condition
(open/closed) of all entrances controlled by magnetic locks within
each of the program areas.
C. Install the magnetic locks as called for in the finish hardware
specifications. The magnetic locks shall be mounted onto the doors
and doorframes. Provide a signal switch in each exit device and a
motion sensor to release the magnetic lock.
D. Provide a modem according to the manufacturer’s requirements
and compatible with DCOM.
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33.
The card access control system shall include all necessary components,
wiring for power and control to sensors, card access controls, and door
hardware items or devices required for a complete operable and fully
integrated system.
34.
Provide an uninterruptible power supply system (UPS) for the card access
control system.
35.
Refer to the door hardware sections in Division 8 for additional information
regarding the card access system.
The remaining items in Division 13 are related to the new requirements for the
Energy Management System (EMS). The A/E shall comply with all of the new
Design Standards for the EMS. Prior to beginning the design the A/E shall meet
with M-DCPS Division of Facilities Design and Standards to obtain the updated
Master Specification Guideline section for the new EMS. The following only
represents some of the new requirements, so it is imperative that the A/E obtain
the new Master Specification Guideline section to receive all of the new
information for the EMS.
36.
The Energy Management System (EMS) shall facilitate compliance with
the US Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED (Leadership in Energy and
Environment Design) for new Construction and Major Renovations
Approved 2007 Version.
37.
The A/E shall submit to the M-DCPS Project Manager and the EMS
Commissioning Engineer (EMS-CE) who will be designated by M-DCPS
for approval, a proposed “EMS Commissioning Activities List”. When the
Commissioning Activities List has been approved by the EMS-CE it shall
be incorporated into the construction documents.
38.
M-DCPS will provide an independent EMS Commissioning Engineer
(EMS-CE) to provide all of the commissioning services for the design and
construction phases of the project. The A/E shall submit to M-DCPS and
the EMS-CE the construction documents for review and approval. The A/E
shall incorporate all of the comments from the EMS-CE into the
Construction Documents prior to bidding the project.
39.
If the project has already gone into construction phase the A/E shall
submit for review a copy of the “Controls Submittal” to the EMS-CE as
soon as it is submitted for review.
40.
The controls contractor shall request a system inspection from the MDCPS Energy Programs staff and the EMS Commissioning Engineer,
before the EMS has been completed. The A/E shall request a Punch List
Inspection for the EMS from the M-DCPS Energy Programs staff and the
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EMS-CE when the project has achieved Substantial Completion. The final
operational tests for the EMS equipment shall be performed by a certified,
factory-trained technician employed by or under the direct supervision of
the EMS equipment manufacturer, and the EMS-CE.
41.
The EMS shall be microprocessor based and include the following
elements:
A. All hardware and software provided shall conform to BACnet
ASHRAE standard 135-2004 to promote interoperability between all
building subsystems. For each BACnet device, the device supplier
must provide a PICS document showing the installed device’s
compliance level. The minimum compliance that is acceptable is
Level 3; with the ability to support data read and write functionality.
All BACnet products must be approved by BTL (BACnet Testing
Lab). The physical connection of the BACnet devices shall be via
Ethernet.
B. The control system shall be supplied with a complete web enabled
package, hardware and software. The system shall support multiple
users, using standard web browsers such as “Internet Explorer”
and “Netscape”. The web server software shall operate on standard
industry PC servers. A manufacturer web-server/controller is also
acceptable. Web browser software shall be manufactured by the
control system manufacturer and shall have the same look and feel
as the operating system. Third party web software is not
acceptable. Interactive graphics shall be implemented. The web
software shall have an Interactive Graphic Interface, including
major system components and one “Virtual Override Panel” with a
3-hour timer at each zone, for after hours.
C. If an existing School has an existing Override Panel the EMS
contractor shall provide all the material, programming, cabling and
connections to upgrade and interface the new EMS with the
existing Override Panel. If the existing School does not have an
override panel the EMS contractor shall provide and install a new
“Virtual Override Panel”. The override panel provides 3 hours of
mechanical cooling each time the zone is activated. Provide one
zone per each floor for override purposes.
D. Provide an “Enhanced Hurricane Protection Area” (EHPA)
Emergency Shelter Manual Override for use by authorized on-site
staff to temporarily activate cooling, ventilation and lighting loads
controlled by the EMS. One EHPA Emergency Shelter Manual
Override shall be installed in all schools designated by MDCPS as
a Public Shelter.
E. Provide one laptop computer and the necessary software cables
interfaces and connectors to upload and download any and all type
of controllers installed by the Controls Contractor as part of the
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EMS system. They shall be delivered to the M-DCPS Energy
Programs Staff for each EMS installation for all new facilities, new
modular buildings, or EMS school system upgrades.
F. The contractor shall install the CO2 based demand-controlled
ventilation for constant volume, and variable air volume system.
When the Outside Air Unit (OAU) units are started after the
optimum start/stop program has ended, (classroom occupied
mode) the control system will start modulating the outside air
damper from a minimum to a maximum CFM, to maintain maximum
PPM in the AHU return air by reading the CO2 sensor installed in
the return for the AHU unit. At the end of the OAU time schedule
the damper will close, and modulate to maintain the maximum CO2
set-point. (The set-point levels shall comply with ASHRAE 62.12004).
G. The contractor shall provide a KW monitoring meter for the school.
The KW monitoring meter shall be located in the Administration
Office. The KW monitoring meter shall have a BACnet interface
device to provide KW real time consumption for monitoring and
load shedding programs that are controlled by the EMS.
H. The contractor shall provide two water consumption monitors for
the schools domestic water meter and the irrigation system water
meter. The water consumption monitors shall be located in the
Administration Office. The Water consumption monitor shall have a
BACnet interface.
42.
MDCPS Network Services has reserved a group of IP addresses at each
School for the Energy Management System interconnectivity as follows:
The first 4 digits are the School IP address. All communication from the
EMS system shall be done via MDCPS intranet. It is the controls
contractor responsibility to provide the conduit, CAT5 wire and
connections from the EMS controller to the network router or switch.
Phone line interfaces are not allowed.
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43.
Main EMS Address
Spare
Chiller 1
Chiller 2
Chiller 3
Spare
Spare
Critical alarms shall be sent via e-mail to the appropriate Maintenance
Regional Center, (RMaC) for the school, and to a designated maintenance
printer. Critical alarms shall include the following:
A. Chiller failure
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B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
44.
Critical energy savings related alarms shall be sent via e-mail to the
Central Monitoring Station at the School Board Administration Building
(SBAB) and to a designated printer located at the SBAB. The critical
energy savings alarms shall include the following:
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
45.
Pump failure
AHU failure
CO2 over limit
Variable Speed Drive Failure
Cooling tower water Alarm
EHPA activation
Pump Manual Override
AHU Manual Override
CO2 over Limit
Outside Air CFM out of range
Variable Speed Drive Failure
Cooling tower water Alarm
Lighting Control Panel Failure / Manual Override
EHPA activation
Occupied/unoccupied - schedules and set-points: All installed systems
shall have a programmed preliminary start/stop time schedule and,
occupied and un-occupied set points for VAV boxes AHU units and all
mechanical systems. The contractor shall not leave any mechanical
systems permanently “ON” 24/7. Override temporarily the system 24/7
only after it is approved in writing, by the M-DCPS Energy Program staff or
the M-DCPS Project Manager.
Chiller Plant Request is activated when at least one AHU unit is activated
in the building, by regular schedule or by the override panel. The chiller
manufacturer shall provide a BACnet protocol gateway to connect the
EMS system.
Note: Flow safeties, condenser and chilled water pumps, start and stop by
the internal chiller control panel.
46.
System Schedule and Set-Points: Return air CO2 maximum in all locations
set point levels shall comply with ASHRAE 62.1-2004. Program and
activate the following minimum schedules to start/stop mechanical
equipment with active set-points as follows:
A. Occupied mode AHU Classrooms;
Supply air temperature occupied set point:
55°F
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Monday
Tuesday- Friday
Saturday
Sunday & Holiday
Start at
Start at
none
none
5:00 AM
6:00 AM
8:00 PM
8:00 PM
B. Occupied mode VAV Classrooms; (OAU Schedule)
Classroom occupied cooling set point:
Classroom occupied heating set point:
Classroom unoccupied set point:
Monday –Friday
Start at
7:00 AM
Saturday
none
Sunday & Holiday none
C. Occupied mode office, common areas:
Office occupied cooling set point:
Office occupied heating set point
Office unoccupied set point:
Monday – Friday
Saturday
Sunday & Holiday
Start at
none
none
74°F
68°F
94°F
4:00 PM
74°F
68°F
94°F
5:00 AM
8:00 PM
D. Occupied mode Kitchen:
Occupied cooling set point:
Occupied heating set point:
Unoccupied set point:
Monday –Friday
Saturday
Sunday & Holiday
Start at
none
none
74°F
68°F
94°F
5:00 AM
6:00 PM
E. Emergency Shelter mode (EHPA):
Office occupied set point:
74°F
Occupied mode Shelter
Monday – Sunday 24 hours & 7days
F. Central Control Station:
•
At the M-DCPS Energy/Communications Center located at the
SBAB for continuous monitoring and programming of HVAC,
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•
•
alarms, lighting, power consumption, chiller upstart, and
creating a historical database.
PC computer with printer and color LCD monitor equal to Acer
AL 1916WABD Wide 19” shall be upgraded to the latest
hardware and software version.
Provide all necessary software and hardware components for a
fully integrated, functional system.
G. School Energy Control Station:
•
•
•
47.
PC computer with printer and color LCD monitor.
For use by the authorized on-site staff with password access
protection to temporarily monitor HVAC and lighting loads
controlled by the EMS.
To provide the “Real Time Energy” usage information on site via
touch screen or display only. LCD display equal or larger than
Acer AL2216WBD.
The control points shall include points as described in the Master
Specification Guideline section and shall include at a minimum the
following:
A. HVAC: chillers, pumps, cooling tower fans and ventilation and
exhaust fans.
B. Boiler and water heaters.
C. Interior and exterior lighting.
D. Status of the fire and intrusion alarm systems.
48.
Provide appropriate surge protection for all of the EMS equipment.
49.
Communications between M-DCPS Energy/Communications
field/unitary control processors shall occur on the IP Intra-network.
50.
Provide and install one CAT5 network cable from the EMS controller to the
nearest communication closet.
51.
Provide and install the school over-ride panel in the school administration
area within view of the Principal’s office. Installation shall be flush mounted
with a temperature display only.
52.
All ventilation fans shall be controlled through the EMS and software
interlocked with corresponding air handling units.
53.
All mechanical, electrical, janitors, storage and service rooms shall have a
motion detector lighting control.
and
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54.
All exterior lighting shall follow USGBC Schools Reference Guide Light
Pollution Credit 8 – 2007 and shall be controlled by the EMS.
A. The lighting control system shall comply with USGBC Schools
Reference Guide Lighting System Controllability – 2007.
B. The exterior corridor lighting circuits shall be controlled through the
EMS to provide two levels of illumination.
•
•
•
Full illumination shall only be energized during periods of
scheduled evening occupancy.
At all other evening hours provide reduced level of illumination
for security purposes. The reduced level of illumination shall be
in effect from sunset unless the facility is an Adult Education
Center/Community School. The illumination level shall be the
same as required for parking lots.
The exterior lighting shall be controlled with an additional
photocell sensor in series with the EMS control point by
hardware or software.
Division 14 – Conveying Systems
1.
ThyssenKrupp Elevators are no longer an approved manufacturer to be
used for M-DCPS projects.
2.
The A/E shall require in the construction documents that the elevator
manufacturer provide a separate proposal for a five-year maintenance
contract for all of the elevators for the project, along with the bid. M-DCPS
will evaluate the proposal when the project has achieved Substantial
Completion.
3.
Elevator pits shall be waterproof and designed to provide a dry pit area
that includes the following:
A. A sump pit that is 18 in.x18 in.x24 in. deep.
B. A sump pump.
C. Sump pit grating shall be galvanized steel or heavy-duty
fiberglass/polyester.
D. The floor shall be level.
E. Metal ladder, if pit is deeper than 3'0".
F. Two moisture-proof light fixtures per elevator pit.
G. One grounded duplex receptacle.
H. No PVC or plastic pipes in pit.
Division 15 – Mechanical
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1.
The use of solar water heating shall be evaluated and presented to MDCPS Division of Facilities Design and Standards for consideration and
possible approval.
2.
The use of waterless urinals shall be evaluated and presented to M-DCPS
Division of Facilities Design and Standards for consideration and possible
approval. The A/E shall submit product type and the product specifications
for review and possible approval by M-DCPS Division of Facilities Design
and Standards. If waterless urinals are provided there still needs to be
domestic water piping rough-in to the location.
3.
HVAC shall be provided to all instructional spaces and to additional areas
as required by M-DCPS Design Standards.
4.
All custodial closets for new facilities shall be a minimum of 25 S.F. and
receive a 24” x 24” floor sink. Do not use wall-mounted sinks except for an
existing custodial closet that is too small to receive the floor sink.
5.
Paint all above ground exposed fire sprinkler piping, fittings and valves
located within mechanical and electric rooms with a minimum of 10 MIL
rust proof fire protection red paint. Also paint the fire sprinkler piping,
fittings and valves in any space that has high humidity or is not an airconditioned space. Exposed fire sprinkler piping in all other occupied
spaces without a ceiling shall be painted to match the adjacent color
schemes, and shall be minimally identified as required by ANSI/ASME
A13.1-1996. When the piping is installed in a concealed above the ceiling
space, which is located over an air-conditioned room it shall not be
painted. Under no circumstance should the sprinkler heads or cover plates
be painted.
6.
All natural-gas services shall be provided to each school site by means of
one (1) common gas meter only.
7.
When using screw set fittings, they shall be stainless steel. Compression
fittings that comply with M-DCPS Design Standards shall be used when
stainless steel screw set fittings are not provided.
8.
Mechanical rooms that are adjacent to occupied spaces and that are
subject to condensation and water leaks, etc. shall receive epoxy flooring
with integral epoxy base. Do not install epoxy flooring when the
Mechanical Room is in a separate stand-alone building such as a chiller
building.
9.
Prior to the completion of the mechanical design the A/E shall test the
water source to be used for all water-based air conditioning systems.
When the supply water has a hardness content of 180 PPM or higher the
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A/E shall include a water softener system in the design. The water
softener system will typically be required for facilities located in the
southern portions of Miami-Dade County.
10.
The A/E shall specify that all Air Handling Units with speed drives shall be
installed with 3-phase monitors for protection of the motor with an
automatic restart feature, such as ICM 450 or approved equal. The 3phase monitor must monitor the main voltage and control voltage. The
phase monitor shall trip due to phase loss, phase imbalance, under
voltage and over voltage. The phase monitor safety cut off shall cut power
to the main control transformer secondary in the drive. This will drop
power to all controls and devices. They shall be set to auto-restart when
the power comes back corrected within the parameters. The phase
monitor shall automatically reset the secondary power of the control
transformer and the speed drive will automatically restart.
11.
As recommended by the cooling tower manufacturer, provide platforms
with guardrails, ladders, and safety cages necessary to access tower for
equipment maintenance, unless deletion is approved by M-DCPS
Maintenance Operations on a per condition basis.
12.
The sound generated by any outside chiller, air-cooled chiller, air-cooled
condenser, or cooling tower shall not exceed 70 dbA at a distance of 30
feet and 55 dbA at any property line.
A. A sound barrier wall with chain-link and a 3 sided masonry wall
shall surround the equipment if the dbA requirements above are
exceeded. See Division 2 for additional fencing requirements.
B. The masonry wall height shall be as tall as the top of the fan deck.
C. Locate equipment as far as possible from school buildings as well
as adjacent off-site construction.
13.
Roof top Equipment - Overturning and uplift forces on rooftop equipment
and curbs shall be calculated and designed following ASCE 7 and
approved by the Florida registered structural engineer of record for each
project. Design curbs, hold-downs and equipment casings to withstand
forces stated or implied in Roof Wind Pressure diagrams in the Contract
Documents.
14.
Equipment Curbs - Add the following to each specification section for
rooftop equipment:
A. Rooftop equipment overturning and uplift forces shall be calculated
and designed for and fabricated in all equipment casings,
equipment, hold-downs, and curbs (whether integral or loose)
following ASCE 7 and approved by the Florida registered structural
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engineer of record for each project. Design curbs, hold-downs and
equipment casings to withstand forces stated or implied in Roof
Wind Pressure diagrams in the Contract Documents.
B. Curbs - Whether integral with the equipment or separately
provided, following the requirements for properties such as height,
material, insulation, fastenings, and hold-downs as stated in the
new Master Specification Guideline for Roof Assembly Equipment
Curbs in Division 07.
The following list of items for Division 15 are the new requirements for M-DCPS
air conditioning “Cooling Sources”. The A/E shall comply with all of the new
Design Standards for the cooling sources. Prior to beginning the design the A/E
shall meet with M-DCPS Division of Facilities Design and Standards to obtain the
appropriate updated Division 15 Master Specification Guideline sections.
15.
Cooling Sources - Alternative cooling sources shall be evaluated and
determined by life cycle costs analysis with M-DCPS Division of Facilities
Design and Standards approval.
16.
An existing central refrigeration plant shall be used for a cooling source if
available for present or future use.
17.
Interconnect chillers if distance between new and existing is less than 100
feet.
18.
Total system capacity for chillers and condensers shall comply with the
following:
A.
B.
C.
D.
Up to 25 tons - Reciprocating or scroll, air-cooled
25 tons to 200 tons - Rotary, scroll air-cooled
100 tons to 800 tons - Rotary screw or centrifugal, water-cooled
800 tons and above - Centrifugal, water-cooled
19.
All chiller surfaces subject to condensation shall be provided with a
premium insulation package. The package shall result in a minimum
“Amarflex” insulation thickness of 1-1/2”.
20.
Reciprocating and scroll refrigeration compressors units shall be used for
small loads.
21.
Provide one propeller type flow measuring device per project. Provide taps
at each chiller’s chilled water and condenser side, and if not independently
piped, at each cooling tower’s condenser piping. Taps shall be provided
with sufficiently large ball valve screwed fittings and caps to be able to
introduce the flow measuring device without water spillage.
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22.
Provide each chiller with four liquid filled pressure gauges with pressure
snubbers and gauge cocks graduated in feet of water. All pressure gauges
shall be scaled to read at their midpoints. Maximum intervals shall not
exceed 2 feet of water.
23.
Packaged DX split systems with reheat coils, intertwined evaporator coils,
thermostatic expansion valves and unloading compressors may be used
for small buildings less than 10 Tons on a per condition basis when preapproved by M-DCPS Division of Facilities Design and Standards.
24.
Combination heater and refrigeration packaged units may be used at
small buildings on a per condition basis when pre-approved by M-DCPS
Division of Facilities Design and Standards.
25.
Heat pumps shall be avoided, but may be used for small individual
instructional spaces on a per condition basis when pre-approved by MDCPS Division of Facilities Design and Standards.
26.
The use of multiple individual classroom DX units is not allowed.
27.
Packaged air-cooled chillers with at least 4 compressors each with
independent refrigerant circuits shall be used for loads less than 200 tons.
Each compressor shall be provided with individual factory installed
breakers.
28.
Manufactured packaged systems shall comply with the following
consumption limitations:
A. 1.26 maximum KW per ton for units with less than 25 tons capacity
B. 1.20 maximum KW per ton for units with greater than 25 tons
capacity
29.
Water-cooled systems shall be used when the systems are over 200 tons.
The A/E shall investigate FPL incentive programs.
30.
All chillers, AHU’s and fans shall be connected to the fire alarm system. All
chillers, AHU’s and outside air intake fans shall shutdown upon activation
of the fire alarm system.
Division 16 – Electrical
1.
The use of electric hand dryers in student, staff and public restrooms is
not allowed.
2.
Classroom lighting shall be capable of two lighting levels. One mode at full
level lighting and one mode at reduced lighting level. The two levels of
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lighting shall be switched from front to back to allow for the darkening of
the front of the Classroom for audiovisual presentations.
3.
The use of pendent type lighting for classrooms and administration spaces
is permitted only when approved by M-DCPS Division of Facilities Design
and Standards on a per project basis. The A/E shall submit the proposed
pendent light fixture manufacturer and specifications, for review and
possible approval by M-DCPS Division of Facilities Design and Standards.
4.
The exterior corridor lighting circuits shall be controlled through the EMS
to provide two levels of illumination. Full illumination shall only be
energized during periods of scheduled evening occupancy. At all other
evening hours provide reduced level of illumination for security purposes.
The reduced level of illumination shall be in effect from sunset unless the
facility is an Adult Education Center. The illumination level for the
Corridors shall be the same as required for parking lots, (See 2007 Design
Standards Supplement, Division 13 item #54 for additional information).
5.
The use of solar outdoor lighting products for parking lots, sidewalks and
roadways shall be evaluated by the designer and presented to M-DCPS
for consideration. The A/E shall submit product type and the specification
to M-DCPS Division of Facilities Design and Standards for review and
possible approval.
6.
The placement of outdoor lighting for parking lots, sidewalks and
roadways shall be designed to avoid light pollution onto adjacent property.
The A/E shall select outdoor light fixtures that shield the light from spilling
beyond the area intended to be illuminated.
7.
Solar-powered school speed zone flashing lights system shall be
incorporated into the design of facilities. The solar-powered flashers shall
comply with all Miami-Dade County Public Works criteria and
requirements.
END OF DESIGN STANDARDS 2008 SUPPLEMENT
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