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First Class-Stone™ is First Class Building Products’ aggregate finish cement product castoff to simulate architectural stone.  It is a precast finished material appropriate for decorative architectural applications where the look and feel of stone is vital, but offers the cost savings of a molded product.

The advantages of First Class-Stone™ exemplify its importance in modern commercial construction.  With the ability to mimic real stone combined with its lightweight properties, our stone GFRC reduces the dead load in building construction which benefits the construction project with less structural need for weight support which equate into major cost savings.

The diversity and capabilities of First Class-Stone™  gives architects and owners a wide range for creativity and originality in today’s buildings design.  From intricate entranceways and entablatures to full scale cornice profiles, our unique stone material accentuates large projects without the added costs of limestone, cast stone or precast stone.

First Class-Stone™  is supplied with an almost unlimited color selection custom designed for any particular project.  Just imagine being able to add large, intricate designs to your project without the worry and cost associated with anchoring real stone to a building.  The installation price is significantly lower because the storage, handling and installing of the pieces moves much more rapidly.  The equipment cost savings and the installation savings in man hours is tremendous when compared to heavier stone products

We, at First Class Building Products, Inc., are committed to assisting you with your particular project from specification, shop drawings, manufacturing and installation.  We are available for assistance on design and value engineering. 

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Columns, Balustrades, Cornices, Wall Cladding, Wall Panels, Pilasters,  Arches, Dentil Molding, Dentil Brackets and more.


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First Class-Stone™ Specifications

SECTION 034900

FIRST CLASS-STONE™

GLASS FIBER REINFORCED CEMENT 

PART 1.

GENERAL

1.01

RELATED DOCUMENTS

A. Drawings, Conditions of the Contract, and Division 1 Specification sections apply to work of this section.

1.02

A. Section Includes: FIRST CLASS-STONE™ fabrication and installation as scheduled and shown on the architectural drawings.

SUMMARY

1.03

RELATED WORK IN OTHER SECTIONS

A. Section 03300- Cast-In-Place Concrete 

B. Section 03490- Glass Fiber Reinforced Precast Concrete

C. Section 04720- Cast Stone

1.04

REFERENCE STANDARDS

A. ASTM C947: Test Method for Flexural Strength 

B. ASTM E-84:  Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials.

C. MNL-128:  Range of Premix Properties Recommended to PCI.

1.05

SUBMITTALS

A. Samples:  Submit four (4) each, 12” x 12” samples demonstrating finish to be supplied (finish per contract).

B. Shop Drawings:  Submit shop drawings delineating all details required for fabrication and installation.  Shop drawings to   indicate the necessary blocking and attachment to the building or framing as required to support and secure the First Class-Stone material only.  Framing details and structural support of framing is not the responsibility of the First Class-Stone manufacturer, and it is to be engineered by others unless previously agreed to by contractor/subcontractor and First Class Building Products, Inc., and noted accordingly in the material supply contract.

1.06

QUALITY ASSURANCE

  A. Manufacturer: Firm with manufacturing and delivery capacity required for the project, shall have successfully completed at least ten projects within the past five years, utilizing systems, materials and techniques as herein specified.

  B. Fabricator must own and operate its own manufacturing facilities for all material components.  “Stick Built” or “Kit of parts Systems” consisting of components from a variety of manufacturers will not be considered or accepted.

C. All First Class-Stone forms shall match approved samples.

D. All First Class-Stone forms will be installable according to details submitted in  shop drawings.

1.07

MANUFACTURER’S QUALIFICATIONS

A.  Firms specified in Approved Manufacturer (section 2.01) must demonstrate their capabilities and experience by including lists of completed projects with project names and addresses, names and addresses of architects and owners, and other information specified.

1.08

DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING

A. Handle, store and transport First Class-Stone parts according to manufacturer’s recommendations.  All materials shall be protected during fabrication, shipment, site storage and erection to prevent damage to the finished work from other trades.  Store materials inside a well-ventilated area, away from uncured concrete and masonry, and protected from weather moisture, soiling, abrasion, and extreme temperatures.

B. Protect fabrications from damage by retaining or duplicating shipping protection in place until installation.

C. Damage Responsibility: Except for damage caused by others, the installer is responsible for chipping, cracking, or other damage to First Class-Stone™ parts, after delivery to the job site and until installation is complete and inspected and approved by the contractor and architect.

1.09

WARRANTY

A. Warrant fabrications to be free from defects due to materials and workmanship for one year.

 

PART 2.

PRODUCTS

2.01 APPROVED MANUFACTURER

A. First Class Building Products, Inc.

          3600 Dallas Highway

          Suite 230-387

          Marietta, Georgia 30064

          TEL:  770.514.8141

          FAX:  770.514.0731

The listed manufacturer shall not be construed as closing the specifications to other prospective manufacturers, but rather as establishing a level of quality in a composite fabrication system.  Other manufacturers may be submitted for approval, as provided for in the specifications at least 14 working days prior to submission of bids.  Companies desiring to submit a proposal shall submit all descriptive information of the system proposed including photographs and shop drawings of at least three projects similar in detail and scope.

2.03

 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF FIRST CLASS-STONE™

 

 

Property Value

Test Method/Result

Barcol Hardness

ASTM-D-2583  43 Points

Compression

ASTM-C-39  4,000 psi

CTE Average

ASTM-D-696  11.0 x 10-6 in./in./F

Density

ASTM-D-792  105 lbs/cu.ft.

Flammability – Class I Materials

ASTM-E-84  25 or less Flame/50 or less Smoke

Flexural Strenght

ASTM-D-790  3,050 psi

Impact Strength

ASTM-D-256  190 ft. lbs./in.

Tensile

ASTM-D-638  3,500 psi

Unit Weight (lbs./sq.ft. at ”)

3-5 lbs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.04

 FINISH

A. Surface Texture/ Exposed side: Smooth or as indicated on drawing.

B. Finish: Integral color and exposed aggregate with a factory applied sealer coat ready for installation, or as specified.  Due to the natural variation of aggregate materials, finished part colors may vary part to part and/or on an individual part.

2.05

TOLERANCES

A. Part Thickness: 

   Dimensions all directions:  3/16

   Variation from Square:  ⅛inch

B. Hardware Location Variation: inch.

C. Warpage or bowing 1/4” in 8 ft.

2.06

IDENTIFICATION

A. Identify each part with a permanent part number.

B. Number parts to coordinate with shop drawings.

2.07

CURING AND CLEANING

A. Cure and clean components prior to shipment.

2.08

ANCHORS AND FASTENERS

A. The installer is to provide anchors and fasteners and other accessories required for proper installation of fabrications as recommended and approved by the composite fabricator and the project architect; however, the necessary blocking and attachment to the building or framing as required to support and secure the First Class-Stone material, as well as any framing details and structural support of framing, is not the responsibility of the First Class-Stone manufacturer, and it is to be engineered by others unless previously agreed to by contractor/subcontractor and First Class Building Products, and noted accordingly in the material supply contract.

PART 3.

EXECUTION

3.01

PRE-INSTALLATION EXAMINATION

A.  Installer to observe field conditions and verify that substrates are ready for installation of fabrications. 

B.  Proper on-site storage of materials must be performed to ensure all materials are protected from the elements and other

C.  Trades. FIRST CLASS-STONE™ parts must be stored or supported to prevent deformation, warping, bowing, physical damage and/or conditions that may make the product unsuitable for intended use.

D.  Installer to check field dimensions affecting the installation of FIRST CLASS-STONE™ fabrications.

 

 

E.  Installer to verify that bearing surfaces are true and level.

F.  Installer to verify that support framing has been constructed to allow accurate placement, alignment and connection of fabrication to structure.

G.  Installer to report discrepancies between design dimensions and field dimensions, which could adversely affect installation, to the contractor and architect.

H.  Do not proceed with installation until discrepancies are corrected, or until installation requirements are modified and approved by the contractor and architect.

 

 

I.  Start of installation constitutes acceptance of existing conditions.

3.02

INSTALLATION

A.  Install fabrications in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and approved shop drawings.

 

B.  Additional installation services:

Manufacturer has approved, experienced turn-key installation services available for First Class-Stone™ through our third party network of installers.

Installer must have a minimum of 10 years of experience installing architectural exterior products with a proven track record of success and references for installing projects with similar scope and materials. 

C.  The installer will contract with the owner and/or contractor directly. 

D.  Installation services may not be available in all areas.  Please consult with First Class Building Products regarding this value added service.

E.  A second option for installation assistance is available through our architectural consulting service.

F.  Installation consultants must have a minimum of 10 years experience installing architectural exterior products with a proven track record of success and references for installing projects with similar scope and materials.  Scale and scope of installation consulting services will be determined between the project owner and/or contractor and the consultant directly.

3.03

ALLOWABLE TOLERANCES FOR INSTALLED UNITS

A. Maximum Offset from True Alignment: inch 8 feet.

B. Maximum Variation from True Position: inch in 8 feet.

3.04

CLEANING

A.  Clean installed FIRST CLASS-STONE™ fabrications using cleaning methods and materials approved by manufacturer.

3.05

PROTECTION OF INSTALLED FABRICATIONS

A.  Comply with General Contractor’s recommendations and instructions for protecting installed Fabrications during constructions activities.


END OF SECTION

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