GLASS FIBER REINFORCED POLYMER FABRICATIONS
FIBER REINFORCED POLYMER- (FRP)
Drawings, Conditions of the Contract and Division 1 Specifications
sections, apply to work of this section.
Section Includes: Manufactured Fiberglass Forms/Glass Fiber Reinforced
Plastic (FRP) fabrication and installation as scheduled and shown on the
1.03 RELATED WORK IN OTHER SECTIONS
A. Section 04720 - Cast Stone.
Section 07900 - Joint Sealers: Sealant materials for open joints.
Section 09255 - Gypsum Fabrications.
Section 5400 - Light Gauge Metal Framing
A. Samples: Submit four (4) each, 12” x 12” samples demonstrating
finish to be supplied (finish per contract).
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 FRP material only. Framing details and structural
support of framing is not the responsibility of the FRP manufacturer,
and it is to be engineered by others unless previously agreed to by
contractor/subcontractor and noted accordingly in the material supply
1.05 QUALITY ASSURANCE
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.
GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC FABRICATIONS 068200 - 2 068200 - 2
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.
Fiberglass forms shall match approved samples.
Fiberglass forms will be installable according to details submitted in
1.06 MANUFACTURER QUALIFICATION:
Firms specified in Approved Manufacturers (section 2.01) must
demonstrate their capabilities and experience by including lists of
1.07 DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING
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.
Warrant fabrications to be free from defects due to materials and
workmanship for one year.
2.01 APPROVED MANUFACTURERS
First Class Building Products, Inc.
3600 Dallas Highway
Marietta, Georgia 30064
Description: Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP)
Pre-molded FRP parts are fabricated to details and dimensions shown and
shall conform to the standards set forth in Section 2.03.
2.03 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF
FRP (Fiber Reinforced Acrylic Resin)
068200 - 3
068200 - 3 CTE Average
23.2 x 10-6 in./in./°F
– Class I Materials
or less Flame/50 or less
Modules x 106
Strength Modulus x 106
(lbs./sq.ft. at 3/16”)
All material shall be Class I Fire-Rated
with a flame spread of 25 or less when tested in accordance with ASTM/
E84. The use of Antimony Oxide is not permitted. Test documentation is
required to be submitted.
Resins: Base Resin is to be a Thixtropic
Thermoset Polyester Resin. Formulation will include hydrated fillers to
meet the Class I fire-rating.
a. The manufacturer may use chopper
spray, hand laminated mat and/ or core-mat as reinforcement. The
reinforcement used should correlate to the end use performance
requirements of the product. At all times, minimum physical properties
must be met.
b. Large flat surfaces and/ or extended
spans must contain additional reinforcement laminate. Jobsite
conditions, specific material performance requirements and special
conditions may dictate the additional reinforcement.
A. Surface texture/Exposed side: Smooth
or as indicated on drawings.
B.Gel Coat, if indicated on drawings:
Gel Coat should be a high quality,
neopentyl glycol (NPG) isophthalic gel coat with UV stabilizers.
Coat thickness should be 18 to 25 mils.
A. Part Thickness:
Dimensions all directions:
Hardware Location Variation:
C. Warpage or bowing 1/4” in 8 ft.
A. Molds to be constructed and properly
reinforced to produce units conforming to the required profiles,
dimensions and tolerances.
B. Allowable Tolerances:
Dimensional Tolerances: 1/8"
Shell Thickness: Nominal 3/16"
Out of Plumb: 1/8"
Bowing: L/360 Maximum
A. Identify each part with a permanent
B. Number parts to coordinate with shop
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 trades. FRP 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.
C. Installer to check field dimensions
affecting the installation of FRP fabrications.
D. Installer to verify that bearing
surfaces are true and level.
E. Installer to verify that support
framing has been constructed to allow accurate placement, alignment and
connection of fabrication to structure.
F. Installer to report discrepancies
between design dimensions and field dimensions, which could adversely
affect installation, to the contractor and architect.
G. Do not proceed with installation until
discrepancies are corrected, or until installation requirements
are modified and approved by the
contractor and architect.
H. Start of installation constitutes
acceptance of existing conditions.
Employ only workmen experienced, skilled
and trained on this type of quality erection work.
Installer must have a minimum of 10 years
of experience installing fiberglass materials for projects of similar
scope and size.
Install work in this section complete,
straight, plumb, level, in true alignment and securely anchored. Set
forms with all joints properly adjusted for expansion and contraction.
Fiberglass forms shall be installed per
drawings, including the approved shop drawings, and the manufacturer's
written recommendations and instructions for this project. Additional
framing and blocking may be required, as project conditions require (to
be determined by project structural engineer, unless otherwise
D. Sealing and Caulking
Shall conform to requirements of Caulking
and Sealing Section 07900 and requirements indicated and specified
Joints and Sealants: Joints (quantity,
sizes, and shapes) indicated on contract drawings are minimum
Fiberglass forms may be rejected for the
a. Non-conformance to detail requirements
b. Non-conformance with approved samples.
c. Non-conformance to specified
fabrication or installation tolerance.
d. Damage beyond satisfactory field
repair, as determined by the Architect.
Install fabrications in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and
approved shop drawings.
Additional installation services:
Manufacturer has approved,
experienced turn-key installation services available for First Class
through our third party network of installers.
Installer 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.
The installer will contract with the owner and/or contractor directly.
Installation services may not be available in all areas.
Please consult with First Class Building Products regarding this
value added service.
A second option for installation assistance is available through our
architectural consulting service.
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.
A. Perform cleaning procedures as
recommended by FRP unit manufacturer.
B. Clean soiled FRP surfaces with
detergent and water, using soft fiber brushes and sponges, and
thoroughly rinsed with clean water.
C. FRP material being painted in the
field by others is to be prepared as specified in the project
3.04 PROTECTION OF INSTALLED FABRICATIONS
A. Comply with manufacturer’s
recommendations and instructions for protecting installed Fabrications
during constructions activities.
END OF SECTION
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