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  1. STEELTEC STANDARD CANOPY SPECIFICATIONS

     

    PART 1 General

     

    1.01 Scope of Work

    A.     Steeltec shall furnish (and install if required) steel canopy system.  Product shall be shipped ready for erection, with all required hardware.

     

    1.02 Submittals

    A.     Approval drawings showing general layout, column spacing, fascia style, and other required information shall be reviewed and approved by owner, and returned to Steeltec prior to commencement of fabrication.

    B.     Permit drawings with a Professional Engineer’s seal in the state of the project shall be provided upon request after order placement.  Drawings shall show canopy layout, required design loads per local building code, structural members and footing sizes. Structural design calculations shall be provided upon request.

    C.     Canopy erection drawings shall be furnished at time of shipment.  Piece marks shall be specified to facilitate easy field identification of all major components.

     

    1.03           Warranty

    A.     A minimum 1-year warranty is standard with each project.  Warranty includes, but is not limited to, leaks and material defects.

    B.     Owner shall review completed work to ensure that the scope of work related to the project required to be performed by Steeltec has been performed satisfactorily.  Upon satisfactory completion of this review, the owner shall sign and date a completed Work Acceptance Form indicating acceptance of the completed project.  Warranty of the canopy commences on the date of the signature.

     

    PART 2 Products

     

    2.01 Materials

    A.     All materials shall be new, of good quality and without defects that would lessen the quality of the product.

    B.     All materials shall conform to the specifications and standard practices of the latest editions of the AISC Manual of Steel Construction, AISI Specifications for the Design of Cold Formed Members, ASTM A6 Standard Specifications for General Requirements for Rolled Steel Plates, Shapes, Sheets and Bars for Structural Use, and AWS D1.1 for welded connections.  


     

     

    2.02 Structural Steel Framing

    A.     Columns shall be fabricated from hollow structural sections (HSS) conforming to ASTM A500 Grade B, with minimum yield strength of 46 ksi.  ASTM A36 structural steel plate with minimum yield strength of 36 ksi with pre-punched or pre-drilled boltholes shall be used for column top and base plates.  Plates shall be sized for required loads, with a minimum thickness of 1/2 inch for top plates and 3/4 inch for base plates.  Gussets shall be used as required.  Columns shall be provided with electrical access openings, cover plates, conduits and drains per owner requirements.

    B.     Wide flange beams conforming to ASTM A992 with minimum yield strength of 50 ksi shall be used as the primary roof-framing members.  Other roof-framing members (channel, angle, or tees), if used, shall conform to ASTM A36 with minimum yield strength of 36 ksi.  Bracing shall be designed as required by design.

    C.     Structural steel plate shall conform to ASTM A36 with minimum yield strength of 36 ksi.

    D.     Structural bolts shall conform to ASTM A325 Specification for High Strength Bolts for Structural Steel Joints. All structural steel framing members shall be shop fabricated for field bolted assembly, unless otherwise specified on drawing.

    E.      Anchor rods shall conform to ASTM A36, A307 or F1554 Gr. 36 with minimum yield strength of 36 ksi.  Standard anchor rod size shall be 1-1/4 inch diameter headed rods by 30 inch long with 8” of threads.  Anchor rods shall be placed with a minimum projection of 6 inches above top of footer.  Double nuts and washers shall be provided with each anchor rod, with one set to be used for leveling column. Galvanized sheet metal templates for setting anchor rods shall be provided. Templates shall be removed prior to setting columns on anchor rods.

    F.      All structural steel framing members shall be cleaned to remove loose mill scale and other foreign matter.

    G.     After cleaning, all members shall be given one shop coat of red-oxide rust-inhibitive primer.  The primer coat thickness shall be a minimum of 1 mil.

     

    2.02.2 Galvanize and Paint for Structural Steel, Columns (Optional)

    A.     Structural steel framing members shall be cleaned to remove loose mill scale and other foreign matter. As required for the galvanizing process the steel shall be degreased, acid cleaned, and soaked in flux prior to galvanizing.

    B.     Hot Dip Galvanize (HDG) after fabrication to ASTM A123/A 123M requirements. Provide minimum 1.70 oz/sq ft galvanized coating. The exposed structural steel and columns are to be finish coated therefore the final quench step in the HDG process is to be eliminated.

    C.     Solvent clean exposed surfaces and hot water rinse. Let dry thoroughly.

    D.     Surface prep (profile) exposed surfaces with a SSPC-SP6 Commercial Brush Blast.

    E.      Prime coat exposed surfaces 2 – 3 mils epoxy powder coat primer.

    F.      Topcoat exposed surfaces 2 – 3 mils high performance TGIC Polyester Powder Coat Finish. Color to be specified by owner.

     

    2.03 Deck Panels

    A.     Roof deck panels shall conform to ASTM A653 Grade 40 steel with minimum yield strength of 40 ksi, with a G60 galvanized surface per ASTM A924. Aluminum and Galvalume deck pans are also available.

    B.     Panel profile shall be 3 x 16 or 3 x 12 with 20, 22 or 24-gauge material thickness.  Other profiles may be available upon request.

    C.     Panels shall have a finish side coated with a full coat of white polyester paint baked on over an epoxy primer. A white wash coat baked on over an epoxy primer shall protect the interior side of the panel.  Other options include bronze color, a flat or high gloss finish, and a smooth or embossed texture.

    D.     Panels shall be fastened to the bottom flange of the wide flange purlin beams with a screw-type clamp and lock nut system, which requires no “through the panel” fasteners.

    E.      Deck panels shall not be spliced.

     

    2.04 Fascia Systems

    A.     Option 1 - Smooth vertical 18 gauge preformed steel panels shall conform to ASTM A653 Grade CS with minimum yield strength of 25 ksi, with a G60 galvanized surface per ASTM A924.  Panel shall be provided with a powder coat paint finish, in a size and color per owner’s requirements.

    B.     Option 2 – Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) Panels shall be provided with a 3mm thick pre-finished aluminum composite material substrate. Finish color shall be factory applied.

    C.     Option 3 – Corporate Image fascia systems shall conform to corporate specifications for color, size and materials.

    D.     Option 4 – Foam core laminated steel panels shall be provided with a 24 gauge G90 galvanized steel front and back with a 2 inch thick core of virgin expanded polystyrene with 1.5 pcf density. Panels shall have a finish side coated with a full coat of polyester paint baked on over an epoxy primer.

    E.      Fascia outriggers shall be cold formed 2 x 2 x 20 gauge steel angles conforming to ASTM A653 Grade CS with a minimum yield strength of 25 ksi, with a G60 galvanized surface per ASTM A924.  2 x 2 x 18 gauge or 2 x 2 x 1/8 inch structural angle shall be used as required by design.  Outrigger spacing per design requirements.

    F.      There shall be no exposed fasteners on exterior or bottom face of fascia panels.

    G.     Fascia panels shall be protected throughout fabrication and transportation with a factory applied removable film.

    H.     Vertical seams shall be sealed from backside with angle closure attached by screws.

    I.        24 gauge flashing shall be used as required by design.

     

    2.05 Gutter

    A.     Gutter shall conform to ASTM A653 Grade 40 steel with minimum yield strength of 40 ksi, with a G60 galvanized surface per ASTM A924.

    B.     Profile shall be 14-inch wide x 4-inch deep, 24 gauge thick.  Other profiles available as required by corporate specifications.

    C.     Gutters shall have a finish side coated with a full coat of polyester paint baked on over an epoxy primer. A white wash coat baked on over an epoxy primer shall protect the interior side of the gutter.

    D.     Gutter leaders to column drain shall be one of the following options: 3 inch diameter PVC pipe with a 24 gauge leader cover (dry leader) or an 8 inch wide tapered (4 inch to 6 inch deep) 24 gauge steel leader (wet leader). Larger gutters shall be used where required for proper drainage.

     

    2.06 Downspouts

    A.     External downspouts shall be 3 x 4 roll formed aluminum with watertight locked seams.  Exterior side coated with a full coat of white polyester paint baked on over an epoxy primer.  Eternal downspouts shall be mounted to the face of the column and be of one continuous length. Larger drains shall be used where required for proper drainage.

    B.     Internal downspouts shall be 3 inch diameter PVC with couplings provided at gutter leader attachment location and at base of column where attachment to site drainage system is required. Larger drains shall be used where required for proper drainage.

    C.     Collector boxes may be provided on columns where downspout is not located on same side of column as the gutter leader comes into.  Collector boxes shall be fabricated from 18 gauge G60 galvanized steel conforming to ASTM A653 Grade CS.

     


     

    2.07 Lights

    A.     One of the following options for deck mounted lights shall be provided:

    LSI Scottsdale 320 watt SMH light or equivalent

    LSI Master Series 400 watt SMH surface mounted light or equivalent

    LSI Richmond Series 400 watt SMH recessed light or equivalent

    Customer specified light

    B.     One of the following options for fascia-mounted lights shall be provided:

    Eyebrow down-wash strip lighting with offset fixtures to reduce shadow lines

                Lower light well down-wash strip lighting with offset fixtures to reduce shadow lines

     

    2.08 Signs

    A.     Illuminated signs that meet corporate image or custom designed specifications shall be provided.  Signboxes shall be fabricated in the factory to provide a high quality finished appearance integral with the fascia system.  Flexible fabric illuminated signs are also available.

     

    2.09 Miscellaneous Accessories

    A.     Column shrouds that meet corporate image or custom designed materials and specifications shall be provided.

    B.     Column spandrels (illuminated or non-illuminated) that meet corporate image or custom designed materials and specifications shall be provided.

     

    2.09 Hardware

    A.     Structural bolts (ASTM A325) required for all field bolted connections shall be provided.

    B.     Cadmium plated self-drilling metal screws shall be provided for all sheet metal connections.

    C.     Deck panel to beam clips shall be provided to attach all deck pans to structural steel.

    D.     1/8-inch diameter pop-rivets shall be provided as required by design.

    E.      Anchor bolts and templates shall be shipped to owner prior to pouring of canopy footings in accordance with permit drawings.

     

    2.10 Sealants

    A.     Exposed joints shall be sealed with a high-quality white silicone caulk.  Others colors are available for image specific criteria.

    B.     Non-exposed joints shall be sealed with white or bronze polyurethane sealant.

    C.     Other sealant such as Black Mastic, strip caulk or double-sided tape shall be used as required by design.


     

     

    PART 3 Execution

     

    3.01 Site Preparation

    A.     Owner shall provide a work area that is level and compacted.  Gravel, concrete or asphalt base recommended.  There shall be no open trenches, tank holes or mounds of fill within 25 feet of the work area.

    B.     Owner shall be responsible for removal or relocation of overhead power or utility lines in work area.

    C.     Owner shall provide GFI protected 120 volt AC electrical power within 50 feet of actual work area.

    D.     Owner shall ensure that footings were installed by footing contractor in accordance with signed Approval Drawing.  Owner shall provide elevations of top of canopy footings, elevation of high grade under canopy and any other relevant elevations (e.g., building elevations, steep grade elevations) to Steeltec prior to canopy fabrication.

    E.      Owner shall ensure that footing contractor has adequately protected anchor bolts during the pour so that anchor bolts and threads are not damaged to allow proper column erection and nut tightening.  Nuts and washers for anchor bolts shall be left on-site and accessible.

    F.      Owner shall ensure that other trades and personnel are not scheduled to be working in canopy erection area during steel erection.  OSHA regulations prohibit other trades from working in area while cranes are operating and steel is being hung.

     

    3.02 Installation

    A.     Anchor rods and templates shall be shipped to owner prior to pouring canopy footings in accordance with permit drawings.  Anchor rods may be requested subsequent to canopy order placement.

    B.     Canopy delivery schedule shall be coordinated between Steeltec and owner.  Delivery lead times shall be a minimum of four weeks from order placement and return of signed Approval Drawings to Steeltec.  Long lead-time items may require a longer delivery schedule.

    C.     Structural steel shall be set plumb, square and level in accordance with Erection Drawings provided with shipment.  Erection of structural steel shall be in accordance with the latest AISC Specifications and Code of Standard Practice.  Unless otherwise specified on drawings, all structural bolts shall be tightened to snug tight as specified in the latest RCSC Specification for Structural Joints Using ASTM A325 or A490 Bolts.

    D.     Deck, fascia, and gutter systems, as well as other accessories shall be assembled in accordance with Erection Drawings provided with shipment.

    E.      Steeltec shall not be responsible for wiring and sealing of canopy lights and signage.

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