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Vision glass panels. Other accessories including perimeter sealant.

REFERENCES A. AAMA - American Architectural Manufacturer Association AAMA CWGB1 AAMA CWBDGB1 Installation Aluminum Curtain Walls Aluminum Curtain Wall Design Guide Manual

AAMA Series No. 11 - Design Windloads for Buildings and Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Testing AAMA 501 AAMA 603.8 AAMA 605.2 AAMA 606.1 AAMA 607.1 AAMA 608.1 Methods of Test for Metal Curtain Walls Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Pigmented Organic Coatings on Extruded Aluminum Specifications for High Performance Organic Coatings on Architectural Extrusions and Panels Specifications and Inspection Methods for Integral Color Anodic Finishes for Architectural Aluminum Specifications and Inspection Methods for Clear Anodic Finishes for Architectural Aluminum Specification and Inspection Methods for Electrolytically Deposited Color Anodic Finishes for Architectural Aluminum

AAMA T1R - A1 Sound Control for Aluminum Curtain Walls and Windows AAMA FC-1 B. Field Check of Metal Curtain Walls for Water Leakage

ASTM - American Society of Testing and Materials ASTM A36 ASTM A386 ASTM A446 Structural Steel Zinc Coating (Hot Dip) on Assembled Steel Products Steel Sheet, Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) by the Hot-Dip Process, Structural (Physical) Quality.
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ASTM B209 ASTM B221 ASTM E283 ASTM E330 ASTM E331 ASTM E413 C.

Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bar, Rod, Wire, Shape, and Tube Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference Classification for Determination of Sound Transmission Class

SSPC - Steel Structures Painting Council SP-10 PS-12.00 Near-White Blast Cleaning Guide for Selecting Zinc-Rich Painting Systems


SYSTEM DESCRIPTION A. Glazed aluminum curtain wall system includes design, supply and installation of tubular aluminum sections with self-supporting framing, shop fabricated, factory prefinished, vision glass, glass spandrel infill, aluminum cladding and related flashings, anchorage and attachment devices, and other required accessories.


PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS A. General: Provide glazed aluminum curtain wall system that has the following capabilities based on pre-construction testing: 1. Withstand loads and thermal and structural movement requirements indicated without failure. Failure includes but not limited to the following: a) b) c) B. C. Deflection, air infiltration and water penetration exceeding the specified limits. Framing members transferring stresses, including those caused by thermal and structural movement, to glazing units. Noise or vibration created by wind and thermal and structural movements.

Glazing: Physically and thermally isolated from framing members. System is re-glazable from interior, except spandrel glazings are re-glazable from exterior. Wind Loads: Provide glazed aluminum curtain wall system, including anchorage, capable of withstanding wind-load inward and outward design pressures calculated according to requirements of the American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE-7,
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"Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures"; 6.4.2 "Analytical procedure". E. Design and size components to withstand applicable seismic loads and sway displacement when wind loads effect maximum overturning moment. Deflection Normal to Wall Plane: Limited to 1/175 of clear span for spans up to 4 m and to 1/240 of clear span plus 6.35 mm for spans greater than 4 m or an amount that restricts edge deflection of individual glazing lites to 19 mm, whichever is less. System to accommodate, without damage to system, components or deterioration of seals; movement within system; movement between system and perimeter framing components; dynamic loading and release of loads; deflection of structural support framing, shortening of building concrete structural columns, creep of concrete structural members and a mid-span slab edge deflection of 1/175 of clear span, 19 mm maximum. Structural Test Performance: Provide glazed aluminum curtain wall system that does not evidence material failures, structural distress, or permanent deformation of main framing members exceeding 0.2 percent of clear span when tested according to ASTM E330. 1. 2. I. Test Pressure: 150 percent of inward and outward wind-load design pressure. Duration: As required by design wind velocity; fastest 1 mile of wind for relevant exposure category.




Condensation Resistance: Provide glazed aluminum curtain-wall systems with condensation-resistance factor (CRF) of not less than 55 CRF when tested according to AAMA 1503. Average Thermal Conductance: Provide glazed aluminum curtain-wall systems with average U-factor of not more than 3.75 W/sq. m x K when tested according to AAMA 1503. Sound Transmission (Exterior to Interior): STC 32 minimum, measured according to ASTM E413. Air infiltration through Assembly: Limit air infiltration to 0.3 L/s/sq. m of fixed wall area when tested according to ASTM E283 at a minimum static-air-pressure differential of 300 Pa. Water Penetration: None, when measured in accordance with ASTM E331 at a minimum differential static pressure of 20 percent of positive design wind load, but not less than 479 Pa. Thermal Movements: Provide glazed aluminum curtain-wall systems that allow for thermal movements resulting from the following maximum change (range) in ambient and surface temperatures. Base engineering calculation on surface temperatures of materials due to both solar heat gain and nighttime-sky heat loss.


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1. O.

Temperature Change (Range): 67 deg C, ambient; 100 deg C, material surfaces.

System to provide for expansion and contraction within system components caused by a cycling temperature range of 95 degrees C over a 12 hour period without causing detrimental affect to system components. Drain water entering joints, condensation occurring in glazing channels, or migrating moisture occurring within system, to the exterior by a weep drainage network. Maintain continuous air and vapor barrier throughout assembly, primarily in line with pane of glass and heel bead of glazing compound. Reinforce curtain wall system to accommodate window washing equipment guide rails. Provide anchors sufficiently rigid to resist loads caused by equipment platform, without damage to wall system]. Not Permitted: Vibration harmonics, wind whistles, noises caused by thermal movement, thermal movement transmitted to other building elements, loosening, weakening, or fracturing of attachments or components of system.

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SUBMITTALS B. Shop Drawings: Indicate system dimensions, framed opening requirements and tolerances, anticipated deflection under load, affected related Work, weep drainage network, expansion and contraction joint location and details, and field welding required. Product Data: 1. Provide component dimensions, describe components within assembly, anchorage and fasteners, glass and infill, internal drainage details and water flow diagrams. Product Data: Provide framing member structural and physical characteristics, dimensional limitations, special installation requirements.


2. C.

Submit 2 samples 300 x 300 mm in size illustrating prefinished aluminum surface, specified glass units, insulated infill panels, glazing materials illustrating edge and corner. Test Reports: Submit substantiating engineering data, test results of previous tests which purport to meet performance criteria, and other supportive data. Manufacturer's Installation Instructions: Indicate special installation procedures, instruction and other recommendations.

D. E.


QUALITY ASSURANCE A. Drawings and Specifications: Plans, elevations and details as shown on Drawings and the requirements specified herein, indicate design concept. The approved

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manufacturer shall be responsible for complete curtain wall system design based on the system performance requirements specified herein. B. Applicable Standards: Perform Work in accordance with the following: 1. 2. 1.7 AAMA - Metal Curtain Wall, Window, Store Front and Entrance - Guide Specifications Manual. AAMA - Aluminum Curtain Wall Design Guide Manual.

QUALIFICATIONS A. B. C. Manufacturer: Company specializing in manufacturing aluminum curtain wall systems with minimum 10 years successful documented experience. Installer for Total System: Company authorized by system manufacturer and approved by the Engineer. Design structural support framing components under direct supervision of a Professional Engineer experienced in design of this work.


MOCKUP A. Provide a floor-to-floor mock-up including intermediate mullion, corner mullion, sill, vision glass light, and infill panel. Assemble to illustrate component assembly including glazing materials, weep drainage system, attachments, anchors, and perimeter sealant. Mockup may not remain as part of the Work.

B. 1.9

DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING A. B. C. Deliver, store, protect and handle products to site in strict accordance with manufacturer's instructions. Handle work of this Section in accordance with the requirements of AAMA - Curtain Wall Manual #10. Protect prefinished aluminum surfaces. Do not use adhesive papers or sprayed coatings which bond when exposed to sunlight or weather.


WARRANTY A. Provide five year for the glazed curtain wall system. Warranty shall include coverage for complete system for failure to meet specified requirements.

PART 2 PRODUCTS 2.1 MANUFACTURERS A. Curtain walls shall be fabricated/ manufactured by HUECK or approved equal.

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MATERIALS AND ACCESSORIES A. Aluminum: Alloy and temper shall be as recommended by manufacturer for type of use and finish indicated and complying with the following requirements: 1. 2. 3. 4. B. C. D. Sheet and Plate: ASTM B209 Extruded Bars, Rods, Shapes, and Tubes: ASTM B221 Extruded Structural Pipe and Tube: ASTM B429 Welding Rods and Bare Electrodes: AWS A5.10

Steel Reinforcement: ASTM A36 for structural shapes, plates and bars; ASTM A611 for cold-rolled sheet and strip; ASTM A570 for hot-rolled sheet and strip. Glazing: Double glazed units as indicated on Drawings and specified in Section 08800 - GLAZING. Glazing Gasket: Manufacturer standard sealed-corner pressure-glazing system of resilient elastomeric glazing gaskets, setting blocks, and shims or spacers; in hardness as recommended by manufacturer. Glazing Sealant: As recommended by manufacturer for the intended application. Fasteners: Stainless steel.

E. F. G. 2.3

Touch-Up Primer for Galvanized Steel Surfaces: Zinc rich type.

COMPONENTS A. Mullion Profile: Manufacturers standard aluminum extrusions and tubular section with exterior pressure plate; matching stops and pressure plate of sufficient size and strength to provide bite on glass and infill panels; drainage holes; deflector plates and internal flashings to accommodate internal weep drainage system; internal mullion baffles to eliminate "stack effect" air movement within internal spaces. Size of aluminum framing shall be as approved by Engineer. Reinforced Mullion: Where required, provide profile of extruded or sheet aluminum cladding with internal reinforcement of shaped steel structural section. Spandrel Panel: Internally reinforced, reflective glazing units, color to match vision glass including rigid insulation, vapor barrier spandrel glazing or panels. Wall Cladding: Aluminum with backing, plain, thickness minimum 0.7 mm; finish as selected by the Engineer to match curtain wall mullion sections. Flashings: Aluminum, thickness as recommended by manufacturer to ensure flat surface, finish as selected to match curtain wall mullion sections where exposed, secured with concealed fastening method.

B. C. D. E.


GLASS AND GLAZING MATERIALS A. Glass and Glazing Materials: Comply with the requirements specified in Section 08800 - GLAZING.
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2.5 2.6 2.7

INSULATION: Refer to Section 07210 INSULATION. VAPOR BARRIER: shown on drawings. Provide polyethylene vapor barrier, 250 microns (10 mil) thick as

SEALANT MATERIALS A. Sealant and Backing Materials: Comply with the requirements of Section 07900 SEALANTS for perimeter sealants.


FABRICATION A. Fabricate curtain wall components with minimum clearances and shim spacing around perimeter of assembly, yet enabling installation and dynamic movement of perimeter seal. Accurately fit and secure joints and corners. Make joints flush, hairline, and weatherproof. Prepare components to receive anchor devices. Fabricate anchors. Arrange fasteners and attachments to ensure concealment from view. Where required, reinforce interior horizontal head rail to receive drapery track brackets and attachments. Reinforce framing members for external imposed loads.

B. C. D. E. F. 2.9

FINISHES A. Anodized Finish: Conform to AA C22A42; 22 micron thick; with shop-applied protective coating of clear acrylic lacquer or any coating in accordance with AAMA 602.2, 0.5 mil dry film thickness, over anodized finish. Color shall be as selected by the Engineer from manufacturers full range. Concealed Steel Items: Galvanized in accordance with ANSI/ASTM A386 to 610 gm/sq m). Apply one coat of bituminous paint to concealed aluminum and steel surfaces in contact with cementitious or dissimilar materials.

B. C.

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PART 3 - EXECUTION 3.1 EXAMINATION A. B. C. 3.2 Verify site opening conditions. Verify dimensions, tolerances, and method of attachment with other work. Verify wall openings and adjoining air and vapor seal materials are ready to receive work of this Section.

INSTALLATION A. Install curtain wall system in strict accordance with manufacturer's instructions as well as AAMA - Metal Curtain Wall, Window, Store Front and Entrance - Guide Specifications Manual and AAMA - Aluminum Curtain Wall Design Guide Manual. Attach to structure to permit sufficient adjustment to accommodate construction tolerances and other irregularities. Provide alignment attachments and shims to permanently fasten system to building structure. Align assembly plumb and level, free of warp or twist. Maintain assembly dimensional tolerances, aligning with adjacent work. Provide thermal isolation where components penetrate or disrupt building insulation. Where required, install sill flashings. Coordinate installation of fire and air stop insulation at each floor slab edge. Coordinate attachment and seal of perimeter air and vapor barrier materials. Pack fibrous insulation in shim spaces at perimeter of assembly to maintain continuity of thermal barrier. Install operating sash in accordance with Drawings. Install louvers, associated flashings, blank-off plates and screening. Fit blank-off plates tight to ductwork. Install glass and infill panels in accordance with Section 08800 - GLAZING. Install perimeter sealant to method required to achieve performance criteria, backing materials, and installation criteria in accordance with Section 07900 SEALANTS.

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TOLERANCES A. B. Maximum Variation from Plumb: whichever is less. 1.5 mm/m non-cumulative or (12 mm/30 m),

Maximum Misalignment of Two Adjoining Members Abutting in Plane: 0.8 mm.

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FIELD QUALITY CONTROL A. B. C. Inspection will monitor quality of installation and glazing. Air Infiltration: Test areas of installed system for compliance with system performance requirements according to ASTM E783. Water Penetration: After completing the installation of 25-m by 2-story minimum area of glazed aluminum curtain wall system, test system for water penetration according to AAMA 501.2 (Water Spray Test) in a 2-bay area as directed by the Engineer. Repair or remove Work that does not meet requirements or that is damaged by testing; replace to conform to specified requirements.

D. 3.5

ADJUSTING AND CLEANING A. B. C. Adjust operating sash for smooth operation. Remove protective material from prefinished aluminum surfaces. Wash down surfaces with a solution of mild detergent in warm water, applied with soft, clean wiping cloths. Take care to remove dirt from corners. Wipe surfaces clean. Remove excess sealant by moderate use of mineral spirits or other solvent acceptable to sealant manufacturer.

D. 3.6

PROTECTION OF FINISHED WORK A. Provide final protection and maintain conditions, in a manner acceptable to Manufacturer and Installer that ensure glazed aluminum curtain wall system is without damage or deterioration at time of Substantial Completion. END OF SECTION

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