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Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®

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Terrell, Texas 75160

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This guide specification has been prepared by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® in printed and electronic media as an aid to specifiers in preparing written construction documents for all glass entrances.

This section includes doors and sidelights of all glass construction for interior and exterior applications, limited to one story high, with minimal use of exposed metal framing.
Door hardware may be specified in whole or in part in this section or in Section 08710 - Hardware; coordinate requirements.
Sealants are referenced to Section 07900, Joint Sealers.
Edit entire master to suit project requirements. Modify or add items as necessary. Delete items which are not applicable. Words and sentences within brackets [_____] reflect a choice to be made regarding inclusion or exclusion of a particular item or statement. This section may include performance, proprietary, and descriptive type specifications. Edit to avoid conflicting requirements.




A. Related Documents: Conditions of the Contract, Division 1 - General Requirements, and Drawings apply to Work of this Section.


This document incorporates CSI (Construction Specifications Institute) Manual of Practice principles of cross referencing to Division 1 sections and other sections. The cross references must be edited to retain only those other sections used. Other guide specifications for Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, including those of Skylights are available as follows:

Section 07825 - Metal Framed Skylights

Section 08411 thru 08413 Aluminum Entrances and Storefronts.

Section 08450 All Glass Entrances.

Section 08490 Sliding Mall Fronts.

Section 08950 - Translucent Panel System

Section 08921 thru 08927 Glazed Aluminum Curtainwalls.


B. Related Sections:

1. Section 05500 Metal Fabrications.

2. Section 06100 Rough Carpentry.

3. Section 07900 - Joint Sealers.

4. Section 0841X Aluminum Entrances and Storefronts.

5. Section 08470 Revolving Entrance Doors.

6. Section 08490 Sliding Mall Fronts.

7. Section 08710 - Door Hardware.

8. Section 08810 - Glass and Glazing.

9. Section 0892X Glazed Aluminum Curtain Wall.

10. Section 08960 Sloped Glazing System.

[11. Division 16 - Electrical: Electrical service and control power for electronic hardware.]


List reference standards that are included within the text of this section. Edit the following as required for project conditions.



A. Aluminum Association (AA):

1. Designation System for Aluminum Finishes.

B. American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA):

1. 2605 Voluntary Specification for High Performance Organic Coatings on Architectural Extrusions and Panels.

2. 606.1 Specifications and Inspection Methods for Integral Color Anodic Finishes for Architectural Aluminum.

3. 607.1 Specifications and Inspection Methods for Clear Anodic Finishes for Architectural Aluminum.

4. 608.1 Specification and Inspection Methods for Electrolytically Deposited Color Anodic Finishes for Architectural Aluminum.

5. 701.2 Specifications for Pile Weatherstripping.

6. Manual #10 Care and Handling of Architectural Aluminum From Shop to Site.

7. SFM1 Aluminum Storefront and Entrance Manual.

C. American National Standards Institute (ANSI):

1. Z97.1 Safety Performance Specifications and Methods of Test for Safety Glazing Material Used in Buildings.

D. American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM):

1. A167 Stainless and Heat-Resisting Chromium-Nickel Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip.

2. B36 Brass Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar.

3. B221 Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Wire, Shapes, and Tubes.

4. C920

5. C1036 Flat Glass.

6. C1048

E. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):

1. 16 CFR 1201 Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials.

F. Copper Development Association, Inc. (CDA):

1. 405/7R Copper Brass Bronze Design Handbook; Architectural Applications.

G. Flat Glass Marketing Association (FGMA):

1. Glazing Manual.

H. National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers (NAAMM):

1. AMP 502 Finishes for Copper Alloys.

2. AMP 503 Finishes for Stainless Steel.


Use the article below carefully; restrict statements to describe components used to assemble the system. Do not repeat statements made in the SECTION INCLUDES article. Restrict statements to identify system performance requirements or function criteria only. Delete paragraphs not appropriate to project.

The following paragraphs represent a suggested listing of performance criteria. *************************************************************************************************


A. Design and Performance Requirements:

1. Drawings are diagrammatic and do not purport to identify nor solve problems of thermal or structural movement, glazing, anchorage, or moisture disposal.

2. Requirements shown by details are intended to establish basic dimension of units, sight lines and profiles of members.

3. Provide concealed fastening wherever possible.

4. Systems manufacturer is responsible for design and engineering of all-glass entrances, including necessary modifications to meet specified requirements and maintaining visual design concepts.

5. Attachment considerations are to take into account site peculiarities and expansion and contraction movements so there is no possibility of loosening, weakening or fracturing connection between units and building structure or between units themselves.

6. Design anchors, fasteners and braces to be structurally stressed not more than 50% of allowable stress when maximum loads are applied.

7. Provide for expansion and contraction due to structural movement without detriment to appearance or performance.

8. Comply with CPSC 16 CFR 1201 and ANSI Z97.1 for safety requirements of glazing materials.


Include submittal requirements below which are consistent with scope of project and extent of work of this section. Only request submittals which are absolutely necessary.



A. General: Submit in accordance with Section 01300.

B. Product Data:

1. Submit manufacturer's descriptive literature and product specifications.

2. Include information for factory finishes, hardware, glass, sealants, accessories and other required components.

Retain item below when manufacturer's standard colors are specified for pigmented finishes; coordinate with system finish article.


[3. Include color charts for finish indicating manufacturer's standard colors available for selection.]

C. Shop Drawings:

1. Submit shop drawings indicating design, fabrication and installation of systems.

2. Show anchors, joint system, expansion and contraction provisions and other components not included in manufacturer's standard data.

3. Include wall elevations, typical unit elevations and detail sections.

4. Include glazing, hardware and anchorage details.

5. Clearly indicate locations of exposed fasteners.

D. Samples:

1. Submit samples indicating quality of finish [in required colors] on alloys used for work, MFG STD for extrusions and 3 inches square for sheet materials.

2. Where normal color and texture variations are expected, include additional samples to show range of such variations.

[3. Submit samples for each type of glass, 6” x 6” size.]

E. Certificates:

1. Submit manufacturer's certification stating that systems are in compliance with specified requirements.

F. Qualification Data:

1. If requested by Architect, submit manufacturer qualifications verifying years of experience; include list of projects having similar scope of work identified by name, location, date, reference name and phone number.


Include quality assurance requirements consistent with size and scope of project and extent of work of this section. Edit following article accordingly.



A. Single Source Responsibility:


Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® is unique in the industry in single source responsibility. First, system design,

extrusion, fabrication, and finishing occur at the same facility, and under strict tolerances, assuring uniformity of profile and finishes between systems. Second, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® products include a full array of storefront, curtainwall, all glass entrances, sliding mall fronts, sloped glazing, and flush faced aluminum framed doors, as well as all skylights, allowing the designer and specifier a single source of responsibility when combining products from any of these categories.


1. To ensure quality of appearance and performance, obtain materials for systems from either a single manufacturer or from manufacturer approved by systems manufacturer.

B. Manufacturer Qualifications: Not less than 5 years of successful experience in engineering, production and fabrication of entrance systems.

C. Perform Work in accordance with AAMA SFM1 and manufacturer's written instructions.

D. Conform to requirements of ANSI A117.1 and local amendments.


A. Comply with requirements of Section 01600.

B. Protect finish surfaces as necessary to prevent damage.

C. Do not leave coating residue on any surface.

D. Replace damaged units.

E. Deliver glass with manufacturer's labels intact. Labels are required to indicate glass thickness, unit location, glass strength and orientation of units in vertical position.

F. Protect glass edges and corners against chipping and cracking.



Note: Longer warranty periods are available at additional cost.

A. Provide warranties in accordance with Section 01700.

B. Provide written warranty in form acceptable to Owner jointly signed by manufacturer, installer and Contractor warranting work to be free from deflective materials, defective workmanship, glass breakage due to defective design, and agreeing to replace components which fail within [1] year from date of Substantial Completion.


Delete paragraph below if high performance fluoropolymer finish not used.


C. Provide written warranty stating organic coating finish will be free from fading more than 10%, chalking, yellowing, peeling, cracking, pitting, corroding or non-uniformity of color, or gloss deterioration beyond manufacturer's descriptive standards for 5 years from date of Substantial Completion and agreeing to promptly correct defects.


In this article, list the manufacturers acceptable for this project.

A. Subject to compliance with requirements indicated, provide products by one of the following:

1. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, Terrell, TX.

B. Substitutions: Submit under provisions of Section 01630, a minimum of 10 days prior to bid date.

Edit the following paragraphs for appropriate system in each category and delete remaining. Refer to Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® technical literature for additional information.

When specifying manufacturer's standard product or manufacturer's standard product with modifications, describe using manufacturer's name and model numbers.
Entrances which require a glass transom over the doors will generally require structural support concealed in ceiling, corner patch plates, or an exposed metal horizontal support between door and transom. Transom conditions are not covered in this specification. Should they occur, edit to suit project requirements.



A. Type [ ] [Clear Tempered] Glass:

1. Quality: ASTM C1036, Type I transparent flat, Class 1 clear, Quality q3 glazing select.

2. Type: ASTM C1048, Kind FT fully tempered, with tongless horizontal tempering.

3. Exposed edges: [Beveled], polished smooth.

4. Thickness: [1/2] [3/4] [3/8] inch.

***** OR *****
[B. Type [ ] [Tinted Tempered] Glass:

1. Quality: ASTM C1036, Type I transparent flat, Class 2 tinted heat absorbing and light reducing or Class 3 tinted light reducing, Quality q3 glazing select.

2. Type: ASTM C1048, Kind FT fully tempered, tongless horizontal tempering.

3. Expose edges: [Beveled], polished smooth.

4. Thickness: [1/2] inch.

5. Color: [Grey] [Bronze] [ ]. [1/2 and 3/8 inch only.]

6. Visible light transmittance: [ ]%.

7. Shading coefficient: [ ].


Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® offers a variety of appearances for all glass systems as follows:

Type A: Patch fittings at head and sill on pivot side only.

Type F: Patch fittings at head and sill on pivot side, and for lock at sill of swing side.

Type BP: Patch fitting at head on pivot side, and continuous rail at bottom.

Type P: Full rail top and bottom.

Type WP: Continuous straight edge all four sides to provide weather resistance.


C. Framing Systems:

1. Door fittings: [Patch fittings - type A] [Patch fittings - type F] [Patch fitting top and continuous rail fitting at bottom - type BP] [Continuous rail fitting top and bottom - type P] [Continuous rail fitting all sides - type WP].

D. Sidelight fittings: [Full rails, top and bottom, full width of opening]. [Concealed extruded aluminum glazing channels at walls, ceiling and floor.]

1. Profile: [Square] [Beveled] design.

2. Metal for fittings: Extruded aluminum complying with ASTM B221, alloy 6063-T5, 0.125 inch minimum wall thickness.


Standard fittings are aluminum extrusions and are available in a variety of finishes. Fittings can also be clad with either stainless steel, bronze, or brass. Select one of the following if this option is needed.

[3. Stainless steel cladding: Type 302 or 304 complying with ASTM A167, 0.0625 inch minimum thickness.]
***** OR *****
[4. Bronze cladding: Muntz metal, CDA alloy 280, 60% copper, 40% zinc, 0.0641 inch minimum thickness.]
***** OR *****
[5. Brass cladding: Red brass, CDA alloy 230, complying with ASTM B36, 0.0641 inch minimum thickness.]

Sealants are not always necessary for interior applications. Delete paragraph below if sealants are not used.


E. Glazing Sealant:

1. Type: Silicone, one-part, conforming to ASTM C920, Type S, Grade NS.

2. Colors: As selected by Architect from full range of manufacturer's standard colors. [Custom as selected by Architect.]

3. Primer: When required by sealant manufacturer, type as recommended.

4. Acceptable products (glass to glass):

a. 999 Silicone Building and Glazing Sealant, Dow Corning Corp., Midland, MI.

b. Silglaze N, General Electric Co., Waterford, NY.

5. Acceptable products (glass to metal):

a. 795 Silicone Building Sealant, Dow Corning Corp., Midland, MI.

b. Silpruf, General Electric Co., Waterford, NY.

F. Sealant Backer Rod: Type as recommended by sealant manufacturer.

G. Glazing Gaskets, Tapes, Setting Blocks, Edge Blocks and Spacers:

1. Types and sizes recommended by system manufacturer.

2. Compatible with silicone glazing sealant when in contact with each other.

H. Fasteners:

1. Provide concealed fasteners wherever possible.

2. For exposed locations, provide Phillips flathead screws with finish matching item fastened.

3. For concealed locations, provide manufacturer's standard.


Edit article below to suit project requirements.


A. Pivot and Floor Closer Assemblies:

1. Center Pivot - Single Acting: [_____________________________], type which allows alignment adjustment with door installed.
***** OR *****
[2. Center Pivot - Double Acting: [_______________________________], type which allows alignment adjustment with door installed.

3. Required features:

a. Separate valves for control of closing speed and lathing speed.

b. Adjustable hydraulic or mechanical backcheck.

[c. Adjustable delayed action closing speed.]

d. Positive stop with automatic hold open.

***** OR *****
[e. Positive stop with selector (on-off) hold open.]
***** OR *****
[f. Non-hold open design.]

g. Spindle of length to suit installation conditions.

h. Cement case of sealed unit design at exterior locations.

i. Cold weather hydraulic fluid at exterior locations.

j. Equip with recessed pan where indicated in Hardware Sets.

k. Equip with [stainless steel] [bronze] [brass] cover plate, except not required at assemblies with threshold or where recessed pan has been scheduled. Manufacturer's name, logo or other similar identification not permitted on cover plate.

B. Bottom Rail Deadlocks:

1. Acceptable product: [Ryadon].

2. Strike: Manufacturer's standard, finished to match threshold.

3. Trim: Interior thumbturn with provisions for exterior keyed cylinder. [Provisions for keyed cylinders both sides.]

4. Cylinders: Specified in Section 08710.


Edit paragraphs below to suit project requirements. There are many types, functions and designs of electronic locking devices, each providing security by electro-magnetic feature or projecting bolt and available in fail-safe or fail-secure operation. Use fail-safe operation where life safety provisions are required. Devices are also available with sensors for door monitoring. Interior exit release switches or buttons may also be a project requirement. Coordinate electrical provisions with project electrical engineer.

Various types of devices are available from listed manufacturer's; edit listing of manufacturers and other provisions as necessary.


C. Electronic Locking Devices:

1. Acceptable product: [______________________________].

2. Operation: [Fail-safe] [Fail secure]

3. Voltage: [24] [12] [48] volts [DC] [AC].

4. Mounting height/location: [ ].

5. Finish: [US26D] [US26] [US32D] [US32] [ ].

D. Exit Switches:

1. Acceptable product: [___________________].

2. Operation: [ ].

3. Voltage: [24] [12] [48] volts [DC] [AC].

4. Face plate: Stainless steel, No. 4 finish [ ].

5. Push button: Illuminated and engraved to read "EXIT" [         ].

[6. Mounting height: Centerline of switch [48] [42] [ ] inches above finish floor.]

Review manufacturer's product data for designs and edit following paragraph for appropriate model number and other provisions. Exit devices for tempered glass doors are only manufactured by Blumcraft and available only in stainless steel or bronze. Due to its unfavorable durability, US10B (oil rubbed dark oxidized bronze) is not recommended.


E. Panic Devices:

1. Acceptable product: Model H-110-E [ ] by Blumcraft of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA.

2. Push bar and handle: [Stainless steel, ] [Bronze, ] 1-1/4 inch diameter.

3. Locking feature: Provide lock at each single exterior door and one leaf at pairs of exterior doors with provisions for keyed cylinder at exterior side only.

4. Cylinders: Specified in Section 08710.

5. Dogging feature: Provide at each door; designed to keep latch bolt retracted for ordinary push/pull operation.

6. Mounting height: [38] [42] inches from finish floor to push bar centerline.

7. Finish: [US32] [US32D] [[US10] [ ].


Refer to manufacturer's catalog when selecting push/pull bars and back to back pulls. They are available in various materials, 3/4, 1, or 1-1/4 inch diameter stock, straight or offset design and 8, 10, 12 and 18 centers with each variable having its own number.


F. Push/Pull Bars:

1. Acceptable product: [____________________________].

2. Type: [Stainless steel, ] [Brass, ] [Bronze, ] [Aluminum, ] [3/4] [1] [1-1/4] inch diameter bar design, equipped for concealed mounting.

3. Vertical pull bar: [Straight] [Offset] style, [8] [10] [12] [18] inch center to center.

4. Horizontal push bar: Same type and diameter as pull with length as necessary to suit door width.

5. Mounting location:

a. Horizontal push bar centered at [42] [45] inches above finish floor, extending full width with bar ends centered at [4] [ ] inches from each edge of door.

b. Vertical pull bar centerline at [4] [ ] inches from door edge with top [bottom] mounting at [42] [45] inches above finish floor and equipped with stud to pass through door for concealed set screw mounting of push bar on opposite side.

6. Finish: [US32] [US32D] [US3] [US4] [US10] [US28] [ ].

G. Pulls - Back to Back:

1. Acceptable product: [_________________________________].

2. Type: [Stainless steel, ] [Brass, ] [Bronze, ] [3/4] [1] [1-1/4] inch diameter bar design, equipped for concealed mounting with set screws.

3. Style and size: Straight [Offset] style, [8] [10] [12] [18] inch center to center.

4. Mounting location: Centerline of pull at [42] [ ] inches above finish floor and [4] [ ] inches from door edge.

5. Finish: [US32] [US32D] [US3] [US4] [US10] [US28] [ ].


Thresholds are not always needed for interior applications. Sometimes flat plates are used in carpet locations or floor closers with recessed pans may be used for tile or stone applications where continuous floors are desirable. Select type of threshold for closer selected.

H. Thresholds:

1. Acceptable product: [______________________________].

2. Type: Extruded [aluminum] [brass] [bronze] with mitered return ends and removable cover for access to floor closer.

3. Size: [ ] inch width, [1/2] [ ] inch height.


Create a hardware set for each door. Each set may serve more than one door. List each item of hardware proposed to be used on a specific door to form a hardware set. List item by title and quantity required per opening. Each set shall list door openings to which set is applicable. Following hardware sets are examples. Edit as necessary and create additional sets as required by project conditions.

[I. Hardware Set 1, each door to have:

1. 1 set pivots and floor closer assemblies with recessed pan.

2. 1 each bottom rail deadlocks.

3. 1 set push/pull bars.]


Select and edit following for appropriate finish; delete inapplicable types.


A. Organic Coating (high performance fluorocarbon):

1. Comply with requirements of AAMA 605.2.

2. Surfaces cleaned and given conversion coating pre-treatment prior to application of 0.3 mil dry film thickness of epoxy or acrylic primer following recommendations of finish coat manufacturer.

Note: A less expensive finish coat containing a minimum of 50% fluorocarbon resin is also available, and meets AAMA 605.2, but with reduced performance over time.

3. Finish coat of [50%] [70%] minimum fluorocarbon resin fused to primed surfaces at temperature recommended by manufacturer, 1.0 mil minimum dry film thickness.

4. Acceptable coatings are Trinar by Akzo Coatings, Inc.; Nubelar by Glidden Company; Fluoroceram by Morton International, Inc.; Duranar by PPG Industries Inc.; and Fluropon by Valspar Corporation.

5. Provide in either 2, 3, or 4 coat system as required for color selected.

[6. Custom colors as selected by Architect.]

***** OR *****
[7. Manufacturer's standard colors as selected by Architect.]
***** OR *****

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® utilizes a computer driven anodizing system which produces the closest color range available.


[B. Clear Anodized:

1. Conforming to AA-M12C22A31 and AAMA 607.1.

2. Architectural Class II, etched, medium matte, clear anodic coating, 0.4 mil minimum thickness.]

***** OR *****
[C. Color Anodized:

1. Conforming to AA-M12C22A42 or A43 or A44 and AAMA 606.1 and 608.1.

2. Architectural Class [I] [II] , etched, medium matte, [black] [dark bronze] [medium bronze] [light bronze] colored anodic coating, [0.7] [0.4] mil minimum thickness.]
***** OR *****
[D. Stainless Steel:

1. [No. 4 satin] [No. 7 high luster] [No. 8 mirror polished] finish conforming with NAAMM AMP 503.

2. Protect finish with factory applied adhesive backed paper covering.]
***** OR *****

Finishes for bronze and brass are identical. Select appropriate finish; refer to naamm amp 502 for clarification.

[E. [Bronze] [Brass]:

1. M32-06X conforming with NAAMM AMP 502, medium satin directional textured finish.

***** OR *****
[2. M21-06X conforming with NAAMM AMP 502, smooth specular (mirror-like) buffed finish.]
***** OR *****
[3. M22-06X conforming with NAAMM AMP 502, specular buffed finish.]

4. Protect finish with 2 coats of sprayed applied lacquer equivalent to Incralac by International Copper Research Association, New York, NY.]


A. Examine conditions and proceed with Work in accordance with Section 01400.


A. Install in accordance with manufacturer's printed instructions, details and approved shop drawings and per AAMA SFM-1.

B. Erect true to line, plumb, level, square and in proper planes with other work, free from twists, sags, waves, buckles or other objectionable defects.

C. Provide anchorage to safely resist stresses to which members will normally be subjected.

D. Anchor securely in place allowing for required movement including expansion and contraction.

E. Separate dissimilar materials at contact points, including metal in contact with masonry or concrete surfaces, with bituminous paint or performed separators to prevent contact and corrosion.


Retain item below when interior assemblies are to be set without sealant in vertical joints between glass panels.

F. Glazing:

1. Commence glass installation at final stage of construction to avoid damage.

2. Handle and install glass in accordance with manufacturer's directions.

3. Prevent nicks, abrasion and other damage likely to develop stress on edges.

4. Do not apply marking materials to glass surfaces.

Delete paragraph below if sealant application is not used.

[G. Glazing Sealant Application:

1. Follow sealant manufacturer's surface preparation and application instructions without exception.

2. Ensure sealant bonding surfaces are sound, clean, dry and free of contamination.

3. Clean glass edges and surfaces in contact with glazing sealant with cleaner recommended by manufacturer.

4. Mask areas adjacent to joints if necessary to obtain neat sealant line.

5. Tool sealant concave and remove masking tape immediately.

6. Clean excess sealant from adjacent surfaces while in uncured stage with recommended solvent.]

H. Door Edge Clearances:

1. Between doors and frame at head and jambs: 1/8 inch.

2. At sills with thresholds: 1/4 inch.

3. At sills without thresholds: 1/2 inch.

4. At meeting edges of pairs of doors: 1/8 inch.


A. Test door operating functions. Adjust closing and latching speeds and other hardware in accordance with manufacturer's instructions to ensure smooth operation.


Retain paragraph below when electronic locking devices are required.

[B. Coordinate installation of electronic locking devices with electrical service specified in Division 16.]

A. Clean surfaces in compliance with manufacturer's recommendations; remove excess mastic, mastic smears, foreign materials and other unsightly marks.

B. Remove protective paper. Clean surfaces and polish to uniform luster. Exercise care to avoid damage of finishes.

C. Wash glass on interior and exterior to remove paint, soil, prints and foreign matter. Clean glass only with mild detergent and water following glass manufacturer's instructions. Do not use abrasive materials.


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