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NEW CAR PARK BUILDING AT THE MINISTRIES COMPLEX, KUWAIT

for the MINISTRY OF FINANCE


DOCUMENT III-2: PARTICULAR SPECIFICATIONS

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SECTION 05810
EXPANSION JOINT COVER ASSEMBLIES
PART 1 - GENERAL
1.01 WORK INCLUDED
A.

B.

1.02

1.03

FLOOR JOINTS
1.

Factory manufactured pre-engineered heavy duty, fire rated floor joint


system: complete with all fixing devices, condensation barriers and
assembly.

2.

Location: Expamsion Joints in floors

CEILING JOINTS
1.

Factory manufactured pre-engineered fire rated ceiling joint:


comprising integral aluminium frame, concertina type gasket and
associated fixing devices.

2.

Location: in suspended ceilings directly above heavy duty floor joint


system.

RELATED WORK SPECIFIED ELSEWHERE:


1.

Concrete Accessories : Section 03150

2.

Insitu Concrete : Section 03300

3.

Suspended Ceilings: Division 9

QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.

INSTALLER'S QUALIFICATIONS:
1.

B.

C.

Joint cover assemblies shall be installed by skilled personnel having


a minimum of 10 years experience of similar systems.

SUPPLIER'S QUALIFICATIONS:
1.

Obtain anchors and fixings from a supplier specialising in expansion


joint cover assemblies having adequate capacity and facilities to
meet specified requirements.

3.

Obtain written approval of Engineer to fixings supplier.

FIRE PERFORMANCE DATA


1.

Fire rating includes for integrity and insulation rating.

2.

Testing and rating of material to be in accordance with BS 476 : part


20 : 1987 or with USA standard ANS/U.L. 263 procedure, giving a 2
hour rating in accordance with NFPA No.21

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1.04

B.

1.06

Floor movement joints to be fire-rated to a period of 2 hours.

b.

Ceiling movement joints to be fire rated to a period of 1 hour.

SAMPLES:
1.

2.00 M length of proposed floor joint system complete with at least


one 90 bend. Submit sample in extruded aluminium, natural finish.

2.

2.00 M length of proposed ceiling - fixed interior joints, complete with


relevant fire barrier, colour of gasket insert to match ceiling tile.

3.

2.00 M length of fire barrier suitable for use with the chosen system
of jointing. Barrier to be self contained using a galvanised retainer
with integral flanges into which mineral wool insulation can be laid
and adequately supported.

SHOP DRAWINGS:
1.

Submit shop drawings in accordance with requirements of Division 1


in time to meet the construction programme, allowing 21 days for
Engineer's review and approval.

2.

Drawings shall show:


a.

Locations, dimensioned plans, large scale details, attachment


devices and other components.

b.

Manufacturers or fabricators product data sheets for each


process, product or material used or specified either in the
construction assembly or finishing work of this section.

c.

Fire rated components : include all relevant certification and


product data sheets for fire rated barrier component.

PRODUCT DELIVERY STORAGE AND HANDLING


A.

Protect all components during transit, delivery, storage and handling to


prevent damage, soiling and deterioration.

B.

Do not deliver until painting, wet work, grinding and similar operations
which could damage, soil or deteriorate have been completed in installation
areas.

PROJECT CONDITIONS
A.
B.

1.07

a.

SUBMISSIONS
A.

1.05

Fire ratings shall be as follows :

Install floor and ceiling joint systems only when applicable, i.e.: when
adjoining finishes are being installed.
Do not install into concrete /screed surfaces until fully cured.

FABRICATION GENERAL

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2.02

Prior to proceeding with placing of orders, obtain field measurements


of joint widths in concrete structures.

PRODUCTS
A.

FLOOR JOINTS
1.

Floor movement joint manufactured from continuous extruded


aluminium frame to seat within a floor recess. Complete with
continuous extruded aluminium serrated cover plate secured by flat
head machine screw and nut onto floor frame. Centre of joint to be
covered with a continuous extruded aluminium secondary centre
plate with a serrated outer finish, complete with securing bolt
assembly and sub-plate.

2.

Aluminium frame to be fixed into recess by screw fixings in plugs at


maximum 600 mm centres.

3.

Assembly to be carefully levelled to provide a flat, even and smooth


surface free from surface irregularities and unevenness.

4.

Performance Data:
joint width of 100 mm

5.

B.

Floor recess to be oversized to allow for insertion at perimeters of a


closed cell type compressible foam filler piece with a 10X10 mm HD.
mastic caulk.

CEILING JOINTS
1.

Ceiling movement joint comprising standard extruded aluminium


frame, clear anodised finish with integral flexible gasket seal in
concertina type form.

2.

Aluminium frame secured to suspended ceiling hanging grid by self


tapping screws secured at 600 mm centres.

3.

Flexible gasket colour to match ceiling tile colour.

4.

Installation of joint into the ceiling grid system shall be to the approval
of the Engineer, but shall coincide vertically with the location of the
floor movement joint assembly. Ensure no unevenness or ceiling tile
distortion occurs when fitted.

5.

Performance Data:
joint width of 100 mm

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C.

D.

FIRE RETARDANT COMPONENTS


1.

Shall be obtained from the same source as the pre-engineered floor


and ceiling movement devices.

2.

The fire barrier shall be suitable for use with either movement joint
and be itself comprised of factory made components.

3.

Fire rated mastic : See Section 07900

4.

The fire barrier system shall comprise a 24 gauge galvanised


retaining sheath filled with non-combustible filler, approximately 6 mm
thick with integral flanges forming a U shape profile. The carrier will
be filled with mineral wool insulation and fixed into position suitable
for either a floor or ceiling condition.

FASTENERS AND ANCHORS


1.

2.04

Screws
a.

Select material, size, type and finish required for each use and
where supplied as part of an assembly, these shall be
specifically used for the purpose they are intended for

b.

Screws into concrete or grounds shall be screwed within Nylon


type plugs and be correctly sized and drilled to suit the particular
screw.

APPROVED MANUFACTURERS
A.

MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS:


1.

C S Group (UK) Ltd.


tel: 01296 399700

2.

Compriband Ltd.
UK
tel: 0191 417 8707

3.

or equal and approved in writing by the Engineer

PART 3 - EXECUTION
3.01

INSPECTION
A.

CONCRETE SURFACES:
1.

3.02

Ensure that concrete surfaces which will be in direct contact with


fixings are finished true to plane.

INSTALLATION GENERALLY
A.

SETTING OUT:

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1.
B.

Set out floor/and ceiling joint systems in accordance with the


Drawings and final shop drawings.

FIXING:
1.

Provide anchors, supports, fasteners and other attachments shown


or necessary to secure joints in place.

2.

Set floor joints into substrate and ensure firm anchorage.

3.

Attach ceiling joints into suspended ceilings and ensure satisfactory


attachment.

4.

Provide suitable levelling shims for use with floor movement joints.
Adequately pack and fully support along the length where required.
Do not spot pack.

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