Guide Specification for High-Performance Architectural Coatings

Linetec Guide SpecificaitonA new guide specification for factory-applied metal finishes, “Section 05 0513 Shop Applied Coatings for Metal 3-part Guide Specification,” is available for download from Linetec’s online Architect Resources section of its website.

Prepared according to the principles of Construction Specification Institute and Construction Specifications Canada (CSI/CSC), the guide specification reflects MasterFormat™ titles and numbers as of April 2011. Linetec’s six-page document coordinates with Division 01 to address various sections pertaining to both polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) liquid paint coatings and anodize finishes for aluminum railings, metalwork, frames, louvers, sun screens, roof and wall panels, doors and entrances, windows and skylights, storefronts, curtainwalls, and more.

As the first-known, non-propriety guide spec offering concise language for selecting and specifying high-performance PVDF and anodize finishing in CSI three-part format for shop-applied metal finishes, this spec goes beyond the stringent standards and regulations, It offers specifiable differences that contribute to a projects long life, durability, and in turn lowers risk or involved.

This trusted, standard format improves communication among all parties involved in commercial, architectural and institutional projects. It provides consistent documentation for architects to include in the project manual and bid requests they send to contractors. This allows them to evaluate the products and services that meet the required specifications and will achieve their design goals. This helps project teams meet owners’ requirements, timelines and budgets, and in turn, lowers risk for all involved.

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Guide Specification for High-Performance Architectural Coatings

A new guide specification for factory-applied PVDF (Kynar®) and anodize finishes, Section 05 0513 Shop Applied Coatings for Metal, is available for download in 3-part CSI MasterFormat, from Linetec’s online Architect Resource Center.

Product finishing has always been a part of a project guide specification, but merely as a short description of the desired coating.  This guide specification not only ensures that the desired finish is specified, but also that the finish is applied with the best practices and technologies to guarantee the most durable, sustainable, and environmentally-friendly finish for your project.

Formatted in Word and Word Perfect to be easily incorporated in your firm’s master specification and used as a basis for developing project specifications, this written guide specification delivers complete and concise aluminum finishing information.

The three parts of Linetec’s new guide specification are:

  • Part 1 – General – references for industry-specific standards; submittals to minimize liability; quality assurance including instructions for proper delivery, storage and handling; and warranties
  • Part 2 – Products – acceptable applicators and shop-applied finishes
  • Part 3 – Execution – adjusting for touch-up, cleaning after installation, and developing a schedule for shop-applied finishes

Download 05 0513 Shop-Applied Coatings for Metal guide specification in Word or Word Perfect from Linetec’s Architectural Resource Center.

This non-proprietary guide specification offers specifiable differences and best practices ensuring long-life and durability for your architectural projects.