SPRUCE GROVE STORAGE BUILDING_____________________________
INSTRUCTION TO BIDDERS
.1 TENDER CLOSE DATE:
September 16, 2008 at 2 pm.
Bids to be opened in private immediately following tender close.
Tenders will be received from the bidders by the Architect. All tenders will be delivered to the Architect’s office.
.2 The Architect/Prime Consultant is:
Raimond Fung Architects Ltd.
#200, 11456 – Jasper Avenue,
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0M1
Tel: ( 780) 488-0554
Fax: ( 780) 488-0573
.3 The Owner is:
Alberta Health Services
Fort Saskatchewan Health Unit
10420 – 98 Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan,
Alberta T8L 2N6
Tel: (780) 992-2347
Fax: (780) 998-3119
.4 Tender will be evaluated by the Owner and will exercise his right to reject any or all bids, the intent
is to award a contract with the valid bid price, time frame, past references, and qualifications. Lowest
price may not be accepted by the Owner.
.5 BID MODIFICATIION:
(a) A bid submitted may be modified provided the modification is in the form of writing, stating the
nature the modification.
(b) Where a modification is directing a change in a bid amount, state only the amount to be added
to or deducted from the original bid amount.
(c) The Owner will not accept responsibility for the content of modifications. The Owner may
disregard any modification proposed.
.6 The Owner reserves the right to negotiate final contract terms with the acceptable Contractor.
.7 Bidders shall not include in their bid prices any amount of federal Goods and Services Tax,
.8 Include with the bid, Consent of Surety the surety company will provide the 50% Performance
Bond and 50% labour and material bond.
.9 The total tender price shall include the erection of new Storage Building, connection of site
services, and required site work as indicated in the documents. The pre-engineered metal
building system package by Star Building System was purchased by the Owner and is being
stored on the project site. The General contractor shall confirm the construction schedule
with the Owner during the tender.
.10 A full schedule and a number of weeks required to complete the work shall be clearly indicated
by the bidders
.11 All Contractors to provide Separate Pricing for the following items:
1) Supply and install all labour and materials for the gas line and the security/telephone line from the existing
building to the new storage building, including all repair /landscaping work required after installation.
2) Supply and install all labour and materials for building insulation ( walls and roof ) for heated structure.
3) Supply and install all labour and materials for all gas ( radiant ) and electric heaters including controls,
sensors, thermostats, etc.
4) Supply and install all labour and materials for ceiling fans, including controls, sensors, thermostats, etc.
5) Supply and install all labour and materials for the air curtain units, including controls, sensors, thermostats,
.11 A non-mandatory site tour/meeting will be conducted on Sept. 4, 2008 at 10 AM.
The Owner, and the Architect will be on site to answer any question.
The project site address is: Stan Woloshyn Building, 205 Diamond Avenue, Spruce Grove, Alberta.
.12 The Bidders shall inspect the existing site conditions and all materials including the
pre-engineered metal building system prior to submitting their bids. The original shop drawings
from the Star Building System is available for bidders, and is strictly for information purpose
.13 Questions related to the tender documents during the tender period shall be directed to the
.1 The General Conditions governing the Work of these Contract Documents are the General
Conditions Agreement, and Definitions of the "Stipulated Price Contract", Standard Construction
Document CCDC- 1994, and Supplementary General Conditions, and Capital Health Standard
Form of Agreement Between Owner and General Constructor.
.2 Be responsible for the co-ordination of all aspects of the work.
.3 The contractor and the Sub-Contractors shall check and verify all dimensions, site survey plan
wherever referring to the work. All dimensions when pertaining to the work of all other trades, shall
be verified with the Sub-Contractor concerned. Any discrepancies with the Contract Documents
must be reported to the Owner and the Consultants immediately. DO NOT SCALE DRAWINGS.
.4 The Owner, Consultant, Alberta Labour, Building Standards Branch, Municipality and Consultants
shall have access to the work for inspection purposes. Testing work will be paid for by the Owner,
when it is deemed necessary, and/or otherwise specified separately.
.5 Conform to Alberta Regulations Governing General Safety during construction, and the Workers'
Compensation Board and other regulations governing safety.
.6 Notify the Owner and Consultant immediately, in the event of any structural uncertainties, during
.7 The Specifications and Drawings are arranged in a manner to indicate the total content of the
Work. For clarity, Specifications are arranged in Standardized Work Sections and Drawings are
arranged to show specific consent. The Contractor shall interpret these documents as a whole.
The arrangement of Specifications and Drawings does not obligate the Consultant or the Owner to
establish limits of responsibility between the Contractor and Sub-Contractors.
Contractor shall pay for and provide all insurance in accordance with requirements of General
.8 Conditions, CCDC 2-1994 and the Capital Health Standard Form of Agreement.
Contractor and sub-trade are allowed to submit equal and or alternate materials and prices only
.9 with the Architect's written consent.
2. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
3. SITE EXAMINATION
.1 All bidders, subtrades, shall visit and examine the site and existing building, new Storage
Building location, and related work to be demolished and removed. Note all characteristics and
features which may affect the work, and make allowances as required.
.1 All materials and workmanship shall conform to the Alberta Building Code (A.B.C.) 2006, as a
minimum and as further indicated in these documents.
.2 Conform to and comply with requirements of Alberta Occupational Health and Safety
Regulations, and the Canadian Construction Safety Code, as they apply to this project.
.3 Conform to all Municipal bylaws, rules and regulations governing the work. Keep building and
property clean of debris and waste material at all times.
.1 The Contractor will pay for utility and service connections, and Building Permit fees.
.2 The Contractor shall obtain and pay for all other permits and charges as required by Municipal,
Provincial or Federal bodies, for the proper performance of the work.
6. SUBSOIL INVESTIGATION
.1 A Soil Investigation Report was prepared by Shelby Engineering Ltd., 9632 – 54 Ave.,
.2 This report can be reviewed at the Architect's office or obtain from the Owner.
7. MATERIAL QUALITY
.1 Unless otherwise stipulated in these Contract Documents, provide and pay for all labor,
products, construction and plant equipment, machinery, tools, transportation and all other
facilities and services necessary for the proper and complete performance of the work.
.2 All products shall be new, unless otherwise specified in these Contract Documents. Any
products which are not specified shall be of a quality best suited for the purpose required, and
their use subject to the approval of the Architect.
.3 Conform to all CGSB, CSA, CAN Series, ASTM, and ULC standards as noted, and provide the
Architect with proof of material conformity, if so requested.
.4 Where published Trade Association Standards or Manuals are referred to in these
specifications or drawings, conform to those standards or manuals, unless approval to vary is
given by the Architect.
.5 Promptly remove all materials not conforming to the Contract Documents or containing defects
deemed irreparable by the Architect.
8. HOARDINGS, BARRICADES and SHORING
.1 Provide all required hoardings, barricades, signs and lights in accordance with municipal
and/or other applicable regulatory governing body requirements.
.2 Maintain all in good condition during the progress of the work. Remove same from site at the
completion of the work.
.3 Protect excavations and adjacent property against cave-ins, shear failure, slides, undermining,
erosion and settlement. Erect shoring, cribbing, bracing, sheet piling to provide such protection
on site. Contractor shall retain a professional engineer for designing and supervise such
necessary work on site.
9. EXISTING UTILITIES
.1 Construct new or relocate power and utility lines, and light standards as required. Make all
necessary arrangements with municipality and utility companies, and comply with their
requirements. Pay all costs.
.2 Make good all curbs, gutters, roads, walks, etc., where any existing work cut into, joined,
altered or damaged by the new work. All work shall match existing as a minimum, and comply
with City of Spruce Grove standards.
.3 Prior to any demolition or clearing, arrange for services and utilities authorities to locate all lines
below grade within the area of work. All underground lines shall be accurately staked. Where
above grade lines or services are affected by the work, make arrangements with applicable
authorities to remove, relocate or protect as necessary. Pay all costs.
10. RECORD DRAWINGS
.1 Provide record drawings of the mechanical and electrical work showing the exact location of
buried services and all other work such as circuiting, finally installed.
.2 The Architect will provide one set of white prints for the sole purpose of marking these items.
.1 Continually remove all waste material and rubbish from the site as it accumulates. Co-
ordinate the work of the various trades in this respect. The cost of such removal by the
various trades is subject to arrangement between the Contractor and the trades. Do not
permit any waste material or rubbish to accumulate.
.2 Immediately prior to inspection and acceptance for Substantial Performance, clean the
grounds and site of all construction material and debris. Sweep exterior clean, and clean
building exterior, including cleaning and polishing glass and metal fixtures. Clean building
.1 Submit copies of shop drawings, brochures, catalogue cuts, samples, colours, finishes, etc.,
as required and in accordance with General Conditions, for Architect’s review. Submit one
reproducible sepia print and three (3) white prints. The Architect will return the marked and
reviewed sepia and one white print.
.2 Upon the substantial completion of the project, a complete site survey plan undertaken by a
registered Surveyor of the Province of Alberta and submitted by the Contractor will be
required. All the data will be sufficient for the Certificate of Compliance from the City of Spruce
Grove. All costs will be paid by the Contractor.
.3 Submit shop drawings for the following:
.1 Pilings & Grade Breams
.3 Motorized Overhead Doors -2 units.
.4 Finish Hardware
.5 Mechanical Equipment and Fixtures as per Mechanical Division
.6 Electrical Equipment and Fixtures as per Electrical Division
.4 All Sub-trades are required to submit 4 copies of operating and maintenance manuals including
with all the warranties and guarantees which will be in three rings hard cover binders.
.5 Submit samples and mocked ups when requested by the Architect, and or otherwise specified.
13. TEMPORARY FACILITIES
.1 Provide temporary water, power, telephone, sanitary facilities etc., during course of work.
.2 Make arrangements with utility authorities, and pay all charges, for water and electric power.
Provide extensions and connections as required, disconnect and make good after.
.3 Provide construction site office, heated in cold weather to 21º, complete with lighting and
plywood layout table. Provide and pay costs for all site utilities usage for the work by the
.4 Provide and maintain sanitary facilities for use of site personnel.
14. SITE SUPERINTENDENCE
.1 Contractor/ Owner shall maintain an experienced full time superintendent, or foreman, who
shall be on the job site at all times during the course of the work till substantial completion.
Superintendent, or foreman, shall be satisfactory to both Owner and Architect and shall
represent the Contractor at the site. Instructions or information given to him by the Architect
shall be deemed as given to the Contractor/Owner.
15. ALLOWANCES / TESTING / CONTINGENCIES
.1 The Owner shall pay all costs for the listed testings and inspection by an independent testing
consultant. Cooperate with testing personnel. Test report copies will be provided to
Contractor, Owner and Architect. Testing and inspection will be required for the following:
.1 Subgrade bearing .3 Pilings & grade beams .5 Structural steel
.2 Compacted fill .4 Concrete .6 Roofing, flashings
16. P.C. SUMS
.1 P.C. Sums are strictly for material costs only. The Contractor shall include in the bid price but
excluding the G.S.T. The Contractor shall provide all necessary labour and installation costs for
all the items, excepted noted otherwise listed in the following:
1. Finish Hardware - $5,000
2. Testings - $ 10,000
END OF SECTION
GUARANTEES AND WARRANTIES
.1 The Contractor and/or the Sub-Contractor shall be responsible for the proper performance of
.2 The Contractor and/or the Sub-contractors agree to correct promptly at his own expense
defects or deficiencies in the work which appear prior to and during the period of one year from
the date of Substantial Performance of the work.
.3 The Contractor and/or the Sub-Contractors shall issue a minimum 12 months warranty for
labour and materials for the whole work to the Owner. Specific items for extended guarantee
periods are specified under specific sections, and in the following:
TITLE DESCRIPTION DURATION
Pre-engineered Metal Building Warranty & Guarantee 1 year min.
Asphalt paving Warranty & Guarantee 2 Years
Flashing Work Manufacturer Warranty 10 Years
Caulking Warranty & Guarantee 2 Years
Overhead Garage Door Warranty 2 year
Mechanical As per specs.
Electrical As per specs.
END OF SECTION
1. Prior to any site work, all new and existing site elevations, site services must be verified and located. A
Survey will be required to establish the exact layout of the buildings, new and existing site elevations.
2. DEMOLITION & BACKFILL
(a) Only fences and structures that are in the way of the work should be moved or demolished. The
perimeter fence must be maintained at all time.
(b) Prevent movement or settlement of adjacent work. Provide and place bracing or shoring and be
responsible for safety and support of such work.
(c) Carry out demolition and excavation in an orderly and careful manner so as to cause no
inconvenience to adjacent properties.
(d) Leave site in a condition acceptable for commencement of new construction.
(e) Fill spaces and holes below grade beyond the structure with low plastic clay approved by engineer.
Compact to 98% Standard Proctor Density in lifts 200 mm (8”) compacted thickness.
.3 Strip all unwanted topsoil and gravel, from the project site and dispose of it away from site. Excavate to
elevations, depths, levels indicated. Keep dry and free from frost. Excavate to allow placing of frames and
services. Dispose of excavated material away from site except that approved for backfill.
4 Backfill with care in layers so as not to disturb or damage services, damp proofing, weeping tiles, foundation
walls or grade beams. Do not exert undue pressure on foundation walls or grade beams.
5 Backfill by hand with care around and over service lines, after lines are inspected and approved, to a depth
of 300 mm (12”) over top of lines. Compact to required density.
6 Remove existing sub soil to depth indicated for asphalt paving. Scarify, grade and compact top 150 mm (6”)
of exposed subsoil, compacting to 98% Standard Proctor Density. Proof roll using loaded gravel truck.
Excavate fill and re-compact soft spots. Grade to correct levels to receive fill or base material.
.7 Granular fill, 19 mm. (3/4”) crushed, washed gravel to City of Spruce Grove, Servicing Standards Manual.
Sand, clean washed coarse.
.9 Under asphalt paved area provide 150 mm (6”) of 19 mm (3/4”) aggregate.
Under sidewalks, place 50 mm (2”) of sand cushion.
10 Place fills and back fills in 150 mm (6”) layers, compacted to required Standard Proctor Densities and
compaction as follows. (ASTM D698-78).
a.) Service lines, protective cover: Sand, 100%.
b.) Slabs on grade: 19 mm. aggregate, 98%.
c.) Foundation Walls: Approved subsoil, 95%.
d.) Paving: 19 mm. aggregate, 100%.
e.) Landscaped areas: Subsoil, 95%.
.11 Grade remainder of site, to contours, levels as indicated. Ensure grade slopes away from building not less
Subgrade to the following grades:
a.) Concrete sidewalks: 150 mm. below design grades.
b.) Asphalt Paving: 225 mm. below design grades.
.12 Backfill excavations and fill to required new grade and new elevations as indicated on the site plan drawing.
.13 Provide all service lines, water, gas, sewage, electric power. Make all arrangements with utilities authorities
including testing as required. Contractor will pay utilities street hook-up costs.
END OF SECTION
.1 Perform cast-in-place concrete work in accordance with the following standards:
Concrete Materials and Methods of Concrete Construction – CSA-A23.1-94
Methods of Test for Concrete – CSA-A23.2-94
American Concrete Institute(ACI 315) Detailing Manual.
Reinforcing Steel Institute of Ontario (RSIO) Manual of Standard Practice.
.2 Concrete materials:
Portland Cement : to CSA –A5
Aggregates: to CSA-A23.1
Water: to CSA-A23.1
Air Entraining Admixtures: to CAN3-A266.1
Chemical Admixtures: to CAN3-A266.1
Chemical Admixtures: to CAN3-A266.2. Calcium chloride will not be permitted.
Supplementary Cementing Materials: to CSA-A23.5
.3 Concrete acessaries: Voild form by Beaver Plastics, bonding agent to be high polymer resin emulsion,
mixed with cement mortar or grout to form a water resistant adhesive bond.
.4 Obtain Prime Consutlant`s approval of reinforcing before placement of concrete commences. Provide
reasonable time for notification to the consultant for the inspection.
.5 Place concrete as a continuous operation.
.6 Use winter concreting methods with CSA-A23.1 when the mean daily temperature falls below 5 C.
.7 Protect freshly placed and consolidated concrete against damage or defacement form adverse weather
.8 Refer to structural engineering consultant requirements.
END OF SECTION
.1 Steel sections and plates: to CAN/CSA- G.40.20/G40.21-M, Grade 260W, 350 Mpa minimum.
.2 Prime Paint: oil alkyd type to CAN/CGSB-1.40-M89
.3 Welding to CSA W59-M, and the fabricator certified to CSA W47.1. Include for welding inspection in the
contract if applicable.
.4 Bolts: to ASTM A325, high strength.
.5 Fabricate all work to CSA S16 and S16SI as a minimum.
.6 Construct all work square, true and accurate, all joints smooth flush welded and ground. All welded
joints continuous full length. Fabricate to maximum size, ready for erection.
.7 Clean all metal parts exposed in final assembly and scheduled to receive paint finish to SSPC SP5,
white metal blast cleaning. Apply one coat shop primer (to CGSB 1-GP-40M) to all surfaces except
areas to be welded, original primed steel structure provided by the pre-engineered building supplier, or
built into concrete or masonry.
.8 Erect all work providing all connections, anchorage bolts, plates, welding to provide a finished product.
Supply items to be cast or built into concrete and masonry in time for installation. Install work rigid,
secure, for intended use, all in proper location, leveled aligned and plumbed accurately.
.9 Install, apply all Work in accordance with manufacturer’s/fabricator’s written instruction and Contract
Documents, plumb, true, level and rigid.
.10 Refer all other requirements to the structural consultant’s drawings.
END OF SECTION
.1 The Contractor shall assume full responsibility for the fabrication, transportation and erection of all
structural steel to the lines and levels shown on the drawings and in accordance with the requirements of this
.2 The following code, standards, handbook and acts are referenced and form part of this standard:
- CAN/CSA-g40.20-m92 General requirements for Rolled or welded Structural Quality Steel.
- CAN/CSA-G40.21-M92 Structural Quality Steels
- CSA-S16.1-94 Steel Structures for Buildings-Limit states design
- CSA-S136-94 Cold Formed Steel Structural members
- CSA-W47.1-92 Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Steel Structures
- CSA W48.1-M1991 Carbon Steel Covered Electrodes for Shielded Metal Arc Welding
- CSA W59-M1989 Welded Steel Construction ( Metal Arc Welding)
- ASTM: A53, A135, A139, A307, A325M
.3 The design of all structure shall be in accordance with CSA-S16.1-94 and the requirements of this
.4 Erection shall be in accordance with CSA-S16.1-94, the requirements of this documents and CISC code
of standard practice for structural steel. The Erector shall furnish all other materials, tools, labour,
equipment and supervision required to install the structure.
.5 Field welds shall be made by welders who have been qualified in accordance with CSA-W47.1-92. All
field welding shall be in accordance with CSA-W59-M1989.
.6 High Strength Bolting: Bolts shall be tightened by the calibrated wrench method in accordance with the
provisions of CSA-S16.1-94. A device capable of measuring direct bolt tension shall be available on the
on the job throughout the course of the work in order to maintain proper wrench calibration.
.7 Contractor provide erection drawings and shall be referenced to the Engineer’s drawings. Erection
Drawings showing show clearly the marking and position of each member, and also details of all
.8 Refer to structural engineering consultant’s requirements.
END OF SECTION
.1 The design, details, materials, accessory items, fabrication, delivery, and erection of the pre-engineered
rigid frame metal buildings shall be in accordance with the latest editions, supplements, and all addenda
thereto, of the following standards, codes, and specifications:
ASTM A325M Specification for High Strength Bolts for Structural Steel Joints
ASTM A366M Specification for Steel, Carbon, Cold Rolled Sheet, Commercial Quality.
ASTM A446M Specification for Steel Sheet, Zinc Coated (Galvanized) by the Hot Dip
Process, Structural (Physical) Quality.
ASTM A525-M Specification for General requirements for Steel Sheet, Zinc-Coated
(Galvanized) by the Hot Dip Process
CSA-S136-94 Cold Formed Steel Structural Members
CAN/CSA-G40.20-M92 General Requirements for Rolled or Welded Structural Quality Steel
CAN/CSA-G40.21-M92 Structural Quality Steels
CAN-W47.1-92 Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Steel Structures
CSA W48.1-M1991 Carbon Steel Covered Electrodes for Shielded Metal Arc Welding
CSA W59-M1989 Welded Steel Construction ( Metal Arc Welding)
CSSBI 30M-82 Standard for Steel Building Systems
CSSBI 10M-86 Standard for Steel Roof Deck
CSSBI 101M-84 Zinc Coated Structural Quality Steel Sheet for Steel Deck
CSSBI B10 -85 Wind Load Design Criteria for Steel Building Systems
CSSBI C1-89 Certificate of Design and Manufacturing Conformance for the Steel
SSPC-SP1 Solvent Cleaning
SSPC-SP6 Commercial Blast Cleaning
.2 Contractor shall examine thoroughly all components of the existing package of the Star Building System
provided by the Owner and being stored on site. Advise the Owner and the Consultants for any
.3 Where there is through penetration of the wall surface, the fasteners used shall be cadmium plates with
Weathered –seal washers, or carbon steel shank fasteners with vinyl headers.
.4 Insulation and Vapour Barrier:
- Roof insulation shall be fiberglass blanket with minimum RSI value of 5.47 (R=30)
- Wall insulation shall be fiberglass blanket with a minimum RSI value of 3.65 (R=20)
- The vapor barrier shall be either integral with the insulation or a separate sheet with a
permeance rating of 0.13kg/Pa.s.m2 (0.02 perm) or less, and a minimum thickness
of 0.15 mm (6 mil).
.5 Hollow Metal Doors, Frames and Hardware:
The standard of quality adopted for mandoors and frames shall be that established by the Canadian
Manufacturing Standards for Steel Doors and Frames published by the Canadian Steel Door and Frame
- All door swing and hand shall be as shown on drawings. All door sizes shall be 915 x 2,134 (3”x7”).
- All door leaves and frames shall be given a baked on prime coat, shop applied to
- Mandoors and frames shall be primed both sides with one (1) coat of Glid-Guard Primer No.5206
Gray or approved equal- 2.0 mil dry film thickness. Mandoors shall have one(1) finish coat of
Glid-Guard Alkyd Industrial Enamel No. 4550 series or approved equal – 2 mil dry film thickness.
Color to be determine by the Architect.
- All mandoors and/or hollow metal doors and frames shall be fully insulated.
.6 Overhead Doors: 2 units. All installation to manufacturer instructions.
Contract submit shop drawings for the complete system and Electirc Operator.
Product: Heavy Duty Thermacore Doors, 591 Series, by Overhead Door or equal product.
Size: to fit the opening provided by the pre-engineered metal building.
Exterior & Interior Color: white
Warranty: 10 years delamination
Options Included: Thermal glazing as per drawings indicated
Electric operator- push button with Model SEL+, ½ Horse Power
Thermal glazing: as per drawings indicated.
EPDM rubber header seal.
Five-pin tumbler key lock
Sup-UR-Seal jam weatherstrip
Door in downward motion shall immediately stop and fully open upon contact with obstruction.
.7 All structural steel shall be painted in accordance with specification 013199-C2x2-42ES-0012 “ External
Coating of Aboveground Piping, Valves, Equipment and Structural Steel”
.8 All erection of the pre-engineered building shall conform to the manufacturer instructions.
END OF THE SECTION
.1 Metal : a.) Galvanized to ASTM A361M, with Z275 zinc coating.
b.) Prefinished to ASTM A526, galvanized with factory applied colour finish to CSSBI
Technical Bulletin No. 5, in colour to match existing building
.2 Accessories : Nails, screws, washers, etc., all hot dip zinc coated. Use nylon washers with prefinished
metal. Solder for galvanized metal only.
.3 Form Flashing, and all roof sheet metal work where exposed, of coloured prefinished metal, to profiles
as detailed or as required. All to Alberta Roofing Contractors Association (ARCA) Division 3, Section 12
and Division 4, as a minimum, all formed to a true, hard and flat face. All exposed drip edges to be
hemmed 12.7 mm. (1/2”). Form all pieces to maximum length.
.4 Install to direct all moisture to exterior, coordinating work of others, to ensure proper application.
Fasten securely to building structure using concealed fastening systems. Do not solder prefinished
metal. Make all connections allowing for thermal movement.
.5 Minimum metal core thickness as follows :
All flat sections, 300 mm. (12”), or over : 0.79 mm or more
Concealed fastening strips : 0.79 mm.
Flashings at wall openings : 0.478 mm.
.6 Alternatively, to prefinished sheet metal, prefinished sheet aluminum may be used having factory
applied colour enamel finish to AAMA 605.
.7 Provide metal flashing where roof meets vertical walls, roof curbs, skylite curbs, roof equipment
supports, and all roof penetrations (plumbing, etc.). Do not use gum boxes for roof penetrations.
All metal flashing work will be part of the independent roofing inspection and testing, and will be
conducted by the roofing inspector retained by the Architect. 5 years of ARCA warranty will be required.
END OF SECTION
.1 Sealant for use on millwork ceramic wall tile: one part mildew resistant silicone: Dow 697, GE 1700.
.2 Sealant for use as an air seal at the interior face of exterior perimeter walls, and perimeters of door and
window frames: non-hardening, non-skinning butyl: PRC 101, Tremco Curtain Wall Sealant.
.3 Sealant for use as a filler at interior dry and non-moving vertical joints only (not to be used on floors):
Paintable on part Acrylic Latex: Tremco Acrylic Latex.
.4 Sealant for use on all floors: two component polysulphide, PRC Rubber Caulk 250. For roads, and
paving where fuel or oil is present, use 2 component polyurethane, PRC 3105.
.5 Sealant for interior and exterior general purpose use, except uses as indicated in preceding sentences:
one part construction silicone: Dow 790, GE Silpruf.
.6 Joint filler: extruded closed cell foam rod, 30 to 50% oversized, polyethylene, neoprene or butyl rubber
which will not adhere to sealant.
.7 Clean all joints before sealant to remove oils, greases, dirt or any matter which may affect proper bond
of sealant to substrate. Prime joint sides as recommended by sealant manufacturer for the specific
materials. Apply joint filler to provide a sealant width to depth ratio of 2:1.
.8 Apply acrylic latex sealant before painting, this type can be painted over. do not apply any other type of
sealant until after all painting is completed and paint is dry.
.9 Apply sealant using gun with proper size nozzle and with sufficient pressure to fill joint solidly in one
pass. Superficial pointing with skin bead will be rejected. Face of sealant to be tooled to a smooth
concave surface, free of sags, wrinkles, air pockets or imbedded impurities.
.10 Air sealant does not harden or skin over and must be installed in such a manner, that it will be covered
by trim, base or other applied finish.
END OF SECTION
CONCRETE FLOOR FINSHES
.1 A concrete densifier and sealer shall be installed and applied to the interior concrete floor in the
Basement and on the new constructed Warehouse area to achieve higher abrasion resistance, and
reduction of water absorption and also against any stains, oils, and acids.
.2 All storage, handling, preparation, and application shall be carried out by the approved applicator from the
.3 The products include Pentra - Sil and PentraGuard by Convergent Concrete Technology, and shall be used for
interior surfaces only.
.4 Apply 1 coat of Pentr-Sil and then 2 coats of PentraGuard on the interior concrete surfaces.
.5 Pentra-Sil is a non-flammable, non-toxic, water-based formulation containing no solvents or harmful levels of VOCs.
.6 PentraGuard is a high performance lithium-silica and polymer penetrant for concrete and masonry which is a
solvent free treatment to enhance concrete surfaces, to restore shine, hardness, stain resistance and cleanability.
.7 All preparation and installation shall strictly follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
END OF SECTION
.1 The painting and finishing specifications are based on and make reference to the Canadian Painting Contractors’
Architectural Painting specification Manual, 1993 edition.
.2 All delivery, storage, handling, site interior and exterior conditions, preparation of surfaces for painting, shall follow the
manufacturer’s instructions and CPCA painting guidelines.
.3 All painting work must be prime plus 2 finish coats as minimum.
.4 GLOSS LEVELS:
.3.1 Interior paint finishes:
Semi-gloss for public areas, washrooms, detailing area, storage, loading, general retail areas,
mechanical, electrical room, washable type for the detailing area.
Flat for exposed steel joists and all mechanical ductwork and electrical conduits.
.5 Applications of coatings shall strictly follow all the manufacturer’s instructions.
.6 All doors and frames shall be painted and/or stained.
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