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Acoustic Fabric Panels

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Acoustic Fabric Panels

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Acoustic Ceiling Panels Section 09545

    Snap-Tex International ACOUSTIC FABRIC CEILING PANELS

    2004-10-07 Page 1

PART 1 GENERAL

    1.1 SECTION INCLUDES

    .1 PVC track mounted, acoustic ceiling assembly, stretched fabric covering, site assembled.

    .2 [Supplementary framing to permit secure mounting of panel.]

    .3 Substrate support.

    1.2 RELATED SECTIONS

    .1 Section [______-____________]: Preparation of adjacent work and substrate to receive

    work of this Section.

    1.3 REFERENCES

    .1 ASTM C423 - Standard Test Method for Sound Absorption and Sound Absorption

    Coefficients by the Reverberation Room Method.

    .2 ASTM D5034 - Standard Test Method for Testing Breaking Loads of Woven Textiles.

    .3 ASTM E84 - Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building

    Materials.

    .4 NFPA 701 - Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films. 1.4 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

    .1 Fire Retardant Classification: Class A, to ASTM E84.

    .2 Acoustic Attenuation: NRC [0.80,] [_____,] to ASTM C423.

    .3 Minimum Breaking Load: [______] N ([_____] lb), to ASTM D5034.

    .4 Fabric: High content stable yarns, acoustically transparent, when covering an acoustic

    substrate.

    .5 Suspended Ceiling Flatness Under Load: [1/180.] [1/240.] [1/360.]

    1.5 SUBMITTALS

    .1 Section 01300: Submission procedures.

    .2 Product Data: Submit product data for panel frame, [supports,] [suspended panels,] fabric,

    and rigid acoustic substrate.

    .3 Shop Drawings: Identify panel sizes, panel configurations, track frame profiles, fabric

    selections by elevation, and corner details.

    .4 Samples: Submit [one (1) sample,] [two (2) samples], [300 x 300 mm (12 x 12 inch)]

    [________] size, including panel substrate and fabric. Sample for reviewing for color,

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    texture, fabric tautness, alignment and pattern of weave, fabric translucency, and

    appearance of corners.

    .5 Installer Certificate: Showing installation certification by panel manufacturer. 1.6 QUALITY ASSURANCE

    .1 Fabricators / Installers: Trained and certified by panel manufacturer. 1.7 MOCK-UP

    .1 Section 01400: Requirements for mock-up.

    .2 Provide minimum [____x____] mm ([____x____] inches) mock-up of a panel, including

    acoustic substrate, fabric and a panel joint, as applicable.

    .3 Locate [where directed.] [________.]

    .4 Mock-up may [not] remain as part of the Work.

    1.8 DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND PROTECTION

    .1 Section 01600: Transport, handle, store, and protect products.

    .2 Deliver and store panels in a dry and stable environment.

    .3 Acclimatize fabrics for minimum 24 hours, at temperature and humidity approximating

    that of occupancy prior to installation.

    .4 Protect fabric surfaces from damage.

    1.9 SPECIAL WARRANTY

    .1 Section 01700: Warranties.

    .2 Provide a ten-year manufacturer's warranty against panel core or fabric material defects. PART 2 PRODUCTS

    2.1 MANUFACTURERS:

    .1 Snap-Tex International.

    .2 Substitutions: [Refer to Section 01600.] [Not permitted.] [Refer to Instructions to Bidders.] 2.2 MATERIALS

    .1 Ceiling Grid:

    .1 Mounting Track: Rigid PVC.

    .2 Suspension Assembly: [Steel] [Aluminum] [________] grid members, suspension

    components, [exposed T-bar] [________] grid style.

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    .3 Grid: One-piece frame, hinged if required for above ceiling access, interlocking

    jaw, biased tension.

    .4 Grid Style: [Bevel tegular.] [Square tegular.] [Radius tegular.] .2 Panels:

    .1 Individual Panel Size: [____] mm ([____] inches).

    .3 Acoustic Substrate:

    .1 Panel: Glass fiber core, [2.7 to 3.2 kg (6 to 7 lb) density, semi-rigid acoustical

    glass fiber.] [Reflective substrate.] [Diffusive substrate.] [As required to achieve

    acoustic attenuation, diffusion, reflection, in combination, as required.]

    .2 Ceiling Panel Edge Profile: [Radiused.] [Beveled.] [Square.]

    .3 Panel Nominal Thickness: [____] mm ([____] inches).

    .4 Panel Shape: Refer to Drawings.

    .4 Supplementary Frame/Furring:

    .1 [Wood:] [Metal:] Of sufficient thickness to achieve panel thickness, frame

    integrity, support requirements, and acoustic performance requirements. .5 Fabric Covering:

    .1 Fabric: [By Owner.] [Acoustically transparent fabric, fire retardant to meet

    [ASTM E84] [NFPA 701]] [Ameri-Span inherently flame retardant, wide fabrics.

    .2 Liner: [Fabric] [Perforated Dupont Tyvek] [Snap-Span] [________] type, [3 m (10

    ft)] [4.2 m (14 ft)] [4.8 m (16 ft)] wide, [acoustically transparent,] [________.]

    .3 [Fabric Protection: Dupont Teflon based protectant.]

    .6 Fastener: [Heavy duty 25 mm (1 inch) staples.] [25 mm (1 inch) screws.] [As required,

    compatible with substrate frame surface.]

    .7 Accessories:

    .1 Trim, special frame shapes: [As detailed.] [________.]

    .2 Suspension: Wire/rods from ceiling above, size and strength to support panel dead

    and live loads, other imposed loads, plus safety factor.

    PART 3 EXECUTION

    3.1 PREPARATION

    .1 Do not proceed until surrounding environment is clean and dry.

    .2 Maintain temperature, and humidity at conditions approximating those of occupancy prior

    to, during, and after installation.

    .3 Ensure substrate surface is smooth, flat, and taped and sealed prior to track installation.

    Directly adjoining work must be complete and dry.

    .4 Field measure areas to receive panels; establish exact layout of units.

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3.2 INSTALLATION

    .1 [Install [suspension grid] [furring] [tracks] to achieve nominal ceiling assembly thickness

    of [____] mm ([____] inches.]

    .2 Install track plumb and level, straight with fittings, flush to achieve panel configuration.

    .3 Fasten track frame in consistent manner, minimum 25 mm (1 inch) on center.

    .4 Install acoustic substrate material, continuous to rear base of track.

    .5 Cut fabric from each roll, maintaining sequence of drops and matching direction of weave

    [or pattern if fabric is digitally printed].

    .6 Install fabric into locking jaws of track. Stretch fabric taut; align fabric weave plumb

    vertically and level horizontally.

    3.3 CLEANING

    .1 Section 01700: Cleaning installed work.

    .2 Trim and remove all loose fabric threads.

    .3 Remove surplus materials and debris. Vacuum fabric as required. 3.4 EXTRA MATERIALS

    .1 Provide [____] extra panels [of each size].

    .2 Provide extra [____] sq m ([____] sq yd) of fabric.

    3.5 PROTECTION OF FINISHED WORK

    .1 Section 01700: Protecting installed work.

    .2 Protect finished Work from damage or soiling.

    END OF SECTION

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