By Diana Martinez,2014-07-09 23:24
12 views 0

    Johns Manville

    717 17th Street 80202

    PO Box 5108

    Denver, CO 80217-5108

    Phone: (800) 654-3103

    Fax: (303) 978-2318


    This MANU-SPEC? utilizes the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Manual of Practice, including

    MasterFormat?, SectionFormat? and PageFormat?. A MANU-SPEC is a manufacturer-specific proprietary

    product specification using the proprietary method of specifying applicable to project specifications and master

    guide specifications. Optional text is indicated by brackets [ ]; delete optional text in final copy of specification.

    Specifier Notes typically precede specification text; delete notes in final copy of specification. Trade/brand names

    with appropriate symbols typically are used in Specifier Notes; symbols are not used in specification text. Metric

    conversion, where used, is soft metric conversion.

    This MANU-SPEC specifies Formaldehyde-free? building insulation. These products are manufactured by Johns

    Manville. Revise MANU-SPEC section number and title below to suit project requirements, specification practices

    and section content. Refer to CSI MasterFormat for other section numbers and titles.

    SECTION 07210



    1.01 SUMMARY

    A. Section Includes: Formaldehyde-free? fiberglass thermal [And] [Sound control] insulation.

    Specifier Note: Revise paragraph below to suit project requirements. If a reader of this section could reasonably expect to find a product

    or component specified in this section, but it is actually specified elsewhere, then the related section number(s) should be listed in the

    paragraph below. Add section numbers and titles per CSI MasterFormat and specifier’s practice. In the absence of related sections, delete paragraph below.

    B. Related Sections:

    1. Division 7 Section: Roof Deck Insulation.

    2. Division 7 Section: Joint Sealants.

    3. Division 8 Section: Curtain Wall.

    4. Division 9 Section: Gypsum Board.

    5. Division 9 Section: Acoustical Ceilings.

    6. Division 15 Section: Mechanical: [Duct insulation] [Equipment insulation] [And] [Pipe insulation]. Specifier Note: Article below may be omitted when specifying manufacturer’s proprietary products and recommended installation.

    Retain References Article when specifying products and installation by an industry reference standard. If retained, list standard(s)

    referenced in this section. Indicate issuing authority name, acronym, standard designation and title. Establish policy for indicating

    edition date of standard referenced. Conditions of the Contract or Division 1 References Section may establish the edition date of

    standards. This article does not require compliance with standard. It is a listing of all references used in this section. 1.02 REFERENCES

    C. ASTM International:

    1. ASTM C423 Standard Test Method for Sound Absorption and Sound Absorption Coefficients by the Reverberation

    Room Method.

    2. ASTM C518 Standard Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow

    Meter Apparatus.

    3. ASTM C764 Standard Specification for Mineral Fiber Loose-Fill Thermal Insulation.

    4. ASTM C1014 Standard Specification for Spray-Applied Mineral Fiber Thermal and Sound Absorbing Insulation.

    5. ASTM C1104 Standard Test Method for Determining the Water Vapor Sorption of Unfaced Mineral Fiber Insulation.

    6. ASTM C1304 Standard Test Method for Assessing the Odor Emission of Thermal Insulation Materials.

    7. ASTM C1338 Standard Test Method for Determining Fungi Resistance of Insulation Materials and Facings.

    8. ASTM E84 Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials.

    9. ASTM E90 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of Building

    Partitions and Elements.

    10. ASTM E96 Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials.

    11. ASTM E119 Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials.

    12. ASTM E136 Standard Test Method for Behavior of Materials in a Vertical Tube Furnace at 750?C.

    13. ASTM E736 Standard Test Method for Cohesion/Adhesion of Sprayed Fire-Resistive Materials Applied to Structural


    14. ASTM E759 Standard Test Method for Effect of Deflection on Sprayed Fire-Resistive Material Applied to Structural


    15. ASTM E970 Standard Test Method for Critical Radiant Flux of Exposed Attic Floor Insulation Using a Radiant Heat

    Energy Source.

    D. California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB):

    1. Section 01350 Special Environmental Requirements Specification.

    E. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED):

    1. Materials and Resources (MR) Credit 4.1 - Recycled Content 10%.

    2. Materials and Resources (MR) Credit 4.2 - Recycled Content 20%.

    3. Materials and Resources (MR) Credit 5.1 Regional materials 10%.

    4. Materials and Resources (MR) Credit 5.1 Regional materials 20%.

    Specifier Note: Article below should be restricted to statements describing design or performance requirements and functional (not

    dimensional) tolerances of a complete system. Limit descriptions to composite and operational properties required to link components

    of a system together and to interface with other systems. Because insulation applications may have multiple performance criteria,

    coordinate language used here with other sections.


    F. Design Requirements: Provide [Products/systems] that have been manufactured, fabricated and installed to the following


    1. Fire-Test-Response Characteristics: Provide insulation and related materials with the fire-test-response characteristics

    indicated, as determined by testing identical products per test methods indicated below or other testing and inspecting

    agency acceptable to authorities having jurisdiction. Identify materials with appropriate markings of applicable testing

    and inspecting agency.

    a. Surface Burning Characteristics (ASTM E84): [Specify flame spread/smoke developed ratings.].

    b. Assembly Fire Resistance Rating (ASTM E119): [Specify assembly rating and design number.].

    c. Combustion Characteristics (ASTM E136): [Specify non-combustible.].

    2. Assembly Sound Transmission Rating (ASTM E90): [Specify sound transmission class (STC).].

    3. Sound Absorption (ASTM C423): [Specify noise reduction coefficient.].

    4. Thermal Performance (ASTM C518): [Specify R-value.].

    5. [Specify any additional design requirements (fire, sound, thermal).].

    G. Performance Requirements: Provide [Products/systems] that have been manufactured, fabricated and installed to the

    following criteria:

    1. Surface Burning Characteristics, Unfaced (ASTM E84): Flamespread index 25, smoke developed 50.

    2. Recycled Glass Content: 25%.

    3. Combustibility (ASTM E136): Noncombustible.

    4. Formaldehyde Content: Free of formaldehyde.

    5. [Specify any additional performance requirements (fire, sound, thermal).].

    Specifier Note: Article below includes submittal of relevant data to be furnished by Contractor before, during or after construction.

    Coordinate this article with Architect’s and Contractor’s duties and responsibilities in Conditions of the Contract and Division 1 Submittal

    Procedures Section.


    H. General: Submit listed submittals in accordance with provisions of Section 01300 Administrative Requirements.

    I. Product Data: Submit manufacturer’s product data and installation instructions, including manufacturer’s SPEC-DATA?


    J. Samples: Submit manufacturer’s standard selection and verification samples.

    K. Quality Assurance/Control Submittals: Submit the following:

    1. Test Reports: Upon request, submit [Fire] [Sound] [And] [Thermal] test reports from recognized test laboratories.

    2. Certificates: Submit manufacturer’s certificate that products meet or exceed specified requirements.

    L. LEED Submittals: Provide documentation indicating how the requirements of Credit MR 4.1 [And 4.2] will be met.

    1. List of proposed materials with recycled content. Indicate post-consumer recycled content and pre-consumer recycled

    content for each product having recycled content.

    2. Product data and certification letter indicating percentages by weight of post-consumer and pre-consumer recycled

    content for products having recycled content.

    3. Documentation that the product passes CIWMB Section 01350 for indoor air quality. Specifier Note: Article below should include statements of prerequisites, standards, limitations and criteria that establish an overall level

    of quality for products and workmanship for this section. Coordinate article below with Division 1 Quality Assurance Section. 1.05 QUALITY ASSURANCE

    M. Obtain each type of building insulation through a single source.

    N. Installer Qualifications: Utilize an installer having demonstrated experience on projects of similar size and complexity. Specifier Note: Paragraph below should list obligations for compliance with specific code requirements particular to this section.

    General statements to comply with a particular code are typically addressed in Conditions of the Contract and Division 1 Regulatory

    Requirements Section. Repetitive statements should be avoided.

    O. Regulatory Requirements and Approvals: [Specify applicable requirements of regulatory agencies.].

    1. [Code agency name].

    a. [Report or approval number].

    Specifier Note: Retain paragraph below if mock-up is required.

    P. Mock-Ups: [Specify requirements for mock-up.].

    1. Subject to acceptance by owner, mock-up may be retained as part of finish work.

    2. If mock-up is not retained, remove and properly dispose of mock-up.

    Specifier Note: Retain paragraph below if preinstallation meeting is required.

    Q. Preinstallation Meetings: [Specify requirements for meeting.].

    Specifier Note: Article below should include specific protection and environmental conditions required during storage. Coordinate article

    below with Division 1 Product Requirements Section.


    R. General: Comply with Division 1 Product Requirement Section.

    S. Delivery: Deliver materials in manufacturer’s original, unopened, undamaged containers with identification labels intact.

    T. Storage and Protection: Store materials protected from exposure to harmful environmental conditions and at temperature

    and humidity conditions recommended by the manufacturer.


    Specifier Note: Retain article below for proprietary method specification. Add product attributes, performance characteristics, material

    standards and descriptions as applicable. Use of such phrases as “or equal” or “or approved equal” or similar phrases may cause

    ambiguity in specifications. Such phrases require verification (procedural, legal and regulatory) and assignment of responsibility for

    determining “or equal” products.


    A. Manufacturer: Johns Manville.

    1. Contact: 717 17th Street 80202; PO Box 5108, Denver, CO 80217-5108; Telephone: (800) 654-3103; Fax: (303) 978-

    2318; E-mail:; website:

    B. Proprietary Products/Systems: Building insulation, including the following:

    Specifier Note: Retain the following paragraph and associated subparagraphs for installation within wall cavities, floors and ceilings.

    Product is also available for metal or wood framing and may be used with a separate vapor retarder when moisture control is required.

    Specifier Note: Retain the following paragraph and associated subparagraphs for use in wood or steel stud walls, floor cavities,

    cathedral ceilings, or under wood, metal, or concrete decks.

    1. JM Spider? Custom Insulation System

    Specifier Note: Indicate appropriate R-value in the following subparagraph.

    a. Thermal Resistance (R-Value) (ASTM C 518): [Specify R-value.].

    b. Combustion Characteristics (ASTM E136): Pass.

    22c. Critical Radiant Flux (ASTM E970): 0.11 Btu/ft × s (0.12 W/cm) or greater.

    d. Smoldering Combustion (ASTM C 1149): Pass

    e. Water Vapor Sorption (ASTM C1104): 5% or less.

    f. Odor Emission (ASTM C1304): Pass.

    g. Corrosiveness (ASTM C665, 13.8): Pass.

    h. Fungi Resistance (ASTM C1338): Pass.

    i. Adhesive/Cohesive bond strength (ASTM E 736): pass

    j. Substrate Deflection (ASTM E 759): pass

    Specifier Note: Indicate appropriate recycled content based upon manufacturer’s product literature.

    k. Recycled Content: Certified by Scientific Certification Systems to contain minimum of 20% post-consumer and

    5% pre-consumer recycled glass product, on average of manufacturer’s products.

    l. Prove through documentation that product passes CIWMB Section 01350 for indoor air quality. Specifier Note: Fill in selected thickness in the subparagraph below from those available from manufacturer. If project includes multiple

    thicknesses, indicate below.

    m. Thickness: [Specify thickness.].

    n. Flamespread (ASTM E84): 25, maximum.

    o. Smoke Developed (ASTM E84): 50, maximum.

    p. Material Standards: ASTM C1014 and ASTM C764.

    C. Insulating Materials:

    1. General: Provide insulating materials that comply with requirements and referenced standards.

    q. Loose-fill: Provide required thickness and density per manufacturer’s instructions to achieve indicated R-value.

    2. Recycled Content: To meet the requirements of LEED Credit MR 4.1 [And MR 4.2], provide insulating materials

    complying with the following:

    Specifier Note: Retain, edit or delete the following subparagraphs to suit project.

    r. Credit MR 4.1: Provide insulating materials with post-consumer recycled content constituting a minimum of 5% of

    cost of materials used for project or post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of pre-consumer recycled

    content constituting a minimum of 10% of cost of materials used for project.

    s. Credits MR 4.1 and MR 4.2: Provide insulating materials with post-consumer recycled content [Constituting a

    minimum of 10% of cost of materials used for project or post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of pre-

    consumer recycled content constituting a minimum of 20% of cost of materials used for project] [Constituting a

    minimum of 20% post-consumer recycled content plus 5% pre-consumer recycled content, consisting of a

    minimum of 25%].

    Specifier Note: Edit Article below to suit project requirements. If substitutions are permitted, edit text below. Add text to refer to Division

    1 Project Requirements (Product Substitutions Procedures) Section.


    D. Substitutions: No substitutions permitted.

    Specifier Note: Specify subordinate or secondary items that aid and assist primary products specified above or are necessary for

    preparation or installation of those items. Retain, edit or delete to suit project requirements and specifier practice. 1.09 ACCESSORIES

    E. Tape: Self-adhesive vapor retarder tape with flamespread index of 25 or less, smoke developed index of 50 or less. PART 3 EXECUTION

    Specifier Note: Article below is an addition to the CSI SectionFormat and a supplement to MANU-SPEC. Revise article below to suit

    project requirements and specifier’s practice.


    A. Comply with the instructions and recommendations of the building insulation manufacturer.

    Specifier Note: Specify actions to physically determine that conditions are acceptable to receive primary products of the section.


    B. Site Verification of Conditions:

    1. Verify that site conditions are acceptable for installation of building insulation.

    2. Do not proceed with installation of building insulation until unacceptable conditions are corrected. Specifier Note: Specify actions required to physically prepare the surface, area or site or to incorporate the primary products of the



    C. Protection: Protect adjacent work areas and finish surfaces from damage during product installation. Specifier Note: Coordinate article below with manufacturer’s recommended installation requirements.


    D. General: Installation to be performed by contractor trained and approved by insulation manufacturer, following

    manufacturer’s written instructions applicable to products and application indicated.

    1. Install insulation that is undamaged, dry and unsoiled.

    2. Water Piping Coordination: If water piping is located on inside of insulated exterior walls, coordinate location of piping

    to ensure that it is placed on warm side of insulation and insulation encapsulates piping.

    3. Loose-Fill Insulation: Place loose-fill insulation into spaces and onto surfaces as shown, by machine blowing with

    adhesive in conformance with manufacturer’s instructions. Insulation shall fill cavities or adhere to exposed surfaces

    to the specified thickness and density. Hold insulation back from air vents, flues and heat-generating appliances.

    E. Installation of Vapor Retarders:

    1. General: Where vapor retarders are required, extend vapor retarder to extremities of areas to be protected from vapor

    transmission. Secure in place with adhesives or other anchorage system as indicated. Extend vapor retarder to cover

    miscellaneous voids in insulated substrates, including those filled with loose-fiber insulation.

    2. Firmly attach vapor retarders to substrates with mechanical fasteners or adhesives as recommended by vapor

    retarder manufacturer.

    3. Seal joints caused by pipes, conduits, electrical boxes and similar items penetrating vapor retarders with vapor

    retarder tape to create an airtight seal between penetrating objects and vapor retarder.

    4. Repair any tears or punctures in vapor retarders immediately before concealment by other work. Cover with vapor

    retarder tape or another layer of vapor retarder.

    Specifier Note: Specify provisions for protecting work after installation but prior to acceptance by the owner. Coordinate article below

    with Division 1 Execution Requirements Section.

    1.014 PROTECTION

    F. Protect installed work from damage due to subsequent construction activity on the site. Repair damage to installed products

    prior to installation of finish materials.


Report this document

For any questions or suggestions please email