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3.10 Methods of Installation

Installation Organization Manual & Procedures

Projects Installed by B & C Awnings Inc

3.11-On Contracts and Purchase Orders which include installation B & C Awnings Inc will assign named responsible internal Management and Staff together with  duties and provide all the materials, personal and equipment essential to and the manufacturing of the units listed on the approved submissions forming a part of that contract.

3.12-Contractor/Buyers should give special attention to the exclusions listed on the original Proposal especially backing suitability and locations, also contained within the approved submissions and within the Contract.

3.13-Failure by Contractor/Buyer to provided listed exclusions may prohibit B & C’s installers from proceeding and necessitate withdrawal of Installer Crews with consequent delays, re-scheduling and additional equipment and trip charges.

3.14-Every B & C Installed Project will have assigned the following persons

Numbered 1006 thru 1016. Each of these people have a Job Title which shows a brief responsibility contribution  to each Project.

3.15– Contractor, Buyer Telephone enquiries should be directed to the appropriate personnel Contractor/Buyers should familiarize there staff with the appropriate Contact Person pertaining to their specific respective needs and direct their enquiry to the appropriate division to avoid delays, call backs and timely resolutions.

3.16-Project Estimator (Initiates Proposals)

3.17-Contract Negotiator and Signatory (Negotiates Terms and approves Contracts)

3.18-Contract Secretary (Administers Contract related papers)

3.19-Project Supervisor (Senior Manager Overall)

3.10-Project Submission Secretary (Overseas, Submissions, Drawings, Samples)

3.11-Project Production Manager (Overseas Manufacturing)

3.12-Project Managers Coordinator (Coordinates all project Schedules))

3.13-Scheduling and Shipping Secretary (Overseas Delivery Schedule)

3.14-Installation Crew Chief (Field Supervisor)

3.15-Installation Assistant(s) (Field Technician)

3.16-Account Secretary ( Administration of accounts)

3.17– Project submissions will contain a list of the above persons assigned together with Extensions, Fax, Email and Phone Numbers.

General Expansion of Duties  for B & C Awnings Inc Personnel 

(See Detailed Job Description Manual for more information)

3.106Project Estimator (Initiates Proposals)

Receives all job bid invitations, locates new sources, responds to all bid enquiries converts all enquiries into firm bid proposals and ensures that these go out either in person or coordinates with others in same department. Sends out promotional material catalogues etc.

3.107Contract Negotiator & Signatory (Negotiates Terms and  approves Contracts)

Negotiates Proposals, Trouble Shoots and Reviews Contracts Terms and Purchase Orders following receipt of approved submissions and amends or negotiates general terms

3.108Contract Secretary (Administers Contract related papers)

Receives and Sends all contract related materials and documentation, stop notices, lien Notices, Notice to Owners, Drawings, Approvals, Change Orders

3.109-Project Supervisor (Senior Manger overall)

Responsible for all aspects of projects except Contracts, Billing, Ordering, Estimating, Scheduling and utilizes 3.12-Project Managers Secretary (Coordinates) as his/her assistant.

3.110- Project Submission Secretary (Overseas , Submissions, Drawings, Samples )

Responsible to ensure that all supportive material is prepared for new and existing jobs is mailed out , follows through on all proposals to ascertain status keeps status reports. Passes potential Jobs through to 3.107-Contract Negotiator & Signatory for lock in and to negotiate letters of intent

3.111Project Production Manager(Overseas Manufacturing)

Works with 3.109-Project Supervisor and others to ensure every aspect of manufacturing is covered. Reviews all correspondence with 1012-Project Managers Secretary Supervisors all Factory Staff, gives out assignments and determines production schedule.

Handles Field measurements

3.112– Project Managers Coordinator)

Directly responsible to both 1111-Production Manager and 1109-Project Supervisor. For overall communication and coordination and correspondence to keep clients informed This person also is responsible to have on hand emergency preparedness information, Local Medical Facilities, Vehicle and Company Insurance information together with personal identification information, and family contacts

3.113Scheduling and Shipping Secretary (Overseas Delivery Schedule)

This Secretary researches out the lowest shipping rates, obtains firm written quotations coordinates all Schedules from Vietnam with appropriate Managements and customers.

And in general supportive of Production Manager his secretary and Project Supervisor and his Secretary.

3.114-Installation Crew Chief

The Project Supervisor (3.19) assigns each project a Installation Crew Chief (Field Supervisor)on the board for the following days work.

The Field Supervisor is The Installation Crew Chief B & C’s Representative in the field .. His highest responsibility is Employee and Public Safety and must hold and record Tail Gate Meeting on every job .He must visit the Job Trailer when on a Job Site and become knowledgeable about the location of emergency facilities and trained Medical Staff The Crew Chief is also responsible for over all Job Supervision, Quality Control, Tool and Equipment Security ,General on site Supervision and Communication with Contactor/Buyer Personnel. He must familiarize himself with the entire job ,Study the Drawings and Installation Sequence, Part of his responsibilities is as follows:

Coordinate with (3.12) Project Managers Coordinator on which Vehicle to use

Assign, Supervise follow through and check Crew Assistant (s) (3.15) Vehicle Inspection to check for Tires, Fuel. Oil Water Safety and Operation of Vehicle.

Assign to Crew Assistant (s) (3.15) to check with (3.13) Scheduling and Shipping Secretary location of units, and load in correct order based on Schedule.

Assign to Crew Assistant(s) 3.15-

List of tools required

List of fasteners

List of ladders, Lifts, Special Equipment (check with 3.12)-Project Managers Coordinator) this is on site with contact names

The Crew Chief is to ensure that the units are provided and installed in accordance with the approved submissions with which he must be perfectly familiar. If due to site conditions any deviation from the approved submissions becomes or appears necessary or he is instructed verbally by the Contractor/Buyers Representative or Site Foreman to deviate he must call the (3.12) Project Managers Coordinator before proceeding. Failure to do this may result in his work being rejected by the Architect.

Crew Chief’s must under no circumstances antagonize ,argue, become angry with Contractor/Buyer Job Superintendants with whom they and others are to work. They are to be peacemakers They have no authority to obligate B & C Awnings Inc, Sign documents or agree to do work other than that work assigned unto them. All requests to do additional work by the Contractor/Buyers representatives work or change from the assigned schedule must be referred to the Project Manager or Project Managers Coordinator who may require a change order.

Next to Safety Considerations, one of the highest responsibilities of the Crew Chief is to ensure that everything essential to accomplish the timely and professional installation of all the units as per the approved drawings has been loaded, taken, delivered and installed. In case of unforeseen difficulties which would otherwise delay installation he is to find a solution either from his own experience, that of his Crew Assistant(s), Installation Manual of Instruction or others then report that proposed solution to his Project Manager for final approval before resolving the matter. In addition to trouble shooting when he arrives at a Job Site he is to become acquainted with the location of local Supplier Providers for Additional Materials, Anchors, Specialist Supplier or some one on the job site, who is able to carry out any Factory Correction or a provider for any lost or missing shortages of anchor components or tools at a lesser cost than returning to B & C or having solutions shipped. As Crew Chief he is to become both cost and time conscious in order to make responsible decisions Crew Chief are not to engage in criticism, expressions of anger or frustration, back biting or arguments Any lack of cooperation, discontent or personality clashes must immediately be brought to the attention of the Project Manager or Project Managers Coordinator for resolution and not attempted to be addressed in the field.

3.115Installation Assistant(s) (Field Technician)]

Installation Assistants are the most important people in the field. They are B & C representatives and must appear, dress and behave as professionals. An Installation Assistant is not a trainee but an Expert Technicians directly responsible for receiving all instruction and assignments from the Crew Chief whose duty is to carry out every aspect of preparation and installation .They are personally and directly responsible for the locking up of and security of all tools and equipment. They must dress, look and behave like the professional that he is At no time is he justified while on B & C premises or on a job site in being idle .He has a duty to specifically request work assignments from the moment that he clock in or arrives on a Job Site. Installation Assistants are to remain alert and attentive to all site conditions and assist in problem solving. Support of his Crew Chief.

Installation Assistants  are not to engage in criticism, expressions of anger or frustration, back biting  or arguments Any discontent or personality clashes must be brought to the attention of the  Project Manager or Project Managers Coordinator for resolution and not attempted to be addressed in the field.

3.116-Account Secretary ( Administration of accounts)

This Secretary is responsible for  the overall smooth running of deposits and receivables

Insurances and all matters related to the administration of Contracts

Projects Installed by Contractor/ Buyer

3.200- Contractor/Buyer is responsible under this heading to provide all the ordering  checking, receiving, unpacking, unloading permits, inspections, coordination’s and installations.

3.201- Strict attention should be given by Buyer/Contractor  to provide exact product description sizes, type and color finishes on purchase orders or contracts.

3.202- Based on Contractor/Buyer exact measurements B & C will provide the units as per the approved submissions which Contractor/Buyer must check and approve as definitive with units fabricated  + or – ?

3.203- Any cost impact incurred as a result of a latter deviation requirement from B & C’s approved submittals, alteration addition, subtraction or re- manufacture will be the responsibility of the Contractor/Buyer.

3.204- Larger volumes of units result in lessening  the unit cost to fabricate and ship Once Fabrication has commenced Contractor/Buyer cannot presuppose that part order cancellation will result in a proportionate cost reduction, Units are provided with all the fasteners to ensure complete assembly excepting at the point of attachment to the building. Because the construction and conditions of every project varies. B & C may at their own discretion provide those nuts bolts or fasteners which they in good faith believe is relative to the situation however the buyer has the duty to inform  B & C of their own specific needs, which it is the Buyer/Contractors responsibility to provided themselves accordingly.

3.205-Contractor/Buyer must pay Shipper directly at point of delivery and provided there own unloading unless the amount for shipping  been clearly shown on the Contractor/Buyer Purchase order and paid for in advance by the Contractor/Buyer to B & C.

3.206- Contractor/Buyer’s first duty and responsibility before signing for receipt of goods is to check the packing list for any shortages or damage and list them on the signature sheet. Contractor/Buyer’s who neglect this procedure do so at their own risk

3.207- B & C Awnings Inc reserve the right to reject any claims for shortages if such shortages are not listed on the delivery receipt. Contractor/Buyer’s has the responsibility to provide at the point of delivery qualified personnel to undertake this check list procedure on the lists as provided.

General Step by Step Instructions To Installers Applicable to all types of Installations

3.301- The First Step for any Chief Crew Installer is to review in detail the scope of work, study the approved shop drawings and fully understand the construction of the units, check that the dimensions are correct, weight and finishes are correct together with all the details pertaining to anchoring. The Crew Chief  must obtain  a clear understanding of the order or sequence of installation so that he can direct the Installation Field Technician Assistant(s) as in 3.302 and especially 3.306, The Crew Chief must be fully acquainted with site conditionsbefore going on a trip to determine if protective Decking such as plywood is needed or to be taken. Is weather protection for the units or Special clothing required?

3.302- The Crew Chief Installer should check and assemble from the Delivery Note Schedule list all the Unit and Components to ascertain that they are fully complete or assign this work to his Installation Field Technician Assistant(s). In addition, The Crew Chief Installer needs to assign and assist an Installation Field Technician Assistant(s) to assemble all the necessary tools, ladders equipment or check with the Project Managers Coordinator that hired boom lifts or other equipment is already on site.(with type location and contact numbers) He must also assemble all the fixers, nuts bolts washers and screws, paint touch up brushes, and other matters listed and required for the professional installation of the project. The Crew Chief Installer must obtain from the Project Managers Coordinator emergency preparedness information such as location of Emergency Centers or Doctors. Together with maps also personnel identity records, Insurance and License Data in case of an Insurance or Accident Claim.

3.303- In the event that the present location of the units requires trucking  to the job site. He must coordinate with the  Scheduling and Shipping Secretary to ascertain there whereabouts. The Crew Chief should determine the order or sequence in which the units are to be loaded or unloaded (see 3.301) and direct his Installation Field Technician Assistant(s) which Vehicle to use and assign a Driver to check the Vehicle for all aspects of safety Brake Lights, Tires, Screen, Tow Bar, Fuel, Oil, Water an that they have a First Aid Kit and a copy of  B & C’s Safety Program aboard together with contact information in case of an emergency at the job site.

3.304- In case of a vehicle breakdown The Crew Chief  must become perfectly informed as to the exact cause, condition and advise The Project Manger or Project Managers Coordinator immediately by phone, If he and his Installation Field Technician Assistant(s) and the  Driver are unable to resolve the problem themselves he must make recommendations and be clear about his exact location and circumstance. The Crew Chief  must provid a clear description of any local provider, breakdown services garage’s or repair shops, who may be able to assist.

3.305- On arrival at any Job Site the first duty of The Crew Chief is to review the safety of the Job Site with his Installation Field Technician Assistant’s crew, hold and record a short tail gate meeting to detect and discuss any site dangers especially where ladders or boom lifts are to be used and how to avoid accidents.

3.306- Following the Tail Gate Safety Meeting, The Crew Chief is to Check In all the Installation Field Technician Assistant(s) and the Driver at the Site Office meet with the Contractor/Buyers Representative, Site Superintendant, Project Manager or Supervisor and establish cordial relations. take notes of  Phone Numbers, Cell Numbers and Contact names and confirm an installation sequence (see 3001-3003-3007).

3.307- Prior to the meeting as in 3006 between The Crew Chief Contractor/Buyers Representative, Site Superintendant, Project Manager or Supervisor and walk through of the job and site  The Crew Chief should have issued clear directives to Installation Field Technician Assistant(s) so that they are all busily engaged in tasks not just waiting around for further instruction. He is to ensure that all Field Technician Assistant(s) are properly dressed or clothed  in a professional manner and or with weather protection.

3.308- One of the first duties of the Installation Field Technician Assistant(s) on arrival at the job site is to check all Lifting Equipment, Tools ,Ladders, unload under the direction of The Crew Chief and check again for Product and Unit damage and 100% serviceability if in doubt advise The Crew Chief  and either, replace, repair or discard

3.309- On arrival at Job Sites or returning to Factory Installation Field Technician Assistant(s)  must carefully unload all the units  and place them  in their correct order and at locations in the best sequence to facilitate the most timely installation or storage under the direction of The Crew Chief (see 3001)

3.310- Under the direction of and with the help of The Crew Chief – the Installation Field Technician Assistant(s) ladders or lifting equipment must  be carefully placed on level ground and care  taken not to damage the building, ground surfaces or landscape. On black top areas or New Concrete Ply Wood Fabric or Carpet should be laid

(See 3001) Any equipment wheel marks avoided or removed. Tops of ladders may be cushioned with cloth or carpet.

3.311-Metal Shade Devices– The Crew Chief is to determine the location of the Canopy or unit on the building by checking the plans and Shop Drawings. If there appears to be any discrepancy The Crew Chief must first contact the Contractor Buyers Site Representative or Supervisor to get his  directive he must also then call  (1109)-The Project Manager and in his absence 1112-The Project Managers Secretary in case that a change order or conformational paper work is required before proceeding.

3.312-Metal Shade Devices– The Crew Chief  is to check the height of the bottom of Canopy or Unit to the “Finished Floor” and the position of Support Arms (if any) against the Plans and Shop Drawings in the case of any discrepancy contact 3.109-The Project Manager and in his absence 3.112- Project Managers Coordinator

3.313-Metal Shade Devices– A simple check to establish the existence of backing at the correct location  is for Field Technician Assistant(s) to drill a small ¼” hole in the center of Bracket Points. If no backing is located fill the holes to restore the original appearance then The Crew Chief  must contact (1109)-The Project Manager and in his absence 1112-The Project Managers Secretary at the same time assigning other tasks to Field Technician Assistant(s) until the matter is resolved .Under no circumstances must Field Technician Assistant(s) be permitted to stand around awaiting a resolution and The Crew Chief has a duty to always have in hand a number of tasks which can be assigned to Field Technician Assistant(s) to keep each one of them productive.

3.314- Metal Shade Devices– All backing or blocking is a Structural Matter, it is always excluded from B & C’s scope of work and provided by the General Contractor/Buyer, If no backing has been provided , is either missing in part or incorrectly placed or of the wrong type – The Crew Chief must call The Project Manager for instructions who may either withdraw the installation team, authorize installation to proceed where there is suitable backing, request a change order for additional an additional trip charge or authorize if necessary The Crew Chief to drill or lay out backing location  to ensure correct placement

3.315- Metal Shade Devices– The Crew Chief with the help of Field Technician Assistant(s) should locate the center of the Canopy Unit measuring the left then the right to find where at the ends the unit is to be attached and mark with pencil. He may also mark out the position of Support Arms (if any) If the Unit does not fit contact -The Project Manager and in his absence – Project Managers Coordinator

3.316– Metal Shade Devices– Using a Straight Line or Chalk Line stretched between the marks in (3.315) The Crew Chief with the help of Field Technician Assistant(s) should Snap the Chalked String or Straight Line Mark the intended Canopy Location to establish a Level between all the attachment points shown on Shop Drawings (See 3.315) The Crew Chief must ensure that all the markings will finally be covered by Canopy. Again Support Arms (if any) may be marked out at this time of later.

3.317-Metal  Shade Devices– With reference to the approved Shop Drawings, Crew Chief may direct that brackets and Support Arms be placed following procedure (3016) and at this time the positions marked. Alternatively Brackets and Support Arms my be applied after procedure (3.318) especially when Unit Brackets and Support Arm Brackets are pre-attached to the unit For Drawings which indicate Lag Bolts  ¼” to 3/8” Diameter no pre-drilling is necessary for larger bolts, ½”-Diameter Anchors pre-drill using a ¼ “ bit for 5/8” use a 7/16” for ¾” use a ½” bit  -Although approved Drawings may say Caulking and Sealants by others, Always inject Caulking Sealant into hole and impact until snug.

3.318-Metal Shade Devices– The Crew Chief is to determine if Shop Drawings call for insulators against dissimilar metals, bolt rubber or metal space washers or pipe spacer extensions to make up gaps in uneven back surface. If surface is uneven the mater should be brought to the attention of the Project Manager for his directives.

3.319-Metal Shade Devices– When using either Ladders, Hand Crank, Boom, Scissor Lift, Ladders or other The Crew Chief is to ensure the ground is level and pressure safe for the equipment which must be correctly positioned for lifting with no tendency to list.. The units are to be hand carried onto or loaded onto the lift or ladders by fully trained Field Technician Assistant(s) assigned to the lift or carry by the Crew Chief. The Field Technician Assistant(s) are then to raise the unit level with and ensure that the Chalk Line or Marker Line or Points are covered as in (3.316). The Crew Chief will usually direct that the Brackets or Support Arms be installed (if any) at this point rather than earlier (3017) to avoid later misalignment, errors in Bracket or Support Arm Placement or chalk line exposure which cannot be removed. Often Technician Assistant (s) are instructed by the Crew Chief to assemble and attach all the Hanger Support Arms onto the unit before hoisting which aids exact placement. The anchor holes are then marked and drilled as soon after the unit is correctly placed with the first brackets secured and progressively in sequence thereafter.

3.320- Metal Shade Devices– In Masonry Structures or Decking where Red-Head Anchors are to be employed The Crew Chief has the responsibility to check the Shop Drawings or Specifications that the correct type of Red-Head is being used. The Crew Chief directs and assigns his Technician Assistant(s) to the correct Drill Equipment and Drill Bit Sizes. His technicians apply a tape on their drill bits marking the correct degree of penetration. After the final holes are drilled, The Crew Chief visually watch the Technician Assistant(s) clean out with brush and blow out the holes and insert a depth measure to prove the correct depth of penetration has been achieved to satisfy any future independent inspections At the time of loading, if for any reason the correct Red-Head of the specified type is not available The Crew Chief must not proceed with any substitute but must report this matter to The Project Manager for his determination.

3.321-Metal Shade Devices– Installation which is applied to Masonry Structures by Technician Assistant(s) is under the direction of The Crew Chief. who will check that the correct drill hole sizing meets with the Manufacturers recommendations and that Epoxy is applied into a clean brushed and blown out hole in the correct manner. Technician Assistant(s) must insert the Stud in the hole with a twisting motion to ensure full circular adhesion and slightly tap for complete embedment. Allow the Epoxy to set for the recommended time. Following application of the Brackets or Units. Apply Nuts and Washes onto the Stud then Torque to correct specifications.

3.322-Metal Shade DevicesOn Bolt through Applications The Crew Chief. should carry out extensive preliminary location inspection both inside and out. He must give special attention to drill size, length and any indications or evidence that Contractor has applied any obstruction. All though Approved on Drawings ,confirmation should be sought from Contractors site Foreman before proceeding that any bolt through wall penetration is perfectly safe. Following this procedure Technician Assistant(s) should apply backing plate, washers, appropriate bolt through on the inside and outside apply Brackets, Washers Nuts, Spacers etc, then torque as per drawings and specifications.

3.322-Metal Shade Devices– The Crew Chief is to ensure that in every case where overhead support arms are requiredthe position for the two extreme ends (and others) should be established by reference to the approved shop drawings and a level determined and lightly marked Not visible following their installation. Verticals should then be established which relate with exactness to the precise position of the bracket already attached to the Shade Units. Having established bracket plate positions correct hole sizes should be drilled in accord with 3.320 and 3.321 and anchor bolts inserted then torqued. In accord with the approved Shop Drawings.

3.401-Fabric Shade Systems– The Crew Chief is to determine the location of the Awning unit on the building by checking the plans and Shop Drawings. If there appears to be any discrepancy The Crew Chief must first contact the Contractor Buyers Site Representative or Supervisor to get his directive he then call The Project Manager and in his absence 1112- Project Managers Coordinator in case that a change order or conformational paper work is required before proceeding.

3.402–Fabric Shade Systems– The Crew Chief is to direct Field Technician Assistant(s) to place two ladders and lift up the frame from each end and ensure correct centered fit then check the height of the bottom of Awning Unit to the “Finished Floor” and Mark off Position in Pencil all in accord with the Plans and Shop Drawings  – If Multi Storey or necessity dictates use lifting equipment as in (3019) In the case of any incorrect fit or discrepancy contact -The Project Manager and in his absence -The Project Managers Coordinator

3.403- Fabric Shade System– All backing or blocking is a Structural Matter, it is always excluded from B & C’s scope of work and provided by the General Contractor/Buyer, If no backing has been provided, is either missing in part or incorrectly placed or of the wrong type – The Crew Chief must call The Project Manager for instructions who may either withdraw the installation team, authorize installation to proceed where there is suitable backing, request a change order for additional an additional trip charge or authorize if necessary The Crew Chief to drill or lay out backing location to ensure correct placement.

3.404- Fabric Shade Systems– A simple check to establish the existence of backing at the correct location is for Field Technician Assistant(s) to  drill a small ¼” hole in the center of Bracket Points. If no backing is located fill the holes to restore the original appearance then The Crew Chief must contact -The Project Manager and in his absence -The Project Managers Secretary at the same time assigning other tasks to Field Technician Assistant(s)  until the matter is resolved .Under no circumstances must Field Technician Assistant(s) be permitted to stand around awaiting a resolution and  The Crew Chief  has a duty to always have in hand a number of tasks  which can be assigned  to Field Technician Assistant(s) to keep each one of them productive.

3.405- Fabric Shade Systems– Using a Straight Edge or Chalk Line stretched between the marks in (4002) The Crew Chief  with the help of Field Technician Assistant(s) should Snap the Chalked String or Mark along the Straight Edge the intended line to be finally hidden by the installed frame and establish a level between  all the attachment points shown on Shop Drawings Crew Chief must ensure that all the markings will finally  upon installation be covered by Canopy. The overhead Support Arms ( if any) may be marked out at this time or later.

3.406- Fabric Shade Systems The Crew Chief with the help of the Field Technician Assistant(s) should position the “Z” Frame Support Clips at the center of the Chalk Line and mark for each drill hole. The position and frequency of “Z” clips should be checked to coincide with those shown on the approved Shop Drawings and should fall at the center between the ribs. The Crew Chief must be aware that depending on the tube dimension the top of the frame must l be located that dimension above the saddle of the “Z” clip and the clearance of the bottom of the frame to found should be equal to that shown upon the approved submissions

3.407- Fabric Shade Systems– The Crew Chief with the help of the Field Technician(a) will attach through the center hole the “Z” clips at the marked drill hole points as in (3.406). at distances no greater than 10” from the ends of each frame, A minimum of One- “Z” clip should be applied to Vertical Frame Members using Lag Anchor Bolts, Self Tapping Screws into Light Gauge Metal Framing, Expanding Bolts in the Type, Diameter Length and Frequency shown on the approved Shop Drawings. As a professional courtesy to Contractors ,Plastic Sleeve Inserts and Caulking should be applied into all drill holes and wall penetrations before applying Anchor Bolts not with standing that this service may be shown to be by others and is excluded from B & C; approved submissions.

3.408– Fabric Shade Systems– Before raising the Awning Canopy Frames to finally install, The Crew Chief should direct a Field Technician(s) to check approved Shop Drawings for the method of attachment of fabric and where Aluminum Rope Track is specified cut the appropriate length and Tech Screw the Rope Track with screws 6” on Center as required.

3.409– Fabric Shade Systems– Where Rope Track has been previously installed on the Awning Frames and before raising the Frames into position The Crew Chief should direct a Field Technician(s) to carefully select clean dry ground free of abrasive rocks which may scuff the Frames unpack the fabric covers and slide the fabric onto the Rope Track,Tension and secure the fabric with tech screws or rivets according to approved Shop Drawings.

3.410– Fabric Shade Systems The Crew Chief should check the Frames (before lifting) with approved Shop Drawings to determine if any Anchor Tech Screws ,”Z” Clips or Fixers or Rope Track needs Paint or the Frame needs touch up and direct a Field Technician(s) accordingly

3.411- Fabric Shade Systems – When using either Ladders, Hand Crank, Boom, Scissor Lift, Ladders or other The Crew Chief is to ensure the ground is level and pressure safe for the equipment which must be correctly positioned for lifting with no tendency to list. The units are to be hand carried onto or loaded onto the lift or ladders by fully trained Field Technician Assistant(s) assigned to the lift or carry by The Crew Chief. The Field Technician Assistant(s) are then to raise the unit level with and ensure that the Chalk Line or Marker Line or Points are covered as in (4005-4006). The Crew Chief will usually direct that the Brackets or Support Arms be installed (if any) at this point rather than earlier to avoid later misalignment, errors in Bracket or Support Arm Placement or chalk line exposure which cannot be removed. Often Technician Assistant(s) are instructed by the Crew Chief to assemble and attach all the Fabric, Rope Track, and any Hanger Support Arms onto the unit before hoisting which aids exact placement. Sometimes additional anchor holes may be necessary and then marked and drilled as soon after the unit is correctly placed with the first brackets secured and progressively in sequence thereafter.

3.412-Fabric Shade Systems– The Crew Chief is responsible to ensure that in every case where overhead support arms are required the position for the two extreme ends (and others) should be established by reference to the approved shop drawings and a level determined and lightly marked Not visible following their installation. Verticals should then be established which relate with exactness to the precise position of the bracket already attached to the Shade Units. Having established bracket plate positions correct hole sizes should be drilled in accord with 3020 and 3021 and anchor bolts inserted then torque in accord with the approved Shop Drawings.