As a condition of issue of these specifications by B & C and the Contractors acceptance, Contractor agrees to give B & C at least (7) days written and formal notification followed by a phone call that a project is ready to field measure. There after to allow B & C to take the number of weeks shown on B & C’s submittal letter to Fabricate and to Install . Contractor agrees not to create conditions which make the hire of expensive equipment necessity to install or conditions impossible or formerly request installation before B & C’s schedule will permit.
A. Mobilization– B & C propose and have contracted for a single “mobilization and continuous uninterrupted installation” on this project it is specifically agreed as a condition of issue and acceptance of these submissions that if an interruption or additional mobilizations and installations are required through no fault of B & C to the single mobilization proposed that Contractor will pay additional money for delivery and re-hire of lifting equipment, and manpower (see 1.04 A)
It is agreed and understood that normal noise levels of drilling hammering and cutting together with uninterrupted work hours of 7am thru 4pm are permitted and allowed on this project. Any work hours required outside these time zones will have additional cost impacts.
A. The units will be anchored to building sub-structure as indicated on the approved drawings.
B. On all projects, it is B & C’s intent to install units “level” Experience demonstrates that the majority building has not been built correctly as plans and specs B & C will install the units in the best possible alignment go give the best optical appearance under the direction of the Project Manager. Receipt of all progress payments at the times specified on the contract is a condition of issue by B & C, acceptance by the Contractor, and continuity of performance by B & C to install as in 3.06 below
In the event that the building has had added thicknesses of fascia at the recesses making tighter fit than the size presented in 3.01 above or conduits, pipes, drains, tile has been added which was not present at time of field measure, B & C will field alter or notch the physical dimension of the units as needed (without a resubmission of drawings and intent) to avoid an additional mobilization .
A. B & C may l Cut and Trim units during installation erection in accord with field circumstance and touch up surfaces to match existing .
B. All units will be installed in a professional manner by fully qualified and trained installers. When two levels exist on two sides, of a building unless Contractor has previously marked out unit positioning, installers may use their best judgment to obtain the most suitable optical effect in alignment
Units manufactured or installed by B & C, should be regularly (at least quarterly) inspected, maintained and cleaned in order to keep their appearance and integrity and Warranty. Application of a “mild “soap solution or degreasing agent, “low pressure water spray” together with light brush strokes can be applied. Areas damaged by abrasion or impact should be detected, renovated and sealed to avoid further water penetration, Scratched or chipped surfaces should be touched up as needed to retain an as new appearance and extend the useful surface life. The use of “High Pressure” Water Jets which may propel grit particles and damage surface areas or adjacent windows should be avoided. A prerequisite for proper care and maintenance of the coated surfaces is that the units are regularly cleaned according to the guidelines of The Registered Quality Association For Cleaning Of Façade Elements. All the work must be carried out by a member of the above named Association with detergents and cleaning aids in accord with RAL-GZ 632 1996 and certified by the same association for the cleaning of façade surfaces with coated surfaces. The Contractor on behalf of the buyer in consideration of continued indemnification by the Provider B & C Awnings Inc agrees to institute maintenance records which must be produced on request showing regular proof of maintenance in accord with the above and all associated requirements contained herein failing the production of which any and all liability, indemnification, insurance, or obligation to provide legal defenses of the Contractor or others by B & C of the Contractor or others will cease. With regard to maintenance, Further information is available from American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) U.S.A. 610-1979 for Cleaning Procedures .It is essential that all caulking ,flashing and sealants (which must be provided by others following B & C’s Installation) should be examined and inspected at least quarterly ,maintained or replaced by a professional Roofers and Sealers to avoid water penetration and to maintain the units in serviceable condition. Anchor bolts, fixers should be re-tightened as needed and or replaced if circumstances indicate, damaged surfaces should be touched up or resealed. In woven or flexible fabric is a material content of the units then the fabric should be periodically removed and new material applied.
In the interest of Public Safety and as a condition of provision by B & C and acceptance of these manufactured units by the owner or owners agent, Under no account should personnel be permitted to either lean ladders against the units or to walk on them. Failure to observe this element of warning will negate any warranties, or indemnification given. B & C Awnings Inc, expressly state that in the event that persons disregard these warnings the owner agrees to indemnify B & C Awnings Inc against all claims associated therewith or emanating there from and agree at the owner's expense to post safety warnings accordingly
B & C propose to provide and install Steel Framed Units with 22 Gauge Verco Panel HSB -36 High Shear B Deck Covers on Top Granit Green -Wash Color Below that are been designed, fabricated and installed to withstand normal operating temperature and changes as well as minimum live loads in compliance with UBC 1998 requirements for geographic areas in which the work is related. Engineering is excluded but where engineering calculations are provided under the proposal by B & C these will comply with ANSI-A58.1-1998. Receipt of all progress payments at the times specified on the contract is a condition of issue by B & C, acceptance by the Contractor, and continuity of performance by B & C to install.
Architects, General Contractors and owners are reminded and warned that “heat” is the principle whereby molecular changes are applied to materials in general especially metals. In California expect high temperatures through sunlight and low through rain or occasionally snow. All these effect Steel, Glass, Metal, Alloy, Wood, Plastic or Finish responses, performance and appearance of the special finishes. Metals Which require Hot Dipped Galvanizing, Oven Baking, as part of the finish applications change in temper, electrical conductivity, appearances (softness or hardness) of base material. Sheet and Plate Materials are subject to wrinkle on the surfaces during oven baking or after installation where one portion is in the Shade and another Sunlight. Both straight and shaped materials are given to distortion, Galvanized treatments may bend, and leave rough scaly surfaces which will show through leaving uneven coatings. Anodized materials may discolor at weld and machined points all of which eventualities and conditions lay outside of B & C Awnings Inc control, intent to minimize or anticipate and for which B & C Awnings Inc can accept no responsibility or be held responsible for not informing the buyer. Architects are expected to be fully experienced have consulted, engineers, metal and finish experts on all phases of the design and be actively attendant in factory on all phases of fabrication and on site installation at home or abroad.
When Installation is required, B & C Awnings will comply with rulings under sections 1770-1780 of the labor code or the Davies Bacon Act only when such a requirement are clearly stated in the specifications and a cost for this impact is shown on B & C’s proposal .Where omitted from B & C’s proposal and later required by a Contractor this will require a change order. It is to be understood that these codes will only apply to the installation element of the contract.
The highly skilled and specialized operation of Caulking, Sealing and Flashing (see 3.04) is excluded from all work provided by B & C. This service should be provided by specialists working on other aspects of the same project unless specifically shown on the shop drawing attached. In many instances flashing must be installed “before” Canopy unit. is installed inset undercutting stucco. This procedure lays outside the scope of B & C installers. who are not responsible for the performance or none performance of caulking if or when applied and provides no warranty against water penetration, seal or tightness on canopies. This is a final finishing and maintenance issue subject to horizontal expansion and vertical contraction of metal units and especially in plastics or composites with high expansion rates. Technical expert advice should be sought for in this regard
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)
3.106–Project 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.
3.107–Contract 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
3.108–Contract 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
3.111–Project 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
3.113–Scheduling 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.
3.115–Installation 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 provide 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 conditions before 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 Superintendent, 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 Superintendent, 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 Devices–On 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 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 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.