Glazed Storefronts (T14000series)

Glazed Storefronts (T14000series)

SECTION 084300




  1. Section Includes:This Section includes, but shall not be limited to, glazed storefront systems to receive glazing, embedded items and connections for attaching systems to building structure as indicated on the Drawings.

Below is optional, retain if applicable to the Project.

  1. Systems shall have thermal break materials.


  1. General:Provide the manufacturer's glazed storefront systems, adapted to the application indicated, and modified as required to comply with performance requirements and materials specified, as demonstrated by testing the manufacturer's corresponding systems according to test methods indicated.
  2. Performance Requirements:

Insert applicable values in subsubparagraph below.

  1. Wind Loads:Provide storefront system, including, but not limited to, anchorage, capable of withstanding wind load design pressures of [____]psf ([____Pa]).
  2. Air Infiltration:Not more than 0.060cfm (0.00003m3/s) per square foot (0.09m2) (projected area of module) at 6.24psf (299Pa) static air pressure differential, when tested in accordance with ASTME283.
  3. Water Leakage:There shall be no uncontrolled water entry at 12psf (575Pa) test pressure as defined inAAMA501.
  4. Structural Performance: Structural performance shall be based on a maximum allowable deflection of L/175 of the clear span for spans up to 13’6” (4115mm) or L/240 of clear span plus 1/4inch (6mm) for spans greater than 13’6” (4115mm), or an amount that restricts edge deflection of individual glazing lites of glass to 3/4inch (19mm), whichever is smaller.The system shall perform to those criteria under the wind load specified for this Project.
  5. Thermal Cycling:There shall be no buckling, stress on glass, edge seal failure, excess stress on structure, anchors and fasteners, or reduction in performance when tested in accordance with AAMA501.5 at a temperature range of 0degreesF (18degreesC) to 180degreesF (82degreesC).
  6. Thermal Transmittance:Thermal transmittance due to conduction (Uc) shall not be greater than 0.71Btu/hour/ft2/°F, per AAMA1503.Condensation resistance factor (CRF) for the frame shall not be less than 35 and for the glass CRF shall be not less than 56, per AAMA1503.

Retain subparagraph above for a nonthermally broken system, retain subparagraph below for a thermally broken system.

  1. Thermal Transmittance:Thermal transmittance due to conduction (Uc) shall not be greater than 0.46Btu/hour/ft2/°F poured and debridged only (or 0.63Btu/hour/ft2/°F slotted only) per AAMA1503.Condensation resistance factor (CRF) shall not be less than 54(poured and debridged only) per AAMA1503.

1)Azon® Thermal Pocket Lance:A mechanical lock between the polyurethane material and aluminum provided by an approved applicator who shall adhere to strict quality control procedures and testing to qualify for the 10year warranty against failure of the thermal barrier polymer due to dry shrinkage and fracturing.

  1. Seismic Cycling:There shall be no life/safety type failures (glass breakage, anchor failures, structural damage, etc.) when tested in accordance with AAMA501.4, seismic test (lateral cycling).
  2. Sound Rating:The system shall have a sound transmission class (STC) rating of 32 and an outdoorindoor transmission class (OITC) rating of 26 when tested in accordance with ASTME90, ASTME413 and ASTME1332.


  1. General:See Section013300Submittal Procedures.
  2. Product Data:Submit product data showing material proposed.
  3. Shop Drawings:Submit shop drawings for each product and accessory required.
  4. Samples:If colors not preselected or scheduled, submit samples for initial color selection.Submit samples for verification purposes.
  1. Quality Control Submittals:
  2. Design Data:Submit design calculations for the glazed storefront system and the connections for attaching them to the structure.
  3. Test Reports:Submit two copies each, plus the number the Contractor wants returned, of tests.
  4. Certificates:
  5. Submit designer's certification.
  6. Submit manufacturer's certification that the Installer is approved.

Retain below for project requiring LEED certification.

  1. LEED Submittals:Furnish submittals that are required to comply with requirements for LEED certification.
  1. Operation and Maintenance Manuals:Furnish complete operation and maintenance manuals describing the materials, devices, and procedures to be followed in operating, cleaning, and maintaining the work.


  1. Regulatory Requirements:Comply with applicable requirements of the laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations of Federal, State, and local authorities having jurisdiction.Obtain necessary approvals from such authorities.
  1. MockUps:Prior to installation of the work, fabricate and erect mockups for each type of finish and application required to verify selections made under sample submittals and to demonstrate aesthetic effects as well as qualities of materials and execution.
  1. PreInstallation Conference:Conduct preinstallation conference in accordance with Section013119Project Meetings.



  1. Basis of Design:Product specified is “T14000 Series Flush Glaze,” centerglazed system, 2inches (51mm) by 41/2inches (114mm), as manufactured by Tubelite, Inc.Items specified are to establish a standard of quality for design, function, materials, and appearance.Equivalent products by listed manufacturers are acceptable.The Architect will be the sole judge of the basis of what is equivalent.
  2. Product shall be Americanmade.


Retain below for project requiring LEED certification.

  1. LEED Requirements:Provide products and materials that comply with requirements for LEED certification.
  1. Materials:
  2. Aluminum:Provide alloy and temper recommended by aluminum producer and finisher for type of use and finish indicated, and with not less than the strength and durability properties of the alloy and temper designated below for each aluminum form required.Main framing sections shall be of 0.075inch (1.91mm) minimum wall thickness and glazing stop moldings shall be minimum 0.060inch (1.53mm) wall thickness.
  3. Recycled Content: For all aluminum extrusions except those required for doors and door frames, provide manufacturer’s proprietary product fabricated of aluminum with a recycled content of more than 70percent (“Ecoluminum,” Tubelite, Inc.).
  4. Steel Plates, Shapes, and Bars:ASTMA36/A36M, galvanized in accordance with ASTMA123/A123M.If galvanizing is not compatible with alloy of component parts, apply heavy coating of epoxy paint where necessary to prevent galvanic action with dissimilar materials.
  5. Fasteners and Anchors:Provide manufacturer’s standard corrosionresistant, nonstaining, nonbleeding fasteners and accessories compatible with adjacent materials.
  6. Inserts:Provide galvanized steel or cast iron inserts of suitable design and adequate strength for condition of use.
  7. Galvanizing Repair Paint:Provide high zinc dust content paint for regalvanizing welds in galvanized steel, with dry film containing not less than 94percent zinc dust by weight, and complying with SSPCPaint20.
  8. Bituminous Paint:Provide coldapplied asphalt mastic, containing no asbestos fibers.

Below is optional, retain if applicable to the Project.

  1. Thermal Barrier:Thermal barrier shall be a twopart chemically curing, unfilled polyurethane casting resin poured in place for perimeter members.Thermal barrier extrusion pour cavities shall be mechanically lanced or azobraded to secure the thermal break material.Intermediate vertical members may be slotted for efficient thermal performance.


Retain below if applicable to the Project.

  1. Light Shelves:Provide light shelves to allow more natural daylight and less artificial lighting needs.Light shelves shall effectively increase the amount of natural daylight reaching deeper into occupied areas which shall reduce the need for artificial light.
  2. Basis of Design:“Aluminate Light Shelves” as manufactured by Tubelite, Inc.


  1. Carefully fit and match work with continuity of line and design.Rigidly secure members with hairline joints, unless otherwise indicated.Reinforce members and joints with steel plates, bars, rods, or angles for rigidity and strength as needed to fulfill performance requirements.
  2. Glazing shall be by means of an exterior and interior rollin wedge of high quality extruded EPDM material.
  3. Weeps and Flashings:Fabricate the system so as not to require additional weeps or flashing beyond that which is integral to the system.
  4. Fasteners:Conceal fasteners unless otherwise indicated.For exterior systems use fasteners for joints which cannot be welded.
  5. Dissimilar Materials:Separate dissimilar materials with a heavy coating of bituminous paint or other suitable permanent separation as required to prevent galvanic action.


  1. General:Comply with NAAMMMFM for recommendations relative to application and designation of finishes.Finish designations prefixed by "AA" conform to the system established by the Aluminum Association for designating aluminum finishes.
  2. Exposed framing surfaces shall be free of scratches and other serious blemishes.

Retain finishes below which are applicable to the Project.

  1. Aluminum Finishes (“EcoEfficient”):
  2. ClassI Clear Anodized Finish:AAM10C21A41 complying with AAMA611.
  3. ClassII, Clear Anodized Finish:AAM10C21A31 complying with AAMA611.
  4. ClassI Color Anodized Finish:AAM10C21A44 complying with AAMA611.Provide color as indicated or, if not indicated, as selected by the Architect from the manufacturer’s standards.
  5. ClassII, Color Anodized Finish:AAM10C21A32/A34 complying with AAMA611.Provide color as indicated or, if not indicated, as selected by the Architect from the manufacturer’s standards.
  6. High Performance Organic Coating:AAC12C42R1x.
  7. Standard TwoCoat Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Finish Coating:Manufacturer's standard thermocured system, complying with AAMA2605, composed of primer and color topcoat containing not less than 70percent PVDF resin by weight.Provide color as indicated or, if not indicated, as selected by the Architect from the manufacturer’s standards.
  8. Special ThreeCoat Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Finish Coating:Manufacturer's standard threecoat thermocured system, complying with AAMA2605, composed of primer, color coat, and clear topcoat, with both color coat and clear topcoat containing not less than 70percent PVDF resin by weight.Provide color as indicated or, if not indicated, as selected by the Architect from the manufacturer’s standards.



  1. Verification of Conditions:Examine areas and conditions under which the work is to be installed, and notify the Contractor in writing, with a copy to the Owner and the Architect, of any conditions detrimental to the proper and timely completion of the work.Do not proceed with the work until unsatisfactory conditions have been corrected.
  2. Beginning of the work shall indicate acceptance of the areas and conditions as satisfactory by the Installer.


  1. Coordinate and furnish anchors, concrete inserts, sleeves, anchor bolts, etc., that are to be embedded in concrete or masonry construction.Coordinate delivery of such items to the Project site.


  1. General:Installation shall be in accordance with reviewed product data, final shop drawings, the manufacturer’s specifications and recommendations, and as indicated on the Drawings.
  2. Erection Tolerances:Comply with manufacturer's published instructions.

Retain Field Quality Control Article below if field testing is required for the Project.


  1. General:See Section014523Inspecting andTesting Services.
  2. Water Leakage Test:After completion of the installation and nominal curing of sealants, test for water leaks in accordance with AAMA501.2.
  3. Connections:Inspecting and testing agency shall inspect all connections and welds.


  1. TouchUp Painting:Immediately after installation, touchup scratched, nicked, abraded, chipped, or otherwise damaged areas of the finish so as to be unnoticeable.
  1. Cleaning:Wash to remove any deleterious material from finished surfaces immediately.


  1. Maintenance Instructions:Instruct the Owner's personnel who will be responsible for maintenance and cleaning after the time of final acceptance.


  1. Provide final protection and maintain conditions in a manner acceptable to the Installer, that shall ensure that the glazed storefronts shall be without damage at time of Substantial Completion.



This guide specification is intended to be used by a qualified construction specifier.This guide specification is not intended to be verbatim as a project specification without appropriate modifications for the specific use intended.The guide specification must be used and coordinated with the procedures of each design firm, and the particular requirements of a specific construction project.This guide specification is subject to change without written notice by the manufacturer.

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