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CONTENTS

- Structural Specifications

- Electrical Specifications

- Plumbing Specifications

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STRUCTURAL SPECIFICATIONS

Prepared by:

Thadeus C. Sison
Civil Engineer

PRC No. : 082203


PTR No. : 1355153
Date : 27Jan2012
Place : Mandaluyong City
TIN : 047-004-516-413
STRUCTURAL SPECIFICATIONS

SECTION 0100 DIVISION OF WORK

DIVISION PE : PREPARATION OF SITE

PE 0101 : SCOPE OF WORK

0101.1 Furnish all labor materials, equipment, plant and other facilities and perform
all operations necessary to complete the preparation of site shown and
hereinafter specified.

0101.2 All work under this division shall be subject to the General Conditions
accompanying these Specifications. The Contractor and Sub-Contractor for
this portion of the work is required to refer especially there to.

PE 0102 : SURVEY

0102.1 The Contractor shall stake out the building accurately and shall establish
grades, after which approval by the Project Managers shall be secured before
further work is commenced.

0102.2 Basic batter boards and basic reference marks as directed by the Project
Manager shall be erected at such places where they will not be disturbed
during construction.

0102.3 Materials shall be stored and work shall be conducted in such manner as to
preserve all references approved by the Project Manager. Re-establishment
of lines and grades where necessitated due to negligence on the part of the
Contractor shall be done at the expense of the Contractor.

0102.4 The Contractor shall construct two (2) permanent benchmarks near the sites
of construction for the purpose of determining any settlement that may occur
during the progress of construction.

0102.5 The Contractor shall provide all necessary instruments.

DIVISION SEB : STRUCTURAL EXCAVATION AND BACKFILL

SECTION 0200

SEB 0201 : SCOPE OF WORK

0201.1 Furnish all materials, equipment, labor, plant and other facilities to complete
the structural excavation and backfill as shown and hereinafter specified.
0201.2 All work included under this division shall be subject to the General
Conditions accompanying these specifications. The Contractor and Sub-
contractor are required to refer especially thereto.

0201.3 Examine the site, records of existing utilities and construction, record of the
boring test and sub-surface exploration reports and soil samples to determine
all conditions under which work will be performed. The records of the

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boring test are not guaranteed to represent all conditions that will be
encountered.

SEB 0202 : APPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS

0202.1 The Standards and Codes applicable to only a portion of the work specified
in this section are referenced in the relevant parts or clauses. Standards and
Codes which are generally applicable to the work of this section are listed
hereinafter.

AASHTO - American Association of States Highway and Transportation


Officials

T88 - Mechanical Analysis of Soils

T90 - Determining the Plastic Limit and Plasticity Index of Soils

ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials

C33 - Concrete Aggregates

D1556 - Density of Soil-in-Place by the Sand-Cone Method

D1557 - Moisture Dust Density relations of soils, using ten pound hammer

SEB 0203 : SUBMITTALS

0203.1 Samples of any materials or product to be used in the works, shall be


properly marked and accompanied by the letter of transmittal clearly listing
the samples, their intended use and locations in the works.

0203.2 TEST RECORD

Shop Tests shall show the results of required shop tests of materials,
equipment or systems certified in writing by the manufacturer or its
authorized representative.

SEB 0204 : TRANSPORTATION, HANDLING, STORAGE AND


PROTECTION

0204.1 PUMPING AND DRAINAGE

Excavate areas so as to afford adequate drainage. Control grading to prevent


water running into the excavated areas until the work is complete. Remove
water that may interfere with the proper performance of the work or cause
ponding.

SEB 0205 : QUALITY CONTROL

0205.1 TESTING LABORATORY

The Testing Laboratory shall perform all tests and submit reports specified in
this section. The testing laboratory shall be responsible for conducting and
interpreting the tests. It shall state in each report whether or not the test

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specimens comply with all requirements of the Contract Documents and
shall specially note any deviation therefrom.

0205.2 TESTING OF MATERIALS

The testing laboratory shall perform all tests herein specified and any
additional tests as may be required.

1. Optimum moisture-maximum density curve for each type of soil


encountered in sub-grades and fills under paved areas and building
slabs. Determine maximum densities in accordance with ASTM
D1557.

2. Each type of borrow materials shall receive the following:

a. Mechanical Analysis: AASHTO T88


b. Plasticity index determination: AASHTO T90
c. The testing laboratory shall determine the stability of
materials to be used for fills.
d.
0205.3 TESTING OF SUBGRADE AND FILL LAYERS

Sub-grade and fill layers shall be approved before a construction of any


further work thereon. Tests of sub-grades and fill layers shall be taken as
follows:

1. Footing Sub-grades: The design bearing capacities shall be


verified by testing each strata of soil on which footings will be
placed. The following tests shall be performed as required by the
Project Manager.

a. For cohesionless soil, plate bearing test and field density


test.
b. For cohesive soil, unconfined compression test.

2. Paved Area and Building Slab Sub-grades:

The Paved Area and Building Slab Sub-grade resulting from


excavation shall have the maximum density at optimum moisture
specified. In fill areas, each layer of fill shall meet the required
density test of the sub-grade for every 278.85 sq. m. of paved are of
paved area or building slab but in no case less than three tests shall
be made. In each compacted fill layer, make one field density test for
every overlaying square ft. of building slab or paved area, or
building slab but in no case less than three tests shall be made. Field
density tests shall be performed in accordance with ASTM D1556 or
ASTM D2167.

3. Foundation Wall Backfill: At least three field density tests ASTM


D1556 or ASTM D2167 shall be taken at elevations as directed.

0205.4 QUALITY TESTING COMPLIANCES

Cooperate in every respect in the performance of the required tests. If, based
on reports of the testing laboratory and inspection, the sub-grade or backfills

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are found to be below the specified density, additional compaction and
testing will be required at the expense of the Contractor.

0205.5 TOLERANCE

Grade areas to smooth finished surfaces with uniform levels or slopes


between elevations shown, or between such points and existing grades with
in the following tolerance.

1. Landscaped Areas: Finish areas under to receive top soil 1 in. below
the required sub-grade elevation, grades and cross sections.

2. Pavements and walks: Finish areas under pavements and walk within
12 mm below the required sub-base.

3. Footing: Finish surface within below the required grade.

4. Slabs on Grade and Structural Members: Finish surface within 256


mm above the required grade.

5. Other Areas: Finish areas to 30 mm above or below the required


elevation, grade and cross section.

SEB 0206 : MATERIALS

0206.1 GENERAL FILL

Sand, gravel, or suitable soils free of organic material, cinders, trash,


masonry, or rubble: and free of stone having a diameter greater than 6 in.

0206.2 GRAVEL FILL

Clean crushed stone or gravel complying with ASTM C33.

0206.3 DRAINAGE FILL

Fine aggregate, clean, well-graded, or free-draining sand.

SEB 0207 : PREPARATION

Clear and grub shrubs, stumps, roots, brush, vegetables, rubbish and debris
within the construction limit lines, except as otherwise designated to remain
or to be relocated.

SEB 0208 : EXCAVATION

0208.1 GENERAL

Excavation to the lines and elevations as required. Excavation shall


comprise and include the satisfactory removal and disposal of all materials
encountered regardless of the nature of the materials. Make excavations
sufficiently large to permit placing and removal of forms, installation of
waterproofing and utilities; and to permit inspection thereof.

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0208.2 EXCAVATION FOR FOOTING

Footing sub-grades shall be approved before proceeding with construction of


piers and footings. Bottoms of footings shall be founded on rock or firm
under structure at elevations indicated or as shown. Refer to construction
notes for required preparations. Sub-grade of footings shall be level and free
of loose rock, dirt, debris and standing water prior to acceptance for placing
concrete.

0208.3 EXCAVATION FOR PAVED AREAS, BUILDING SLABS


AND STRUCTURAL MEMBERS IN CUT AREAS

1. Structural Members: Structural members shall include frames, grade


beams, and utility tunnels.

2. Sub-grades: Sub-grades shall be approved before proceeding with


construction of pavements, slabs or structural members.

a. The top 300 mm of sub-grade resulting from excavation


shall be free of unsuitable materials and have a minimum
percentage of 95 percent of maximum moisture when
cohesive soils are tested in accordance with ASTM D1557
or 75 percent of relative density when cohesionless soils are
tested in accordance with ASTM D2049.

b. If the subgrade does not meet the above requirements,


compact subgrade by rolling with suitable compaction
equipment to obtain the density specified.

0208.4 EXCAVATION FOR GENERAL GRADING

Excavation made below the elevation shown or specified shall be filled and
compacted as hereinafter specified for filling and compacting.

SEB 0209 : FILLING AND COMPACTION

0209.1 FILL MATERIALS

Materials for fill and backfill shall be general fill as herein specified,
obtained from the required excavation on site, if accepted, or from borrow
sources.

0209.2 UTILIZATION OF EXCAVATED MATERIALS

Suitable excavated materials for fill and backfill, shall be used under exterior
slabs. Paving and backfill materials shall be separated from materials which
are only suitable for general grading.

0209.3 BORROW

Provide additional materials, if required, at no additional cost. Acceptable


borrow shall consist of suitable material.

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0209.4 PLACING

Place fill materials in horizontal loose layers in such manner as to produce a


uniform thickness of material. Placement shall start in the deepest area and
progress approximately parallel to the finished grade. Thickness of layers
before compaction shall not exceed 8 in. for cohesive soils. No fill material
shall be placed on areas where free water is standing on surface which have
not been approved.

0209.5 COMPACTION

Compact each layer of fill with equipment to achieve 95 percent of


maximum density at optimum moisture when cohesive soils are tested in
accordance with ASTM D1557 or 75 percent of relative density when
cohesionless soils are tested in accordance with ASTM D2040. In case of
cohesive soil, do not compact materials when the moisture content varies
more than 3 percent from the optimum moisture content. Maintain moisture
content by wetting or drying manipulation. Suspend compaction operations
when satisfactory results cannot be obtained because of rain or other
unsatisfactory conditions.

0209.6 GRAVEL FILL FOR BUILDING SLABS

Provide specified gravel fill beneath all concrete slabs on grade and as
shown elsewhere. Place gravel fill to depth shown and in no case less than 4
inches deep. Compact fill with vibratory or tamping methods to key the
stone into a firm base: except hand-tamp over subsoil "drain".

0209.7 BACKFILLING AGAINST FOUNDATION WALLS

After completion of foundation walls and removal of forms, clean the


excavation of all trash and debris before application of damp proofing or
waterproofing and placement of backfill as herein before specified for fill
operations. Maintain symmetrical back fill loading and compact each layer
by hand tampers or other unsatisfactory conditions.

1. Do not backfill against foundation or basement walls until


completion of supporting floor construction to top of backfill or to
first level above top of backfilling. In placing backfilling, take
special care to prevent wedge action eccentric or overloading of
structure by equipment used in compacting backfill materials, and to
prevent damage to waterproofing or damp proofing on walls.

2. Where subsoil drainage system are installed, place backfill so as to


prevent any damage to the systems.

3. Place drainage fill on top of felt above footing subsoil drains to


within 18 in. of finished grade, except as otherwise shown. Place
and compact as necessary to obtain the required densities under
paved areas and area of general grading as specified herein.

UE 0304 : BACKFILLING

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0304.1 Do not backfill until underground piping and conduit have been tested and
approved by proper authorities or until Project Manager authorizes
backfilling.

0304.2 Remove bracing, sheeting and shoring before backfilling , except such
sheeting as Project Manager may require and order to be left in place. Cut off
sheeting ordered to be left in place at level of top of pipe.

0304.3 Backfill entire depth of trench with damp, compacted sand at following
locations:

a. Trenches within limits of building and 91 cm. outside foundations.

b. Trenches under footing, pavements, concrete slabs, sidewalks, utility


pipes and other load bearing items and 910 mm beyond.

0304.4 Spread sand by hand shoveling in layers not more than 150 mm thick and
compact to degree of compaction satisfactory to the Project Manager, but not
greater than for fills specified under division SEB except in streets compact
per City Regulations. Carry out spreading and tamping simultaneously in
layer.

0304.5 Backfill all other trenches with damp sand to top of pipe. Earth, sand, clay
and gravel, all free from stones or large clods of earth or clay constitute the
approved excavated materials. Deposit by hand shoveling in 15 cm. thick
layers until pipe or conduit has a cover of not less than 30 cm. Remainder of
trench backfill may be deposited with earth moving equipment. Make
sample allowances for settlement.

0304.6 Use water, but not in excessive quantities for setting earth or sand backfill.

0304.7 Fill settled areas before final inspection and acceptance.

DIVISION CR : CONCRETE REINFORCEMENT

SECTION 0400

CR 0401 : SCOPE OF WORK

0401.1 Furnish all materials, equipment, labor, plant and other facilities to complete
the concrete reinforcement as shown on the drawings and herein specified.

0401.2 All work included under this division shall be subject to the General
Conditions accompanying these specifications. The Contractor and Sub-
contractor are required to refer especially there to.

CR 0402 : APPPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS

0402.1 The standard and codes applicable to only a portion of the work specified in
this section are referenced in the relevant parts of clauses. Standards and
codes which are generally applicable to the work of this section are listed
herein after.

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0402.2 ACI American Concrete Institute Manual of Standard Practice for Detailing
Reinforced Concrete Structures. Building Code Requirements Reinforced
Concrete.

0402.3 ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials

A185 Welded Steel Wire

Fabric for Concrete Reinforcement


Deformed and Plain Billet Steel
Bars for Concrete Reinforcement
Placing Reinforcing Bars

0402.4 AWS American Welding Society

Reinforcing Steel Welding Code

CR 0403 : SUBMITTALS

0403.1 DETAILED DRAWINGS AND/OR SHOP DRAWINGS

Fabrication, installation and assembly drawings for all parts of the work in
sufficient details to check conformity with the Contract requirements.
Drawings shall show the details and dimensions of all components parts
including plan and elevation views, cross section and details.

0403.2 : TESTS REPORTS

Shop test shall show the results for the required shop tests of materials,
equipment or systems certified in writing by the manufacturer or its
authorized representative. Field Test Reports shall show the results of
required field tests and compliance with approved procedures, certified by
the contractor.

CR 0404 : MATERIALS

0404.1 Bars: ASTM A615 Grade 413.70 MPa and Grade 275.8 Mpa.

0404.2 Bar Mats: ASTM A184, of mesh and wire size indicated on the drawings.

0404.3 Expanded Diamond Mesh Metal Lath: see drawing

0404.4 Welded Wire Fabric: ASTM A497, or mesh and wire size indicated in the
drawings.

0404.5 Drawn Wire: ASTM A82

0404.6 Bar Support


1. Exposed painted or concealed: Class D
"Stainless Steel Protected"
2. Exterior unpainted or exposed: Class E
"Special Stainless Protected"

0404.7 Welding electrodes shall be in accordance with AWS D12.1

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CR 0405 : DETAILING AND FABRICATION

0405.1 REINFORCEMENT

Provide concrete reinforcement which is made from new billet steel and free
of rust, dirt, oil and grease, and any other foreign substances detrimental to
bonding with concrete. Accurately bend or form fabricated bars to the shapes
and dimensions shown using methods that will not damage materials. Do
not rebend, heat or straighten reinforcement without approval. Do not weld
unless specially shown or approved by the Project Manager.

0405.2 IDENTIFICATION

Bundle and tag reinforcement with suitable identifications, to facilitate


sorting and transporting to storage or placing at the job site.

CR 0406 : PLACING REINFORCEMENT

0406.1 Reinforcement shall be installed as shown.

0406.2 TOLERANCE

Maintain surfaces clearance dimensions shown, plus or minus 6 mm. Secure


reinforcement with accessories and tie wire to prevent displacement before
and during concreting. Do not place concrete if bars are not properly
placed with adequate supports.

0406.3 ANCHORS AND DOWELS

Secure in position prior to placing concrete.

CR 0407 : SPLICES

0407.1 Lap-splice all bars up to no.11 in accordance with ACI 318, unless shown.
Follow AWS D12.1 recommendations for welded splices where shown.

CR 0408 : REPAIR

0408.1 Remove and replace damage bars as directed.

DIVISION CFW : CONCRETE FORMWORK

SECTION 0500

CFW 0500 : SCOPE OF WORK

0500.1 Furnish all labor, materials, equipment, plant and other facilities to complete
the concrete formwork as shown and hereinafter specified.

0500.2 All works under this division shall be subject to the General Conditions
accompanying this Specification. The Contractor and Sub-contractor for this
portion of the work is required to refer especially thereto.

0500.3 ACI American Concrete Institute

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301 Specifications for Structural Concrete for Building

318 Building Code Requirements for Reinforced concrete

347 Recommended Practice for Concrete Formwork (ANSI A145.1)

0500.4 ANSI - American National Standards Institute, Inc.

A199.1-Construction and Industrial Plywood

0500.5 Timber Design Standards - Philippine Association of Civil Engineers CP


202, 1965

CFW 0501 : SUBMITTALS

0501.1 Detailed Drawings and/or Shop Drawings for all parts of the work. Sufficient
detail to enable the Project Manager to check conformity with the Contract
requirements. Drawings shall show the details and dimensions of all
components parts including plans and elevations views, cross sections and
details.

CFW 0502 : QUALITY CONTROL

0502.1 Construction

Construct formworks so that concrete surfaces comply with ACI 347,


Chapter 2 and 3.

0502.2 Hydraulic Pressure

The Maximum allowable deflection of forming surfaces from concrete


pressure is length/360 between supports.

CFW 0503 : MATERIALS

0503.1 Formwork Materials

Unless otherwise shown, form material shall be one of the following:

1. Plywood: ANSI A199.1 minimum 3/4" in thickness


2. Form Lumber
3. Fiberglass reinforced plastic
4. Steel

0503.2 Blockouts and keyways

Wood or extruded expanded polytrene

0503.3 Ties

Bolts or standard snap ties off 25 mm from surfaced with minimum working
capacity of 136 kgs. Maximum size cones shall be 3/4" in diameter.

0503.4 Chamber Stip

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Wood, polyvinyl chloride or neoprene.

0503.5 Dovetail Anchor Slots

Standard size, 20 gauge galvanized steel with removable filler install for
abutting masonry and at 600 mm o.c. for facing masonry where shown.

0503.6 Flashing Reglets

26 gauge galvanized sheet, with removable filler and beveled edges.

0503.7 Anchoring Insets

Approved proprietary type inserts for the load capacity and use shown in the
plans.

0503.8 Fabricated Embedments

Install only as shown and as specified.

0503.9 Form Release

Non - staining, non - reactive rust preventive, guaranteed not to affect of


subsequent surface application to concrete.

CFW 0504 : FABRICATION AND ERECTION

0504.1 Forms

Design, construct, erect, support, brace, maintain and remove forms in


conformance with the requirements of ACI 318 part 1, 2 and 3 inclusive and
ACI 347 for loads, lateral pressure and allowable stresses; in addition to
other design parameters such as wind loads.

0504.2 Shores

Shores shall be adjustable with screw jacks and wedges.

0504.3 Preparation of Forms

Clean forms before each use. All steel forms shall be free of rust and scale.

0504.4 Form Re-use:

The method of re-uses is dependent on the resulting finish quality that is


subject to approval.

0504.5 Form Joints:

Forms shall be butted tight.

0504.6 External Corners:

Chamfered unless noted.

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0504.7 Clean-outs:

Where required, provide temporary openings panels in forms to facilitate


cleaning, placing and inspection

0504.8 Cambers:

Where specified cambers noted, position the forms to maintain hardened


concrete lines within specified tolerances measured for camber lines.
Camber is to be maintained as noted plus or minus 3 mm (1/8 in.) until
shoring is removed.

0504.9 Form Release:

Coat removable forms with form release agent before reinforcing is placed
and in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. Remove release agent
from reinforcing steel embedments with solvent recommended by the
manufacturer.

CFW 0505 : STRIPPING AND SHORING

0505.1 General:

Do not remove forms and shoring until the concrete members have acquired
sufficient strength to support their weight and subsequent construction loads
without deflection. Forms shall be removed in a manner to assure safety of
the structure.

05005.2 Time:
Forms and supports shall remain in place until the concrete was applied, but
in no case shall they stripped in less than the following minimum period.
Columns - 2 days
Walls - 2 days
Sides of Beams and Girders - 2 days
Floor Slabs - 14 days
Shoring for beams and Girders - 14 days
Beams and Girders - 14 days

0505.3 Re-shore:

Re-shore immediately after stripping slabs, beams and girders that support
subsequent formwork. Retain re-shores for as man levels as required to
combine the live loads of the subsequent fresh construction and construction
loads. Re-shore a minimum of two consecutive levels.

DIVISION CIPC : CAST-IN-PLACE CONCRETE

SECTION 0600

CIPC 0600 : SCOPE OF WORK

0600.1 Furnish all labor, materials, equipment, plant and other facilities to complete
the cast-in-place concrete as shown and hereinafter specified.

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0600.2 All under this division shall be subject to the General Conditions
accompanying these specifications. The Contractor and Subcontractor for
this portion of the work is required to refer especially thereto.

CIPC 0601 : APPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS

0601.1 The standards and codes applicable to only a portion of the work specified in
the section are referenced in the relevant parts or clauses. Standards and
codes which are generally applicable to the work of this section are listed
hereinafter.

0601.2 ACI - American Concrete Institute.

211.1 Recommended Practice for Selecting Proportions for Normal Weight


Concrete

214 Recommended Practice for Evaluation of Compression Test Results


of Field Concrete.

301 Specifications for Structural Concrete for Building

304 Recommended Practice for Measuring and Placing Concrete.

305 Recommended Practice for Hot Weather Concrete.

308 Recommended Practice for Curing Concrete

309 Recommended Practice for Consolidation of Concrete.

318 Building Core Requirement for Reinforcing Concrete.

0601.3 ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials

C31 Making and Curing Concrete Test Specification in the Field

C33 Concrete Aggregates

C39 Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

C42 Obtaining and Testing Drilled Cores and Sawned Beams of


Concrete

C94 Ready-Mixed Concrete

C143 Slump of Portland Cement Concrete

C171 Sheet Materials for Curing Concrete

C172 Fresh Concrete Sampling

C309 Liquid Membrane - Forming Compounds for Curing Concrete

C494 Chemical Admixtures for Concrete

C685 Concrete Mix by Volumetric Batching and Continuous Mixing

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D75 Sampling Aggregates

D596 Reporting Results and Analysis of Water

D1751 Preformed Expansion Joint Fillers for Concrete Paving and Structural
Construction (non-extruding and Resilient Bituminuous
Types)

D1751 Preformed Sponge Rubber and Cork Expansion Joints Fillers for
Concrete Paving and Structural Constructions.

E11 Wire - Cloth Sieves for Testing Construction

0601.4 FS Federal Specifications

SS-C-1302 Concrete, Patching, and Leveling Compound

0601.5 C-E Corps of Engineering

CRD-C400 Requirements for water for use in Mixing or Curing Concrete

CRD-C513 Rubber Waterstops

CRD-C572 Polyvinyl chloride Waterstops

CRD-C588 Expansive Grout

C33 Concrete Aggregates

C39 Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

C42 Obtaining and Testing Drilled Cores and sawned Beams of


Concrete

0601.6 FS Federal Specifications

SS-C-1302 Concrete, Patching, and Leveling Concrete

0601.7 C-E Corps of Engineers

CRD-C400 Requirements water for use in Misting or Curing Concrete

CRD-C513 Rubber Waterstops

CRD-C572 Polyvinyl chloride Waterstop

CRD-C588 Expansive Grout

CIPC 0602 : SUBMITTALS

0602.1 Layout of Proposed Placement

1102.2 Placement Schedule Proposed Construction Joint Layout and Subsequence


of Placement.

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0602.3 Proposed Curing Concrete

0602.4 Quality Assurance

Proof of quality of manufacturer and reliability in field application. Such


proof will normally constitute evidence that the product/equipment has been
manufactured by them over a period of time and has established field
service. If there is no experience for an identical unit it may relate to a
similar unit by the same manufacturer.

0602.5 Samples

Samples of any materials or products to be used in the works. They shall be


properly marked and accompanied by a letter of transmittal clearly listing the
samples, the intended use and locations in the works.

0602.6 Certification of Compliance

Certificate of Compliance shall include material or Product Manufacturer's


Statement that the supplied items or system conform to the Specifications.
0602.7 Test Reports

Shop test Reports shall show the results of required shop test of materials,
equipment or system certified in writing by the manufacturer of its
authorized representative. Field Test Reports shall show the results of
required field test and compliance with approved procedures, certified by the
Contractor.

CIPC 0603 : TRANSPORTATION, HANDLING STORAGE AND


PROTECTION

0603.1 Cement and Admixtures

Upon the delivery at site of work, cement and admixtures shall be stored
separately in dry, weather tight, properly ventilated structure with adequate
provision for prevention of absorption of moisture.

0603.2 Aggregates

Comply with ACI304, Chapter 2. Aggregates shall be stored in a manner to


assure a good drainage, to preclude inclusion of foreign matter, and to
preserve the graduation. Fine aggregate shall be protected from wind-caused
segregation.

0603.3 Temperature Control

The Contractor shall provide facilities and procedures to control or reduce


the temperature of all material used in concrete mix during hot weather, to
such degree of temperature that when mixing the concrete the temperature
shall not exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

CIPC 0604 : Quality Control

0604.1 Sample and Testing

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Samples from stock on the site shall be taken by the Contractor in presence
of the Construction Manager.

1. CEMENT

Sampled cement shall be tested by the testing laboratory. Certified copies of


laboratory test reports shall be furnished for each lot of cement and shall
include all test data, results and certification that the sampling and testing
procedures are in conformance with Contract Documents. Cement that had
been stored for more than four months after being tested shall be tested again
before use. Cement found unsatisfactory under test shall be immediately
removed from the construction site.

2. AGGREGATES

Aggregates sampling shall conform to ASTMD75. Aggregates shall be


sampled and submitted to the Project Manager for testing. No aggregate
shall be used until test results are satisfactory to the Project Manager.

3. WATER

Water analysis shall be performed in accordance with ASTM D596.

4. ADMIXTURE

Sampling accordance with the standard procedures recommended by the


testing and testing of all admixture used in concrete mix shall be in
laboratory. No admixtures shall be used until test results are satisfactory.

0604.2 CONCRETE TEST

1. DURING PLACING CONCRETE

The Contractor shall provide for test purposes three sets of specimen taken
under the supervision of the Project Manager from each 76.45 cu. m. or
fraction thereof of each class concrete placed. At least one set of test
specimens for each class of concrete placed shall be provided each eight
hour shift. Samples shall be secured in accordance with ASTM C39 or ACI
214. Test specimen shall be evaluated for each class of concrete specified in
conformance with ACI 318, Chapter 4. Concrete Quality. Specimen must be
tested for 7-day and 28-day strengths of the concrete.

2. CONCRETE REMOVED FROM THE STRUCTURE

When the results of the strength test of the specimen indicate deficiency in
specification requirements or where there in other evidence that the quality
of the concrete is below specification requirements, core boring test shall be
made in conformance with ASTM C42. If deficiency is discovered, the
Contractor maybe allowed to make load test at his expense, and results shall
be evaluated in conformance with ACI 318, chapter 2.

3. SLUMP

Slump tests shall be performed in the field under the supervision of the
Construction Manager. Slump test shall conform to ASTM C14.

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CIPC 0605 : MATERIALS

0605.1 PORTLAND CEMENT

Only one brand of any type of cement shall be used for exposed concrete surfaces of
any individual structure.

0605.2 CONCRETE PATCHING COMPOUND

FS SS-102, Type 11 can be painted without evidence of bleeding and that after final
set will be unaffected by high humidity and moisture.

0605.3 AGGREGATES

Grading requirements shall conform with ASTM C33. Coarse aggregates shall be
well graded from fine to coarse within the prescribed limits of the Contract
Documents.

1. FINE AGGREGATES

Fine aggregate shall consist of natural sand, manufactured sand combination


of the two shall be composed of clean, hard and durable spherical or civilian
particles.

2. COARSE AGGREGATES

Coarse aggregates shall consist of crushed or uncrushed gravel, crushed


stone, or a combination thereof and shall be clean, hard uncoated particles of
maximum nominal size 18.75 mm. However, coarse aggregate of greater
maximum size may be used provided the requirements of ACI 18, Sec. 3.3.3
are met

0605.4 WATER

Water for washing aggregates and for mixing and curing concrete shall be fresh and
free from injurious amounts of oil, acid, malt, alkalai, organic matter, or other
deleterious substances as determined by CE CRD-C400. Chlorides and hardeners
shall not exceed specified limits of ASTM D512.

0605.5 ADMIXTURE

Admixture containing chloride ions, or other ions producing deleterious effect shall
not be used.

0605.6 VAPOR BARRIER

Polyethylene sheeting confoming with ASTM E154 and mil thick as a minimum.
Other similar material having a vapor permeance rating not exceeding 0.5 perm as
determined by ASTM E96, Procedure E, will be considered.

0605.7 GROUT

1. DAMP PACK BEDDING GROUT

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Mix of one part Portland Cement type 1 and 1/2 parts of fine aggregate
proportioned by weight and more than 4 1/2 gal of water per bag, 42.63 kgs.
of cement.

2. PREMIXED, NON-SHRINK, NON-METALLIC GROUT

"Masterflow 713" manufactured by Master Builders, Euco-N.S.


manufactured by the Euclid Chemical Company or an approved equal.

3. PREMIXED, NON SHRINK, METALLIC GROUT

"Embeco 36" manufactured by Master Builders. "Firmix" manufactured by


the Euclid Chemical Co., or an approved equal.

4. EXPANSIVE GROUT

CE CRD-C588, Type A or M, as required

0605.8 CURING MATERIALS

1. IMPERVIOUS SHEETING

ASTM C171, type optional, except polyethylene sheeting shall be 4 mil


minimum thickness, white opaque. In areas of high winds and the
impervious sheeting shall not be used.

2. BURLAP

Cloth made of jute or kenaf shall conform with AASHTO M182 and shall
weigh a minimum 0.06 lb./square foot.

3. MEMBRANE FORMING COMPOUND

ASTM C90, Type 1. When non-pigmented compound is used, it shall


contain a fugitive dye.

0605.9 HARDENER

Floor hardener shall be colorless, aquaeous solution containing not less than 20
lb/gal of zinc and / or magnesium fluosilicate or sodium silicate solution having a
specific gravity of 16.7 degree Baume, "Hornoligh" manufactured by A.C. Horn/
W.R.Grace "Saniseal 50" manufactured by Master Buildiers, "Lapidolith"
manufactured by Sonneborne-Contech, or an approved equal.

0605.10 JOINT FILLERS

ASTM D1751, preformed resilient bituminous type or ASTM D1752, preformed


sponge rubber.

0605.11 JOINT SEALANTS

ASTM D1190, hot-pour type.

0605.12 WATERSTOP

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1. METALLIC

Copper confirming to ASTM B370, 20 ounce weight or stainless steel


conforming to ASTM A167, 0.037 inch nominal thickness and 6 inch wide.

2. NON METALLIC

CE-CRD-51 and CRD-572, 6 mm minimum thickness and 150 mm wide.

0605.13 ISOLATION JOINT - AS SHOWN AND DETAILED ON PLANS

0605.14 EXPANSION JOINT - AS SHOWN AND DETAILED ON PLAN

CIPC 0606 : CLASSES, USAGE AND PROPORTIONING

0606.1 Concrete of the various classes indicated and as required under other section for
different usage shall be proportioned and mixed by volumetric batching and
continuous mixing in accordance with ASTM C685.

0606.2 RETARDER AGENT

Water reducing admixtures (plastic and retarder) may be used subject to the approval
of the Construction Manager.
0606.3 TRIAL DESIGN BATCHES

Trial design batches for various classes required shall be the responsibility of the
Contractor. Trial mixtures having proportions, consistencies and air contents
suitable for the work shall be made based on ACI 211.1, using at least three different
water cement ratios which will produce a range of strength encompassing those
required for the work. Trial mixtures shall be designed for maximum permitted
slump and air content. The temperature of concrete in each water-cement ratio at
least three strengths shall be determined by ACI 301, chapter 3, Paragraph 3.8
Method 1 or 2.

0606.4 SLUMP

Slump for vibrated concrete shall be minimum 50 mm to maximum 100 mm


determined by ASTM C143.

CIPC 0607 : BATCHING, MIXING AND TRANSPORTING CONCRETE

0607.1 BATCH PLANT

The plant shall be semi - automatic type and of sufficient capacity not to impair the
construction time schedule. The semi-automatic plant is a system where batching
weights are set manually, and materials are batched automatically.

1. SITE-MIXED CONCRETE

Measuring tolerances, mixing capacity, and time shall be in accordance with


ACI 301, Chapter 7, paragraph 7.2

0607.2 TRUCK MIXERS

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When a truck is used to complete mixing of central plant batched materials, all water
shall be added at mixing speed before completion of mixing. Retempering of
concrete will not be permitted. Each truck shall carry a ticket, stamped by time
clock to show date and time the loading of each truck was completed.

CIPC 0608 : PLACING CONCRETE

0608.1 SEQUENCE OF CONCRETE PLACEMENT

To control shrinkage effects, placement of concrete for floors shall follow a check
board pattern. Joint lines shall cross within the middle third of beams, girders, and
short spans of slabs, unless otherwise allowed by Construction Manager. Contractor
shall submit construction joint layout and sequence concrete placement for approval
of the Construction Manager.

0608.2 PREPARATION FOR PLACING

Excavation of forms shall be clean, free of debris of foreign material. Reinforcement


and embedded items shall be secured in position and shall be inspected and approved
before placing concrete. Runways shall be provided for wheeled concrete handling
equipment shall not be wheeled over reinforcement nor shall runways be supported
on reinforcement.

0608.3 PLACING PROCEDURES

Concrete shall be delivered from central plant to place of final deposit in continuous
manner in time of interval specified and without segregation or loss of ingredients.
Placing shall be suspended when the sun, heat, wind or limitation of facilities
furnished by the Contractor prevent proper finishing and curing of the concrete.
Concrete shall be placed in forms or excavation as close as possible in final position,
in uniform approximately horizontal layers not over 12 in. deep unless otherwise
directed. Concrete shall not be allowed to drop freely more than 5 feet in unexposed
work nor 3 ft. in exposed work; for greater drops tremmies or other approval means
shall be employed. Conduits and pipes shall not be embedded in concrete unless
specifically indicated or specified.

0608.4 TRANSPORTATION TIME INTERVAL

Concrete mixed in central plant and transported by non-agitating equipment shall be


transported and placed in the form within 60 minutes.

0608.5 PLACING IN HOT WEATHER

Hot weather placing shall be in accordance with recommended practice of ACI 305,
except that air temperature, reinforcement, and form temperature exceed 95 degrees
F concreting shall be controlled as follows:

1. Concrete temperature during mixing, transporting and placing shall not


exceed 90 degrees F unless otherwise approved by the Project Manager.

2. Reinforcing steel and forms shall be protected form direct sun rays and shall
be cooled with water immediately before concrete placing so that concrete
temperature specified can be maintained.

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3. When cold joints tend to form or when surfaces set dry too rapidly or plastic
shrinkage cracks tend to appear, concrete shall be kept moist by fog sprays
applied shortly after placement and before finishing.

0608.6 CONVEYING CONCRETE

Concrete may be conveyed by chute, conveyor or pump if so approved by the Project


Manager. Aluminum chutes or pipelines shall not be used in conveying concrete.
Approvals will not be given for chutes or conveyors requiring changes in the
concrete design mix for desired operation.

1. CHUTES AND CONVEYOR

Chutes shall be of steel or steel lined wood rounded in cross section, rigid in
construction, protected from overflow and slopes not exceeding to one
vertical and three horizontals. Conveyors shall be designed to operate
assuring uniform flow of concrete without segregation of ingredients, loss of
mortar or change in slump.

2. PUMPS

Placing concrete by pumping methods shall conform to ACI 304. Pumps


shall be operated and maintained so that a continuous stream of concrete is
delivered into the forms without air pockets, segregation, or change in slump
exceeding 2 in.

1108.7 PLACING THROUGH REINFORCEMENT

Where congestion of steel or other conditions make placing of concrete difficult, a


tremie pipe shall be used. Recommended placing and consolidation practices shall
conform to those outlined in ACI 304 and ACI 309.

CIPC 0609 : COMPACTION

0609.1 Immediately after placing, each layer of concrete shall be compacted by internal
concrete vibrations supplemented by hand spading, rodding and tamping. Tamping
or other external vibration of forms will not be permitted. Internal vibrators
submerged in concrete shall maintain a minimum frequency of not less than 8,000
vibrations per minute. The vibrating equipment shall be adequate in quantity and
capacity required and shall conform to the requirement of ACI 309.

CIPC 0610 : BONDING

0610.1 B Before depositing new concrete on or against concrete that has set, the surfaces of the
set concrete shall be roughened and, all surfaces moistened.

CIPC 0611 : SLABS ON GRADE

0611.1 Subgrades under slabs within the building shall be covered with vapor barrier. Edges
shall be lapped not less than 6 in. and seal with a pressure sensitive tape, not less
than 2 in. wide, compatible with the membrane. Concrete shall be placed
continuously so that each unit of operation will be monolithic in construction.
Concrete shall be placed in alternate check board pattern terminating crack
containing joints or may be placed in alternate paving lands as limited by expansion,
control, or construction joints.

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0611.2 CONTROL JOINTS

Control joints shall be formed by the insertion of hard-pressed fiberguard strips


inserted in the plastic concrete. The joints shall be 3 mm wide and depth equal
approximately 1/4 of the slab thickness, unless otherwise indicated on the drawings.

0611.3 SEALING

Concrete joints shall be filled with joint sealant except where floor covering is
required.

CIPC 0613 : CONCRETE FINISHES

0613.1 FLOOR AND ROOF SLABS

Finished floor and roof slab surfaces shall be true plane surfaces with no deviation in
excess of 8 in. when tested with a 10-foot straight edge. Surfaces shall be pitched as
shown.

0613.2 OTHER THAN FLOOR AND ROOF SLAB

Within 12 hours after forms are removed, surface defects shall be repaired as
specified hereinafter or a directed by the Project Manager. Temperature of concrete,
ambient air and mortar during repair work including curing shall not exceed 90
degrees F. Fine and loose materials shall removed. Honeycomb, aggregate pockets,
voids over 12 mm diameter and holes left by the rod or bolt shall be cut out to solid
concrete, reamed wetted, brush coated with neat cement grout and filled with mortar.
Holes shall be packed full and all patchwork shall be damp cured for seven days
minimum. For surfaces which are not to receive architectural finish; the following
additional measures shall be taken.

The concrete shall receive smooth finish by brush coating surfaces with cement grout
composed by volume of one part portland cement and not more than two parts fine
aggregate passing no. 330 mesh sieve and mixture with water to the consistency of
thick paint. Excess grout shall be scraped off with a trowel and the surface rubbed
with burlap to remove any visible grout film. The grout shall be kept damp by
means of fog spray during the setting period.

0613.3 NON-SLIP FINISH

The concrete shall be screeded and floated to the required finish level without coarse
aggregate visible. Abrasive aggregates shall be uniformly sprinkled over floated
surfaces at a rate recommended by the manufacturer. The surfaces shall then be steel
trowelled to a smooth even finish that is uniform in texture and appearance.
Immediately after curing, cement coating or laitance covering the abrasive aggregate
shall be removed by steel brushing, rubbing or light sand blasting to exposed
abrasive particles.

0613.4 HARDENER

Hardener shall be applied to exposed interior concrete floors where indicated in the
drawings and in accordance with the manufacturer's written installations.

0613.5 CURING

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Concrete shall be protected against moisture ions, rapid temperature changes,
mechanical injury and injury from rain or lowing water for a period of time
corresponding to cementing materials used, as follows:

Portland Cement, type 1.........7 days

1. Monolithic Finish

Slabs shall be screeded and floated with straight edge to bring the surface to
the required finish level with no coarse aggregate visible. The concrete
while still green but sufficiently hardened to bear a man's weight without
deep print, shall be trowelled to a smooth even dense finish free from
blemishes including trowel marks; rough surfaces shall be provided for
resilient flooring, thin-set ceramic tile, carpeting and where no other finish is
specified.

2. Power Machine Finish (Option)

In lieu of hand finishing, an approved power finishing machine may be used.


The preparation of surfaces for finishing by machine shall be in general as
herein before specified for hand finishing. Finished surfaced shall be free of
machine marks, ridges or other blemishes.

3. Rough Slab Finish

Tamp the concrete to force the aggregate away from the surface, then screed
with straight edge to produce a uniform surface. Rough slab finish surface
shall be provided for ceramic tile, floor toppings, insulation, built-up roofing
of terazzo.

4. Broom Finish

The concrete shall be screeded and floated to the required finish level with
no coarse aggregate visible. While concrete is still green, steel or wood
trowel to an even smooth finish and then broom with fiber bristle brush to
the direction transverse to that of the main traffic. Broom finish surfaces
shall provide for driveway and ramps.

5. Wood Float

The preparation of surfaces shall be in general as force specified for


monolithic finish. While surfaces is still green, wood float to an even texture
surface.

Curing procedures shall conform to ACI 308 and ACI 305. During the
specified curing period, the concrete shall be in moist condition at
temperature not over 90 degrees F.

DIVISION SM : STRUCTURAL STEEL

SECTION 0700

SM 0700 : SCOPE OF WORK

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0700.1 Furnish material and equipment and perform labor and services required to complete
fabrication and erection of all structural steel as shown and hereinafter specified.

0700.2 All works under this division shall be subject to the General Conditions
accompanying this specification. The Contractor and Sub-Contractor for this portion
of the work is required to refer especially thereto.

SM 0701 : APPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS

0701.1 The Standards and Codes applicable to only a portion of the specified in this section
are referenced in the relevant parts of clauses. Standards and Codes which are
generally applicable to the work of this section are listed hereinafter.

0701.2 ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials

0701.3 AISC - American Institute of Steel Construction

0701.4 AWS - American Welding Society

SM 0702 : SUBMITTALS

0702.1 SHOP DRAWINGS

In accordance with the requirements of the General Conditions, furnish complete


detailed fabrication and erection shop drawings including details of all connections to
be review and approved by the Engineer. The Engineer will review and approve all
shop drawings. Re-submit if any corrections are required.

SM 0703 : MATERIALS

0703.1 All structural shape shall be grade ASTM A572 Steel with a specified yield point of
36 KSI.

0703.2 Welding electrodes for manual shielded metal-arc welding shall conform to E70
series of ASTM A233 and to AWS A5.1 and A5.5.

0703.3 Bolts shall conform to ASTM A325.

0704.4 Red lead paint and linseed oil for all shop painting for structural steel shall be of
approved brand. For field painting, use only approved brand of enamel paint.

SM 0705 : EXECUTION

0705.1 WELDING TECHNIQUE

Conform the technique of welding employed, the appearance and quality of welds
made, the methods used in correcting defective work to the requirements of the
Standard Code for Welding in Building Construction of the American Welding
Society.

Make surfaces to be welded, free from loose scale, slag, rust, grease, paint and any
other foregoing material except that mill scale which withstand vigorous wire
brushing may remain.

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Prepare edges by gas cutting, whenever practicable, cut by a mechanically guided
torch.

Let gas cut edges which will be subjected to substantial stress of which are to have
weld metal deposited on them be free from gouges. Remove by grinding any gouge
that may remain from cutting.

Shape all re-entrant corners notch free to a radius of at least ! inch. Bring into a
close contract as practicable parts to fillet welded and in no event separate by more
than 3/16 inch. If the separation is 1/16 inch or greater, increase the size of the fillet
welds by the amount of the separation.

Never exceed the separation between laying surfaces of lap joints and butt joints on a
backing structure by 1/16 inch. Bring the fit of joints at contract surfaces which are
not completely sealed by welds, close enough to exclude water after painting.

Align all abutting parts to be welded carefully. Correct misalignment greater than
1/8 inch and in making the correction, never draw parts into a slope sharper than 2
(two) degrees (7/16 inch in 12 inches).

Position the work for flat welding whenever practicable.

In assembling and joining parts of structure of built-up members, avoid needless


distortion and minimize shrinkage stresses. Where it is impossible to avoid high
residual stresses in the closing welds of a rigid assembly, make closing welds in
compression elements.

In the fabrication of cover-plated beams and built-up members, make all shop splices
in each component part before such component part is welded to other parts of the
members.

Let all complete penetration butt welds made by manual welding except when
produced with the aid of backing material or welded in the flat position from both
sides in square-edge material not more than 5/16 inch thick with opening not less
than one-half the thickness of the thinner part joined, have the roof of the initial layer
gouged out on the backside. Weld so as to secure sound metal and complete fusion
throughout the entire cross section. With butt welds made with use of a backing of
the same material as the base metal, have the weld metal thoroughly fused with the
backing material.

Backing strips may be removed by gouging or gas-cutting after welding is


completed, provided no injury is done to the base metal and weld metal. Weld metal
surface is left flush or slightly convex with full throat thickness.

Terminate butt welds at the end of a joint in a manner that will ensure soundness.
Where possible, do by the use of extension bars or run-off plates. Remove extension
bars or run-off plates upon completion of the weld. Make the ends of the welds
smooth and flushed with abutting parts.

SM 0706 : BOLTS

0706.1 Tighten all bolts to a bolt tension not less than the proof load given in the applicable
ASTM specifications for the type of bolt used.

0706.2 Do tightening with properly calibrated wrenches or by the turn-of-nut method.

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SM 0707 : TOLERANCE

0707.1 Let all structural members of single rolled shape and built-up members fabricated by
riveting or welding, unless otherwise specified, be straight within the tolerances
allowed by ASTM Specification A6.
0707.2 Never let compression members deviate form straightness by more than 1/100 of the
axial length between points which are to be laterally supported.

0707.3 Let completed members be free form twists, bends and open joints. Sharp kinks or
bends shall be the cause or rejection of materials.

SM 0708 : SHOP PAINTING

0708.1 Clean all steelworks specified for painting by hard-ware brushing, or other methods
chosen by the fabricator for cleaning loose mill scale, loose rust, weld slag, or flux
deposit, dirt and other foreign matter after inspection, approval, and before leaving
the shop.

0708.2 Give all steelworks except those to be encased in concrete one coat of shop paint.

0708.3 Remove oil and grease deposit by solvent.

0708.4 Do not paint steelworks that is to be encased in concrete. Clean oil or grease with
solvent cleaners. Remove dirt and foreign materials by thoroughly sweeping using
a fiber brush.

SM 0709 : FIELD PAINTING

0709.1 For convenience, all steel works shall receive final painting on the ground before
erection on a higher level. Connections made on the field by bolting or welding shall
receive another coat of enamel paint.

0709.2 All steel work connections shall be free from loose mill scale, rust weld slag and
other foreign matter.

SM 0710 : INSPECTION

0710.1 Subject material and workmanship at all time to the inspection of the Project
Manager at place of fabrication and to all places of work.

0710.2 Inspection of welding shall performed in accordance with the provisions of Section 6
of the Standard Code for Welding in Building Construction of the American Welding
Society.

0710.3 Test - Non-destructive tests shall be used if necessary, to determine the distribution
of weld defects. Radiographic inspection or Ultrasonic Inspection are recommended.

0710.4 All expenses for testing shall be borne by the Contractor.

SM 0711 : IDENTIFICATION

0711.1 Mark to identify the ASTM Specifications of Steel for main components.

0711.2 Identify such steel in completed members or assemblies by painting the designation
of the piece over any shop coat of paint, prior to shipment from fabricator's plant.

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ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Prepared by:

MICHAEL S. NUEZ
Prof. Electrical Engineer

PRC No. : 003111


PTR No. : 4003240
Date : 05Jan2012
Place : Marikina City
TIN : 140-329-223
ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS

A. CONDUIT AND FITTINGS

1. Heavy wall Rigid Steel Conduit (RSC) or Intermediate Metallic Conduit (IMC)
where required on the plans shall be zinc galvanized and as manufactured by Korean
Steel, Pusan, Panasonic, Maruichi, Allied, Triangle or approved equal.

2. Polyvinyl Chloride Conduit (PVC), schedule 40, heavy wall, high impact type with
factory made bend, couplings and fittings and as manufactured by Neltex, Emerald,
Atlanta or approved equal. All dimensions shown on plan are internal diameter sizes.

3. Intermediate Metallic Tubing (EMT) where required on the plans shall be zinc
galvanized and as manufactured by Matsushita, Maruichi, Allied, Triangle or
approved equal. Connectors and couplings for EMT shall be concrete-tight,
compression type.

B. OUTLETS, BOXES, AND FITTINGS

1. At all outlets of whatever kind, for all system, there shall be provided a suitable
fitting, which shall be either a box or other device especially designed to receive the
type of fitting to be mounted thereon.

2. The Contractor shall consult with the Engineer as to the nature of the various fittings
to be used before installing his outlet, fittings and shall conform strictly in the use of
fittings, to the nature of the appliance to be mounted on them, so that the work, when
completed will be a finished design.

3. All outlets on exposed conduit work shall be cast alloy conduit fittings of proper
type, as manufactured by Crouse-Hinds, Appleton or approved equal.

4. At all outlets on concealed conduit work, provide galvanized pressed steel outlet
boxes of standard make. These boxes shall be in all cases standard and where such
boxes are not available on the market, special boxes shall be secured by the
Contractor at his own expense. In general, outlet boxes shall at least 100 mm in
diameter, 53 mm deep and No. 16 minimum gauge.

5. All utility boxes intended for outlet devices shall be especially designed to receive
the particular type of device to be mounted and should be deep enough to accept and
fit the total number of conductors and device required as per drawings. Minimum
box interior volume shall be 2337.61 cu. cms. (14.5 cu inches).

6. Boxes shall be as manufactured by National, Appleton or approved equal.

7. In case of fixtures, their outlet fittings shall be provided with suitable supports of size
and kind required by the fixture to be hung. Fixture studs if required shall be 9 mm
dia.

8. Conduit to box connection fittings shall be threaded type. In the case of PVC
conduits, a PVC threaded adapter fitting shall be used together with metal locknut
and bushing to connect to a box.

9. Box covers shall be metal and of gauge #16.

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C. JUNCTION AND PULL BOXES

1. Junction and pull boxes, of Code gauge steel, galvanized shall be provided as
indicated or as required for facilitating the pulling of wires and cables. Pull boxes in
finished places shall be located and installed with the permission and to the
satisfaction of the Architect and Engineers.

2. All junction and pull boxes on exposed conduit work shall be provided with hubs for
threaded pipe entry and covers provided with neoprene gaskets.

3. Boxes shall be sized as required by Phil. Electrical Code and as manufactured by


Crousehinds, Appleton or approved equal.

D. WIRES AND CABLES:

1. All wires shall be copper, soft-drawn and annealed, shall be of 98% conductivity,
shall be smooth and true of a cylindrical form and variation shall be within 1% of the
actual size called for.

2. All wires and cables shall comply with the requirements of the Underwriters
Laboratories, the ASTM and ICEA as they apply to the particular usage.

3. All wires and cables shall be as manufactured by Phelps Dodge, American Wires and
Cable Columbia, Philflex, Durex, or approved equal.

4. Wires and cables for power and lighting system shall be plastic insulated for 600
volts working pressure type “THHN” unless otherwise noted on plans or specified.

5. Wires and cables for lighting system installed or run throughout within the ballast
compartment shall be plastic insulated for 600 volts working pressure type “THHN”
unless otherwise noted on plans or specified.

6. THHN/THWN wires can be used for the same size of wires provided the allowable
current do not exceed that of TW/THW wires.

7. All wires 8 mm sq. or larger shall be stranded copper.

8. Control leads for motors or lighting shall be of type “THHN”.

9. For lighting and power systems, no wire smaller than 3.5 mm sq. shall be used,
except for control leads or otherwise specified.

C. CONDUIT HANGERS/CLAMPS/STRAPS:

Provide and install as required by the Code or at indicated points in the feeder routings shown

on the plans. The conduit hangers, clamps and straps shall be galvanized steel as

manufactured by Appleton or approved equal.

D. INSULATED BUSHINGS

O.Z. Type “B” conduit insulated bushings shall be used on all conduits, 25 mm and larger in
panel boxes, pullboxes, junction boxes, etc. for light and power work and telephone riser

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conduit. The insulated bushings may be omitted for branch lighting circuit wiring.

E. WALL SWITCHES AND PLATES

1. Wall switches shall be rated 15A, 240V, 60 Hz.

Switches shall be for flush mounting type and of the quiet type, spring operated. The
type of switches shall be tumbler operation and the color, plating and appearance of
wall plates shall be as selected by the Architect. Appropriate samples shall be
submitted prior to the purchase of wall switches and face plates. Switches and plates
shall be as manufactured by National, Toshiba, Bticino or approved equal.

2. Provide weather proof metal switch plate covers where indicated on plans.

3. All utility boxes intended for switch devices shall be specially designed to receive
the particular type of switch device to be mounted and should be deep enough to
accept and fit the total number of conductors required as per drawings. Minimum
box interior volume shall be 237.61 cubic centimeter (14.5 cubic inches).

F. WALL RECEPTACLES AND PLATES

1. Receptacle outlets, shall be 15 Ampere, 250 V, 2-pole, 3-wire parallel slot,


grounding type. Parallel slot outlet rated 15A, 125V grounded type shall be
acceptable for use with 250 V system. Fixing screws for wiring devices shall be
concealed from sight. Other special purpose receptacle outlets shall be as indicated in
the drawings. Outlet devices shall be as manufactured by Toshiba, National, Bticino
or approved equal. Locking type and other special purpose receptacle outlets shall be
as indicated in the drawings. Receptacle outlets located in operating room, ward,
private rooms (as shown in plan) shall be hospital grade type. Receptacle outlets
located in offices and administration rooms shall be wide series type.

2. Appropriate weather proof fitting metal cast alloy boxes shall be provided for
convenience outlet where indicated to be weather proof.

3. Provide weatherproof metal receptacle plate cover for each convenience receptacle
outlet indicated as weatherproof.

4. Type and color of receptacle outlet and plates shall be as selected by the Architect.
Appropriate samples of outlets and plates shall be submitted prior to purchase of
devices.

5. All utility boxes intended for receptacle outlet devices shall be specially designed to
receive the particular type of receptacle outlet device to be mounted and should be
deep enough to accept and fit the total number of conductors required as per
drawings. Minimum box interior volume shall be 237.61 cubic centimeters (14.5
cubic inches).

6. Receptacle with Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)

Shall be rated 15A, 2P, 3 wire grounding type, 240 V, parallel slot with 15
milliampere current sensitivity.

7. Duplex conveninence outlets shall have a minimum separation of 20mm between


outlet device.

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G. PANELS AND CABINETS

1. Standard panels and cabinets, as much as possible shall be used and assembled on
job. All panels shall be dead front construction, furnished with trims for flush or
surface mounting as required. Cabinets shall be of Code gauge steel with gutters at
least 100 mm wide and wider if necessary. Enclosure shall be corrosion-resistant,
galvanized (zinc finished) sheet steel. The trim for all panels shall be cold-rolled
steel and finished in industrial grey enamel (ANSI 61) over a coat of rust inhibitor.
Door shall be one piece bolt-on front with a lockable hinged door over the circuit
breaker.

2. Panelboard for use as service disconnecting means shall conform to UL Standard.


Design shall be such that any individual breaker can be removed without disturbing
adjacent units or without loosening or removing supplemental insulation supplied as
a means of obtaining clearances. Directories shall be typed to indicate load served by
each circuit and mounted on a holder behind transparent protective covering.

3. Panels and cabinets shall be as manufactured by Square-D, G.E., Fujihaya or equal.


Manufacturer’s shop drawings shall be submitted before manufacturing.

4. Lighting panels shall be equipped with branch air circuit breakers as required and
mains as noted on Plans or panel schedule. All circuit breakers shall be Square-D,
Fuji, G.E. or approved equal.

5. Panelboard main bus work shall be silver-plated copper busbars ampacity rated to
equal or exceed overcurrent protective device immediately ahead of it. All buswork
shall be properly secured to withstand available short circuit forces at the location.

6. Busbar clearances for panelboards and switchgears shall meet Philippine Electrical
Code (PEC) requirements and NEMA/UL standards.

7. Lighting and Power Panelboards shall have minimum short circuit interrupting
ratings of 14,000 sym. at 230V.

H. MOLDED CASE CIRCUIT BREAKERS AND SWITCHES:

1. Provide individual circuit breakers, safety switches and disconnect switches where
indicated on plans. Voltage ratings shall be suitable in each case of service
application. Enclosures shall be General Purpose, NEMA Type I, except where
specifically noted on plans or assembled on panel cabinets.

All protective devices shall meet NEMA and Underwriter’s Laboratories, Inc.
specifications.

2. Circuit breakers shall consist of a quick-make, quick-break type entirely trip-free


operating mechanism with contacts, arc-interrupter and thermal magnetic trip unit
for each pole, all magnetic trip unit for each pole, all
enclosed in a molded-phenolic case. The thermal magnetic trip unit shall provide
time-delayed overload protection, and in case of overload or short circuit current in
any one pole. Circuit breaker shall be trip indicating, with the tripped position of
breaker handle midway between “ON” and “OFF” positions.

Circuit breaker shall be as manufactured by Square D, G.E., Fuji or approved equal.

3. Unless otherwise specified, maximum interrupting level for 230 volts circuit

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breakers shall be 14,000A.

4. Circuit breakers for motor applications shall be those rated for such duty.

H. FIRE ALARM SYSTEM:

1. The FACP shall contain an annunciator panel (option: separate enclosure) which
indicate the location of the alarm by means of illuminated lights, signaling module
and power supply. Digital read out annunciation (with queuing feature) is also
acceptable.

2. The FACP shall be multiplexed, microprocessor based, of solid-state design with full
capability for sensing automatic detectors, and manual stations.

3. The FACP shall be a key operated lock and the case itself shall be protected to detect
any unauthorized attempt at operating it at anytime whether or not the system is in
the secure or access mode of operation

4. The control panel will be powered from a 230 volt, 60-cycle source and will contain
all necessary equipment to convert that source to low voltage direct current. The unit
shall contain a storage battery and all equipment necessary to constantly charge the
battery to insure its full capacity at all times, In the event of power failure from the
220 volt, 60 cycle source, the battery will automatically provide power for the system
and the unit shall contain all devices necessary to accomplish automatic changeover
to this emergency power source. The changeover shall be accomplished
automatically and without causing the unit to transmit an alarm. When the
emergency power source is no longer able to supply the necessary energy, the unit
will sense this condition and automatically transmit an alarm to the alarm receiver.

If the primary power source is restored before the battery has been de-energized, the
unit will automatically recharge the battery to its full capacity at the proper rate upon
resumption of the primary power source.

5. The FACP shall have zone alarm indicating lights grouped as follows:

1. Tenant Units
2. Common Areas
3. Flow Switches
4. Gate Valves
5. Others

Trouble alarm indicating lights shall likewise be grouped.

6. The FACP shall have an amplifier or amplifiers needed for driving all the horn
speakers at the specified dB outputs. Paging microphone, tone generators and all
components/wiring needed to make the system function to the other's satisfaction
shall be included.
The voice and alarm system shall provide one-way voice paging and fire alarm
evacuation signaling between the FACP and alarm signaling devices with central
amplification system dual channel type to permit simultaneous paging to selected or
all speaker zones while fire alarm evacuation signal is being transmitted to other
speaker zones.

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7. The FACP shall have a fireman's telephone system included. A fixed telephone
handset shall be provided at the FACP and six (6) sets of portable telephones
(complete with coiled cord and plug) shall be provided.

8. The FACP shall be provided with a Strip Printer which will print out alarm
conditions. The FACP back-up batteries shall power the Strip Printer during failure
of normal power.

The printer shall automatically record in English all alarms, trouble,


acknowledgements and returns to normal manual commands plus automatic
commands selected by the user. Records shall include type of alarms and troubles,
time, data and zone of origin.

The PTR shall have an indicator to alert the operator that paper has run out.

The PTR shall have a self-test feature to verify printer operability even when off line.
Test shall generate a complete character set in a specific pattern to verify operation.

I. STANDBY POWER:

1. Standby system auxiliary power supply capable of operating the FACP smoke
detectors and fire alarm indicating units shall be provided. Upon failure of primary
Emergency power, the system will automatically switch to auxiliary power supply
without causing a false alarm. Systems that require any manual intervention to re-
start on switchover to batteries or return to primary power shall not be acceptable.

2. STORAGE BATTERIES:

Standby batteries for emergency power supply shall be lead-calcium, lead-antimony


or nickel-cadmium rechargeable storage batteries. Storage batteries shall have proper
ampere-hour rating to operate the system under supervisory conditions for 8 hours
and shall be capable of operating all audible signal devices under alarm conditions
for 10 minutes. Reliable separation between cells shall be provided to battery
terminals and other metal parts. Batteries shall be located in a well-constructed steel
cabinet with a non-corrosive base, and cylinder lock and key feature and shall be
finished with enamel paint.

3. Battery Charger:

The battery charger shall be adjustable for high medium or low charging rates and
shall be capable of recovering the batteries from full discharge to full charge within
12~hours or less. An ammeter shall be provided to monitor the charging current
voltmeter to supervise the charge voltage being supplied to the batteries. The battery
charger shall be located in control panel or battery cabinet.

J. MANUAL STATIONS

1. Manual fire alarm stations shall be non-coded, break- glass type equipment with a
key operated test-reset lock in order that they may be tested, and shall be arranged
that once operated they cannot be restored to normal without the use of a special
test/reset key. The contact-closing device shall be easily operable and protected
adequately against accidental operation. A telephone jack shall be provided to
facilitate communication between manual stations and control panel. Manual
stations should have all contacts needed to carry out the functions as described.
Stations shall be of steel enclosure, colored red, enameled or impregnated and

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clearly identified for fire use only. These stations shall be designed for flush or semi-
flush mounting.

K. AUTOMATIC DETECTORS

1. HEAT DETECTORS - Combination Rate of Rise and Fixed Temperature type:

Detectors shall operate to cause an alarm when subjected to temperature greater than
135 degrees Fahrenheit or when the temperature rises at a rate in excess of 15
degrees Fahrenheit per minute. Detectors shall be capable of protecting a minimum
of 70 sq.m of unrestricted area with ceiling heights of less than 4 M Detectors shall
be provided with red LED lamp to indicate detector is activated. Detectors shall be
ceiling type designed for flush semi-flush mounting as indicated on the plans.
Detectors shall be supported independently of wiring connections.

Heat detectors inside the residential units shall be provided with built-in buzzer.

2. PHOTOELECTRIC TYPE SMOKE DETECTORS:

Automatic smoke detectors shall be designed for detection of abnormal smoke


densities by the photoelectric principle and shall have a time delay (5 seconds to
prevent false alarm), rate compensation circuit to increase detection sensitivity upon
rapid build up of smoke. The detector shall operate on a multiple cell concept using a
light-emitting diode light source.

Failure of the LED shall not cause an alarm condition but shall operate the detector-
indicating lamp. The detectors shall also have thermal elements that will cause the
detectors to alarm when the temperature exceeds 135 degree Fahrenheit. The
detectors shall be capable of protecting a minimum of 150 sq.m of unrestricted area
with; ceiling heights of less than 4 M. Detectors shall contain a red LED which
glows when it is activated.

Smoke detectors inside sleeping/dormitory units shall be provided with built-in


buzzer.

L. ALARM SIGNALING DEVICES:

1. HORN SPEAKER:

It shall be designed specifically for fire protective signaling use. The housing shall
be made of aluminum die cast with red coating. It shall be provided with multiple
outputs of 1/2W, 1W and 2W with built-in transformer. It shall be capable of
connecting to 70.7 V line. Frequency response shall be 400 or 4000 Hz. Sound
pressure level shall be 90 dB at 3M at 2 watts.

2. VISUAL ALARMS FOR HANDICAPPED:

Strobe type light mounted in a pyramid shaped lens of white lexan shall be installed
at voice alarm speaker locations.

3. AUXILIARY BUZZERS/HORNS:

Auxiliary butters on horns shall be provided where shown on the plans. These may
be remotely mounted on integral with smoke on heat detectors.

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Auxiliary butters on horns shall be humidity resistant and ~e retardant with 85 dB
sound pressure level output at 3 meters.

M. AUXILIARY PANEL/ANNUNCIATOR

1. The auxiliary panel shall have integral annunciator panel and bell which shall
indicate light and sound, respectively, when signal from the main panel is received.

2. The unit shall have provision for hook-up of portable telephone for communication
with the main control panel.

N. WIRES AND CABLES

1. All wires shall be copper, soft-drawn and annealed, shall be of 98% conductivity,
shall be smooth and true of a cylindrical form and shall bewithin 1% of the actual
size called for.

2. All wires and cables shall comply with the requirements of the Underwriters
Laboratories, the A.S.T.M. and I.C.E.A. as they apply to the particular usage.

3. All wires and cables shall be as manufactured by Philips Dodge, American Wires and
Cable or approved equal.

O. CATV SYSTEMS

1. CONDUITS

Conduits shall be Polyvinyl Chloride Conduit (PVC) with a minimum diameter of 20


mm as indicated under Section 16060. "Basic Materials and Methods.”

2. BOXES

Shall be as indicated under Boxes and Fittings above.

3. SPLITTERS

Provide 2-way, 4-way, 8-way splitters as required and as shown on plan.

4. CABLE

Cable RG-11, RG-59/U and RG-6 shall be as manufactured by Columbia, Phelps


Dodge or approved equal.

5. OUTLET DEVICES:

TV outlet shall be as manufactured by Toshiba, National or approved equal.

P. LIGHTNING PROTECTION SYSTEM

1. GENERAL

The Lightning Protection System shall be of the enhancing type or E.S.E (Early
Streamer Emission System). System offered must clearly stipulate the time gain as
standardized initiation advance and be designed to offer a preferential lightning path
for a predetermined protection area and safely convey the lightning current to earth

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in compliance with the requirements of Philippine Electrical Code and French
Standard NF C 17-102. The design of the enhanced air terminal system shall be
tested and approved by Certified Body such as LCIE (Central Laboratory for
Electrical Industries), BSI (British Standards Institute) and Korea Electromechanical
Research Institute (KERI) and EDF or other reputable High Voltage Testing
Laboratories, evidencing initiation gain must be submitted for acceptance and
approval. In-depth research and testing shall passed the specified test requirements by
well-known and reputable lightning research institutes in accordance with NF C 17-
102 as validation for initiation gain. The LCIE test certification should
indicate the time gain, which represents as the initiation advances for each model.

The operation of the unit shall be self-contained and shall not be dependent on
batteries or solar power for activation. It is powered up by the presence of ambient
electric field. It is non-radioactive and requires no special licensing. The radius
of protection of the air terminal shall be tested and approved by LCIE (Central
Laboratory for Electrical Industries).

The level and radius of protection adopted by the E.S.E. system must utilize the risk
assessment analysis as well as take into account the standardised initiation gain as
recommended by accepted E.S.E standards.

Computation of the area of protection and basis of level of protection must take into
account regulations, standards and practices approved and must follow the
conventional system as in the electrogeometric model but with the integration of time
gain. The initiation gain is validated by stringent tests simulating lightning discharge
parameter.

On account of varying site requirement and conditions, practices and regulations of


local authorities may be accepted and incorporated into the lightning protection
system.

2. Air Terminal

The E.S.E. air terminal shall be made of non-radioactive type. Enhanced air terminal
tip to achieve early streamer emission, which is made up of stainless steel to resist
corrosion and should be compact, rigid and simple in construction that does not
contain any loose parts to complete the assembly. The terminal tip shall be ellipse
and 750mm long and 18mm diameter. The air terminal assembly shall be of non-
combustible materials. Air terminals shall be HELITA PULSAR or approved
equal.

3. Air Termination Support

Elevation rod, mounting brackets, accessories, etc, shall be connected and be


mechanically strong, electrically conductive and properly bonded to comply with
conventional standard and/or as instructed by the respective civil engineer and shall
withstand the maximum locally recorded wind velocities.

The air termination support shall be of non-corrosive and conductive material.

4. Down Conductor System

Down conductor shall be made up of soft drawn stranded bare copper wire or copper
tape with minimum cross sectional area of 60mm2 or 3mm(t) x 25mm(W) to promote
skin effect during conveying of lightning discharges to the earthing system. Copper

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tape are uniquely used only for the convey of lightning discharge because of its flat
surface and greater surface area as compared to round or twisted stranded cables of
same dimension.

Insulated cable as down conductor is not acceptable. The material and installation of
down conductor, if not specifically stated in the E.S.E system, must comply and be
compatible with conventional system. Additional measures where required for
unusual situations shall comply as closely with the conventional system as well as
NF C 17-102 (Clause 3.2.1 to 2.3.7.2).

5. Grounding System

Grounding system shall be composed of three (3) pieces of ground rods 20mm
diameter x 3 meters long interconnected by grounding conductors with size as
indicated. The ground resistance of the lightning protection system shall not exceed 5
ohms. Additional ground rods are necessary to meet the required ground resistance.

6. Lightning Stroke Counter

The lightning stroke counter shall have service temperature of –20oC to +60oC, IP 67
degree of protection and have the following features:

! Minimum trip threshold: 0.4 kA (4/10!s)


! Maximum permissible current: 150 kA (4/10!s)
! Degree of Protection: IP 67
! Service temperature: -20°C to + 60°C.

Q. AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCH

1. One (1) unit of indoor type (Nema 1) automatic transfer switches (ATS) shall be
provided and shall be coordinated with manufacturer of the standby AC power
generator to maintain system compatibility for the complete standby power system.

2. The transfer switch shall be free-standing type suitable for use on all type of loads.
ATS shall be installed in-line with the low voltage switchboards as shown in the plan
and connected to the main buses of switchboards.

3. All accessories and equipment shall be front and rear accessible for ease of
maintenance or removal.

4. Components of the operating mechanism shall be insulated or electrically dead.

5. Components of linkage and handles in operating mechanism shall be ruggedly


constructed and not subject to deterioration.

6. Transfer switch shall be with closing and interrupting ratings sufficient for the
voltage employed and the available short circuit at the point of application.

7. Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) shall be breaker type, mechanically and


electrically interlocked with rating as shown in the plan.

8. The following operation shall be controlled by the ATS.

a. Upon loss of normal power or phase failure, ATS shall immediately


automatically start the engine-generator after time delay of 10 seconds ATS

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shall automatically transfer loads from normal to standby supply. Timer
shall be adjustable. Each phase shall be provided with phase failure sensing
relays. Both the normal and emergency sides of the ATS shall be provided
with over/under voltage relay protection.

b. Upon return of normal power, while loads are on standby supply, the ATS
shall maintain supply to such emergency loads from the engine generator
set for a duration of 60 seconds after which if normal supply is continuous,
the ATS shall transfer emergency loads back to normal power. If normal
power fails again, within 60 seconds duration, no transfer shall be affected.

c. After transferring to normal power, the diesel generator set shall be stopped
automatically after a time delay of 10 to 15 minutes.

d. The ATS shall be provided with capability for testing purposes by simulating
power failure condition. Selector switch shall be provided for ENGINE
TEST, SYSTEM and TRANSFER TEST, and READY conditions.

e. ATS devices shall be capable of being operated manually.

f. The ATS shall be provided with auxiliary dry contacts (4-N.O., 4 N.C.).

R. COMMUNICATION CABLING SYSTEM

1. CABLE SPECIFICATIONS

This section covers the detailed specifications of the cable for the horizontal and
backbone wiring sections.

All cables shall meet the requirements of the NEC, EIA/TIA and NEMA except
where other authorities or codes impose a more stringent requirement or practice.

All cables shall be tested and certified to be true category 5 and 3 cables

2. HORIZONTAL CABLE

All horizontal cabling shall be UTP. 24 AWG thermoplastic insulated conductors


formed into four individually twisted pairs enclosed by a thermoplastic jacket.
The cable shall meet all requirements of ANSI/CDE Pub.5-809-576 and EIA/TIA
568 standard are applicable to four pair inside wiring cable for general wiring within
a building.

The physical design and transmission requirements of the cable shall meet the
following specifications:

a. Insulated Conductor

- the diameter over the insulation shall be 1.22 mm (0.048 in) maximum.

b. Pair Assembly

- the cable shall be restricted to four pair size to support a broad range of
applications. The pair twist of any pair shall not be exactly the same as any
other pair. The pair twist lengths shall be selected by the manufacturer to
ensure compliance with the cross talk requirements of this standard.

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c. Color Codes

- the color code shall follow the industry standard.

d. Cable Diameter

- the diameter of the completed cable shall be less than 6.35 mm (0.25 in)

e. Breaking Strength

- the ultimate breaking strength of the completed cable, measured in


accordance with ASTM D4565, shall be 40.82 kg. (90lb) minimum.
f. DC Resistance

- the resistance of any conductor, measured in accordance with ASTM


D4566, shall not exceed 28.6 ohms per 305m at a temperature of degree C.

g. DC Resistance Unbalance

- the resistance unbalance between the two conductors of any pair shall not
exceed 5% when measured at a temperature of 20 degree C in accordance
with ASTM D4566.

h. Mutual Capacitance

- the mutual capacitance of any pair at 1KHz, measured in accordance with


ASTM D4566 shall not exceed 20 nF per 305m at a temperature of 20
degree C.

i. Capacitance Unbalance Pair to Ground

- the capacitance unbalance to ground at 1KHz of any pair, shall not exceed
1000 pF per 305m at 20 degree C.

j. Attenuation

- attenuation of any pair, measured at 20 degree C, shall not exceed the


values shown in Tables 4.01 and 4.02.

k. Characteristic Impedance

- the characteristic impendance shall meet the requirements of Tables 4.01


and 4.02.

l. Near-end Crosstalk (NEXT)

- the NEXT coupling loss between any two pairs within a cable shall be equal
to or greater than the values in Tables 4.01 and 4.02.

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TABLE 4.01-EIA/TIA MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Impedance Attenuation
Frequency (ohms) (dB/305m) NEXT

64Kbps 125+15% 2.8 -


256Kbps 110+15% 4.0 -
772Kbps 102+15% 6.8 43
1Mbps 100+15% 7.8 41

TABLE 4.02-EIA/TIA CATEGORY 5

Impedance Attenuation
Frequency (ohms) (db/305m) NEXT

1MHz 100+15% 6.3 62


10MHz 100+15% 20 47
16MHz 100+15% 25 44
20MHz 100+15% 28 42
100MHz 100+15% 67 32

3. BACKBONE CABLE

UTP MULTIPAIR CABLE

The Backbone wiring system shall be multipair cables. The cable shall consist of
thermoplastic, insulated conductors formed into groups, each group distinctly
identified by a different colored binder. These are assembled into a compact core
and covered by a protective thermoplastic sheath. Each of the binder group is to be
identified by a color code following the ICEA S-8-576 color guide.

The cable shall meet the following specifications.

a. Insulated Conductor

- the diameter over the insulation shall be 1.22mm (0.048in) maximum.

b. Core Assembly

- when cable sized larger than 25 pairs are required, the core shall be
assembled in units or subunits of 25 pairs. Each 25 pair unit shall be
identified by color-coded binders in a accordance with ICEA or
manufacturers specifications. Binder color-code integrity shall be
maintained when ever cables are spliced.

c. Core Wrap

- the core may be covered with one or more layers of dielectric material of
adequate thickness to ensure compliance with the dielectric requirements.

d. Core Shield

- shield applied over the core wrap shall comply with shield resistance
requirements of ANSI/ICEA STD.5-84-608.

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e. Jacket

- core shall be enclosed by a uniform, continuous thermoplastic jacket.

f. DC Resistance

- the resistance of any conductor, shall not exceed 28.6 ohms per 305m
(1000ft).

g. DC Resistance Unbalance

- the resistance unbalance between the conductors of any pair shall not
exceed 5%.

h. Mutual Capacitance and Capacitance Unbalance

- the mutual capacitance at any pair at 1KHz shall not exceed 19nF per 305
meters; and the capacitance unbalance to ground at 1KHz shall not exceed
1000pF per 305 meters (all measured at 20 degree C).

i. Attenuation and Characteristic Impendance.

- the attenuation and characteristic impedance shall meet ASTM D4566 and
shall not exceed the values in the Table 4.03.

TABLE 4.03 - QUALITY LEVELS FOR UTP BACKBONE CABLE

Frequency Impedance Attenuation


(MHz) (ohms) (dB per 305 meters)

0.064 120+15% 2.8


0.256 105+15% 4.0
0.772 102+15% 6.7
1.00 100+15% 7.6
4.0 100+15% 15.4
8.0 100+15% 22.3
10.0 100+15% 25.0
16.0 100+15% 32.0

j. NEXT

- the power sum NEXT can be calculated from the individual pair-to-pair
crosstalk measurements at a given frequency by following ASTM D4566.
The power sum NEXT shall be equal or greater than the values in Table
4.04.

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TABLE 4.04 - BACKBONE UTP CABLE POWER SUM NEXT

Frequency Worst Pair Power Sum


(MHz) (dB at 305m)

0.15 52
0.772 41
1.576 37
3.15 32
6.3 28
10.0 25

4. TECHNICAL CONNECTION FACILITY

UTP CABLE CONNECTORS

All modular plugs and jacks shall be data grade, meeting the following
specifications:

a. Contact plating of at least 50 mil gold over 100 mil nickel

b. Modular jack contacts to be retained by a comb.

c. Insertion/removal cycle rating not less than 200 insertion/removals.

Data Grade (Category 5):

Attenuation of no more than:


0.1dB @ 1 MHz to 10MHz
0.2dB @ 16 MHz to 20MHz
0.4dB @ 100MHz

NEXT Minimum of:


58dB @ 1MHz
40dB @ 4MHz
38dB @ 10MHz
34dB @ 16MHz

UTP Eight - Pin ISDN modular connection shall conform to EIA/TIA-568.

5. TERMINATION BLOCK

a. The termination block shall support the appropriate Category 5 and Category 3
applications and facilitate cross-connection and inter-connection.

b. The wiring block shall be fire-retardant, molded plastic blocks consisting of


horizontal index strips for terminating 25 pairs of conductors each. These index
strips shall be marked with five colors on the high teeth, separating the tip and
ring of each pair, to establish pair location. A series of fanning strips shall be
located on each side of the block for dressing the cable pairs terminated on the
adjacent index strips.

c. The terminating block shall be able to accommodate over 500 repeated


insertions without incurring permanent deformation and it shall pass the
reliability test of no more than one contact failure in 10,000 connections.

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d. Two types of termination block shall be used either a punch panel or a patch
panel. The punch panel shall be in 100 pair or 300 pair form, whereas the patch
panel shall be in 300 or 900 pair form. Patch panel installations shall contain a
retaining form. Patch panel installations shall contain a retaining trough
between every 100 pair termination block.

e. The wiring block shall be able to accommodate 24 AWG cable conductors.

f. The termination block shall be created for voice, data and building service
applications.

g. The block shall be Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) listed.

S. DIESEL ENGINE GENERATOR SET

1. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

a. General requirements include those specified in Section 16000 "Electrical


General Requirements" and as specified herein.

b. Provide one sound attenuated enclosed engine diesel electric generating unit
(outdoor type) with accessories, auxiliary equipment and associated work as
specified.

c. The generator set shall consist of a sound attenuated enclosed diesel fueled
engine directly coupled to an electric generator, together with the necessary
switchboard, controls and accessories, to automatically provide continuous
electric power for the duration of any failure of the normal utility power supply.

d. All materials and parts of the generator set shall be new and unused. Each
component shall be of current manufacture from a firm regularly engaged in
the design and production of such equipment. Units and components offered
under these specifications shall be covered by the manufacturer's standard
warranty or guarantee on new machines.

e. Bids shall be accepted only on electric generator sets which can be properly
maintained and serviced without causing the purchaser either to carry expensive
parts stock or to be subject to the inconvenience of long periods of interrupted
service because of lack of available parts. Supplier/Contractor shall have in the
Philippines an authorized representative office to which all inquiries can be
made and parts and service are serviceable.

f. The system shall be designed, assembled, tested and shipped by one


manufacturer so that there is one source of supply and responsibility on all
components supplied with the system.

g. Acoustic performance shall not exceed DSHA standards of 90 dBA at 3 meters


from the engine.

h. The standby diesel oil fueled generating set shall be mounted in perfect
alignment on all welded structural steel subbase which shall provide for
attachment of all necessary engine and generator accessories.

i. The specified standby rating shall be for continuous electrical service during

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interruption of the normal power utility source. The rating must be
substantiated by performance curves and net of all power consumed by
auxiliary equipment such as water pumps and blowers. Special ratings or
maximum ratings are not acceptable.

j. All equipment shall be designed, assembled and tested to conform with


applicable standards of ASA, IEEE, ASME, ASTM and NEMA or VDE and
DIN.

2. SUBMITTALS

a. MANUFACTURER'S DATA:

1. Diesel engine
2. Valves
3. Fuel oil day tank
4. Engine muffler
5. Generator
6. Storage battery
7. Battery charger
8. Radiator

3. SHOP DRAWINGS AND CALCULATIONS

a. Certified outline, general arrangement and anchor bolt details drawings shall
show the total weight and center of gravity of the assembled equipment on the
mounting skid.

b. General arrangement drawing showing location of all auxiliary equipment in


relation to the diesel generating unit.

c. Piping schematics for fuel oil, lubricating oil, jacket water and cooling water
integral with diesel engine.

d. Battery size and cranking time calculations.

e. Critical speed calculations.

f. Electrical elements, schematics and wiring diagrams, including details of the


safety shutdown systems and main generator circuit breaker trip system.

4. CERTIFIED TEST REPORTS

a. Diesel engine shop test


b. Generator shop test
c. Engine generator set shop test

5. MANUALS

Provide three sets of operation and maintenance manual for equipment. Identification
symbols for all replaceable parts and assemblies shall be included. Information in
manuals shall be comprehensive and specific.

6. ENGINE

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a. The engine to be furnished under these specifications shall be a high-speed
water-cooled diesel engine, and shall operate satisfactorily on a commercial
grade of No. 2 or No. 3 fuel oil.

b. The diesel engine shall be of the vertical multi - cylinder, four-cycle, solid
injection type fuel system, with moving parts housed. The maximum speed
of the engine in the service anticipated shall not exceed 1800 RPM. The
lubrication system shall be of the wet-type and removable. The crankshaft
shall be fully counterbalanced with all bearing surfaces Tocco hardened or
equal and fitted with an acceptable viscous type vibration damper.

There shall be one more main bearing than there is number of cylinders.

The complete diesel engine generator unit shall be free from critical and
torsional vibration within the operating speed range. The engine is to be
furnished complete with the following accessories:

1. One (1) full flow type and one (1) bypass lubricating oil filter.

2. Oil bath type or dry type air cleaner or cleaners for air intake system.

3. Replaceable element type filter to be engine mounted in fuel line between


fuel supply tank and fuel pump. Provide fuel transfer hand pump.

4. Hydraulic governor or equal to control engine speed within 3% speed


regulation. Governor to include all items/attachments needed for parallel-
operation.

5. Over-speed shutdown control for protection against over-speeding in case


the governor fails to control the speed within proper limits for any
reason.

6. Heavy duty electric starter for automatic starting, charging alternator, and
voltage regulator, batteries and line operated trickle charger.

7. Suitable engine mounted instrument panel, including the following


instruments:

- Lubricating oil temperature gauge


- Lubricating oil pressure gauge
- Water temperature gauge
- Engine hour meter
- Tachometer
- Ammeter for all phases
- Voltmeter for all phases
- Frequency meter
- Kilowattmeter

8. The muffler shall be a sound attentuated type (silencer mounted inside).


Exhaust system shall be installed according to the generator set
manufacturers recommendation.

9. Vibration isolators spring type, quantity as recommended by the generator


set manufacturer.

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10. An audible and visible alarm system to protect engine against both high
water jacket temperature and low lubricating oil pressure.

11. The engine shall be provided with all necessary equipment, including
piping, fittings, valves, filters (replaceable, element type), strainers and
appurtenances. A pump for priming the fuel system shall be provided to
facilitate easy starting.

12. Provide air intake and exhaust systems for the engine. Include piping,
fittings, and expansion joints necessary to interconnect equipment with
the engine. Arrangement of air intake and exhaust system shall be similar
to that indicated and modified as required to suit the engine furnished
subject to the approval of the Engineer.

a. Air Intake Filter:

Provide oil bath or dry type air intake filter for the engine. Filter
shall be capable of removing a minimum of 92 percent of dirt and
abrasive 3 microns and larger from intake air. Size filter to suit
engine requirements at 110 percent of rated full load. The unit shall
be designed to permit easy access to the filter for maintenance
purposes. Flange and drill filter piping connections shall be in
accordance with ANSI B16.1 for 125 pound flanges.

b. Air Intake Silencers:

Provide air intake silencers for the engine to limit noise of intake air
system to a level below the audible mechanical noise level of the
engine. Silencers shall be recommended by the silencer
manufacturer for the engine furnished. Flange and drill inlet and
outlet piping connections shall be in accordance with ANSI B16.1
for 125-pound flanges.

c. Exhaust Silencers:

Provide an exhaust silencer for the engine. Arrange the silencer with
inlet as indicated. Design silencer for degree silencing, complete
with handhole openings, and all necessary brackets for supporting
purposes. The size and type shall be in accordance with the
manufacturer’s recommendations.

Inlet and outlet connections shall be flanged and shall conform to


drilling dimensions of ANSI B16.1 for 125-pound flanges.

e. Exhaust Piping:

Provide piping for the engine complete with necessary fittings,


flanges, gaskets, bolts and nuts. Pipe shall be open-hearth, lap-
welded or seamless steel pipe conforming to ASTM A 53. Exhaust
piping shall have wall thickness not less than 9mm and shall slope
away from engine. Flanges shall be 150-pound slip-on forged steel
welding flanges conforming to ANSI B16.5, with material in
accordance with ASTM A 181, Grade I. Fittings shall be butt-
welded conforming to ASTM A 234, with wall thickness same as

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adjoining piping. Built-up miter welded fittings may be used.
Fittings shall be of same material as pipe. Miter angles of each
individual section shall not exceed 22 " degrees total and not more
than 11-1/4 degrees relative to the axis of the pipe at any one cut.
Gaskets for piping shall be of high temperature non-asbestos.
Bolting material for exhaust flanges shall be alloy-steel bolt-studs
conforming to ASTM A 193, and alloy-steel nuts conforming to
ASTM A 194. Bolts shall be of sufficient length to obtain full
bearing on the nuts and shall project not more than two full threads
beyond the nut.

13. Cooling System:

a. Submit bids based on the cooling water system as specified. If the


engine manufacturer considers that a different arrangement is more
suitable for the engine furnished, successful Bidder shall , within 10
days after notice to proceed, submit to Engineer information on
cooling system arrangement which he purposes. If proposed
arrangement is provided by the Engineer, the Contractor shall provide
the proposed system without increase in contract price.

b. Radiator

Provide the engine with a radiator of the forced air type with
horizontal air discharge. Radiator fan shall be driven through
multiple V-belts from an extended shaft connected to the engine
crankshaft. Mount the radiator on the structural skid and integrally
pipe into the cooling systems. The radiator shall be in accordance
with the engine manufacturer’s standard design for the engine
furnished except that the tube cores shall be non-ferrous metal other
than aluminum.

Radiator unit shall have ample capacity to remove not less than the
total Btu per hour of heat rejected by its respective engine at 110
percent full rated load to the jacket water, lubricating oil, and
intercooler systems. Rate radiator capacity at optimum temperature
of the cooling medium leaving the engine as recommended by the
engine manufacturer with a dry bulb air temperature of 95 degrees F
(35!C). Sizing shall be based on water as the cooling medium.
Pressure drop through the radiator shall not exceed 8 psi when
circulating the maximum required water flow. Radiator air velocity
shall be a maximum of 2,000 feet per minute. Fans shall be
propeller-type with multi-blade construction, four blades or more,
and operated at a tip speed not more than 6 percent of the full load
gross horsepower rating of the diesel engine for which it is furnished.

7. GENERATOR

a. The generators shall be standby rating as shown on plan, 3-phase, 4W, 60


cycles, 1800 RPM, 400/230 volts, and shall have two (2) bearings of the
sleeve type and shall be direct connected to the engine flywheel with a
Flexible Coupling or approved equal.

The generator shall have full amortisseur winding. The transient voltage drop
on sudden application of 100% rated load shall be less than 10%.

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b. A suitable solid-state exciter and automatic voltage regulator capable of
maintaining rated voltage at 200% rated current and sustaining under short
circuit conditions 400% rated current shall be provided. The automatic voltage
regulator shall be provided with manual control capable of setting the
regulated output voltage to any value between rated and+-10%.

c. The steady state regulation of the output voltage shall be within plus or minus
two percent. Output voltage complete recovery time after sudden application
or rejection of rated load shall be within 0.3 second.

d. Voltage regulator shall be of same manufacturer as generator, with


manual/automatic switch.

e. Generator shall be enclosed type, drip-proof construction with an overall


efficiency of at least 90% at full load.

f. The generator shall have full rated neutral brought out at the terminals for
system use.

8. ENGINE STARTING BATTERY

Batteries shall be provided, adequate to supply the engine starting system when
electric starting is employed. Battery shall be high discharge rate lead acid., heavy-
duty industrial type. Total number of cells to be provided shall be 12 cells. Battery
shall have a voltage rating of not less than 24 volts. The voltage and ampere-hour
rating of the battery shall be sufficient to provide not less than 5 cranking operations
at zero degrees F while retaining a battery voltage of 2.0 volt or more per cell. Each
operation consisting of 5 cranks with in-between off loads of 30 seconds. Battery
shall complete with connectors and cable terminals and shall be firmly anchored in
racks in a battery compartment. Racks and compartment shall be finished in a
manner to permanently resist corrosion.

9. BATTERY CHARGER

Battery charger shall be enclosed, wall-mounted, constant-voltage type, heavy-duty,


dual rate industrial type designed for the operation from a 240 volt single-phase, 60
hertz, AC supply. Charger shall be suitable for automatically keeping the diesel
engine starting batteries in charged condition during periods when the engine is idle.
Rectifier elements shall be silicon diodes capable of continuous operation at full rated
load with convection cooling in ambient temperature up to 120 degrees F. control
charger output by a magnetic amplifier or semi-conductor devices which shall
maintain 1.4 to 1.45 volts per cell within plus or minus one percent, from zero to full
load current, when operating at the float voltage setting, and during variations in
supply voltage of plus or minus 10 percent. Charger output shall be continuously
adjusted automatically depending on state of charge of battery. Charger shall be able
to provide continuous float charge of 1.4 to 1.45 volts per cell and 1.55 volts per cell
to fully charged the discharge batteries. Provide timer adjustable from 0-24 hours for
the high charge. Charger shall be capable of providing equalizing charge of 1.55
volts per cell for a minimum of five (5) hours.

Provide a 0-24 hour range timer for equalizing charge. Provide voltmeter and
ammeter to show charger output. Voltmeter dial shall have red markings to show
lower and upper limits of the normal operating range. Provide pilot lamps for mains
supply, float equalize and failure. Selector switch for float/equalize shall be

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provided. Equip charger with protective relays to be interlocked with engine starting
circuit, to disconnect the AC supply to the charger during engine cranking and to
ensure against charger failure upon resumption of charging following a cranking
operation. The charger shall automatically shutdown if the outgoing voltage exceeds
the adjusted limit and an alarm shall be initiated. Charger enclosure shall be suitable
for application to nickel cadmium batteries as specified. Provide ground terminal for
grounding the charge unit.

10. AUTOMATIC STARTING

a. The diesel generator unit shall be equipped with cranking provision/equipment


for automatic starting with safety shutdown control.

b. Under normal conditions, the engine generator set shall come up to rated speed
and build up rated voltage within 10 seconds from rest.

11. GENERATOR CONTROL SWITCHBOARD

a. The generator switchboard shall be engine mounted, with all protective


devices, instrumentation, and control wiring as listed, terminal blocks and
solderless connectors for terminals. It shall be completely assembled, wired
and tested at the factory and shall conform with the applicable standards of
ASA, IEEE and NEMA, or VDE and DIN.

b. The generator controls switchboard shall include the following control and
metering equipment, namely: circuit breaker, AC ammeter and ammeter
transfer switch, AC voltmeter and voltmeter transfer switch, frequency meter,
voltage regulator, exciter, and field rheostat.

12. CONDUIT AND WIRINGS

a. Conduits and Fittings:

1. Conduits and fittings in general shall be polyvinyl chloride conduit


(PVC) schedule 40 unless otherwise noted on plans or specified.
Conduits shall be as manufactured by Neltex, Moldex, Emerald or
approved equal.

2. No conduits shall be used in any system smaller than 15mm (1/2 inch)
internal diameter electric trade size, nor shall have more than four (4) 90
degree bends in any one run and where necessary, pull boxes shall be
provided as directed. All conduit diameters referred to in the plans are
internal diameter.

3. No wire shall be pulled into any conduit until the conduit system is
completed in all details, in the case of concealed work until all rough
plastering masonry has been completed, and in the exposed work until the
conduit works has been completed in every detail.

4. All pipes and fittings on exposed work shall be secured by means clips,
which shall be held in place by means of machine screws. When running
over concrete surface, the screws shall be held in place by means of
expansion sleeves. All pipes on exposed work shall be run at right angles
to and parallel with the surrounding walls. No diagonal runs shall be
allowed and all bends and offsets shall be avoided as much as possible

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where necessary conduit fittings shall be used. Conduits in all cases, shall
be run perfectly straight and true, satisfactory to the Engineer. Conduits
shall be supported at 1.50 meter interval maximum.

b. Cable Tray

1. Cable tray shall be ladder type, steel or aluminum type, having suitable
strength and rigidity to provide adequate support for all contained
wiring.

2. Cable trays shall not have sharp edges burrs, or projections that may
damage the insulation or jackets of the wiring.

3. Cable trays shall be made of corrosion-resistant material, or if made of


metal, shall be adequately protected against corrosion.

4. Cable trays shall include fittings or other suitable means for changes in
direction and elevation of runs.

c. Wires and Cables

1. All wires shall be copper, soft-drawn and annealed, shall be of 98%


conductivity, shall be smooth and true of cylindrical form and variation
shall be within 1% of the actual size called for.

2. All wires and cables shall comply with the requirements of the
Underwirter’s Laboratories, the A.S.T.M. and I.C.E.A. as they apply to
the particular usage.

3. All wires and cables shall be as manufactured by Phelps Dodge,


American Wires and Cable as approved equal.

4. THHN/THWN wires can be used for the same size of wires provided the
allowable current do not exceed that of TW/THW wires.

5. All wires 8 sq. mm or larger shall be stranded copper.

6. Control leads for motors or lighting shall be type “TW”.

7. For power system no wire smaller than 3.5 sq. mm shall be used, except
for control leads or otherwise specified.

d. Tray Cables Type ‘TC”

1. The tray cables shall be multiconductor (three-conductor) insulated with


high quality polyvinyl chloride (PVC), the individual conductors
jacketed with a covering nylon, the insulated conductors cabled with
ground wire with an overall protection PVC jacket. The cables shall be
suited for 600 volt operation and shall be sunlight resistant and maybe
used in wet or dry locations.

2. Conductors

The conductors consist of incoated soft stranded copper.

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3. Insulation

The insulation is polyvinyl chloride (PVC) extended concentrically over


the conductor to the wall thickness.

4. Individual Conductor Jacket

A heat and light stabilized nylon jacket is applied tightly over the
insulation.

5. Ground Wire

A stranded bare-copper ground conductor will be located in one of the


outer interstices.

6. Conductor Coding

Circuit identification is provided by a suitable marking on each insulated


conductor.

13. INSTALLATION

a. Installation shall conform to the requirements of the Code.

b. Testing:

1. The generator set shall receive the manufacturer's standard factory load
testing prior to delivery.

2. Prior to acceptance of the installation, equipment shall be tested on-site


for 8 hours continuous operation without any failure to show it is free of
any defects, will easily start, and be subjected to full load test or that load
which is available at the jobsite. Should failure occur during the testing,
the Contractor shall rectify deficiencies and shall repeat testing procedure
at his own expense and to the satisfaction of the Owner.

3. On completion of the installation, start-up shall be performed by a


factory-trained supplier or dealer representative. Operating and
maintenance instruction books shall be submitted to the Owner and
procedures explained to the Owner's operating personnel.

4. The generator set shall be tested together with the ATS and to the
satisfaction of the Owner and the Engineer.

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PLUMBING SPECIFICATIONS

Prepared by:

Patrick V. Santelices
Sanitary Engineer

PRC No. : 001845


PTR No. : 0998579
Date : 11Jan2012
Place : Muntinlupa City
TIN : 154-865-268
PLUMBING SPECIFICATIONS

PART 1 GENERAL

1.01 SUMMARY

A. The General Conditions apply to all work under this section of the Specifications.

1.02 SCOPE OF WORKS:

A. Unless otherwise specified, the Contractor or his sub-contractor shall furnish all
materials, tools, equipment, apparatus, accessories, transportation, labor, and
supervision required for the complete installation and testing of the Plumbing System
ready for use in accordance with the best practice of the Plumbing Trade as listed
herein but not limited to the following ;

1. The Plumbing Contractor is required to refer to all architectural, structural, and


electrical plans and investigate all possible interference and conditions affecting
his work.

2. All work shall comply with the pertinent provisions of the ordinances of the
concerned city, the Code on Sanitation of the Phil., and the National Plumbing
Code of the Philippines.

3. Tapping from deepwell (optional).

4. Water supply and distribution system of the building including supply and
installation water tank and pumps.

5. Sewage collection and disposal system including septic tank piping up to disposal
point.

6. Building storm drainage system including gutter drains.

7. Supply and installation of plumbing fixtures, fittings, trims, and accessories.

8. Testing for leakage of all water supply and distribution system, drains, waste,
sewer and venting system plus pressure testing and disinfection of the water
supply and distribution system.

9. Testing for leakage and disinfection of the water tanks.

10. Test run and start-up of booster pumping system and other equipment under
Plumbing Works.

11. Priming and finish painting of all exposed piping and equipment.

12. Securing and payments of permits and licenses as required including water
connection.

13. Excavation and backfilling in connection with the work.

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14. Preparation and submittal of three (3) sets of as-built plans and one (1) set of
reproducible prints.

15. Furnishing of written one (1) year warranty on the plumbing system.

1.03 WORKS NOT INCLUDED:

A. Construction of the septic tank shall be by Civil Works.

B. All electrical power wiring, except that furnished as an integral part of factory
assembled equipment except as otherwise specified herein.

C. Painting except as required by the Plumbing Code and as specified herein.

1.04 NOTES ON DRAWINGS:

A. The Drawings show the general arrangement of all piping. However, where local
and/or actual conditions at the job site necessitate a deviation or re-arrangement, the
Contractor shall prepare and submit the new arrangement for the Architect’s approval.

B. Small scale drawings do not possibly indicate all offset, fittings and other parts of the
system required. The Contractor shall arrange such work accordingly, furnishing such
fittings, traps, valves and accessories as may be required to meet such conditions.

1.05 APPLICABLE SPECIFICATION CODES, ORDINANCES, PERMITS AND FEES:

A. The work covered in this contract shall be installed according to the codes, ordinances
and requirement of the following:

1. National Plumbing Code of the Philippines


2. The Code on Sanitation of the Philippines
3. National Pollution Control Commission
4. Ordinances of Concerned City or Municipality

B. All construction permits and fees required for the work shall be obtained by and at the
expense of the contractor. The contractor shall furnish the Owner final certificate of
inspection after completion of work.

1.06 WORKMANSHIP AND COORDINATION WITH TRADES

A. All works shall be performed in first class and workmanlike manner by skilled workers
to the satisfaction of the Architect/Engineer.

B. The Plumbing Contractor is required to refer to the General Conditions and to all
architectural, structural, and electrical plans and specifications and shall investigate all
possible interference and conditions affecting his work.

PART 2 PRODUCT

2.01 GENERAL

A. Except as specified, the Contractor shall submit for Engineer’s approval, four (4)
copies of a complete list of materials he proposes to use, within fifteen (5) days after
award of contract.

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B. The Contractor shall assume responsibility and corresponding cost for any change in
the work as shown on contract drawings which may be occasioned by approval of
materials other than those specified.

2.02 PIPES AND FITTINGS SCHEDULE

a. Cold Water Line - from tapping point to water meter to distribution shall be
galvanized iron (G.I.) pipe, Schedule 40, standard conforming to ASTM A-120-80,
“APO”, brand or approved equal.

Fittings shall be malleable iron, class 150, use screwed connection from 15mm! to
65mm! and flanged connection from 75mm! and larger.

When buried underground, tapping water lines from the service water main to
cistern pipe shall be galvanized iron (G.I.) pipe, schedule 40 with corrosion
protection, coated with coaltar and wrapped with burlap.

For roughing in of toilets shall be composite pipes with brass fittings, pipe
composition shall be HDPE or or XPE with laser welded aluminum , conforming
to ASTM F1335, “Unilex” brand or approved equal.

b. Sewer/Waste Line - shall be polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes, series 1000 II,
“EMERALD”, “ATLANTA” brand or approved equal. Fittings shall be solvent
cement joint to ASTM D2564.

d. Vent Pipes - shall be polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes, series 600, “EMERALD”,
“ATLANTA” brand or approved equal. Fittings shall be solvent cement joint to
ASTM D2564.

e. Drainage Line - shall be polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes, series 1000 II,
“EMERALD”, “ATLANTA” brand or approved equal. Fittings shall be solvent
cement joint to ASTM D2564.

For 200mm! and larger, concrete drain pipe (CDP), tongue and groove, mortar
joints, reinforced for 300mm! and larger.

2.03 VALVES

A. Gate Valve – for 75mmØ and larger, shall be rising stem, iron body with bronze trim,
flanged connection, minimum of 150 psig working pressure. For 65mmØ and smaller,
shall be rising stem, all bronze, female threaded, minimum of 150 psig working
pressure. “CRANE”, “KITZ”, “NIBCO” or approved equal.

B. Check Valve - for booster pumps, 75mmØ and larger shall be iron body with bronze
trim, flanged connection, minimum of 150 psig working pressure. 65mmØ and smaller,
same except female threaded connection. “CRANE”, “KITZ”, “NIBCO” brand or
approved equal.

2.04 OTHER MATERIALS

A. Drains - “METMA” as indicated or approved equal :

1. Roof / Gutter - METMA, M -250-A


2. Floor - METMA M-120-G

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3. Cleanout - METMA M-335B

B. Water Meter - (size indicated on the Plans) “BADGER”, “ARAD” brand or any brand
approved by local water utility for main meter.

C. Hose Bibbs - 20mmØ standard hose connection, male tapered threads, polished
chromium plated.

D. Drainage Junction Boxes - 140 kg / sq. cm reinforced concrete with pre-cast reinforced
concrete cover.

1. Thrust Blocks - 140 kg / sq. cm plain concrete.

2. Sewer Junction Boxes - 140 kg / sq. cm reinforced concrete with C.I. grating
cover.

3. Area Drain / Catch Basin - 140 kg / sq. cm reinforced concrete with C.I. grating
cover.

4. Septic Tank - 210 kg / sq. cm reinforced concrete.

2.05 JOINTING

A. Flanged Joint Gasket – “GARLOCK” or equal..

B. Screwed Joints - U.S. Federal Specifications GG-P-251.

C. PVC Pipes and Fittings - PVC cement or as per Manufacture’s recommendations.

D. Dissimilar Pipes - Adaptor fittings shall be used.

E. Concrete Drain Pipe - Cement mortar.

PART 3 IDENTIFICATION AND APPROVAL OF MATERIALS

A. Each length of pipe, fittings, traps, fixtures and device used in the Plumbing System
shall have cast, stamped or marked on it, the manufacturer’s trade mark or name, the
weight, type and classes of product when so required by the Standard.

B. Within five (5) days after award of the Contract, the Contractor shall submit for the
Architect’s approval, the names of suppliers and materials proposed including trade
names and / or samples of the materials if deemed necessary.

C. Brand names mentioned in this specifications are only for the purposes of indicating
the desired quality and design.

PART 4 SUBSTITUTION AND TESTING OF MATERIALS

A. Materials intended to be substituted for the originally specified shall be accepted only
after a formal request for substitution, accompanied by :

1. Reasons for substitution;

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2. Certificate of test indicating quality, compared to those originally specified.

3. Cost comparisons with material originally specified. Requests shall be submitted


to the Architect for evaluation at least 7 working days before installation of subject
material is due, or at least 5 days before opening of bids.

B. Cost of testing of materials, whether on originally specified items or on substitutions,


shall be to the account of the Contractor.

C. Results of tests shall be submitted to the Architect for evaluation at least 7 days before
the materials is due for installation on the job.

PART 5 DRAINAGE, WASTE, AND VENT

5.01 GENERAL

A. Underground soil, waste and vent pipes and fittings shall be polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
pipe. Fittings for piping above ground shall be drainage pattern. Fitting on all dry vents
shall be polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe.

B. All soil and drainage pipes shall be pitched 6 mm per 300 mm but in no case flatter
than 3 mm per 300 mm.

5.02 SUPPORTS

A. Horizontal lines shall be supported by well secured length heavy duty strap hangers or
floor chairs as required. Vertical lines shall be secured strongly by hooks to the
building frame and a suitable bracket or chairs shall be provided at the floors from
which they start.

B. Concrete pipes in trenches under the ground shall be laid true to line and grade on a
stable and suitably prepared foundation, each section of the pipe being properly
bedded.

C. In soft ground liable to settlement, a gravel base 300 mm deep and twice the width of
the pipe shall be rolled or tamped. Backfill shall be carefully placed and tampered for
the purpose, in such a manner that the pipe lines or connections are not disturb.

5.03 TRAPS

A. Every plumbing fixtures shall be separately trapped by a vented water sealed trap as
close to the fixture outlets as the conditions allow, but in no case at a distance greater
than 600 mm. In case of the upper or the only fixture on a soil extended full size
through the roof, a vent shall not be required when said fixture has its center stack.
Traps shall be of the same diameter as the waste pipes from the fixtures which they
shall serve, all traps shall have a water seal of at least 32 millimeters with a brass
thumbscrew cleanout at the bottom of the seal.

5.04 VENT

A. Vent shall be taken from the crown of the fixtures, except for water closet traps, in
which case, the branch line shall be vented below and trap and above all small waste
inlets, so connected as to prevent obstructions. Each vent pipe shall be run separately
above the fixtures into the adjacent vent pipes/branch, a distance not more than 15.0

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meters. If more than this distance, the vent shall run independently through the roof.

B. A vent line shall be wherever practicable, direct extension of a soil or waste line.

C. Main vent risers at 4.5 meters long or more shall be connected at the roof with the main
water or soil pipes below the lowest vent outlet with a forty-five degree (450 )
connection.

D. All vertical soil or vent pipes shall be carried up at least 600 mm above the roof of the
building and the open side ends are to be entirely and securely covered with ga.#16
mesh copper cloth.

E. Vent pipes in roof spaces shall be run as close as possible to the underside of roof with
horizontal piping pitched down to stacks without forming traps. Where an end or
circuit vent pipe from fixtures it shall be connected into the main vent or vent stack.

5.05 ROUGHING - IN

A. Roughing-in for pipes and fixtures shall be carried out along with the building
construction. Correctly located openings of proper sizes shall be provided where
required in the walls and floors for the passage of pipes. All items to be embedded in
concrete shall be thoroughly clean and free from all rust and scale.

5.06 FITTINGS

A. All changes in pipes sizes on soil, waste, and drain lines shall be made with reducing
fittings or reducers. All changes in direction shall be made by the appropriated use of
forty-five degrees (450) wyes, or long sweep bends, except that sanitary tees may be
used on vertical stacks. Short quarter bends or elbows may be used in soil and waste
lines where the change in direction is from the horizontal to the vertical and on the
discharge from the water closet.

5.07 JOINTS AND CONNECTIONS

A. All joints shall be air and watertight. For joining pipes, the following shall be used:

1. Galvanized wrought iron or steel pipe - screwed or threaded joints, use sealant.

2. Concrete pipes - bell and spigot or tongue and groove.

3. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes - socket type with PVC cement.

PART 6 WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

6.01 METER

A. Water meters shall be furnished by the Contractor and installed with the proper and
complete piping arrangements for the system.
B. The exact dimensions for setting the meter shall be as per requirement of the local
water utility.

6.02 INSTALLATION

A. The piping shall be extended to all fixtures, outlets and equipment from the gate valves
installed in the branch near the riser.

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B. Unions shall be provided where disconnection is required.

C. All pipes shall be cut accurately to measurements and shall be worked into place
without springing or facing. Care shall be taken so as hot to weaken the structural
portions of the building.

D. All service pipe valves and fittings shall be kept at sufficient distance from work to
permit finished covering not less than 15 mm from such work or from finished
covering on the different service.

E. Changes in pipes shall be made with reducing fittings.

F. Accessible Contraction - expansion joints shall be made wherein necessary. Horizontal


runs of pipe over 15 m. in the length shall be anchored to wall or the supporting
structure midway on the run to force expansion and contraction equally towards the
ends.

PART 7 EXCAVATION, PIPE LAYING, AND BACKFILLING

7.01 TRENCHES

A. Trenches for all underground pipe line shall be excavated to the required depths and
grades. Bell holes shall be provided so that pipe will rest on well tamped solid ground
for its entire length. Where rock is encountered, excavation shall extend to a depth 150
mm below the pipe bottom and other approved filling materials.

7.02 CONCRETE PROTECTION

A. All pipes except concrete pipes and cast iron pipes that will run underground shall be
protected with Class B concrete casing, a minimum or 100 mm around the pipe
perimeter and 250 mm below the finish grade.

7.03 MATERIALS

A. Materials for backfilling shall be free of debris or big rocks. Backfill shall be placed in
horizontal layers, properly moistened and compacted to an optimum density that will
prevent excessive settlement and shrinkage.

PART 8 MISCELLANEOUS

8.01 CLEANOUTS

A. Cleanouts shall be of the same size as the pipe, the location of which is extended to an
easily accessible place.

8.02 TRAPS

A. Every plumbing fixture or equipment requiring connections to the drainage system


shall be equipped with a trap.

B. Each trap shall be placed as near as possible to the fixture. No fixture shall be double-
trapped.

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8.03 VALVES AND HOSE BIBBS

A. Valves shall be provided on all water supplies to fixtures as specified.

B. Hose bibbs shall be made of brass with 15 mm make male inlet threads hexagon
shoulders and 20 mm connections.

8.04 PIPE HANGERS INSERTS AND SUPPORTS

A. Horizontal runs of pipe shall be hung with adjustable wrought iron or melleable iron
pipe hangers spaced not over 3 m apart, except hub and spigot soil pipes which shall
have hangers spaced not over 1.52 m apart and located near the hub.

B. Hangers shall have short turnbuckles or other approved means of adjustment.

C. Inserts shall be of cast steel and shall be of type to received a machine bolt or nut after
installation.

D. Vertical run of pipes shall be supported by wrought iron clamps or collars spaced not
more than 3m apart.

E. Water and Vent Pipes - 65mmØ and larger; band type 6mm x 25 mm flat mild steel or
black iron with 15mmØ round rod with plates and nuts; 50mmØ and smaller split ring
type with 10mmØ iron rods with inserts plates; toggle bolts, clamps or expansion
shield.

8.05 PIPES SLEEVES

A. Pipes sleeves shall be installed and properly secured in place at all points where pipes
pass through masonry or concrete.

B. Pipe sleeves shall be of sufficient diameter to provide approximately 6.4mm clearance


around the pipe of insulation.

C. Pipe sleeves in walls and partitions shall be of cast iron, wrought iron or steel pipe.
Pipes sleeves in concrete beams or concrete slabs shall be wrought iron or steel pipe.

D. Pipe sleeves on footings shall be cast iron or steel and shall be not less than 100 mm
larger in diameter than the pipe to be installed.

E. Where pipes pass through waterproofing membrane, the sleeves shall be provided with
an integral flange or clamping device to which a flashing shield can be soldered.

F. The space between the pipes and sleeves shall be made water tight by inserting a
picked oakum gasket and filling the remaining space with poured lead caulking
thoroughly.

PART 9 FIXTURES, FITTINGS AND ACCESSORIES

A. Refer to Architectural Specifications.

PART 10 WATER METERS

A. Furnish and installation where indicated on the Drawings water meter and sub-meters
with sizes as shown on drawings, shall be “BADGER”, “ARAD” or approved equal.

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PART 11 SITE PLUMBING UTILITIES

11.01 GENERAL

A. The entire site plumbing utilities system shall be laid out and installed consistent
throughout with the given slopes in the plans. Pipe joints and connections to area
drains, catch basin and junction boxes shall posses such leak-proof and seepage-proof
integrity achievable with the works called for under this particular section of the
Specifications.

B. Junction Boxes for storms and sanitary (sewer) drainage lines outside the building shall
be cast-in place reinforced concrete sections and pre-cast concrete cover.

C. Trench excavation and backfilling shall be as specified in excavation, trenching and


backfilling for utility system.

D. Concrete Drainage Pipe :

1. Material:

Pipe shall be reinforced concrete pipe for 300mm! and larger and non-reinforced
concrete pipe for 250mm! and smaller conforming to ASTM C14-75.

2. Installation:

a. Bedding surfaces shall provide a firm foundation, carefully shaped true to line
and grade.

b. Concrete pipe shall be laid carefully with bobs upgrade and ends carefully and
closely joints. Joints shall be cement mortar. Cement mortar shall consist of
one part Portland Cement and 1-1/2 parts clean sharp sand with only enough
water for work-ability. A gasket of closely twisted hemp or Oakum shall be
placed around the pipe. The gasket shall be in one (1) piece of suitable
diameter (not less than 19 mm and shall be lapped at the top. The gasket shall
be saturated. With that cement before being placed and rammed. The joint
shall be completely filled with cement mortar and rammed thoroughly with a
wooden caulking tool. The joint shall then be overfilled and finished to a
smooth level outside.

11.02 EXCAVATION FOR STORM & SANITARY (SEWER DRAINAGE SYSTEM)

A. General

The Contractor shall do all excavation of whatever substances encountered below


depth shown on drawings. Excavated materials not required for fill or backfill shall be
removed of by the Contractor. Excavation for accessories to have 300 mm minimum
and 60 mm maximum clearance in all side. Excavation shall not carried below the
required depth. Excess excavation below required level shall be backfilled at the
Contractor’s expense with earth, sand, gravel, or concrete, as directed by Engineer, and
thoroughly tamped unstable soil shall be removed and replaced with gravel or crushed
stone, which shall be thoroughly tamped.

The Engineer shall determine the depth of removal of unstable soil. Ground adjacent
to all excavation shall be graded to prevent water running. The Contractor shall

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remove by pumping or other means approved by the Engineer any water accumulated
in excavation and keep trench unwatered until the bedding is complete.

B. Trench Excavation. Banks of trenches shall be vertical. Soft materials shall be


reported to the Engineer. In rock, excavation shall be carried 200 mm below bottom of
pipe. Loose earth or gravel shall be used for backfill, and tamped thoroughly and
rounded to received pipe as above.

C. Rock Excavation. Rock excavation shall include removal of boulders larger than 1/2
m3 volume and ledge rock concrete or masonry structures that required drilling.

D. Bracing and Shoring. The Contractor shall do all bracing sheathing and shoring
necessary to perform and protect all excavation as indicated on the plans, as required
for safety, as directed by the Architect, or to conform to governing laws.

11.03 TESTING

Test : Test for workmanship on utility lines shall be conducted in accordance with the
applicable utility specification before backfilling.

11.04 BACKFILLING

A. Backfilling : After pipes have been tested and approved, backfilling shall be done
with approved material free for large clods or stones.

1. Trenches. Backfill material shall be placed evenly and carefully around and over
pipe in 150 mm maximum layers. Each layer shall be thoroughly and carefully
tamped until 300 mm of cover exists over pipe. The remainder of backfill
material shall be placed, moistened and compacted. Water settling will not be
permitted in clay soils. it may be required at the option of the Engineer in sandy
soils.

2. Trench under areas to be paved. Material shall be placed in 200 mm maximum


layer after filling 300 mm above pipe as previously described. Each layer shall be
compacted to density equal to that of adjacent original material so that pavement
can be placed immediately.

3. Structures : All forms, trash, and debris shall be removed and cleared away.
Approved backfill material may be from excavation or borrow, it shall be free
form rock, lumber or debris. Backfill material shall be placed symmetrically on
all side in eight inch maximum layers. Each layer shall be moistened and
compacted with mechanical or brand tampers. In area to be paved, each layer
shall be compacted to density equal to that of adjacent materials so that pavement
can be placed immediately.

B. Maintenance. The Contractor shall refill for settlement of all backfilled areas.

C. Clean-up. The Contractor shall clean-up and dispose of all excess materials, trash
wood forms and other debris.

PART 12 TESTING AND DISINFECTION

12.01 DRAINAGE SYSTEM TEST

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A. The entire drainage and venting system shall have all necessary openings which can be
plugged to permit the entire system to be filled with water to the level of the highest
stack vent/or vent stack above the roof.

B. The system shall hold this water for a full thirty (30) minutes during which time there
shall be no drop in water level.

C. Each section of pipeline shall be slowly filled with water and the specified test
pressure, measured at the point of lowest elevation shall be supplied by means
satisfactory to the Architects. During the filling of the pipe in and before applying the
test pressure, all air shall be expelled from the pipeline. To accomplish this type, it
shall be made, if necessary, at point of highest elevation, and after completion of the
test the taps shall be tightly plugged unless otherwise specified.

During the test, all expose pipes, fittings, valves joints and couplings will be carefully
examined. If found to be cracked or detective, they shall be removed and replaced by
the contractor with sound materials at his own expense. The test shall be repeated until
satisfactory result has been obtained.

12.02 PRESSURE TESTS FOR WATER LINES

A. After the pipe have been installed, the joints completed and with joints exposed for
examination, all newly installed pipe or any valve section therefore, shall be subjected
to hydrostatic pressure 1 1/2 the designed working pressure of the system or as
specified by the Architect.

B. The duration of each pressure test shall be at least 2 hours unless otherwise specified
the Architect.

C. Each section of pipeline shall be slowly filled water and the specified test pressure,
measured at the point of lowest elevation, shall be applied by means of a pump
connected to the pipe in a manner satisfactory to the Architect. During the filling of the
pipe and before applying the test pressure, all air shall be expelled from the pipe line.
To accomplish this type shall be made, if necessary, at point of highest elevation, and
after completion of the test the taps shall be tightly plugged unless otherwise specified.

During the test, all exposed pipes, fittings, valves, joints and couplings will be
carefully examined. If found to be cracked or defective, they shall be removed and
replaced by the Contractor with sound materials at his expense. The test shall then be
repeated until satisfactory results are obtained.

12.03 DEFECTIVE WORK

A. If the inspection or test shows any defect, such defective work or material shall be
replaced and the test shall be repeated until satisfactory to the Architect.

B. All repairs to piping shall be made with new material at the expense of the contractor.

C. No caulking of screwed joints of holes will be accepted.

12.04 DISINFECTION OF WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND WATER TANKS (as


per AWWA C-601)

A. The entire water system shall be thoroughly flushed and disinfected with chlorine

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before it is placed on operation. Water tanks shall be washed and swabbed.

B. Chlorination materials shall be liquid chlorine or hypochlorite, as specified and shall be


introduced into the water line in a manner approved by the Engineer. Tanks shall be
thoroughly cleaned of all debris, dirt or dust before swabbing.

C. The chlorine dosage shall be such as to provide not less than fifty parts per million (50
ppm) or available chlorine.

D. Following a contact period of not less than sixteen (16) hours, the heavily chlorinated
water shall be flushed from the system with clean water until the residual chlorine
content is not greater than two tenth of 1 million (.20 ppm). All valves in water lines
being sterilized shall be opened and closed several times during the 16-hour
chlorinating period.

PART 13 CLEANING

A. All exposed metal surfaces shall be free of grease, dirt or other foreign materials.

B. Chrome or nickel-plated piping, fittings and trimmings shall be polished upon


completion.

C. All plumbing fixtures shall be properly protected from use and damage during the
construction stage. The fixtures shall be cleaned to the satisfaction of the Architect
upon completion and prior to acceptance of work.

D. All equipment, pipes, valves and fittings shall be cleaned of grease and sludge which
may have accumulated. Any clogging, discoloration, or damage to other parts of the
building due to the system shall be repaired by the Contractor.

PART 14 PAINTING AND PROTECTION

A. All exterior of piping to be installed in or through concrete floor fill or fill floors and
underground shall be given one coat of acid resisting paint having a bituminous base.

B. Pipe hanger supports and all other metals in concealed spaces shall be painted with one
coat of asphalt.

C. Exposed galvanized iron pipes and fittings that are asphalt coated shall be given two
coats of shellac prior to application of two coats of all paint as directed by the Architect
or his authorized representative.

PART 15 COLOR CODE FOR EXPOSED PIPES

A. All exposed piping shall be adequately and durably identified by distinctive colored
paints as follows

ITEM COLOR CODE

cold water pipe blue


hot water pipe blue with red band @ 1.0m O.C.
storm water pipe aluminum
sewage pipe black
vent pipe green
waste pipe gray

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PART 16 WARRANTY AND “AS-BUILT” PLANS

A. All works, equipment and fixtures shall be guaranteed by the Contractor for
satisfactory service for a minimum period for one (1) year.

B. The Contractor shall submit to the Owner, in reproducible form plus three (3) sets of
white prints, the complete plans of the entire system as actually built. The cost of those
shall be borne by the Contractor. Submittal of “AS-BUILT” Plans shall be a condition
to final payment.

C. Equipment that should have the one (1) year minimum warranty against defective
design, materials and workmanship:

1. Pumps
2. Water Heaters
3. Plumbing Fixtures

PART 17 RESPONSIBILITY

A. The General Contractor shall be responsible for the coordination among the different
trades on the job in order to finish the work in the least possible time, in strict
accordance with the Plans and Specifications.

1. Throughout the construction period open ends of all installed pipe lines shall be
kept closed by temporary plugs.

2. Drainage lines shall not be used to conduct dirty construction washwater


especially those with cement mixes to avoid possible clogging.

3. A temporary fire protection system shall be provided by the Contractor during


the construction period. This shall be of sufficient capacity to put out any fire
that may break out at any floors due to construction operations. This is in
addition to temporary fire extinguisher required.

4. A temporary potable water supply shall be made available to construction


workers at every floor as construction progresses.

5. A temporary human excreta disposal system shall be provided by the Contractor


to serve the workers during the construction period.

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