SECTION 107300



1.0 Drawings and general provisions of the Contract, including General and Supplementary Conditions and Division 01 Specification Sections, apply to this Section.

1.2        SUMMARY

  1. The section includes aluminum-frame assemblies glazed with monolithic-polycarbonate panels as follows:
  2. Aluminum framed canopy assemblies.
  3. Related Sections:
  4. Division 06 Section “Wood Framing” for structural framing and purlins supporting canopy assembly.

1.3        SUBMITTALS

  1. Product Data: For each type of product indicated.  Include construction details, material descriptions, dimensions of individual components and profiles, and finishes for aluminum components of panel assemblies.
  2. Shop Drawings: For panel assemblies.  Include plans, elevations, sections, details, and attachments to other work.
  3. Include details of provisions for assembly expansion and contraction.
  4. Samples for Initial Selection: For factory-applied color finishes for aluminum components.
  5. Fabrication Samples: Of each framing system intersection and adjacent panels, made from 12-inch lengths of full-size framing members and showing details of the following:
  6. Monolithic-polycarbonate panels.
  7. Framing, trim, and flashing
  8. Delegated-Design Submittal: For panel assemblies indicated to comply with performance requirements and design criteria, including analysis data signed and sealed by the qualified, professional engineer responsible for their preparation.
  9. Submit electronic copies of the complete submittal package electronically by e-mail or download to the project’s cloud management folder.


  1. Qualification Data: For qualified Installer.
  2. Warranties: Sample of special warranties.


  1. Maintenance Data: For panel assemblies to be included in maintenance manuals.
  2. Warranties: Special warranties are specified in this Section.


  1. Installer Qualifications: Manufacturer’s authorized representative who is trained and approved for installation of panel assemblies required for this Project.
  2. Product Options: Information on Drawings and Specifications establishes requirements for the panel assemblies’ aesthetic effects and performance characteristics.  Aesthetic effects are indicated by dimensions, arrangements, alignment, and profiles of components and assemblies as they relate to sightlines, to one another, and adjoining construction.  Performance characteristics are indicated by criteria subject to verification by one or more methods including testing conducted by an independent testing agency and in-service performance.
  3. Do not modify intended aesthetic effects, as judged solely by the Architect, except with the Architect’s approval. If modifications are proposed, submit comprehensive explanatory data to the Architect for review.

1.7        WARRANTY

  1. Special Warranty: Manufacturer’s standard form in which the manufacturer agrees to repair or replace components of panel assemblies that fail in materials or workmanship within a specified warranty period.
  2. Failures include, but are not limited to, the following:
  3. Structural failures include but are not limited to, excessive deflection.
  4. Deterioration of metals, metal finishes, and other materials beyond normal weathering.
  5. Water leakage.
  6. Limited Warranty Period: 10 years from the date of Substantial Completion.
  7. Special Monolithic-Polycarbonate-Panel Warranty: Manufacturer’s standard form in which the manufacturer agrees to replace panels that exhibit defects in materials or workmanship.
  8. Defects include, but are not limited to, the following:
  9. Breakage or crazing.
  10. Color changes exceed requirements.
  11. Losses in light transmission beyond 6 percent from the original when measured per ASTM D 1003.
  12. Hail damage.
  13. Warranty Period: 10 years from the date of Substantial Completion.
  14. Frame and flashing finish warranty
  15. Class I Anodized finish – 10 years
  16. Warranted products must be maintained according to the original manufacturers’ maintenance instructions.



  1. Basis of Design Product: Subject to compliance with requirements, provide Crystal Structures, Inc., the commercial division of Sunshine Rooms, Inc.; Monolithic Polycarbonate Canopy with Sky Quest Framing System
  2. Other manufacturers have to be pre-approved by the architect at least 10 days before the bid date


  1. General Performance: Monolithic-polycarbonate-panel assemblies shall withstand the effects of the following forces without failure due to defective manufacture, fabrication, installation, or other construction defects:
  2. Structural loads.
  3. Thermal movements.
  4. Movements of supporting structure.
  5. Dimensional tolerances of building frame and other adjacent construction.
  6. Failure includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  7. Deflection exceeding specified limits.
  8. Water leakage.
  9. Thermal stresses are transferred to the building structure.
  10. Noise or vibration is created by wind, thermal, or structural movements.
  11. Loosening or weakening of fasteners, attachments, and other components.
  12. Structural Loads:
  13. Seismic Loads: As indicated on Structural Drawings.
  14. Wind Loads: As indicated on Structural Drawings.
  15. Snow and Drift Loads: As depicted on Structural and Architectural drawings
  16. Deflection Limits:
  17. Overhead Panel Assemblies: Limited to 1/100 of clear span for each assembly component.
  18. Structural-Test Performance: Provide panel assemblies tested according to ASTM E 330, as follows:
  19. When tested at positive and negative wind-load design pressures, assemblies do not show evidence of deflection exceeding specified limits.
  20. When tested at 150 percent of positive and negative wind-load design pressures, assemblies, including anchorage, do not show evidence of material failures, structural distress, and permanent deformation of main framing members exceeding 0.2 percent of span.
  21. Water Penetration under Static Pressure: Provide panel assemblies that do not evidence water penetration through fixed glazing and framing areas when tested according to ASTM E 331 at a minimum static-air-pressure difference of 20 percent of positive wind-load design pressure, but not less than 6.24 lbs/sq. ft…
  22. Thermal Movements: Allow for thermal movements from ambient- and surface-temperature changes.  Base calculations on surface temperatures of material due to both solar heat gain and nighttime-sky heat loss.
  23. Temperature Change (Range): 120 degrees F, ambient: 180 degrees F, material surfaces.


  1. Description: Translucent, extruded-polycarbonate sheet that is coextruded with a UV-protective layer on each side.
  2. Plastic Self-Ignition Temperature: 650 deg F or more per ASTM D 1929.
  3. Smoke-Developed Index: 450 or less per ASTM E 84, or 75 or less per ASTM D 2843.
  4. Flame-Spread Index: Nor more than 25 per ASTM E 84.
  5. Combustibility Classification: Class CC1 per ASTM D 635.
  6. Color Tolerance: Passes IBC 2006 requirements per ASTM E 308, ASTM E 313, and ASTM G 155.
  7. Hail Impact: ASTM E 822, no damage from 1.57 inch diameter hail impact at 65 ft./sec.
  8. Panel Thickness: Not less than 6mm.
  9. Panel Color: To be selected by the architect from the manufacturer’s standard selection.  The panels shall be uniform in color with the integral core.  Light transmission shall not be less than 80%.
  10. Horizontal Translucent Panel and Frame System:
  11. Panel Width: Manufacturer’s standard, not exceeding 2 feet.
  12. Panel Length: The horizon panel shall be extruded in one single formable length.  Transverse connections are not acceptable.
  13. Free movement of the panels shall be allowed to occur for expansion and contraction without damage to the weather tightness of the completed system.
  14. Polycarbonate panels shall incorporate a co-extruded ultra-violet protective layer on both exterior surfaces.
  15. Flammability: Polycarbonate panels shall be an approved light-transmitting cellular panel with a CC1 fire rating classification per ASTM D 635.  Flame spread no greater than 25 per ASTM E 84.  Smoke density no greater than 75 per ASTM D 2843 and a minimum self-ignition temperature of 1000 degrees F per ASTM D 1929.  Panels shall be self-extinguishing.
  16. Sky Quest Framing:
  17. Aluminum framing members shall be extruded from 6063-T6 alloy. The non-structural glazing system shall be 2 ½” wide and attached to the support structure (by other trades) with non-exposed stainless steel screws.
  18. The framing system shall be composed of a gasketed base frame, gasketed cap, and “snap-on” bar cap cover that covers the entire surface of the bar cap without seams, fasteners, or joints. Exposed exterior fasteners are unacceptable. The framing system shall have four integral and continuous drainage channels within the base component.
  19. Gaskets shall be EPDM or Santoprene with a 60-70 durometer and compatible with all materials it comes in contact with. Gaskets shall comply with the ASTM-C-864 standards.
  20. All fasteners shall be made with 18-8 stainless steel.

2.4        FABRICATION

  1. Fabricate aluminum components before finishing.
  2. Fabricate aluminum components that, when assembled, have the following characteristics:
  3. Profiles that are sharp, straight, and free of defects or deformations.
  4. Accurately fitted joints with ends coped or mitered.
  5. Reinforce aluminum components as required to receive fastener threads.

2.5        ALUMINUM FINISHES (frame, trim, and flashing) shall be:

  1. Class I – Clear anodized finish.


3.1        EXAMINATION

  1. Examine areas and conditions, with the Installer present, for compliance with requirements for installation tolerances and other conditions affecting the performance of the work.
  2. Verify that supporting frame and purling have received final finishes before installation of work of this Section.
  3. Proceed with installation only after unsatisfactory conditions have been corrected.


  1. General:
  2. Comply with the manufacturer’s written instructions.
  3. Do not install damaged components.
  4. Fit joints between aluminum components to produce hairline joints free of burrs and distortion.
  5. Rigidly secure non-movement joints.
  6. Install anchors with separators and isolators to prevent metal corrosion, electrolytic deterioration, and immobilization of moving joints.
  7. Seal joints watertight unless otherwise indicated.
  8. Metal Protection: Where aluminum components will contact dissimilar materials, protect against galvanic action by painting contact surfaces with corrosion-resistant coating or by installing nonconductive spacers as recommended in writing by the manufacturer for this purpose.
  9. Install components plumb and true in alignment with established lines and elevations.
  10. Erection Tolerances: Install panel assemblies to comply with the following maximum tolerances:
  11. Alignment: Limit offset from true alignment to 1/32 inch where surfaces are in line, edge to edge, at corners, or where a reveal or protruding element separates aligned surfaces by less than 3 inches; otherwise, limit offset to 1/8 inch.
  12. Location and Plane: Limit variation from true location and plane to 1/8 inch in 12 feet, but no greater than 1/2 inch over total length.

3.3        CLEANING

  1. Clean translucent polycarbonate panels following the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Do not use harsh cleaning materials or methods that would damage metal finish or glazing.

3.4        PROTECTION

  1. Protect installed translucent polycarbonate-panel assemblies from damage during construction.
  2. Remove and replace damaged assembly components as determined by the Architect.