08 11 13 Hollow Metal Doors and Frames
Use this CSI 3 part SimpleSpecs™ master specification to specify hollow metal doors and frames fabricated from cold-rolled steel, galvanized steel, or aluminum-zinc alloy coated steel sheet.
Glazed exterior hollow metal frames can be a source of water infiltration since they do not incorporate a weep drainage system.
Interior hollow metal doors are commonly specified with honeycomb cores in lieu of vertical steel stiffeners; the faces are flatter since no welds are used to secure the core to the faces.
Special fire-rated cores are required on fire-rated doors with higher fire ratings. Fire-rated doors and frames must conform to the listing to which they were tested. In general, doors must be self-closing and require smoke seals.
Hollow metal doors and frames are typically shop primed and field painted.
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The SimpleSpecs™ master specs concept
Design professionals are accustomed to seeing lengthy project specifications, so why is SimpleSpecs™ so short?
Specifications have grown evermore wordy over the years for several reasons:
The mistaken belief that specifications must be lengthy and legal-sounding to be enforceable. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Having shorter, easily understood specifications makes us less likely to have problems in the field.
A belief that having lots of words protects us from a Contactor making mistakes. There is no way to include enough statements to protect yourself from a bad contractor, regardless of the length of your specification.
Our desire to be in control of the project by specifying means and methods instead of including simple, enforceable statements.
Easier to Edit
SimpleSpecs™ is written as a series of Microsoft word files that include statements that affect construction costs or overall quality and are far simpler to edit than other master specification systems.
Each SimpleSpecs™ specification section is non-proprietary and includes three manufacturers that meet the specified reference standards, descriptive, or performance-based requirements. They are written to allow any listed manufacturers to provide the specified products.
Hidden Guide Text
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