Folding Panel Partitions
Use this CSI 3-part SimpleSpecs™ master to specify top-supported, folding panel partitions used for visual and acoustic separation of spaces.
Where acoustic properties are less critical, consider utilizing accordion folding partitions specified in Section 10 22 33 – Accordion Folding Partitions.
This section includes top-supported partitions, manually or electrically operated, in a single panel, paired panel, or continuously hinged configurations.
Other partition types to consider adding to this section are bottom-supported and upward folding.
Manufacturers offer several different types of panel construction.
The panel can be finished with vinyl fabric, wood veneer, or fabric supplied by the Owner.
Accordion folding partitions offer lower acoustical properties and fewer options at a lower cost.
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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
Each SimpleSpecs™ specification section includes hidden text to inform and guide users in editing the specifications to suit project conditions.
SimpleSpecs™ sections are edited using pre-defined options that are contained in [brackets] or by selecting optional text separated by "OR" statements. Paragraph and page numbering are included as automatic codes, eliminating the need to renumber when revisions are made manually. Global changes to headers, footer, terms, font colors and phrases are easily updated using a third-party search and replace software, available through ZeroDocs.com.