Use this CSI 3 part SimpleSpecs™ master specification to specify glass, plastic glazing, and unframed mirrors.
This section is referenced from numerous other sections requiring glazing as a part of the assembly.
There is a wide range of glass types available; this section includes only the most common, including insulated and non-insulated, laminated, reflective, low-e coated, bullet-resisting, and security. Other glass types can be added to this section to suit project requirements.
When specifying high-performance exterior glass; it may prove beneficial to specify the glass around one manufacturer’s product and then allow for substitutions. This will establish the minimum performance requirements that glass from other manufacturers must meet.
The schedule in this section contains glass types that are used in other SimpleSpecs™ Master Guide Specifications section but may not include all glass types required for a particular project.
To learn more about architectural glass, visit Wikipedia.
Related SimpleSpecs™ master specifications:
Field-applied glazing surface films are specified in Section 08 87 00 – Glazing Surface Films.
Framed mirrors are specified in Section 10 28 13 – Toilet Accessories.
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.