08 15 13-01 Laminated Plastic Doors (AWI)

08 15 13-01 Laminated Plastic Doors (AWI)


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8.5" x 11"

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Laminated Plastic Doors (AWI)

Use this SimpleSpec™ master specification to specify plastic laminated plastic doors (AWI) faced flush wood doors.  Fabricated to Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) standards.

 

Premium Grade doors must meet higher standards than Custom Grade.

 

Multiple core types are available to suit a wide range of project requirements:

 

  • Particleboard: This is the most-specified core material. It has been an industry standard for over many years because it has a proven track record. Particleboard doors can be fire-rated for 20 minutes.

 

  • Structural composite: This is an engineered wood product consisting of fused wood strands. It is heavier than particleboard and is moisture resistant and dimensionally stable.

 

  • Staved lumber: Composed of laminated wood strips or blocks. The core is dry when manufactured so it takes on moisture, making it susceptible to warping, twisting, and telescoping of the core through the faces.

 

  • Agrifiber: Primarily manufactured from wheat and soybean stalks which are both recycled and rapidly renewable, making it ideal for projects with sustainability requirements.

 

 

  • Other cores: Specialty cores are available from most manufacturers, including lead-lined, bullet-resistant, and acoustical.

 

Fire-rated doors must conform to the listing to which they were tested. In general, they must be self-closing and require smoke seals and possibly intumescent edges.  A fire door are used as part of a passive fire protection system to reduce the spread of fire and smoke between separate compartments of a structure and to enable safe egress from a building.

 

For assistance in selecting and specifying laminated plastic doors refer to the Architectural Woodwork Standards by the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI), available at www.awinet.org.

 

Related Section:

08 71 00 – Door Hardware

 

 

Laminated Plastic Doors (AWI)

       
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