05 50 00 Metal Fabrications

05 50 00 Metal Fabrications


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2

Dimensions

8.5" x 11"

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Word Doc

Usage Limit

Unlimited Projects

Section

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05 50 00 Metal Fabrications

 

Easy to edit metal fabrications specification, sometimes referred to as “Miscellaneous Metals.”  Section contains a wide variety of components and materials that are not covered in any other section.

 

Include metal pipe or tube railings, ladders, bar gratings, nosings for concrete treads, and bollards.  Others components and materials can be added as needed.

 

Section excludes decorative components such as enclosures and column covers.  These components are specified in sections:

05 58 00 – Formed Metal Fabrications

05 70 00 – Decorative Metal

 

Current OSHA requirements state that ladders over 24 feet in length be provided with a personal fall protection system.

 

metal fabrications

       
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