Metal Wall Panels
Use this CSI 3 part SimpleSpecs™ master specification to specify preformed metal wall panels and trim.
Weather barriers for use behind metal wall panels are specified in SimpleSpecs™ Section 07 28 00 – Weather Barriers.
This section includes panels formed from aluminum, galvanized steel, precoated galvanized steel, and aluminum-zinc alloy coated steel. Other materials are available for use as wall panels and can be edited into this section.
These panels are available in a wide range of profiles that vary between manufacturers. Some panels have interlocking edges where the panels are fastened in the interlock while others have simple lapped edges where the panels are face fastened. Thermally responsive panel clips allow for thermal movement and help to minimize oil canning.
As a general rule the wider the panel the higher the probability of oil canning. Intermediate ribs serve to stiffen the panels to minimize oil canning.
Panels can be placed over solid sheathing and a weather barrier where water and air infiltration are of concern, or fabricated to span between framing members, as in canopies.
To learn more about metal roofing, visit Metal Contraction Association.
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.