Use thig CSI 3 part SimpleSpecs™ master specification to specify sectional overhead steel or aluminum doors.
These doors may be insulated or non-insulated and manually or electrically operated.
Flush door sections are typically fabricated from steel sheet, while stile and rail sections are fabricated from extruded aluminum. All door types may contain glazed lites but stile and rail doors can receive much larger glazed panels.
Sectional overhead doors require overhead space for the door to open into. Four different types of overhead tracks are available:
– Standard: The door travels vertically, then horizontally to its open position.
– High lift: Similar to standard lift except that the door travels upward until overhead space is used up, then moves horizontally.
– Vertical lift: The door travels vertically to its open position.
– Low headroom: Similar to standard lift except that less overhead space is required.
Manually operated doors may be operated by lift handles, rope pull or chain hoist. Electrically operated doors can have a chain hoist operator for use in the event of power loss.
To learn more about sectional door testing, visit Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association International (DASMA)
Where overhead restrictions preclude the placement of an overhead track consider a coiling door as in SimpleSpecs™ Master Specification Section 08 33 23 – Overhead Coiling Doors.
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.