Use this SimpleSpecs™ master specification to specify aluminum framed unit skylights, typically domed or pyramid shaped, in single or multiple configurations.
This section includes aluminum framed skylights, typically domed or pyramid shaped, in single or multiple configurations.
These skylights are typically smaller modules, shop fabricated, consisting of aluminum framing with plastic glazing. Glazing is available in a wide range of types and colors including single and double dome and light diffusing. Fire-rated and drop-out (smoke venting) types are also available.
Some building codes require that skylights to be designed to prevent a person from falling through the skylight assembly. This is accomplished by using special glazing or by adding a metal mesh or grid over the skylight.
To learn more about skylights, visit Wikipedia.
Related SimpleSpecs™ master specifications:
Prefabricated unit skylights are specified in 08 62 00 – Unit Skylights.
Metal framed skylights are specified in 08 63 00 – Metal-Framed Skylights.
Tubular skylights are specified in 08 62 23 – Tubular Unit Skylights.
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.