Part 1 - General

1.01    SUMMARY

A. Section Includes: Engineered sliding/folding aluminum clad wood and glass door system, including aluminum clad wood frame, threshold, aluminum clad wood panels, sliding/folding and locking hardware, spines, weather stripping, glass and glazing; designed to provide an opening glass wall, with sizes and configurations as shown on drawings and specified herein, with NanaWall WA67, the Aluminum Clad Wood Framed Folding System as supplied by NANA WALL SYSTEMS, INC.

1.02    REFERENCES

A. American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA):

1. AAMA 611, Voluntary Specification for Anodized Architectural Aluminum.

2. AAMA 2603, Voluntary Specifications, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Pigmented Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels.

3. AAMA 1303.5, Voluntary Specifications for Forced Entry Resistant Aluminum Sliding Glass Doors.

B. American National Standards Institute (ANSI):

1. ANSI Z97.1, Safety Performance Specifications and Methods of Test for Safety Glazing Material Used In Buildings.

C. American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM):

1. ASTM E 283, Test Method for Rate of Air Leakage through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference.

2. ASTM E 330, Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference.

3. ASTM E 547, Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors by Cyclic Static Air Pressure Differential.

D. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):

1. CPSC 16CFR-1201, Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials.

E. National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC):

1. NFRC 100, Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product Thermal Materials.

2. NFRC 200, Procedure for Determining Solar Heat Gain Coefficient.

1.03    SUBMITTALS

A. Detail Drawings: Indicate dimensioning, direction of swing, configuration, swing panels, typical head jamb, side jambs and sill details, type of glazing material and handle height.

B. Product Data: Manufacturer’s literature including independently tested data listing performance criteria and Owner’s Manual with installation instructions.

C. Contract Closeout Submittal: Submit Owner’s Manual from manufacturer. Identify with project name, location and completion date, type and size of unit installed.

1.04    QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. Manufacturer: Provide complete, precision built, engineered, pre-fitted unit by a single source manufacturer with at least 25 years experience in providing folding/sliding door systems for large openings in the North American market.

1. The manufacturer must have a quality management system registration to the ISO 9001: 2008 standard.

2. The manufacturer must have an environmental management system registration to the ISO 14001: 2005 standard.

B. Performance Requirements: Provide from manufacturer that has independently tested typical units. Testing results to include air infiltration in accordance with ASTM E 283, water penetration in accordance with ASTM E 547, structural loading in accordance with ASTM E 330, and forced entry in accordance with AAMA 1303.5 and CAWM 300-96.

SPECIFIER’S NOTE: Air infiltration and water penetration testing results can only be applicable if the unit matches the test unit in the direction of opening and the type of sill. Structural load testing results are only applicable for the test unit size with top and bottom reinforced locking points and type of mounting. (Comparative analysis charts published by manufacturer show which panel sizes (if any) would meet structural loading design pressures specifically required for the project. Check for limitations on theuse of these charts in the jurisdiction of the project). Forced entry testing results are only applicable for the test unit type of locking. See manufacturer’s latest published data.

C. Thermal Performance U factor: Unit to be rated, certified and labeled in accordance with NFRC 100, shown in manufacturer’s latest published data for the glazing, sill and direction of opening specified.

D. Solar Heat Gain Coefficient: Unit to be rated, certified and labeled in accordance with NFRC 200, shown in manufacturer’s latest published data for the glazing, sill, and direction of opening specified.

SPECIFIER’S NOTE: If desired, Energy Star ratings can be achieved by the use of proper glass with the unit. See NanaWall's performance data for details.

E. Installer Qualifications: Installer experienced in the installation of manufacturer’s products or other similar products for large openings. Installer to provide reference list of at least 3 projects of similar scale and complexity successfully completed in the last 3 years.

1.05    WARRANTY

A. Provide manufacturer’s standard warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.

B. Warranty Period: Ten years for rollers and for seal failure of insulated glass supplied. For all other components, one year (two years if unit is installed by manufacturers certified trained installer) from date of delivery by manufacturer.

1.06    SITE CONDITIONS, DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING

A. In addition to general delivery, storage and handling requirements specified in Section 01600, comply with the following:

1. Deliver materials to jobsite in sealed, unopened cartons or crates. Protect units from damage. Store material under cover, protected from weather and construction activities.

B. Condition wood components to average prevailing relative humidity before installation.

C. Do not subject wood components to extreme nor rapid changes in heat or humidity.

D. Do not use forced heat to dry out building.

E. Store flat in dry, well ventilated area out of direct sunlight.

 

Part 2 - Products

2.01    SUPPLIER

NANA WALL SYSTEMS, INC.
100 Meadowcreek Drive #250
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Toll Free: (800) 873-5673
Telephone: (415) 383-3148
Fax: (415) 383-0312
Website: www.nanawall.com
Email: info@nanawall.com

 

2.02    MATERIALS

A. Frame and Panels: From manufacturer’s standard profiles, provide head track, side jambs, panels with nominal 2 5/8" (66 mm) deep profiles for double glazing [OR 3 13/16" (97 mm) deep profiles for triple glazing] and glazing stops with dimensions shown on drawings. Wider stiles and top rail will not be allowed.

Provide panels with:

Standard one lite

[OR with horizontal mullion(s) at specified height(s) from the bottom of the panel]

[OR with simulated divided lites in pattern as shown on drawings].

1. Provide standard 3 1/16" (78 mm) wide bottom rail [OR manufacturer’s standard higher bottom rail with height specified between 8” and 12”].

2. Type of Wood: Solid, three layer cross-grained, kiln dried. Veneered wood not allowed.

Douglas fir - PEFC

[OR European Pine]

[OR Meranti]

[OR Western Hemlock]

[OR Spruce]

[OR European Oak]

[OR Sapeli Mahogany]

[OR Cherry]

[OR Maple]

[OR Laminated Bamboo]

[OR other wood as selected]

[OR selected FSC wood on request]

3. Construction of wood panels to include close tolerance mortise and tenon, glued and pinned corners.

4. Wood Finish: Finishes to be water based, opened pored

Clear sanding sealer and one additional clear coat

[OR base coat applied and one additional clear coat]

[OR pigmented # 410 or #510 with one additional clear coat]

SPECIFIER’S NOTE: Before installation, the unit must be field finished with at least two coats for a final protected finish.

5. Aluminum Extrusion: Extrusions with nominal thickness of .078” (2.0 mm). Alloy specified as AIMgSi0.5 with strength rated as 6063-T5 or F-22 (European standard). Anodized conforming to AAMA 611 or powder coated conforming to AAMA 2604.

6. Aluminum Finish:

Select from NanaWall Powder Coating Finish Chart

[OR clear anodized]

[OR dark bronze anodized]

[OR select from range of RAL high gloss powder coated finishes available from manufacturer]

[OR select from range of RAL matte powder coated finishes available from manufacturer]

[OR custom finish].

7. Exterior aluminum extrusion to be attached to interior wood with manufacturer’s thermal isolating polyamide connectors to protect and isolate wood from aluminum by use of the back ventilated, rain screen principle. Direct connection of aluminum to wood not allowed.

B. Glass:

1. Provide manufacturer’s standard glass and dry glazing with EPDM gaskets and glass stops on the inside only, which are fixed with hidden nails. Glass to comply with safety glazing requirements of ANSI Z97.1 and CPSC 16CFR1201.

1” (26 mm) insulating clear safety

[OR 1” (26 mm) insulating argon filled Low-E safety]

[OR 1 1/8" (28 mm) insulating krypton filled Heat Mirror TC88 safety]

[OR 1 1/2" (38 mm) triple glazed insulating argon filled Low-E safety (for 3 13/16" deep (97 mm) thick profile only)]

[OR other glass available from manufacturer].

2. Provide manufacturer’s standard gray [OR dark bronze] glass spacers. Provide without capillary tubes [OR with capillary tubes].

C. Locking Hardware and Handles:

1. Main entry panel function:
On the main entry panel for models with a pair of swing panels, provide manufacturer’s standard lever handles on the inside and outside, a Schlage compatible lock set with lockable latch, multi-point locking with a dead bolt and rods at the top and bottom on primary panel. Rods to be concealed and not edge mounted. After turn of key or thumbturn, depression of handles withdraws latch. Lifting of handles engages rods and turn of key or thumb turn engages dead bolt and operates lock. On the secondary swing panel, provide matching dummy lever handles on both sides and concealed flush bolts that operate the rods at the top and the bottom for the secondary swing panel.

Stainless steel lever handles in a titanium black finish

[OR stainless steel lever handles in a brushed satin finish]

[OR oil rubbed bronze solid brass lever handles]

[OR satin nickel solid brass lever handles]]

[OR on the main entry panel for models with a swing panel, provide manufacturer’s standard lever handles on the inside and outside, a Schlage compatible lock set with lockable latch, multi-point locking with a dead bolt and rods at the top and bottom on primary panel only. Rods to be concealed and not edge mounted. After turn of key or thumbturn, depression of handles withdraws latch. Lifting of handles engages rods and turn of key or thumb turn engages deadbolt and operates lock. If there is a secondary swing panel, provide two point locking with flat handles on inside only for the secondary swing panel.

Stainless steel lever handles in a titanium black finish

[OR stainless steel lever handles in a brushed satin finish]

[OR oil rubbed bronze solid brass lever handles]

[OR satin nickel solid brass lever handles]

[OR on the main entry panel for models with a swing panel, provide manufacturer’s push/pull handles with separate lock set and dead bolt.

Push-pull handles in a brown nylon finish

[OR push-pull handles in a gray nylon finish]

SPECIFIER’S NOTE: This option is recommended with a door closer, but note that in order to slide the swing panel, the door closer will need to be disengaged if the swing panel is not attached to a side jamb.]

[OR on the main entry panel for models with a swing panel, no hardware or locking to be provided by the manufacturer, but with field installed panic device by others.]

[OR on both entry panels for models with a pair of swing panels, no hardware or locking to be provided by the manufacturer, but with field installed panic devices on both panels by others.]

[OR on main entry pair of panels on in swing models without a swing panel, provide manufacturer’s standard L-shaped handle on the inside, flat handle on the outside and lock set with profile cylinder. Operation of lock set is by turn of key from the outside and with a thumbturn from the inside with a two point locking hardware operated by 180º turn of the handle.

Stainless steel L shaped handles in a titanium black finish

[OR stainless steel L shaped handles in a brushed satin finish]

[OR L shaped handles in a brown nylon finish]

[OR L shaped handles in a gray nylon finish]]

[OR on main entry pair of panels on out swing models without a swing panel, provide manufacturer’s standard flat handle on the inside and on the outside and a lock set with a profile cylinder. Operation of lock set is by turn of key from the outside and from the inside with a two point locking hardware operated by 180º turn of the handle.

SPECIFIER’S NOTE: Key operation from the inside may not meet egress requirements.]

[OR on main entry panel, provide manufacturer’s standard flat handle on inside only with concealed two point locking hardware operated by 180 degree turn of handle.

SPECIFIER’S NOTE: Note that with this option, the main entry panel is operable from inside only and that there is no latch.]

SPECIFIER’S NOTE: Note that other compatible lever, L shaped and push-pull handle styles and finishes are available from other suppliers.

2. On all other secondary swing panels and pairs of folding panels, provide manufacturer’s standard flat handles [OR removable custodial handles] and concealed two point locking hardware operated by 180 degree turn of handle between each pair. Face applied flush bolt locking will not be allowed.

3. Flat handle finish:

Stainless steel in a titanium black finish

[OR stainless steel in a brushed satin finish]

[OR dark brown powder coated]

[OR silver gray powder coated]

4. Provide handle height centered at 41 3/8” [OR as specified] from bottom of panel.

5. Aluminum locking rods with standard [OR reinforced to meet higher structural loading] fiber glass reinforced polyamide end caps at top and bottom. Rods to have a stroke of 15/16” (24 mm).

6. If there are more than one unit, keyed alike [OR keyed differently].

D. Sliding/Folding Hardware: Provide manufacturer’s standard combination sliding and folding hardware with top, bottom tracks and threshold. All running carriages to be with sealed, self-lubrication, ball bearing multi-rollers. Surface mounted hinges and running carriages will not be allowed.

1. For each pair of folding panels:

For top hung system WA67/o, provide cardanic, independently suspended, four wheeled coated with fiber glass reinforced polyamide upper running carriage and lower guide carriage.
[OR for floor mounted system WA67/u, provide upper guide carriage and lower running carriage with four vertical stainless steel wheels and two horizontal wheels. The vertical wheels to ride on stainless steel guide track covers over the full length of the sill track. Carrying capacity of lower running carriage to be 220 lbs. (100 kgs)]

2. Threshold: Provide thermally broken with polyamide

Clear anodized raised sill

[OR dark bronze anodized raised sill]

[OR clear anodized flush sill]*

[OR dark bronze anodized flush sill]*

[OR clear anodized low profile saddle sill]***

[OR dark bronze anodized, low profile saddle sill]***

[OR alternate aluminum clear anodized flush sill (not thermally broken)]***

[OR alternate aluminum dark bronze anodized flush sill (not thermally broken)]***

SPECIFIER’S NOTE: * Note that this option is not available with 3 13/16" (97 mm) deep profiles.

                                                             ** Note that this option is not available with the floor mounted WA67/u.

                                                                 Cover plate over the sill will not be allowed.

3. Provide manufacturer’s standard clear anodized [OR dark bronze anodized] aluminum hinges and spine on edge of panel. For structural strength, hinges to be connected to spine and not directly into wood. Provide stainless steel security hinge pins with set screws.

4. Adjustment: Provide sliding/folding hardware capable of specified amount of compensation and adjustments without needing to remove panels from tracks, in width, 1/8” (3 mm) per hinge and in height, 1/8" (3mm) up and down.

E. Weather stripping: For 2 5/8" (66 mm) deep profile, provide manufacturer’s standard double layer EPDM or brush seals with a two layer polyamide fin at both the inner and outer edge of door panels or on frame for sealing between panels and between panel and frame. Single layer weather stripping will not be allowed. For 3 13/16" (97 mm) deep profile, provide manufacturer's standard triple layer EPDM.

2.03    FABRICATION

A. Use solid, three layer, cross grained frame and panel profiles connected to exterior aluminum extrusion, hinges and spines, sliding and folding hardware, locking hardware and handles, threshold and track, glass and glazing and weather stripping as specified herein to make a folding glass wall. Factory pre-assemble as is standard for manufacturer and ship with all components and installation instructions.

B. Sizes and Configurations: See drawings for selected custom dimensions within maximum frame sizes possible as indicated in manufacturer’s literature. See drawings for selected number of panels and configuration. Swing/stacking direction: Inward [OR outward] opening unit. On configurations with a pair of swing panels or with even pairs stacking to both sides, looking from inside, panel(s) on the left [OR right] to open first

2.04    ACCESSORIES (EDIT FOR PROJECT REQUIREMENTS.)

A. Provide the NanaScreen, a series of vertical, collapsible, pleated screen panels. Provide pleated screen material with floor tracking chain with 1/4” (5 mm) floor track. See drawings for selected number of panels and configuration.

Provide aluminum top track, side jambs, and vertical struts:

White powder coated

[OR clear anodized]

[OR dark bronze anodized]

[OR powder coated select from range of RAL powder coated finishes available from manufacturer].

NanaScreen installation within opening [OR extended beyond opening]

B. Provide other side lites, transoms, or single or double doors as per drawings provided.

Part 3 - Execution

3.01    ERECTION

A. Because of the large dimensions involved and the weight and movement of the panels, verify the structural integrity of the header such that the maximum deflection with the live load is limited to be the lesser of L/720 of the span and 1/4" (6 mm). Structural support for lateral loads (both wind load and eccentric load when the panels are stacked open) must be provided.

It is recommended that all building dead loads be applied to the header prior to installing the NanaWall. If so and if a reasonable amount of time has been allowed for the effect of this dead load on the header,then only the building's live load can be used to meet the above requirements of L/720 or 1/4" (6 mm). If not, both the dead and live loads need to be considered.

B. Examine surfaces of openings and verify dimensions; verify rough openings are level, plumb, and square, with no unevenness, bowing, or bumps on floor.

C. Installation of units constitutes acceptance of existing conditions.

 3.02    INSTALLATION

A. Install frame in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and installation instructions. Properly flash and waterproof around the perimeter of the opening.

B. Installer to provide appropriate anchorage devices and to securely and rigidly fit frame in place, absolutely level, straight, plumb and square. Install frame in proper elevation, plane and location, and in proper alignment with other work.

C. If necessary, provide drain connections from lower track.

D. Install panels, handles and lock set in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and installation instructions.

E. If necessary, adjust hardware for proper operation.

F. Finishing: Field finish under Section 09900 - Painting; seal and finish promptly after installation and prior to exposure to weather in accordance with manufacturer recommendations.

G. Accessories: Screens;install in accordance with screen manufacturer’s recommendations and installation instructions.

End of Section

DISCLAIMER:

Nana Wall Systems, Inc. takes no responsibility for product selection or application, including, but not limited to, compliance with building codes, safety codes, laws, or fitness for a particular purpose. The guide specifications is not intended to be verbatim as a project specification without appropriate modifications for the specific use intended and the particular requirements of a specific construction project.