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DIVISION 09 -- FINISHES

09 05 13 COMMON FINISHES

  • 50% of the lighting should be able to be controlled by the buildings occupants. Consider motion sensor lighting.
  • Exterior lighting should be at a minimum level for comfort and safety.

09 51 23 ACOUSTICAL TILE CEILINGS

  • Provide 2 x 2 lay-in system for new installations.
  • Match existing ceiling system for repairs and renovations.
  • No tile is to be less than 12" in width or length.
  • Provide a dropped soffit at transition areas to maintain symmetrical layout. Drop soffits a minimum of 1" below ceiling grid.
  • Suspend ceiling system from structural members or floor decking only. Do not attach to roof deck.

09 51 33.13 ACOUSTICAL SNAP-IN METAL PAN CEILINGS

  • Are only to be used to match existing conditions.

09 60 00 FLOORING

  • Hard flooring must be certified by Floor Score.

09 64 00 WOOD FLOORING

  • The University would prefer not to use wood flooring other than for athletic and performing arts facilities.
  • If installed, 50% of the wood used must be Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified (Cost based percentage).

09 64 66 WOOD ATHLETIC-FLOORING ASSEMBLIES

  • The University prefers to use maple, strip flooring on fixed, wood sleepers and sub-floor.
  • Sealer, stain or finish used must meet South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1113, Architectural Coatings, rules in effect on January 1, 2004.

09 65 16 RESILIENT SHEET VINYL FLOORINGS

  • The University prefers to install Mannington sheet vinyl floor covering.

09 65 19 RESILIENT TILE FLOORING

  • The University prefers to use vinyl composition tile (RTF).
  • "Fritztile" or similar, is not allowed.
  • Vinyl base to be standard colors of black, gray or brown from continuous rolls with preformed corners.
  • Tile setting adhesives and grout must meet South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1168. VOC limits correspond to an effective date of July 1, 2005 and rule amendment date of January 7, 2005.
  • Carpet must comply with the Carpet and Rug Institute Green Label Plus Program.
  • Carpet cushion must conform to the Carpet and Rug Institute Green Label Program
  • Carpet adhesive must comply with Sealants section.

09 66 13 PORTLAND CEMENT TERRAZO FLOORING

  • Use control joints at all columns.
  • Precast terrazzo is preferred for large areas.
  • Bonded acrylic epoxy terrazzo is preferred.
  • Terrazzo is the preferred flooring in toilet rooms.
  • During renovation the color and style is to match existing terrazzo finishes.
  • Concrete base control joints to align with terrazzo pattern.
  • Samples to be submitted within 30 days of Notice to Proceed.
  • Sealer, stain and finish used must meet South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1113, Architectural Coatings, rules in effect on January 1, 2004.

09 68 13 TILE CARPETING

  • All carpet laid in the building must conform to the Carpet and Rug Institute Green Label Plus Program.
  • Carpet Cushioning installed must conform to the Carpet and Rug Institute Green Label Program.
  • Carpet tile is preferred.

09 69 00 ACCESS FLOORING

  • Access flooring shall be coordinated with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to include ramps, steps, rails and doors.

09 72 00 WALL COVERINGS

  • There is no University preference for this Section.

09 91 00 PAINTING

  • Mechanical and Electrical Equipment:
    1. Flexible connections between ventilating fans and ducts shall not be painted. Valve stems and other close fitting mechanical and moving parts shall not be painted. Nameplates on motors and other mechanical equipment shall not be painted.
    2. All fire alarm system raceway, conduits, junction boxes, and terminal boxes shall be of red color or shall be painted red.
  • Painting and Finishing Schedule:
    1. The choice of all finishing material shall be based on durability in wear and cleaning.
    2. Concrete Masonry Units: Brush or roller painting is preferred with block filler applied first. Lightweight concrete block may be spray painted, provided coverage is the same as brushing.
    3. Wood Doors: Natural or light colored finishes should not be used on wood doors or wood base because such finishes are easily discolored or damaged from foot traffic and floor cleaning operations.
    4. Equipment Rooms: Painting may be omitted on walls and ceilings in mechanical equipment rooms.
    5. Telecom Rooms must be painted or sealed.
    6. The University prefers an eggshell to semi-gloss finish. A flat finish is not acceptable.
  • Protection:
    1. Provide adequate ventilation particularly when painting on buildings which remain user-occupied
  • The University prefers to use low VOC paints. VOC limits must stay within the parameters laid out in the Green Seal Standard GS-11, Paints, First Edition, May 20, 1993.
  • Interior anti-corrosive paint used on ferrous metal substances should comply with the Green Seal Standard GC-03, Anti-Corrosive Paints, Second Edition, January 7, 1997.
  • Clear wood finishes, floor coatings, stains, and shellacs applied to interior elements: Do not exceed the VOC content limits established in South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1113, Architectural Coatings, rules in effect on January 1, 2004.
  • Sealants:
    1. Adhesives, sealants and sealant primers must comply with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule #1168.  Aerosol adhesives must comply to the Green Seal Standard for Commercial Adhesives GS-36
    2. Sealer, stain and finish used on concrete, wood, bamboo or cork flooring must meet the requirements of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule #110, Architectural Coatings, 1 January 2004.