PART 1 – GENERAL
The guard shown on the plans and herein specified
is manufactured by Avant Guards.
The manufacturer's name and products have been used to establish the standard
of construction and quality of workmanship required for this project. Manufacturers
bidding on this project must be actively engaged in the fabrication of specified
items fro 3 years.
Manufacturers requesting approval to bid their product
as equal must submit to
the architect shop drawings that include details of attachment to surrounding
materials and elevations showing scope of the project.
Items provided in the section shall be manufactured
and fabricated by firms with 3 years experience in type of work
specified. Performance and testing
with sag, impact, and forced entry resistance tests of ANSI/SMA 6001-1990,
American National Standard. Specifications for Protection Screens
must meet the performance
requirements for a Heavy Rating.
Delivery, Storage, and Handling
Before and during
shipment to site, adequately protect products. Products should
be stored in conditions that protect from damage.
Installation shall be by installers
experienced in type of work specified for respective item.
Verify that openings fit allowable tolerances
are plumb, level, provide a solid anchoring surface and comply
shop drawings. Plumb and align faces
in a single plane and erect doors square and true adequately anchored. After
completion of installation, screens shall be in working order and clean.
Manufacturer will supply a written one-year warranty
on all products.
American Society for Testing and Materials
(ASTM), American Welding Society (AWS)
and Clean up
Install in accordance with approved shop drawings
and specifications. Erect guards and other work of this section,
and plumb with horizontal lines
level. Secure connections and attachment. Adjust guards and hardware and
leave in working order where applicable. Clean work of this section
Remove debris resulting from work of this section.
PART 2 – PRODUCT
Avant Guards Manufacturing
219 Cook Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718)366-6565 fax: (718)366-0010
Steel Architectural Bar
and Belly Guard Materials
shapes, bars, and plates: ASTM A36
-Steel Rods: ASTM A108
-Steel Plate: ASTM A568
-Hot-rolled steel members: ASTM A36
-Cold-rolled steel members: ASTM A611, Grade C
-Unless otherwise indicated, hang guards with galvanized 3 _" x
2 _" fast pin steel butts and secure in place with hook rods,
snap hooks, and chains.
-Connection bolts: Galvanized or stainless steel
-Expansion bolts: Galvanized or stainless steel
Galvanized: Comply with ASTM A123, G90 unless otherwise indicated.
Welding shall comply with requirements of AWS. Grind
welds smooth. Window guards, unless otherwise shown, shall cover
entire window opening. Provide frame and
accessories of size and construction as shown on drawings. The infill is to be
welded to the mainframe. Window guards over 5' wide or 8' high will
be fabricated in two sections.
Paint and Finish
All interior and exterior surfaces
of the mainframe and shall be thoroughly cleaned in a three-step
The surfaces shall receive an electro-statically
applied thermoplastic polyester powder coating, which shall be applied and
baked to a hard mar-resistant finish in a standard or custom
color. Touch-up paint
is available for installation.
Locks and Hardware
3 _" x 2 _" F.P. butts
brass pin hinges, to have 2 hinges for guards
under 5', and 3 hinges per guard 5' and over.
Chains and Pins