GFRP Translucent Fiberglass CSI Section 06610 / Documents

Part 1 – General

  1. Section Includes
    1. Glass fiber reinforced plastic fabrications as indicated on the drawings
  2. Related Sections
    1. Section 05500 – Metal Fabrications: Supplementary supports for large items.
    2. Section 02881 – Playground Equipment and Structures
  3. References
    1. ASTM D 638 – Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics; 1999.
    2. ASTM D 648 – Standard Test Method for Deflection Temperature of Plastics Under Flexural Load in the Edgewise Position; 1998c.
    3. ASTM D 790 – Standard Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials; 1999.
    4. ASTM D 695 – Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics; 1996.
    5. ASTM E 84 – Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials; 1999.
    6. ASTM F1487-11 – Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use
    7. ASTM F2373-11 – Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Public Use Playground Equipment for Children 6 Months through 23 Months
    8. Consumer Product Safety Council (CPSC) Handbook for Public Playground Safety
  4. Submittals
    1. Submit under provisions of Section 01300.
    2. Product Data: Manufacturer’s data sheets on each product to be used, including dimensions, finishes, storage, and handling requirements and recommendations, and installation recommendations.
    3. Shop Drawings: For custom items, provide drawings showing dimensions, layout, details, and interface with adjacent work; include use zones if critical to proper installation.
    4. Samples: For each custom finish specified, two samples, minimum size 6 inches (150mm) square, representing actual product, color, and patterns.
  5. Delivery, Storage, and Handling
    1. Transport, lift, and handle units with care, avoiding excessive stress and preventing damage; use appropriate equipment.
    2. Store products in manufacturer’s unopened packaging until ready for installation; store units upright.

Part 2 – Products

  1. Manufacturers
  2. Acceptable Manufacturer: The 4 Kids; 4400 Oneal, Greenville, TX 75401. ASD. Tel: (903) 454-9237. Fax: (903) 454-3642. Email:,
  3. Substitutions: Not permitted.
  4. Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01600.
  5. Materials
    1. Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic Fabrications: Molded surface coat over polyester resin laminate reinforced with glass fiber and structural reinforcing as required.
    2. Surface Coat: Ultraviolet inhibited coat.
    3. Surface Coat: As selected.
    4. Color: __________.
    5. Texture on Exposed Side: _______________.
    6. Glass Fiber: "E" type random chopped fibers.
    7. Glass Content: 10 to 30 percent by weight.
    8. Shell Thickness: 3/16 inch (5mm), minimum.
    9. Compressive Strength: 17000 psi (117MPa), when tested in accordance with ASTM D 695.
    10. Thermal Expansion Coefficient: 10 x 10-6 per degree Fahrenheit (5.56 x 10-6 per degree Celsius)
    11. Specific Gravity: 1.5
    12. Variation in Thickness from Nominal: ±1/4" (6mm).
    13. Variation in Thickness of Gel Coat: ±2.5 mils (0.06mm), maximum.
    14. Provide concealed reinforced anchorage points for anchors of type recommended by manufacturer.
    15. Cure and clean prior to shipment; remove material that may be toxic to plant or animal life or incompatible with adjacent building materials.

Part 3 – Execution

  1. Examination
    1. Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly constructed.
    2. If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
    3. Check field dimensions before beginning installation. If dimensions vary too much from design dimensions for proper installation, notify Architect and wait for instructions before beginning installation.
  2. Preparation
    1. Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
    2. Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.
    3. Install supplementary, temporary, and permanent supports as required for proper installation.
  3. Installation
    1. Install in accordance with applicable code and manufacturer’s recommendations; shim where necessary.
  4. Protection
    1. Protect installed products until completion of project.
    2. Touch-up, repair, or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
    3. Do not allow access until protective ground surfacing is in place, and inspections are complete.
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