Insulated sandwich panel accessories (Wythe Connectors)
17.6 QUALITY ASSURANCE
Erector should have a minimum of 2 years of experience in architectural precast concrete work comparable to that shown and specified in not less than three projects of similar scope with the owner or Architect determining the suitability of the experience. The inclusion of erection in the precast concrete contract should be governed by local practices. See PCI’s website for current PCI-Qualified Erectors.
A precast concrete erector Qualified by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) prior to beginning work at the projectsite. Submit a current Certificate of Compliance furnished by PCI designating qualification in [Category A (Architectural Systems) for non-load-bearing members] [Category S2 (Complex Structural Systems) for load-bearing members].
Retain paragraph below if PCI-Qualified Erector is not available for Project.
An erector with a minimum of 2 years of experience who has completed architectural precast concrete work similar in material, design, and extent to that indicated for this Project and whose work has resulted in construction with a record of successful in-service performance and who meets the following requirements:
a.Retains a PCI Certified Field Auditor, at erector’s expense, to conduct a field audit of a project in the same category as this Project prior to start of erection. Submits Erectors Post Audit Declaration.
b.The basis of the audit is the “PCI Erector’s Manual - Standards and Guidelines for the Erection of Precast Concrete Products” MNL 127.
Fabricator Qualifications: A firm that complies with the following requirements and is experienced in producing architectural precast concrete units similar to those indicated for this Project and with a record of successful in-service performance.
Assumes responsibility for engineering architectural precast concrete units to comply with performance requirements. This responsibility includes preparation of Shop Drawings and comprehensive engineering analysis by a qualified professional engineer.
Delete subparagraph above and below if Contractor is not required to engage the services of a qualified professional engineer and if submission of a comprehensive engineering analysis is not retained in “Submittals” Article.
Professional Engineer Qualifications: A professional engineer who is legally qualified to practice in jurisdiction where Project is located and who is experienced in providing