Store units, unless otherwise specified, with non-staining, resilient supports.
Place stored units so identification marks are clearly visible, and product can be inspected.
Deliver all architectural precast concrete units to the project site in such quantities and at such times to assure compliance with the agreed project schedule and proper setting sequence so as to limit unloading units temporarily on the ground.
Handle and transport units in a position consistent with their shape and design in order to avoid excessive stresses which would cause cracking or damage.
Lift and support units only at designated points shown on the Shop Drawings.
Place non-staining resilient spacers of even thickness between each unit.
Support units during shipment on non-staining shock absorbing material.
Coordination and responsibility for supply of items to be placed on or in the structure to allow place- ment of precast concrete units depends on type of structure and varies with local practice. Clearly specify responsibility for supply and installation of hardware. If not supplied by precast concrete fabricator, supplier should be listed and requirements included in related trade sections. When the building frame is structural steel, erection hardware welded to the steel frame should be supplied and installed as part of the structural steel. Ensure that type and quantity of hardware items to be cast into precast concrete units for use of other trades are specified or detailed in contract drawings and furnished to fabricator, with instructions, in a timely manner in order not to delay the Work.
Furnish loose connection hardware and anchorage items to be embedded in or attached to other construction without delaying the Work. Provide setting diagrams, templates, instructions, and directions, as required, for installation.
PART 2 – PRODUCTS
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Available Fabricators: Subject to compliance with requirements, fabricators offering products that may be incorporated into the Work include, but are not limited to, the following:
Retain above for nonproprietary or below for semiproprietary specification. If above is retained, include procedure for approval of other fabricators in Instructions to Bidders. Refer to Division 1 Section “Product Requirements.”
B.Fabricators: Subject to compliance with requirements, provide products by one of the following:
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