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Coping Specifications




1.1       All labor, material, equipment, and services necessary to furnish and install metal coping as shown or specified.


            2.1       In accordance with Section 01600.

 3.        SUBMITTALS

            3.1       Submittals required in accordance with Section 01300.

            3.2       Submit detailed Product Data including complete installation details.

            3.3       Submit Shop Drawings

3.4       Submit 12 inch by 12 inch Samples of sheet metal material.  Sample shall indicate finish, color and thickness.

            3.5              Submit complete color chart for Architect's color selection.


            4.1       Applicable standards:

4.1.1    SMACNA: “Architectural Sheet Metal Manual”, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association, Inc.

4.1.2    AISC: “Steel Construction Manual”, American Institute of Steel Construction.

                        4.1.3    AISI: “Cold Form Steel Design Manual”, American Iron and Steel Institute.

            4.2       Manufacturer’s qualifications:

4.2.1   Manufacturer has a minimum of three years experience in manufacturing panels of this nature. 

            4.3       Installer’s qualifications:

4.3.1    Installer of the system shall be an approved installer, certified by the manufacturer, and meet the following minimum criteria:

                        4.3.2    Maintain general liability coverage for each loss as required by contract.

                        4.3.3    Maintain sufficient worker’s compensation coverage as mandated by law.

4.3.4    Has no viable claims pending regarding negligent acts or defective workmanship on previously performed or current projects.

4.3.5    Has not filed for protection from creditors under any state or federal insolvency or debtor relief statutes or codes.

4.3.6    Project foreman is the person having received specific training in the proper installation of the specified system and will be present to supervise whenever material is being installed. 

4.3.7    Provide five references from five different architects or building owners for projects that have been in service for a minimum of two years, stating satisfactory performance by the installer.

4.3.8    Provide certification letter that installer has a minimum of three years of metal product installation experience immediately preceding the date upon which work is to commence.

            4.4       Pre-installation Conference:

4.4.1    Prior to installation of coping system, conduct a pre-installation conference at the project site.

4.4.2    Attendance:  Owner, Architect, Contractor, Project Superintendent, and Roof Applicator

                        4.4.3    Agenda: 

                                       Coping details and agenda

                                       Critical work sequencing and review of phasing plan

                                       Inspection sequencing

 5.        MATERIALS

            5.1              Preformed metal coping:

5.1.1    Products –Shur-Lok Coping System, as manufactured by AARA Architectural Metals.

            5.2       Gauge:

                        5.2.1    24 gauge: Zincalume®, Galvalume®, or galvanized steel sheet

5.3       Splice plates shall be galvanized steel and shall match color and finish of coping. Splice plates shal1 be12” long, spaced 10’-0” o.c..

5.3.1          Anchor plates shall be 22 gauge galvanized steel mechanically secured to the top of the parapet wall every 5’-0” o.c..

5.3.2          Provide mitered corners, expansion joints, and any special accessory pieces for complete installation.

            5.4       Finish:

5.4.1    Fluoropolymer coating produced with Kynar 500 or Hylar 5000 resin (20 year warranty).

            5.5       Color:

                        5.5.1    Selected from standard colors.

            5.6       Acceptable manufacturer:

                        5.6.1    AARA Architectural Metals, 4328 E. Magnolia, Phoenix, AZ 85034, (602) 437-9323

            5.7       Other manufacturers desiring approval comply with Section 01600.

            5.8       Fasteners:

5.8.1    All self-locking rivets and other suitable fasteners shall be supplied by coping manufacturer.

 6.        ACCESSORIES

6.1       Provide all components required per the metal coping system manufacturer’s approved shop drawings for a complete system.

6.1.2    All joint sealant is to be a one-part elastomeric polyurethane sealant approved by the metal roof system manufacturer.

 7.        EXECUTION

 7.1      Inspect installed work of other trades and verify that such work is complete to a point where this work may continue.

            7.2       Verify that installation may be made in accordance with approved shop drawings and                                   manufacturer’s instructions.  .

            7.3       Installation

                        7.3.1        Accurately lay out the anchor plates 5’-0” o.c. or as recommended by manufacturer

                        7.3.2        Attach splice plates to anchor plates as recommended by manufacturer. Apply butyl                         sealant tape to the top of the splice plate.

7.3.3    Fully engage hemmed 45° kick on front face of coping to kicked front leg of anchor plates. Pivot coping into position over each anchor plate. Hand crimp back of coping over ½” anchor plate kick to secure coping.

                        7.3.4    Leave ¼” joint between abutting ends at splice plates allowing for thermal expansion.

7.3.5    Finished installation shall be straight and true.


            8.1       Dispose of excess materials and remove debris from site.

            8.2       Clean work in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations.

8.3       Protect work against damage until final acceptance.  Replace or repair to the satisfaction of the Architect and Owner, any work that becomes damaged prior to final acceptance.

            8.4       Touch up minor scratches and abrasions.


 9.1      Issue a written guarantee to the Owner to maintain the roof and flashing in a watertight condition for a period of two years from the date of substantial completion.

            9.2       Issue a written 20-year guarantee from the manufacturer for the panel finish system.