Installing Bronze Revolving Doors

Procedure code:
Federal Building/Uspo, Spokane, Wa - Gsa/Pbs
Doors and Windows
Revolving Entrance Doors
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    A.   This procedure includes guidance on installing a 4-wing
         manual bronze revolving door.

    B.   Revolving doors consist of complete units fabricated,
         assembled and tested for proper operation at the factory.
         Units include wings, enclosure, lights, weatherstripping,
         hardware (except lock cylinder), collapsing mechanism,
         speed control, and other components standard with

    C.   See 01100-07-S for general project guidelines to be
         reviewed along with this procedure.  These guidelines
         cover the following sections:

         1.   Safety Precautions

         2.   Historic Structures Precautions

         3.   Submittals

         4.   Quality Assurance

         5.   Delivery, Storage and Handling

         6.   Project/Site Conditions

         7.   Sequencing and Scheduling

         8.   General Protection (Surface and Surrounding)

         These guidelines should be reviewed prior to performing
         this procedure and should be followed, when applicable,
         along with recommendations from the Regional Historic
         Preservation Officer (RHPO).


A.   American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

    B.   American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI )

    C.   The Safety Glazing Certification Council (SGCC)

    D.  National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers (NAAMM)


    A.   Performance Requirements:  Provide assemblies that have
         been designed and fabricated to comply with performance
         requirements specified.  Each system shall be tested by
         a recognized testing laboratory or agency in accordance
         with specified test methods.
1. Air Infiltration:  Revolving door assemblies shall have an air infiltration rate of less than 11 cfm per linear foot of perimeter crack of operating panels when tested in accordance with requirements of ASTM E283.  For details see either   or


    A.   Product Data:  Submit manufacturer's product data,
         standard details, and installation recommendations for
         revolving doors, including the following:

         1.   Fabrication methods
         2.   Finishing

         3.   Hardware

         4.   Accessories and other components

    B.   Shop Drawings:  Submit shop drawings for fabrication and
         installation of revolving doors and associated
         components.  Indicate enclosures, speed control units,
         and other components not included in manufacturer's
         product data.  Include the following:

         1.   Elevations

         2.   Hardware

         3.   Anchors and reinforcements

         4.   Glazing details

    C.   Templates and Diagrams:  Furnish installation templates,
         diagrams, and other data to fabricators and installers of
         related work as necessary for coordination of the

    D.   Samples:  Submit samples of each required metal finish,
         on 12" long extrusions or 6" square sheet or plate.
         Where color and texture variations are anticipated,
         include 2 or more units in each set of samples to
         indicate range of such variations.

         1.   The RHPO reserves the right to require samples of
              typical fabricated sections, indicating joints,
              exposed fastenings, quality of workmanship, and
              finish, and including hardware and accessory items,
              before proceeding with fabrication.

    E.   Maintenance Instructions:  Submit manufacturer's
         maintenance and service instructions for adjustment,
         operation, and maintenance of revolving door units,
         including name, address, and telephone number of the
         nearest service representative.  Include instructions for
         maintenance of metal finishes.

    F.   Certification:  Provide certified test results showing
         that revolving door units have been tested by a
         recognized testing laboratory or agency and comply with
         specified performance characteristics.


    A.   Safety Glazing Standard:  Where safety glass is indicated
         or required by authorities having jurisdiction, provide
         the type of products indicated that comply with ANSI
         Z97.1 and testing requirements of 16 CFR Part 1201 for
         category II materials.

         1.   Subject to compliance with requirements, provide
              safety glass permanently marked with a
              certification label of Safety Glazing Certification
              Council (SGCC) or other certification agency
              acceptable to authorities having jurisdiction.

    B.   Single Source Responsibility:  Provide revolving doors
         produced by a single manufacturer capable of showing
         prior production of revolving door assemblies similar to
         those required.

    C.   Manufacturer's Qualifications:  Provide revolving doors
         produced by a single manufacturer with not less than 5
         years successful experience in fabrication of revolving
         doors of the type and quality required.

    D.   Installer's Qualifications:  Engage as installer an
         authorized representative of the manufacturer for both
         installation and maintenance of the type of revolving
         door units required.

         1.   Experience:  The installer shall have a minimum of
              3 years experience in installation and service of
              revolving door assemblies manufactured for the

         2.   Maintenance Proximity:  The installer shall
              maintain offices and repair or service facilities
              within 2 hours normal travel time from the project

    E.   Design Criteria:  Drawings indicate sizes, profiles, and
         dimensions required.  Minor deviations will be accepted
         in order to utilize manufacturer's standard products
         when, in the Contracting Officer's sole judgement, such
         deviations do not materially detract from the design
         concept or intended performance.

    F.   Design Criteria: To be determined by RHPO as acceptable
         and will not materially detract from the design concept
         or intended performance.

    G.   Emergency Exits:  Revolving doors serving as a required
         means of egress shall comply with requirements of
         authorities having jurisdiction.  Provide manufacturer's
         certification that doors comply with these requirements.


    A.   Acceptance at Site:  Deliver revolving doors and related
         components to the project in manufacturer's original,
         unopened protective packaging.  Use padded blankets or
         other approved protective wrapping for glass, decorative
         metal work and other exposed elements.

         1.   Do not deliver door units until work is ready for
              their installation.

         2.   Inspect components for damage upon delivery.
              Unless minor defects can be repaired to the
              Architect's satisfaction, remove and replace
              damaged components at no additional cost.

    B.   Storage and Protection:  

         1.   If temporary storage is necessary, store doors and
              related components inside the building in a dry
              protected area apart from construction traffic, in
              their original shipping containers with protective
              wrapping or packaging securely in place.

         2.   Protect finish surfaces from damage during handling
              and installation.


    A.   Field Measurements:  Where possible, field measure
         openings before fabrication to ensure proper fit of work;
         show measurements on final shop drawings.  Coordinate
         fabrication with construction progress to avoid delay.
         If necessary, proceed with fabrication without
         measurements, and coordinate tolerances to ensure proper


    A.   General:  Warranties shall be in addition to, and not a
         limitation of, other rights the Government may have under
         the Contract Documents.

    B.   Special Project Warranty:  Submit a written warranty,
         executed by the Contractor, Installer, and Manufacturer,
         agreeing to repair or replace components or entire units
         which fail in materials or workmanship within the
         specified warranty period.  Failures include, but are not
         necessarily limited to, structural failure including
         excessive deflection, excessive leakage or air
         infiltration, faulty operation of speed control operators
         and hardware, deterioration of metals, metal finishes,
         and other materials beyond normal weathering.  This
         warranty shall be in addition to and not a limitation of
         other rights the Government may have against the
         Contractor under the Contract Documents.

         1.   Warranty period for revolving door units shall be 3
              years after the date of substantial completion.



    A.   Revolving Door Manufacturers:

         1.   Crane Revolving Door Co., division of The Dorma Group

         2.   Horton Automatics

         3.   International Revolving Door Co.

         4.   C. J. Rush Industries,  division of Stanley Security Solutions

         5.   Sanwa Tajima Corporation

         6.   Tubelite Inc.

         OR an RHPO approved equivalent.

    A.   Bronze:  Comply with the following standards for forms
         and types of bronze required.  Alloys listed refer to
         standards of the Copper Development Association.

         1.   Extrusions:  Provide 38500 alloy, Architectural
              Bronze; comply with requirements of ASTM B455.

         2.   Sheet:  Provide 28000 alloy, Muntz Metal.

         3.   Roll-Formed Members:  Provide 28000 alloy; comply
              with requirements of ASTM B135.

         4.   Temper:  Provide bronze materials in standard
              commercial tempers and hardness required for
              fabrication, strength, and durability.

    B.   Steel Supports:  Provide manufacturer's standard, mild
         steel supports.

    C.   Anchorages and Fastenings:  Provide manufacturer's
         standard, concealed anchors and fasteners except where
         unavoidable for assembly of units and for application of

    D.   Glass and Glazing Materials:

         1.   Tempered Glass:  Provide tempered safety glass in
              wings, where indicated.  Tempered glass shall
              comply with requirements of ASTM C1048, kind FT
              (fully tempered), condition A (uncoated surfaces),
              type I (transparent) flat, class and thickness as

              a.   Wings:  Provide 1/4" thick Class 1 clear

         2.   Enclosure Walls:  Provide 5/16" thick, clear,
              single-bent, laminated glass.

    E.   Weatherstripping:  Provide heavy-duty, single-piece
         rubber and rubber-felt combinations.


    A.   Revolving Speed Control:  Provide mechanical speed
         regulator, allowing free rotation of wings up to a
         predetermined rate of speed, not exceeding 12 rpm.

    B.   Panic Collapsing Mechanism:  Manufacturer's standard
         device to permit collapsing and folding wings outward in
         emergency exit position, when pressure is applied to
         outer stile.

    C.   Hardware:  Provide manufacturer's standard push bars and
         surface-applied or mortised locks to receive cylinders,
         finished to match doors.

         1.   Lock cylinder is included in finish hardware

    D.   Ceiling Lights:  Provide manufacturer's standard ceiling
         lights, consisting of 2 recessed light fixtures within
         the revolving door enclosure ceiling, complete with lamps
         and translucent lens.

    E.   Movable Wings:  Provide manufacturer's standard overhead
         carriage, guide support track, pivot mechanism, and other
         components necessary to permit folded door wings to be
         easily moved to one side.


    A.   General:  Sizes of door and frame units, and profile
         requirements to be determined by Architect.  Variable
         dimensions are indicated with maximum and minimum
         dimensions required to achieve design requirements and
         coordination with other work.

    B.   Fabricate revolving door units to sizes and
         configurations indicated, with members closely fitted to
         hairline joints, reinforced and mechanically joined or
         welded.  Dress welds flush and finish to match adjacent

    C.   Dissimilar Metals:  Separate dissimilar metals with zinc
         chromate primer, bituminous paint, or other separator
         that will prevent corrosion.

    D.   Fasteners:  Conceal fasteners wherever possible.
         Countersink heads of exposed fasteners.

    E.   Finishes:

         1.   General:  Comply with NAAMM "Metal Finishes Manual"  for recommendations and designations of finishes, available at

2.   For Bronze Natural Satin Finish:  Provide M31-M34-06x (fine satin directional textured mechanical finish followed by hand rubbed directional textured mechanical finish, with clear organic coating specified below).

a.   Clear Organic Coating:  Provide an air-dried acrylic coating.  In the past, Incralac (a chemical compound developed by the International Copper Research Corporation) has been suggested, with a manufacturer���s specification of 1.0 mil minimum dry thickness or approved equal.  Incralac has a definite lifespan, and information on recoating may be found at



    A.   Install revolving doors in accordance with manufacturer's
         printed instructions and recommendations.

    B.   Cut and trim framing during installation only with
         approval of the manufacturer and in accordance with
         manufacturer's recommendations.

         1.   Restore finish and remove and replace members as
              directed where cutting and trimming has impaired
              strength or appearance.

         2.   Do not install members that are warped, bowed,
              deformed or otherwise damaged or defaced to such
              extent as to impair strength or appearance.  Remove
              and replace members as directed which have been
              damaged during installation.

    C.   Set units level, plumb, and true to line, with uniform
         hairline joints.  Support on metal shim and secure in
         place by bolting to clip angles and supports anchored to
         supporting structure.

    D.   Paint concealed contact surfaces of dissimilar materials,
         including metal in contact with masonry or concrete work,
         with a heavy coating of bituminous paint, or provide
         other separation as recommended by manufacturer.


    A.   Adjust doors to provide a tight fit at contact points and
         weatherstripping, for smooth operation and weathertight
         closure, and to operate smoothly with hardware and
         operators functioning properly.

         1.   Lubricate hardware and other moving parts.

    B.   Clean metal surfaces promptly after installation,
         exercising care to avoid damage to coatings.

    C.   Clean glass surfaces after installation.  Remove excess
         glazing and sealant compounds, dirt, and other


    A.   Institute protective measures required throughout the
         remainder of the construction period to ensure that
         revolving door units will be without damage or
         deterioration, other than normal weathering, at time of

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Last Reviewed 2015-01-23