Request for Proposal Fire Training Burn Building/Simulator



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Request for Proposal

Fire Training Burn Building/Simulator

Date: February 1, 2011
The Loveland Symmes Fire Department is requesting sealed proposals for the Design Build of a Fire Training/Burn Building. The attached specifications are submitted for your consideration.
Three (3) copies of the sealed proposals will be received at Loveland Symmes Fire Department 126 South Lebanon Road Loveland Ohio 45140 until March 2nd 2011 at 1600 hours. It is the responsibility of the responder to insure that their response is delivered prior to the due date and time. Any responses received after this time will not be considered and will be returned to respondent unopened. All responses must have the RFP number and title clearly marked on the envelope.
PRE-PROPOSAL QUESTIONS
Questions regarding the proposal shall be directed to Deputy Chief Josh Blum via email or phone conference. Email Address jblum@safety-center.org Phone 513-623-3897
Loveland Symmes Fire Department reserves the right to waive informalities and irregularities and to accept or reject any or all proposals.
Proposal documents will be emailed and may also be picked up at Loveland Symmes Fire Department 126 South Lebanon Road Loveland Ohio 45140. Only proposals from qualified and experienced contractors will be considered. Experienced contractors will be those that have completed similar projects.
Project Summary

The Loveland Symmes Fire Department desires to purchase a fire training simulator for the proposed training facility. Manufacturers and suppliers of the training simulator meeting or exceeding the levels of performance and safety as specified herein are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal.


The fire training simulator proposed shall meet or exceed the requirements of the specifications in this RFP. It is the intent of this RFP to engage a manufacturer, supplier, contractor with the technical expertise to develop a design/build facility meeting the fire training needs of our organization.
1.1 Scope of Project

The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department requests proposals aimed at construction of a fire training simulator at our emergency services training complex, located at:

227 East Loveland Avenue Loveland Ohio 45140

A site plan of the property is included in the appendices. The project is a “turn key” project, proposals shall include all work for completion of the facility as described within this Request for Proposals. The scope of work will consist of the following basic components:


1.1.1 Three-story Tower

This portion of the project includes a three-story enclosed stair tower with a variety of

door, window, and hatch openings. The tower will provide access points to the

structure and also serve rescue simulation needs. There shall also be an exterior stair serving all floors to roof.


1.1.2 Residential/Industrial Section

This section will support needs to train in residential and industrial style structures.

Special rooms in this structure will be equipped for continuous and repeated burning

of materials for fire training simulation. This area shall include a minimum of 1 area on the 1st floor capable of Class A burning and 2 areas on the 2nd floor Capable of Class A burning.


1.1.3 Annex

The annex section will adjoin the residential section to simulate garage fires and entry into structures. This entire area should be capable Class A burning.


1.1.4 Site work

All site work necessary for completion of this project shall be included. This site work includes soil borings, grading of the site, foundation design, excavation of the foundation, and installation of the foundation and apron around the simulator.


1.2 Point of Contact (POC)

All communications regarding this request for proposal, including final submission

of responses, should be directed to:

Josh Blum

Address

Phone


email

Additional information may be requested via the POC for refinement or clarification

of included requirements.

1.3 Definitions

1. The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department, located at: 126 South Lebanon Road Loveland Ohio 45140

2. Vendor, also Bidder – The business entity actively responding to this request.

Sub-contractors and equipment suppliers utilized by this respondent are not considered to be the Vendor or Bidder in this context, but rather agents thereof.

3. Emergency Services Training Complex – The series of buildings owned

and/or controlled by the Loveland Symmes Fire Department 227 East Loveland Avenue Loveland Ohio 45140




2.0 General Requirements

2.1 Timeline

The Loveland Symmes Fire Department will entertain submission of proposals to this request beginning

February 14th.

There will be no exceptions to this timeline.


2.2 Required Submissions

2.2.1 Document List

“The Proposal” should include a narrative response to the details of this request, and

any supporting documentation as warranted by each vendor’s response. In addition,

the following documents are considered part of “the proposal” and are to be included

at time of submission:

1. Installation Contract: Vendor must provide proposed contract terms for the installation and configuration portions of the proposal, including all equipment, supply, shipping, storage, and labor costs. If the vendor is awarded the bid, alterations to this contract may be required to satisfy purchasing regulations. In addition, the Loveland Symmes Fire Department may require proof of insurance and terms for a performance bond.

2. Narrative: Vendors must provide a narrative describing their approach to this project. The narrative must include, but not be limited to, the proposed methodology for design, submissions, and contract performance; experience in the field of design/build contracts for fire training facilities, and any exceptions or deviations from the base specifications. Proposed drawings and specifications must be submitted highlighting any deviations from the minimum standard set forth in the Request for Proposals.
2.2.2 Submission Format

1. All documents must arrive to the office of the POC in accordance with the Timeline.

2. Two (2) original copies of the proposal should be included in hard-copy format. One (1) electronic copy of the proposal should also be included; acceptable formats include CD/DVD-ROM, Secure Digital memory card, or USB jump drive. Standard file formats should be used including Microsoft Office, JPG/GIF images, and/or Adobe PDF.

3. No other formats for submission will be accepted, including but not limited to

Fax or Email.

4. The detail specification outlines more explicit instructions for drawings and

material samples; the detail specifications should be followed where indicated.
2.3 Bid Evaluation

Responses to the request will be evaluated by the POC and his designated staff

members. This evaluation will be based at a minimum on the following criteria:

1. Commitment for expedient delivery and installation.

2. Commitment to the general conditions contained herein, including warranty.

3. Completeness of the proposal, e.g. the degree which it responds to all

requirements and requests for information contained herein.

4. Installation and delivery schedule.

5. Contractor’s demonstrated capabilities and qualifications.
2.4 Contents of Proposal

Some items in this request have been specified by brand name or model number.

These have been carefully selected because of their reliability and availability for

replacement locally. In order to be most responsive, items named, or an item “equal

to” the particular item specified by brand name or model, should be contained in the

bid proposal. It is the bidder’s responsibility to prove to the Purchaser that an item

bid as “equal to” a particular specified item, is truly of equal quality, design, and

function as the specified item. The Purchaser maintains the right to make a final

decision as to the acceptability of an item bid as “equal to” a particular specified item.

For each item in the Detailed Specification section, vendor’s response should include

an item-by-item YES or NO notation as to whether or not the requirement of the

specification has been included in the overall package.


2.5 Contract Award

The Purchaser reserves the right to reject any or all bids in the best interest of the

Loveland Symmes Fire Department. The Purchaser also reserves the right to waive any informalities, irregularities and technicalities in procedure. The Purchaser reserves the right, before awarding the contract, to require a bidder to submit evidence of his qualifications as may be deemed necessary. Documentation which may be required is financial soundness, technical competency, and other pertinent qualifications of a bidder, including past performance (experience) with the Purchaser. Upon award of contract, the sales contract will be between the Purchaser and the Vendor. Contracts between the Purchaser and a sales representative, dealer, distributor, or agent of the manufacturer will not be acceptable.
2.6 Prices and Payments

The bid price will be F.O.B. Destination, on an installed and accepted basis at the

Emergency Services Training Complex. Total price on bidder’s proposal sheet must include all items listed in these specifications. Listing any items contained in the specification as an extra cost item, unless specifically requested to do so in these specifications, will automatically be

cause for rejection. Bidder will compute pricing less federal and state taxes. The Loveland Symmes Fire Department will only remit payment upon successful and complete execution of the accepted contract(s). Evaluation of “successful” and “complete” are determinations reserved to the Loveland Symmes Fire Department.


2.7 Warranty

Vendor must warrant all equipment and related installation, to the satisfaction of the

Loveland Symmes Fire Department, for a period not less than one calendar year from the recorded date of final contract execution. Warranty shall include but not be limited to any and all replacement parts, equipment, infrastructure, and installation/repair labor. Additional warranty requirements for specific components are outlined in the detail section.

2.8 Technical Information

Bidder will furnish free of charge, upon request, technical information, graphs, charts, photographs, engineering diagrams, instruction guides, samples, or other documentation as requested to show that the equipment offered fully complies with these specifications.


Appendix A

1.0 Definition



      1. This simulator shall be used to provide training for firefighters in a controlled simulated environment, which is commensurate with actual fire conditions. These specifications shall be used in conjunction with the drawings for dimensions, features, and exact configuration of the training structure.

    1. References

      1. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

        1. NFPA 1402 – Guide to Building Fire Training Centers

        2. NFPA 1403 – Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions

      2. American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

      3. AWS D1.1 – Structural Welding Code – Steel

      4. American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Manual of Steel Construction, latest edition

      5. Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHA)

        1. 29 CFR 1910.23 – Guarding Wall and Floor Openings

        2. 29 CFR 1910.24 – Fixed Industrial Stairs

        3. 29 CFR 1910.27 – Fixed Ladders

      6. Steel Deck Institute (SDI), SDI 30 - Design Manual for Composite Decks, Form Decks, Roof Decks; Steel Deck Institute, Inc.

    2. Design Requirements

      1. Structural Requirements

        1. Provide metal building system capable of withstanding the effects of gravity loads and the following loads & stresses within the limits and under conditions indicated.

Ohio Basic Building Code will be the Building Code

          1. Live Loads:

            1. Floor: 100 PSF

            2. Attic: 100 PSF

            3. Flat Roof: 100 PSF

            4. Sloped/Gabled Roof: 100 PSF



          1. Deflection Limits: Engineer primary & secondary framing components, floor systems, and wall assemblies to withstand design loads with deflections no greater than 1/240 of the span.

          2. Exterior Wall Panel System:

            1. The building shall be capable of supporting a 1500 pound point load at any point on the exterior wall of the structure.

          3. Handrails and Guardrails:

            1. Uniform load of 50 lb/ft applied in any direction

            2. Concentrated load of 200 lbs applied in any direction

            3. Uniform and concentrated loads need not be assumed to act concurrently.

      1. Code Requirements

        1. Structural design shall comply with the Ohio Building Code.

        2. Safety design shall comply with applicable OSHA requirements.

        3. Training shall comply with applicable NFPA 1403 requirements.

        4. Due to the nature of the intended use, egress and fire code requirements are not expected to satisfy the code criteria for buildings intended to accommodate public occupancy.

          1. Local codes may require the simulator to have a variance due to the intended use and features unique to its application.

          2. It is the responsibility of the owner or owner’s representative to determine the proper procedures and variances for their location and obtain the necessary variances or requirements.

    1. Submittals

      1. Shop Drawings

        1. Submit steel building drawings showing structural panel layouts, structural frame layouts, joist layouts, locations of openings, building attachment details, and other details as may be required for a weather-tight installation.

          1. Furnish 3 sets of steel building shop drawings bearing the stamp and signature of a professional engineer registered in Ohio.

        2. Submit miscellaneous metal drawings showing stairs, railing, ladders, window closures, and any other shop fabricated items.

          1. Show member sizes, weld symbols, and attachment details.

          2. Furnish 3 sets of shop drawings with a letter of structural conformance bearing the stamp and signature of a professional engineer registered in Ohio.

        3. Submit foundation design drawings showing dimensions and anchor bolts for a complete foundation bearing the stamp and signature of a professional engineer registered in Ohio.

      2. Calculations

        1. Furnish 3 sets of steel building calculations bearing the stamp and signature of a professional engineer registered in Ohio.

      3. Burn Room Liner

        1. Submit 3 sets of cut sheet information on the burn room liner.

        2. Submit 3 sets of MSDS reports on all applicable materials to be used as burn room liner.

        3. Submit 3 2”x2” samples of burn room liner material.

        4. Submit 3 sets of burn room layout drawings including ceiling layouts, wall layouts, and any necessary details.

      4. Doors, Frames, and Hardware

        1. Submit 3 sets of cut sheet information on all applicable door, frame, and hardware information.

      5. Miscellaneous Submittals

        1. Submit 3 sets of cut sheet information on all applicable additional materials including rappelling anchors, shutter slam latches and handles, temperature sensing and indicating system, shingles, felt, plywood, color charts, and any other materials included as options.

    2. Quality Assurance

      1. Supplier shall have a minimum of 10 years experience in the design, engineering, and fabrication of fire training simulators and must offer these turn-key services to complete this section of work.

      2. Erector shall be qualified by the supplier and have a minimum of 5 years experience installing pre-engineered metal building projects and a minimum of 5 completed projects of similar size and scope.

    3. Delivery, Storage, and Handling

      1. All components and accessories necessary for the assembly of the simulator including interior stairs, decks, and insulating material for burn rooms shall arrive at the project site by over-the-road trailer. Other small items including, fasteners, instruments, and instrumentation shall be delivered separately.

      2. Store all building components according to building storage instructions above ground, separated, and protected from exposure to the elements & from physical damage caused by other activities.

      3. During storage, space surfaces of materials to permit free circulation of air.

      4. Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer’s absolute limits.

    4. Warranty

      1. Supplier shall provide a one (1) year warranty from the date of Substantial Completion warranting all components to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service.

      2. Supplier shall provide a five (5) year extended materials and workmanship warranty from the date of structure delivery warranting all components included in the “Steel Building System” to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service.

      3. Suppler shall provide a twenty (20) year extended life warranty from the date of structure delivery warranting all wall and roof panel paint finishes.

      4. Supplier shall provide a five (5) year extended life warranty from the date of Substantial Completion on the Super Padgenite liner.

  1. PRODUCTS

    1. Suppliers

        1. As approved per Owner/Architect.

        2. Include full set of drawings with submittal prior to bid.

        3. Include cut sheets and/or samples of all products included in the package including but not limited to doors, door frames, hardware, shutters, burn room liner, and paint prior to bid.

        4. Provide an itemized list, specifically referencing each item of this specification section where the proposed substitution deviates from the specified product.



    1. Materials

        1. Conform to applicable ASTM specifications.

        2. Galvanize all structural and non-structural materials used, less than ¼” in thickness, whether or not exposed to the elements.

    2. Fasteners

      1. Provide pre-drilled/pre-punched holes prior to painting/galvanizing for bolted attachment of material during erection.

      2. Field bolt wall panel system with 3/8” electro-galvanized, powder coated bolts at 6” on center.

      3. Furnish wall panel system fasteners with a nylon washer to complete the weather-tight seal.

      4. Provide fasteners of sufficient strength to support connected members and loads, and to develop full strength of parts fastened or connected.

      5. Anchor bolts shall meet the diameter specified on the anchor bolt plan.

        1. Anchor bolts are not included in this section.

    3. Shop Finish Painting/Coating

      1. Clean, prepare surfaces and shop prime structural steel except where members are zinc or aluminum-zinc alloy coated, or are to be incased in concrete.

      2. Paint system for roof panel and wall panel steel exposed to the exterior. Factory electrostatic-applied polyester powder coating in accordance with manufacturer’s standard procedures. Minimum dry film thickness 1.5 mils. Color to be from manufacturer’s thirteen (13) standard colors.

      3. Paint system for corner steel trim exposed to the exterior. Factory electrostatic-applied polyester powder coating in accordance with manufacturer’s standard procedures. Minimum dry film thickness 1.5 mils. Color to be from manufacturer’s thirteen (13) standard colors.

      4. Paint system for flat roof and gabled roof steel trim exposed to the exterior. Factory electrostatic-applied polyester powder coating in accordance with manufacturer’s standard procedures. Minimum dry film thickness 1.5 mils. Color to be from manufacturer’s thirteen (13) standard colors.

      5. Paint system for all window shutters, headers, jambs, and sills exposed to the exterior. Factory electrostatic-applied polyester powder coating in accordance with manufacturer’s standard procedures. Minimum dry film thickness 1.5 mils. Color to be from manufacturer’s thirteen (13) standard colors.

      6. Paint system for all protective ladder panels exposed to the exterior. Factory electrostatic-applied polyester powder coating in accordance with manufacturer’s standard procedures. Minimum dry film thickness 1.5 mils. Color to be from manufacturer’s thirteen (13) standard colors.

      7. Paint system for all doors and door frames. Factory metal finishing enamel catalyzed at an 8 to 1 ratio with hardener in accordance with manufacturer’s standard procedures. Minimum dry film thickness 1.2 mils. Color to be from manufacturer’s thirteen (13) standard colors.

      8. Shop finish for all stair stringers, stair rails, guardrail, bar grate treads, bar grate roof surfaces, steel balconies, steel landings, ladders, and rappelling anchors. Steel shall be hot-dipped galvanized to conform to ASTM A123 after drilling, punching, cutting, bending and welding.

      9. Shop finish for all other miscellaneous items including but not limited to access hatches, studs, sheeting, hat channels, and decking. Steel shall be galvanized to conform to ASTM A123.

      10. Factory finish for roof hatches. Roof hatches shall be provided with factory prime paint.

      11. Factory treatment of burn room liner. Burn room liner shall be pre-treated with a two (2) part chemical system to be water resistant/repellent.

    4. Standard Fire Fighting Simulator System

      1. Weather Sealing

        1. The footing channel for the building shall be placed over two sponge rubber strips, which shall seal the footing channel to the concrete foundation.

        2. All exterior wall panels and vertical seams, which are metal-to-metal laps, shall be sealed with a continuous strip of sealer. The sealer shall not run, separate, or deteriorate with age.

        3. All sealer shall be applied according to assembly drawings to form a weather tight structure.

        4. The structural panel walls and structural panel roof system shall be weather tight upon completion.

      2. Roof Systems

        1. Structural Roof System

          1. The flat roof structure shall be a structural single panel roof system and shall consist of all metal panels, which are prefabricated, marked, and ready for assembly. The roof shall be constructed of not less than 13-gauge galvanized steel, roll formed into 7 1/2" deep compound corrugations, sealed with approved sealer, and connected together with 3/8" diameter bolts, spaced not more than 6" apart for a weather tight seal, which forms a continuous draining system. Splices shall be completely capable of developing the entire bending moment capability of the panel.

        2. Parapet Roof System

          1. Flat roof surfaces designated as a parapet roof shall be a concrete working deck. The decks shall be a composite metal deck designed for concrete fill. The deck shall be supported on 14-gauge minimum structural “C’s” placed 12” on center. The deck gauge shall be as designated by the deck manufacturer, G60 galvanized, to achieve the design loads. A minimum of 4” of concrete shall be installed over the deck to provide a smooth working surface. The concrete shall be reinforced with chopped strands of fiberglass to form a matrix to reinforce the concrete and protect from shrinkage and temperature cracking. The concrete shall be pitched toward roof scuppers though the parapet walls. The concrete mix design and installation is not covered in this section.

        3. Gabled Roof System

          1. Gabled roof structures shall be constructed utilizing structural steel trusses, structural plywood deck, and composition shingle roof covering. The composition shingles shall be 25-year single tab seal down as manufactured by Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp., Tamko Roofing Products, Inc., Certain-Teed Corp., or similar quality shingles. The granular surface shall meet OSHA requirements for slip resistance. The deck shall be minimum ¾” nominal T & G plywood with exterior glued laminates. 15 lb. felt underlayment shall be installed on the deck. Roof chop-outs shall be replaceable and flush with roof to prevent a tripping hazard. Roof shall have minimum18-gauge painted fascia and soffit trim.

      3. Wall Systems

        1. The structural steel panel shall be G90 hot-dipped galvanized, painted one side, steel, and conforming to the appropriate ASTM specification. The panels shall be roll formed from flat steel and shall have a minimum corrugation depth of 4 1/2". Panels shall be joined at their seams, which shall lap a minimum of 1/2", and shall be held together with 3/8" bolts spaced not more than 6" center-to-center. All connection holes in the panels shall be pre-punched prior to painting. Self-tapping fasteners are not acceptable. The vertical seams shall be sealed with a sealer. The wall panels of the building shall have sufficient shear resisting capabilities to give the building structural stability when vertical and horizontal loads are applied.

        2. Framing for load bearing walls shall be a minimum of 12-gauge, hot-dipped, G90 galvanized “C’s” placed 3’-5” center-to-center or 3”x 4”x 1/4” prime painted structural tubing. All mounting plates at the bottom of each vertical shall be attached to the building foundation using the foundation anchor bolts.

        3. Framing for interior non-load bearing walls shall be framed with 4 1/2”, 18-gauge minimum, galvanized studs spaced a minimum of 24” on center. The face of the wall shall be minimum 18-gauge galvanized sheeting on both faces of wall to conceal stud framing.

      4. Floor Systems

        1. Floor shall be supported on structural “C’s” placed 12” on center. The “C’s” shall be a minimum of 14-gauge or heavier as designed by the building engineer. “C’s” shall be a minimum of 10” in depth nominally and G90 hot-dipped galvanized. There shall be weeps in the bottom of the “C’s” for drainage of water. Headroom shall not be reduced with the use of structural beams and shall have a minimum floor to ceiling height of 8’-9” across the entire floor area.

          1. All floor surfaces shall be a concrete working deck. The decks shall be a composite metal deck designed for concrete fill. The deck shall be supported on 14-gauge minimum structural “C’s” placed 12” on center. The deck gauge shall be as designated by the deck manufacturer, G60 galvanized, to achieve the design loads. A minimum of 4” of concrete shall be installed over the deck to provide a smooth working surface. The concrete shall be reinforced with chopped strands of fiberglass to form a matrix to reinforce the concrete and protect from shrinkage and temperature cracking. The concrete shall be pitched toward doors and exterior walls. The concrete mix design and installation is not covered in this section.

      5. Access Openings

        1. Steel Doors

          1. Materials

            1. Sheets are to be made of commercial quality 18 gauge hot dipped zinc coated steel that complies with ASTM A924 A60.

            2. Vertical edges will join the face sheets by a continuous weld extending the full height of the door. Welds are to be ground, filled to make them invisible and provide a smooth flush surface.

            3. Hinge reinforcement to be not less than 7 gauge (3/16”) plate 1-1/4” X 9”.

            4. Reinforce tops and bottoms of all doors with a continuous steel channel not less than 16 gauge, extending the full width of the door and welded to the face sheet. Doors with an inverted top channel shall have a steel closure channel screwed or welded in place so the web of the channel is flush with the top of the face sheets of the door. Plastic fillers are NOT acceptable. Seams around the perimeter of the top channel shall be caulked water tight with a paintable urethane caulk.

            5. Door Cores

              1. Insulated doors to have 20 gauge vertical steel stiffeners spanning the full thickness of the interior space between door faces. Stiffeners are spaced not more than 6” a part, and attached by spot welds spaced not more than 5” on centers. Spaces between stiffeners are to be filled with fiberglass insulation (Min. density 0.8#/cubic ft.)

        2. Steel Door Frames

          1. Materials

            1. To be 16 gauge hot dipped zinc coated steel that complies with ASTM designations A924 A60.

            2. All frames to be knock-down type and are to be assembled so that the face miter seam is “closed and tight”.

            3. Hinge reinforcement to be not less than 7 gauge (3/16”) plate 1-1/4” X 9”.

            4. Anchors shall be tube and strap type. Vertical jambs shall be punched and dimpled to receive three 3/8” flat head machine screws (six per frame) of suitable length to accommodate the jamb profile and wall construction. Machine screws shall be fastened with 3/8” locking nuts to prevent jambs from working loose.

            5. Each framed opening shall be provided with drip lip header.

        3. Door Hardware

          1. Stainless steel, ball bearing door hinges conform to ANSI A5111

          2. Locksets conform to ANSI A156.2 Series 4000, Grade 2

            1. All locksets shall be keyed alike.

          3. Passage latches conform to ANSI A156.2 Series 4000, Grade 2

          4. Strikes conform to ANSI A156.2

          5. Dual adjustable ball catches conform to ANSI A156.2 B23013

          6. 4 ½” door pulls conform to ANSI A156.2

          7. Auxiliary Springs conform to ANSI K87454

          8. High-temperature door sweep supplied on all doors except control room doors and elevator shaft doors, if any, that do not rest on a stem wall.

        4. Window Shutters

          1. All framed window openings shall receive 12-gauge hot-dipped galvanized coated steel, single leaf closure.

          2. Window closures shall be constructed with a recessed lip perimeter and welded construction. The windows shall be designed to provide an overlap to the interior or exterior to minimize outside light.

          3. All shutters shall have an operating lever latch with handles on the inside and outside of the shutter. All shutters accessible from the ground shall have a key lock lever and shall be keyed alike.

          4. All burn room shutters shall have 1” of Padgenite material and mounting channels in addition to the standard shutter including the operating lever latch.

          5. Continuous stainless steel hinges shall be welded to the shutters and field-drilled for mounting.

          6. Each framed opening shall be provided with drip lip header.

      6. Stair Systems

        1. Stringers shall be 1 ½” wide channel, minimum MC10x8.4. Drill all required holes prior to hot-dip galvanizing.

        2. Stair top rails and midrails shall be minimum 1 ½”x 1 ½”x 11 gauge square tubing. Distance between rails shall be a maximum of 12”. Rails shall be a three-line design and shall be a completely welded assembly welded to the posts with all welds ground smooth, prior to hot-dip galvanizing.

        3. Stair end posts and intermediate posts shall be minimum 1 ½”x 1 ½”x 1/4” structural square tubing. Posts shall be a completely welded assembly welded to the stair stringer and rails with all welds ground smooth, prior to hot-dip galvanizing.

        4. Stair treads shall be constructed of 19W-4, 1” x 3/16” bar grate, hot-dipped galvanized steel with checker plate nosing. Intermediate stair landings, where used, are to be identical to stair treads in design. The stair treads shall be bolted to the stringer to allow for ease of replacement of damaged treads.

      7. Rail Systems

        1. Top edge height of top rails shall be 42” plus or minus 3” above the walking/working level.

        2. Top rails and midrails shall be minimum 1 ½”x 1 ½”x 11 gauge square tubing. Distance between rails shall be a maximum of 12”. Rails shall be a three-line design and shall be a completely welded assembly welded to the posts with all welds ground smooth, prior to hot-dip galvanizing.

        3. End posts and intermediate posts shall be minimum 1 ½”x 1 ½”x ¼” structural square tubing. Posts shall be a completely welded assembly welded to the toe board and rails with all welds ground smooth, prior to hot-dip galvanizing.

        4. Toe board and kick plates shall be structural steel angle 4” x 6” x ¼” welded to the railings prior to hot-dip galvanizing and bolted through the deck and structural “C’s.”

      8. Burn Room Lining System

        1. High temperature insulating panels and attachment materials shall be provided for the interior walls, ceiling, doors, and windows of the burn rooms as specified.

        2. Panels in burn rooms shall be supported by a system of 18-gauge galvanized mounting channels mounted both horizontally and vertically and fastened to the building steel wall verticals using proper Tek screws. The horizontal mounting channels shall be 48” center-to-center and the vertical mounting channels shall be 24 inches center-to-center. Mounting channels shall be a nominal 6” in width and 1” in depth.

        3. Panels shall be pre-cut to size and shall be 1" thick. Panels shall be pre-treated with a two part chemical system to be water resistant/repellent. Panels shall allow for live fires in temperature ranges of 1200 to 2000 degree F maximum depending on type of panel specified. Seams and joints shall be backed with 1” thick battens of similar material. Panels shall be fastened by 3” Tek screws with ¼” x 1 ¼” washers through oversized 5/16”diameter field drilled holes, six per 2’ x 4’ panel. Use of “speed clips,” insulating clips or building insulation washers is prohibited. Panels shall be installed with a ½” gap between panels and the panel perimeter shall be screwed to the channels. Fasteners shall be left with the washers being able to be turned with moderate pressure on the board.

        4. Super Padgenite insulating panels and accessories shall be capable of protecting the wall and ceiling surfaces of masonry, concrete or steel room, inclusive of windows, closures and doors from damage due to enclosed fires. Insulating materials shall be a minimum of: 1" thick, 65 PCF density, 1400 psi flex strength, possess a “K” factor of 1.92 or less at a mean temperature of 800 degrees F., and be capable of continuous service at temperature ranges to 2000 degrees F. The insulating panel shall be heat treated with the final treatment stage being at 1800 degrees F. System shall withstand repeated exposure to heat and the application of water to heated surfaces without the breakdown of insulating properties. Insulating materials shall not require “drying out’ periods following the application of water nor be subject to “spalling” due to heat/moisture conditions. There shall be no restrictions placed upon use due to atmospheric conditions or ambient temperatures. There shall be no restrictions imposed upon the nature of the Class A fuel source, the fire location within neither the room nor any requirement of “special” precautions prior to ignition. A full set of installation drawings shall be prepared by the panel supplier and submitted for approval, which clearly shows the panel layout, sub-framing system and attachment layout. Materials proposed as equal to the “Super Padgenite” panels shall be approved seven (7) days prior to bid due date. The contractor shall provide a sample of the material, written specifications, engineered drawings showing a typical installation with hardware and sub-framing system clearly shown, and a MSDS.

        5. Accessories shall be furnished and installed for temperature sensing and indicating system and shall include two thermocouples for each burn room with high temperature wire to a pyrometer. A weatherproof box shall be mounted to building. One portable, recordable pyrometer for temperature monitoring (ranges of -199 to +1999 degree F with, LED display with battery power), a minimum of ten receptacles with male plugs, and a selector switch for ten circuit monitoring shall be included. Thermocouples shall be mounted at two different elevations within the burn rooms with wire from each run to box location. Boxes shall be mounted per the direction of the owner.

        6. Complete layout drawings shall show all elevations, views, and details the location of the mounting channels, battens, and cut pieces of panels.

    5. Building Description

The simulator consists of a structure which has out to out dimensions of approximately 22’ wide x 52’ long overall with varying roof heights. The simulator will have three sections; a 3-story tower, a 2-story residential/industrial section, and a one-story annex section. Each section will be outlined in this specification and the sections are referred to as Sections A, B, and C. Section A is connected to section B and section C is connected to the opposite side of section B from section A. Each of these sections is outlined below.


        1. Section A will be a three-story tower approximately 22’ W x 12’ L x 34'-0" H.

          1. Two (2) interior floors (2nd, 3rd)

          2. One (1) flat roof with parapet roof guard system

          3. Two (2) 3’-0” chain gates, one (1) on each 12’ face of the tower

          4. Four (4) rappelling anchors on the roof

          5. One (1) 2'-6" x 3'-0" roof hatch

          6. One (1) vertical ladder from the 3rd floor up to the roof hatch

          7. One (1) three-story interior stair with welded stair railing

          8. Three (3) 3' x 7’ exterior door with hollow metal door frame and hardware

          9. Three (3) 3’ x 4’ window openings with latching shutters

          10. One (1) 3’ x 4’ access hatch to residential attic

          11. One (1) Three-story exterior stair with welded stair railing

        2. Section B will be a two-story residential/industrial section approximately 22’" W x 25’ L x 24’-0” H.

          1. One (1) gable roof, 5/12 and 9/12 un-equal pitch with perimeter welded guardrail

          2. Two (2) 8’-0” chain gates, one (1) on each 24’-9” face of the residential/industrial gabled roof

          3. Two (2) chop outs on gabled roof, one (1) 48” x 48” chop out and one (1) 48” x 96” chop out

          4. One (1) attic space provided between the gabled roof and the second floor

          5. One (1) 3' x 3' framed window opening with latching shutter at exterior gabled end of the attic

          6. Six (6) 3' x 4' framed window openings with latching shutters

          7. One (1) 6' x 4' double window with latching shutters

          8. One (1) 6' x 7' exterior door with hollow metal frame and hardware

          9. One (1) 3' x 7' exterior door with hollow metal frame and hardware

          10. Three (3) 3' x 7' interior burn room doors with hollow metal frames and hardware

          11. Two (3) 12’ x 12’ burn rooms protected with a Super Padgenite liner system

        3. Section C will be a one-story annex approximately 22’" W x 15’" L x 10'-0" H.

          1. Two (2) 3' x 4' framed window openings with latching shutters

          2. One (1) 3' x 7' exterior burn room door with hollow metal frame and hardware

          3. Entire room shall be protected with a Super Padgenite liner system

        4. Additional items Options listed seperately

          1. One (1) Forcible entry prop

          2. Four (4) Standard maze panels

          3. One (1) Three-story standpipe

Concrete Pad

There shall be a concrete pad extending 20 feet from the building in all directions. This pad shall be capable of supporting the purchaser’s heaviest apparatus.













  1. EXECUTION

    1. Examination

      1. Verify that concrete work has cured a minimum of 14 days. Verify that anchor bolts are at the proper spacing and protrude the proper amount above the concrete. Report any variances to the owner’s representative prior to proceeding with erection.

        1. Concrete stem wall elevation must be within tolerance of +/- ¼”.

        2. Anchor bolts placement must be within tolerance of +/- 1/8”.

    2. Installation

      1. Comply with the respective manufacturer’s recommendations for preparation of building components.

      2. Comply with respective manufacturer’s instructions and approved shop drawings.

    3. Adjusting and Cleaning

      1. Repair or replace damaged components.

      2. Contractor shall properly maintain the site, collect all waste material, place all debris and waste in containers and remove from the site.

Appendix B

SECTION 03050 – NORMAL WEIGHT CONCRETE

PART 1 – GENERAL

    1. SUMMARY

  1. This section includes the following:

    1. Formwork, reinforcement, accessories, normal weight concrete, finishing, curing and sealing.

    1. SUBMITTALS

  1. Product Data: Submit manufacturer’s technical product data and installation instructions for each curing compound, sealing compound, admixture and anchors.

    1. Include proposed mix design.

PART 2 – PRODUCTS

2.1 FORM MATERIALS AND ACCESSORIES



  1. Plywood: As necessary, provide PS-1, A-C Grade Douglas Fir species, sound undamaged sheets with clean true edges.

  2. Form Release Agent: Colorless mineral oil which will not stain concrete (or impair natural bonding characteristics of coating intended for use on concrete).

  3. Slab Edge Joint Filler: Provide ASTM D1751, Premolded ashpaltic board, 1/2” thick.

    1. CONCRETE MATERIALS

  1. Cement: ASTM C150, Normal – Type I

  2. Fine Aggregate: Clean natural sand or manufactured sand. Normal weight, Conform to ASTM C33

  3. Coarse Aggregate: 3/4” max aggregate size, clean crushed stone or processed gravel. Normal weight, not containing organic material. Conform to ASTM C33.

  4. Pozzolan, Fly Ash, Slag: Use of Fly Ash, calcined natural Pozzolan, or ground granulated blast furnace Slag in concrete is subject to the approval of the engineer.

  5. Water: Potable

  6. Air Entrainment: ASTM C260, required where flatwork may be exposed to freezing temperatures and all exterior concrete above ground.

  7. Water Reducing Admixtures: ASTM C494, Type A

  8. Fiber Reinforcing: 100% virgin polypropylene by Fibermesh or equivalent (allowable use is subject to discretion and approval by engineer).

2.3 CONCRETE MIX PROPORTIONS

  1. Mix and deliver concrete in accordance with ASTM C94.

  2. Compressive strength: 2,800 psi in 3 days, 4,000 psi at 28 days

  3. Density: 145 to 150 pounds per cubic foot.

  4. Cement: 550 lbs minimum

  5. Pozzolan, Fly Ash, Slag: Not required, however contractor may propose using Pozzolan, Fly ash or Slag, in quantities up to 15% of the total cementitious material and subject to approval of engineer.

  6. Water: Maximum water to cementitious materials ratio = .500

  7. Air Entrainment: 5 to 7 percent where concrete flatwork may be exposed to freezing temperatures.

  8. Fiber Reinforcing Dosage: 1.5 pounds per cubic yard of concrete minimum (allowable use is subject to discretion and approval by engineer).

  9. Slump: Not to Exceed 4 ½“




    1. COMPOUNDS HARDENERS AND SEALERS




  1. Curing Compound: ASTM C309 minimum 18% solids and non-yellowing, or ASTM C1315 minimum 25% solids and non-yellowing.

  2. Chemical Scaler: Liquid type, penetrative reactive silicate solution; “Intra-Seal” manufactured by Conspec or equivalent.

  3. Bonding Agent: Polymer resin emulsion or latex emulsion.


PART 3 EXECUTION

3.1 Formwork Erection:



  1. Erect formwork, shoring and bracing to achieve design requirements.

3.2 INSERTS, EMBEDDED COMPONENTS AND OPENINGS

  1. Provide formed openings where required for work to be embedded in and passing through concrete members.

  2. Coordinate work of other sections in forming and setting openings, slots, recesses, chases, sleeves, bolts, anchors and other inserts.

  3. Install concrete accessories straight level and plumb.

  4. Place joint filler at perimeter of penetrations.

  5. Install void forms in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. Protect forms from moisture before concrete placement and from crushing during concreting.

3.3 PLACING CONCRETE

  1. Prepare against previously placed concrete by cleaning with steel brush and applying bonding agent. Apply bonding agent in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.

  2. Place concrete continuously between predetermined expansion, control, and construction joints. Do not break or interrupt successive pours such that cold joints occur.

3.4 FORM REMOVAL

A. Remove formwork progressively and in accordance with code requirements.



3. FLOOR FINISHING

  1. Finish concrete floor surfaces in accordance with ACI 301.

  2. Uniformly spread, screed and float concrete.

  3. Steel trowel or light broom finish surfaces per owner’s preference.

  4. Maintain surface slope, minimum of 1/8” per foot towards exterior stem wall scuppers and door openings.

  5. In areas with floor drains, maintain floor level at walls, and slope surfaces uniformly to drains.

  6. Apply concrete sealer on floor surfaces. Apply in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.

3.6 CURING

  1. Apply curing compound on floor surfaces in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. Place absorptive matting and dampen as required. Coordinate selection of curing compound with sealer/compound to maintain compatibility.

  2. Immediately after placement, protect concrete from premature drying.

  3. Maintain concrete with minimal moisture loss at relatively constant temperature for period necessary for hydration of cement and hardening of concrete.

3.7 FIELD QUALITY CONTROL

  1. Three (3) Concrete Test Cylinders: Taken for every 75 or less cubic yards each class of concrete placed, but in no case less than 3 cylinders shall be taken.

  2. One (1) Additional Test Cylinder: Taken during cold weather concreting, and be cured on jobsite under same conditions as concrete represents.

3.8 DEFECTIVE CONCRETE

  1. Modify or replace concrete not conforming to required lines, details and elevations, as directed by engineer.



Area to be developed with training facility.


Loveland Symmes Fire Department Request for Proposals



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