Installing Adhesively Applied Acoustical Ceiling Tiles

Installing Adhesively Applied Acoustical Ceiling Tiles

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Installing Adhesively Applied Acoustical Ceiling Tiles

INSTALLING ADHESIVELY APPLIED ACOUSTICAL CEILING TILES

THOUGH THE INSTALLATION OF ADHESIVELY APPLIED ACOUSTICAL CEILING

TILES IN HISTORIC BUILDINGS IS NOT IN GENERAL CONFORMANCE WITH THE

SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR’S GUIDELINES, IT WAS A COMMON PRACTICE IN

A. This procedure includes guidance on installing acoustical

tile ceilings, adhered to a substrate such as concrete or

plaster. Such tiles were often retrofitted into existing

spaces before the advent of the suspended grid

acoustical tile ceilings, but are generally out of favor

at the present time.

B. This product, though generally not recommended has some

advantages over the suspended grid, especially in

spaces where detailing in the upper portion of the room

contributes to the character of the space and would

otherwise be obscured by a drop ceiling. Some advantages

include 1) minimal reduction in the ceiling height, and

2) retention of detailing such as ceiling cornices,

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).

1.02 REFERENCES

A. American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), 100

Barr Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428, (610) 832-9585

or FAX (610) 832-9555.

1.03 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

A. Performance Requirements:

1. Fire Performance Characteristics: Provide

acoustical ceilings that are identical to those

tested for the following fire performance

characteristics, per ASTM test method indicated

below, by UL or other testing and inspecting

organizations acceptable to authorities having

jurisdiction. Identify acoustical ceiling

B. Samples: Samples of each type of exposed finish

required, prepared on samples of each size indicated

2. Set of 12-inch-long samples of exposed moldings for

each color and system type required.

1.05 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. Qualifications:

1. Installer Qualifications: Engage and experienced

installer who has successfully completed acoustical

ceilings similar in material, design, and extend to

that indicated for project.

2. Single-Source Responsibility for Ceiling Units:

Obtain each type of acoustical ceiling unit from a

single source with resources to provide products of

consistent quality in appearance and physical

properties without delaying progress of the work.

1.06 DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING

A. Packing and Shipping: Deliver acoustical ceiling units

to project site in original, unopened packages and store

them in a fully enclosed space where they will be

protected against damage from moisture, direct sunlight,

surface contamination, and other causes.

B. Acceptance at Site: Handle acoustical ceiling units

carefully to avoid chipping edges or damaging units in

any way. Materials which have been damaged shall be

replaced with new at no additional cost.

C. Storage and Protection: Extra Materials: Deliver extra

materials to contracting officer. Furnish extra

materials described below that match products installed,

are packaged with protective covering for storage, and

are identified with appropriate labels.

1. Acoustical Ceiling Units: Furnish quantity of

full-size units equal to 2.0 percent of amount

installed.

1.07 PROJECT/SITE CONDITIONS

A. Environmental Requirements:

1. Space Enclosure: Do not install interior

acoustical ceilings until space is enclosed and

weatherproof, wet work in space is completed and

nominally dry, work above ceilings is complete, and

ambient conditions of temperature and humidity will

be continuously maintained at values near those

indicated for final occupancy.

2. Before installing acoustical ceiling units, permit


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