1. Jobsite Equipment
1.1. Equipment selected for installation of any insulated panel or construction material should be of adequate size to provide safe handling of material and crew. This includes not only the physical dimension of the equipment but all load ratings and specific use should be considered.
1.2. .Whenever possible any lifting of heavy material should be performed using mechanical equipment rather than manual labor.
1.3. .All scissor-lifts, telescoping lifts, telahandlers and fork lifts must be inspected daily for safety and mechanical operation.
1.4. All equipment such as scissor lifts, telescoping lifts, telehandlers and fork lifts must be operated by trained, experienced personnel who are currently licensed to operate that same said equipment.
1.5. Appropriate safety equipment must be utilized during any lifting operation including safety harnesses with lanyards, seat belts (where applicable), hard hats, safety glasses, back braces (when appropriate) and proper footwear.
1.6. Equipment should always be positioned in the safest way possible. Equipment used for lifting should generally be positioned perpendicular to work rather than parallel, to greater insure stability. Equipment specifically designed to operate in a parallel position may be used, providing appropriate load ratings have been considered.
4.1. Select base angle or base channel to be used.
4.2. Apply butyl sealant to bottom (horizontal leg of base angle or bottom of channel respectively)
4.3. Place angle or channel on curb and secure using prescribed fasteners (i.e. shot pins, metal mollies, wedge anchors, etc.)
5.1. Address panel, making sure the top and bottom, male and female edges of panel orientation is understood and correct for installation.
5.2. Place panel adjacent to installation site.
5.3. Remove any debris or peal-coat from panel.
5.4. Apply liberal bead of butyl sealant to area of base angle where panel is to be set.
5.5. Apply butyl sealant to female joint of panel (when applicable).
5.6. Position panel at location to be installed. Using safe lifting techniques raise top end of panel onto scissor lift.
5.7. If the panel is to rest on floor; bottom of panel should be placed against base angle or channel to avoid sliding. Additionally “bottom workers” should hold base of panel down to further reduce chance of slipping.
5.8. Top worker/workers then should position themselves on either side of panel resting on scissor lift as to help guide the panel as it is raised.
5.9. Lift operator then begins to raise panel using scissor lift and progressively moving scissor lift forward and up simultaneously until panel is in a near vertical position.
5.10. Top workers then continue to bring panel into vertical position.
5.11. Bottom workers then check for rough alignment and contact with base angle. Top workers align joint and begin insertion of panel into “S” lock.
5.12. Bottom workers then push lower portion of panel into “S” lock, making sure that “S”-lock is closed and has an even “reveal” indicating that the joint is completely closed and sealed.
6. Securing panel:
6.1. Bottom workers secure panel at bottom installing tek-screws or other prescribed fastener at base angle or channel.6.2. Top workers secure panel using appropriate fasteners and clips as applicable.
6.3. Free standing partition walls should have a temporary angle brace installed approximately every 8’ on center in alternating pattern to secure top of wall until ceiling is installed or permanent attachment is made.