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Phil Kabza
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Username: phil_kabza

Post Number: 651
Registered: 12-2002

Posted on Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 01:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Needed my first Access Flooring spec in years. I looked for it in Division 10 but found it in Division 09. It certainly is not an applied floor finish. It most typically has a floor finish applied to it - either in factory or in field. What think you?
Steven Bruneel, AIA, CSI-CDT, LEED-AP, EDAC
Senior Member
Username: redseca2

Post Number: 677
Registered: 12-2006

Posted on Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 03:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

It seems to want to migrate to DIV 13 as the systems become more complex with cable management and
above slab below floor mechanical systems.
James Sandoz, AIA, CSI, CCS, CCCA
Senior Member
Username: jsandoz

Post Number: 287
Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Monday, November 18, 2019 - 08:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I faced a similar situation the other day when I tried to explain to an intern why accordion folding fire 'doors' are in Division 08 but accordion folding 'partitions' are in Division 10. Following Steven's comment, which I believe to be sound, I expect we will see more systems migrate to Division 13.
Michael Chusid, RA FCSI CCS
Senior Member
Username: michael_chusid

Post Number: 508
Registered: 10-2003

Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 08:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

with early types of pedestal supported access floor systems, use was primarily in computer rooms and the visible wear surface was an integral conductive surfacing. Div. 09 made sense.

It still makes sense to me. If I am looking at a plan, and wondering what is at the bottom of the room, it is an access floor, even if the access floor has an additional decorative finish on top.

Div. 13 does not make sense to me as the cabling and HVAC work results are separate from the system that creates the space in which to run the services.

Regarding James posit that more systems migrate to Div. 13, he may be onto something. Lightning Protection Systems have been moved back to Div. 13 where they resided prior to MF 2004.
Michael Chusid, RA FCSI CCS 1-818-219-4937
www.chusid.com www.buildingproduct.guru

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