B A C K
PLASTIC LAMINATE COMPARTMENTS
PART 1 - GENERAL
1.1 SECTION INCLUDES
A. Floor anchored, overhead braced pilasters (Metropolitan style).
B. Floor anchored pilasters (New Yorker style).
C. Ceiling hung pilasters (Empire style).
D. Floor to ceiling pilasters (Gramercy style).
E. Urinal screens.
1.2 QUALITY ASSURANCE
A. Source: Provide partitions and screens which are the products of
B. Coordination: Coordinate related work such as concealed blocking
to ensure proper location and quantity.
A. Product Data: Submit manufacturer’s product data, installation details,
and catalog cuts for partitions, hardware and accessories.
B. Shop Drawings: Provide shop drawings for field measurements, fabrication,
installation and erection of all parts of the work.
C. Manufacturer’s Installation Instructions: Provide details of hardware
locations and drilling dimensions.
1.4 FIELD MEASUREMENTS
A. Verify that field measurements are as indicated on shop drawings.
Advise manufacturer of any changes.
1.5 DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING
A. Deliver materials and products in unopened factory labeled packages.
Store and handle in strict compliance with manufacturer’s instructions
and recommendations. Protect from all possible damage. Inspect cartons
at the time of delivery and advise carrier of any damage immediately.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
2.01 ACCEPTABLE MANUFACTURERS
A. Knickerbocker Partition Corporation
2.02 MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS
A. Panels, Urinal Screens and Doors: Shall be 1” thick, of 1/16” general
purpose laminated plastic. Edge laminate to be applied first and secured
via hot melt adhesive. All shall be constructed of a sandwich of laminated
plastic bonded under pressure to a solid particleboard core with a minimum
density average of 48 lbs/cu. ft., with the highest quality non-flammable
adhesive assuring a rigid permanent bond. Doors to be pre-notched and recessed
to accommodate concealed controlled non-rising spring tension hinges. Where
doors are pre-notched and recessed for hardware and fittings, the exposed
core shall be sealed against moisture.
B. Metropolitan Pilasters: Shall be 1-1/4” thick, constructed the same
as the panels, doors, and urinal screens. Bottom of pilasters shall have
adjustable floor anchor, with leveling device, anchor studs and locking
nuts to firmly secure pilasters to the floor. This entire assembly to be
concealed with a 3” high stainless steel plinth, secured in place with
C. Headrail: Pilasters, when set in place, shall be securely braced
with 1” x 1-1/2” anodized anti-grip headrail bracing. Headrail to seat
on top of pilaster and securely fastened onto top of the pilasters with
D. New Yorker Pilasters: Shall be 1-1/4” thick, constructed the same
as the panels, doors, and urinal screens. Pilasters, when set in place,
shall be securely anchored to concrete sub-floor by means of 3/8” diameter
cadmium plated bolts with a minimum penetration of two inches, secured
rigidly into concrete slab with expansion shields and secured to the pilasters
through a heavy cast leg integrally fastened to the pilaster core. This
entire assembly to be concealed with a 3” high stainless steel plinth,
secured in place with concealed clips.
E. Empire Pilasters: Shall be 1-1/4” thick, constructed the same as
panels, doors, and urinal screens. Pilasters, when set in place, shall
be securely anchored to overhead carrying member (overhead members to be
furnished, installed and drilled by others) by means of 3/8” diameter cadmium
plated bolts secured to the pilasters through a heavy cast leg integrally
fastened to the pilaster core. This entire assembly to be concealed with
a 3” high stainless steel plinth, secured in place with concealed clips.
F. Gramercy Pilasters: Shall be 1-1/4” thick, constructed the same as
the panels, doors and urinal screens. Both the top and the bottom of the
pilasters shall have adjustable anchor and leveling devices. Anchor studs
and locking nuts designed to firmly secure the pilaster to the floor and
ceiling. Both assemblies to be concealed with 3” high stainless steel plinths,
secured in place with concealed clips.
G. Hardware and Fittings: Panels and pilasters shall be attached to
one another and/or to walls with Zamac chrome plated brackets. Doors shall
be equipped with Knickerbocker Ever Life Spring Activated Non-Rising hinges.
Top Hinge Pivot Door Bracket to be recessed and inset into edge of door,
approximately 2” below the top with a pivot pin, operating on a self-lubricating
bushing, mounted within the door structure, supported both above and below
the pivot bracket. Operation of door shall be controlled by opposing cams
under spring tension, mounted on a fixed vertical pintle. Hinges to be
adjustable to permit door to rest at any angle, or to hold door open or
closed when not latched. Hinges shall operate without raising or lowering
the door on a fixed horizontal plane. Each door shall be equipped with
stop and keeper, combination coat hook and bumper and concealed latch,
featuring a latch cover which permits access to the compartment in case
of emergency. Handicap door to be equipped with Knickerbocker Partition
Corporation Lever Handle. Design to comply with ADA requirements. Hinge
bracket and stops shall have clamp flanges to transmit the strain of door
closing to the pilaster. All hardware shall be heavy one-piece, non-ferrous
“Zamac” casting, heavily chrome plated. Hinges, stop and keeper, pilaster
and panel brackets shall be thru-bolted with sex bolts having theft-resistant
H. Finish: Manufacturer's standard plastic laminate. Color selected
from manufacturer's standard color line.
PART 3 - EXECUTION
A. Install partitions secure, rigid, plumb and level in accordance with
B. Maintain manufacturer’s recommended spacing between wall and panels,
and between wall and pilasters.
C. Attach panels and pilasters to brackets with theft-resistant one-way
thru bolted screws.
D. Equip each door with hinges, concealed lock, coat hook and bumper,
door strike and keepers. Outswing doors shall have a door pull and wall
A. Adjust operating parts to work easily, smoothly and correctly.
B. Adjust and align hardware to uniform clearance at vertical edge of
doors, not exceeding 3/16 inch.
C. Adjust hinges to position inswing doors at a 30 degree angle to pilasters
and outswing doors to a fully closed position.