Window walls

Aluminium window walls are described by characteristics such as third party accreditation, standards and configuration. An example use may be within a window walling system.

Uniclass2015 - Pr_30_59_99 Window walls
Reference Notes
NBS Code

45-25-99/462 Aluminium window walls

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Manufacturer Product Data template

Complete this electronic spreadsheet to ensure that your Window walls product information meets the requirements of Level 2 BIM. This is important as it will enable your customers to select, specify and use your products within the BIM environment. Once you have completed this template you can host it on your own website or distribute it to your customers. Please note that we do not host completed product data templates within the BIM Toolkit.

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Requirement

Graphical representation of element, dimensionally inaccurate.

Purpose of information

To provide a visual indication of proposals at a Concept stage identifying key requirements such as access and maintenance zones etc. Information to be suitable for spatial coordination of primary systems / elements.

Plan
Elevation
Model
2D Section

The above illustrations are for Composite window units from the NBS section Window and roof opening products. This is indicative of the LOD requirements for Window walls.

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Requirement

Visual information to provide developed principles of the design to a greater level of detail. Developed coordination between all professions. Visual development showing coordination for general size and primary relationships between different elements of the construction. Can form a brief for a specialist sub-contractor or fabricator to progress with their technical design, fabrication and installation. This would be expected to include critical dimensional coordination, performance requirements and qualities of finish.

Purpose of information

To provide a visual representation of proposals, confirming brief for technical Design stage supporting full spatial coordination.

Plan
Elevation
Model
2D Section
Schedule

The above illustrations are for Composite window units from the NBS section Window and roof opening products. This is indicative of the LOD requirements for Window walls.

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Requirement

Visual information to provide fixed principles of the design supporting procurement. Developed coordination between all professions. Visual representations showing coordination for general size and relationships between different elements of the construction. Graphical representation of system, dimensionally accurate indicating primary performance characteristics. Graphical information represented may alter dependant on visual information to be produced, eg: Scope of work drawings, setting out, floor loading etc Typical / Installation details separately produced linked to model element and adjacent constructions.

Purpose of information

To provide a visual representation of proposals at a Technical Design stage supporting full spatial coordination.

Plan
Elevation
Model
2D Section
2D Detail

The above illustrations are for Composite window units from the NBS section Window and roof opening products. This is indicative of the LOD requirements for Window walls.

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Requirement

Visual information to provide full information to support construction / installation. Developed coordination between all professions. Visual representations showing final coordination for size and relationships between different elements of the construction. Graphical representation of system, dimensionally accurate indicating primary performance characteristics and sufficient information to support installation. Typical / Installation details separately produced linked to model element and adjacent constructions.

Purpose of information

To be updated during the construction process to reflect the final design, and to provide a future reference to sit alongside the O&M Manuals.

Plan
Elevation
Model
2D Section
2D Detail
Schedule

The above illustrations are for Composite window units from the NBS section Window and roof opening products. This is indicative of the LOD requirements for Window walls.

Download manufacturer object defintion template

Manufacturer Product Data template

Complete this electronic spreadsheet to ensure that your Window walls product information meets the requirements of Level 2 BIM. This is important as it will enable your customers to select, specify and use your products within the BIM environment. Once you have completed this template you can host it on your own website or distribute it to your customers. Please note that we do not host completed product data templates within the BIM Toolkit.

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Provide an outline description of the deliverable.

Name Definition
Description A description of the type of object to detail any design intent.
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Provide enough information to allow the selection of the manufacturer product to meet requirements. This information may also be used to replace the installed product during the operation stage of the building's lifecycle. Information covering the execution of the deliverable should also be provided in the associated specification.

Name Definition
Manufacturer The Manufacturer of the Window walls.
Standard An example value being Non-fire- and/ or smoke-rated windows to BS EN 14351-1 and.
Third party accreditation The Third party accreditation of the Window walls.
Dimensions and configurations The Dimensions and configurations of the Window walls.
Product performance - Weather performance - UK exposure category An example value being To BS 6375-1, 800 Pa.
Product performance - Weather performance - Air permeability An example value being To BS 6375-1, Class 2.
Product performance - Weather performance - Watertightness An example value being To BS 6375-1, Class 3A.
Product performance - Weather performance - Resistance to wind load An example value being To BS 6375-1, Class A2.
Product performance - Durability - Operation and strength characteristics An example value being To BS 6375-2.
Product performance - Durability - Loadbearing capacity of safety devices The Product performance - Durability - Loadbearing capacity of safety devices of the Window walls.
Product performance - Durability - Door strength and durability An example value being In accordance with DD 171, Light duty.
Product performance - Safety - User design standards An example value being In accordance with BS 8213-1.
Product performance - Safety - Anti-ligature standard An example value being In accordance with DHF TS001, Grade 1.
Product performance - Safety - Security level An example value being In accordance with PAS 24.
Product performance - Environmental - Frame to glazing ratio (maximum) The Product performance - Environmental - Frame to glazing ratio (maximum) of the Window walls.
Product performance - Environmental - Background ventilation The Product performance - Environmental - Background ventilation of the Window walls.
Product performance - Environmental - Acoustic performance rating An example value being To BS EN ISO 717-1, 34 dB.
Product performance - Thermal - Whole window U-value An example value being 0.7 W/mK.
Product performance - Thermal - British Fenestration Rating Council Window Energy Rating An example value being A.
Product performance - Fire performance - Fire resistance An example value being To BS 476-22, 30 minutes’ integrity.
Product performance - Fire performance - Fire egress The Product performance - Fire performance - Fire egress of the Window walls.
Product performance - Fire performance - Smoke control An example value being To BS EN 13501-2, class Sa.
Framing - Profile - Type The Framing - Profile - Type of the Window walls.
Framing - Profile - Thermal break An example value being Required.
Framing - Profile - Panel thickness range The Framing - Profile - Panel thickness range of the Window walls.
Framing - Profile - Sight lines An example value being 50 mm.
Framing - Finish as delivered - Coating An example value being Anodized to BS EN 3987.
Framing - Finish as delivered - Colour The Framing - Finish as delivered - Colour of the Window walls.
Framing - Finish as delivered - Film thickness (minimum) An example value being Coating applicator to determine.
Framing - Ventilator The Framing - Ventilator of the Window walls.
Glazing or infill - Composition The Glazing or infill - Composition of the Window walls.
Glazing or infill - Drained and vented rebate The Glazing or infill - Drained and vented rebate of the Window walls.
Glazing or infill - Clips or tape The Glazing or infill - Clips or tape of the Window walls.
Glazing or infill - Beading An example value being External, clipped.
Sills The Sills of the Window walls.
Hardware The Hardware of the Window walls.
Window operation An example value being Manual.
Doors - Arrangement An example value being Double leaf, single action.
Doors - Size The Doors - Size of the Window walls.
Doors - Panels The Doors - Panels of the Window walls.
Doors - Glazing The Doors - Glazing of the Window walls.
Doors - Meeting stiles The Doors - Meeting stiles of the Window walls.
Doors - Lippings The Doors - Lippings of the Window walls.
Doors - Anti-finger trap jamb The Doors - Anti-finger trap jamb of the Window walls.
Doors - Hardware The Doors - Hardware of the Window walls.
Fixing features The Fixing features of the Window walls.
Installation fasteners An example value being Carbon steel frame cramps.
Accessories The Accessories of the Window walls.
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Provide the information specific to the selected manufacturer and product reference. Information covering the execution of the deliverable should also be provided in the associated specification.

Name Definition
Manufacturer The Manufacturer of the Window walls.
Standard An example value being Non-fire- and/ or smoke-rated windows to BS EN 14351-1 and.
Third party accreditation The Third party accreditation of the Window walls.
Dimensions and configurations The Dimensions and configurations of the Window walls.
Product performance - Weather performance - UK exposure category An example value being To BS 6375-1, 800 Pa.
Product performance - Weather performance - Air permeability An example value being To BS 6375-1, Class 2.
Product performance - Weather performance - Watertightness An example value being To BS 6375-1, Class 3A.
Product performance - Weather performance - Resistance to wind load An example value being To BS 6375-1, Class A2.
Product performance - Durability - Operation and strength characteristics An example value being To BS 6375-2.
Product performance - Durability - Loadbearing capacity of safety devices The Product performance - Durability - Loadbearing capacity of safety devices of the Window walls.
Product performance - Durability - Door strength and durability An example value being In accordance with DD 171, Light duty.
Product performance - Safety - User design standards An example value being In accordance with BS 8213-1.
Product performance - Safety - Anti-ligature standard An example value being In accordance with DHF TS001, Grade 1.
Product performance - Safety - Security level An example value being In accordance with PAS 24.
Product performance - Environmental - Frame to glazing ratio (maximum) The Product performance - Environmental - Frame to glazing ratio (maximum) of the Window walls.
Product performance - Environmental - Background ventilation The Product performance - Environmental - Background ventilation of the Window walls.
Product performance - Environmental - Acoustic performance rating An example value being To BS EN ISO 717-1, 34 dB.
Product performance - Thermal - Whole window U-value An example value being 0.7 W/mK.
Product performance - Thermal - British Fenestration Rating Council Window Energy Rating An example value being A.
Product performance - Fire performance - Fire resistance An example value being To BS 476-22, 30 minutes’ integrity.
Product performance - Fire performance - Fire egress The Product performance - Fire performance - Fire egress of the Window walls.
Product performance - Fire performance - Smoke control An example value being To BS EN 13501-2, class Sa.
Framing - Profile - Type The Framing - Profile - Type of the Window walls.
Framing - Profile - Thermal break An example value being Required.
Framing - Profile - Panel thickness range The Framing - Profile - Panel thickness range of the Window walls.
Framing - Profile - Sight lines An example value being 50 mm.
Framing - Finish as delivered - Coating An example value being Anodized to BS EN 3987.
Framing - Finish as delivered - Colour The Framing - Finish as delivered - Colour of the Window walls.
Framing - Finish as delivered - Film thickness (minimum) An example value being Coating applicator to determine.
Framing - Ventilator The Framing - Ventilator of the Window walls.
Glazing or infill - Composition The Glazing or infill - Composition of the Window walls.
Glazing or infill - Drained and vented rebate The Glazing or infill - Drained and vented rebate of the Window walls.
Glazing or infill - Clips or tape The Glazing or infill - Clips or tape of the Window walls.
Glazing or infill - Beading An example value being External, clipped.
Sills The Sills of the Window walls.
Hardware The Hardware of the Window walls.
Window operation An example value being Manual.
Doors - Arrangement An example value being Double leaf, single action.
Doors - Size The Doors - Size of the Window walls.
Doors - Panels The Doors - Panels of the Window walls.
Doors - Glazing The Doors - Glazing of the Window walls.
Doors - Meeting stiles The Doors - Meeting stiles of the Window walls.
Doors - Lippings The Doors - Lippings of the Window walls.
Doors - Anti-finger trap jamb The Doors - Anti-finger trap jamb of the Window walls.
Doors - Hardware The Doors - Hardware of the Window walls.
Fixing features The Fixing features of the Window walls.
Installation fasteners An example value being Carbon steel frame cramps.
Accessories The Accessories of the Window walls.
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Provide the information specific to the installed deliverable that is required for operation and maintenance. Information covering the detailed maintenance should also be provided in the associated PDF manuals.

Name Definition
Accessibility performance The accessibility issue(s) which the object satisfies.
Asset type An indication of whether the object is fixed or movable.
Category A classification code, e.g. Uniclass2015.
Code performance The code compliance requirement(s) which the object satisfies
Colour Characteristic or primary colour of product.
Constituents Optional constituent features, parts or finishes.
Description A description of the type of object to detail any design intent.
Duration unit Duration of expected life (typical value is 'years')
Expected life The typical service life of the object.
Features Other important characteristics or features relevant to product specification.
Finish Characteristic or primary finish of product.
Grade Standard grading which the product corresponds.
Manufacturer Email address for the organisation responsible for supplying or manufacturing the object
Material Characteristic or primary material of product.
Model number The product, item or unit number assigned by the manufacturer of the object.
Model reference The name of the object as used by the manufacturer.
Name A unique human-readable alphanumeric name that begins with the product type.
Nominal height Typically the vertical or secondary characteristic dimension.
Nominal length Typically the larger or primary horizontal dimension.
Nominal width Nominal width of product, typically the characteristic or secondary horizontal or characteristic dimension.
Replacement cost An indicative cost for unit replacement.
Shape Characteristic shape of product.
Size Characteristic size of product.
Sustainability performance Description of the sustainability issue(s) which the object satisfies
Warranty description Description of the warranty content and any exclusions.
Warranty duration (labour) Duration of labour warranty.
Warranty duration (parts) Duration of parts warranty.
Warranty duration unit Duration of warranties (typical value is 'years').
Warranty guarantor (labour) Email address for the organisation responsible for the labour warranty.
Warranty guarantor (parts) Email address for the organisation responsible for the parts warranty.
Asset identifier The identification assigned to an asset that enables its differentiation from other assets.
Bar code The identity of the bar code (or rfid) given to an occurrence of the product (per instance).
Installation date The date that the manufactured item was installed (per instance).
Serial number The serial number assigned to an occurrence of a product by the manufacturer (per instance).
Tag number The tag number assigned to an occurrence of a product by the occupier (per instance).
Warranty start date The date on which the warranty commences.