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LinkLine: Winter 2014-15

About The New and Revised Sections

As of winter 2014-15, SpecLink-E contains several heavily revised sections. Read on to learn about the revisions.


Section 08 1423 - Clad Wood Doors

This new section provides criteria to specify wood veneer, hardboard, and aluminum clad wood doors. The quality level may be based is either the AWS or the WDMA I.S1-A standards. The door cladding options are described in detail with various interior wood facings, door glazing’s, and exterior aluminum cladding finishes. Use of this section applies to exterior entry doors for multi-family, high-end residential, and commercial applications.

Section 08 5400 - Composite Windows

This new section specifies residential and commercial quality windows consisting of a hollow extruded composite material. This composite is 40 percent wood fiber and 60 percent thermoplastic polymer by weight and has twice the strength of vinyl. These windows may be specified using the NAFS (North American Fenestration Standard) for window product types, and performance class and grades. The section applies to various standard window types, such as; casement, awning, hung, and sliding.

Section 26 0936 - Modular Dimming Controls - Lutron

Lutron standalone lighting control system.

This section includes lighting controls featuring basis of design products from Lutron Electronics Company, Inc. This section is similar to existing Section 26 0943 – Network Lighting Controls – Lutron except 26 0936 is limited to simple standalone system components where 26 0943 includes components for complex whole building systems with centralized PC control and monitoring. The section also includes an optional checklist, which can be used to pre-edit the spec based on the system scope choices selected. Key system scope choices include:

Except for Lutron's Sivoia® QS motorized roller shades, which are located in existing BSD Section 12 2400 - Window Shades, the section includes most of the key components necessary to specify a complete Lutron lighting and shading control system:

The section also includes various available Lutron services and the "Warranty" article includes Lutron's options for warranty coverage.

Section 26 2726 - Wiring Devices - Lutron

Lutron dimmers, switches, receptacles, wallplates, and accessories.

This section includes wiring devices and associated accessories featuring basis of design products from Lutron Electronics Company, Inc. The section also includes an Optional Checklist, which can be used to pre-edit the spec based on the system scope choices selected. For most efficient use of built-in links, follow the Specifying Strategy in the Optional Checklist.

Devices include: