2 Special ConstructionSome aspects of a building are complex and fall outside of the normal definitions of brick and mortar.Special Construction covers many of these important construction methods and details.
3 Special ConstructionSpecial Construction will need to be coordinated by the designer, contractor and owner to assure goals are met.Specific attention will need to be paid to:InstallationStructural supportUtilitiesProcesses
4 Special Construction Installation Connectors or brackets to be installed in structure prior to installation of equipment?Sequence of installation requirement for access and staging?Delivery to site?Storage of equipment prior to installation?
5 Special Construction Structural support Foundation support of equipment loadLateral bracing of large equipmentStructural isolation of equipment to reduce vibration or noise
6 Special Construction Utilities to operate equipment Electric Gas (natural or liquid propane)WaterWasteOther(refer to equipment manufacturer’s literature)
7 Special Construction Processes Access for using equipment Access for maintenance and serviceStorage, access and removal of raw materials or finished products
8 Special ConstructionDesigners, contractors and owners must work closely to select, design, specify, procure, install and maintain unique equipment and facilities.Building owners may play the primary role in selecting and procuring equipment, as the success of their business depends on the performance of the equipment.
9 Special ConstructionBusinesses may come to designers and contractors with a prescribed list of functional requirements for their facility, which may lead to Special Construction.
10 Special Facility Components Security ProtectionSwimming PoolsFountainsWaterfallsAquariumsAmusement Structures and EquipmentWater SlidesWave GeneratorsTubs and PoolsWhirlpoolsIce RinksKennels and Animal Shelters
11 Special Facility Components Clean RoomsHyperbaric RoomsInsulated RoomsCold Storage RoomsConstant Temperature RoomsSound Conditioned RoomsOffice SheltersPlanetariumsSaunasSteam BathsAthletic RoomsFabricated RoomsVaults
12 Special Structures Fabric Structures Air Supported Fabric Structures Tensioned Fabric StructuresSpace FramesGeodesic StructuresFabricated Engineered StructuresGlazed StructuresGreenhousesSolariumsGrandstands and BleachersMetal Building SystemsPortable and Mobile BuildingsObservatories
13 Integrated Construction Building ModulesModular MezzaninesBallistic Resistant ProtectionBallistic Resistant ComponentsBallistic Resistant RoomsBallistic Resistant StorefrontBlast Resistant ComponentsSound, Vibration and Seismic ControlManufactured Sound and Vibration Control ComponentsRadiation ProtectionLead Lined LathRadar Frequency Shielding