Building Specs


New Building Features & Specs

D I S C L A I M E R

AQUA-COAST ENGINEERING LTD. have reviewed the Project’s architectural drawings and have provided additional building envelope details where required. They have provided on-site field reviews as construction progressed to insure building envelope continuity.

FOUNDATION & CONCRETE

  1. Concrete
    32 MPA, type l0 for all concrete work.
  2. Footings
    3′ 4″ x 12″ c/w rebar as per Engineer.
  3. Walls
    8″ thick complete with rebar as per Engineer spec.
  4. Parkade Slab
    5″ thick over 6-mil poly 6 compacted sand, steel trowel finish.
  5. Structural Slab
    9″ thick trowel finish complete with reinforcing rebar as per Engineer spec.
  6. Weeping Tile 6″
    perforated PVC w/t covered with 6″ w/t rock cover, connected to storm systems, through sump and pump.
  7. Damp Proofing Exterior
    concrete walls below grade, continuous bituminous spray covered with tabbed tie holes.
  8. Piles
    10″x 10″ deep 2 of 10 mm rebar as required.
  9. Sidewalks
    Swept stairs concrete to front entry stairs.
  10. Front Entry Stair
    Swept cast in place concrete.
  11. Main Floor Deck
    Imprinted concrete as per plans.
  12. Main Floor Slab
    c/w 2-ply torch down water proof membrane. 2″ insulation and imprinted concrete finish for walkways 9″ thick structural slab, power trowel finish. Reinforced as per Engineer spec.
  13. Driveways
    Asphalt or concrete driveway.

STRUCTURE & FRAMING

  1. Floor Joist & Beams
    TJI’s per Engineering specs. Beams are timberstrand, glulam or microlam as per Engineer.
  2. Telepost
    Paralam or steel as per Engineer.
  3. Floors
    3/4″ OSB T & G nailed (corner tacked, glued & screwed) 1″ gypcrete on acoustimat. No acoustimat under gypcrete in carpeted areas.
  4. Exterior Walls
    2″x 6″ s-dried spruce studs@ 12″ to 16″ oc as per Engineer.
  5. Wall Sheathing
    3/8″ OSB.
  6. Interior Walls
    2″ x 4″ s-dried spruce studs @ as per Engineer. 2″ x 6″ s-dried spruce studs as required.
  7. Party Walls
    double 2” x 4” plate with 1” air space w/batt insulation on both sides w/resilient metal sound bar channels @ 16” oc or variations.
  8. Roof Trussed
    TJI’s @ 16″ oc as per Engineer specs.
  9. Roof Sheathing
    5/8″ OSB ply T&G.
  10. Balcony Deck Nailer Plate
    2″x 8″ or better.
  11. Balcony Decks
    2″x8″ spruce @ 16″ oc 3/4″ OSB.
  12. Headers over all Windows, Ext. Doors
    2 ply timberstrand or 3 ply as per Engineer.
  13. Installation
    All work shall be erected plum, true and square and in accordance with the drawings.

EXTERIORS

Details as shown in the detailed drawings and as approved in the building permit.

  1. Built-up Roof
    2 layer – 1 ply SBS modified bitumen membrane on l” fiber board insulation on sloped EPS type 1 insulation @ 1% (R-32) vapour barrier.
  2. Soffit/Facia
    Prefinished aluminum.
  3. Exterior Finish
    Brick veneer, cultured stone or acrylic stucco on 2 layers 30 minute building paper, all wall penetration are to be sealed with peel and stick bituthane or caulked c/w through all flashing.
  4. Stucco/Courtyard
    Acrylic stucco.
  5. Exterior Front Door
    Insulated fibre glass c/w hardware.
  6. Windows
    Metal clad on vinyl windows c/w interior vinyl jamb extensions.
  7. Lot Finish
    Graded and sloped away from walls as required.
  8. Balcony Finish Floor
    Deksmart commercial grade 52 mm on balcony and 68 mm on pedway c/w Skywalk flashing.
  9. Exterior Columns
    Steel painted.
  10. Parkade One
    16 ft wide O.H. doors, metal insulation c/w remote opener per unit. Parkade Garage has 3 insulated steel fire exit doors c/w closers and panic hardware.

INSULATION

Detail as shown in the detailed drawings and as approved by the building permit. Insulation and vapour barrier amount and installation to meet or exceed Alberta Building Code.

  1. Exterior Walls
    R-20 batt insulation with 6-mil poly.
  2. Built-up Roof
    R-32 EPS type 1 insulation.
  3. Cantilever Areas
    R-32 batt insulation with 6 mil poly plus 1 1/2″ rigid and caulking.
  4. Electrical outlets
    plugs, switches Poly pans behind and caulked.
  5. Vapour Barrier
    Seams, exterior wall plates, joints, headers and double studs, chimney and plumbing stacks, electrical and light boxes and other penetrations to be caulked with flexible butyl caulking.
  6. Party Walls
    Batt insulation, 5/8″ type x on both sides and 1/2″ on one side. STC-57 (estimated) c/w resilient metal sound channel on one side.
  7. Interior Walls
    1/2″ drywall with metal corner beads taped sanded ready for paint.
  8. Fire Rated Ceiling
    R-20 blow in acoustic insulation 5/8″ type x drywall on resilient sound channel.
  9. Interior Dropped Ceiling
    1/2″ drywall.
  10. Insulation Pack
    Behind all electrical outlets, switches& lights on exterior walls.
  11. Ceiling Finishes
    Splatter textures, white on white.

PLUMBING

The General Contractor shall ensure that all plumbing work be carried out in accordance with the required standards as may be applicable. Details as shown in the detailed drawings and as approved in the building permit.

  1. Kitchen Sink
    Two compartment stainless steel c/w single lever faucet and vegetable spray chrome. Hook-up garburator & dishwasher.
  2. Vanity Sinks
    China basin c/w single lever faucet chrome.
  3. Water Closet
    Water saver -white.
  4. Bath Tub
    32″x 60″ or 66″ soaker tub, white, c/w shower and shower rod or 36″ x 36″ shower stall with glass door.
  5. Laundry Room
    Hot & cold c/w fiberglass drain assembly.
  6. Deck Area
    Hook-up gas barbecue jacks to decks.
  7. Mechanical Room
    Noritz 90% high efficient wall-mounted hot water on demand.
  8. Fire Sprinkler System
    Parkade sprinkler as per code c/’w alarm system.
    Units sprinkler as per code
    Elevator shaft sprinkler as per code.
  9. Sanitary & Storm
    Parkade to have 6 catch basins c/w two sump pits.
    Driveway ramps to have drainage trench.
  10. Water
    Each unit to have its own water meter.
    One meter for condo association.
    Exterior hose bibs.
    Parkade hose bibs.
  11. Gas
    Each unit to have its own gas meter.
    One gas meter for condo association.
    Unit Heaters to heat parkade.
    Electric Heaters for lobbies and fire escapes.

ELECTRICAL

The General Contractor shall ensure that all electrical work be carried out in accordance with the required standards as may be applicable. Details as shown in the detailed drawings and as approved by the building permit.

  1. GFI Outlets
    In bathrooms and decks.
  2. Telephone Outlet
    As per plan and in both bedrooms.
  3. Cable Outlet
    In living room, master bedroom and second bedroom.
  4. Bathroom Vent
    Vented to exterior with 650 fan or equivalent.
  5. Out Venting Kitchen
    Vent sleeve and power RI for range hood supplied by contractor, Range hood c/w microwave, white to be installed.
  6. 220V Kitchen Outlet
    As per plan for oven.
  7. Electrical Outlets
    12″ above floor except kitchen as per code (see drawings) white Cover plates & white plates on switches.
  8. Electrical-Service
    60 amp service with 32-circuit panel located in the mechanical room or bedroom.
  9. Smoke Detector
    As per code
  10. Copper Wiring
    Through out as per code.
  11. Electrical Meter
    Each unit to have it’s own electric meter and one for condo association for parkade, elevator and exterior lighting.
  12. Elevator Install
    One rapid hydraulic 2500 lb. passenger glass-backed elevator car, Five stops – parkade, main, second, third, fourth. Speed 125 ft. min.

HEATING & VENTILATION SYSTEM

Heating systems are to be forced air throughout for heating and air exchange requirements c/w power humidifier.

  1. Heat Cool Unit
    38,000 to 64,000 BTU/H mid efficient Magic Packs by Armstrong
    (1 per unit) or equivalent where applicable and 50,000 to 100,000 BTU/H
    High efficiency 92% by Armstrong where applicable.
  2. Ductwork
    Complete ductwork package to above-mentioned equipment.
    Including required return air and fresh air intakes as per codes.
  3. Humidifier
    1 power humidifier c/w humidistat.
  4. Bathroom Fan
    Broan low-zone bath fan or equivalent.
  5. Range Hood/Microwave
    Installed and vented to exterior by contractor.
  6. Parkade
    Reznor forced air natural gas unit heaters.
  7. Parkade Ventilation
    Automatic fan to ventilate parkade. Kicks on by carbon monoxide
    Sensor with motorized damper for make-up air.
  8. Elevator Shaft/Common
    In-line duct heater c/w in-line fan.

INTERIOR FINISH

  1. Interior Doors
    Shaker style, 5/16” flat panel, 6’8″ c/w 3 brushed chrome hinges on l” x 4″ pine stops, painted.
  2. Mirrored Closet Doors
    In master bedroom and front entry.
  3. Deck Rails
    Aluminum painted as per code.
  4. Interior Rails
    As per code in fire exits.
  5. Exterior Door Locks
    Brushed chrome lever and dead bolt.
  6. Flooring – Carpet Cut Pile
    100% BLF nylon
    Stain released & scotch guard
    10 yr. Residential Wear Warranty
    Master Guard Stain Protection on 7.25 lb. chip foam underlay

    • Berber

      90 % Olefin, 10% nylon blend
      10 yr. Residential Wear Warranty
      Scotchguard, Anti-static Protection on 7.25 chip foam underlay
    • Lino
      New Initiator by Armstrong scuff guarded or equivalent
  7. Casing & Baseboard
    Casings 5/8” x 3″ MDF primed, modular painted. Baseboard 1/2” x 4″ MDF primed, modular painted.
  8. Vanity Mirrors
    Width of vanity to underside of light.
  9. Shelving
    All closet shelving to be space system plastic coated. Basket style.
  10. Painting
    All interior wall to be primed plus 2 coats of high hide latex. All interior woodwork to be primed 2 coats of semi-gloss latex.
  11. Appliances

    Garburator
    Range Hood Microwave combination
    Slide in range
    18 cubic foot frost free fridge c/w glass shelves
    Dishwasher
    Power Humidifier
  12. Ceramic Tile
    6″ x 6″ to trim shower, three rows for soaker tubs.
    One row kitchen back splash.
  13. Lighting
    As per builder’s selection.
  14. Landscaping
    Central courtyard to be concrete patterned.
    All exterior railings to be aluminum c/w tempered glass inserts.
    One garbage enclosure to be covered and enclosed

D I S C L A I M E R

AQUA-COAST ENGINEERING LTD. have reviewed the Project’s architectural drawings and have provided additional building envelope details where required. They have provided on-site field reviews as construction progressed to insure building envelope continuity.