Installation of a project starts with proper planning. No proper planning is viable without detailed and accurate measurement of the site.
A modular partition is a product that interacts closely with the structure (building) around it. In order to ensure a successful outcome to the project, site measurements must take place in advance of production by our qualified team.
Key Site conditions to be considered:
Floor Channel Installation Methods
- Solid Floor – Options for double-sided tape, wood screws or concrete fasteners to secure channel’s position.
- Carpet Floor – Requires Carpet Fasteners, wood screws, or concrete fasteners to secure channel’s position.
- Access Floor (Raised Floor) – Should be designed to allow easy access for more than 90 percent of the grid
- Thresholds between different floor types – May require special detailed attention in running Channels across (or on) them.
- Ventilation and/or cable management access points in the floor must be carefully noted so that the planning of the walls will not interfere with them.
- Leveling – The quality of floor leveling may result in different product specification when extreme irregularities occur. Proper measurement of leveling variations across the Modular Partition’s path or supplementary floor fill may need to be provided by the General contractor and confirmed by IMT prior to installation.
Ceiling Channel Installation Methods
- T-Bars – will require Ceiling Hanging Clips attached to the Grid for securing the channel’s position.
- Drywall and Other Ceiling types – IMT will require the ceiling detail to be able to manufacturer and provide the necessary Hanging Clips.
- Reflected Ceiling and Mechanical Layouts required to properly plan the Modular Partition layout so it will not interfere with the building systems
Voice, Data and Communication Installations
- Cable Management – can be accessed through the end of the wall at the perimeter or from the ceiling. The capacity for Cables and electrical is unlimited. IMT can be factory cut in locations in the fascia as provided in the Plans.
Wall Intersection types – Inner (dry wall, concrete, etc…) or Exterior (concrete, curtain walls etc…).
Key Wall Installation Issues:
- Vertical alignment: Are the walls we come against plumb? Are there any variations long its surface of more than ¾? Are there any outlets or Building Services to address?
- Building Services – Will they enter the partition through the wall or ceiling? (i.e. electrics, data, wiring, vacuum cleaning etc…)
- Exterior Walls/Obstructions – Are there any window sills, radiator or chases that run through the proposed wall location that need special attention?
Installation Access – It is very important to review the access to the project site and make note of any limitations. This may affect the way the parts are packed for shipping, and the handling manners on site.
- Loading Dock and size of truck it can accommodate
- Loading Dock Receiving Schedule
- Distance from the dock to the installation site
- Door Ways – widths and heights.
- Elevators – Entrance, capacity (weight, height & width).
- Crane Availability if in building stages
- Size and Dimensions
- Total weight allowance
- Unloading position (balcony, open window, etc…).