Spec Writing Program On Atas Website

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This quiz is to determine how familiar you are with the ATAS On-Line Spec Writing Program. Before taking this quiz, create the specification as outlined below. Please forward your certificate of completion when you are done with the quiz. Instructions for using the ATAS On-Line SpecWriter to write this particular specification: Go to the ATAS website Log in to the ATAS website with your username and password Get on the Spec Writer Click on the following, in the following order: “Get Started” “Roof” “Vertical Standing Seam”


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    There are three ways to access the spec writing program once you have "Logged In" on the ATAS Website.  They are:
    • A. 

      Under "Products" tab, under "Services" tab, and by clicking on one of the blue boxes on the left side of the screen that is titled "ATAS Spec Program"

    • B. 

      Under "Products" tab, under "SpecWriter" tab, and by clicking on one of the blue boxes on the left side of the screen that is titled "ATAS Spec Program"

    • C. 

      Under "Services" tab, under "SpecWriter" tab, and by clicking on one of the blue boxes on the left side of the screen that is titled "ATAS Spec Program"

    • D. 

      Under "Company" tab, under "SpecWriter" tab, and by clicking on one of the blue boxes on the left side of the screen that is titled "ATAS Spec Program"

  • 2. 
    Regarding the specification you created using the ATAS on-line SpecWriter program, what CSI Section number did it fall under?
    • A. 

      07 41 13 - Metal Roof Panels

    • B. 

      07 31 16 - Metal Shingles

    • C. 

      07 32 19 - Metal Roof Tiles

    • D. 

      07 61 13 - Standing Seam Sheet Metal Roofing

  • 3. 
    Under Part 1 - General, which type of panel is listed:
    • A. 

      Metal Roof Panels

    • B. 

      Field Formed Metal Roof Panels

    • C. 

      Factory Formed Metal Roof Panels

    • D. 

      Field or Factory Formed Metal Roof Panels

  • 4. 
    Under Part 1 - General, the spec states that "Finish must conform to the":
    • A. 

      Panel manufacturer's Certified Premium Painted Standard

    • B. 

      Paint manufacturer's Certified Premium Painted Standard

    • C. 

      Metal Construction Association Certified Premium Painted Standard

    • D. 

      Coil coater's Certified Premium Painted Standard

  • 5. 
    Under Part 1 - General, the spec states "Capable of producing sheet metal roofing assemblies that comply with UL 580 for Class ____ wind-uplift resistance."
    • A. 

      60

    • B. 

      90

    • C. 

      120

    • D. 

      140

  • 6. 
    Under Part 1 - General, the spec states "Meets Energy Star requirements in ______________"
    • A. 

      Steep slope applications only

    • B. 

      Low slope applications only

    • C. 

      Both steel and low slope applications

  • 7. 
    Under Part 1 - General, the spec states "Solar Reflectance for Roofs with Slopes Steeper than 2:12 - Initial solar reflectance of ____ when tested according to ASTM E903, and maintained under normal conditions.  Solar reflectance of ____ when tested 3 years after installation."
    • A. 

      55.0 and 45.0

    • B. 

      55.0 and 50.0

    • C. 

      55.0 and 55.0

    • D. 

      55.0 and 60.0

  • 8. 
    Under Part 1 - General, the spec states "Installer Qualifications:  Installer of sheet metal roofing for a minimum of ____ years.  Roll-Formed Sheet Metal Roofing Fabricator Qualifications: Minimum of ____ years factory forming experience."
    • A. 

      5 and 5

    • B. 

      5 and 10

    • C. 

      7 and 10

    • D. 

      10 and 10

  • 9. 
    Under Part 1 - General, related to Platinum Plus Level Warranty, the spec states "Construction Inspection: Manufacturer shall conduct on site inspection and formal written report to architect and owner at the following intervals: ____ percent sheet metal roofing installation completion, and final inspection upon completion of roof system."
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      75%

  • 10. 
    Under Part 1 - General, the Fluoropolymer Finish Warranty Period stated on the specification is ____ years from date of Substantial Completion.
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      50

  • 11. 
    Under Part 1 - General, the Product Warranty Period stated under the Manufacturer's Platinum Plus Warranty is ____ years from date of Substantial Completion.
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      50

  • 12. 
    Under Part 2 - Products, Substitution requests must meet specifications and must be submitted a minimum of ____ days prior to date of bid.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      20

  • 13. 
    Under Part 2 - Products, ATA-Shield is described as:
    • A. 

      80 mil homogeneous rubberized asphalt waterproofing compound

    • B. 

      Glass fiber reinforced

    • C. 

      Designed specifically for use under sheet metal roofing

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Under Part 2 - Products, ATA-Guard is described as:
    • A. 

      Resistant to 260 degrees Fahrenheit

    • B. 

      Polyolefin based

    • C. 

      100 percent asphalt free

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Under Part 2 - Products, it is stated that all trim and flashing components shall be supplied in a minimum of ____ lengths.
    • A. 

      10'-0"

    • B. 

      12'-0"

    • C. 

      20'-0"

    • D. 

      40'-0"

  • 16. 
    Under Part 2 - Products, it is stated that Manufacturer must maintain __________ and __________ of all equipment.
    • A. 

      Operation manuals and maintenance procedures

    • B. 

      Maintenance procedures and third party inspection

    • C. 

      Quality control and maintenance procedures

  • 17. 
    Under Part 2 - Products, it is stated "Fabricate sheet metal roofing and components to comply with details shown, manufacturers installation details and recommendations in __________ and __________ ".
    • A. 

      SMACNA's "Architectural Sheet Metal Manual" and NRCA Waterproofing Manual

    • B. 

      NRCA Waterproofing Manual and MCA's "Architectural Sheet Metal Manual"

    • C. 

      SMACNA's "Architectural Sheet Metal Manual" and MCA's Waterproofing Manual

  • 18. 
    Under Part 2 - Products, it is states "Custom fabricate flashings and trim to comply with recommendations in __________".
    • A. 

      NRCA's "Architectural Sheet Metal Manual"

    • B. 

      SMACNA's "Architectural Sheet Metal Manual"

    • C. 

      MCA's "Architectural Sheet Metal Manual"

  • 19. 
    Under Part 3 - Execution, it is stated "Field cutting of sheet metal roofing by torch is __________."
    • A. 

      Recommended, with proper caution

    • B. 

      Not recommended

    • C. 

      Not permitted

  • 20. 
    Under Part 3 - Execution, it is stated "Where dissimilar metals will contact each other or corrosive substrates, protect against galvanic action by:"
    • A. 

      Painting contact surfaces with bituminous coating

    • B. 

      Applying rubberized-asphalt underlayment to each contact surface

    • C. 

      Other permanent separation as recommended by fabricator of sheet metal roofing or manufacturers of dissimilar metals

    • D. 

      Any one of the above listed methods

  • 21. 
    Under Part 3 - Execution, as per the specification, when should temporary protective coverings and strippable films be removed from sheet metal roofing?
    • A. 

      While unpacking from crates or boxes

    • B. 

      While roofing is being installed

    • C. 

      After entire roof installation has been completed

  • 22. 
    Under Part 3 - Execution, for Manufacturer's Field Service, you should engage a __________ service representative to inspect completed metal roof panel installation, including accessories.
    • A. 

      Factory-authorized

    • B. 

      MCA authorized

    • C. 

      Third-party

  • 23. 
    Under Part 3 - Execution, at whose expense will additional inspections be performed to determine compliance of replaced or aditional work with specified requirements?
    • A. 

      Owner's

    • B. 

      Manufacturer's

    • C. 

      Contractor's

  • 24. 
    Under Part 3 - Execution, it is stated that underlayment should be covered within ___ days.
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      14

    • C. 

      30

  • 25. 
    Name at least three things listed in a Metal Roof Panel specification, created by using the ATAS on-line SpecWriter, that could separate ATAS from other manufacturers and increase the chances of our panel being used on a project.
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