Construction Contract Dispute and Claim Handbook: Division 6 Wood & Plastics 

Construction Contract Dispute and Claim Handbook: Division 6 Wood & Plastics

Construction Contract Dispute and Claim Handbook: Division 6 Wood & Plastics

Division 6 Wood Plastics & Composites sections chiefly describe work performed by rough and finish carpenters, millworkers, or cabinet makers and installers. Within those sections are some typical fabrications and installations that sometimes overlap, or cross over. In terms of woodwork, there are small shops geared toward bespoke cabinetry, as well as door shops that make doors. The point being that a small to medium size shop will tend to tool his shop specific to his product, e.g., doors or casework – but rarely both.
Division 6 was enhanced in 2014 to include new sections for materials not represented in previous formats, such as fabrication and installation of structural plastics and structural composites. Claims and findings involving these new materials are relatively slow to mainstream into the litigation knowledgebase. As such, they will not be discussed in this edition.
Sometimes a millwork company will subcontract a door fabrication package to a door fabricator, as they need to closely coordinate their fabrications and installations.  That is second best practice. Best practice is to fabricate the doors in the same shop as millwork that it is integral to, such as a library.
Alternatively, when the doors and millwork are contracted separately, it’s up to the general contractor to coordinate their work. If the doors or windows come from a factory, they are found in Division 8 opening sections; however, their installation is done by finish carpenters or millwork installers.

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