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METAL FASTENINGS
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PART 1 GENERAL

1.01 SECTION INCLUDES

A. Metal fastenings as shown on the Drawings and Contract Documents


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including, but not limited to the following:

1. Bolted Connections.

2. Welded Connections.

1.02 RELATED SECTIONS


DATE JOB/EWO

A. Section 0330 Cast In Place Concrete.

B. Section 05123 Structural Steel.


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NO.

C. Section 05300 Metal Roof Panel.


DISCIPLINE
ENGINEER D. Section 05500 Miscellaneous Metal.
__ ________ _
 DATE: ________ F. Section 05520 Handrails and Railings. 
PROJECT
ENGINEER
G. Section 01352 – Leed Requirements
____________
DATE ______

CERTIFIED H. Section 01524 – Construction Waste Management

_ __________
DATE: ________
1.03 REFERENCES
CONSTRUCTION
AGENCY
________________
A. American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM):
DATE: _________

OPERATIONS 1. ASTM A 36 M Carbon Structural Steel.


______________
DATE:_________
2. ASTM A 123 Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) coatings
on Iron and Steel Products.
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3. ASTM A 307 Carbon Steel Bolts and Studs,


60,000 psi Tensile Strength.
Date:
By:

4. ASTM A 325 M High strength bolts for structural


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THIS INDICATES THAT REV. NO.________

(DCC) NO.: __________________________

steel joints.
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5. ASTM A 449 Quenched and Tempered Steel


Bolts and Studs.
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6. ASTM A 490 M High-Strength Steel Bolts, Classes


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10.9 and 10.9.3 for Structural Steel


Joints.
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7. ASTM A 563 Carbon and Alloy Steel Nuts.

8. ASTM E 94 Standard Recommended Practice


for Radiographic Testing.
DESCRIPTION

9. ASTM E142 Standard Method for Controlling


Quality of Radiographic Testing.

10. ASTM E164 Ultrasonic Contact Examination of


Weldments.

11. ASTM E 709 Magnetic Particle Examination.


DATE JOB/EWO

12. ASTM E 747 Controlling Quality of Radiographic


Testing Using Wire Penetrameters.
REV.
NO.

13. ASTM E 1032 Radiographic Examination of


Weldments.
DISCIPLINE
ENGINEER

__ ________ _
14. ASTM F 593 Stainless steel bolts, hex caps
 DATE: ________ screens and studs. 
PROJECT
ENGINEER
15. ASTM F 594 Stainless steel nuts.
____________
DATE ______

CERTIFIED B. American Welding Society (AWS):

_ __________ 1. AWS A 2.4 Symbols for Welding, Brazing and


DATE: ________
Nondestructive Examination.
CONSTRUCTION
AGENCY
________________
2. AWS D 1.1 Structural Welding Code - Steel.
DATE: _________

OPERATIONS 3. AWS B 1.1 Inspection of Welds, Guide for the


______________ Nondestructive.
DATE:_________

C. American Institute of Steel Constructions (AISC):


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VERIFICATION
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1. Manual of Steel Construction Allowable Stress Design.


Date:
By:

D. Research Council on Structural Connections.


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BY DRAWING COMPLETION CERTIFICATE


THIS INDICATES THAT REV. NO.________

(DCC) NO.: __________________________

2. RCSC 1985 Allowable Stress Design Specification for


Structural Joints Using ASTM A 325 M and ASTM A 490 M.
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1.04 DESIGN
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A. The design and details of all connections, verification of member sizes,


shall be the responsibility of the Steel Fabricator / Contractor and shall be
in accordance with the relevant sections of AISC manual.

B. Submit detailed calculations and fabrication drawings to the Engineer for


DESCRIPTION

approval before work commences.

C. Provide for all necessary personnel, facilities and equipment, on site for
the testing and certification of welders as implied in cl.3.06G.

1.05 SUBMITTALS
DATE JOB/EWO

A. Comply with Section 01300.

B. Submit for Engineer’s review all items described in this specification


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NO.

section.
DISCIPLINE
ENGINEER C. Leed Submittals:
__ ________ _
 DATE: ________ 1. Product Data for LEED Credit MR 4.2: For products having 
PROJECT recycled content, documentation indicating percentages by
ENGINEER
weight of postconsumer and preconsumer recycled content.
____________
DATE ______ Include statement indicating costs for each product having
CERTIFIED recycled content.

_ __________ 2. Product Data for Credit MR 5.1 and Credit MR 5.2: For products
DATE: ________
regionally (500 miles or 800 km) extracted, processed &
CONSTRUCTION manufactured, documentation indicating 1) cost of each regional
AGENCY
material or product; 2) location of point of raw material extraction
________________
DATE: _________ and distance from the project site; and 3) location of material or
OPERATIONS product manufacturer and the distance from the project site.
______________
Include manufacturer's document verifying the location and
DATE:_________ distance of the raw material extraction and manufacturer.
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PART 2 PRODUCTS
Date:
By:

2.01 PRECISION AND BLACK BOLTS


OF THIS DRAWING IS COVERED, FOR ALL

BY DRAWING COMPLETION CERTIFICATE


THIS INDICATES THAT REV. NO.________

(DCC) NO.: __________________________

A. Black hexagon head bolts to ASTM A 307 and of the strength shown on
REVISION CERTIFICATION

the drawings.
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B. Washers complying with ASTM A 325, A 307 used with such bolts are
tapered or flat as required to ensure full bearing for the nut and the bolt
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head.
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2.02 HIGH STRENGTH BOLTS

A. High strength bolts, nuts and washers complying with the requirements of
ASTM A 325 M and shall be of the strength shown on the drawings.
DESCRIPTION

2.03 WELDING MATERIALS

A. Metal arc welding of steel shall comply with AWS D1.1. Electrodes for
manual metal arc welding shall comply with AWS D1.1. Automatic
welding processes shall deposit weld metal complying with AWS D1.1.

B. Tungsten arc welding of aluminium shall be in accordance with ASTM A


123, AWS D1.3 Part 1. All materials used in welding or brazing shall be
DATE JOB/EWO

compatible with the parent alloys which are being joined. The corrosion
resistant properties and strength of the alloys shall not be unduly
impaired by the process of welding and care shall be taken to avoid high
residual welding stresses.
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NO.

C. Electrodes used shall give a weld deposit having mechanical properties


DISCIPLINE
ENGINEER not less than the minimum specified for the parent metal. All electrodes
__ ________ _
shall be used strictly in accordance with the manufacturer's
 DATE: ________ recommendations. 
PROJECT
ENGINEER
D. The storage of the consumable materials shall comply with the
____________
DATE ______ recommendations of the respective manufacturer and shall be in
CERTIFIED accordance with the best modern practice.

_ __________ E. The Contractor's attention is drawn to the necessity for keeping basic
DATE: ________
electrodes dry. On site, the electrodes should be kept in heated portable
CONSTRUCTION
AGENCY
quivers and only used when still warm.
________________
DATE: _________ F. The storage of wire for automatic and semi-automatic welding processes
OPERATIONS shall be such as to avoid the formation of deleterious materials on the
______________ wire.
DATE:_________

G. The Engineer shall have the right to inspect and approve the storage
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arrangements and may reject any materials which have been damaged
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or are considered unsuitable for any reason.


Date:
By:

PART 3 EXECUTION
OF THIS DRAWING IS COVERED, FOR ALL

BY DRAWING COMPLETION CERTIFICATE


THIS INDICATES THAT REV. NO.________

(DCC) NO.: __________________________

3.01 BOLTED CONNECTIONS


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A. All bolt holes shall be drilled except in plates of 10 mm or less in


thickness, when they may be punched. They shall be cleaned of burrs or
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rough edges and countersunk where required.


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B. No flame cutting of bolt holes is allowed.

C. Holes for precision bolts shall be drilled to the nominal diameter of the
shank or barrel subject to a tolerance of + 0.15 mm and - 0.00 mm.
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D. The diameter of all holes for black bolts must not exceed the diameter of
the bolts by more than 2 mm.

E. High strength bolts shall be installed in accordance with ASTM 325 M.


Suitable lubricant may be used on the threads but on no account shall
any lubricant be allowed to spread on the contact surfaces.

F. As much fabrication work as is reasonably practicable shall be completed


DATE JOB/EWO

in the shop, and as far as possible the bolt heads shall be on the upper
side of the connections.

G. Bolt holes shall be accurately aligned so that bolts can be inserted


REV.
NO.

without force. Bolts shall not be driven home and drift pins used to draw
members into alignment shall not be used in a manner to distort or
DISCIPLINE
ENGINEER enlarge bolt holes.
__ ________ _
 DATE: ________ H. No threaded portion of any bolt shall be within the thickness of the parts 
PROJECT bolted together. The end of each bolt shall protrude by at least two
ENGINEER
complete threads beyond the outer face of the nut.
____________
DATE ______

CERTIFIED I. Joint interfaces shall be clean and free from loose scale, loose rust, oil,
grease, paint and all other deleterious matter before the joint is
_ __________ assembled.
DATE: ________

CONSTRUCTION
AGENCY
J. No bolted connection shall have less than two bolts through each
________________
member. In the case of double span purlins and rails this condition may
DATE: _________ be waived subject to the approval of the Engineer.
OPERATIONS

______________ K. All A 325 M and A 490 bolts shall be tightened to a bolt tension not less
DATE:_________
than 0.70 of minimum tensile strength of bolts, as specified in ASTM
specifications for A 325 M and A 490 bolts with UNC threads.
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L. If required to be tightened to more than 50% of their minimum specified


tensile strength, A 449 bolts in tension and bearing – type shear
Date:
By:

connections shall have a F 436 hardened washer installed under the bolt
head, and the nuts shall meet the requirements of A 563.
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THIS INDICATES THAT REV. NO.________

(DCC) NO.: __________________________

M. Tightening shall be done by the turn-of-nut method, a direct tension


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indicator or by calibrated wrench.


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N. The inspection procedures to assure that bolts are properly installed and
tensioned to the required tensile strength is to be by inspector
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observation of the calibration testing of the fasteners using the selected


installation procedure followed by monitoring of the work in progress to
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assure that the procedure which was demonstrated to provide the


specified tension is routinely adhered to as per RCSC.

O. If after final tightening of an approved bolt, a nut or bolt is to be slacked


off, then the nut, bolt and washer shall be discarded and replaced by
DESCRIPTION

new.

3.02 FOUNDATION BOLTS AND ANCHORAGES

A. Supply and deliver to site all necessary anchorages and foundation bolts
which are to be fixed into the foundations and all templates required for
correct location of anchorages and foundation bolts.
DATE JOB/EWO

B. Foundation bolts shall be complete with tubular steel sleeves, washer


plates, anchor frames, washers and nuts.

C. After foundation bolts and anchorages have been cast into the concrete,
REV.
NO.

bolt projection to be thoroughly wire brushed and the bolt ends to be


protected by greasing and wrapping with suitable protective material.
DISCIPLINE
ENGINEER

__ ________ _
3.03 GROUTING OF POCKETS AND HOLES
 DATE: ________ 
PROJECT A. All materials shall conform to the requirements of Section 03300 of the
ENGINEER
Specification.
____________
DATE ______

CERTIFIED B. Grout shall consist of ordinary Portland cement and water mixed in the
proportions of two parts by weight of cement to one part of water except
_ __________ where otherwise specified.
DATE: ________

CONSTRUCTION
AGENCY
C. Grout which has been mixed for a period longer than 45 minutes shall not
________________
be used.
DATE: _________

OPERATIONS D. Holes and pockets for holding-down bolts, tubes and anchors shall be
______________ thoroughly cleaned out using compressed air and water jet and filled with
DATE:_________
grout. The pouring of liquid grout shall cease as soon as each hole is
filled and any excess grout on the surface of the concrete foundation
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shall be completely removed and the surface dried off before the next
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operation proceeds.
Date:
By:

3.04 WELDING
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BY DRAWING COMPLETION CERTIFICATE


THIS INDICATES THAT REV. NO.________

(DCC) NO.: __________________________

A. Welding to be in accordance with the provisions of AWS D 1.1.


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B. Welding to be carried out in a manner such as to minimise distortion and


residual stresses, and shall be in accordance with AWS D 1.1.
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C. Before any welding is done the Contractor shall submit for approval the
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welding process to be used for all major joints, and shall include the type
of electrode, or welding wire, its size, the approximate welding current
and welding speed proposed, and the degree of preheat if any.

D. In cases where joints involve special steels, such as notch ductile steels
DESCRIPTION

or high yield steels complying with ASTM A 36 M, then the provisions of


the relevant welding specifications applied and the degree of preheat to
be applied is determined from the data given in AWS D 1.1.

E. Attention is drawn to the mechanical requirements for the steel in ASTM


A 36 M and the necessity for the deposited materials to have comparable
mechanical properties. In the case of construction which comprises a
mixture of mild steel and special steels, the deposited weld material shall
DATE JOB/EWO

comply with the mechanical test requirements of the higher strength


material or more important structural members.
REV.
NO.

3.05 TESTING OF WELDS


DISCIPLINE
ENGINEER A. Welds shall be tested in accordance with the requirements of ASTM E 709 –
__ ________ _
MPE and ASTM E 164, Ultrasonic contact examination of weldments. The
 DATE: ________ names of independent organisations to be employed on testing of welds shall be 
PROJECT submitted to the Engineer for approval prior to testing taking place.
ENGINEER
____________
DATE ______ B. The minimum percentage of welds given in paragraphs C and D of this Clause
CERTIFIED shall be tested unless agreed otherwise with Engineer. Where the percentage of
welds to be tested is less than 100%, the location of tests or sections to be
_ __________ tested shall be agreed with the Engineer.
DATE: ________

CONSTRUCTION
AGENCY
C. Testing of butt welds:
________________
DATE: _________ Item Test Percentage of Total
OPERATIONS No. of welds to be
______________ tested
DATE:_________

All welds Visual Inspection 100


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VERIFICATION
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All welds Magnetic Particle


Inspection 10
Date:
By:

(M.P.I.)
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THIS INDICATES THAT REV. NO.________

(DCC) NO.: __________________________

Tension members Radiographic or Ultrasonic 10


(excluding roof (R. or U.)
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trusses)
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Moment connections
(excluding roof (R. or U.) 100
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trusses)
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Roof truss bottom booms


(Tension members) (R. or U.) 100

Roof truss top booms


(Compression members) (R. or U.) 20
DESCRIPTION

Special fabrications e.g.


tee sections and plates to
girders etc. where laminations
are possible (R. or U.) 100

D. Testing of fillet welds:


DATE JOB/EWO

Item Test Percentage of total


length of weld to
be tested.
REV.
NO.

All welds Visual Inspection 100


DISCIPLINE
ENGINEER All welds (M.P.I.) 5
__ ________ _
 DATE: ________ Web and flange 
PROJECT stiffeners (M.P.I.) 10
ENGINEER
____________
DATE ______ Intersections of
CERTIFIED vertical and diagonal (M.P.I.) 20
members in roof trusses
_ __________
DATE: ________
E. Radiographs shall be made using a single source of either x-or gamma radiation.
CONSTRUCTION
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The methodology shall conform to ASTM E 94, ASTM E 142, ASTM E 747, and
________________
ASTM E 1032. The following Radiographic Procedures are to be followed in
DATE: _________ addition to procedures spilled out in AWS D 1.1.
OPERATIONS

______________ 1. Radiography shall be performed in accordance with all applicable safety


DATE:_________
requirements.
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2. When the Contract Documents require the removal of weld


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reinforcement, the welds shall be prepared for radiography by grinding as


described in AWS D 1.1.
Date:
By:

3. Weld tabs shall be removed prior to radiographic inspection unless


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THIS INDICATES THAT REV. NO.________

(DCC) NO.: __________________________

otherwise approved by the Engineer.


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4. When required, steel backing shall be removed and the surface shall be
finished flush by grinding as described in AWS D 1.1.
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5. Radiographic film shall be as described in ASTM E 94, lead foil screens


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shall be used as described in ASTM E 94. Fluorescent screens shall not


be permitted.
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6. All radiographs shall be free from mechanical, chemical, or other


blemishes to the extent that they cannot mask or be confused with the
image of any discontinuity in the area of interest in the radiograph.
DESCRIPTION

7. Before a weld subject to radiographic testing by the Contractor for the


Owner is accepted, all of its radiographs, including any that show
unacceptable quality prior to repair, and a report interpreting them shall
be submitted to the verification inspector.

F. The following distribution of slag inclusions, or single or aligned gas pockets,


throughout the length of the weld shall be acceptable. The length of inclusions is
in a direction measured parallel with the length of the weld.
DATE JOB/EWO

1. Multiple inclusions, 0.3 mm - 1.6 mm in length at a pitch not less than 10


mm.
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NO.

2. Single inclusions, 1.6 mm - 3.00 mm in length separated by at least 150


mm.
DISCIPLINE
ENGINEER

__ ________ _
3. Groups of three inclusions, 1.6 mm - 2.4 mm in length at a pitch not less
 DATE: ________ than 10 mm, the groups separated by at least 150 mm. 
PROJECT
ENGINEER
4. A single inclusion of not greater than 6 mm in length.
____________
DATE ______

CERTIFIED G. Any area of weld which is found to be unacceptable shall be ground out and
rewelded. The grinding process shall provide a tapering transition from the
_ __________ unacceptable to the acceptable portion of the weld.
DATE: ________

CONSTRUCTION
AGENCY
H. The decision of the Engineer on the acceptability of any weld shall be final.
________________
DATE: _________ 3.06 WELDERS' TEST
OPERATIONS

______________ A. Only certificated welders, tested and certified by an authority acceptable to the
DATE:_________
Engineer, shall be employed in fabricating the works.
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B. Welders tests are divided into two categories. The first will be applicable to shop
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and site welders who will be making the more commonly used configuration of
joints, and the second covers the more difficult or unusual welds where, due to
Date:
By:

problems of access or number of meeting plates or sections or other


peculiarities, the welding is more liable to be defective and/or of greater structural
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(DCC) NO.: __________________________

importance.
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C. Tests in the first category will normally be chosen from AWS A 2.4 Part 1. To
simulate the conditions which will apply to the work, the thickness of the test
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plates may be increased over that specified and may in addition be tested by non
destructive means, so that all the weld is examined. The standard of acceptance
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shall be the same as that which will be applied to the work.


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D. In the case of shop welders who have been tested within the last 6 months on
similar joints to those proposed for the present work the production of acceptable
certificates of competence may result in waiving of the first category of welders'
test. The acceptance of these certificates shall be at the sole discretion of the
Engineer.
DESCRIPTION

E. The second category of welders' test shall consist of a "mock-up" of the joint or
joints in question and shall be in all material respects the same as on the work
itself. The completed joint shall be submitted to non-destructive examination to
the same standard as would apply to the work, and may also be sectioned for
further examination as directed by the Engineer.

F. If the tests in this second category are required by the Engineer, then the welding
DATE JOB/EWO

of the joints so represented shall be limited to those welders who have


satisfactorily completed such a test.

G. The cost of making all welders' tests in either of the categories shall be borne by
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the Contractor.
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