University of Rochester Design Standards

Introduction

The standards set forth in this document are intended to serve as design and construction standard guidelines for the University of Rochester. As such, they reflect the planning, design, construction, and maintenance expertise of University personnel. The standards have been compiled and edited based on information collected from Facilities Operations, Support Operations, Utilities and Energy Management, the Office of the University Architect, University IT, Environmental Health and Safety, and other subject matter experts.

As standards for the University, the information is to be applied to renovation and new construction from the very first planning and design stages through actual construction and facilities maintenance and management. The information included within each standard section contains procedures to be followed, materials to be used, or design guidelines which the University of Rochester has found to be appropriate to assure the quality desired at the University now and through our future maintenance of these facilities. The standards may not be appropriate for all situations nor are they intended to discourage new means and methods being explored. Design professionals are responsible for confirming the standards are consistent with applicable codes and good engineering practice, as well as documenting any deviations that are required to comply with code requirements, engineering best practices or recommendations due to special project circumstances.

Deviations from these standards shall be requested on a project-by-project basis for review and approval. For projects managed in e-Builder, requests shall be made within e-Builder using the Design Standard Update Request Form. For projects not utilizing e-Builder, requests shall be made using the Design Standard Update/Variance Request form available at the link below.

The standards included herein shall serve as a program of quality for all University-wide design, construction, and maintenance procedures. The level of quality deemed appropriate for any one standard is determined on the basis of reliability, serviceability, safety, and cost. The information contained in these standards is not specific to any one project, but common to all Facilities projects

The University of Rochester Design Standards is not to be used as specifications.

Design Standards Governance
FORM: Design Standard Update, Change or Variance Request

Index

DIVISION 01 - General Requirements

DIVISION 02 - Existing Conditions

DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/01/202102060Building Demolition
04/01/202102070Selective Demolition
04/01/202102080Utility Materials
04/01/202102230Site Clearing
04/01/202102260Excavation Support and Protection
04/01/202102300Earthwork
04/01/202102510Water Distribution
04/01/202102511Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving
04/01/202102515Unit Pavers
04/01/202102530Sanitary Sewerage
04/01/202102553Natural Gas Distribution
04/01/202102554Fuel-Oil Distribution (Applies to Generator Fuel Tanks)
04/01/202102630Storm Drainage
04/01/202102711Foundation Drainage Systems
04/01/202102751Cement Concrete Pavement
04/01/202102764Pavement Joint Sealants
04/01/202102813Lawn Sprinkler Piping
04/01/202102831Chain Link Fences and Gates

DIVISION 03 - Concrete

DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/01/202103300Cast-In-Place Concrete
04/01/202103410Structural Precast Concrete ? Plant Cast

DIVISION 04 - Masonry

DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/01/202104200Unit Masonry
04/01/202104901Clay Masonry Restoration and Cleaning

DIVISION 05 - Metals

DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/01/202105120Structural Steel
04/01/202105400Cold-Formed Metal Framing
04/01/202105500Metal Fabrications

DIVISION 06 - Wood and Plastics and Composites

DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/01/202106100Rough Carpentry
04/01/202106200Finish Carpentry
04/01/202106402Interior Architectural Woodwork

DIVISION 07 - Thermal and Moisture Protection

DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/01/202107050Thermal and Moisture Protection
04/01/202107110Ice and Water Shield Membrane
04/01/202107220Roof Insulation
04/01/202107300Roofing
04/01/202107314Slate Roofing
04/01/202107515Cold Process Builtup Roofing
04/01/202107620Sheet Metal Flashings and Trim
04/01/202107840Firestopping Standards

DIVISION 08 - Openings

DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/01/202108110Steel Doors and Frames
04/01/202108211Flush Wood Doors
04/01/202108461Sliding Automatic Entrance Doors
04/01/202108520Aluminum Windows
04/01/202108710Door Hardware
04/01/202108800Glazing

DIVISION 09 - Finishes

DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/01/202109255Gypsum Board Assemblies
04/01/202109300Tile
04/01/202109511Acoustical Panel Ceilings
04/01/202109650Resilient Tile Flooring
04/01/202109666Resilient Sheet Vinyl Flooring
04/01/202109670Fluid Applied Flooring
04/01/202109680Carpet
04/01/2021099000Paint and Coatings
04/01/202109950Wall Covering and Wall Protection

DIVISION 10 - Specialties

DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/01/202110100Visual Display Boards
04/01/202110151Cubicle Curtains
04/01/202110155Toilet Compartments
04/01/202110190Cubicle Curtain Track
04/01/202110191Nurse Call Pullcords for Toilets, Baths & Showers
04/01/202110260Corner Guards, Handrails
04/01/202110425Signs
04/01/202110520Fire Equipment Specialties
04/01/202110801Toilet and Bath Accessories
04/01/202110802Hand Sanitizer Dispensers

DIVISION 12 - Furnishings

DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/01/2021129300Site Furnishings

DIVISION 14 - Conveying Equipment

DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/01/202114210Electric Traction Elevators

DIVISION 23 - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/01/2021230500General Provisions
04/01/2021230516Expansion Compensation
04/01/2021230548Vibration Elimination
04/01/2021230713Duct Insulation
04/01/2021230716Equipment Insulation
04/01/2021230900Instrumentation and Controls for HVAC
04/01/2021230943Air Compressors
04/01/2021232100Compression Tank
04/01/2021232113Piping Insulation
04/01/2021232123Pumps Centrifugal
04/01/2021232200Cogen District Hot Water Standard
04/01/2021233100Duct Work
04/01/2021233416Centrifugal HVAC Fans
04/01/2021233433Air Curtains
04/01/2021233713Diffusers, Registers, Grilles
04/01/2021233816Fume Hoods and Local Exhaust
04/01/2021233917Biosafety Cabinet Standards
04/01/2021236201Ice Machines - Medical Center: Patient Care and Labs
04/01/2021237323Custom AHU
04/01/2021237523Semi-Custom and Pre-Engineered AHU
04/01/2021238216Air Coils
04/01/2021238219Fan Coil Units

DIVISION 26 - Electrical

DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/01/2021260500Common Electrical Work
04/01/2021260519Low-Voltage Electrical Power Conductors and Cables
04/01/2021260526Grounding
04/01/2021260529Hangers and Supports
04/01/2021260533Raceway and Boxes For Electrical Systems
04/01/2021260536Cable Trays for Electrical Systems
04/01/2021260539Underfloor Raceways for Electrical Systems
04/01/2021260543Underground Ducts and Raceways For Electrical Systems
04/01/2021260548Vibration and Seismic Controls For Electrical Systems
04/01/2021260553Identification for Electrical Systems
04/01/2021260573Overcurrent Protective Device Coordination Study
04/01/2021260913Electrical Power Monitoring and Control
04/01/2021260923Lighting Control Devices
04/01/2021260933Central Dimming Controls
04/01/2021260936Modular Dimming Controls
04/01/2021260943Network Lighting Controls
04/01/2021261200Medium-Voltage Transformers
04/01/2021262100Low-Voltage Overhead Electrical Power Systems
04/01/2021262200Low-Voltage Transformers
04/01/2021262300Low-Voltage Switchgear
04/01/2021262313Paralleling Low-Voltage Switchgear
04/01/2021262413Switchboards
04/01/2021262416Panelboards
04/01/2021262419Motor-Control Centers
04/01/2021262500Enclosed Bus Assemblies (8-14)
04/01/2021262600Power Distribution Units
04/01/2021262726Wiring Devices
04/01/2021262813Fuses
04/01/2021262816Enclosed Switches and Circuit Breakers
04/01/2021262913Enclosed Controllers
04/01/2021262923Variable-Frequency Motor Controllers
04/01/2021263213Engine Generators
04/01/2021263323Central Battery Equipment
04/01/2021263353Static Uninterruptible Power Supply
04/01/2021263533Power Factor Correction Equipment (8-14)
04/01/2021263600Transfer Switches
04/01/2021264113Lightning Protection for Structures
04/01/2021264200Cathodic Protection
04/01/2021264313Transient-Voltage Suppression for Low-Voltage Electrical
04/01/2021265100Interior Lighting
04/01/2021265600Exterior Lighting

DIVISION 27 - Telecommunications

DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/01/2021270000Telecommunications - ISP
04/01/2021270528Communications Pathways

DIVISION 32 - Exterior Improvements

DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/01/2021329200Turf & Grasses
04/01/2021329300Plants

DIVISION 33 - Utilities

DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/01/2021330000Utility Metering Standard
04/01/2021337233Electric Utility Metering Standard
04/01/2021338000Communications Utilities OSP