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 by Planning & Project Management from information collected from Operations and Maintenance, Support Operations, Central Utilities, the Office of the University Architect, University Telecommunications and Environmental Health and Safety.

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 the code and good engineering practice and bring to the attention 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 in writing to the Executive Director of Planning & Project Management on a project by project basis for review and approval.

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 by 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.


INDEX

Division headings link to directory of documents.

DIVISION 4 - MASONRY
DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/202104200Unit Masonry
04/202104901Clay Masonry Restoration and Cleaning
DIVISION 5 - METALS
DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/202105120Structural Steel
04/202105400Cold-Formed Metal Framing
04/202105500Metal Fabrications
DIVISION 8 - OPENINGS
DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/202108110Steel Doors and Frames
04/202108211Flush Wood Doors
04/202108461Sliding Automatic Entrance Doors
04/202108520Aluminum Windows
04/202108710Door Hardware
04/202108800Glass Spec
DIVISION 9 - FINISHES
DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/202109255Gypsum Board Assemblies
04/202109300Tile
04/202109511Acoustical Panel Ceilings
04/202109650Resilient Tile Flooring
04/202109666Resilient Sheet Vinyl Flooring
04/202109670Fluid Applied Flooring
04/202109680Carpet
04/202109900Paint Standards
04/202109950Wall Covering and Wall Protection
DIVISION 12 - FURNISHINGS
DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/2021129300Site Furnishings
DIVISION 14 - CONVEYING EQUIPMENT
DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/202114210Elevator Spec
DIVISION 17 - COMMUNICATIONS
DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/202117000Communications
DIVISION 26 - ELECTRICAL
DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/2021260500Common Electrical Work
04/2021260519Low-Voltage Electrical Power Conductors and Cables
04/2021260526Grounding
04/2021260529Hangers and Supports
04/2021260533Raceway and Boxes For Electrical Systems
04/2021260536Cable Trays for Electrical Systems
04/2021260539Underfloor Raceways for Electrical Systems
04/2021260543Underground Ducts and Raceways For Electrical Systems
04/2021260548Vibration and Seismic Controls For Electrical Systems
04/2021260553Identification for Electrical Systems
04/2021260573Overcurrent Protective Device Coordination Study
04/2021260913Electrical Power Monitoring and Control
04/2021260923Lighting Control Devices
04/2021260933Central Dimming Controls
04/2021260936Modular Dimming Controls
04/2021260943Network Lighting Controls
04/2021261200Medium-Voltage Transformers
04/2021262100Low-Voltage Overhead Electrical Power Systems
04/2021262200Low-Voltage Transformers
04/2021262300Low-Voltage Switchgear
04/2021262313Paralleling Low-Voltage Switchgear
04/2021262413Switchboards
04/2021262416Panelboards
04/2021262419Motor-Control Centers
04/2021262500Enclosed Bus Assemblies (8-14)
04/2021262600Power Distribution Units
04/2021262726Wiring Devices
04/2021262813Fuses
04/2021262816Enclosed Switches and Circuit Breakers
04/2021262913Enclosed Controllers
04/2021262923Variable-Frequency Motor Controllers
04/2021263213Engine Generators
04/2021263323Central Battery Equipment
04/2021263353Static Uninterruptible Power Supply
04/2021263533Power Factor Correction Equipment (8-14)
04/2021263600Transfer Switches
04/2021264113Lightning Protection for Structures
04/2021264200Cathodic Protection
04/2021264313Transient-Voltage Suppression for Low-Voltage Electrical Power Circuits
04/2021265100Interior Lighting
04/2021265600Exterior Lighting
DIVISION 27 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS
DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/2021270000Telecommunications - ISP
04/2021270528Communications Pathways
DIVISION 32 - EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS
DATESECTION #SECTION TITLE
04/2021329200Turf and Grasses
04/2021329300Plants