Building Design Standards

 

Building Design Standards

Facilities Operations and Development is responsible for the content and maintenance of the Ohio State Building Design Standards (BDS). These standards provide guidance when preparing construction documents.

Published January 10, 2022

Cover Sheet & Table of Contents

Contract Administration (Division 1)

Sustainability (Division 18)

Division 18 - Sustainabilty 
        - Sustainability Applicability Matrix Spreadsheet -
                   Construction Budget Over $50k or Under $50k
        - Owner's Project Requirements -
                   Construction Budget Over $50k or Under $50k

Plumbing, HVAC, Fire, Electric (Divisions 21 - 28)

Division 21 - Fire Protection

Division 22 - Plumbing

Division 23 - HVAC

Division 26 - Electrical

Division 27 - Communications (access is restricted - finding BDS files in SIMS)
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Division 28 - Electronic Safety and Security (access is restricted - finding BDS files in SIMS)
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Site, Infrastructure, and Power Generation (Divisions 31 - 48)

Division 31 - Earthwork

Division 32 - Exterior Improvements

Division 33 - Utilities (access is restricted - finding BDS files in SIMS)
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Division 40 - Process Interconnections

Division 48 - Electrical Power Generation (and Allied Facilities)

 

Complete Document

One complete 24 mb PDF file, published July 15, 2022 (access is restricted - finding BDS files in SIMS)

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