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 Sep 28, 2020

Cover Sheet & Table of Contents

Contract Administration (Division 1)

General Trades (Divisions 2 - 14)

Division 2 - Existing Conditions

Division 3 - Concrete

Division 4 - Masonry

Division 5 - Metals

Division 6 - Wood, Plastics, and Composites

Division 7 - Thermal and Moisture Protection

Division 8 - Openings (access is restricted - finding BDS files in SIMS)
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Division 9 - Finishes

Division 10 - Specialties

Division 11 - Equipment

Division 12 - Furnishings

Division 13 - Special Construction

Division 14 - Conveying Systems

Sustainability (Division 18)

Division 18 - Sustainabilty - Effective September 28, 2020

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)

Appendix

Appendix A - Building Automation Systems
     • FOD - for FOD Buildings
     • SL - for Student Life Buildings
     • WMC - for Wexner Medical Center Buildings

Appendix B - Requirements for Access

Appendix C - not used

Appendix D - not used

Appendix E - Requirements for Survey Information

Appendix F - Standard Title Sheet and Title Block

Appendix G - not used

Appendix G-1 - Cleaning, Flushing, & Water Treatment Procedure

Appendix H - not used

Appendix I - not used

Appendix J - Ranges of Design Limits for Sound Controls

Appendix K - Corrosion-Scale Inhibitors, Microbiocides, and Water Analysis Services for Cooling Towers

Appendix L - Sample Specs for Condenser Water Treatment

Appendix M - Communications Wiring Standard (access is restricted - finding BDS files in SIMS)
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Appendix N - not used (incorporated into Appendix W)

Appendix O - Classroom Guidelines

Appendix P - Walkway Policy

Appendix Q - Tree Grading Standard

Appendix R - not used

Appendix S - Signage Standards

Appendix T - System Training Sample Specifications

Appendix U - Building Steam Systems and Utilization Design Criteria

Appendix V - Safety Health and Environment

Appendix W - Laboratory Hoods, Safety Cabinets, and Ventilation Systems

Appendix X - not used

Appendix Y - Basic Security Planning - Minimum Design Requirements

Appendix Z - not used

 

MEDICAL CENTER

Appendix E - Electrical System Labeling and Identification

 

Complete Document

One complete 24 mb PDF file, published Sep 28, 2020 (access is restricted - finding BDS files in SIMS)

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