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.

Updated Jan 25, 2019

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

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

Divisions 21-28 Facility Services - Document Requirements

Division 21 - Fire Protection

Division 22 - Plumbing

Division 23 - HVAC

Division 26 - Electrical

Division 27 - Communications

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 System Specifications

Appendix B - Requirements for Access

Appendix C - Energy and Sustainability

Appendix D - Service Space Design Standards

Appendix E - Requirements for Survey Information

Appendix F - Standard Title Sheet and Title Block

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

Appendix H - Sewer Auxiliary Metering Systems

Appendix I - Examples of Piling Cost Calculations

Appendix J - Ranges of Design Limits for Sound Controls

Appendix K - Technical Provisions for Corrosion

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 - Lab Hoods, BioSafety, and Laminar Flow Cabinets

Appendix O - Classroom Guidelines

Appendix P - Walkway Policy

Appendix Q - Tree Grading Standard

Appendix R - Window Air Conditioner Policy

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 - LEED Sustainability and Guidelines

Appendix Y - Basic Security Planning - Minimum Design Requirements

Appendix Z - Building Information Modeling

Wexner Medical Center

Division 1 - General Requirements

Division 8 - Openings (access is restricted - finding BDS files in SIMS)
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Division 14 - Conveying Systems

Divisions 21-28 - Facility Services - Document Requirements

Division 21 - Fire Protection

Division 22 - Plumbing

Division 23 - HVAC

Division 26 - Electrical

Division 27 - Communications

Division 28 - Electronic Safety and Security (access is restricted - finding BDS files in SIMS)
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MC Appendix A - Instrumentation and Control for HVAC

MC Appendix B - Eyewash Guidelines

MC Appendix C - Interiors

MC Appendix D - Signage

MC Appendix E - Electrical System Labeling and Identification

 

Complete Document

One complete 24 mb PDF file, uploaded Jan 25, 2019 (access is restricted - finding BDS files in SIMS)
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