In addition to incorporating the specified design program and the general design parameters
noted and/or referenced herein, the University has established the following specific
HVAC criteria for all buildings:
Campus Geothermal System, refer to attachment, dated June 3, 2010 and Connection Detail,
dated March 10, 2013
No internal duct lining, except where ductwork is exposed in a space where appearance
matters, or exceptional acoustic parameters apply.
Preferred valve manufacturer for conditioned water – Bellimo – which is higher quality
and more universally adaptable to controllers.
5-year warranty required parts and labor for chillers, boilers, evaporators, condensers,
all climate control equipment and the like. WCU will need to discuss with the design
team the costs associated with these warranty requirements.
Existing buildings noises from variable speed drives or other equipment is a distraction;
pay attention to this issue and review with the University.
Keep heat pumps above ceilings in corridors, or in closets
Cool all MDF/IDF rooms and IT/AV closets to a minimum of 72 degrees
B. Plumbing Design Considerations
1. Design Guidance:
Vacuum breakers, where used, must not be buried in the walls
No compression fittings before valves when stubbing though wall under sinks
No saddle valves
Provide autoflush toilet fixtures and autosinks at all locations unless otherwise
2. Plumbing Fixtures/Fittings
Provide wall mounted sinks – manufacturers to be specified: American Standard, Kohler,
Lavatory faucets – manufacturers to be specified: Sloan, Moen, TOTO
Provide wall mounted urinals – manufacturers to be specified: American Standard, Kohler,
Urinal Flushometer – manufacturers to be specified: Sloan, TOTO, Moen Design standard:
Sloan Optima® Exposed Urinal Flushometers, Model 180 ES-S Alternate Design standard:
Sloan Optima® Concealed Urinal Flushometers, Model 192 WB ES-S
Commercial Water Closets
Provide wall mounted water closets – manufacturers to be specified: American Standard,
WC Flushometer – manufacturers to be specified: Sloan, TOTO, Moen
WC Toilet Seat – manufacturers to be specified: Bemis, Church, American Standard
Showers (in Resident Halls)
Shower fixture manufacturers to be specified: Symmons, Powers (preferred)
At all units provide pressure balancing mixing valves, chrome plated metal lever handle,
soap dish, vandal resistant shower head, adjustable spray and volume control and chrome
plated large ball joint, wall bracket/anchor plate
Commercial / Common Areas
Preferred – no burst flexible supply lines (only under cabinets)
Hard pipe – especially under wall hung sinks
Shut off valves – quarter turn valves, no key operations
Manufacturers to be specified: Elkay, Advance, Tabco, Just Manufacturing
Faucets – Manufacturers to be specified: T&S, Moen and Kohler
Faucets – Manufacturers to be specified: Moen, T&S, Kohler
Custodial Closets-Mop sinks:
Floor mounted service sink with a minimum size of 3’x2’ with 11” sides, located in
back corner. The wall around the sink must be tiled or fitted with a splash guard.
Hot and cold water faucet 30” above bottom of service sink.
Basis of Design model: Chicago faucet No. 897 with vacuum break ¾” hose thread spout
with pail hook No. 369 handles, wall brace No. R ½ flanged female adjustable arms
with integral stops and polished chromium plated.
Mop Receptors faucets – T&S, Chicago, Moen
C. Electrical Design Considerations
1. Design Guidance
General: Electrical Systems, refer to attachment, dated June 24, 2014.
Review metering requirements with WCU shops
Building lighting parameters
Site Lighting See information provided under Site Design Considerations
Clocks: American Time & Signal, A/C powered and radio controlled , SQ56BAAD304
The fire alarm panel must be fed with emergency power
All telecom HUBs that feedback the fire alarm information by fiber are to be on UPS
or emergency power
Section 27 51 16: Paging System, refer to attachment, dated July 19, 2010.
Section 28 13 00: Access Control, dated February 23, 2012.
Section 28 23 00, Video Surveillance, dated April 29, 2012
Section 28 26 23, Personal Safety Emergency System, dated April 29, 2012
Cool All MDF/IDF rooms and IT/AV closets to a minimum of 72 degrees