Design Submissions & Deliverables

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WCU Design and Construction Department oversees the development of design and documentation for each project at West Chester University and establishes the standards to be incorporated into each project. In addition to these standards, Design Professionals shall prepare documentation of a project for implementation in accordance with these pre-established standards, and the requirements of  Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE or ‘the System’), and the Pennsylvania Department of General Services documentation standards (see respective websites for details).

On each project, the Design Professional shall submit the design checklist (attached herein), along with the deliverables at the end of each design phase for University’s review. The status of each item shall be indicated on the design checklist, with a check mark meaning the item has been submitted, or a written statement of justification for those items not included.

Each item required in a previous phase shall be further developed and submitted as part of the subsequent phases. Submissions shall be made at the conclusion of each of the following phases (unless otherwise noted in the Professional’s contract):

  • Programming/Planning Phase
  • Sketch Design (may be omitted at the discretion of the University)
  • Schematic Design Phase
  • Design Development Phase
  • Construction Documentation Phase
  • Pre-Final Documentation Phase
  • Final Documentation Phase

The following transmittal / checklist shall be completed and attached to each submission package in quantities as stipulated:

General Criteria

Schematic Phase

  • Schematic level design drawings
  • Scope of work narrative including outline of relevant specification sections
  • Comparison of capacities i.e. programmed space sf vs. design
  • List of applicable building codes
  • Building code review describing compliance for major code issues and building systems
  • List of anticipated variance requests
  • Anticipated building and space occupancy criteria
  • Life safety egress plans with identification of security and access points
  • LEED level goals and LEED checklist
  • Verification statement indicating the design complies with the established WCU project program and cost criteria
  • Municipal zoning and Land Development review (if applicable)
  • Completion of DEP planning module (if applicable)
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Design Development Phase

  • Design development drawings
  • Outline specification including specific relevant specification sections
  • Final Land Development plans (if applicable)
  • Description of construction phasing
  • Description of proposed occupancy within construction zone
  • Description of water/vapor barrier
  • characteristics of building envelope (roof and exterior wall) construction
  • Energy modeling study
  • Listing of Design criteria issues which do not comply with WCU Design Guidelines or program direction
  • Schematic Phase Review comments and responses, highlighting unresolved items
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Construction Document Phase

  • 50% construction drawings
  • 95% construction drawings
  • 100% construction drawings
  • Specification (see section below)
  • Documents as required by building codes to show allowable maximum capacity / egress in each room
  • List of all code requirements and relevant variances for project
  • If multiple alternates, provide clear indication of the scope of each and estimated project impact (cost or time)
  • Identification of construction phasing (if applicable)
  • Design development or previous submittal review comments and responses highlighting unresolved items
  • Updated List of design criteria / concepts /details et which do not comply with WCU Design Guidelines or program direction
  • Confirmation of LEED criteria (attach score sheet)
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Specifications

Schematic Phase

  • System and material narrative description
  • List of anticipated divisions and sections
  • Initial list of anticipated sole source specified items
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Design Development Phase

  • Outline or preliminary specifications indicating project specific features of major construction materials, major equipment, and preliminary component materials
  • Refined list of sole source items
  • product spec sheets of specific materials proposed for inclusion in project
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Construction Document Phase

  • Complete product specification including proposed modifications to PASSHE Division One components
  • Confirmation of receipt of Sole Source approvals from PASSHE / State.
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Site Work

Schematic Phase

  • Site plans existing and new conditions
  • Building / project outlines
  • Site entrances, roads & driveways
  • General parking, service vehicles, special use & ADA spaces
  • Loading dock, service entrance locations with trash compactor access route and service vehicle and custodial access
  • Bus stop / shelter (if applicable)
  • Waste / recycling collection areas
  • Walkway locations
  • Site utilities
  • Emergency vehicle access, code compliance, fire dep connection
  • Security during construction
  • Preliminary grading plan
  • Stormwater management plan
  • Preliminary site lighting plan
  • PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Design Development Phase

  • Design development site plans including all information previously provided and as supplemented herein
  • Final grading plan
  • Final stormwater management plan
  • Permanent exterior signage
  • Parking, roadway plans / elevations
  • Vehicular and pedestrian traffic controls
  • Grading Plan(s)
  • Site Lighting plans, equipment cut sheets, and photometrics
  • details of site fixtures and quipment
  • Utility plans, elevations & details for local governing agency approval
  • Soil erosion and sedimentation control plans during and post occupancy
  • Site logistics plane. contractor mobilization, preliminary limit of contract, contractor access and site
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Construction Document Phase

  • Final site plans including updates to all previous documentation and as supplemented herein
  • Final limit of contract
  • Area traffic plan if major walkways/ roadways are impacted
  • Site development phasing plan
  • Construction site access and utilization plan
  • Staging area
  • Construction signage
  • Site details including hardscape
  • Profiles for underground utilities
  • Pipe Sizes
  • Connection Details
  • Final Land Development approvals from governing municipality
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Landscaping

Schematic Phase

  • Schematic level landscape plans incl. existing and new conditions
  • Landscaping Concept
  • Existing Irrigation
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Design Development Phase

  • Design development site plans including all information previously provided and as updated
  • Irrigation Plan
  • Landscape details and elevations
  • Preliminary plant schedules
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Construction Document Phase

  • Final landscape plans including updates to all previous documentation and as supplemented herein
  • Protection of existing trees and significant plantings during construction
  • Soil preparation and planting specifications
  • Landscape Irrigation Details and legends
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Structural

Schematic Phase

  • Structural schematic plans incl existing and new conditions
  • Written description, proposed materials, foundation types, design criteria, design loads
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Design Development Phase

  • Foundation plan
  • Floor Framing plan/details
  • Roof framing plan/details
  • Large scale framing plans at unique areas
  • Schedules/details
  • Structural Sections
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Construction Document Phase

  • Final structural drawings including updates to all previous documents and as supplemented herein
  • Beam, column and slab schedules /details / notes / calculations
  • MEP equipment housekeeping pads
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Building Exterior Envelope

Schematic Phase

  • Exterior elevations showing new and/or existing conditions w/ material designations
  • Overall building cross sections
  • Roof layout
  • List of major building materials
  • Perspectives / renderings for WCU review
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Design Development Phase

  • building elevations
  • Wall sections w/ parapet & coping details
  • Roof and drainage plan
  • Exterior entrances, window/fenestration details
  • Expansion joint locations
  • Large scale building cross sections
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Construction Document Phase

  • Final exterior elevations including updates to all previous documents
  • Roof details
  • Exterior Details
  • Flashing Details
  • Control joint location and details
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Interior Components

Schematic Phase

  • Floor plans
  • Demolition plans if applicable.
  • Proposed room numbering scheme to comply w/ WCU standards
  • Area use identification and footage
  • Volume analysis
  • Mechanica, electrical & service areas
  • Preliminary layout of major spaces with fixed equipment
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Design Development Phase

  • Design development drawings incl info previously provided as updated
  • Updated floor plans
  • Large scale plans for special areas incl labs, classrooms, special teaching areas, toilet rooms, janitor closets/ custodial equipment storage, breakrooms, kitchenettes 
  • Interior elevations and details
  • Reflected ceiling plans and details
  • Wall types, fire ratings, smoke control zones
  • Plan for removal of hazardous materials
  • Fixed seating layouts
  • serving & kitchen areas
  • Preliminary equipment / furniture layouts
  • Casework / fixed equipment plans & details
  • Preliminary finish schedule
  • Preliminary door/hardware schedule w/ narrative electronic & security hardware
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Construction Document Phase

  • Final interior construction plans including updates to all previous documentation and as supplemented herein
  • Additional large scale plans, interior elevations & details as required
  • Final finish schedules
  • Final door & hardware schedules
  • Room signage
  • Schedule of proposed moveable equipment not indicated on the contract documents, but required prior to move-in
  • Schedule of specialty fixtures/equipment including lab, kitchen and related fixtures, where applicable
  • Final schedule of room and Identification signage.
  • Details as required for project specifics (identify)

Elevators

Schematic Phase

  • Elevator & equipment room locations
  • Basis of Design Description
  • Emergency power determination
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Design Development Phase

  • Elevator shaft plans & details
  • Equipment description
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Construction Document Phase

  • Final plans including updates to all previous documents and as supplemented herein
  • Plan/details of shaft, sump pits, equipment, car, door/frame details, support details, interior details
  • Description of controls and fixtures

Accessibility

Schematic Phase

  • Accessible entrance locations
  • PO door locations
  • Areas of Refuge

Design Development Phase

  • Updated verification design is in compliance with ADAAG and WCU  requirements

Construction Document Phase

  • Updated verification final design is in compliance with ADAAG & WCU  requirements

HVAC

Schematic Phase

  • Basis of Design for all systems including strategies to meet HVAC goals
  • Initial energy calculations, for Envelope Performance compliance report
  • Initial ASHRAE 55 Thermal Comfort Analysis – documenting integrated thermal envelope and HVAC design
  • Single line diagrams for each air, hydronic, steam, condensate, and all other materials required to describe the fundamental concept for the mechanical systems
  • Indication of the amount of redundancy for all major pieces of mechanical equipment
  • Schematic plans, sections, elevations showing major equipment locations, and air intake and discharge locations
  • Gross HVAC zoning, typical individual space zoning, and operating schedules of zoned are
  • Analysis of existing utilities and or HVAC infrastructure with summary listing of required upgrades to support new work
  • Initial ASHRAE 55 Thermal Comfort Review
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Design Development Phase

  • Design development documents including all information previously provided and updated
  • Preliminary calculations and load summaries with breakdowns for major areas, subsystems and equipment loads
  • Building airflow diagram showing inter-relationship of air handlers exhaust fans, duct risers, and duct mains and primary dampers
  • Building hydronic and heating system diagrams showing inter- relationship of heating/cooling equipment, heat exchangers, pumps, pipe risers and mains and isolation and control valves
  • Locations of air control devices e. damper along with shaft access requirements
  • Duct layout of typical spaces w/ special attention to classroom/specialty area design requirements for air distribution and noise
  • schedules for major pieces of equipment
  • Equipment locations, large scaleplans, sections, and elevations.
  • Documentation of system/equipment maintenance and service requirements
  • locations of fire dampers, smoke dampers, combination F/S dampers, and air control devices with access provisions
  • Control diagrams for all mechanical and plumbing systems
  • Outline of major control sequence of operation
  • Sound and vibration control analysis, attenuation requirements, and methods for control
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Construction Document Phase

  • Final mechanical system drawings including updates to all previous submissions and as supplemented herein
  • Indicate duct sizes and air flow quantities relative to each room including CFM in and out of all doors
  • Detailed piping and duct design showing all sizes, expansion compensation and structural support requirements
  • Location of control panels, transformers, lab air valves, volume control boxes, thermostats and control valves
  • Large scale plans and sections showing coordinated systems in constricted areas
  • Equipment details incl structural support and vibrations isolation methods
  • penetration and sleeve details
  • Space zoning diagram by system
  • Connection to campus fire alarm and HVAC control and security systems
  • Final equipment schedules
  • Detailed control drawings, including clear differentiation of trade responsibility for control power, fire and control power wiring
  • Detailed sequence of operations with specific setpoints for all control loops including connection to fire alarm, campus control and security systems
  • Final design Calculations
  • Final Energy modeling
  • Final HVAC portion of Energy Performance compliance Report
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Plumbing

Schematic Phase

  • Single line diagram for each plumbing system component incl domestic, sanitary, storm, gas, RO/DI, vacuum, processed water and other materials to describe the fundamental concept for all plumbing systems
  • Water supply, storm and sanitary leads
  • Major equipment locations
  • Restroom locations
  • List of any special sanitary waste products
  • List of recommended redundancy requirements
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Design Development Phase

  • Design development documents including all information previously provided and updated
  • Updated design criteria for plumbing systems including set points, water quality levels e
  • Preliminary floor plans of mechanical rooms with all components and service access
  • Preliminary piping plans with indication of required service access areas
  • Meter locations
  • backflow prevention locations
  • Fixture schedules
  • Equipment schedules (major equipment)
  • Determine need for pretreatment of sanitarywaste
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Construction Document Phase

  • Final plumbing drawings including updates to previous submissions as supplemented herein
  • Floor plans w/ all components & service access
  • Detailed piping design w/ pipe sizes indicated
  • Foundation drain layout
  • Typical plumbing details including structural support requirements
  • Equipment piping, penetration & sleeve detail
  • Water riser diagram, including assumed fixture counts per floor connection
  • Waste / vent riser diagrams including fixture counts per floor connection
  • Design calculations
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Fire Protection

Schematic Phase

  • Single line diagrams for fire protection system and notations as required to describe the fundamental design concept for the system
  • Confirmation ofadequacy of serving utility
  • Location of main utility connection
  • Fire pump need assessment, coordinated with Plant Operations and WCU Environmental Health and Safety
  • Sprinkler pipinglayout
  • Proposed locations of fire department connections and test headers
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Design Development Phase

  • Design development system performance documents including all information previously provided and updated
  • Preliminary piping plans
  • Preliminary floor plans of mechanical rooms with all components and required service access drawn to scale
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Construction Document Phase

  • Final fire protection system drawings including updates to all previous submissions and as supplemented herein
  • header and riser layouts w/ indication of services access area
  • Piping design w/ pipe sizes, location of zone valves, drains & hose connection points
  • Design calculations & critical zone calculation
  • Typical sprinkler installation details including structural support details
  • Penetration details
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Electrical Power

Schematic Phase

  • Electrical demolition (if applicable)
  • Single line diagrams with equipment ratings
  • Manhole duct bank building entry location
  • Exterior equipment locations
  • Substation, generator and electric room locations as applicable
  • Substation generator and ATS descriptions
  • Preliminary substation and generator room plans
  • Panel numbering schemes
  • Lightning protection analysis
  • Special systems and equipment listings
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Design Development Phase

  • Design development system performance documents including all information previously provided and updated
  • Manhole, ductbank and bldg entry plans/ details
  • Normal power riser diagram with circuit breaker, fuse, conduit, wire sizes and updated single line diagram
  • Emergency power riser diagram with circuit breaker, fuse, conduit, and wire sizes
  • Grounding riser diagram
  • Preliminary fault current and coordination
  • Substation standard details
  • List of equipment proposed to be on emergency or standby power
  • Electrical Load calculations
  • Preliminary panel schedules
  • Typical Panel arc flash and color code labels
  • Electrical equipment location plans
  • Typical electrical outlet location plans
  • Plan for temporary power during construction
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Construction Document Phase

  • Final electrical power drawings including updates to all previous submissions as supplemented herein
  • Details of power service to building
  • Power plans, including primary cable,race ways, feeder conduits, electrical loads, duplex & special receptacles, branch circuitry design
  • Emergency Power system plans.
  • Controls and details
  • Connections to other building systems including fire alarm systems, HVAC systems, BAS systems, LAN
  • Details of non-standard electrical installations
  • Conduit and wire sizes for services, feeders, and special branch circuits
  • Notes identifying locations of separate and shared neutrals
  • Switchgear and MCC elevations
  • Grounding details
  • Roof and penetration details
  • Settings for contractor furnished equipment
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Lighting

Schematic Phase

  • General drawing notes
  • Proposed light levels
  • Fixture, lamp and controls description
  • Preliminary interior and outdoor lighting plans
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Design Development Phase

  • Design development system documents incl all information previously provided as updated
  • Interior a/ exterior lighting and control plans
  • Fixture types and schedules
  • Control systems and control device descriptions
  • Typical photometric calculations
  • Dimming, daylighting with calculations and low voltage control zones documentation
  • Proposed lighting fixture catalog cuts
  • Energy Code Calculations
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Construction Document Phase

  • Final lighting drawings w/ updates to all previous submissions as supplemented herein
  • Interior and exterior lighting plans incl control systems, devices, lighting panels, switching and circuiting, sequence of operations, schematics and wiring diagrams
  • Installation details & structural support
  • Normal and Emergency lighting photometrics
  • conduit / wire sizes for lighting branch circuits
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Fire Alarm

Schematic Phase

  • System Description coordinated with campus proprietary system
  • FA panel locations
  • Preliminary FA device and appliance location plans

Design Development Phase

  • Riser Diagram
  • FA panel, device, and appliance location plans
  • Additional information as determined by Professional (please identify)

Construction Document Phase

  • Final fire alarm drawings including updates to previous submissions as supplemented herein
  • Detailed FA panel, device and appliance location plans including duct detectors, fire / smoke dampers, sprinkler flow & tamper switches, monitor and control modules, door hold opens, door lock releases
  • Strobe light candela ratings
  • Details to HVAC, fire pump, fire suppression, electronic door systems
  • Detailed sequences of operations

Communications (Voice, Data, Video)

Schematic Phase

  • Summary of Access and security needs
  • Manhole ductbank and building entry locations
  • TNS space location plan
  • Riser diagram
  • Preliminary cable tray plans

Design Development Phase

  • List of equipment and preliminary layout of telecomm spaces
  • Backboard locations in TNS spaces
  • Raceway and grounding riser diagrams
  • Conduit and Cable tray layout and sizes
  • Material cut sheets
  • Typical voice data and video outlet locations
  • Emergency phone locations and type
  • Courtesy phone locations

Construction Document Phase

  • Detailed voice data and outlet locations
  • Details of service to the building
  • Floor box schedule
  • Conduit, outlet box, and floor box installation
  • Power outlet locations in the TNS spaces
  • Final Equipment rack location in the TNS spaces

Security (Access Controls Surveillance and Security Alarms)

Schematic Phase

  • System descriptions. Access Controls,
  • Surveillance and Security Alarms
  • Panel Locations, rack and wall space requirements
  • Preliminary Device Location Plans
  • Narrative of Security Systems needs

Design Development Phase

  • Riser Diagrams
  • Equipment location Plans
  • Electronic Security Equipment Closet Layout
  • Emergency Phone Locations and type

Construction Document Phase

  • Detailed equipment location plans
  • Equipment schedules (including all device specifications and electronic security system specifications)
  • Concealed and exposed raceways
  • Wiring Diagrams (Show quantity, typed, and splice and termination locations)
  • Installation Details (Must include field device installation details)
  • Detailed Sequences of Operations
  • Trade coordination diagrams showing clearly the responsibility of each trade contractor responsible for security

Project Cost

Schematic Phase

  • Initial Cost Estimate

Design Development Phase

  • Updated cost estimate

Construction Document Phase

  • Updated cost estimate
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