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Consultant Procedures and Design Guidelines

Consultant Procedures and Design Guidelines

University of Missouri's Consultant Procedures and Design Guidelines Manual is intended to assist architects, engineers, design professionals, and Design/Build contractors (A/E) in understanding the University's policies, the minimum design and submittal criteria, and the basic minimum requirements for material and products to be included in all University projects.

  • The University of Missouri Consultant Procedures and Design Guidelines are controlled from this site, unless noted.
  • The appropriate edition of the Consultant Procedures and Design Guidelines for Consultants with active UM design projects is referenced in the agreement between the University and the Consultant.
  • Consultants are responsible for downloading the standards from this site.

The manual has the following sections:

Section 1 - Orientation

Section 2 - Planning and Contract Development Guidelines

Section 3 - Design Guidelines

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Section 3, Design Guidelines

Division Guidelines

 

Summary of Recent Changes to the Consultant Procedures and Design Guidelines

2015 Q4 Changes

  1. Section 3
    1. 331015 Water Utility Distribution – New section added pertaining to projects on the Columbia campus.

2015 Q3 Changes

  1. Section 3
    1. 210100 Fire Protection System Design
      • Note 2 of Design Guidelines - Add to end of sentence "It should be noted that regardless of code exceptions for canopies or other structures that provide egress prtotection, the structures will be included per UM insurance requirements".
      • Note 4 - Added to 4.4 to eliminate pipe fitting option in residential facilities. Insert new 4.7 to state elevator shafts and equipment rooms shall not contain sprinkler heads regardless of code. Deleted reference to elevator equipment rooms in 4.6.
    2. 230002 - Biocontainment Laboratory Design Criteria
      • 2.4.6 - Inserted new option to use Lab Demand-Based Ventilation and Optimized Minimum ACH by monitoring concentrations of identified chemicals.
      • 6.4.1 - Inserted new option to use Lab Demand-Based Ventilation and Optimized Minimum ACH for Lab Animal spaces also.
    3. 230003 Chemistry Laboratory Design Criteria
      • 2.3.6 - Inserted new option to use Lab Demand-Based Ventilation and Optimized Minimum ACH by monitoring concentrations of identified chemicals.
    4. 232100 Building Hydronic Piping and Pump Systems - Numerous modifications to allow rolled groove fittings in mechanical rooms. Included balance, check, strainers and other valves manufactured by Victaulic. New details added for HW HX, condensate pump and steam PRV’s from MU.
    5. 336340 Steam Manholes and Structures - Add to 1.5 referencing the waterproofing as detailed in Section 336354.
    6. 336344 Steam and Condensate Chase - Add to 1.5 referencing the waterproofing as detailed in Section 336345.
    7. 336347 336347-Steam Concrete Walk Tunnels - Add line A.9 referencing the waterproofing as detailed in Section 336345 and reference the detail for tunnels. Remove B.3.X entirely (outdated and redundant).
    8. 336354 General Concrete Requirements – Waterproofing - Tunnels, chases and manhole sections should reference 336354 General Concrete Requirements-Waterproofing, rather than repeat it. It states “GENERAL: The scope of this document is to provide instruction for the installation of waterproofing of concrete steam chases, tunnels, and manholes”.
      • Add 336354 - Detail-Tunnel Waterproofing Layout1.pdf.
    9. 260500 Common Work Results for Electrical - Added a comment clarifying the University’s preferred method of meeting 2014 NEC section 240.87 Arc Energy Reduction. See also 262116 Electrical Service Entrance
    10. 260573 Overcurrent Protective Device Coordination Study - Eliminated section and replaced it with the following new section merging the requirements for the OCPD Coordination Study and Arc Flash Analysis.
    11. 260574 Arc Flash Analysis - Eliminated section and replaced it with the following new section merging the requirements for the OCPD Coordination Study and Arc Flash Analysis.
    12. 260573 Low Voltage Eletrical Systems Studies - NEW design guideline section to streamline the 2 sections and clarified submittal requirements by designer and contractor.
    13. 262116 Electrical Service Entrance - on 2nd page, added a comment clarifying the University’s preferred method of meeting 2014 NEC section 240.87 Arc Energy Reduction. New LV Service Entrance Details all in one file in .dwg.
    14. 336340 Steam Manholes and Structures - Added to 1.5 referencing the waterproofing as detailed in Section 336354.
    15. 336344-Steam and Condensate Chase - Added to 1.5 referencing the waterproofing as detailed in Section 336345.
    16. 336347-Steam Concrete Walk Tunnels
      • Added line A.9 referencing the waterproofing as detailed in Section 336345 and reference the detail for tunnels.
      • Remove B.3.X entirely.
    17. 336354 General Concrete Requirements – Waterproofing - Tunnels, chases and manhole sections should reference 336354 General Concrete Requirements-Waterproofing, rather than repeat it. It states “GENERAL: The scope of this document is to provide instruction for the installation of waterproofing of concrete steam chases, tunnels, and manholes.” Added 336354_Detail-Tunnel_Waterproofing Layout1.pdf (and .dwg)

2015 Q1 Changes

  1. Section 2.1.2.6.1 Changed ADAAG to ADA Standards.
  2. Section 2.2.2.6.1 Changed ADAAG to ADA Standards.
  3. Section 2.3.1.5 Added Construction Manager at Risk.
  4. Section 2.3.1.6 Added “The Construction Manager shall be copied on all correspondence necessary to fulfill their required duties.
  5. Added Section 2.3.1.7 The consultant will have the responsibility to collaborate with the Construction Manager so they may fulfill their required duties, including, but not limited to the following:
    1. Throughout the development of the design of the Project, the consultant with the Construction Manager shall jointly schedule and attend regular meetings with the Owner. The Construction Manager will consult with the Owner and Architect regarding site use and improvements and the selection of materials, building systems and equipment. The Construction Manager will provide recommendations on construction feasibility; actions designed to minimize adverse effects of labor or material shortages; time requirements for procurement, installation and construction completion; and factors related to construction cost, including estimates of alternative designs or materials, preliminary budgets and possible economies.
    2. Based upon the Construction Cost Budget, the Construction Manager will provide an evaluation of the program and Construction Cost Budget, each in terms of the other. The consultant is still required to provide estimates of construction cost as part of the Basic Services listed in the Standard Consulting Agreement. The consultant shall collaborate with the Construction Manager on the estimated construction costs. The consultant is still responsible to provide a design within the owner’s Construction Cost Budget.
    3. The regular meeting described in Section 2.3.1.7.1 shall serve as a forum for the exchange of information concerning the Project and review of the design submittals with the Owner and Construction Manager.
    4. The Construction Manager will assist in the consultant’s investigation and assessment of the existing facilities and the existing conditions at the site of the Project.
    5. The Construction Manager will develop and manage a construction management plan so that the Work is coordinated and done in a manner so as to avoid interference with any existing facilities. The Construction Manager shall also develop safety, security and other requirements for the Project to protect the public, workers, the Owner, and the property of the Owner, from risks and hazards as a result of the continued use of the existing facilities during the construction of the Project. The consultant shall review this plan to ensure that conflicting requirements are not stated in the bidding documents.
    6. The Construction Manager shall initiate meetings with the consultant to explore methods in which the environmental performance and sustainability of the Work for the Project might be improved and the environmental impact reduced. The Construction Manager shall, in conjunction with the consultant, evaluate the selection of products and materials and/or the adoption of construction or architecting methods, techniques and processes which result in or involve:
      • reductions in waste;
      • reductions in energy consumption;
      • reductions in utility water consumption;
      • reductions in CO2 emissions;
      • reductions in materials from non-renewable sources;
      • reductions in commercial vehicle movements;
      • maintenance or optimization of biodiversity;
      • maintenance or optimization of ecologically valuable habitat; and
      • improvements in whole life performance.
  6. Section 2.3.3.4.1 Added “and reviewed with the CMR’s estimate”.
  7. Section 2.3.8.9.4 Added “Compare with the estimate provided by the Construction Manager and collaborate findings”.
  8. Section 2.3.9.10.5 Added “Compare with the estimate provided by the Construction Manager and collaborate findings”.
  9. Added Section 2.3.10.10.6 Added “Compare with the estimate provided by the Construction Manager and collaborate findings”.
  10. Section 2.3.2.6.1 Changed ADAAG to ADA Standards.
  11. Section 2.4.2.6.1 Changed ADAAG to ADA Standards.
  12. Section 3
    1. 220100 Plumbing System Design - See 5.4.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.9, 9.3 (edit), 14.3, 14.4 (deleted), 19.1 consideration, 20.3 drawing referenced, 21.2 50gpm, 22.1 drawing referenced, and 22.2.3 Sump pump alarm will be tied to BAS.
    2. 220500 Common Plumbing Work
    3. 220519 Meters and Gages - See 3.3.4
    4. 220553 Identification for Plumbing Piping and Equipment
    5. 223000 Plumbing Equpment 6.3 and 6.4 - Sump pumps at MU - Controls and panels supplied by MU clarification. Note was intended for E&G buildings only. Drafted a new version to better caputure the requirements for sump pumps installed in elevators, steam tunnels, etc. Also, modified EWC's per MU Res Life Standards.
    6. 230000 HVAC General Requirements - Use 95°F DB and 78°F WB for outside air design temperatures whether less than 50% or not.
    7. 230900 JCI Controls Systems (This specification is for UMC projects only)
      • Minor change to modify manufacturer for EP switch.
      • Add word version for the consultant by using the box.com folder designated “Files for designer use EXTERNAL”.
    8. 232100 Building Hydronic Piping and Pump Systems - Minor changes in specification requirements in Q1 applied to S&T only.
    9. 236513 Cooling Towers - Outside UMC - Basin heat can be by hot water heat exchanger if steam is unvailable. Electric heat is not desired if winter operation is expected.
    10. 237000 Central Station Air Handling Units
      • 2.5: Hot water coils should be designed for 180F entering water temperature and a 20°F Δ T when steam is available.
      • 2.5.1.1: S&T Only: Hot water coils shall be designed for a 120 F EWT and 20F Δ T.
      • 2.5.1.2: If steam is unavailable, 140F EWT with 40 Δ T.
    11. 262116 Electrical Service Entrance - Missing section to support Drawings. Added 2 sentences for locking provisions on main breakers. Currently NEC only requires lockable circuit breakers at voltages over 1,000V and in numerous locations such as motors over 100hp, elevator equipment, generators, fire pumps, specialty motors, etc.
    12. 262400 Switchboards and Panelboards - Minor changes.
    13. 262923 VFD's - UMSL will include Danfoss as an acceptable manufacturer.
    14. 333100 Sanitary Sewers - Updated sewers to include tracer wire per new mo1call law HB 1867.
    15. 334000 Storm Drainage System - Updated sewers to include tracer wire per new mo1call law HB 1867.
    16. 336311 Steam Energy Distribution General Requirements - Various changes per MU request.
    17. 336313 Steam Energy Distribution Piping - Various changes per MU request.
    18. 336317 Steam Energy Distribution Manual Valves - Corrected format issue on valve manufacture chart.
    19. 336341 Steam Manholes and Structures Accessories - Minor changes per MU request. Mainly manhole covers.
    20. 336345 Precast Concrete Lids
      • Removed reference to reinforcing "Bars to be epoxy coated" on last page.
      • Added a sentence requiring the locked lid key to match MU existing

 

 

Reviewed November 06, 2015.