WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY Design Standards Feedback

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Each Design Standard Division has a feedback submission form at the bottom.
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  1. Navigate to the desired Design Standard page.
  2. Enter the required information in the submission form at the bottom of the page.
  3. The feedback will appear on the page after WSU FS Capital staff have had a chance to review it.

Tracked Design Standard feedback

DATEFS RESPONSEREFERENCECOMMENTSUGGESTED REVISION
1/8/2021 16:11Pending096500 Resilient Flooring- Section B- Passenger Elevator FlooringThe current elevator flooring product specification listed under Section B- Passenger Elevator Flooring does not have an aesthetic appearance after extended use and routine cleanings. The product looks really unattractive in recent installations (Abelson Hall elevator, Troy Hall, other locations but I can't remember the building names). Recommend selecting a new product or removing the specific product section and keeping WSU approved product only.
1/8/2021 16:00Pending093000- Ceramic TileCeramic tile for flooring is outdated. Change title of section to Porcelain & Ceramic Tile. Update flooring section to reference Poreclain tile in place of ceramic tile. Porcelain is the product of choice for floors since it is more dense and has long term durability vs. ceramic and thus less porous than ceramic clays. This makes porcelain harder and more impervious to moisture than ceramic tile and a better choice for flooring. Walls could be ceramic or porcelain could be an option but is more expensive so depending on the project ceramic may make more sense for walls.
1/8/2021 15:54Pending102813 Part 2- Products- Section G- Sanitary Napkin DispenserThis section is outdated. Facilities Services- Custodial or Auxiliary Facilities Services may be responsible for furnishing and stocking the dispenser depending on the facility. Consider adding a specific product specification under this section. FS- Custodial is currently specifying the Hospeco EVOGEN EV1 dispenser https://www.hospeco.com/product/EV1. Need clarification if the EV1 is used for existing retrofit restroom upgrade projects and new major capital projects (need clarification when EV1 dispenser is applicable). Five Working Groups on Campus Culture and Climate reviewed Facilities Standards and the Gender Inclusion & Trans* Support Working Group requested the "Sanitary Napkin Dispenser" be titled "Menstrual Product Dispenser".
1/8/2021 15:52Pending102813 Part 2- Products- Section G- Sanitary Napkin DispenserThis section is outdated. Facilities Services- Custodial or Auxiliary Facilities Services may be responsible for furnishing and stocking the dispenser depending on the facility. Consider adding a specific product specification under this section. FS- Custodial is currently specifying the Hospeco EVOGEN EV1 dispenser https://www.hospeco.com/product/EV1. Need clarification if the EV1 is used for existing retrofit restroom upgrade projects and new major capital projects (need clarification when EV1 dispenser is applicable). Five Working Groups on Campus Culture and Climate reviewed Facilities Standards and the Gender Inclusion & Trans* Support Working Group requested the "Sanitary Napkin Dispenser" be titled "Menstrual Product Dispenser".
12/29/2020 12:15Pending25 50 00 - 3.02 C.If we could add a new section with "Network Integrity" as the heading. This would be used to require the controls vendor to run wireshark on a new or remodeled project to show that network traffic from the BAS System is stable. This would include "network bombs" that create huge amounts of traffic on the BAS and clogs the network and slows it down and the vendor would need to clean these up prior to WSU taking ownership. Wireshark should be run prior to the system being put on WSU's campus for at least 6 hours and for at least 6 hours after adding the system to WSU's
12/28/2020 13:07PendingDivision 07 - Thermal ProtectionConsider adding bird screen product information for frost protectionIndustrial Netting OB2650 (polypro with a 1” mesh, 12lb per 1000ft2 weight) appears to be working at PACCAR. Should this be added to the standard?
12/28/2020 12:56Pending10 28 13 - Toilet AccessoriesConsider adding language to address touchless bathroom fixtures (in response to situations like COVID-19).Some things to consider:
Automatic door openers or doors that can be opened with a foot or arm.
Position of the waste basket vs. ADA requirements.
Reliability of touchless fixtures (good data)
Cost of touchless fixtures
Battery life and maintenance requirements
12/28/2020 12:41Pending07 18 00 - Traffic CoatingDesign standards do not include this section or any reference to warranty requirements.Consider adding section and industry standard warranty requirements.
12/28/2020 12:38Pending04 00 00Current standard does not include warranty information/requirementOther technical specifications reference 2 years
12/10/2020 8:44PendingHVAC 23-30-00 section 6 HumidificationSome additional Humidifier guidelines should be considered for this section concerning new humidification installationsWhen a Humidifier is required, Humidifier and associated equipment shall include a minimum 5 year warranty and a secondary containment for leak/condensation protection against adjacent structure/equipment.
12/7/2020 14:43Pending26 24 3.01.BNew Buildings should require recessed panelboards in finished spaces.Section B says we prefer surface mounted electrical panels. We need to change this and make sure all new buildings get recessed electrical panels. Surface mount ones are acceptable when absolutely necessary in retrofits.
12/3/2020 14:21Pending255000 - 3.03.16Propose a new entryIt would be nice to have the vendors put labels on devices that have extended warranties. Siemens and Belimo actuators all have a 5 year warranty with them, and if we had a label on the device to let us know the warranty period, that could save use money. Actuators that fail within the 5 year warranty could be replaced at no material cost.
12/3/2020 10:24PendingAppendix 4 - D.2.dMixed Air Operations currently have a standard mixed air reset based on mixed air temperature and economizer function.Mixed air operations should have standard economizer function, but also include a "Covid" style of economizer that allows 35% of outside air instead of the standard 20% outside air. If we ever have this need in the future, a quick change of logical points would allow this condition to happen for the duration needed.
11/30/2020 8:02PendingAppendix 6 2.03.A.1"Hawkeye split core series or equivalent."If we could make it abundantly clear that split core needs to be used. A split core allows a bad relay to be replaced without having to disconnect wiring from system.

"Hawkeye split core series or equivalent, solid core relays are prohibited."
11/30/2020 7:52PendingAppendix 4 D.ii.7.a and D.ii.7.cThree universal inputs capable of accepting 0 to 10 VACShould be "Three universal inputs capable of accepting 0 to 10 VDC"