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Date:FS ResponseReferenceComment or Question:Proposed Revision:
2021-5-14 14:54:00PendingNew section neededwe need a section on acoustical requirements. STC ratings between offices, classrooms and adjacent spaces and other areas requiring some acoustical separation.
2021-04-21 11:48:34Standard 23 05 93 UpdatedSection 23 05 93 - Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing for HVAC The records TAB contractor is providing are incomplete. The TAB contractor should provide the room location of the equipment on record. They should provide an R-Sheet set with the air balancing record as a record of the current room numbers.

The room numbers from R-Sheets should be used for every reading of a volume box, outlet, equipment including fan coil units and convectors as examples, return or exhaust inlets, reheat coils and any equipment associated with a zone.

Terminal and exhaust box outlets volumes should be recorded for each set and zone outlets or exhaust inlets should be marked with the room number if they are shared across zones with the room number for each. A drawing with each outlet number should be provided in the TAB record. It can be on the R-sheet set or on a mechanical drawing.
2021-04-16 16:48:34Existing Standard to Remain323313I'd like to get rid of these ugly ass bike racks.we can find another standard, that's prefabricated._x000D_
I like the one at the Cultural Center, just can't find the manuf._x000D_
anyone else feel the same way?
2021-04-16 16:40:28Standard 05 51 00 has been removed55100not sure why we have this one.delete section.
2021-04-16 16:37:07Standard 13 20 81 Updated132081Can we add a storage requirement in this space for overstock materials? we seem to end up storing these items in the penthouse, if room is available.Allow space for shelving of overstock materials from the construction of the building.
2021-04-16 16:28:50Standard 12 30 00 Updated123000 caseworkin new installations, flooring should be laid under casework.under execution?_x000D_
Install flooring below casework.
2021-04-16 16:25:25Standard 08 80 00 Updated88000we need to mention the concerns with large expanses of glass and the impact to birds._x000D_
designers should include a method to deter bird casualties, either patterns on the glass, sunshades or fins that protrude beyond the glazing, breaking up the surface.
ADD: Bird friendly applications must be considered when designing large windows or curtain walls.
2021-04-16 16:04:25Standard 08 80 00 Updated088000.1.02.Cwhat size is this exactly? too vague. are they using equipment to handle the glazing?Delete it or say it is desired.
2021-04-16 16:01:56Standard 08 80 00 Updated088000.1.01.Cwashing curtain walls from the inside sounds tricky. Is this even possible?Delete it or say it is desired.
2021-03-03 08:34:44Standard 23 00 00 Updated23 00 00 - 1.02 SPECIFIC DESIGN CRITERIA - B. Ventilation 4.The referenced section 23 38 00 Ventilation Hoods does not exist this should reference 11 53 00 / 11 53 13 Laboratory equipment / fume hoodsChange reference
2021-03-03 08:15:07Link Corrected08 31 00 Access Doors and PanelsLink in incorrect, it takes you to the metal window standard.Correct link
2021-02-11 13:36:51Standard 40 23 13 UpdatedPart 1 - 1.01 - A.Reference for Deionized Water (40 23 13) does not exist.This reference should be changed to deleted.
2021-01-21 10:05:47Standard 32 93 43 Updated32 93 43 Part 3.02.B.1.i.It is appropriate to tunnel underneath roots as well as around them. The majority of root systems are found within the top 24" of soil. A few tree species will have a root or two that grow vertically downward, but these are rare.At the end of the last sentence, say "or by tunneling around or under roots."
2021-01-21 10:02:24Standard 32 93 43 Updated32 93 43 Part 3.02.B.1.If changes are made to 32 00 90 Part 3.01.A, then these additional changes will maintain consistency.Replace "dripline" with "Critical Root Zone" or "CRZ"
2021-01-21 09:57:11Standard 32 93 43 Updated32 93 43 Part 3.01.A.2.The Tree Committee doesn't only evaluate the condition of the trees to be preserved. We evaluate ALL trees on the site prior to construction. Ideally this occurs during design, but that doesn't always happen. Trees that are to be removed need to be valued BEFORE their removal.At the end of the sentence, replace "that are to be protected" with "in the construction area".
2021-01-21 09:53:28Standard 32 90 00 Updated32 90 00 Part 3.02.BIf changes are made to 3.01.A, then these additional changes will maintain consistency. A review of the contractor's proposed protective areas would verify that they have determined the CRZs of the existing trees correctly.At the end of B (or in a new paragraph), add: "Contractor shall provide a site plan showing the Critical Root Zones of each existing tree to be preserved and the location of protective fencing."
2021-01-21 09:49:35Standard 32 90 00 Updated32 90 00 Part 3.01.EIf changes are made to 3.01.A, then these additional changes will maintain consistency.Change this section to read: "Protective Fencing: Existing trees and plants whose CRZ is within the construction zone shall have their CRZ be fully enclosed by sturdy, immobile protective fencing that entirely encloses the CRZ of any protected trees. No construction activities, materials or waste storage, or parking shall take place within the CRZ.
2021-01-21 09:44:40Standard 32 90 00 Updated32 90 00 Part 3.01.C.3If changes are made to 3.01.A, then these additional changes will maintain consistency.Replace "dripline" with "CRZ" or "Critical Root Zone".
2021-01-21 09:41:47Standard 32 90 00 Updated32 90 00 Part 3.01.C.1If the change to 3.01.A.1 is made, then these additional changes should be made for consistency.Replace "protection zone", "protected areas", and "protected zones" with "CRZ" (or "Critical Root Zone").
2021-01-21 09:22:35Standard 32 90 00 Updated32 90 00 PQ45 3.01.A.1Recent research has shown that protecting a tree's root zone within the dripline from construction activities is inadequate, as roots extend far past this point. Also, the "dripline" can vary significantly based on the branching form of the tree -for example, columnar trees have a very narrow profile and the dripline extent would be inadequate to protect the tree. A better method is to protect based on the "Critical Root Zone", which is based on trunk diameter. We maintain "Diameter at Breast Height" (DBH) measurements in our Tree Database on GIS, which is accessible to the public.At the end of this text (or in a new #2), add the following text: "Existing trees shall have their "Critical Root Zone" (CRZ) protected from any construction disturbance. The CRZ is defined as a circle around the trunk that is one (1) foot in radius for every one (1) inch of trunk diameter measured 4-1/2 feet above grade (Diameter at Breast Height, DBH). In the case of trees with significant importance to the campus as determined by WSU Grounds or Landscape Architecture staff, the CRZ may be increased up to one and one-half (1.5) foot radius for every one (1) inch in DBH. In no case shall the CRZ be less than eight (8) feet.
2021-01-08 16:11:46Standard 09 65 00 Updated096500 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.
2021-01-08 16:00:25Standard 09 30 00 Updated093000- 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.
2021-01-08 15:54:02Standard 10 28 13 Updated102813 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".
2021-01-08 15:52:57Standard 10 28 13 Updated102813 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".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".
2020-12-29 12:15:24Pending25 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.
2020-12-28 13:07:32Standard 23 30 00 UpdatedDivision 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?
2020-12-28 12:56:17Standard 10 28 13 Updated10 28 13 - Toilet AccessoriesConsider adding language to address touchless bathroom fixtures (in response to situations like COVID-19).Some things to consider:_x000D_
Automatic door openers or doors that can be opened with a foot or arm. _x000D_
Position of the waste basket vs. ADA requirements. _x000D_
Reliability of touchless fixtures (good data)_x000D_
Cost of touchless fixtures_x000D_
Battery life and maintenance requirements
2020-12-28 12:41:56Project Specific Technical Standards to Cover This07 18 00 - Traffic CoatingDesign standards do not include this section or any reference to warranty requirements.Consider adding section and industry standard warranty requirements.
2020-12-28 12:38:30Standard 04 00 00 Updated04 00 00Current standard does not include warranty information/requirementOther technical specifications reference 2 years
2020-12-10 08:44:49Standard 23 30 00 UpdatedHVAC 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.
2020-12-07 14:43:41Existing Standard to Remain26 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.
2020-12-03 14:21:40Pending255000 - 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.
2020-12-03 10:24:52Appendix UpdatedAppendix 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.
2020-11-30 08:02:17Appendix UpdatedAppendix 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._x000D_
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"Hawkeye split core series or equivalent, solid core relays are prohibited."
2020-11-30 07:52:57Appendix UpdatedAppendix 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"