This change log is a record of the sections that have been updated in the latest version of the UW Facilities Design Standard. The explanations serve as highlights of the changes, and do not indicate all changes within the section.

2021

February

Electrical

  • The following sections were removed. These resources can be found on the Campus Utilities & Operations standard​ page.

    • E. Electrical Meter and SCADA Integration and Commissioning – Standard Specs
    • F. Electrical – Meter – Standard Specs
    • G. Data Collection Controller – Standard Specs

Mechanical

  • Section R. Metering and Gauges

    • “Meter Installation” page 49

      • Paragraph #1 changed to:
        “1. Install and commission main meters and submeters as specified in UW Facilities Campus Utilities & Operations standards https://facilities.uw.edu/planning/utilities-standard.”
      • Paragraph #3 changed to:
        “3. Coordinate with UW Facilities CUO to involve them in all meter discussions during planning, design and construction.  Campus Utilities & Operations to provide steam condensate meter wiring connection diagrams for each project.  Contractor to provide wiring diagrams for other meters for review and approval.”
      • Paragraph #4 removed.
    • Page 51
      • Mechanical Meter Profile Report removed.
  • Section U. Piping, Valves, Pressure Testing, and Accessories
    • “Design Criteria” page 55

      • Paragraph #6 and sub parts A and B removed.

2020

December

CAD & BIM

  • Changed ”CADCheck@uw.edu” to “flrplans@uw.edu”.

Electrical

  • Table of Contents

    • The heading above sec A “Seattle Centralized Systems” changed to “Central Utilities Systems”; heading above sec K “Building Services” changed to “Building Secondary Distribution”.

  • Section: Emergency Power Systems

    • Section R. Emergency Power Systems added; subsequent reodering of letters identifying Electrical sub-sections below section R.

  • Section: Electrical Meter and SCADA System

    • On page 10, the sentence reading “Coordinate with all the trades and disciplines involved.  At minimum: fields installers of metering equipment, MV switches, transformers, transfer switches.” changed to “Coordinate with all the trades and disciplines involved, including (at a minimum) field installers of metering equipment, MV switches, transformers, and transfer switches.”

  • Section: Electrical - Meter - Standard Specs

    • On page 31, the sentence reading “Software shall operate on Windows 2000, XP, Windows 2003, VISTA, or Windows 7 operating systems.” changed to “Software shall operate on the latest Microsoft operating system.”

    • On page 34, the sentence reading “In the event the connections cannot be made as specified, the Contractor shall make the necessary corrections at his own expense.” changed to “In the event the connections are not made as specified, the Contractor shall make the necessary CORRECTIONS at his own expense.

  • Section: Dry-type Medium-voltage Transformers - Standard Specs

    • On page 75 2.08-C, added “Ventilation openings shall be constructed to prevent any foreign object intrusion.”  

  • Section: Lighting Control

    • Products, Material and Equipment - Interior/Classroom Lighting Control Systems - “Approved manufacturers for centralized lighting control systems” changed to “Approved manufacturers for building network lighting control systems”.

    • Products, Material and Equipment - Interior/Classroom Lighting Control Systems - Approved manufacturers for centralized lighting control systems: “Creston” removed, “nLight” added.

    • Duplicate heading for “Interior/Classroom Lighting Control Systems” corrected to ‘Exterior Lighting Control Systems”.

  • Section: Miscellaneous Signal Systems

    • Design Criteria 1.A: changed “Clock” to “Clock and centralized system interface”.

Mechanical

  • Section A: Design Criteria and Campus and Power Plant Central Utilities
    Section I (previous version): Ventilation Design Criteria

    • Content under the headings Air Handlers, Fume Hood Fans, Fume Exhaust Fans, and Perchloric Acid Hoods were removed from under the heading for Compressed Air in Section A and placed into a new, separate section (“B”); section “I” Ventilation Design Criteria removed and its content added to new section “B”; subsequent reodering of letters identifying Mechanical sub-sections.
  • Section D: Building Steam and Condensate
    • Steam Trap Assembly drawing added to section D. Building Steam and Condensate.

UW Accessibility Guidelines

  • Replaced version 1.0 (Dec 2019) with version 1.1 (Dec 2020).