Design Standards Manual

University design and construction standards are contained in the George Mason University Design Manual. These standards are updated periodically to include new systems, equipment and construction methods preferred by the University for new construction, renovations and additions. The following table of contents provides links to the various sections and portions of the Design Manual. A complete copy of the Design Manual can be downloaded here: (MASON DESIGN MANUAL – FULL).


COVER LETTER: Letter from the Vice President

CHAPTER 1: Introduction and First Principles

1 INTRODUCTION AND FIRST PRINCIPLES 6/28/2013
1.1 Mission Statement 6/28/2013
1.2 Overview of the Design Manual 6/28/2013
1.3 Organization of the Design Manual 6/28/2013
1.4 Principles of Accessibility 6/28/2013
1.5 Principles of Sustainability 6/28/2013
1.6 Principles of Maintenance and Operations 6/28/2013
1.7 Principles of Design for Our Campuses 6/28/2013
1.8 Enforcement of the Design Manual 6/28/2013

 

CHAPTER 2: Design Procedures

2 DESIGN PROCEDURES 6/28/2013
2.1 Project Management 6/28/2013
2.1.1 General 6/28/2013
2.1.2 Communication Plan and Procedures 6/28/2013
2.1.3 Invoicing 6/28/2013
2.1.4 Schedules 6/28/2013
2.1.5 Deliverables 6/28/2013
2.2 Document Organization and Format 6/28/2013
2.2.1 General 6/28/2013
2.2.2 Drawing and Documentation Standards 6/28/2013
2.2.3 Specification Standards 6/28/2013
2.2.4 Room Numbering 6/28/2013
2.2.5 Addenda 6/28/2013
2.3 Existing Conditions 6/28/2013
2.3.1 General 6/28/2013
2.3.2 Site Conditions 6/28/2013
2.3.3 Building Conditions 6/28/2013
2.4 Calculation Templates 6/28/2013
2.4.1 Estimating Standards 6/28/2013
2.4.2 Area and Volume Calculations 6/28/2013
2.4.3 Energy/Life Cycle Costs 6/28/2013
2.5 Sustainability Qualification 6/28/2013
2.5.1 General 6/28/2013
2.5.2 Commissioning 6/28/2013
2.5.3 Sustainability Certification 6/28/2013
2.5.4 Lessons Learned 6/28/2013

 

CHAPTER 3: Design Standards

3 DESIGN STANDARDS 6/28/2013
3.1 Exterior Space Standards 6/28/2013
3.1.1 General RESERVED
3.1.2 Building Envelope RESERVED
3.1.3 Campus Sitework 6/28/2013
3.2 Interior Space Standards 6/28/2013
3.2.1 General 6/28/2013
3.2.2 Classrooms 6/28/2013
3.2.3 Laboratory Facilities 6/28/2013
3.2.4 Office Facilities 6/28/2013
3.2.5 Study Facilities 6/28/2013
3.2.6 Special Use Facilities 6/28/2013
3.2.7 General Use Facilities RESERVED
3.2.8 Support Facilities RESERVED
3.2.9 Health Care Facilities RESERVED
3.2.10 Residential Facilities RESERVED
3.2.11 Unclassified Facilities RESERVED
3.2.12 Circulation Areas RESERVED
3.2.13 Building Service Areas RESERVED
3.2.14 Mechanical Areas RESERVED
3.2.15 Retail Subtenant Spaces RESERVED
3.3 Building Systems 6/28/2013
3.3.1 HVAC Systems 6/28/2013
3.3.2 Electrical Design Criteria 6/28/2013
3.3.3 Plumbing Systems 6/28/2013
3.3.4 Fire Suppression Systems 6/28/2013
3.4 Environmental Standards 6/28/2013
3.4.1 General 6/28/2013
3.4.2 Regulatory Issues 6/28/2013
3.4.3 Efficient and Long Lasting Buildings 6/28/2013
3.4.4 Sustainable Sites 6/28/2013
3.4.5 Occupant Engagement and Well-Being 6/28/2013
3.4.6 Materials and Resources 6/28/2013
3.5. Security and Life Safety Standards 6/28/2013
3.5.1 Design for Security 6/28/2013
3.5.2 Design for Life Safety 6/28/2013
3.6 Accessibility Standards 6/28/2013
3.6.1 Barrier Free Design 6/28/2013
Mason Plant List 6/28/2013
Mason Buffer Plant List 6/28/2013

 

CHAPTER 4: Construction Products and Activities

Div 01 General Requirements 6/28/2013
Div 02 Existing Conditions 6/28/2013
Div 03 Concrete 6/28/2013
Div 04 Masonry 6/28/2013
Div 05 Metals 6/28/2013
Div 06 Wood, Plastics and Composites 6/28/2013
Div 07 Thermal and Moisture Protection 6/28/2013
Div 08 Openings 6/28/2013
Div 09 Finishes 6/28/2013
Div 10 Specialties 6/28/2013
Div 11 Equipment 6/28/2013
Div 12 Furnishings 6/28/2013
Div 13 Special Construction 6/28/2013
Div 14 Conveying Equipment 6/28/2013
Div 21 Fire Suppression 6/28/2013
Div 22 Plumbing 6/28/2013
Div 23 HVAC 6/28/2013
Div 25 Integrated Automation 6/28/2013
Div 26 Electrical 6/28/2013
Div 27 Communications 6/28/2013
Div 27 00 00 General Communications Provisions 6/28/2013
Div 27 05 00 Common Work for Communications 6/28/2013
Div 27 05 26 Grounding and Bonding for Telecommunications Systems 6/5/2013
Div 27 05 28 Conduit and Backboxes for Communications Systems 6/28/2013
Div 27 05 36 Cable Tray for Communications Systems 6/28/2013
Div 27 05 43 Underground Ducts and Raceways for Communications Systems 6/28/2013
Div 27 15 00 Inside Plant Structured Cabling System for Residential Buildings 6/28/2013
Div 27 15 00 Inside Plant Structured Cabling System for Non-Residential Buildings 6/28/2013
Div 28 Electronic Safety and Security 6/28/2013
Div 31 Earthwork 6/28/2013
Div 32 Site Improvements 6/28/2013
Div 33 Utilities 6/28/2013
Div 33 42 99 Pipe Sewer TV Inspection 6/28/2013

 

CHAPTER 5: Mason Standard Details

3.1 Planning and Design Details – Exterior
3.1-1 Primary Road – Typical Street Section 6/3/2013
3.1-2 Secondary Road – Typical Street Section 6/3/2013
3.1-3 Tertiary Road – Typical Street Section 6/3/2013
3.1-4 Shared Use Trail Section 6/3/2013
3.1-5 All Way Stop Intersection 6/3/2013
3.1-6 Side Street Stop Intersection 6/3/2013
3.1-7 Major Mid-Block/Closely Spaced Mid-Block Crossing 6/3/2013
3.1-8 Parking Bay/Travel Way 6/3/2013
3.1-9 Primary Walk Section and Plan 6/3/2013
3.1-10 Secondary Walk Section and Plan 6/3/2013
3.1-11 Tertiary Walk Section and Plan 6/3/2013
3.1-12 Typical 12′ Primary Walk – Paver Dimensions 6/3/2013
3.1-13 Intersection at Walkway 6/3/2013
3.1-14 Secondary Walk – Paver Dimensions 6/3/2013
3.1-15 Raised Crosswalk 6/3/2013
3.1-16 Raised Crosswalk 6/3/2013
3.1-17 Trail Cross-Sections 6/3/2013
3.1-18 Campus Character Zones 6/3/2013
3.1-19 Landscape Buffer Detail 6/3/2013
3.1-20 Landscape Buffer Detail 6/3/2013
3.1-21 Retail Guidelines 6/3/2013
3.2 Planning and Design Details – Interior
3.2-1 Flexible Classrooms: 8-27 Students 6/3/2013
3.2-2 Flexible Classrooms: 24-54 Students 6/3/2013
3.2-3 High Volume/Density Classrooms: 48-70 Students 6/3/2013
3.2-4 Mason Innovative Learning Space (MILS): 54-78 Students 6/3/2013
3.2-5 Lecture Hall: 48-72 Students 6/3/2013
3.2-6 Tiered Classroom 6/3/2013
3.2-7 Lecture Hall: 60-128 Students 6/3/2013
3.2-8 AV Floor Box Separation and Conduit 6/3/2013
3.2-9 Single Projection Classroom 6/3/2013
3.2-10 AV Floorbox and Conduit 6/3/2013
3.2-11 to 3.2-27 Lab Diagrams – Biology, Chemistry, GeoScience, Physics 6/3/2013
3.2-28 Conference Room Diagram 6/3/2013
3.2-29 Faculty Offices 6/3/2013
3.2-30 Collaboration Environment for Part-Time Faculty, GRA’s and GTA’s 6/3/2013
3.2-31 Sign Type A 6/3/2013
3.2-32 Sign Type B 6/3/2013
3.4 Planning and Design Details – Environmental
3.4-1 Stormwater Management Concepts 6/3/2013
3.5 Planning and Design Details – Accessibility
3.5-1 Typical Ramp Section (TBD) 6/3/2013
3.5-1B ADA Handrail Detail 6/3/2013
3.5-2 Toilet Fixture and Accessory Mounting Height 6/3/2013
3.5-3 Ramps at Mid-Block Crossing 6/3/2013
3.5-4 Ramps at Corner Crossing 6/3/2013
3.5-5 Ramps – Flared Sides 6/3/2013
3.5-6 Ramps – Grade Breaks 6/3/2013
4.1 Construction Products and Activity Details – Facility Construction
4.1-1 HTHW Tunnel Detail, Fairfax Campus 6/3/2013
4.1-2 HTHW Tunnel Top Details 6/3/2013
4.1-3 HTHW Manhole Detail 6/3/2013
4.1-4 Preferred Corner Anchorage 6/3/2013
4.2 Construction Products and Activity Details – Facility Services
4.2-1 Single Duct Mounted, Water/Glycol Heating Coil w/ 2-Way Control Valve Reserved
4.2-2 Single Duct Mounted, Water/Glycol Heating Coil w/ 3-Way Control Valve Reserved
4.2-3 2-Pipe Fan Coil, 2-Way Control Valve Reserved
4.2-4 2-Pipe Fan Coil, 3-Way Control Valve Reserved
4.2-5 4-Pipe Fan Coil, 2-Way Control Valve Reserved
4.2-6 4-Pipe Fan Coil, 3-Way Control Valve Reserved
4.2-7 Water Source Heat Pump Reserved
4.2-8 Fan Powered Air Terminal Connections (Series) Reserved
4.2-9 Fan Powered Air Terminal Connections (Parallel) Reserved
4.2-10 Water Coil w/ Freeze Protection Pump Reserved
4.2-11 Below Ground Building Service Penetration Through Foundation Wall Reserved
4.2-12 Typical Freezestat Layouts for AHU Cooling Coils Reserved
4.2-13 Typical Building Central Heating System Schematic (Fairfax Campus) Reserved
4.2-14 Typical Building Control Cooling System Schematic (Fairfax Campus) Reserved
4.2-15 Light Pole – Type III Medium 6/3/2013
4.2-16 Light Pole – Type V Medium 6/3/2013
4.2-17 Type III Roadway Lighting Pole Base Foundation Detail 6/3/2013
4.2-18 Type V Sidewalk Lighting Pole Base Foundation Detail 6/3/2013
4.2-19 The Edge LED Area Light – Type III Medium (120 LEDs) 6/3/2013
4.2-20 The Edge LED Area Light – Type V Medium (80 LEDs) 6/3/2013
4.2-21 The Edge LED Area Light – Type V Medium (40 LEDs) 6/3/2013
4.2-22 Communications Details 6/3/2013
4.2-23 Typical Copper and Fiber Riser Diagram 6/3/2013
4.3 Construction Products and Activity Details – Site and Infrastructure
4.3-1 General Recommendations for Structural Fill 6/3/2013
4.3-2 Subdrain Detail for Below Grade and Site Retaining Walls 6/3/2013
4.3-3 Footing Undercut Detail 6/3/2013
4.3-4 Planting Details 6/3/2013
4.3-5 Ball Marker Installation – MCI100 6/3/2013
4.3-6 Bollard Detail 6/3/2013
4.3-7 Collapsible Bollard Detail 6/3/2013
4.3-8 Downspout Cleanout 6/3/2013
4.3-9 Sanitary Sewer Lateral Cleanout Detail 6/3/2013
4.3-10 Pavement Wedging Detail 6/3/2013
4.3-11 Pavement Patch Detail 6/3/2013
4.3-12 Typical Asphalt Pavement Section 6/3/2013
4.3-13 Brick Paver Detail 6/3/2013
4.3-14 Sidewalk Detail 6/3/2013
4.3-15 Wheelstop Detail 6/3/2013

 

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