Queen's Building Design Standards

Queen’s Building Design Standards provide assistance to consultants and contractors during the planning, design and construction phases of the University’s maintenance, renovations and new capital projects.

These guidelines do not relieve a consultant from any professional responsibility, duty or due diligence to design elegant, functional, efficient and low maintenance spaces.

In some instance, Queen’s has identified preferred equipment or specific requirements that ensure ease of maintenance and compatibility with current equipment on campus. These standards are not intended to be the only acceptable solution. Queen’s expects consultants and/or contractors to consider modern and innovative ideas, materials and methods. Any proposed alternative ideas are to be submitted in writing to the Manager, Architecture and Design for consideration as an exception to the guidelines. These proposals are to include the rationale and/or supporting calculations to demonstrate the equivalent or superior performance of the proposed solution. The exception request will be reviewed and either rejected or accepted. The standards may be updated subsequently.

Introduction

These documents provide Queen’s specific design standards only, and are not intended for use, in whole or in part, as a specification. Do not copy the standards verbatim in specifications or in notes on drawings.  

The standards are intended to be read in conjunction with the applicable codes and regulations, and are in no way are to be considered to override those requirements. The codes and regulations represent the minimum acceptable standard. Where the technical design standards differ from the applicable codes and regulations, the more stringent requirement shall be applied.

Queen's Building Standards 2017 - Not to be used as a design basis -   PDF, 6.37 MB)*

*The Queen’s Building Standards are undergoing a comprehensive review and update. The link above is to the previous 2017 version of the standards and shall not be used as a design basis. Current sections are posted below. A compiled, downloadable document of all updated building standards will be posted when available. 

01 00 00   Queen's University Specific Requirements - (  Pdf, 267 KB)

  • General Notes
  • Summary of work
  • Work Restrictions
  • Price and Payment Procedure
  • Contract Modification Procedures
  • Payment Procedures
  • Project Meetings
  • Construction progress Documentation
  • Special Procedures
  • LEED Requirements
  • Quality Requirements
  • Sustainable Requirements: Concept Design
  • Construction Facilities
  • Temporary Barrier and Enclosures
  • Temporary controls
  • Product Requirements
  • Cleaning & Waste Management
  • Facility Performance Requirements
  • General Commissioning Requirements

 04 00 00 Masonry - (  Pdf, 571 KB)

  • Masonry Procedures of Heritage Masonry
  • Cleaning of stonework
  • Historic Repointing of stonework
  • Historic Mortar for Stone Masonry
  • Historic Grouting
  • Historic Replacement of Quarried Stone
  • Conservation Treatments and Repair of Stone - Fractured Stone Repairs
  • Conservation Treatments and Repair of Stone - Refacing Stone (Dutchman Repair)
  • Conservation Treatments and Repair of Stone - Refacing Stone (Fill Repair)
  • Selective Demolition of Masonry
  • Indiana Limestone

05 00 00 Metals - (  Pdf, 266 KB)

  • General

06 00 00 Wood, Plastics and Composites - (  Pdf, 155 KB)

  • Wood, Plastics and Composites General
  • Rough Carpentry
  • Finish Carpentry
  • Architectural Woodwork
  • Cast Polymer Fabrications
  • Plastic Trim

07 00 00 Thermal And Moisture Protection - (  Pdf, 0.98 MB)

  • 4-Ply BUR Conventional Roofing
  • 4-Ply BUR inverted Roofing
  • Modified Bitumen Roofing
  • Copper Flashings and Trim
  • Sealants

08 00 00 Openings - (  Pdf, 217 KB)

  • Glazing Surface Films​

09 00 00 Finishes - (  Pdf, 301 KB)

  • Gypsum Board Assemblies
  • Tiling
  • Acoustic Ceilings
  • Resilient Flooring
  • Carpeting
  • Painting and Coating

10 00 00 Specialties - (  Pdf, 209 KB)

  • Signage
  • Partitions

12 20 00   Furnishings - (  Pdf, 147 KB)

  • Window Treatments

21 00 00 Fire Suppression - (  Pdf, 119 KB)

  • Common Work Results for Fire Suppression

22 00 00 Plumbing - (  Pdf, 231 KB)

  • Common Work results for plumbing
  • Plumbing Piping
  • Facility Water Distribution
  • Facility Sanitary Sewerage
  • Electric Domestic Water Heaters
  • Commercial Plumbing Fixtures

23 00 00 Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning - (  Pdf, 227KB)

  • Common Work results for HVAC
  • Testing, Adjusting and Balancing for HVAC
  • Pneumatic Control System for HVAC
  • Refrigerant Piping
  • HVAC Water Treatment
  • Heat Exchangers for HVAC
  • Water Chillers
  • Air-To-Air Recovery Equipment
  • Air Handling Units
  • Air and Water Source Unitary Heat Pumps
  • Fan Coil Units
  • Humidifiers 

25 00 00 Integrated Automation - (  Pdf, 202 KB)

  • General Requirements

 

26 00 00 Electrical - (  Pdf, 655KB)

27 00 00 Communications - (  Pdf, 212 KB)

  • General Requirements
  • Data Communications network Equipment

31 00 00 Earthwork - (  Pdf, 129 KB)

  • Common work results for earthwork
  • Clearing and grubbing

32 00 00 Exterior Improvements - (  Pdf, 204 KB)