INSTRUCTIONS: REQUEST FOR PROJECT APPROVAL/BUILDING ACCESS (rev 7/12)
The Request for Project Approval/Building Access form is to be used to request approval for a project that you or your
organization would like to conduct in the residence hall or chapter house. Before any project can be approved, the
Request for Project Approval must be submitted a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to beginning the project. However,
because projects require approval from a number of offices in the University, it is recommended that requests be
submitted for project approval as early as possible before the project is scheduled to begin.
Please note of the following requirements before you make your request:
1. The Fraternity & Sorority Life office must have a signed housing agreement for the current semester (or the
following semester if the work is done during school breaks) and proof of liability insurance on file in the
Fraternity & Sorority Life office before any request will be considered.
2. Contractors must submit certificates of insurance demonstrating that the contractor carries the statutory
limits of Workman’s Compensation Insurance, general liability insurance of $300,000 bodily injury, each
occurrence and aggregate, $100,000 property damage, each occurrence and aggregate, plus the statutory
limits of automobile insurance liability. All insurance certificates must show TCU as “additionally insured.”
3. Specific plans and a description of the project in detail must be submitted with the request for project
approval. This includes, where necessary, drawings, types of materials, specifically what type of work is to
be done and where (i.e., electrical, plumbing, painting, upholstering, etc.).
4. The Request for Project Approval form must be complete including the name, daytime telephone number,
and mailing address of the person responsible for the project and the employment of any outside
Your organization is responsible for this work and meeting all policies and procedures of the University, all laws of the
City of Fort Worth, the State of Texas and the United States. This includes all Building Code and safety requirements.
The Texas Christian University Requirements for wall, ceiling and floor finishes; upholstery and drapery fabrics; and wall
decorations are listed below:
1. The wall/ceiling finish for chapter rooms, hallways, fire exit stairwells, study rooms and other public areas
should meet, and be no less than, the requirements of Class 1 (Uniform Building Code) or Class A (National
Fire Protection Association) ratings.
2. The wall/ceiling finish for residence hall rooms should meet or exceed the requirements of Class III (UBC) or
Class C (NFPA) ratings.
3. The wall/ceiling finish for administrative or clerical type offices should meet, and be no less than, the
requirements for Class 1 (UBC) or Class A (NFPA) ratings.
4. The floor finish for all areas, except stairwells, should meet or exceed the requirements of Class 2 (Uniform
Fire Code) or Class II (NFPA) ratings. Please see attached for specific Carpet Specifications.
5. The floor finish for all stairwells should meet, and be not less than, the requirements of Class 1 (UFC) or
Class I (NFPA). Combustible floor finish, such as carpeting, is forbidden regardless of classification (UBC).
6. Upholstery fabrics for all areas should meet, and be no less than, the requirements of Class A (Upholstered
Furniture Action Council Standard) or Class I (NFPA) ratings.
7. Curtains, drapes and fabric wall-hangings should meet, and be no less than, Class A (charred less than 1.5
8. Christmas trees, and other decorative material located in public areas should be made of non-flammable
materials (or should be treated and maintained in flame-retardant condition with a flame-retardant
We look forward to working with you and expediting your project. Please feel free to contact this office if you have any
questions. The Fraternity & Sorority Life office phone number is 817-257-7281, FAX # is 817-257-5678, and the mailing
address is TCU Box 297850, Fort Worth, Texas 76129. The office is located in the Brown Lupton University Union,
Student Affairs Suite 2003, Room 1002. Specific questions and correspondence should be directed to Leah Carnahan.
REQUEST FOR PROJECT APPROVAL/BUILDING ACCESS
I. Organization Name:
Building: Section:__ __________
III. Describe proposed project in detail:
A. List companies/individuals providing any services:
Contact Person Contact Person
B. Date project to begin Date project to end
C. Hours building will need to be accessed
D. Itemized value of improvements (optional)
IV. Who in your organization is responsible for this project:
V. Describe in detail any special requests of the University (i.e., paint, keys, etc):
Access to buildings will only be permitted after this project has been approved by the Office of Fraternity &
Sorority Life, Residential Services, Physical Plant and Business Services. Access cards will only be issued to the
House Corporation President (or equivalent) who remains responsible for the card at all times.
Fraternity & Sorority Life Date
Housing & Residence Life Date
Physical Plant Date
Business Services Date
Project Denied Reasons:
Project Completed: Approved Date
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
PHYSICAL PLANT DEPARTMENT
CARPET SPECIFICATIONS (rev 7/99)
All carpet used on the campus of Texas Christian University shall comply with the following minimum
1.1 Construction shall be by woven, tufted, or fusion-bonded method. Materials used above, on, or below grade
shall be 100% synthetic. Jute backing is not acceptable.
1.2 Surface appearance shall be level loop or cut-and-loop. Level loop carpet must have an average 18-20 lb. tuft
1.3 Pile yarn shall be 100% nylon from the following:
Anso IV Antron LXI (Monsanto)
Supra Solution Q Zeftron 500 ZX Zeftron 2000
1.4 Pile weight for level loop or cut-and-loop shall be not less than 26 oz. with a ten-year wear warranty.
1.5 Pile density shall be a minimum of 4600 as determined by the following:
Density = 36 x pile weight in oz./sq. yd.
Avg. pile height in inches
1.6 Dye method shall be solution dyed.
1.7 Color shall be as selected; solid color carpet will not be approved.
1.8 Secondary backing shall be unitary/unibond, not latex.
All carpet shall pass the following performance standards:
2.1 Pile Fuzzing and Pilling: Dupont TRL Method 609, “Pilling Resistance of Carpets – Tumble Method.” Minimum
acceptable piling rating of 4 on a scale of 1 to 5.
2.2 Tuft Lock: ASTM Method D1335-67, “Tuft Bond of Pile Floorcoverings.” Perform 8 pulls at random across the
width of test carpet. Minimum tuft lock shall be 20 pounds on any single pull, 22 pounds average for 8 pulls.
2.3 Peel Strength of Secondary Backing: Federal Test Method Standard 191, Textile Tests Method 5950.
Minimum acceptable average pull strength is 3.35 pounds per inch.
2.4 Edge Ravel Resistance
2.5 Lightfastness: AATCC Test Method 16E-1976. Shade change after 80 standard fading hours (Xenon Arc) shall
be no more than an International Gray Scale reading of 3.
2.6 Crockfastness: AATCC Test Method 8-1974. Minimum stain ratings, International Gray Scale, shall be: Wet—
2.7 Wetfastness: DuPont Carpet Spot Bleed Test: Run with both hard water and alkaline detergent. Stain or color
change rating, International Gray Scale, should be no less than 3 after two cycles in either test.
2.8 AATCC Test Method 134-1979 (Neolite): Electrostatic Build-Up in Carpets. Static discharge is not to exceed
2.9 Flammability: ASTM-84—Class B / Radiant Panel—Class 1.
2.10 Alternate testing methods may be accepted in lieu of the requirement of 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7.
3.1 Installation shall be done by glue-down method.
3.2 Use of existing glue-down carpet as a pad shall not be permitted.
3.3 Base shall be 4”-cove, 0.125”-guage, rubber.