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					Design Standards for Comal I.S.D.
Revised 8/3/99                                                                      Revised 10/12/99
Revised 8/24/99
Revised 9/23/99
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Section 2 – Elementary School Design Standards (Pre K through 6 grade)

2.1     Area Standards – all areas listed are net square footage inside walls, including footprints
of equipment, furnishings, etc. Net square footage does include fixed casework. Numbers of
rooms are not listed here, see program summary. Areas of rooms based on a school of 800 final
student population.

2.1.1    Administrative Areas

2.1.1.a Reception/Secretary Clerk

Size standard – 75 s.f. per staff person minimum plus 150 square feet for visitors.
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls; Carpet flooring, 2x2 acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets – receptionist work area to have plastic laminate covered counter, 6’ long with 4’ return,
pencil drawer, file drawers, no raised front, 30” aff. Secretarial work areas to be furnished under
separate FF&E budget.
Storage - none required
Special Equipment - none
HVAC – zoned with admin area, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – none required
Power – One duplex receptacle on each wall with at least two quadplex outlets in conjunction with
each work area.
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – Telephone system 1 outlet required per staff person, P/A system console, Fire
Alarm Panel to be located here, telephone switchboard, 1 data outlet per staff.
Other requirements – Adjacent to front entry, control point for school

2.1.1.b Principal’s Office

Size standard – 200 s.f
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls; VCT or Carpet flooring, 4” rubber base, 2x2
acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets – none required
Storage - none required
Special Equipment - none
HVAC – zoned with admin area, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – none required
Power – One duplex receptacle on each wall with at least two outlets in conjunction with desk
space.
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – Telephone system 1 outlet required per staff person, 1 data outlet, P/A system
speaker, fire alarm audio/visual device
Other requirements – Adjacent to secretary, conference room.

2.1.1.c Asst. Principals Office

Size standard –150 s.f
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls; Carpet flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical
lay in clg.
Cabinets – none required
Storage - none required
Special Equipment - none
HVAC – zoned with admin area, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – none required


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Design Standards for Comal I.S.D.
Revised 8/3/99                                                                    Revised 10/12/99
Revised 8/24/99
Revised 9/23/99

Power – One duplex receptacle on each wall with at least two outlets in conjunction with work
area.
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – Telephone system 1 outlet required per staff person, 1 data outlet, P/A system
speaker, Fire Alarm Panel audio/visual device.
Other requirements – Adjacent to ISS

2.1.1.d Conference room

Size standard –210 sf
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls; Carpet flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical
lay in clg.
Cabinets – none required
Storage - none required
Special Equipment - none
HVAC – zoned with admin area, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – none required
Power – One duplex receptacle on each wall.
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – Telephone system 1 outlet required per staff person, 1 data outlet required,
P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm A/V device.
Other requirements – pull down AV screen

2.1.1.e Counseling Office

Size standard – 150 s.f.
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls; Carpet flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical
lay in clg.
Cabinets – none required
Storage - none required
Special Equipment - none
HVAC – zoned with admin area, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – none required
Power – One duplex receptacle on each wall with at least two outlets in conjunction with
secretarial counter.
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – Telephone system 1 outlet required per staff person, 1 data outlet required,
P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm A/V device.
Other requirements – speech therapy room to have sound batt insulation in walls.

2.1.1.f Teachers Workroom

Size standard – 990 s.f
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls; VCT, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets – Uppers and Lowers required; 40 lf minimum., Teacher mailboxes for 1/13 students.
Storage - cabinet with rack for poster board, paper supplies, art supplies
Special Equipment – 2 copy machines, 3 Computers, laminator, residential ref/freezer, vending
machine.
HVAC – zoned with admin area, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – duel compartment kitchen sink, refrigerator/freezer to have ice maker
Power – One duplex receptacle on each wall with at least two outlets in conjunction with copy
machine (208 v/ 30 amp or 240v/ 30 amp a separate circuit if required) provide a minimum of 3
dedicated circuits for office equipment. Provide separate circuit for vending machine.


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Revised 8/3/99                                                                      Revised 10/12/99
Revised 8/24/99
Revised 9/23/99

Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – Telephone system 3 outlet required, 3 data outlet required, P/A system
speaker, Fire Alarm A/V device.
Other requirements – adjacent to Mens & Womens Staff T/R included in above, provide 1 – 40
sf telephone cubicles

2.1.1.g Administration Workroom

Size standard –100 s.f
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls; VCT, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets – Uppers and Lowers required; 10 lf minimum, cabinet with rack for poster board, paper
supplies, art supplies
Storage - 100 sf Fireproof room/file room
Special Equipment – copy machine, fax machine.
HVAC – zoned with admin area, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – none
Power – One duplex receptacle on each wall with at least two outlets in conjunction with copy
machine, provide dedicated circuit for one of these outlets
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems - Fire Alarm A/V device.
Other requirements – none

2.1.1.h Nurses Station

Size standard – 500 s.f
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls; VCT, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets – 10 lf locked upper and lower cabinets required.
Storage - 80 sf for supplies, linens
Special Equipment - none
HVAC – zoned with admin area, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – two compartment s/s sink, water closet, shower, must have hot water
Power – One duplex receptacle on each wall with at least two outlets in conjunction with special
equipment and a dedicated circuit for refrigerator
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – Telephone system 1 outlet required per staff person, 1 data outlet required,
P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm A/V device.
Other requirements –T/R with shower

2.1.1.i Staff Toilet Rooms (Men & Women)

Size standard –160 s.f for Women and 40 s.f. for Men
Finishes – Enamel painted CMU walls, epoxy floors, 2 x 2 acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets – Lavatory.
Storage - None required
Special Equipment - none
HVAC – zoned with admin area, see MEP requirements for design parameters. 100% exhaust
Plumbing – lavatory, 2 water closet for women, 1 water closet, 1 urinal for men.
Power – One GFI duplex receptacle above counter.
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – Fire Alarm A/V device.
Other requirements –T/R adjacent to admin area and teachers workroom, sound batts in walls



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Design Standards for Comal I.S.D.
Revised 8/3/99                                                                  Revised 10/12/99
Revised 8/24/99
Revised 9/23/99

2.1.1.j Communities in Schools

Size standard – 180 s.f
Finishes – Painted CMU or Vinyl Covered GWB walls; Carpet flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2
acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets – none required
Storage – none required
Special Equipment – none
HVAC – zoned with admin area, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – none required
Power – One duplex receptacle on each wall with at least two outlets in conjunction with
work area.
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – Telephone system 1 outlet required per staff person, 1 data outlet
required, P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm A/V device.
Other requirements – pull down AV screen

2.1.1.k Speech Therapist’s Office

Size standard –180 s.f
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls; Carpet flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2
acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets – none required
Storage - none required
Special Equipment - none
HVAC – zoned with admin area, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – none required
Power – One duplex receptacle on each wall with at least two outlets in conjunction with
work area.
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – Telephone system 1 outlet required per staff person, 1 data outlet
required, P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm A/V device.
Other requirements – speech therapy room to have sound batt insulation in walls.

2.1.1.L Diagnosticians Office

Size standard – 120 s.f
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls; Carpet flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2
acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets – none required
Storage - none required
Special Equipment - none
HVAC – zoned with admin area, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – none required
Power – One duplex receptacle on each wall with at least two outlets in conjunction with
work area.
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – Telephone system 1 outlet required per staff person, 1 data outlet
required, P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm A/V device.
Other requirements – speech therapy room to have sound batt insulation in walls.




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Design Standards for Comal I.S.D.
Revised 8/3/99                                                                      Revised 10/12/99
Revised 8/24/99
Revised 9/23/99

2.1.2    Instructional Areas

2.1.2.a Pre Kindergarten Classroom – 22 student maximum capacity

Size standard – 800 sf (TEA minimum)
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls (teaching wall to have accent color); VCT
flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets –10 lf upper and lower cabinets required. Counter @ 30” aff for ADA, 36” x 72” x 24”
teacher wardrobe unit w/ hanging rod & lock, 24 cubbies 12 x 12 x 12
Storage - in cabinets above, no closets
Special Equipment - none
HVAC –1 classroom per zone or unit, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – sink w/ drinking spigot, located at an appropriate level from finish floor, cold water
only.
Power – two duplex receptacle on three walls, computer wall to have 6 duplex outlets
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines. Provide dual switching, not dual ballasts. (3 on one switch, 6 on
other)
Special systems – 1 phone outlet, 5 data outlets required, P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm A/V
device, TV bracket with CATV and outlet mounted @ 80” aff mounted at 80” aff, battery operated
clock by owner.
Other requirements – 2 - 10’ Markerboards with 12” wide tackboard at each end (not needed w/
VWC walls) & 4’ tackboard on teaching wall, door directly to exterior
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2.1.2.b Kindergarten & 1            Classroom – 22 student maximum capacity

Size standard – 800 sf (TEA minimum)
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls(teaching wall to have accent color); ½ VCT and ½
Carpet flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets –10 lf upper and lower cabinets required. Counter @ 30” aff for ADA, - 36” x 72” x 24”
teacher wardrobe unit w/ hanging rod & lock, 24 cubbies 12 x 12 x 12
Storage - in cabinets above, no closets
Special Equipment - none
HVAC –1 classroom per zone or unit, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – sink w/ drinking spigot, located at an appropriate from finish floor, cold water only.
Power – two duplex receptacle on three walls, computer wall to have 6 quadplex outlets
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems –1 phone outlet, 5 data outlets required, P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm A/V
device, TV bracket with CATV and outlet mounted @ 80” aff, battery operated clock by owner.
Other requirements – 2 - 10’ Markerboards with 12” wide tackboard at each end & 4’ tackboard
on teaching wall, door directly to exterior, HC toilet room shared with adjacent room.
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2.1.2.c 2 through 4           grade Classroom – 22 student maximum capacity

Size standard – 750 sf
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls(teaching wall to have accent color); VCT flooring,
4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets –10 lf upper and lower cabinets required. Counter @ 30” aff for ADA, 36” x 72” x 24”
teacher wardrobe unit w/ hanging rod & lock, 24 cubbies 12 x 12 x 12
Storage -
Special Equipment - none
HVAC –1 classroom per zone or unit, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – none required
Power – two duplex receptacle on three walls, computer wall to have 6 quadplex outlets



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Revised 8/3/99                                                                      Revised 10/12/99
Revised 8/24/99
Revised 9/23/99

Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems –1 phone outlet, 5 data outlets required, P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm A/V
device, TV bracket with CATV and outlet mounted @ 80” aff, battery operated clock by owner.
Other requirements – 2- 10’ Markerboard with 12” tackboards on each end & 4’ tackboard on
teaching wall.
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2.1.2.d 5 & 6 Grade Classroom

Size standard – 750 sf
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls(teaching wall to have accent color); VCT flooring,
4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets – 36” x 72” x 24” teacher wardrobe unit w/ hanging rod & lock, 24 cubbies 12 x 12 x 12
Storage – in cabinets
Special Equipment - none
HVAC –1 classroom per zone or unit, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – none required
Power – two duplex receptacle on three walls, computer wall to have 6 quadplex outlets
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems –1 phone outlet, 5 data outlets required, P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm A/V
device, TV bracket with CATV and outlet mounted @ 80” aff, battery operated clock by owner.
Other requirements – 2- 10’ Markerboard with 12” tackboards on each end & 4’ tackboard on
teaching wall.

2.1.2.e Art Classroom – 22 student maximum capacity

Size standard – 1,000 s.f exclusive of storage
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls(teaching wall to have accent color); VCT flooring,
4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets – 30 lf upper and lower cabinets required. Counter @ 34” aff, 36” x 72” x 24” teacher
wardrobe unit w/ hanging rod & lockable door
Storage - adjacent 100 sf storage room for supplies
Special Equipment – none
HVAC –1 classroom per zone or unit, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – two stainless steel 9” deep sinks w/gooseneck faucet, cold water only.
Power – two duplex receptacle on three walls, computer wall to have 6 quadplex outlets
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems –1 phone outlet, 5 data outlets required, P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm A/V
device, TV bracket with CATV and outlet mounted @ 80” aff, battery operated clock by owner.
Other requirements – 2- 10’ Markerboard with 12” tackboards on each end & 4’ tackboard on
teaching wall.

2.1.2.f Music & Choir Classroom

Size standard – 900 s.f
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls (teaching wall to have accent color), Acoustical
wall treatment (40% wall area); Carpet flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets – 20 lf open shelving 18” x 72” for instrument storage, 36” x 72” x 24” teacher wardrobe
unit w/ hanging rod & lock
Storage - 100 sf room in addition to above
Special Equipment – none
HVAC –1 classroom per zone or unit, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – none.
Power – two duplex receptacle on three walls, computer wall to have 6 quadplex outlets


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Design Standards for Comal I.S.D.
Revised 8/3/99                                                                      Revised 10/12/99
Revised 8/24/99
Revised 9/23/99

Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems 1 phone outlet, 6 data outlets required, P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm A/V
device, TV bracket with CATV and outlet mounted @ 80” aff, battery operated clock by owner.
Other requirements – 2- 10’ Markerboard with 12” tackboards on each end & 4’ tackboard on
teaching wall. This room will function as an additional special needs classroom. Separate choir
and music rooms with classroom or storage room to reduce sound transmission.

2.1.2.g Emotionally Disturbed (ED) Classroom

Size standard – 750 sf (may be adjusted to match number of students expected)
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls(teaching wall to have accent color); VCT flooring,
4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets –10 lf upper and lower cabinets required. Counter @ 30” – 34” aff for ADA age
appropriate, 36” x 72” x 24” teacher wardrobe unit w/ hanging rod & lock, 24 cubbies 12 x 12 x 12
Storage - in cabinets
Special Equipment - none
HVAC –1 classroom per zone or unit, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – sink w/ drinking spigot, 30” aff.
Power – two duplex receptacle on three walls, computer wall to have 6 quadplex outlets
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – 1 phone outlet, 5 data outlets required, P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm A/V
device, TV bracket with CATV and outlet mounted @ 80” aff, battery operated clock by owner.
Other requirements – 2- 10’ Markerboard with 12” tackboards on each end & 4’ tackboard on
teaching wall, adjacent Handicap accessible Toilet Room.

2.1.2.h Life Skills Classroom (for special needs instructional area)

Size standard – 800 sf
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls(teaching wall to have accent color); VCT flooring,
4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets –10 lf upper and lower cabinets required. Counter @ 30” – 34” aff for ADA age
appropriate, Life skills classroom to have 25 lf of upper and lower wall cabinet arranged in a
residential kitchen type environment. 36” x 72” x 24” teacher wardrobe unit w/ hanging rod & lock,
24 cubbies 12 x 12 x 12
Storage – in cabinets
Special Equipment – residential kitchen set up including washer & dryer, refrigerator, microwave,
dishwasher, oven, cooktop
HVAC –1 classroom per zone or unit, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – two compartment s/s/ sink with kitchen type faucets & trim
Power – two duplex receptacle on three walls, computer wall to have 6 quadplex outlets, 3 above
counter outlets at kitchen.
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems –1 phone outlet, 5 data outlets required, P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm A/V
device, TV bracket with CATV and outlet mounted @ 80” aff, battery operated clock by owner.
Other requirements – 2- 10’ Markerboard with 12” tackboards on each end & 4’ tackboard on
teaching wall, adjacent Handicap accessible Toilet Room, with shower..

2.1.2.i PPCD (for special needs instructional area)

Size standard – 750 sf
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls(teaching wall to have accent color); ½ VCT
and ½ Carpet flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical lay in clg.



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Design Standards for Comal I.S.D.
Revised 8/3/99                                                                  Revised 10/12/99
Revised 8/24/99
Revised 9/23/99

Cabinets –10 lf upper and lower cabinets required. Counter @ 30” – 34” aff for ADA age
appropriate, Life skills classroom to have 25 lf of upper and lower wall cabinet arranged in
a residential kitchen type environment. 36” x 72” x 24” teacher wardrobe unit w/ hanging
rod & lock, 24 cubbies 12 x 12 x 12
Storage – in cabinets
Special Equipment – residential kitchen set up including washer & dryer, refrigerator,
microwave, dishwasher
HVAC –1 classroom per zone or unit, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – two compartment s/s/ sink with kitchen type faucets & trim
Power – two duplex receptacle on three walls, computer wall to have 6 quadplex outlets, 3
above counter outlets at kitchen.
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems 1 phone outlet, 5 data outlets required, P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm
A/V device, TV bracket with CATV and outlet mounted @ 80” aff, battery operated clock by
owner.
Other requirements – 2- 10’ Markerboard with 12” tackboards on each end & 4’ tackboard
on teaching wall, adjacent Handicap accessible Toilet Room.

2.1.2.k Gifted & Talented Classroom

Size standard – 750 s.f
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls(teaching wall to have accent color); VCT
flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets – 36” x 72” x 24” teacher wardrobe unit w/ hanging rod & lock, 24 cubbies 12 x 12
x 12
Storage – in cabinets
Special Equipment - none
HVAC –1 classroom per zone or unit, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – none required
Power – two duplex receptacle on three walls, computer wall to have 6 quadplex outlets
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems 1 phone outlet, 5 data outlets required, P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm
A/V device, TV bracket with CATV and outlet mounted @ 80” aff, battery operated clock by
owner.
Other requirements – 2- 10’ Markerboard with 12” tackboards on each end & 4’ tackboard
on teaching wall.

2.1.2.l Content Mastery Classroom

Size standard – 750 s.f
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls(teaching wall to have accent color); VCT
flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets – 36” x 72” x 24” teacher wardrobe unit w/ hanging rod & lock, 24 cubbies 12 x 12
x 12
Storage – in cabinets
Special Equipment - none
HVAC –1 classroom per zone or unit, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – none required
Power – two duplex receptacle on three walls, computer wall to have 6 quadplex outlets
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems 1 phone outlet, 5 data outlets required, P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm
A/V device, TV bracket with CATV and outlet mounted @ 80” aff, battery operated clock by
owner.


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Revised 8/3/99                                                                     Revised 10/12/99
Revised 8/24/99
Revised 9/23/99

Other requirements – 2- 10’ Markerboard with 12” tackboards on each end & 4’ tackboard
on teaching wall.

2.1.2.m Title I Classroom

Size standard – 750 s.f
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls(teaching wall to have accent color); VCT
flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets – 36” x 72” x 24” teacher wardrobe unit w/ hanging rod & lock, 24 cubbies 12 x 12
x 12
Storage – in cabinets
Special Equipment - none
HVAC –1 classroom per zone or unit, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – none required
Power – two duplex receptacle on three walls, computer wall to have 6 quadplex outlets
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems 1 phone outlet, 5 data outlets required, P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm
A/V device, TV bracket with CATV and outlet mounted @ 80” aff, battery operated clock by
owner.
Other requirements – 2- 10’ Markerboard with 12” tackboards on each end & 4’ tackboard
on teaching wall.

2.1.2.n In School Suspension (ISS) Classroom

Size standard – 250 s.f
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls(teaching wall to have accent color); VCT
flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets – 36” x 72” x 24” teacher wardrobe unit w/ hanging rod & lock, 24 cubbies 12 x 12
x 12
Storage – in cabinets
Special Equipment – Conduit for installation of closed circuit TV monitoring.
HVAC – With administration or Special Needs Zone see MEP for design parameters.
Plumbing – none required
Power – two duplex receptacle on three walls, computer wall to have 6 quadplex outlets
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems –5 data outlets required, P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm A/V device, TV
bracket with CATV and outlet mounted @ 80” aff, battery operated clock by owner.
Other requirements – 2- 10’ Markerboard with 12” tackboards on each end & 4’ tackboard
on teaching wall.


2.1.2.o Computer Classroom

Size standard – 1189 sf
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls(teaching wall to have accent color); VCT flooring,
4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets –10 lf full height lockable cabinets required. Computer counters for 25 (30” lf per
student), 1 teacher computer counter, 36” x 72” x 24” teacher wardrobe unit w/ hanging rod & lock
Storage – 100 sf for server location/storage, provide 2 data outlets, 1 outlet per wall, 1
phone outlet, P/A, F/A in addition to above.
Special Equipment – 29 student computers, 1 teacher computer, printer, scanner.
HVAC –1 classroom per zone or unit, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – none required
Power – Surge protected quadplex outlets for each computer station


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Design Standards for Comal I.S.D.
Revised 8/3/99                                                                     Revised 10/12/99
Revised 8/24/99
Revised 9/23/99

Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines. Fixtures to be parabolic lens type.
Special systems – 1 phone outlet, 26 data outlets required, P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm A/V
device, TV bracket with CATV and outlet mounted @ 80” aff, battery operated clock by owner.
Other requirements – arrange student computer stations around perimeter of classroom.

 2.1.2.p Science Classroom – 22 student maximum capacity (use Intermediate School labs as a
pattern)

Size standard – 1000 sf
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls (teaching wall to have accent color); VCT flooring,
4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets –20 lf upper and lower cabinets required. Counter @ 32” aff for ADA, 36” x 72” x 24”
teacher wardrobe unit w/ hanging rod & lock
Storage - no closets
Special Equipment - none
HVAC –1 classroom per zone or unit, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – 1 two compartment 9” deep sink; hot and cold water, emergency eyewash
Power – two duplex outlets on three walls, computer wall to have 6 quadplex outlets Every
countertop should have two receptacles per 5 lf counter, no more than two receptacles per circuit
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – 1 phone outlet, 5 data outlets required, P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm A/V
device, TV bracket with CATV and outlet mounted @ 80” aff, battery operated clock by owner.
Other requirements – 2- 10’ Markerboard with 12” tackboards on each end & 4’ tackboard on
teaching wall.

2.1.3 Library/Media Center

2.1.3.a Reading Room

Size standard – 3,000 s.f minimum or 4.46 sf/student (3 sf/student and 1,400 sf is TEA minimum)
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls; Carpet flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical
lay in clg.
Cabinets –1,000 lf adjustable shelving required, 12,000 volumes (1” per book average), all
shelving 54” high maximum
Storage - adjacent to 250 sf storage/workroom
Special Equipment – copy machine, 4 computers
HVAC –1 zone or unit, see MEP requirements for design parameters, must be able to maintain
temperature if rest of school is closed down for humidity reasons.
Plumbing – none required
Power – four duplex receptacle on three walls, computer wall to have 6 quadplex outlets
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems –6 data outlets required, P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm A/V device.
Other requirements – Door to exterior, windows, adjacent other media center functions, usable by
public after hours. Layout 5’ round tables with seating for 50 students.

2.1.3.c Library Office

Size standard –150 sf
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls; VCT or Carpet flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2
acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets – 10 lf librarians desk, 15 lf upper & lower wall cabinets w/ countertop
Storage - none required


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Special Equipment – 1 computer per staff
HVAC – zoned with media area, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – 9” deep single compartment s/s sink w/ gooseneck faucet
Power – One duplex receptacle on each wall with at least two outlets in conjunction with check
out counter.
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – Telephone system 1 outlet required per staff person, 1 data outlet, P/A system
speaker, Fire Alarm Panel audio/visual device.
Other requirements – Adjacent to entry of media center

2.1.3.d Fileserver/MDF Room

Size standard –200 sf
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls; VCT, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets –30 lf open shelving 16” x 72”
Storage - none required
Special Equipment – technology termination point, Main Data Feed (MDF), internet connection
point, six u.p.s. units.
HVAC – individually zoned, split D/X equipment for afterhours and off school use, see MEP
requirements for design parameters. Maintain 70 degrees Fahrenheit and 50% relative
humidity on 24/7/365 schedule.
Plumbing – none allowed.
Power – One duplex receptacle on each wall with one dedicated quadplex outlet for telephone
equipment, provide two dedicated quadplex outlets for server
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – Telephone system 1 outlet required per staff person, 1 data outlet, P/A system
speaker, Fire Alarm Panel audio/visual device.
Other requirements – Adjacent to entry of media center, keep walls clear for shelving,
coordinate location of data and power outlets with technology director.

2.1.3.ef Library Workroom/Storage

Size standard –200 s.f
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls; VCT or Carpet flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2
acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets – 10 lf upper & lower cabinet, 15 lf of open shelving 12” x 72”
Storage - 150 sf storage room in addition to above.
Special Equipment – 1 computer per staff
HVAC – zoned with library area, see MEP requirements for design parameters, stand alone,
separate HVAC required, must allow after hours capability without central plant operation.
Plumbing – none required
Power – Two duplex receptacles on each wall with at least two outlets in conjunction with
secretarial counter.
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – Telephone system 1 outlet required per staff person, 1 data outlet, P/A system
speaker, Fire Alarm Panel audio/visual device.
Other requirements – Adjacent to entry of media center, include in area with library/media center

2.1.3.f Textbook Storage

Size standard –300 s.f
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls; sealed concrete flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2
acoustical lay in clg.


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Revised 8/24/99
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Cabinets –45 lf of open shelving 12” x 72”,
Storage - none required
Special Equipment – none
HVAC – zoned with admin area, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – none required
Power – One duplex receptacle on each wall
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm Panel audio/visual device.
Other requirements – Adjacent to media center or off main corridor


2.1.4 Food Service – modeled after Rahe Elementary School Kitchen. Rearrange order.

2.1.4.a Food Preparation Area

Size standard –1,200 sf standard layout to be used at all schools (see plan in appendix)
Finishes – Epoxy Painted CMU walls; 6 x 6 quarry tile flooring w/ non slip carborundum grit finish,
6” quarry tile base, 2 x 2 vinyl faced GWB clg.
Cabinets – no architectural woodwork, only special food service type shelving, tables, etc.
Storage - 200 sf food pantry in addition to above, (freezer and cooler addressed later)
Special Equipment – food service equipment listed in a separate section.
HVAC – zoned with kitchen area, grease exhaust hood with ANSUL system and heat exhaust
hood over ovens, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – 4 compartment s/s sinks w/ drain boards, vegetable sink, preparation sinks special
configuration, connections for dishwash system, floor drains and floor sink, handwash sinks; see
attached kitchen plan. All sinks connected to grease trap.
Power – Multiple duplex receptacle on each wall, see standard plan, provide GFCI outlets above
countertops. 30-40% electrical expansion.
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines. One additional 2 x 4 light in the walk-in cooler and two
additional 2 x 4 fluorescent lights in the walk-in freezer.
Special systems - P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm Panel audio/visual device, Freezer/cooler
alarm, POS, security alarm
Other requirements – Adjacent to dishwash area, walk in cooler/freezer & pantry, dumpster
access, grease disposal, delivery dock

2.1.4.b Dishwash Area

Size standard – 150 s.f
Finishes – Painted CMU walls; 6 x 6 quarry tile w/ non slip carborundum grit finish, 4”
quarry tile base, 2 x 2 vinyl face GWB lay in clg.
Cabinets – none
Storage - none required
Special Equipment – Commercial dish wash equipment
HVAC – zoned with food service area, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – 4 compartment stainless steel sink, commercial garbage disposal
Power – One duplex receptacle on each wall, connections to kitchen equipment. 30% -40%
expansion capability
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – fire alarm a/v device
Other requirements – Counter shutter pass through to dining room. Adjacent to dining
room food prep area.




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Revised 8/24/99
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2.1.4.c Cooler / Freezer Area

Size standard – 80 sf cooler; 160 sf freezer
Finishes – stainless steel outside, others as provided by mfg., 6 x 6 quarry tile flooring.
Cabinets – none
Storage - none required
Special Equipment – condenser coil
HVAC – none
Plumbing – drain for condensate
Power – as required for equipment, put on single circuit that can be jumped in case of
power failure
Lighting – (1) 2 x 4 fluorescent lighting surface mounted fixtures to provide 75 foot
candles of lighting in the cooler and (2) 2 x 4 fluorescent lighting surface mounted fixtures
to provide 150 foot candles of lighting in the freezer.
Special systems – Fire alarm audio/visual device; Freezer and cooler alarm systems.
Other requirements – Adjacent to dining and kitchen prep area


2.1.4.d Laundry Room

Size standard – 50 sf
Finishes – Painted CMU walls, 6 x 6 quarry tile flooring w/ non slip carborundum grit
finish,6” quarry tile base.
Cabinets – 5 lf plastic laminate countertop
Storage - none required
Special Equipment – residential full size washer & dryer (Maytag or equal)
HVAC – zoned with food service area, see MIP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – drain for condensate
Power – as required for equipment, put on single circuit that can be jumped in case of
power failure
Lighting – (1) 2 x 4 fluorescent lighting surface mounted fixtures to provide 75 foot
candles of lighting
Special systems – Fire alarm panel audio/visual device
Other requirements – Adjacent to kitchen custodial


2.1.4.e Chemical/ Custodial Room (lockable)

Size standard – 80 s.f
Finishes – Painted CMU walls; 6 x 6 quarry tile w/ non slip carborundum grit finish, 6”
quarry tile base, 2 x 2 vinyl face GWB lay in clg.
Cabinets – laminate countertop 5 l.f.
Storage - none required
Special Equipment – Residential Washer & Dryer (Maytag or equal)
HVAC – zoned with food service area, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – floor drain & floor sink w/ hot & cold water
Power – as required for power sprayer, with one on each wall.
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – none.
Other requirements – Adjacent to kitchen

2.1.4.f Kitchen Staff Locker / Toilet Room



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Revised 8/24/99
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Size standard – 120 sf
Finishes – Epoxy painted CMU; 6 x 6 quarry tile flooring w/ non slip Carborundum grit
finish 6” quarry tile base.
Cabinets – 5 l.f. of closed end shelving; wall mounted lavatory
Storage - eight half size lockers.
Special Equipment – Toilet accessories to include mirrors, soap dispensers, toilet paper
dispensers, handicap grab bars, electric hand dryers. Toilet stalls to be
1 ¼” polypropylene construction floor mounted overhead braced with full ht attachment
brackets. Provide changing bench to sit on.
HVAC – zoned with adjacent area, exhaust fan, see MEP requirements for design
parameters.
Plumbing – wall hung water closet, wall hung lavatories with hot & cold water, see
specifications for particular requirements
Power – One GFCI duplex receptacle on each wall
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting recessed or wall mounted fixtures to provide 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – fire alarm audio/visual device
Other requirements – adjacent food prep area

2.1.4.g Food Service Manager Office area

Size standard – 120 s.f
Finishes – Painted CMU walls; 6 x 6 quarry tile w/ non slip carborundum grit finish, 6” quarry tile
base, 2 x 2 vinyl face GWB lay in clg.
Cabinets – 7 lf counter for desk, (2) two drawer file cabinets – legal.
Storage - none required
Special Equipment – 1 computer per office.
HVAC – zoned with food service area, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – none required
Power – One duplex receptacle on each wall with at least three outlets in conjunction with
managers desk.
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – Telephone system 2 outlets required, 1 data outlet, P/A system speaker, Fire
Alarm audio/visual device. Provide conduit from office to serving line for POS system. Phone
Bell for kitchen.
Other requirements – Adjacent to delivery point, cash prepayment box, safe installation

2.1.4.h Food Service serving area

Size standard – 575 s.f
Finishes – Epoxy Painted CMU walls; 6 x 6 quarry tile w/ non slip carborundum grit finish, 6”
quarry tile base, 2 x 2 vinyl face GWB lay in clg.
Cabinets – none
Storage - none required
Special Equipment – serving lines (ht. To meet ADA requirements for age group) conduit to office
for POS system.
HVAC – zoned with food service area, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – floor drain and floor sink, hot and cold running water, connections for steam tables.
Power – for special equipment with at least 30% -40% expansion capability
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – P/A system speaker, Fire Alarm Panel audio/visual device. Provide conduit
from office to serving line for POS system. Phone Bell for kitchen.
Other requirements – Adjacent to delivery point, cash prepayment box, safe install



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Revised 8/24/99
Revised 9/23/99

2.1.4.i Food Service Dock Area

Size standard – 25 sf
Finishes – none
Cabinets – none
Storage - none
Special Equipment – none
HVAC – none
Plumbing – floor drain, hot & cold running water connections for trash can and equipment
washer.
Power – One weather resistant GFCI duplex receptacle
Lighting – motion detected lighting for back door and dock area
Special systems – none
Other requirements – adjacent to kitchen back door.


2.1.4.j Cafetorium Dining Room

Size standard – 6000 s.f. (2 servings), 4050 s.f. (3 servings) Circulation: 800 s.f. (2 servings)
540 (3 servings)
Finishes – Painted CMU walls; VCT flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical lay in clg. Special
clg treatment and finishes allowed.
Cabinets – 5 l.f. of closed and lockable shelving
Storage - 500 sf (2 servings), 350 s.f. (3 servings)
Special Equipment – microphone jacks at stage and rear of room
HVAC – separate zone or unit for this room, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Ventilation, air for cafetorium shall be transferred for use as make up air for kitchen
exhaust.
Plumbing – electric drinking fountains required
Power – One duplex receptacle per 15 lf on each wall
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 45
footcandles of lighting, 16 lf track light with colored light heads on separate dimming system.
Incandescent downlights with dimmers for the cafeteria.
Special systems – 1pay phone outlet in foyer or entry area, 1 data outlet, P/A system speakers
with sound console including FM Radio, CD Player, Cassette Player, Fire Alarm audio/visual
device.
Other requirements – Multiple independent exits/entries with porches to shelter for use as staging
area for pick and drop off, access to public restrooms independent to rest of school. Student
restrooms and hand washing area.

2.1.4.k Cafetorium Platform/Multipurpose area

Size standard –780 sf
Finishes – Painted CMU or Painted GWB walls; VCT flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical lay
in clg.
Cabinets – none
Storage - none
Special Equipment – microphone jacks at stage, Stage Curtains
HVAC – separate zone or unit for this room, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – none
Power – three duplex outlets per wall
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 45
footcandles of lighting, 16 lf track light with colored light heads on separate dimming system.
Incandescent downlights with dimmers for the stage.
Special systems –1 data outlet, P/A system speakers, Fire Alarm audio/visual device.



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Revised 8/24/99
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Other requirements – 150 sf for ramp from cafetorium floor to platform level 18” aff., 14’ minimum
clg. ht.

2.1.4.l Cafetorium Custodial Closet

Size standard – 50 sf
Finishes – FRP over water resistant GWB walls or painted CMU, VCT flooring, 4” rubber
base, 2 x 2 vinyl faced GWB lay in clg.
Cabinets – none
Storage - none required
Special Equipment – accessories to include mop rack mounted over sink
HVAC – zoned with adjacent area, exhaust fan, see MEP requirements for design
parameters.
Plumbing – floor drain and floor sink with hot & cold water
Power – One GFCI duplex receptacle
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting lay in fixtures to provide 75 footcandles, see IES
guidelines.
Special systems – fire alarm audio/visual device
Other requirements – adjacent to dining room, must have outside access from the dining
to the dumpster (not through the food preparation area)

2.1.5     Physical Education Areas

2.1.5.a       Elementary Gymnasium

Size standard – 6,000 sf
Finishes – Painted CMU walls; VCT flooring, 4” rubber base, no clg.
Cabinets – none
Storage - 150 sf adjacent to gym for PE equipment
Special Equipment – Six fixed adjustable ht basketball goals, wall pads, two floor sleeves for
volleyball net standards
HVAC – Exhaust fans for forced ventilation only and unit heaters for space heating, see MEP
requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – electric drinking fountains required
Power – One duplex receptacle per 25 lf on each wall
Lighting – HID metal halide High bay fixtures plus2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting surface mounted
fixtures to provide immediate lighting,
Special systems –1 data outlet, P/A system speakers with sound console, Fire Alarm audio/visual
device.
Other requirements – Multiple independent exits/entries with porches to shelter for use as staging
area for pick and drop off, access to public restrooms independent to rest of school. Minimum two
8’ x 8’ Overhead sectional doors for ventilation and access to outdoor asphalt hardtop/overflow
parking area.

2.1.5.b Coach’s Office

Size standard –100 s.f (two desks)
Finishes – Painted CMU; VCT flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2 acoustical lay in clg.
Cabinets – 10 lf of countertop with base cabinet containing two file drawers, 30” high
Storage - none required
Special Equipment - none
HVAC – Single room through wall D/X unit, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – none required
Power – One duplex receptacle on each wall with at least two outlets in conjunction with desk
space.



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Revised 8/24/99
Revised 9/23/99

Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting in lay in or surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – Telephone system 1 outlet required per staff person, 2 data outlets, P/A
system speaker, fire alarm audio/visual device
Other requirements – Adjacent to gym.

2.1.6    Support Spaces

2.1.6.a Public Restrooms

Size standard – size dependent on number of fixtures required, Provide minimum 1 handicap
accessible fixture in each toilet room.
Finishes – Epoxy painted CMU; seamless epoxy flooring, seamless epoxy cove base, plaster clg.
Cabinets –lavatory countertops with vertical supports at 36” oc minimum.
Storage - none required
Special Equipment – Toilet accessories to include mirrors, soap dispensers, toilet paper
dispensers, handicap grab bars, paper towel dispensers. Toilet stalls to be
1 ¼” polypropylene construction floor mounted overhead braced with full ht attachment brackets.
HVAC – zoned with adjacent area, exhaust fan, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – wall hung water closet, wall hung lavatories with hot & cold water, wall hung urinals,
see specifications for particular requirements
Power – One GFCI duplex receptacle on each wall
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting recessed or wall mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75
footcandles, see IES guidelines.
Special systems – fire alarm audio/visual device
Other requirements – none

2.1.6.b Custodial Closets

Size standard – 50 sf
Finishes – FRP over water resistant GWB walls or painted CMU, VCT flooring, 4” rubber base, 2
x 2 vinyl faced GWB lay in clg.
Cabinets – 4 lf of open shelving
Storage - none required
Special Equipment – accessories to include mop rack mounted over sink
HVAC – zoned with adjacent area, exhaust fan, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – floor mounted corner janitor’s sink with hot & cold water
Power – One GFCI duplex receptacle
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75 footcandles, see
IES guidelines.
Special systems – fire alarm audio/visual device
Other requirements – none

2.1.6.c Custodial Central Supply

Size standard – 150 sf
Finishes – FRP over water resistant GWB walls or painted CMU, VCT flooring, 4” rubber base, 2
x 2 painted GWB lay in clg.
Cabinets – 40 lf 12” x 72” open shelving.
Storage - none required
Special Equipment – none required
HVAC – zoned with adjacent area, exhaust fan, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing –none required
Power – One duplex receptacle per wall
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75 footcandles, see
IES guidelines.


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Revised 8/24/99
Revised 9/23/99

Special systems – fire alarm audio/visual device
Other requirements – none

2.1.7    Mechanical / Electrical Rooms

Size standard – as required to meet function of room
Finishes – painted GWB walls or painted CMU, sealed concrete flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2
painted GWB lay in clg.
Cabinets – none required.
Storage - none required
Special Equipment –
HVAC – zoned with adjacent area, exhaust fan, see MEP requirements for design parameters.
Plumbing – floor drains and hose bibs as required.
Power – One duplex receptacle per wall
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting surface mounted fixtures to provide 50 - 75 footcandles, see
IES guidelines.
Special systems –1 phone outlet, fire alarm audio/visual device
Other requirements – rooms with transformers must be able to dissipate heat

2.1.8    Corridors

Size standard – as required to meet function
Finishes – Painted CMU, VCT flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2 painted GWB lay in clg.
Cabinets – none required.
Storage - none required
Special Equipment – tack rail at 7’ aff when CMU walls are used
HVAC – separately zoned from classrooms
Plumbing –electric drinking fountains
Power – One duplex receptacle per 25’ lf wall
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting lay in fixtures to provide 25 footcandles of lighting.
Special systems – clock system, fire alarm audio/visual device
Other requirements – none




2.1.9    IDF Rooms – for data closets & hubs.

Size standard – 36 sf
Finishes – Painted CMU, VCT flooring, 4” rubber base, 2 x 2 painted GWB lay in clg.
Cabinets – none required.
Storage - none required
Special Equipment – none
HVAC – none
Plumbing – none
Power – Two quadplex receptacle from TVSS
Lighting – 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting lay in fixtures to provide 25 footcandles of lighting.
Special systems – none
Other requirements – none

2.1.10 Exterior Storage Building

Size standard – 400 sf
Finishes – none required
Cabinets – none required.
Storage - none required


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Revised 8/24/99
Revised 9/23/99

Special Equipment – none
HVAC – none
Plumbing – 1 hose bib exterior
Power – Two duplex receptacle inside and one Exterior duplex receptacle
Lighting – 2 - 1 x 4 flourescent pendant hung
Special systems – none
Other requirements - Provide 8’ x 8’ overhead sectional door and 1 - 3’ x 7’ hollow metal
door and frame.




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Revised 8/24/99
Revised 9/23/99



2.2 Functional Design & Building System Guidelines for Primary Schools

    2.2.1 Governing Authorities – Follow applicable state and local codes and requirements
    including, but not limited to the following:

        Latest version of Standard Building Code family/ UBC as appropriate
        Americans with Disabilities Act as enforced by the Texas Department of Licensing and
         Regulation (TDLR) Upon completion of Construction Documents submit to Elimination of
         Architectural Barriers section of TDLR for design review. Fee for review and inspection
         reimbursable.
        Texas Education Code School Facility Standards 16.402
        Texas Antiquities Commission
        NFPA 101 Life Safety Code is enforced by the City of New Braunfels/ Bulverde/ Garden
         Ridge/ Schertz/ San Antonio


    2.2.2 Program Verification – the design professional shall review the program received from
    the Owner with the appointed user group and staff to determine the adequacy and accuracy
    of the programmed scope, quality and budget. The design professional shall report in writing
    to the district staff an opinion of the adequacy and accuracy of the program provided.
    Detailed revisions to the scope, quality and budget shall be reported in this memorandum. A
    detailed listing of each room, square footage and budget statement shall be included in this
    memorandum. A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet is included to provide a standard for reporting
    these findings. The Architect will maintain control over any one of the three parts of the
    program. (i.e. if the Owner dictates the size and budget of the project, the Architect must be
    able to determine the quality of the project or conversely if the Owner dictates the budget and
    quality of the project, the Architect must be able to revise the size of the project to maintain
    project budget.)

    2.2.3 Area Relationships & General Design Philosophy – proper functional relationships of
    each part of the project to each other is necessary for usability. The following basic building
    relationships shall be maintained unless approved otherwise by the Owner.

        Entry foyer in close proximity to Administration Area
        Separate K-2 classrooms from 3-4 classrooms when possible
        Gym and Cafetorium spaces to have outside access without opening rest of campus.
        Nurses Station close to Administration and attendance offices with separate entry from
         corridor.
        Platform of Cafetorium should be in close proximity to Music Classrooms
        Critical and Severe handicapped classroom to be close to Clinic
        Other Special Needs rooms to be distributed throughout standard classrooms
        Building security is a priority
        Limit non educational spaces and walls (net to gross factor) to 25%-30%.
        Limit different types of materials to a minimum.
        Library to be centrally located but accessible to public without opening rest of
         school

    In general, the Owner desires the primary school projects to be single story buildings, in which
    every classroom should have exterior windows. Upper grades may be placed on the second
    floor when justified. The school’s décor should reflect an age appropriate surrounding for
    primary age children. Interior color selections should be coordinated to provide a logical yet
    creative surrounding for the users. The design professionals are encouraged to use their
    creativity to provide an educational environment that enhances the Owner’s educational goals



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Revised 8/24/99
Revised 9/23/99

    within the stated budget, quality and square footage goals established during the Program
    verification phase.


    2.2.4 Site Requirements – for proper circulation patterns and playground usage maintain the
    following relationships.

        Gymnasium next to asphalt paved area (65’ x 100’ min.) for hard top playground and
         overflow parking. Paved area must be attached to building and driveway. Locate outdoor
         basketball goals here
        Cafetorium can exit and enter directly from outside
        Classroom wings to be oriented with long axis going from east to west to minimize solar
         exposure when possible.
        Library/Media Center to have direct exterior exits
        Kitchen to have separate delivery access with 3’6” wide door.
        Locate HVAC equipment in areas to have the least visual impact to public view whenever
         possible.
        Conserve existing site resources such as monumental trees (6” and larger trunk diameter)
         as much as possible within the design proposed for the project.
        Provide 400 square foot exterior storage building located in a functional but
         inconspicuous area of the school. Provide exterior veneer to match school.

    2.2.5 Traffic Design and Circulation – separation of parent and bus traffic and food service
    is necessary to maintain safety. Use the cafetorium and gymnasium as staging areas for drop
    off and pick up points. Provide covered walks/porches for waiting areas. Separate bus and
    car waiting lanes from parking aisles so that waiting traffic does not block access to any
    vehicular parking. If the school is located in a residential area that could have bicycle or foot
    traffic, provide sidewalks from collection points on the site to an appropriate area of the school
    to keep this traffic separate from all vehicular traffic. Provide space for 5 buses to load and 10
    additional buses to wait; provide space for 10 cars to load and 15 – 20 cars to wait. Consult
    with appropriate governing authorities such as city, state and county road engineers prior to
    finalizing design. Provide adequate parking for staff, visitors and volunteers. Provide a
    minimum of 2 spaces per classroom and 2 spaces per office (100 cars minimum), canopy for
    2 buses and 5 cars.

    2.2.6 Outdoor Equipment – all outdoor equipment such as playground equipment, basketball
    goals, benches, picnic tables, etc. will be designed by architect and provided by general
    contractor. Coordinate location with the staff. Provide concrete pavement under equipment
    where necessary and within budgetary constraints. Provide 400 sf stand alone storage
    building constructed with pre engineered metal structure with exterior veneer to match
    adjacent building.

    2.2.7 Civil Design

    2.2.7.a Parking and Layout
     Meet all ADA requirements for walks and ramps
     Parking for a minimum of 90 cars and to meet local zoning ordinances when applicable.
     Provide 10 parking spaces adjacent to Kitchen entry for kitchen staff
     Parking lots to be minimum 1 ½” Hot mix asphalt.
     Bus Lanes to be minimum 2” hot mix asphalt over.
     Provide 20’ x 25’ in area that is a minimum 5” thick, 3000 psi, steel reinforced concrete
        pad adjacent to kitchen service area for 2 dumpsters and 1 recycling bin. Provide 6” steel
        pipe bollards. Screen dumpsters from public view when necessary.
     Utilize standard details for bollards, approaches, concrete paving, curbs, etc.
     Follow all TNRCC Edwards Aquifer protection guidelines when applicable.


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        All radii to be concrete.
        Limit walks to 5’ maximum widths.
        Use SDR-35 polyethelene storm water pipe.

    2.2.7.b Site Utilities

        3 phase service required
        Electrical service to be overhead where possible with ground mounted
            transformers and underground secondary service to buildings.
        Water service to be in schedule 80 PVC, routed to miss major site elements such
         as buildings and trees.
        Sanitary sewer to be in schedule 40 PVC unless approved by Owner. (1/4” slope) to
         be maintained. Use manholes at major intersections and turns. Anticipate future
         growth when practical and establish depths and sizes to accommodate.
        Storm sewer piping to be in SDR 35 or corrugated polyethylene in sizes over 8”
         drain.
        Gas service to be in polyethylene piping to building. Sleeve under all paved areas.
         Vent sewer.

    2.2.7.c Landscaping
     All landscaping will be in general contract, provide minimal yard sprinkler system
        with capacity to expand.

    2.2.8     Structural Design

    2.2.8.a Foundation system on New construction

        The Owner would prefer to have all foundations slab on grade reinforced concrete,
         stiffened beam slabs when the geo-technical report has stated that differential movement
         equal to a PVR of 1” or less is calculated with fill supported slabs.
        When the PVR is greater than 1”, a suspended foundation on piers or footings should be
         recommended.
        Provide subsurface clay dams on uphill side of foundations and electrical or plumbing
         trenches to minimize moisture penetration into structural fill
        Geotechnical Engineer selected for soils report will be retained to provide all
         construction and materials testing; the Owner will retain and pay for geotechnical
         services.
        Architect will coordinate geotechnical engineers final quality control review of
         documents.

    2.2.8.b Foundation system on Renovations and Additions – Unless specifically requested or
    approved otherwise by the Owner, foundation systems on these projects should match
    existing construction.

    2.2.8.c Structural Framing System on New Construction - Given the fact that the Owner
    prefers standing seam metal roofing on all new construction and the current competitive
    pricing for Pre Engineered Metal Building framing, the owner would prefer pre engineered
    metal building construction for all new single story construction and major additions. The
    following design criteria for masonry veneer with masonry or metal stud backup exterior wall
    systems should be utilized to establish minimum performance standards. Variations from the
    following should be approved in writing by the Owner.


    2.2.8.d. Structural Framing System on Renovation & Addition Construction – Pre Engineered
    structural steel systems or other framing types such as traditional steel beam and bar joist or


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    concrete column, beam and slab may be considered by the design professional. Design
    criteria for traditional structural superstructure systems to be left to design engineer’s
    discretion following generally accepted standards and practice along with applicable codes.
    The Owner would prefer to match existing systems when possible and within the budgetary
    constraints of the project.

    2.2.8.e Metal Stud Backup Systems – due to the varying stud configurations, flange widths
    etc. from manufacturer to manufacturer, the specifications should require shop drawings and
    details designed and sealed by a professional engineer registered in the State of Texas be
    submitted for the review of the Engineer of Record. The metal stud backup system should be
    specified in 05400 – Cold Formed Metal Framing. The metal stud backup system should be
    designed to meet minimum L/600 deflection criteria.

    2.2.9 General Mechanical/Electrical Design Criteria – The Owner has established the
    following priorities for equipment selection and systems design to assist the design
    professional in decisions;

        Initial cost
        Longevity of equipment
        Operation cost (energy efficiency)
        Ease of maintenance
        Compatible with existing systems (Addition/Renovation Projects)
        Recyclability of materials

    These factors may be rearranged on a project by project basis. It is the design professional’s
    responsibility for communicating with the staff and users concerning these important
    decisions. During the preliminary design process there will be a minimum of two meetings for
    the mechanical and the electrical systems with the staff and users discussing and deciding
    which systems are appropriate for that particular project. The decisions made at each
    meeting will be documented in writing by the design professional with copies distributed to all
    the parties involved.

    2.2.10 HVAC Systems

    2.2.10.a HVAC Design guidelines
     Winter design: Indoor - 72 degrees dry bulb Outdoor – 20 degrees dry bulb
     Summer design: Indoor – 100 degrees dry bulb, 50% relative humidity – 78 degrees wet
        bulb, 50% relative humidity
     Ventilation rates based on current ASHRAE 62-1989 standards
     Common areas, cafeterias and gymnasiums to have CO2 monitors to modulate fresh air
        intake.
     No fiberglass ductwork allowed
     Externally wrapped metal ductwork
     Carefully locate outside air intakes to avoid contaminated air from bus lanes, generators,
        etc.
     Use fiberglass ductboard for insulation in mechanical room
     Internally line first 10’ of ductwork from air handler for noise control
     Locate cooling towers away from playground areas
     Metallized round duct may be used for branch duct
     No bottom taps off of main ductwork
     Provide low ambient startup at 20 degree minimum
     All D/X systems to have condensate drain pan with float type cut off switch
     No Air Handling Units above classroom ceilings. Mechanical Mezzanines preferred
     Use 2/3 of building load to size auxiliary heat on heat pumps


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        Use standard details provided for standard condensate drain trap design.

    2.2.10.b New Construction

        First choice for equipment – 4 pipe system, water cooled, centrifugal chillers with cooling
         tower, each zone to have individual fan coil unit or a fan powered box (VAV). Another
         option would be an air cooled screw chiller. Hot water reheat would be used for humidity
         control. Split D/X equipment is not preferred for new construction.
        Administration areas and libraries to have additional D/X coil so that chiller can be turned
         off during summer months unless air cooled screw chiller used so that chiller can be
         unloaded
        Roof top units would not be allowed in new construction.
        Use centrifugal chillers for 200 tons and above.

    2.2.10.c Additions & Renovations

        Equipment to match existing equipment when possible, split D/X equipment is allowable
        No rooftop equipment allowed
        Propane use is encouraged if natural gas is not available

    2.2.10.d HVAC Controls

        By Automated Logic or CSI; controls to utilize single base software without a dedicated
         work station at schools.
        Ethernet bridge to be provided at each school
        Temp sensors to have programmable overrides




    2.2.10.e Energy Recovery Units

        Use single wheel with chilled water to drop temperature to 55 degrees & D/X
         coi/condenser back-up
        Discharge to be directly to AHU return air

    2.2.11 Plumbing Systems

        Schedule 40 PVC soil/waste/vent piping
        Lead stubs for water closet
        Floor mounted water closets preferred
        Type L copper for domestic water, soft drawn may be used to feed trap primers
        All site PVC waste piping to have tracer wire
        No hot water required except for following spaces; kitchen, janitor closet, clinic, teachers
         lounge & life skills classrooms
        Provide hose bibs at toilet rooms, air handling units & 100 lf on center of exterior wall
         maximum
        Polyethylene piping allowed for site gas piping
        No water softeners required
        Single blade lavatory faucet trim & star pattern type for non handicapped
        No floor drains smaller than 3”, all must be trap primed.
        Isolation valves should be used to isolate toilet rooms & hose bibbs.
        No sweat fittings on valves, provide union & valve.
        No crosses allowed on back to back fixtures without clean out.


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        No soldering of p-traps, SJ to the wall.
        Low water volume plumbing fixtures to be used.

    2.2.12 Electrical Guidelines

    2.2.12.a General Electrical Design Criteria – follow current National Electric Code and other
    applicable codes with the following additional standard requirements. Diversity factors and
    other particular design criteria should be established by design professional following
    generally accepted design practices.

        Provide phase failure disconnect at all well pumps, chiller pumps, fire pumps and where
         ever major equipment could be damaged and is not integrally protected
        Follow IES standards for footcandles unless budget or owner dictates otherwise
        Provide multiple circuits in corridors and gymnasium to allow for multiple concurrent
         equipment usage
        Provide additional spare conduits from Main distribution panel to exterior of foundation in
         the direction of future expansion or play field areas
        Walk in Cooler and Freezer to be circuited to same panelboard. All walk in equipment to
         be 208v/1ph equipment. Locate panel board so emergency gen set could be jumpered in
         case of power outage
        Split D/X equipment should be 480v/3ph
        No lightning protection required
        Provide interior and exterior lighting for all out buildings that house well, septic system
         components, athletic equipment, etc.
        Provide freeze protection through heaters or heat tape on exposed equipment and piping
         in out buildings
        Provide GFCI 120v outlets in out buildings
        Assure power is provided to all site or out building functions, present and future, such as
         scoreboards, concession stands, restrooms, etc.
        No cable trays required for special systems wiring.
        Special systems wiring to be grouped and color coded according to function and installed
         in separate J hook hangars in attic or plenum space
        Size panel for computer services at 100% minimum.
        Electrical service to be 480/3ph where possible.

    2.2.12.b Raceways, Boxes & Fittings

        ¾” minimum size except where only 1 current carrying conductor is present
        All greenfield used for fixture whips min. ½”
        All stubs for future use min. ¾”
        No more than 3 90degree bends in conduit between conduit terminations
        No more than 6 current carrying conductors in any conduit (including all grounded and
         ungrounded conductors)
        All under slab or underground conduit to be sched 40 pvc
        All above ground PVC conduit to be sched 80 pvc min.
        With EMT, all conduit fittings shall be steel
        Use steel set screw connectors, no cast or compression fittings
        Screw in type connectors for flexible metal conduit are not allowed
        Use liquid type connectors for any area likely to have moisture
        All boxes to be 4 x 4 minimum, no 2 x 3 boxes allowed
        All junction boxes to have covers labeled with panel board # and all circuits contained in
         the box
        Box sizes established by NEC, no extension rings allowed to increase size of box
        All knock outs in boxes to be closed.


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    2.2.12.c       Receptacles

        All receptacles to have 20 amp minimum rating
        All GFCI receptacles to have 20 amp minimum rating with indicating light
        All above countertop locations along with damp or wet locations in kitchens, bathrooms,
         locker rooms, changing rooms to have GFCI outlets, no exceptions
        When more than one receptacle on any circuit is to be GFCI protected a GFCI circuit
         breaker is to be used instead of multiple GFCI receptacles.
        All receptacle covers to be brushed stainless steel finish
        Label panel board # and circuit breaker number in permanent ink on inside of receptacle
         cover
        Provide isolated ground circuits at all IDF and MDF rooms, not at individual workstations
        Provide quadplex outlet at all computer outlets
        Each circuit for “computer use” or other non-linear loads shall consist of 1 ungrounded
         conductor, 1 grounded conductor and 1 grounding conductor. The grounded conductor
         shall not be shared with other circuits.
        No floor plugs allowed except when approved by Owner in writing
        Label all above clg J boxes

    2.2.12.d Switches

        All General lighting switches to be 20 amp, 277 volt rated
        Key switches to match Pass & Seymore 500 series key, use only in gyms, cafeterias,
         Toilet rooms and any other slow start lighting area.
        No switch mounted higher than 6’-7” above finish floor, All switches to be no higher than
         48” aff unless otherwise approved by owner
        All switch covers to be brushed finish stainless steel



    2.2.12.e Time Clocks

        All time clocks to have 7 day capability with manual override
        Loads over 24 amps to use time clock to control contactor only
        Exterior lighting and exterior signs to be controlled by time clock or EMCS; no photocells
        All water heaters to be controlled by 7 day time clock with manual tripper

    2.2.12.f Lighting

        All fluorescent lighting to have single electronic ballast
        All fluorescent lighting to have 4’ T8 lamps unless PL lamps used in specialty areas
        All exit lighting to be LED type with battery back up; prefer Lithonia LQM SW 3 R 120/277
         ELN
        Emergency lighting to be battery pack eyeball spots, no battery backup ballasts; prefer
         Lithonia ELM 2.
        All restrooms to have emergency lighting
        All exterior lighting to be High Pressure Sodium controlled by timeclock or EMCS; no
         photocells allowed
        Provide incandescent motion sensor controlled lights at kitchen entry and at designated
         security entrance door (2 lamp 120v par lamp preferred) no switch required
        Provide lighting in crawl spaces and attic spaces for maintenance purposes

    2.2.12.g Panelboards & Transformers


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        All 120/208v branch circuit panels for computer use receptacles shall be protected by an
         integrated TVSS surge suppression system
        All computer use panels shall have a connected load of not more than 60% of the panel’s
         rating (for future use).
        Computer use panels shall have a minimum of 30% of the breaker space reserved for
         future use (spare space)
        Computer use panels shall have a minimum of six ¾” stubs for future access to the panel
        All computer loads shall be considered “continuous loads” when considering load
         calculations.
        All panels for general purpose receptacles shall have 25% of the breaker space reserved
         for future use (minimum)
        All lighting panels shall have 15% of the breaker space reserved for future use
        All distribution panels shall have a minimum of 20% of the breaker space reserved for
         future use
        All panels shall be accessible, either surface mounted or spare conduit stubs to reflect
         spare breaker service
        All panels shall have over current protection reflective of the panels ratings
        All transformers shall be rated at 100% of the secondary main over current device
        TVSS transformers to be by Liebert, Current Tech or AVT
        Size transformer to Panel board
        Panel boards to be commercial quality Square D, Siemens or General Electric, recessed
         only.

    2.2.13 Special systems

    2.2.13.a Public Address/Clock Systems

        Provide standard mechanically switched Public Address/Clock equipment.
        The Owner prefers Dukane equipment.
        Public Address Systems to have integral cassette, AM FM Stereo Radio, CD Player
        Provide enough room in PA for ultimate school size plus 25% spare capacity
        Each room to have call back capability
        Provide synchronized analog clocks in public corridors (no digital clocks)
        Each classroom to have battery operated clock provided by Owner

    2.2.13.b Security Systems – Provide spare conduit in walls as directed by Owner; all security
    systems by Owner

    2.2.13.c Telephone Systems – Provide spare conduit in walls as directed by Owner; all
    telephone systems by Owner

    2.2.13.d Cable TV - Provide Cable TV outlet with TV mounting bracket on wall, make sure
    blocking provided in wall, see typical detail, mount at 80” aff, cable t.v. wiring by Owner.

    2.2.13.e Technology Systems

        Technology design by Modulink
        All data cabling installed by Owner
        Provide IDF rooms at a maximum of 280’ from furthest point for Cat 5 cable
        Minimum size of IDF room 6’ x 6’; locate no further than 2 km from MDF
        MDF room to be located adjacent to Library/Media Center; accessible from Media Center
        Provide air conditioning to IDF and MDF rooms, MDF room (server) to have separate unit
         if chilled water system is intended to be shut down during summer months


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        MDF room to have 3 – 20 amp isolated ground, clean circuits with quadplex outlets
        Minimum conduit size ¾”

   2.2.13.f Fire Alarm System
       Match existing equipment at addition and renovation projects.
       Provide fully addressable system at new construction.


    2.2.14 Architectural Building Systems

    2.2.14.a Exterior wall systems

        Acceptable systems include 4” masonry veneer (Brick or CMU selected by Architect) on
         8” CMU or 6” metal stud backup walls; design to meet H/600 deflection criteria. Provide
         schedule of stud gauges and widths depending on height
        7/8” thick three coat plaster over metal lath systems are also allowable; finish coat of
         plaster to be elastomeric EIFS type finish.
        No EIFS systems allowed.
        Provide adequate control joints; follow NCMA, BIA, Lath & Plaster Association guidelines
         for placing control joints.
        Provide control joints at heads and sills of openings regardless of panel area served by
         joints.
        All exterior walls to provide minimum of R-11.
        Use king size brick
        Limit windows to 8’ wide or less
        Use aluminum framing systems or aluminum windows. No exterior hollow metal.
        Tint glazing (not solar film)

    2.2.14.b Roof Systems

        Single story roofs on pre – engineered metal building frames to be trapezoidal or standing
         seams metal roofs capable of supporting a 20 year manufacturers & installers
         weathertightness warranty and a UL 90 or I 90 roof uplift. Stand off clips or thermal
         blocks are required to minimize the compression of the roof insulation. All roof insulation
         to use fiberglass reinforced vinyl facing. Bare galvalume finish preferred. Standard roof
         and flashing details are available.
        Screw down roofs are not allowed except for porches, overhangs, storage buildings,
         mechanical buildings and covered walkways.
        Built up roofing (BUR) systems are not allowed except on renovations with existing
         BUR. Provide a minimum of ¼” per foot slope on all BUR’s. Built up roofs to be 3 ply
         asphalt roofs with EPDM modified asphalt cap sheet. The Owner will provide the services
         of a Roofing Consultant for all BUR systems. BUR systems to be over polyisocyanurate
         or perlite insulation board. Standard Roof and flashing details can be provided
        Any other roof systems must be reviewed and approved by the Owner. Some single ply
         roofing has been used by the district and may be used in future projects to meet the
         needs of a addition or renovation project
        Slope structure to create roof slope whenever possible
        Minimize roof penetrations
        Roof insulation to be minimum R-19
        Minimize roof parapets and roof drains
        Use prefinished metal fascias.
        Do not use roof mounted equipment unless authorized by owner.

    2.2.14.c Interior Wall Systems – see room standards for individual applications


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        Minimum stud size 3 5/8” x 24 gauge; load bearing studs (ie corridor under mechanical
         mezzanines) to be sized by structural engineer
        All gypsum drywall for general partitions to be 5/8” type “X”
        All gypsum drywall for damp locations to be 5/8” type “X” moisture resistant (ie toilet
         rooms)
        All gypsum drywall for wet locations to be ½” or 5/8” cementious tile backer board (ie
         shower rooms)
        Use CMU whenever budget allows for all high abuse areas
        Use solid phenolic divider in student T/R, anchored w/ solid continuous channels.
        All paint to be semi gloss, latex enamel epoxy, no flat latex.
        Interior CMU walls to deck to be continued with drywall above ceilings.

    2.2.14.d Floor Systems

        Use VCT for high traffic areas (ceramic glazed tile is an option when approved by
         owner)
        Carpet to be vinyl foam backed – District to purchase through pre bid system
        Locker room floors to be epoxy coated concrete
        Mechanical/Electrical rooms to be sealed concrete

   2.2.14.e Ceiling Systems
       All lay in ceiling to be 2’ x 2’ acoustical with 9/16” grid
       All toilet room and shower ceilings to be plaster.

    2.2.14.f Doors

        Exterior doors to be Hollow Metal store front @ main entrance.
        Interior doors to be wood veneer solid core doors
        Aluminum storefront doors used only with Owner’s approval
        Keying instructions by Owner; “Best” locks required no substitutions

    2.2.14.g Windows

        All classroom windows to be operable single hung aluminum
        All fixed windows under 6 sf to be fixed aluminum windows by operable window mfg.
        All fixed windows over 6 sf to be Aluminum Storefront frames/ HMF
        Primary exterior glazing to be ¼” tinted float glass
        Primary interior fire rated glazing to be ¼” wire glass
        Provide tempered or laminated glass where required by code

    2.2.14.h Architectural Woodwork
    1025
     Manufactured casework preferred
     Plywood cabinet frames and countertops, not particle board

    2.2.14.i Architectural Specialties

        Provide flagpoles at all new schools
        Provide white finish marker boards, not multi purpose boards
        Use aluminum counter shutters unless fire rated shutters required




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    2.2.15 Budgetary Guidelines The following has been established as a way for staff to judge
           the relative cost and value of the major components of work. The design
           professionals cost estimates should be structured to allow for the calculation of the
           following percentages. Off or special site costs such as utility extensions, roadwork
           and land purchases are excluded. If septic systems or water well systems are
           needed they would also be excluded from this calculation, only piping to septic tanks
           would be included in on site costs.

                  General Conditions 5% to 7% of total costs.
                  On site Civil 3% to 5% of total costs (includes storm drainage, water lines, gas,
                   parking and roads, concrete walks and other hard surface paving).
                  Architectural 62% to 75% of total costs.
                  Mechanical/Electrical 25% to 30%.

    Variations from this guideline should be brought to the staff’s attention and approved in
    writing.




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