Design Standards

These Standards apply to all new construction or renovation projects. They must be followed by all Professionals (Architects, Engineers, lighting consultant, acoustical consultant, etc.) for the preparation of their documents. McGill’s Standards are intended as a general rule for most circumstances and to provide direction to the Design Professionals. The purpose of these Standards is to assure maximum quality and value in construction projects at McGill University, through uniformity, system or component quality, compatibility, functionality, and ease of maintenance. In addition, all construction projects on campus, regardless of scope or scale, will be executed following the sustainable principles of the LEED standard. 

FORMS:
Design Standards Conformity Form
Variance Request Form

DIVISION 0 – INSTRUCTIONS TO CONSULTANTS

00 00 01 PDF icon 00 00 01 Table of contents- Apr 2018
00 10 00         Introduction - Jun 2015
00 20 00 PDF icon Instructions to consultants - Nov 2017

DIVISION 1 – GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

01 56 00 PDF icon Temporary barriers and enclosures - May 2017 

01 74 19 PDF icon Waste Management and Disposal - May 2017

01 74 19 Table / Construction/Demolition Waste Management and Disposal - Jan 2014

01 81 13 PDF icon Sustainable Design Requirements - May 2017
01 81 16 PDF icon Facility Environmental Requirements - May 2017
01 83 16 PDF icon Exterior Enclosure Performance Requirements - May 2017
01 84 19 PDF icon Interior Finishes Performance Requirements - May 2017
01 86 00 PDF icon Facilities Services Performance Requirements - May 2017

01 86 00 File Fiche énérgetique - Nov 2017
01 89 00 PDF icon Site Construction Performance Requirements

01 91 00 Mise en service Feb 2014
01 91 00 Fiche de Mise en service Feb 2014

01 91 13 PDF icon General Commissioning Requirements - May 2017
01 91 13 PDF icon Tableau sélection mode mise en service - Nov 2017
01 91 13 PDF icon Tableau service à rendre mise en service - Nov 2017

SPECIAL BUILDING AREAS

  1. Animal Facilities Jun 2015
  2. Classrooms, General Jan 2014
  3. PDF icon Classrooms May 2017
  4. PDF icon Corridors and Hallways May 2017
  5. Custodial Areas Jun 2015
  6. PDF icon Electrical Rooms Dec 2017
  7. PDF icon Entrance Vestibules May 2017
  8. Laboratories Jun 2015
  9. PDF icon Landscape​ Sep 2017
  10. PDF icon Mechanical Rooms Dec 2017
  11. PDF icon Offices May 2017
  12. PDF icon Roofs May 2017
  13. Staff rooms Jun 2015
  14. Stairs and Ramps Jan 2014
  15. Telecommunication Data Rooms Jan 2014
  16. PDF icon Washrooms Nov 2017

TECHNICAL STANDARDS
DIVISION 2 – EXISTING CONDITIONS

02 01 01 Tree Preservation - Jul 2013
02 41 16 Selective site demolition - Jan 2014
02 80 00 Hazardous Materials - Oct 2014
02 82 15 Asbestos remediation - Dec 2017

DIVISION 3 – CONCRETE

03 05 10 PDF icon Concrete - Nov 2017

DIVISION 4 – MASONRY

04 05 10 PDF icon Common work for masonry- May 2017

DIVISION 5 – METALS

05 50 00 PDF icon Metal Fabrication - May 2017

DIVISION 6 – WOOD

06 10 10 PDF icon Rough Carpentry - May 2017
06 40 00 PDF icon Architectural Woodwork - May 2017

DIVISION 7 – THERMAL & MOISTURE PROTECTION

07 21 00 PDF icon Thermal Insulation - May 2017

07 52 00 PDF icon Roofing - May 2017
07 52 00 Table/ Ilots de chaleur: toitures (Fr)- Jan 2014
07 81 00 PDF icon Applied Fireproofing - May 2017
07 84 00 PDF icon Fire-stopping - May 2017
07 92 10 PDF icon Joint sealing - May 2017

DIVISION 8 – DOORS AND OPENINGS

08 03 11 PDF icon Historic –Period wood doors - May 2017
08 11 14 PDF icon Metal Doors and Frames - May 2017
08 11 16 PDF icon Aluminum Doors and frames - May 2017
08 14 10 PDF icon Interior Flush wood doors - May 2017
08 33 36 PDF icon Side Folding Grilles - May 2017
08 35 14 PDF icon Accordion Folding Doors - May 2017
08 35 15 PDF icon Acoustic Folding Doors - May 2017
08 50 50 PDF icon Windows - Dec 2017
08 71 10 PDF icon Hardware - May 2017
08 80 50 PDF icon Glazing - May 2017

DIVISION 9 – FINISHES

09 21 16 PDF icon Gypsum Board Assemblies - May 2017
09 22 27 PDF icon Suspended Ceiling - May 2017
09 30 13 PDF icon Ceramic Tiling - May 2017
09 65 16 PDF icon Resilient sheet flooring - Nov 2017
09 65 19 PDF icon Resilient Tile Flooring - May 2017
09 68 00 PDF icon Carpeting - May 2017
09 84 10 PDF icon Acoustic Treatment - May 2017
09 91 13 PDF icon Exterior Painting - Sep 2017
09 91 26 PDF icon Painting- May 2017

DIVISION 10 – SPECIALTIES

10 11 00 PDF icon Visual Display Board - May 2017

10 21 20 PDF icon Solid Plastic Toilet Partitions - May 2017
10 28 10 PDF icon Toilet and bath accessories - Nov 2017

DIVISION 11 – EQUIPMENT

11 53 13 PDF icon Laboratory Fume hoods- May 2017

DIVISION 12 – FURNISHING

12 35 53 PDF icon Laboratory Casework - May 2017
12 35 54 PDF icon Chemical Storage Cabinets - May 2017
12 48 20 PDF icon Foot grilles - May 2017
12 50 00 PDF icon Furniture - May 2017
12 50 10 PDF icon Podiums - Nov 2017
12 51 30 Window covering - Jul 2013

12 93 23 PDF icon Trash and Litter Receptacles - May 2017

DIVISION 14 –CONVEYING EQUIPMENT

14 21 23 PDF icon Elevators - Nov 2017

DIVISION 21 – FIRE SUPPRESSION

21 07 18 Fire Supression- Calorifugeage - Jan 2014
21 13 00 Sprinkler Systems - Jan 2014
21 13 10 PDF icon Portable fire extinguishers and fire hoses - May 2017
21 13 13 Wet Pipe Sprinkler System - Jan 2014
21 30 00 Fire Pumps - Jan 2014

DIVISION 22 – PLUMBING

22 00 00 PDF icon Plomberie - Sept 2016
22 05 00 Plomberie - Exigences générales concernant les résultats des travaux - Jan 2014
22 05 29 Plomberie - Fixations Parasismique - Jan 2014
22 07 00 PDF icon Calorifugeage - Sep 2016
22 11 18 PDF icon Tuyauterie d'eau domestique - Sep 2016
22 13 17 Plomberie -Tuyauteries d'évacuation et de ventilation - fonte cuivre plastique - Jan 2014
22 15 00 Plomberie -Réseaux d'air comprimé - Jan 2014
22 42 01 PDF icon Appareils spéciaux - Sept 2016
22 42 02 PDF icon Plomberie - Appareils sanitaires - Éviers et Cuviers - Sep 2016
22 42 03 PDF icon Appareils sanitaires - Lavabos W -C et Urinoirs - Sep 2016
22 47 00 Plomberie - Appareils sanitaires - Fontaines & Refroidisseurs d'Eau - Jan 2014

DIVISION 23 – HEATING, VENTILATING AND AIR CONDITIONING

23 00 00 PDF icon Heating, ventilation and air conditioning- Dec 2017
23 05 53 PDF icon Identification des systèmes mécanique et des dessins - Sep 2016
23 09 33 Entrainement à fréquence variable - Oct 2014
23 11 23 Laboratory piping for gases - Jan 2014
23 38 17 Chemical fume hood - Jan 2014
23 82 23 PDF icon Unités de ventilation CVCA - Sep 2016

DIVISION 25 - AUTOMATISATION INTÉGRÉE

25 00 00 PDF icon Automatisation Intégrée- Oct 2017
25 40 00 PDF icon Lignes directrices pour la conception de centrale de refroidissement - Sep 2016

DIVISION 26 – ELECTRICAL

26 00 00 PDF icon Électricité - Sep 2016
26 05 01 PDF icon Relevés électriques - May 2017

26 05 01 PDF icon Relevé électriques - drawings only
26 05 14 Câbles de transport d`énergie (1001V et plus) - Jan 2014
26 05 21 PDF icon Fils et câbles (0-1000V) - Sep 2016
26 05 28 PDF icon Mise à la terre - Sep 2016
26 05 29 - Fixations Parasismiques (Electricite) - Jan 2014
26 05 31 Armoires et boites de jonction, de tirage et de répartition - Oct 2014
26 05 34 PDF icon Conduits, fixations et raccords de conduits - Sep 2016
26 05 36 Chemins de câbles - Jan 2014
26 05 81 PDF icon Moteurs - Sep 2016
26 09 02 Appareils de comptage et appareils de mesure de tableaux de communication - Jan 2014
26 12 17 PDF icon Transformateurs - Sep 2016
26 24 16 PDF icon Panneau de distribution - Sep 2016
26 24 19 Centre de commande des moteurs - Jan 2014
26 25 00 Barres blindées - Jan 2014
26 28 22 PDF icon Sectionneurs - Sep 2016
26 29 10 Démarreurs - Oct 2014
26 32 13 PDF icon Groupes électrogènes a moteur diesel - Sep 2016
26 50 00 PDF icon Éclairage - Sep 2016

DIVISION 28 – ELECTRONIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

28 31 01 Fire Alarm System - Jan 2014

DIVISION 31 - EARTHWORKS

31 11 00PDF icon Clearing and Grubbing - Sep 2017
31 35 00PDF icon Natural Stone - Sep 2017

DIVISION 32 – EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS

32 00 00 PDF icon Exterior Improvements - Sep 2017
32 00 00 Table/ Ilots de chaleur: surfaces autres que les toitures - Jan 2014
32 01 90.33PDF icon Tree and Shrub Preservation - Sep 2017
32 11 23PDF icon Aggregate Base Courses - Sep 2017
32 12 16PDF icon Asphalt Paving - Sep 2017
32 14 15PDF icon Prefabricated Unit Paving - Sep 2017
32 31 00PDF icon Fences and Gates - Sep 2017
32 37 00 PDF icon Exterior Site Furnishings - Sep 2017
32 37 50PDF icon Exterior Lighting - Sep 2017
32 91 19.13PDF icon Topsoil Placement and Grading - Sep 2017
32 92 23PDF icon Sodding - Sep 2017
32 93 10 PDF icon Trees, Shrubs, and Ground Cover Planting - Sep 2017
32 93 15PDF icon Hydraulic Transplanting - Sep 2017
32 93 43.01PDF icon Tree Pruning - Sep 2017