The Professional shall design the project in compliance with all applicable Federal, State and Local codes, ordinances, laws and other regulations, which have jurisdiction over the nature of the construction. If any of these requirements are different with the material in this manual, the most demanding requirements shall be observed.
In addition to the above mentioned codes, for University owned buildings, the University uses the most current editions of the following codes and standards as design criteria:
Applicable codes of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) and other Specialty Codes
2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (See Section 01 10 02)
ASME Codes and Standards
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the Professional is responsible for completing all applications and forms and producing all documents required for compliance. The University will approve and sign all forms as applicant prior to submission to regulatory agencies.
It is the intention of Oregon State University to develop a built environment which is universally designed to incorporate access for persons with disabilities as an integral element in anything built or purchased. The designer will take the initiative to provide these accommodations, which are not separate or special, but rather are universal in utility.
See Section 01 10 02 Accessibility Best Practices for OSU for more information.
Oregon State University created the internal certification system, Requirements for Sustainable Development (RSD), to help accelerate progress toward OSU’s ambitious carbon emissions reduction goals and provide flexibility that respects the context of infrastructure needs at OSU. The RSD is a points-based system similar to other green building rating systems. While exceptions may be made in some limited cases, following the RSD – or achieving certification from another acceptable certification system listed below - is mandatory for all OSU major and minor capital projects as of March 2019. The RSD also requires all projects meet a minimum 50% point threshold, achieving at least half of the points applicable to that project. Projects are encouraged to reach 60% or higher, when possible, and emphasize measures that reduce energy consumption and long term costs. The RSD template can be found under Finance and Administration’s Sustainability at OSU website.
Acceptable External Certification Systems
1. LEED Certification, Silver minimum
2. Green Globes, 2 Globes minimum
3. Living Building Challenge, Certified Living
4. Sustainable Sites Initiative, Silver minimum.
All site planning, design and development for new and existing construction (e.g., renovations and remodels, additions) for any building or structure located within the OSU Campus Master Plan boundary shall conform to the OSU Campus Master Plan policies and all applicable land use regulations.
For the Corvallis campus, that would be the Corvallis Land Development Code including, but not limited to, the following: Chapters 2.9, 3.36, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.7, 4.12, and 4.13.
A copy of the OSU Campus Master Plan can be obtained from the Capital Planning and Development website.
The siting of new construction within the OSU Campus Master Plan boundary is subject to review and recommendation by Campus Planning Committee.
The siting and design of the building shall conform to applicable design guidelines set forth in the OSU Campus Master Plan.
Site work drawing shall include at a minimum.
Any drawings necessary to meet minimum submission requirements for the City of Corvallis.
Proposed footprint of new building or structure
The Development Area boundary as defined in Chapter 3.36: OSU Zone of the Corvallis Land Development Code
Adjacent streets; sidewalks, paths, etc.
A soil volume plan if the site work includes trees planted in tree wells, as defined in Section 32 90 00 – Planting.
Space Standards and policies can be obtained from the Office of Capital Planning and Development, Space Management.
SPACE USE CATEGORIES
See Appendix “Space Use Categories”
CATEGORIES OF BUILDING MEASUREMENT
See Appendix: “Categories of Building Measurement”
OSU HISTORIC DISTRICT
Development in the OSU National Historic District is subject to the requirements of the City of Corvallis Land Development Code, Chapter 2.9 – Historic Preservation Provisions and the OSU Historic Preservation Plan. Historic preservation permit applications shall be submitted to the City for review and approval.
All exterior building features must meet or exceed Oregon Energy Code, Chapter 13, of the current Oregon Structural Specialty Code, and the current Oregon Occupational Health & Safety Code requirements.
Select materials for compatibility with adjacent structures per OSU Campus Master Plan design guidelines.
Exterior brick for the envelope must be of the highest quality selected for harmonious color, texture, appearance, the Pacific Northwest climate, and environmental impacts.
Metal coping is required on all brick or masonry parapets.
Asbestos containing materials are not allowed.
Provide exterior architectural louvers with factory finish that does not require field painting. Architect shall specify louvers.
OSU has a specific system of numbering rooms within a building. Room numbering standards allow floor and room numbering and way-finding procedures to be applied consistently to all university buildings. They are provided for the use of architects for projects involving new construction. Existing university buildings will also be evaluated for these standards for remodel/renovation projects. Because room numbers affect emergency responders, as well as multiple campus databases, room numbers should not be changed without a formal review process by OSU Space Management.
Room numbering review by OSU Space Allocation Manager shall be at Schematic Design phase and before the 50% Design Development documents submittal. Review will be coordinated with OSU Project Manager.
OSU Space Allocation Manager will validate the building number and address, any new room numbers, and identify rooms needing inactivation for interior room signage. The timing for these tasks is critical for entering information into the OSU space inventory database.
Any changes during construction that affect room numbering needs to be reviewed by OSU Space Allocation Manager for coordination with the OSU numbering system. Review will be coordinated with OSU Project Manager.
CONSTRUCTION STANDARD SUBSTITUTION REQUEST PROCESS REQUIREMENTS
The Construction Standard Substitution Request Process is for design teams/consultants to request variance and/or substitution of items, strategies, etc. from the current version of the OSU Construction Standards.
A formal Construction Standard Substitution Request and Project Management approval is required prior to any deviation from the Construction Standards. Only upon prior approval can they be included in SD, DD, or CD documents for review or implementation.