University of Connecticut Health Center CAD Specification

May 23, 2003

1. All site and building drawings (architectural, mechanical and electrical) for new construction and/or renovation work at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) shall be produced utilizing AUTOCAD 2002 or early version up to and including AUTOCAD r.14. There shall be two (2) record files provided and each shall be; 2-D, layered in accordance with UCHC standards as provided in Appendix A and shall conform to UCHC labeling and set-up standards. Assignment of room numbers shall be obtained from UCHC. A sample diskette shall be provided by UCHC upon request. Work done in other software shall not be accepted.

2. The method of input shall be by "precision input" dimensionally. Dimensions shall not be forced. All plotted drawings must be scalable. Input by digitizing or scanning shall not be accepted.

3. For each room or architectural space created or edited, an “AREA” defining closed polyline boundary will be created that has been generated from the interior face of each room or space. These boundaries shall have been drawn to conform to the UCHC standards as defined by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) – Postsecondary Education Facilities Inventory and Classification Manual, November 1992, NCES 92-165, or most current edition. In addition to the “AREA” boundaries described above, as required, a closed polyline boundary shall be created or edited to define the overall “GROSS” area boundary of each building and floor plan. Each set of boundary, both “AREA” and “GROSS,” shall be on the appropriate layer, as defined in Appendix A.

4. UCHC will provide upon request, a rewritable CD (CD-RW) disk or diskettes containing the existing architectural CAD files (Drawbase 5.0 or AutoCAD 2002) of the areas to be modified under the scope of the project. The architect and/or engineer shall be responsible for the field verification of existing conditions and shall change the drawing files accordingly. Field verification of structural column locations, plan changes, plumbing fixture changes, etc. shall be noted on the architectural drawings.

4.1. Updated drawing files shall be submitted to UCHC. The drawing files shall be transmitted to UCHC by means of either of the following; CD-RW, or a 3-1/2 inch Double Sided/High Density Diskettes - IBM formatted or a 250mb zip disk for Iomega zip drive.

4.2. The verified field conditions drawings shall serve as a base for the preparation of the project documents. The Architect’s consulting Engineers shall obtain base drawings (existing conditions as well as design drawings) from the Architect. The UCHC does not have plumbing, mechanical and or electrical engineering drawings in CAD format.

5. Upon completion of the approved Contract Documents, the consultant shall provide for UCHC drawing files plotted on 22" x 34", 24" x 36" or 30" x 42" reproducible mylar of each drawing file created at a scale appropriate to the project, but no less than 1/8" = 1'-0" for building plans and/or 1" = 200' for site plans.

6. Following completion of project construction, the Architect shall provide “As-Built” conditions drawings (refer to above for acceptable format to be used) to UCHC. The drawing files shall be transmitted to UCHC by means of either of the following; CD-RW, or a 3-1/2 inch Double Sided/High Density Diskettes - IBM formatted or a 250mb zip disk for Iomega zip drive.

APPENDIX A

UCHC CAD LAYERING STANDARDS

Summary of Layers

Layer Prefix
Layer Name
Description
A
S
M
P
F
E
C
T
U
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
ARCHITECTURAL
STRUCTURAL
MECHANICAL
PLUMBING
FIRE PROTECTION
ELECTRICAL
SITE
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
USER

Example:
A-WALLEXT

Specific Layers

Layers created by the A/E shall incorporate the following minimum layering format established by University of Connecticut Health Center. All drawing entities shall be on the appropriate layer, as described below. All drawing entities shall have color set to ‘BYLAYER’.

Layer Prefix
Layer Name
Color No.
Color Name
Description
A AREA 7 WHITE  POLYLINES FOR NET AREAS
A BORDER 230 DK MAGENTA BORDER W/TITLE BLOCK
S COLUMN 160 DK BLUE COLUMNS
S COL GRID 30 ORANGE COLUMN GRID LINES
A DOOR 1 RED DOORS
P FIXT 6 MAGENTA PLUMBING FIXTURES
A FURN 230 YELLOW BUILT-IN COUNTER; LAB EQUIPMENT
A GAREA 46 PURPLE POLYLINES FOR GROSS AREAS
Prefix Varies NOTES 84 GREEN  NOTES, TEXT
A ROOM NO. 160 DK BLUE ROOM NUMBERS
A VERT 6 MAGENTA VERTICAL CIRCULATION AND WALLS AS APPROPRIATE
A WALLINT 4 CYAN INTERIOR WALLS
A WALLEXT 3 GREEN EXTERIOR WALLS
A WINDOW 5 BLUE WINDOWS, GLASS