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Design Templates

Design Standards

The NPS Project Sustainability Checklist template and Sustainability Standards were updated to reference the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and Associated Instructions (pdf) - February 2016.


Design Templates

Specification 01 42 00 has been updated and clarified, specifically with the following:

  • Title changed from References to Reference Standards
  • 1.4 Abbrevations & Acronyms
    1. Industry Organizations:
      Industry Organizations now coincide with Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS).
    2. Federal Government Agencies: ADAAG & ADA were replaced with ABA & ABAAS.
    3. Standards & Regulations:
      Clarified UFAS (Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards) - UFAS is only for housing projects.
  • Macros were removed. Enter the Park/PMIS in the unlocked footer.


Accident Prevention & Blasting Safety Plans > Guidelines > 1.3C & 1.3F

Construction Guidelines > 1.3C & 1.3F

Under the Guidelines section for both the Accident Prevent Plan and Blasting Safety Plan, added reference to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Engineer Manual (EM) 385-1-1 Safety and Health Requirements (pdf).


Quality Assurance (QA) Guideline & Review Checklists

New Fire Protection Engineering QA Review Checklist and Occupational Health & Safety Engineering QA Review Checklist.

These checklists were previously combined in the Safety & Fire Protection Engineering QA Checklist.


Accessibility & Universal Design Standards
> DSC Requirements

The DSC Requirements for accessible pedestrian route slopes and cross-slopes have been updated to reflect current industry construction tolerances.


Design Templates

On the Labor worksheet, corrected formulas for Total Hours for PD SD (PD SD Task Order Price Proposal template) and Total Hours for DD CD (DD CD Task Order Price Proposal template) to include Permitting items.


Design Standards

All Design Standards have been reformatted and now list the practical requirements first, such as Building Codes and Industry Standards, then followed by supporting laws and Executive Orders (EO).


Design Standards

New Accessibility & Universal Design Standards, combined in 1 standard.

These were previously 2 separate standards - Accessibility Standards and Universal Design Standards.


SharePoint Project Website > Guidelines > 1.1C

Construction Guidelines > 1.1 SharePoint

New guideline (pdf) that provides a workaround to view the Open with Windows Explorer option in the SharePoint image library when using the Internet Explorer (IE) 11 browser.


Design Standards

New Fire Protection Engineering Standards and Occupational Health & Safety Engineering Standards.

These standards were previously combined in the Safety & Fire Protection Engineering Standards.


Design Standards

Deleted references to the following which have been revoked:

  • EO 13653 - Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change
  • The President's Climate Action Plan - June 2013


Design Standards

Clarified requirements for Membrane Roof Systems > SBS Modified Bitumen Roof System:

  • No torch-applied membrane roof systems are permitted.
  • Specify torch down (noncombustible construction only) and adhesive systems. Avoid hot mopped asphalt.


Design Templates

Added clarifications on the Schedule of Values and cost and resource loading of schedules.


Design Guidelines & Guidance

Addressed guidance on the use of unit pricing in Chapter 2 - Contract Price Schedule (CPS) > Preparation of the Contract Price Schedule > 1. Use of Lump-Sum and Unit Price.


Design Standards

Added section Seismic-Nonstructural Components with reference to FEMA E-74 Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage.


Design Deliverables

Design Templates

Final DBB and DB Construction Drawings shall be printed from the native software (e.g. AutoCad .dwg or Revit .rvt). Final DBB and DB Construction Drawings printed from secondary software (e.g. Adobe .pdf) are not acceptable as they often result in off-scale product.


Design Templates

Design-Bid-Build (DBB)

Design-Build (DB)

Design Deliverables

In the Statement of Structural Tests and Special Inspections template, the sections on Wind resistance, Seismic Resistance, Testing and Qualification for Seismic Resistance, Sprayed Fire-Resistant Materials, Mastic and intumescent fire-Resistant Coating, Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems, Fire-Resistant Penetrations and Joints, and Smoke Control were updated to reflect the current (IBC-15) code.


Design Standards

The CAD Standards website has been moved to be part of the DSC Workflows website. Please access the new pages under the CAD & Drafting Standards > DSC Requirements > DSC CAD Standards section.

The previous CAD Standards website will be removed soon. Please update your bookmarks accordingly.


Design-Bid-Build (DBB)

DBB Design Deliverables

Design > Permitting Forms, Samples, & Guidelines

Design Templates

Construction > 1. Pre-Construction Activities >
1.2 Permits

New Pemitting process integrated through the Design-Bid-Build (DBB) Design process.

The Denver Service Center (DSC) Permitting process *(External Regulatory Permitting) consists of Permit Scoping, Permit Planning, and Permit Acquisition Services and uses the Permitting Assessment Form (PAF) and Permit Plan Form.

Permitting Definitions

Deleted Types of Permits previously listed under the Guidelines section on the 1.2 Permits page.


Last updated: June 9, 2017