Technical Guidelines Division 10.


10 10 00.  Information Specialties

10 11 00.  Visual Display Surfaces

  1. The type of visual display boards used throughout a specific project shall be determined during the design phase. One current (Jan 2012) product being used on campus projects is Polyvision P3, a ceramic steel product with a lifetime warranty. P3 can either be framed to a specific size and hung on the wall or mounted to the wall edge-to-edge and frameless. While the product performs very well as a marker board, it is too glossy to also serve as a projection surface. If P3 is used, a separate projection screen will be required. Wall covering products to be used as marker boards and projection surfaces have not tested well in new campus facilities and for the most part, are no longer used. Any additional manufacturer’s products such as dry erase paints should be reviewed and sampled for durability and cleanability with long term use prior to specifying. Chalkboards are not acceptable.
  2. Document cameras should be used whenever possible in large teaching spaces to increase the legibility of written images at a distance and to reduce the need for both writing and projection surfaces. In this situation, the qualities of the projection surface supersede those of the writing surface.
  3. Interactive electronic display boards and directory kiosks should take into account accessibility and must meet all ADAAG requirements. Contact the UW FP&M Facilities Access Specialist for Electronic Information Display Guidelines and Specifications.

10 14 00.  Signage

10 14 16.  Plaques
  1. Exterior or interior plaques or engraved surfaces identifying the architect, engineer, or other members of the design team are not permitted on or in UW-Madison buildings. The only plaque, of a similar nature, allowed in UW buildings is the state plaque denoting the name of the governor and others, coordinated through DFD.
  2. A/E consultants should coordinate with user groups during the design phase on any interior donor recognition plaques or donor walls, if required.
  3. For LEED certified projects, the A/E team is expected to identify various appropriate locations for the plaque, review suggested locations with campus, and ensure proper wall blocking is available.
  4. Any exterior plaques or engraved objects shall have their design and location approved by Campus Planning and Landscape Architecture.
10 14 17.  Exterior Building Identification
  1. The name of the building and address shall be approved by UW Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) staff prior its inclusion in the construction documents. If a modification to the facility name is desired for any reason, it will require UW Board of Regents approval.
  • The University-approved full name and address shall be used for building identification. No abbreviations.
  1. All University-approved building name and address displays shall follow the campus standard sign design and be coordinated with UW FP&M staff. FP&M staff will work with the project to determine proper location and copy for signs. The cost of this and all other signage will be borne by the project. Contact Campus Planning and Landscape Architecture for details.
  • The campus standard exterior building signs and directions signs are a sole source item and under contract through Badger State Industries. No substitutions.
  • DFD requires a Class 1 notice to be included in the specifications.
  • Signs shall be located to avoid damage from show removal and lawn mowing.
  • Signs shall be placed in planting beds so they are out of the way of lawn maintenance activities. If the sign is in a lawn area and there are no planting beds nearby, a shredded bark mulch bed shall be placed around the sign. Bark mulch shall extend at least 2 feet from all sides of the sign and have 2 foot radii corners.
  • Signs shall be placed at least 3 feet from any sidewalk or surface that receives snow removal maintenance.
  1. If building-mounted lettering for the display of the University-approved building name and street address is desired, it shall first be approved by UW FP&M. FP&M approval is also required for the specific location, copy, color, and lettering size before its inclusion in the construction documents.

3.1      The campus standard signs are preferred over building mounted lettering because the campus standard signs serve as a way finding tool for campus.  The campus standard signs are especially important near campus boundaries and edges.

3.2      Lettering material shall have good visual contrast to background material. ADAAG requires a minimum of 70% contrast.

3.3      Any building mounted lettering shall be mounted at a height not readily reachable.  They shall be drilled and epoxied into place to deter vandalism.

3.4      Lettering material shall be anchored into façade material joints whenever and wherever possible.

  1. The application of any signs or copy on the building, building windows/doors, or building site in addition to the University approved building name and address is highly discouraged and requires UW FP&M approval.
  2. All exterior signage including anything on the building, building windows/doors, or building site shall be included in the 35% review documents for review and approval.
  3. All campus street name signs shall follow campus standards.

See Division 10 Details 1, 2, & 3 at end of division.

  1. Signage identifying the building date can be incorporated in a date or corner stone near the entrance to the building. The preference is for the signage to be engraved with the date only.
10 14 18.  Interior Signage
  1. All interior signage is to be specified by the A/E and provided and installed by the general contractor, including, but not limited to, room names, room numbers, office occupant name holders, lab safety sheet holders, restroom identification, elevator signage, fire stairs identification as required by code, and way finding. Materials and colors for signage shall be determined by the design team with building occupant input and coordinate with the architecture and interior design team.
  2. UW FP&M’s Space Management Office (SMO) is responsible for final review and approval of all room numbering on campus. Prior to the 35% review document approval, it is recommended to provide SMO with a set of floor plans with the A/E’s suggested room numbering, for review. Any room rearrangements and renumbering that happens after this review shall be resubmitted for review and comment.
  3. A complete signage package of proposed interior, way finding, and directory signage, including the design, color choice, proposed locations, and sample mock-up, must be presented to the campus prior to 100% review document approval.
  4. All signs must have integral and tactile Braille lettering and raised pictograms made of a solid material. Taped-on Braille is not acceptable.
  5. Generally, non-public rooms such as telecommunications closets, janitor’s closets, storage rooms, etc. shall be denoted by the room number only.
  6. Design and installation of signs shall meet ADAAG requirements.
  • Signs shall be designed to handle the amount of Braille needed. Everything in Standard English text must be in Braille for those signs requiring Braille.
  • A sign shall be provided in the corridor adjacent to every stairwell door with the words “stairs” and “floor (number)” in raised letters and Braille. These signs will be mounted per ADA requirement on the latch side of the door.  Within stairwells, a sign with the words “floor (number)” will be provided, with raised letters and Braille, and mounted per ADA requirement at the latch side of the door.  When a stair has one-way traffic (i.e. When you enter the stairwell, you cannot re-enter the floor but must go to the ground floor level to exit), that information must be provided in raised letters and Braille and incorporated into the floor designation sign.
  • Directional signage shall include symbols for Assistive Listening Devices, TTY’s, Volume Control Phones, and other ADA symbols when needed.
  1. Dedicated or Specially Named Rooms:
  • Conference rooms, department offices, libraries and other rooms determined by UW FP&M as spaces deserving of additional information shall have a space title (e.g. Art Department Office, Biology Library, Conference Room A, John D. Doe Seminar Room) as part of accessible room signage. Refer to the Technical Requirements section above for required approval process prior to sign purchase and installation.
  1. Area of Rescue Assistance (ARA):
  • Area of Rescue Assistance shall meet COMM 62, International Building Code (IBC), American National Standard A117.1, ADAAG, and/or DFD accessibility guidelines whichever is more stringent. The UW Madison campus requires provision of at least one area of rescue assistance per floor except at grade in each building, even if the size or height of the building does not require it by code. The ARA’s shall be located such that they are intuitive and provided with fully functional communication as outlined below. These areas should be shown clearly on the floor plans and reviewed prior to the 35% review document approval.
  • Two-Way Communication:
  • The selected system must be UL Listed and shall be comprised of an Internal Call System and an External Call System. The internal call system shall be utilized to inform an emergency responder of an occupied area of rescue location. It is located at the fire command center and each lighted signal shall be clearly labeled to indicate the location from which the signal is being sent. Contact the UW FP&M Facilities Access Specialist for proper labeling details. The external call system shall be utilized by building occupants to call for assistance (per IBC). The ARA communication device shall be programmed to simultaneously connect with the fire panel and UW Police Department (UWPD) via the building automation system (BAS). Design coordination for this system shall be with both UW Electric Shop and UWPD.
  • The communication device shall be provided with an automatic voice location identifier in case the person calling is incapable of speaking.
  • All equipment choices must be thoroughly reviewed and approved by FP&M staff prior to finalizing the system selection.
  • Signage:
  • Every Area of Rescue Assistance is required to have signage above the two-way communication device. The sign should be a 12 inch wide by 12 inch high, blue sign panel with raised white letters. The sign should have the 3-1/2 inch International Symbol of Accessibility raised pictograph centered with 5/8 inch upper case text reading “Area of Rescue Assistance: In case of fire, press button to indicate your location.” The appropriate Braille (Grade 2) translation should also be included. Signs shall be installed square, plumb and level on the wall, directly above the two-way communicator unit and no further than 12 inches away.

See Division 10 Detail 4 at end of division.

  • Additional signs are required to indicate the locations of the Areas of Rescue Assistance. The signs may include the following text: “Area of Rescue Assistance in Stairwell” or “Area of Rescue Assistance outside, through this Door”. The signs shall be accessible per ADA requirements. Contact the UW FP&M Facilities Access Specialist for additional information on all Areas of Rescue Assistance related signs.
  1. Interior Classroom Signage:
  • Assistive Listening Device Signage: It is required to post at least one sign in the room where an Assistive Listening Device (ALD) is available. The sign should be a 7 inch wide by 8 inch high white sign panel with raised black letters. The sign should have a 4 inch black assistive listening device pictograph centered with 5/8 inch upper case text reading “Assistive Listening Device Available.” Appropriate Braille (Grade 2) translation should also be included. Signs will be installed square, plumb and level on the visual display wall; the specific location will be determined by the UW FP&M Space Management Office. Contact the UW FP&M Facilities Access Specialist for additional information and drawings regarding the details of this sign.
  • Fixed aisle seats that are armless (or have removable arms or fold down arms) must be signed as accessible. An International Symbol of Accessibility decal must designate each seat.
  1. Occupancy Signage: Room occupancy signs must be posted in classrooms and other rooms required by the Madison Fire Department.
  2. Business Hours Signage: Per the direction of the UWPD, business hours must be posted in highly visible locations (main entrances) at the exterior of all UW Madison buildings using campus standard signage. The hours posted are not necessarily the only hours the building can be open, but provide a framework for enforcement of any violations. This information can be provided as a decal on the glass.
  3. No smoking, no solicitation, and no firearms decal locations need to be coordinated and the deal designs need to follow campus standards.
10 14 18.  Traffic Signage and Sign Posts
  1. See the “Geometric Design” section in Division 32 for more information on signs for parking areas and roadways.
  2. Campus standards for sign posts:

See Division 10 Detail 1, 2, & 3 at end of division.

2.1.     Sign posts shall be 2 inch x 2 inch x 10 feet 4 hole steel posts, 7/16 inch diameter holes, 1 inch on center.  Hot-dip galvanized zinc coating, 14 gauge, powder coat black.

2.1.1 Sign post lengths for non-traffic signs shall be determined by sign purpose and be approved by Campus Planning and Landscape Architecture.  5 foot length post is the recommend approximate length but may vary depending on the sign function.

2.2.     48 inch galvanized post sleeves, powder coated black, shall be used to place sign posts in ground.

2.2.1   Use a precast concrete footing for all sign posts that have full size traffic signs or have more than one sign.  Concrete footing shall be below grade and incorporate a 36-inch galvanized post sleeve, powder coated black so the sign post can be easily replaced if damaged.

2.3 All hardware to attach signs to posts shall be tamper proof and stainless steel.

10 20 00.  Interior Specialties

10 21 00.  Compartments and Cubicles

10 21 13.  Toilet Compartments
  1. All toilet partitions shall be ceiling mounted and fully braced above the ceiling to ensure stability.
  2. For durability all partitions shall be made of stainless steel, solid plastic, phenolic, or other material, rather than painted steel or plastic laminate.

10 26 00.  Wall and Door Protection

10 26 13.  Corner Guards

Projects shall include corner guards in high traffic areas, especially where damage is expected to occur due to carts or other mobile equipment in order to protect gypsum wallboard corners. The type of corner guard shall be left to the discretion of the design team.

10 28 00.  Toilet, Bath, and Laundry Accessories

10 28 13.  Toilet Accessories

  1. Toilet Paper Dispensers:
  • The campus standard for all toilet paper dispensers is Tork 56TI in smoke gray, holding two 9 inch rolls of toilet paper. In standard stalls, the dispensers shall be mounted at 32 inches minimum/48 inches maximum above finished floor to the operable portion of the unit. The dispenser has a translucent cover which helps with maintaining adequate stock.
  • Toilet paper dispensers in accessible stalls with vertical grab bars require a special arrangement. The unit must be mounted 7-9 inches from the front of the water closet to the centerline of the dispenser and a minimum of 1 foot, 3 inches above finished floor to the operable portion of the unit. The unit shall be mounted below the horizontal grab bar. An additional dispenser unit is also required; it can be mounted as noted above to allow the stall to be more universally accessible for all users. Refer to ANSI A117.1 section 604.7 for detailed mounting dimensions.
  • Tork 66TR can be specified in single occupant toilet rooms. It holds one 9 inch roll.
  1. Soap Dispensers:
  • One soap dispenser for each lavatory shall be provided if at all possible. These can be mounted to the wall, mirror over the sink, or deck mounted adjacent to each sink.
  • The campus standard deck mounted soap dispenser is GoJo 8500-01 CX which supports the campus standard foam soap. As of January 2012, it is the only unit which does so for this application. The proximity to the sink, which was formerly an issue, is no longer one as foam soap does not tend to drip from the units.  However, when possible, deck mounting over the sink may still be preferred.
  • The campus standard wall mounted soap dispenser is GoJo FMX-20 and it also supports the campus standard foam soap. The GoJo logo typically seen on the cut sheet can be replaced by a custom design logo at your request. Please review this option with the campus user group and contact the rep for details on providing art work.\
  • Provide at least 13 inches of space for wall mounted soap dispensers between the back splash and the mirror.
  • Soap dispensers shall use the 1250 milliliters foam soap refill cartridge.
  1. Air Dryers and Paper Towel Dispensers:
  • The campus would like to reduce paper clutter in toilet rooms by prioritizing the use of air dryers and reducing the use of paper towel dispensers. The campus standard for air dryers is the Dyson Airblade and the XLerator by Excel Dryers. Care should be taken when making selections as to the proximity of noise-sensitive areas. These units shall be mounted to meet accessibility requirements. The top of the unit shall be mounted at 32 inches above the finished floor.
  • Air dryers and paper towel dispensers shall be installed in all multiple occupancy/high use toilet rooms. When paper towels are present, adequate waste receptacles are needed to minimize the amount of trips that are necessary to empty the receptacles.
  • The campus standard paper towel dispenser is Tork 86ECO with electronic touch free sensor. The unit takes (4) D-cell batteries. As an alternative, a manually operated Tork 83TR can be specified. Both units use 8 inch diameter hard wound roll towels.
  1. Toilets, Lavatories, and Urinals:
  • Install electronic sensor flush valves on all urinals.
  1. Sanitary Napkin Disposal Receptacle and Dispenser:
  • Recessed toilet compartment accessories are not acceptable. Campus standard is surface mounted. Combination toilet paper/sanitary napkin or partition disposal units are not acceptable. All should be surface mounted. All wall mounted sanitary napkin dispensers shall be surface mounted. Recessed or semi-recessed are not desirable.
  • Machines shall dispense both sanitary napkins and tampons and the coin mechanism shall be at least $0.25. Machine needs to be able to dispense Gards size #147 and Tampons T-500.
  • The unit shall meet ADA/ADAAG requirements.
  • An acceptable dispenser is Bobrick B-2706 Series. Other series with the same operating mechanism are also acceptable.
  1. Built in waste receptacles are encouraged and shall be specified to be provided with the liner.
  2. Shelf and or purse hooks are preferred in all lavatories.

10 40 00.  Safety Specialties

10 41 00. Emergency Access and Information Cabinets

Background: The UW Police Department provides 24/7 service to The University of Wisconsin-Madison.  All emergency calls and alarms (including all fire alarms) on the campus report to the UWPD Communications Center.  Personnel in this center respond to these calls for service and dispatch the appropriate personnel (MFD, EMS, and UWPD). It is UWPD’s Standard Operating Procedure to dispatch UWPD staff to all calls including fire and EMS calls.

UWPD maintains keys to all buildings and all areas on the UW campus.  UWPD utilizes security staff that patrols the campus responding to all calls that may require entry to locked areas.  All campus buildings shall include the installation of an emergency access key box (Knox Box), as required by MFD fire code.

Policy Statement as recommended by UW-Madison Police Planning and Development Division: The UW requires that an Emergency Access Key Box be provided at the main entrance to every new building. The A/E shall coordinate specific location with the MFD. All boxes will contain a mechanical key for perimeter entry to the building and no grand masters. This recessed box will also hold a mechanical key to the fire command room or to the area where the main fire panel exists. The campus standard box is Knox 4400, fully recessed, with tamper resistant switch to be monitored through Metasys. The reporting verbiage to the system shall read, “Unauthorized entry to Knox Box key.” The finish can be selected by the architect.  It is recommended that they are mounted at or above 6 feet.

10 44 00.  Fire Protection Specialties

10 44 13.  Fire Extinguisher Cabinets
  1. The UW Safety Department provides all fire extinguishers for campus buildings, purchased from the project’s moveable equipment budget. All fire extinguisher cabinets shall be CF/CI.
  2. A/E shall verify, with UW Safety, the size of extinguishers to be provided and then to specify the cabinet size and style accordingly. At a minimum, cabinets must be 8 inches deep and clear. Basis of design for the cabinet shall be Larson model number
  3. Include label reading “Fire Extinguisher” for the exterior of the cabinet. All cabinet locations should be shown on the 35% review documents.
  4. The operable portion of all fire extinguishers is to be no higher than 48 inches above the finished floor in order to be compliant with ADA. Mounting height of cabinets shall be adjusted accordingly.
  5. The UW’s most used fire extinguisher is Amerex 441, which is 20 inches tall with the operable handle at the top.
  6. No fire axes are allowed in UW buildings.
  7. Recessed fire extinguisher cabinets are preferred, but if they cannot be accommodated, semi recessed cabinets can be used; however cabinets shall not protrude further than 4 inches from the wall in accommodation with ADAAG.
  8. In no case shall the clearance between the bottom of the fire extinguisher and the floor be less than 4 inches.

10 50 00.  Storage Specialties

10 51 00.  Lockers

  1. All lockers shall have sloped tops unless recessed into the wall.
  2. Locker size shall be specified by the building occupants to meet their needs. It is suggested that they be able to accommodate both a bike helmet and a backpack. Depending on the needs of the users, they may be purse size, half height or full height. Check with the campus on specifics needs of the building occupants.
  3. 5% of lockers shall be accessible per ADAAG.

10 70 00.  Exterior Protective Covers

10 73 00.  Protective Covers

10 73 13.  Awnings

Exterior awnings on UW campus buildings are not permitted.

Division 32 Detail 1

Refer to Division 10 14 17 External Building Identification, Item 6.

Refer to Division 10 14 18 Traffic Signage & Sign Posts, Item 2.

Division 32 Detail 2

Refer to Division 10 14 17 External Building Identification, Item 6.

Refer to Division 10 14 18 Traffic Signage & Sign Posts, Item 2.

Division 32 Detail 3

Refer to Division 10 14 17 External Building Identification, Item 6.

Refer to Division 10 14 18 Traffic Signage & Sign Posts, Item 2.

Division 32 Detail 4

Refer to Division 10 14 18 Interior Signage, Item 8.3.1 for Area of Rescue Assistance signage information.