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Master Construction Specifications

Construction specification templates are available for use in conjunction with the design and construction of installations at all MD Anderson Cancer Center facilities. Users of these documents are responsible for utilizing the proper version of a Master Construction Specification section for each project. The version of a specification section that is posted on this site at the time that the Design Development phase begins for a given project shall be used in the preparation of construction documents and for the purchasing of products, materials and/or equipment for installation.


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Go to top of page CURRENT MASTER CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS
A - Procurement and Contracting Requirements Group
DIVISION TITLE
00 Procurement and Contracting Requirements
B - Specifications Group
DIVISION TITLE
01 General Requirements
02 Existing Conditions
03 Concrete
04 Masonry
05 Metals
06 Wood, Plastics and Composites
07 Thermal and Moisture Protection
08 Openings
09 Finishes
10 Specialties
11 Equipment
12 Furnishings
13 Special Construction
14 Conveying Equipment
20 Common Fire Suppression, Plumbing and HVAC Requirements
21 Fire Suppression
22 Plumbing
23 Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
25 Integrated Automation
26 Electrical
27 Communications
28 Electronic Safety and Security
31 Earthwork
32 Exterior Improvements
33 Utilities
43 Process Gas & Liquid Handling, Purification, and Storage Equipment

NOTE: These Specifications are intended for use only in connection with work performed for MD Anderson Cancer Center.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A - PROCUREMENT AND CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS
Go to top of page     DIVISION 00 INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION POSTED
00 01 01 Project Manual Title Page 11/21/13
00 01 10 Table of Contents 12/09/14
 
DIVISION 00 CONDITIONS OF THE CONTRACT POSTED
2013 Uniform General Conditions for University of Texas System Building Construction Contracts 10/22/13
00 25 00 Owner's Special Conditions 11/21/13
00 25 00 A Attachment "A" - Harris County
Minimum Wage Rate Determination
11/21/13
00 25 00 A Attachment "A" - Bastrop County
Minimum Wage Rate Determination
11/21/13
00 25 00 B Attachment "B"
Facilities Planned Utility Outages Policy
03/15/12
00 25 00 C Attachment "C"
Project Sign Layout
10/14/10
00 25 00 D Attachment "D"
Bastrop Visitation and Tour Policy Statement and Medical Documentation Requirements
03/15/12
00 73 16 Project Insurance (O.C.I.P.) 11/21/13
Div00.zip Download All Division 00 Sections 12/09/14
 
B - SPECIFICATIONS GROUP
Go to top of page     DIVISION 01 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS POSTED
01 31 00 Project Administration 11/21/13
01 32 00 Project Planning and Scheduling 11/21/13
01 35 16 Alteration Project Procedures 11/21/13
01 35 23 Project Safety (O.C.I.P.) 11/21/13
01 35 25 Owner Safety Requirements 03/18/14
01 45 00 Project Quality Control 11/21/13
01 57 23 Temporary Storm Water Pollution Control 11/21/13
01 57 25 Dust Control Plan 11/21/13
01 77 00 Project Closeout Procedures 01/09/14
01 79 00 Demonstration and Training 11/13/14
01 91 00 General Commissioning Requirements 07/24/14
Div01.zip Download All Division 01 Sections 11/13/14
 
B2 - FACILITY CONSTRUCTION SUBGROUP
Go to top of page     DIVISION 02 EXISTING CONDITIONS POSTED
02 41 19 Selective Demolition 01/01/07
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 03 CONCRETE POSTED
03 30 00 Cast-In-Place Concrete 12/08/11
03 54 16 Hydraulic Cement Underlayment 01/01/07
Div03.zip Download All Division 03 Sections 12/08/11
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 04 MASONRY POSTED
04 20 00 Unit Masonry 01/01/07
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 05 METALS POSTED
05 12 00 Structural Steel Framing 01/01/07
05 21 00 Steel Joists Framing 01/01/07
05 31 00 Steel Decking 01/01/07
05 40 00 Cold-Formed Metal Framing 01/01/07
05 50 00 Metal Fabrications 01/01/07
Div05.zip Download All Division 05 Sections 01/01/07
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 06 WOOD, PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES POSTED
06 10 00 Miscellaneous Carpentry 04/22/10
06 40 00 Architectural Woodwork 03/04/10
06 61 16 Solid Surfacing Fabrications 02/11/10
Div06.zip Download All Division 06 Sections 04/22/10
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 07 THERMAL AND MOISTURE PROTECTION POSTED
07 18 13 Pedestrian Traffic Coatings 01/01/07
07 21 00 Thermal Insulation 01/01/07
07 84 13 Penetration Firestopping 09/13/12
07 95 13 Expansion Joint Cover Assemblies 01/01/07
Div07.zip Download All Division 07 Sections 09/13/12
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 08 OPENINGS POSTED
08 11 13 Hollow Metal Doors and Frames 04/01/10
08 12 16 Prefabricated Interior Aluminum Frames 03/25/10
08 14 16 Flush Wood Doors 03/25/10
08 31 13 Access Doors 04/22/10
08 32 13 Aluminum Sliding ICU Doors 03/25/10
08 33 23 Overhead Coiling Doors 04/08/10
08 34 11 Rolling Counter Shutters 04/08/10
08 35 13 Accordion Fire Doors 04/22/10
08 41 13 Aluminum Entrances and Storefronts 05/18/10
08 41 26 All-Glass Entrances 05/06/10
08 42 29 Automatic Entrance Doors 05/06/10
08 71 11 Finish Hardware 02/26/13
08 81 00 Glass and Glazing 04/22/10
08 90 00 Louvers and Vents 08/12/10
Div08.zip Download All Division 08 Sections 02/26/13
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 09 FINISHES POSTED
09 22 16 Non-Structural Metal Framing 10/23/12
09 22 23 Lath and Plaster 01/01/07
09 24 00 Aggregate Coated Portland Cement Plaster (Marblecrete) 01/01/07
09 29 00 Gypsum Drywall 12/17/13
09 30 00 Tile 06/28/12
09 51 00 Acoustical Ceilings 11/22/11
09 65 13 Resilient Base and Accessories 05/27/08
09 65 16 Resilient Sheet Flooring 11/22/11
09 66 00 Terrazo 03/21/13
09 68 00 Carpet 01/01/07
09 69 00 Access Flooring 01/01/07
09 72 00 Wall Coverings 01/01/07
09 91 00 Painting 03/21/13
09 97 00 Special Coatings 01/01/07
Div09.zip Download All Division 09 Sections 12/17/13
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 10 SPECIALTIES POSTED
10 10 00 Visual Display Boards 07/22/10
10 14 16 Building Plaque 01/01/07
10 14 16 A Attachment "A"
Building Plaque Drawing
09/01/07
10 22 19 Demountable Partitions 07/22/10
10 22 26.13 Folding Panel Partitions 07/22/10
10 22 26.33 Accordian Folding Partitions 09/30/10
10 26 00 Wall and Corner Guards 07/22/10
10 28 13 Toilet and Bath Accessories 01/01/07
10 44 00 Fire Extinguisher Cabinets and Accessories 05/27/10
10 51 13 Metal Lockers 09/30/10
10 56 26 Mobile High Density Shelving Systems 12/08/11
Div10.zip Download All Division 10 Sections 12/08/11
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 11 EQUIPMENT POSTED
11 47 00 Ice Machines / Dispensers 11/13/14
11 53 13 Laboratory Fume Hoods 11/06/12
11 53 53 Biological Safety Cabinets 11/06/12
Div11.zip Download All Division 11 Sections 12/09/14
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 12 FURNISHINGS POSTED
12 35 53 Laboratory Casework 12/09/14
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 13 SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION POSTED
13 21 00 Controlled Environmental Rooms 06/28/12
13 49 00 Radiation Protection 07/23/13
Div13.zip Download All Division 13 Sections 07/23/13
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 14 CONVEYING SYSTEMS POSTED
14 21 00 Electric Traction Elevators 08/02/12
 
B3 - FACILITY SERVICES SUBGROUP
Go to top of page     DIVISION 20 COMMON FIRE SUPPRESSION, PLUMBING AND HVAC REQUIREMENTS POSTED
20 01 00 Basic Fire Suppression, Plumbing and HVAC Requirements 08/18/11
20 05 13 Motors 05/01/12
20 05 16 Piping Expansion Compensation 01/01/07
20 05 29 Supports and Sleeves 05/17/12
20 05 48 Vibration Isolation 04/25/13
20 05 53 Piping and Equipment Identification 11/13/14
20 07 16 Equipment Insulation 02/26/13
20 07 19 Piping Insulation 02/26/13
20 08 00 Fire Suppression, Plumbing and HVAC Systems Commissioning 01/28/14
20 08 13 Fire Suppression, Plumbing and HVAC Systems Prefunctional Checklists and Start-Ups (w/Attachments) 01/28/14
20 08 16 Fire Suppression, Plumbing and HVAC Systems Functional Performance Tests (w/Attachments) 01/28/14
Div20.zip Download All Division 20 Sections 11/13/14
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 21 FIRE SUPPRESSION POSTED
21 10 13 Wet Standpipe and Sprinkler Systems 12/20/12
21 13 16 Preaction Sprinkler Systems 04/26/11
21 31 13 Fire Pumps 12/09/14
Div21.zip Download All Division 21 Sections 12/09/14
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 22 PLUMBING POSTED
22 05 33 Domestic Hot Water Heat Maintenance Tracing 11/15/12
22 10 00 Plumbing Piping 04/29/14
22 10 30 Plumbing Specialties 06/05/14
22 11 23 Domestic Water Pressure Boosting Systems (VFD) 11/15/12
22 11 24 Domestic Water Pressure Boosting Systems (Constant Speed) 11/15/12
22 12 23 Domestic Water Surge Tanks 11/13/14
22 20 23 Natural Gas Piping 03/17/11
22 31 16 Domestic Water Softeners 11/15/12
22 33 13 Electric Instantaneous Domestic Water Heaters 11/15/12
22 33 33 Electric Domestic Water Heaters
(Point-of-Use)
11/15/12
22 34 36 Domestic Water Heaters (Natural Gas Fired) 12/01/09
22 35 23 Semi-Instantaneous Domestic Water Heaters (Hot Water) 12/01/09
22 35 24 Semi-Instantaneous Domestic Water Heaters (Steam) 12/01/09
22 40 00 Plumbing Fixtures 11/13/14
22 45 00 Emergency Shower and Eye Wash Equipment 12/17/13
22 60 00 Medical Vacuum and Gas Piping 06/11/13
22 60 53 Laboratory Vacuum and Gas Piping 06/11/13
22 61 19 Medical Air Compressor Systems 06/11/13
22 62 19 Medical Vacuum Pump Systems 06/11/13
22 62 21 Laboratory Vacuum Pump Systems
(Rotary Claw)
06/11/13
22 66 53 Laboratory Waste and Vent Piping (PP/Duriron) 06/05/14
22 66 54 Laboratory Waste and Vent Piping (Glass/Duriron) 06/05/14
22 66 55 Laboratory Waste and Vent Piping (Duriron) 12/01/09
22 67 13 High Purity Water Systems (RO) 06/05/14
Div22.zip Download All Division 22 Sections 11/13/14
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 23 HEATING, VENTILATING AND
AIR CONDITIONING
POSTED
23 05 13 Variable Frequency Drives 10/16/07
23 05 90 Contractor Coordination with Testing, Adjusting and Balancing 08/18/11
23 05 93 System Testing, Adjusting and Balancing 05/05/11
23 07 13 Ductwork Insulation 05/09/13
23 09 10 Laboratory Tracking Systems and Constant Volume Air Valves 07/19/11
23 11 13 Fuel Oil Piping Systems 08/28/12
23 21 13 Hydronic Piping 07/02/13
23 21 14 Underground Pre-Insulated Hydronic Piping 08/23/07
23 21 23 HVAC Pumps 05/10/11
23 21 30 Hydronic Specialties 10/23/12
23 22 13 Steam and Steam Condensate Piping 11/02/10
23 22 30 Steam and Steam Condensate Specialties 01/15/09
23 25 00 Water Treatment for HVAC Systems 03/10/09
23 31 00 Ductwork 03/21/13
23 33 00 Ductwork Accessories 07/02/13
23 33 19 Sound Attenuators 01/01/07
23 34 13 Inline Fans 01/01/07
23 34 16 Centrifugal Fans 01/01/07
23 34 23 Power Ventilators 01/01/07
23 34 43 Laboratory High Plume Exhaust Fans 12/13/12
23 36 00 Air Terminal Units 10/23/12
23 37 00 Air Outlets and Inlets 11/15/12
23 40 00 Filters 04/11/13
23 40 13 Special Filter Systems 10/23/12
23 40 14 Photo-Catalytic Oxidation Air Cleaning Systems 10/10/13
23 51 00 Chimneys, Breechings and Stacks 01/01/07
23 52 16 High Efficiency Condensing Hot Water Boilers 04/25/13
23 52 33 Hot Water Boilers 07/22/10
23 52 39 Fire Tube Boilers 08/18/11
23 52 40 Steam Boiler Burners (Dual Fuel) 01/15/09
23 53 16 Deaerators .03 cc/Liter 01/01/07
23 57 10 Unfired Steam Generators 07/02/13
23 57 19 Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers 01/07/07
23 57 20 Plate and Frame Heat Exchangers 12/08/11
23 62 13 Packaged Air Cooled DX Air Conditioning Units 04/11/13
23 64 16 Water Cooled Centrifugal Chillers 10/23/12
23 64 20 Heat Recovery Chillers 07/02/13
23 64 26 Air Cooled Rotary Screw Chillers 10/23/12
23 65 00 Cooling Towers 01/01/07
23 72 23 Energy Recovery Units 04/11/13
23 73 13 Modular Air Handling Units 04/25/13
23 73 22 Site Built Custom Air Handling Units 02/26/13
23 73 23 Custom Air Handling Units 07/02/13
23 73 24 Custom Air Handling Units with Fan Array Systems 04/11/13
23 81 23 Computer Room Air Conditioning Units 04/11/13
23 81 26 DX Split System Air Conditioners 04/11/13
23 82 16 Duct Mounted Air Coils 01/15/09
23 82 19 Fan Coil Units 01/01/07
23 82 33 Electric Duct Heaters 02/17/11
23 82 39 Unit Heaters 07/15/08
23 84 13 Steam Grid Humidifiers 01/01/07
23 84 14 Electric Steam Grid Humidifiers 01/01/07
Div23.zip Download All Division 23 Sections 10/10/13
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 25 INTEGRATED AUTOMATION POSTED
25 00 00 Building Automation Systems (BAS) General 08/20/09
25 00 10 Building Automation Systems (BAS) General (Retrofit Projects) 07/07/11
25 08 00 BAS Commissioning 01/01/07
25 08 10 BAS Commissioning (Retrofit Projects) 01/01/07
25 11 00 BAS Basic Materials, Interface Devices and Sensors 08/28/12
25 11 09 BAS Operator Interfaces 07/07/11
25 11 10 BAS Basic Materials, Interface Devices, And Sensors (Retrofit Projects) 02/26/13
25 11 19 BAS Operator Interfaces (Retrofit Projects) 07/07/11
25 14 00 BAS Field Panels 09/22/11
25 14 10 BAS Field Panels (Retrofit Projects) 09/22/11
25 15 00 BAS Software and Programming 01/01/07
25 15 10 BAS Software And Programming
(Retrofit Projects)
07/07/11
25 30 00 BAS Communication Devices 01/01/07
25 30 10 BAS Communication Devices (Retrofit Projects) 01/01/07
Div25.zip Download All Division 25 Sections 02/26/13
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 26 ELECTRICAL POSTED
26 01 00 Basic Electrical Requirements 02/27/14
26 05 13 Cable and Terminations (Medium Voltage) 02/11/10
26 05 19 Cable, Wire and Connectors, 600 Volt 08/28/12
26 05 26 Grounding 12/04/08
26 05 33 Raceways, Cable Trays, and Boxes 08/28/12
26 05 73 Protective Relay and Device Coordination 05/17/12
26 08 00 Electrical Systems Commissioning 01/28/14
26 08 13 Electrical Systems Prefunctional Checklists and Start-Ups (w/Attachments) 01/28/14
26 08 16 Electrical Systems Functional Performance Tests (w/Attachment) 01/28/14
26 09 13 Power Status and Monitoring System 07/23/09
26 13 00 Medium Voltage Switchgear 06/02/11
26 22 13 Non-K-Factor Dry-Type transformers 05/14/09
26 22 14 High Efficiency Harmonic Cancellation Transformers 01/01/07
26 23 00 600 Volt Switchgear 11/06/12
26 23 13 600 Volt Emergency Generator Paralleling Switchgear 05/30/13
26 24 16 Panelboards 03/03/11
26 24 19 Motor Control Centers 01/01/07
26 25 13 Low Voltage Busways 10/22/09
26 25 15 Track Busway Systems 10/10/13
26 27 26 Wiring Devices 04/11/13
26 28 13 Fuses, 600 Volt 01/01/07
26 28 17 Motor and Circuit Disconnects 01/01/07
26 29 14 Motor Starters 01/01/07
26 32 13 Packaged Engine Generator Systems 07/22/10
26 33 24 48V DC Battery System 11/21/13
26 33 53 Three-Phase Uninterruptible Power Systems 04/29/14
26 35 33 Power Factor Correction Equipment 02/12/09
26 36 23 600 Volt Automatic Transfer Switches 05/09/13
26 36 24 5kV Automatic Transfer Switches 08/17/10
26 36 25 5kV Emergency Generator Paralleling Switchgear 11/06/12
26 41 00 Lightning Protection System 11/22/11
26 43 13 Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors 06/02/11
26 51 00 Lighting Fixtures 06/02/11
Div26.zip Download All Division 26 Sections 04/29/14
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 27 COMMUNICATIONS POSTED
27 00 00 Communications 05/30/13
27 05 26 Grounding and Bonding for Communications Systems 06/03/10
27 05 28 Pathways for Communications Systems 06/28/12
27 05 43 Underground Ducts and Raceways for Communications Systems 02/26/09
27 05 53 Identification for Low-Voltage Cables 10/23/12
27 11 00 Communications Equipment Room Fittings 11/12/13
27 13 00 Communications Backbone Cabling 06/28/12
27 15 00 Communications Horizontal Cabling 06/05/14
27 21 33 Data Communications WI-FI Access Points 10/10/13
PLEASE COORDINATE WITH OWNER TO DEVELOP NURSE CALL SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE PROJECT.
CONTACT TIM LECUYER (EMAIL) / (PH) 713-563-5030.
Div27.zip Download All Division 27 Sections 06/05/14
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 28 ELECTRONIC SAFETY AND SECURITY POSTED
28 30 00 Fire Alarm and Smoke Detector Systems 06/02/11
PLEASE COORDINATE WITH OWNER TO DEVELOP SECURITY SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE PROJECT. CONTACT LAURA OSWALT (EMAIL) / (PH) 713-794-5733.
Div28.zip Download All Division 28 Sections 06/02/11
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 31 EARTHWORK POSTED
  To Be Created By Project Engineer  
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 32 EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS POSTED
32 80 00 Irrigation Systems 04/26/11
32 90 00 Planting 04/26/11
32 91 20 Exterior Landscape Maintenance 04/26/11
32 92 13 Hydromulching 04/26/11
Div32.zip Download All Division 32 Sections 04/26/11
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 33 UTILITIES POSTED
  To Be Created By Project Engineer  
 
Go to top of page     DIVISION 43 PROCESS GAS & LIQUID HANDLING, PURIFICATION, AND STORAGE EQUIPMENT POSTED
43 62 23 Vacuum Insulated Pipe 11/02/10
 

NOTE: These Specifications are intended for use only in connection with work performed for MD Anderson Cancer Center.