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Section 18

CAD Standards

DESIGN GUIDE 2010 Edition

Estates and Buildings Division
“Serving the University Community”

9.9.11 18.1 18.4 18.6 18.6 18.3 18.9.Building Numbering Appendix B – Typical Simplified Services Layering Codes and Description Appendix C – As Built Record Data requirements Estates and Buildings Division “Serving the University Community” 2 DESIGN GUIDE Expiry date:31/07/10 .9.7 18.9.9.3 18.9.8 18.Section18CAD Standards Contents 18.1 18.1 LAYER IDENTIFICATION CONVENTION LAYER CONTENT Scale and Layouts 18.12 LINE STYLE AND LINE COLOURS SPACE LAYOUT STRUCTURE & LAYERING SITE LEVELS SURVEY Appendix A .4 18.5 18.2 18.1 INTRODUCTION SCOPE OF THIS STANDARD COMPLIANCE WITH EXISTING STANDARDS CAD SOFTWARE TITLE BLOCKS NUMBERING Explanation of Coding 18.10 18.8 ROOM NUMBERING SYSTEMS Rationale Ownership Room Numbering Format Standard Rooms Stairs Corridors Lift Shafts Service Risers 18.6.9 18.9.2 18.5 18.8.7 18.

they must convert the drawings for the University to the AutoCAD format before any formal drawing issue. New and Existing buildings. it is essential those firms employed by the University conform strictly to this Standard when working on University projects.5 TITLE BLOCKS All Drawings shall contain a standard title block and border.3 COMPLIANCE WITH EXISTING STANDARDS Wherever possible this Standard relates to BS 1192-5:1998 for the structuring and presentation of drawings. Whilst it is appreciated that various standards are prevalent throughout the many professional practices employed in the construction industry. suppliers and contractors to produce or procure drawn information to a common standard of presentation. unless there are exceptional circumstances. 18. “Client” refers to the School or Division for which the project is being processed. If a firm does not use AutoCAD Architectural Desktop as their standard CAD programme.1 INTRODUCTION The University requires all of its consultants. Issuing in DXF format is not acceptable due to potential file transfer problems. Safety and Security Systems 18. The Title Block shall be inserted in the lower bottom right corner of the drawing.Section18CAD Standards 18.2 SCOPE OF THIS STANDARD This Standard applies to drawing production related to: a) b) c) d) e) Estate layouts.4 CAD SOFTWARE The University has adopted AutoCAD Architectural Desktop as the preferred CAD system. 3 Estates and Buildings Division “Serving the University Community” DESIGN GUIDE Expiry date:31/07/10 . Estate Infrastructure. The University has adopted the layering and segregation convention set out in Table 1 of the CI/SfB standard. The full CI/SfB classification of layering extends to several hundred sub-divisions but for practical purposes the layering has been condensed (See Appendix B) 18. 18. Electrical and mechanical building services systems.

See Figure 5 for explanation. The External Walkway is generally Level 0. The list is not exhaustive and advice should be sought from Estates Estates and Buildings Division “Serving the University Community” 4 DESIGN GUIDE Expiry date:31/07/10 . Below is an example of the format with an explanation of what each character or character set refers.Section18CAD Standards 18. UEA Floor Levels beneath ground begin with ‘0’ not ‘-‘ ) 18.6. Figure 4: Level Numbering (General) M: The Discipline code relates to the type of information shown on the drawing.1 Explanation of Coding 006: Each Building or area of the Campus has a unique code number. See Appendix A for a full list of Building Codes.B. Roof level and roof plant rooms are treated as additional levels.6 NUMBERING Drawings must be numbered to the pre-defined system. 02: Each Level throughout UEA Buildings has a Level reference. Figure 3: Drawing Number Format (N.

01: The Sequential drawing set identification number. This also correlates to the BS1192 Descriptive convention used by Architectural Desktop. Where layer names Estates and Buildings Division “Serving the University Community” 5 DESIGN GUIDE Expiry date:31/07/10 . Fire Fighting Example Content Architectural. Civil. Topographic data including surveys. Numbers may be unique within the building. geotechnical reports Fixtures and Fittings Distribution Systems. Although layer names are not mandatory under BS 1192 or CI/SfB Standard. A: The revision letter(s) can be any alphanumerical character annexed when an amended version of the drawing is issued. In the event that a project number is unknown advice shall be sought from Estates Management with company prefix U or E. sketches etc Sub division of usable areas in occupation etc. Plant Phasing and Site Boundaries Photos. Component & Finishes Figure 5: Discipline Codes 18. Lighting. Code B C D E F G I L M P R S T Description Building Construction Data Electrical Fire Systems Grounds Internal Furnishings Lease Mechanical Plot Layouts Representations Space Usage Topography Pipework. or discipline sub groups of the project as required. A-INTERNAL WALL PARTITION-G. the University prefer layer names to be included. Compartmentation. Fume Extract.Section18CAD Standards Management for the inclusion of other disciplines. external levels.7 LAYER IDENTIFICATION CONVENTION A typical layer reference is F220G. the layer name for “Internal Wall Partition”. 00253: The Project Number relates to the unique 5 digit project number assigned by the Estates Division. The precise sequence is a matter for the individual Consultant. The reason behind this convention is to assist operatives who are not familiar with the various standard classifications to be able to quickly find the information they require. floor. Small Power Fire Alarms. Etc. Ductwork. Viz.

Additionally every other space which occupies internal building area must have a unique identifier.1 ROOM NUMBERING SYSTEMS Rationale The rationale of the numbering system is that every unique space within the University must have a unique identifier.ac. the title block in paper space shall include the scale to which the Layout has been configured. The system is based on the assumption that every space that can be walked into must have a room number. 18.9. No school or division may change or update room numbering in an area without the express permission of the Estates & Buildings Division. If it is necessary for the same drawing to be plotted at different scales. They should be stored in the space layout drawing. When layouts are configured ready for plotting. a separate Layout should be configured. To achieve this the system must be capable of identifying spaces based on the building. 6 Estates and Buildings Division “Serving the University Community” DESIGN GUIDE Expiry date:31/07/10 .08 The unique building number must prefix every room number. 18.9 18. purged etc.9.1 Scale and Layouts Drawings shall be drawn at full size in model space at 1:1. Drawings issued to the University for comment. labelled and retained for each plot scale.8 LAYER CONTENT Typically layering shall be such that all items can be easily identified and turned on/off. 18. 18.uk .2 Ownership To ensure data integrity and numbering consistency room numbers are ‘owned’ by the Estates & Buildings Division.9. shall be accompanied by a Plot Style file. floor and room.Section18CAD Standards are used then the description must be base on the CI/SfB reference name. Room numbers and/or room names are useful to other disciplines and should be capable of being retained visible once other text has been turned off. 18.3 Room Numbering Format Building Number: 25/0. approval etc. Requests for a room number change should be made to the Estates & Buildings Division in writing or via email to space@uea. See Appendix B.8.

Examples 1/0. Walk-in cupboards should use the main room number with an uppercase alpha suffix. Floor Number: 25/0. Where rooms are divided additional numbers may be generated by adding an uppercase alpha suffix.uk . Thus an atrium. between floor levels. A space is numbered at floor slab level and is valid up to the ceiling of the space. 18. including intermediate landings. Floors are numbered sequentially and are prefixed with a ‘0’ – see Fig 4.9.08 Each floor in a building has a floor reference. a definitive list may be obtained from the Estates & Buildings Division web site or via email to space@uea. Allocation Scheme Rooms should be numbered in a clockwise fashion beginning with the first room to the left of the main entrance to the building.Section18CAD Standards Building numbers are issued by the Estates & Buildings Division IT/CAD Manager. Room Number: 25/0.23A 18. 3/01. Floor 0 is generally the external walkway or for non-walkway attached buildings the entry level.08 The room number is used to identify each unique space within a floor level.5 Stairs Definition Any feature that contains treads and risers from the base of the first riser to the top nosing.9.4 Standard Rooms Definition A room is defined as any space that can be walked into. Numbering Format Rooms are numbered numerically with an optional alpha suffix.01. 7 Estates and Buildings Division “Serving the University Community” DESIGN GUIDE Expiry date:31/07/10 .ac. Rooms only accessible via another room should use the main room number with an uppercase alpha suffix. void or multiple floor space would only be numbered at floor level. Various types of space use different numbering formats as defined below with the exception of some older residential buildings that are dealt with under Exceptions below.

ST01 should be numbered 100/1. i.6 Corridors Definition Any space which is used as a dedicated access route.9.9. Example 25/0.CD01 Numbering Format Corridor numbers are prefixed with the ‘CD’ mnemonic. Allocation Scheme Stairs should be numbered in a clockwise fashion beginning with the first stair to the left of the main entrance to the building.7 Lift Shafts Definition Any space that is fitted with a device to enable people or goods to traverse floors without the use of stairs.e landing at top of 100/0.S T0 1 e r Numbering Format Stairs are numbered sequentially and are prefixed with the ‘ST’ mnemonic.ST01 18. If possible corridors that represent landings at the top of stairs should use the same number as the stair. Numbers should be retained for a whole stair case. Allocation Scheme Corridors should be numbered in a clockwise fashion beginning with the first corridor inside of the main entrance to the building. Numbering Format Since lift shafts rarely start at or finish at a defined floor slab Estates and Buildings Division “Serving the University Community” 8 DESIGN GUIDE Expiry date:31/07/10 .Section18CAD Standards Flo or 2 Flo or 1 N u Flo or 0 m b 100/0. 18. landing or fire escape route through an open plan area.S T0 1 100/1.

3/1.Section18CAD Standards level these are the only spaces which do not contain a floor level.RS01.9.RS01 18. Unless there are any special requirements. Allocation Scheme Lift shafts should be numbered in a clockwise fashion beginning with the first lift shaft inside of the main entrance to the building. Lift shaft numbers are prefixed with the ‘LS’ mnemonic. Example 3/LS01 18.35 0. Numbering Format Service Riser numbers are prefixed with the ‘RS’ mnemonic. Service risers may not be large enough to walk into but should still be numbered as discreet spaces. the line/layer colours shall be set in accordance with the plotting details shown in Figure 7. The default line weight shall be: A0 A1 A3 0.8 Service Risers Definition Any space which is used to enable services to traverse floor levels. Example 3/0. 3/0. Where possible consistent numbers should be used for a riser over its complete height. etc. Polylines shall not be used unless for presentation purposes or as closed polylines to denote useable space in space management drawings.RS01 on each floor respectively.20 Line colour shall be set “By Layer” and the line style shall be selected by operator to suit the particular subject matter.35 0.10 LINE STYLE AND LINE COLOURS All lines shall be drawn in the default mode to the same thickness. Allocation Scheme Service Risers should be numbered in a clockwise fashion beginning with the first service riser inside of the main entrance to the building. i. building outlines. Estates and Buildings Division “Serving the University Community” 9 DESIGN GUIDE Expiry date:31/07/10 .e.

18.35 0. Mark positions of all featured objects e. room. 4.g. 6. For further details on layering. Estates and Buildings Division “Serving the University Community” 10 DESIGN GUIDE Expiry date:31/07/10 . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pen Colour Red Yellow Green Blue Cyan Magenta Black Dark Grey Light Grey Red A3 & A4 Plots 0.1 0. corridor. riser. 5.35 0.e.15 0.35 0. All data drawn at 1:1 scale.11 SPACE LAYOUT STRUCTURING AND LAYERING Creation of space drawing: Space drawings consist of a closed Polyline to show net internal floor area of space i. plant room etc. Create all drawings with Autodesk ADT.2 0.4 0. All levels to be 3D referenced from UEA benchmark datum point. The room numbers should be on layer F802T.05 Figure 7: Plot File Settings 18.3 0.7 0.18 0. buildings. lamp posts. Item No 1. All layering in drawings to BS 1192 Part 5.25 0. 2.12 SITE LEVELS SURVEY – INFORMATION REQUIRED Description Grid aligned to Ordnance Survey Map national grid with Eastings and Northings.Section18CAD Standards Pen No. manholes.2 0.1 A0 & A1 Plots 0. sign posts. 3.05 0. The Polyline should be on layer F802G. trees etc.1 0.2 0.1 0.15 0. lift.5 0. refer to layering convention for CAD (see Appendix B).

Environmental Biology Building Sainsbury Centre and Crescent Wing CRU Building EDU/SYS Queens Building Elizabeth Fry Building Computing Centre Lecture Theatres Library Chaplaincy Restaurant Union House Shopping Centre Dean of Students Student Counselling Music Centre Careers Centre Congregation Hall Drama Studio Maintenance Building Chemistry Store Solvent Store Health Centre Tractor Store Sports Park ENV Non Magnetic Lab Colney Lane Pavilion Dev Farm 11 DESIGN GUIDE Expiry date:31/07/10 .Section18CAD Standards Appendix A – Building Numbering Area Site Buildings Code Number 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 31 33 34 35 36 Estates and Buildings Division “Serving the University Community” Location Site Security Lodge Registry & Council House Arts Chemistry Science Building .

Larch Village .Ash Colman House – Block F 12 Residences 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 125 Estates and Buildings Division “Serving the University Community” DESIGN GUIDE Expiry date:31/07/10 .Section18CAD Standards Area Code Number 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 47 48 49 53 Location Electrical Substation Elizabeth Fry Electrical Substation Sciences Electrical Substation Waveney Terrace Earlham Hall Earlham Lodge Audio Visual Services & TV Studio Medical School ZICER Building Islamic Meeting Room BMRC Library Extension Health and Community Centre Blackdale Building Orwell Close Wolfson Close Nelson Court Suffolk Walk Suffolk Terrace Norfolk Terrace Constable Terrace Village .Hawthorn Village .Oak Village .Pine Village Close (Block E) Village Close (Block D) Village .Yew Village .Beech Village Courtyard B Village Courtyard A Village .Elm Village Close (Block F) Village Close (Block G) Village .Willow Village .

Section18CAD Standards Area Code Number 126 127 128 129 130 132 Location Colman House – Block G Browne House Kett House Victory House Paston House Britten House Weybourne Woodhall Mary Chapman Court Hall Farm Great Melton Waterfront Edith Cavell Building Car Parks Roads Entrance Points Paths & Walkways Grounds Areas Chancellors Drive Annex Off Site 200 202 502 204 205 209 Site 300 301 302 303 304 401 Estates and Buildings Division “Serving the University Community” 13 DESIGN GUIDE Expiry date:31/07/10 .

General FOUNDATIONS – General STRUCTURE.Section18CAD Standards Appendix B – Typical Simplified Services Layering Codes and Description (Based upon BS 1192 and Cl/SfB Table 1) * Prefix letters – A to denote Architectural Drawing data F to denote Facility Drawing detail Z to denote General (non disciplinary) G to denote Graphics T to denote Text H to denote Hatch & other highlighted detail Colour Line Type # Suffix letters – Layer No *000# *010# *020# *030# *031# *032# *033# *034# *035# *040# *050# *100# *110# *130# *160# *200# *210# *220# *230# *240# *270# *280# *300# *314# *315# *324# *325# *330# *340# Description BLOCK INSERTION DRAWING SHEET DRAWING FRAME GRIDS SETTING OUT STRUCTURAL REGULAR (eg brick grid) CEILING SURVEY ELEVATIONS (Presentation drawings only) SECTIONS GROUND SUBSTRUCTURE . SECONDARY ELEMENTS – General STAIR BALUSTRADES. PRIMARY ELEMENTS. HANDRAILS – General 14 Estates and Buildings Division “Serving the University Community” DESIGN GUIDE Expiry date:31/07/10 . CARCASS – General EXTERNAL WALLS – General INTERNAL WALLS – General FLOORS – General STAIRS – GENERAL ROOFS .General FLOOR BEDS .General GROUNDWORK .General BUILDING FRAMES – General SECONDARY ELEMENTS EXTERNAL WINDOWS EXTERNAL DOORS INTERNAL WINDOWS INTERNAL DOORS FLOOR COMPLETIONS.

DUCTED SERVICES – General SERVICES.General FLOOR FINISHES – General STAIR FINISHES – General CEILING FINISHES – General ROOF FINISHES – General SERVICES – General WASTE DISPOSAL. SCALES. REFRIGERATION – General SPACE HEATING – General VENTILATION – General PUBLIC HEALTH AND RAW WATER PARTS. MAINLY ELECTRICAL – General ELECTRICAL SUPPLY – General POWER SUPPLY – General LIGHTING – General COMMUNICATIONS – General TELECOMMUNICATIONS TRANSPORT – General FIRE SYSTEMS – General FITTINGS AND FURNITURE – General KITCHEN FITTINGS – General SANITARY FITTINGS – General STORAGE FITTINGS – General EXTERNAL WORKS – General NORTH POINT.Section18CAD Standards *350# *370# *400# *410# *420# *430# *440# *450# *470# *500# *520# *530# *540# *550# *560# *570# *580# *590# *600# *610# *620# *630# *640# *650# *660# *670# *700# *730# *740# *760# *900# *901# *902# *903# *904# *907# *910# *911# *912# *913# *917# *918# CEILINGS – General ROOF COMPLETIONS – General FINISHES TO THE STRUCTURE – General EXTERNAL WALL FINISHES – General INTERNAL WALL FINISHES . RIGHTS-OF-WAY. SETBACKS EXISTING BUILDINGS PROPOSED BUILDINGS 15 Estates and Buildings Division “Serving the University Community” DESIGN GUIDE Expiry date:31/07/10 . DRAINAGE – General WATER AND LIQUID SUPPLY – General GAS SUPPLY – General SPACE COOLING. TITLE BLOCKS MATCHLINES NOTES HATCH PATTERNS SECTION DRAWINGS SITE INFORMATION BOUNDARY LINES BEARING AND DISTANCE LABELS EASEMENTS. ACCESSORIES TO PIPED.

Section18CAD Standards *920# *930# *940# *941# *942# *943# *944# *945# *946# *950# *951# *952# *953# *954# *955# *956# *957# *958# *960# *961# *962# *963# *964# *965# *966# *967# *968# *970# *980# *990# SURVEY INFORMATION LAND DRAINAGE LANDSCAPING EXISTING TREES PROPOSED TREES TREES TO BE REMOVED SHRUBS GROUND COVER GRASS AND LAWNS ROADS. PAVING. TELECOM. SIGNS PATHS PAVEMENTS ROADS SERVICES AND UTLITIES WATER MAIN SEWER SYSTEMS STORM SEWERS GAS MAIN ELECTRICITY MAIN LIGHTING MAIN COMMUNICATIONS. CAR PARKING ROAD CENTRE-LINES KERBS PARKING BAYS TRAFFIC ISLANDS. ROUNDABOUTS DISABLED RAMPS. CABLING MAIN FIRE SERVICES MAIN HARDSCAPE SPECIAL LANDSCAPING ENVIRONMENTAL Estates and Buildings Division “Serving the University Community” 16 DESIGN GUIDE Expiry date:31/07/10 .

roadways. raised walkways Retro-drawings for approval Site levels survey. drawings in Autodesk ADT .off cables/cores/% full encasement Foul water/mhc level/invert levels/capacity and size/flow rate Surface water/mhc level/invert level/capacity and size/flow rate Mains water/mhc level/pipe size/depth/IV locations/flow rate/pressure drop Fire Hydrants/mhc level/pipe size/depth/IV locations/flow rate/pressure drop Lightning Protection External Lighting/Luminaire type/supply/cable size/route District heating/mhc level/thermal loading/flow data/IV locations/pressure drop 17 D D D M M M M E E M DESIGN GUIDE Expiry date:31/07/10 Estates and Buildings Division “Serving the University Community” .off cables/cores/% full encasement CCTV including cable/size/ type/route/ no. Extensions. Refer to Requirements Structural sections details B G -B B B B T C Discipline BUILDING STRUCTURE Floor details and loadings Roof details and loadings Wall details and loadings Foundation loadings and piling details Stairs details and loadings Building structural frame details and loadings Design principles Building control calculations C C C C C C C C SITE SERVICES Data including cable/fibre size/type/route/no. both paper and electronic copies required Building LOCATION Site Plan External landscape and planting details and finished levels Incoming services. new building Paths.Section18CAD Standards Appendix C – As Built Record Data Requirements As Built Drawings. Refer to Site Services Elevations and Sections Building outlines.DWG format.off cables/cores/% full encasement Telephone including cable/size/ type/route/ no.

off cables/cores/% full encasement Gas/mhc level/pipe size/depth/IV locations/flow rate/pressure drop BMS Internet and LAN/Full schematics of wiring and all other control details Communication ducts M E E F M D D LAYOUTS All levels Room layouts Room numbers and usage Fixtures and fittings/furniture Finish schedules/internal/external/floor/ceiling Furniture schedules/internal B S I I I MECHANICAL AND PIPED SERVICES (internal) Chilled water/full design details/schematics Cooling water/full design details/schematics Air handling Supply & Extract/dampers/access panels/full design details/schematics Duct extraction/fume cupboards full design details/schematics Internal drainage/full design details/capacities Cold water supply/full design details/schematics Water tank/full design details Hot water supply/full design details/schematics Gas supply/full design details/schematics Compressed air supply/full design details/schematics Special gases/full design details/schematics Heating flow & return/thermal load/capacities Schematics of all pipework/ductwork systems Pressurised systems/full design details/schematics M M M M M M M M M M M M M M MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT (internal/external) Plant/full design details/schematics Lifts/full design details/schematics Locks schedule Maintenance access arrangement details/roof/window etc.Section18CAD Standards District cooling/mhc level/thermal loading/flow data/IV locations/pressure drop 11Kv./Full loading details/transformer/switchgear/cable size/depth and route 415v./Cable size/depth and route Fire alarms including cable/fibre size/type/route/no. M M M M Estates and Buildings Division “Serving the University Community” 18 DESIGN GUIDE Expiry date:31/07/10 .

Section18CAD Standards FIRE SYSTEMS (internal) Fire alarms/full design details/schematics Signage/full details Fire compartment zoning/full details/schematics Fire doors/full details/schematics Fire precautions full details and schematics F F F F F FIRE MECHANICAL SYSTEMS (internal) Dampers/full details SPECIAL SYSTEMS Cathodic Protection/full design details/schematics Treated Water supply/full design details/schematics Security Systems/full design details/schematics Steam supply/full design details/schematics Public address/intercom/full design details/schematics Cardax access control ELECTRICAL SERVICES (internal) Distribution boards/single or 3 phase Cable trays/routes Trunking/conduit and sizes Lighting/small power Electrical/data/telephones Plant/equipment Audio visual services Design lighting levels (lux) for each area Schematics Emergency lighting/numbering Key switch locations/integral or standalone Sub main cables/sizes/single or three phase Cable type eg 6242Y or singles in conduit Certification Type of lighting Design calculations/volt drop/earth loops/cable lengths/size etc F E M E M D D E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Estates and Buildings Division “Serving the University Community” 19 DESIGN GUIDE Expiry date:31/07/10 .