JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY DESIGN GUIDELINES

Facilities Management Office Finance & Resource Planning Division

JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8

REVISIONS TO THE JCU DESIGN GUIDELINES To maintain the currency of the Design Guidelines the University is committed to periodic upgrades to incorporate new industry practices, materials and information gained from PostOccupancy Reviews. Suggestions for improvements to the Guidelines are welcomed and Consultants are encouraged to notify us immediately of any apparent inaccuracies or ambiguities. Contact: Deputy Director (Planning & Development) Facilities Management Office James Cook University Townsville Qld 4811 Tel: (07) 4781 4788

REGISTER OF REVISIONS

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Revision Publication Date/Version 13 March 2008 18 April 2010

7.0 8.0

Major revision and rearrangement. Periodic review and update.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 3 4 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 5 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 6 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 7 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 DESIGN GUIDELINES................................................................................ 7 General........................................................................................................ 7 Using the Guidelines ................................................................................... 7 Sub-Sections ............................................................................................... 7 General........................................................................................................ 7 Development Controls ................................................................................. 8 Campus Planning ........................................................................................ 8 Design Considerations ................................................................................ 9 Design Consultation and Review................................................................. 9 Schematic Drawings and Presentation Standards .................................... 10 Renovations to Comply with Design Guidelines........................................ 10 WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY......................................................... 12 Obligations of designers of structures ....................................................... 12 Asbestos.................................................................................................... 12 Safety Showers & Eye-wash Stations ....................................................... 12 UNIVERSAL DESIGN ............................................................................... 14 ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DESIGN (ESD) .......................... 15 General...................................................................................................... 15 Design & Efficiency Targets ...................................................................... 15 Building Energy Management ................................................................... 15 Water Conservation................................................................................... 16 Building Life-cycle Costing ........................................................................ 17 Architectural Modelling .............................................................................. 17 Trade Waste Management ........................................................................ 17 DESIGN CONTROLS................................................................................ 18 Building Height .......................................................................................... 18 Identification and Signage ......................................................................... 18 Building Efficiency and Circulation ............................................................ 19 Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design .................................... 19 Maintenance .............................................................................................. 20 Annual Probability of Exceedance in Structural Design ............................ 20 SPACE PLANNING .................................................................................. 21 General...................................................................................................... 21 Floor Module.............................................................................................. 21 Areas Schedule ......................................................................................... 21 Room Numbering ...................................................................................... 21 Changes as a Result of Renovations ........................................................ 22 BUILDING ENVELOPE............................................................................. 23 Entrance .................................................................................................... 23 Doors ......................................................................................................... 23 Glazing ...................................................................................................... 23 Floors......................................................................................................... 24 Walls.......................................................................................................... 24 Roof ........................................................................................................... 24 Acoustics ................................................................................................... 25

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..................................................................................................................................... 39 Back-up Power Supply ...................................................................................................... 37 Electrical and Lightning Protection ............................ Conference and Meeting Rooms) ........................... 26 Internal Walls.........3 12................................................................ Car Parks.................................................................5 8...................................9 7................................................................................. 40 High Voltage ......................................................................................................................................................... 42 Timing of Construction for Telecommunications Rooms ........................8 11.......................................................................................................................... 36 General........................................................ 33 Vending Machines .......................................................................................8 7............9 8............3 8...............................................4 11.....................................11 8.................................................................................2 9................ 42 Cabling ...........................6 9....................................7 8...........................................................10 8........................... 30 Service Ducts .................................................. 34 Access Roads..................................... 29 Store Rooms........ 36 Lighting ...... 25 INTERNAL FINISHES & FITOUT ................................................................................................... 27 Toilets and Showers ............................... 28 Cleaners’ Rooms ...................................................................................1 11............4 12.................................................. 35 Common Spaces ...............................................................................13 8......................... 32 Landscaping .................................................................................................................7 11............... and Loading Docks.....................................................................3 11...10 8 8................5 11........................ 43 Page 4 of 70 . 27 Lunch Rooms ........................................ 34 Bicycle Facilities .....................5 9......................11 12 12.....7 9...............................................................................12 8....................................................................................... 28 Tea Making Facility................................ 29 Wet Areas/Laboratories..................................................................................................6 8..........5 Ceiling Access Hatches............................. 37 Emergency Lighting........................................................................................................ 35 Faculty/Schools ........................................... 26 Building Aesthetics ........3 9...................................................... 42 Telecommunications Rooms ...................................... 26 Interior Design ..............1 9...1 12..... 25 Building Penetrations......... 42 Telecommunications Closets............................................ 30 EXTERNAL ...........................2 11................................. 27 Ceilings................................................14 8... 27 Internal Fit-Out................................................... 26 Floor Finishes/Coverings. 25 Roof Access ..................................2 8............................... 40 Energy Management System – Metering Specifications ................................................................................................................ 36 Intelligent Lighting Control .................... 41 DATA/TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE .................................................. 28 Recycling Bins ...............16 9 9...........3 11 11..................... 35 ELECTRICAL.............................................................4 9...............................1 10................................................ 33 External Lighting... 33 Industrial Waste Bin Areas and Gas Bottle Storage............. 29 Common Rooms (Lecture......9 11.................................... 39 Power Correction.................JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 7...........2 12. 32 Irrigation. 35 General..................................15 8.................................................................8 10 10...................... 38 Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) .... 34 AUDIO-VISUAL..... 32 Approved Planting ................................... 30 Plant and Switch Rooms .....................6 11........................................ 39 Generators & Emergency Power............................................................................................................................................................................... 42 General....................................................8 8....1 8........4 8..........10 11........................... 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.......6 HYDRAULICS ................................................ 45 Campus District Chilling with Thermal Energy Storage...................4 15..........................1 18........... 58 POST CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS..............................................11 14.1 19................................................................................................................... Operating & Maintenance Manuals ...............................................2 19.......................................9 14............................................................................................................................ 53 Fire Alarm System and Fire Indicator Panel.................................................6 14.....................................................................................................5 19 19.............................10 14.......... 45 Gas ........................................................................................................... 44 General............................................1 15.....5 14..........................7 14.1 13...................................... 50 Population Densities................................................................................9 14 14.....................................4 14....2 18............... 61 House Lighting (detailed specification).............. 46 Space Cooling ...... 44 Hot Water ................................................................................................. 54 Inspections and Acceptance..........................................................................................6 13...................................................................................... 54 Fire Hose Reels and Fire Extinguishers ..............................4 19.....6 16 17 17.... 57 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)................................................................... 59 As-Constructed /Installed Drawings.....8 13........2 17.............5 15......................................................1 17................................................4 18 18..... 50 Operating Times ......................................................................................... 48 Operating Conditions......................................................................................................JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 13 13............................................................................1 14.........................................3 13.................................................3 14.....................2 15.....................................3 19........ 53 Plans............. 59 Operating & Maintenance Manuals ...2 14..............................................................................................5 19...................... 46 General.... 54 Evacuation Diagrams .................. 44 Back-flow prevention .................................................................................................. 51 Controls ....................... 61 Scope ....... 60 APPENDIX 1: LECTURE THEATRE LIGHTING.... 45 MECHANICAL ................................................................................................. 57 Intrusion and Duress Alarm System ......................................................................................................................................................... 46 HVAC..............2 13....................7 13................................ 62 Additional Lighting (detailed specification) .....................................................................................................................................3 17...12 15 15............... 46 Acts......................................................................... 59 CAD Drafting Standards ......................................... 61 Design Goals .......................4 18......... 60 Commissioning .. 44 Stormwater ........................................................................................................................................................... 44 Water Supply .. 55 BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (BMS)............................................................................................................................................................................................... 45 Compressed Air....................................... 51 Zones...3 15.......5 13......................... 57 Electronic Access Control System............ 62 Page 5 of 70 ............................................................................... 52 Equipment Identification ................ 53 Emergency Warning Intercommunications System (EWIS) .......... 60 Post Occupancy Evaluation...................................................... 51 Efficiencies ...............................................................3 18.........................................................................8 14. 52 FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS ................. Codes & Standards .... 44 Sewerage and Trade Waste...... 52 Lifts .............................................. 61 Introduction..... 56 BUILDING ACCESS & SECURITY ..4 13.................. 61 Lighting for Projection (detailed specification) ............. 57 Keying and Handles ..

...................................... 67 Recommendations............ 63 APPENDIX 2: CDC-TES SYSTEM: BRIEF TO BUILDING CONSULTANTS APPENDIX 3: GUIDELINES FOR LABORATORY** SEATING ............1 21........................ 66 Summary of Requirements and Sources of Information.............. 69 65 Page 6 of 70 ........................ 66 Considerations................................................................2 21...3 22 Dimmers (detailed specification) .....7 20 21 21................. 67 APPENDIX 4: EXAMPLES OF ROOM NUMBERING.......................................................................................JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 19..............

1.3 Sub-Sections Sub-Sections can mostly be accessed through the JCU website and form an integral part of the Design Guidelines..2 Using the Guidelines The Design Guidelines must not be deviated from in procedure or content. Any proposed departure from the Design Guidelines and Project Brief requires prior written approval from the JCU nominated Project Manager. and that the Design Manager. However.  Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards Draft 2009.  Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) (Cth) 1992. relationship diagrams. The Project Brief is project specific and provides additional and more explicit details peculiar to functionality requirements and expectations. Special needs identified in the Project Brief or changes to statutory or regulatory measures occurring after the date of this version of the Design Guidelines may require a departure from some of the general standards outlined in the Design Guidelines. but shall not be used as a substitute for the Design Guidelines. 1. The Design Guidelines are informed by the University’s strategic asset planning principles and underpin the design intent of JCU’s built infrastructure. The Project Brief including the Design Guidelines in their entirety must be provided to the Design Manager and all design consultants and sub-consultants associated with the project. preliminary room data. all Design Consultants and sub-consultants access and reference this content. and includes functional spaces and indicative areas. and other information crucial to the project. It is imperative that these sub-sections are referenced. The Project Brief compliments and may include additional requirements over and above the Design Guidelines.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 1 1. Deviation from the Guidelines may cause serious implications for future JCU building management.  Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act (QLD) 1991.  Building Code of Australia (BCA) 2008. and aim to encourage innovation and sustainable development The Design Guidelines attach to the Project Brief. the guidelines are intentionally non-prescriptive. Page 7 of 70 . 1.4 General All work shall be designed and constructed to comply with the current requirements of all relevant legislation including but not limited to the:  Building Act 1993.1 DESIGN GUIDELINES General These guidelines have been prepared by Facilities Management Office (FMO) on behalf of James Cook University (JCU) to provide a unified and consistent reference for the design of all JCU owned buildings to be constructed and/or to undergo major refurbishment.

 Sustainable Planning Act 2009. However.  Fire Safety Act.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8  Access to Premises Guidelines. The suite of guidelines.  Anti-Discrimination legislation. planning scheme approvals are not required).5 Development Controls JCU’s Townsville campus and most of the Cairns campus land (excluding Lot 13) is subject to Community Infrastructure Designation (CID). Brief to Building Consultants CDC-TES Cairns. 1. character. The Master plan for Cairns Campus is expected to be formally adopted by JCU in July 2010. Campus Master Plans have been completed for Townsville Campus (www. and standards currently consist of:       these Design Guidelines. 1. Development under the CID is exempt development for the relevant planning scheme (ie. Development of facilities inconsistent with the CID is subject to the usual planning scheme approval processes.com. and is also exempt for reconfiguration of a lot.au) and Cairns Campus. mix. JCU does NOT perform the duties of a local authority as defined in the Building Act for building works carried out for University purposes. JCU’s buildings do require Building Act Compliance approvals and relevant Certificates of Classification. Any AS referenced in the BCA but not specifically mentioned here shall be applicable as referenced in the BCA. specifications. and  Local Government Ordinances for the particular Campus.6 Campus Planning Campus Planning for JCU’s campuses consists of a hierarchy of plans and guidelines.discoveryrise. BMS Specification Townsville. and intensity of land use.  Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995.  Australian Standards. JCU Style Guide (online only). BMS Specification Cairns. The Principal Consultant (or the MC for Managing Contractor arrangements) shall obtain Building Act Compliance approvals and appropriate Certificates of Classification on behalf of JCU within the design fee. Brief to Building Consultants CDC-TES Townsville. Precinct Plans are being developed for both campuses and provide a more detailed overview in terms of development layout. Page 8 of 70 .

The suite of guidelines. Asbestos Management Plan 8 Apr 2010 (refer to Project Manager). Strategic Asset Planning Manager. building services and information technology requirements is paramount. Technical Representatives include: Campus Townsville Cairns Townsville and Cairns Townsville and Cairns Townsville and Cairns Townsville and Cairns Technical Area Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Space Allocation WH&S Accessibility Title Manager.7 Design Considerations It is imperative that all facilities are designed for sustainability. Corporate Health & Rehab Page 9 of 70 .  Maintenance of buildings shall incorporate durable sustainable materials with lower long-term maintenance costs. Disability Access Reports (Disability Audit Report Stage 1 June 2007. Wherever feasible. Disability Audit Report Stage 2 December 2007) (refer to Project Manager). The Technical Representatives will vary dependant on the campus. Space & Timetabling WH&S Coordinator Manager. JCU LED Lighting Specification.8 Design Consultation and Review JCU User Group representatives and FMO Technical Representatives are consulted for the purpose of preparing the Project Brief.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8      JCU Communication Cabling System Standards (online only). and contact names and numbers are generally included in the Project Brief. and further consulted though the design phases. 1. Property Services Operations Manager Manager. specifications and standards are currently being expanded to include Landscape Design Guidelines and Way-finding Design Guidelines. existing buildings are recycled and modified for new purposes. 1. maintainability and minimised life-cycle costs. natural lighting and ventilation while reducing energy costs is fundamental. Fire & Evacuation Report 24 Oct 2005 (Townsville) (refer to Project Manager). or advised by the Project Manager prior to the initial design meeting/s. From the University’s perspective:  Life-Cycle Factors are to be facilitated in the design process and life-cycle costs shall be included in the tender cost.  Adaptability of buildings which make provision for future changes in layout.  Sustainability of building forms that maximise use of passive energy.

renovations and refurbishment work to existing University buildings and infrastructure is to align with the guidance provided here. Specific mention of the following areas of concern is included within the sections of this document – this is by no means an Page 10 of 70 . 3D colour perspectives) or computer-generated flythroughs are required for all new buildings and for any projects which alter the external appearance of existing buildings. and 1 week for revisions. Strategic Asset Planning Manager Videoconferencing & AV Services Manager.9 Schematic Drawings and Presentation Standards Presentation-standard drawings (e. 1. This must include external building colour options from the colour palette in the JCU Style Guidelines (web link is http://cms. The drawings will be required to present the project in context and convey the completed appearance with all proposed finishes accurately represented.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 Townsville and Cairns Townsville and Cairns Townsville and Cairns Services Infrastructure Roads and Stormwater Audio Visual Manager. Ensure to allow 2 weeks for these reviews. Communications Infrastructure Manager. Sign off for completion of Schematic Design phase will generally only occur if JCU’s Quantity Surveyor’s cost estimate is within 5% of budget. Section 8. Strategic Asset Planning Operations Manager Architectural Drafter Townsville and Cairns Townsville Cairns Townsville and Cairns Security Signage Signage Building and Room Numbering Communications Infrastructure Environment and Landscape Environment and Landscape Townsville and Cairns Manager. The Design Consultant Team and Contractor must provide a comprehensive Risk Management matrix (for the design and construction phases) as part of the fee.edu.au/idc/groups/public/documents/guide/jcuprd_042486. The Project Control Group (PCG) is responsible for signing off each design phase.10 Renovations to Comply with Design Guidelines In all respects.g. Environment JCU generally obtains periodic third party reviews of design documentation (particularly services) prior to tendering. Revisions are included in the design fees.1 provides detail on colour schemes for presentation and approval purposes. Services Infrastructure Manager. Security Manager.pdf). Environment Townsville and Cairns Townsville and Cairns Manager. 1.jcu.

JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 exhaustive list but is a brief illustration of the more important and notable items to be addressed:  Asbestos  Room numbering  Vapour barriers  Building penetrations  Energy meters  Chilled water building connections (to the Campus District Cooling system)  Signage  Keys Page 11 of 70 .

While the most likely instance for encountering Asbestos-Containing Materials is during building renovations. consultants and contractors familiarise themselves with the JCU Asbestos Management Plan and also refer to the current JCU Asbestos Register before commencing design or actual construction work. new construction may also impinge on areas containing asbestos and relevant parties must take care to consult the documents referred to in this section. and (b) when the structure has been constructed and is being used for the purpose for which it was designed. regardless of whether the work involved is new construction or renovation to existing buildings or structures. fittings or plant in.3 Safety Showers & Eye-wash Stations Safety showers and eye-wash stations must be designed to comply with all relevant safety standards and laboratory safety standards. The JCU Asbestos Management Plan and Asbestos Register will be made available by the JCU Project Manager on request.1 WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY Obligations of designers of structures WH&S Act 1995 s 30B Obligations of designers of structures A designer of a structure has an obligation to ensure the design of the structure does not affect the workplace health and safety of persons— (a) during construction of the structure. Examples of persons to whom obligations are owed—  persons involved in the construction of the structure  persons who work in the structure after it has been constructed  persons who maintain or repair the structure or any fixtures. 2.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 2 2.2 Asbestos It is essential that building designers. Examples of matters that might be considered in discharging a designer’s obligation under this section—  availability of anchorage points for window cleaners  adequacy of ventilation  adequacy of lighting in plant rooms  ease of access to the building for maintenance purposes  provision for maintenance and servicing of air-conditioning units  adequacy of trafficable surfaces 2. or forming part of the structure The obligation is discharged if persons are not exposed to risks to their health or safety arising out of the design. They must be positioned to be readily accessible Page 12 of 70 .

g. Page 13 of 70 . Consideration should be given to denoting the wet area from surrounding dry space by utilising contrast in floor finishes (e. or upon entry / exit for small laboratories. Ensure that the shower zone is graded to a floor waste gully where physical containment and user requirements permit its use. Consider designing these safety wash facilities at the end of laboratory benches ensuring sufficient circulation space around them for large laboratories.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 and easily used (including by people with disabilities) but their location must not impede pedestrian movement or pose any risk of trip or contact hazard within the workplace. Provide non-slip flooring under the shower discharge area. denote a 3m diameter zone from the shower head indicating an exclusion zone for electrical equipment).

and go above-and-beyond these minimum standards. Buildings shall include appropriate design features where manual handling tasks will be a regular component of building user activities.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 3 UNIVERSAL DESIGN Design teams for all JCU projects must include an accredited DDA specialist with extensive experience in all aspects of access consultancy and disability management services. however the approach to disability access shall be best practice. and an acceptable solution is to provide a minimum of 2. Design for access and mobility shall accord with the current AS1428 series and Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 (Cth).3 square metres of unencumbered floor space per person. 4443. shall be incorporated in the design. Page 14 of 70 . Lifts shall be designed into all multi-level buildings and shall conform to all relevant existing and pending Codes and requirements for persons with disabilities. and the current AS1428 series (Access for Design & Mobility). Fitting out the building is to be undertaken using similar planning with an emphasis on flexibility for future use. The BCA revised disabilities requirements. Queensland WH&S statutes require adequate areas and air space. A safe vehicular pick up/set down area shall be located in close proximity to the main entry and be accessible to the main entry for people with disabilities without segregation from other users. 4442. Workstations and workstation furniture shall accord with the provisions of the current AS 3590 series.

or KPI. operations and maintenance to minimise a building’s resource consumption and environmental impact over its life span.gbca. This process will be repeated at the Design Development Stage. This philosophy should be maintained throughout the entire design and construction process.1 ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DESIGN (ESD) General It is a general provision of the Guidelines that each new development at JCU has the intent of providing an Environmentally Sustainable Design. This ESD Design Group must formulate a performance plan based on Design & Efficiency Target. The Green Star rating tools can be accessed at www.  The contractor must have a waste management plan in place which considers recycling of construction waste or demolition materials where possible. where practical.3 Building Energy Management For major capital works projects including refurbishments. & will provide feedback on the proposed systems proposed to reach Energy & Efficiency Targets or KPI. Buildings shall be designed to minimise water consumption. consider the embodied energy of building materials and recycling of construction waste:  Consider sourcing materials that have a low embodied energy or utilise recycled materials. energy use and operating costs without reducing accommodation standards.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 4 4. a project specific building energy study prepared during the schematic design stage must be provided. the Principal Consultant will be required to provide written explanations for non-compliance with the integrated consensus based Design & Efficiency Targets or KPI in the performance plan. This signifies ‘Australian Excellence’ in environmentally sustainable design and/or construction. building design. New facilities should be designed to achieve a performance aspiring to Five Stars on the Green Star Certified Rating tool. and Construction stage. while improving the comfort. It is essential that the design team fully integrate these concepts from the beginning of the process to identify beneficial synergies to achieve environmental sustainability A JCU User Group consisting of FMO staff and other stakeholders will be briefed in the Schematic Stage as to the Design & Efficiency Targets or KPI. A sign off will be required by the Project Advisory Group before the project progresses. occupant health safety or comfort.2 Design & Efficiency Targets The Principal Consultant shall assemble a skilled multidisciplinary team (an ESD Design Group) at the outset of the planning process. and productivity of building occupants. Sustainability shall be integrated into all phases of the design process using an approach which balances social. 4. effectively integrating all aspects of site development. Page 15 of 70 . Generally. health.org. During the project delivery process. construction. economic and environmental factors. and at least at each stage.au 4.

Consequently energy management techniques should take into account the minimisation of kW demand during daylight hours. 3.) Energy management measures to be considered should include. (As a guide the current target for new JCU buildings is 935L/m2 p. is second only to staffing costs. The use of the lowest energy lighting solutions currently available.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 The cumulative cost of energy consumption over the life of the building. water management and other sustainable features. Water efficient appliances are to be installed wherever possible. Sustainable water management principles shall be designed into this project. water purification.g. the following: 1. 4. as well as the total kWh consumed. 4. It will be referenced to the latest relevant bench mark studies and include adjustments for improved technology changes since the issue of the bench mark. 6. roof gardens and other alternative sources of water supply shall be considered.a. and sewerage recycling shall be included for consideration and recommendation in the project specific building energy brief. A water efficiency target or KPI shall be adopted during the design phase. Full analysis of low energy solutions to achieve high level humidity control in areas requiring direct control over space RH levels. An energy efficiency target or KPI shall be adopted during the design phase. The use of thermal storage strategies including full. 2. Instructions regarding energy metering and measurement are provided elsewhere in this document. treated effluent reuse. The integration of innovative water efficiency measures. partial and demand limiting approaches consistent with demand side management of the site. chilled water drinking units and the like. 5. (As a guide the current target for new JCU buildings is 128kWh/m2.) Page 16 of 70 . rainfall capture. It will be referenced to the latest relevant bench mark studies and include adjustments for improved technology changes since the issue of the bench mark. 7. Historical data for the existing site should be considered by the design team as part of the overall assessment.4 Water Conservation Water conservation measures such as water-recycling including grey water and rain water collection. but not be limited to. Use of energy recovery from exhaust and still air systems by means of heat exchanger based enthalpy recovery systems or other technologies as appropriate. e. Overall cost reductions are expected by integrating energy management. Use of occupancy sensor detectors to control air-conditioning system operation and lighting for spaces with intermittent use. Demand side management and automatic scheduling of hot water systems. The effect of various fenestration and building construction alternatives on both operating and capital cost of air-conditioning systems should be carefully considered and quantitative analyses undertaken.

6 Architectural Modelling It is desirable that the design consultant team models the building design and orientation to establish the need and requirement for all the building functions and their inter-relationship. to consistently meet the sewer emission limits set out in the local authority by laws. Trade wastes shall be treated at collection points of discharge to meet the relevant codes and local authority requirements. maintenance costs and the cost implication of associated building works.gov/buildings/highperformance/pdfs/sustainable_guide/sustainable_guide_front.1 4.pdf 1 Page 17 of 70 . 4. Any recommendations should have an appropriate payback period for consideration of incorporating in the project. LANL Sustainable Design Guide. sustainable & energy-efficient initiatives will be adopted where they can be supported by positive fully tested life-cycle cost analysis and payback periods of less than 5 years. http://www. water. It is expected that this will maximise energy and other operational savings by designing to maximise passive lighting. December 2002.energy.7 Trade Waste Management The treatment and monitoring of trade wastes shall form part of the sustainability and energy management package.eere. energy. In principle. thermal control and solar integration.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 4. The method adopted shall pre-treat the individual waste type being discharged. It may also identify opportunities for multiple functions to share common space thus increasing the net usable area in the building.5 Building Life-cycle Costing Both passive and active measures are to be quantitatively analysed by a full life-cycle cost analysis which shall include capital cost.

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DESIGN CONTROLS Building Height

Historically, the University’s site planning criteria has stated that buildings should average three storeys in height. However in keeping with JCU’s intention of achieving a higher density of development, five levels may be now be considered depending upon the campus and site. The Master Plans provide more campus-specific details. 5.2 Identification and Signage

Building entrances shall be prominent and display the building name on the external façade above the point of entry. In particular, the design of the main entry to the building, including pathways and outdoors furniture associated with the entry should be designed so that it is easily recognised by people with vision impairment. Other access points are to be clearly identified and obvious. Effective way-finding is essential for all campuses. A “Way-finding and Signage” project will provide a standard palette for external campus signage across all JCU campuses and new signage based on this palette will be installed prior to the end of 2010. Signage should be consistent for all new projects and be guided by the following under overall compliance with AS1428 series:

Location Campus

Signage Site Signage

Comments Update external signage from the entrance to building in accordance with the Way-finding Design Guidelines. To be ascertained during design.

Building Façade

Building Name Directory Board

Foyer or Lift Foyer/s

Name Building Occupants and provide Directional Arrows Show the layout of each floor, room numbers, with a legend showing room name against room number. Full set on Ground Floor. Possibly incorporate into emergency evacuation plans Tamper-proof room signs are to be included for all offices, labs, meeting rooms, toilets, etc Room numbers in Traffolyte to be affixed on or alongside doors. Format is building number and room number separated by a dash, e.g. “17-101” in Gill Sans MT font (bold), 3cm high blue print on white background, sign height 5cm.

Each Level adjacent to Directional lift/s & fire stairs Plans

Each Door

Room Name

Common Teaching Rooms

Room Name

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Room number

Mounted on top right hand side 150mm x 30mm (which includes space for bar-coded sticker of 65mm x 25mm). Clear unambiguous signage to be strategically located at entrances and near intersections of corridors and paths.

Various

Transitional Signage

A project specific signage design brief shall be produced by the Principal Consultant during design development stage. 5.3 Building Efficiency and Circulation

Design buildings to achieve not less than:

Category

Building Efficiency (Useable Floor Area (UFA) / Gross Floor Area(GFA) x 100) 65% 70% 80% 70% 75%

Science Humanities Libraries Art Administration

The design shall minimise the path of travel between different parts of the building, vertically and horizontally. Foyer size and width of corridors shall be sized to accommodate peak levels of use. Where fire stairs are to be used as communicating stairs, compliant door hold open devices or viewing panels are to be incorporated. Handrails shall comply with BCA and shall be galvanised and not painted in fire stairs Spaces between buildings should provide logical well designed pedestrian traffic routes, and in particular attractive ‘gathering spaces’ which encourage people to meet, sit, and talk. Suitably lit covered walkways and links to adjoining buildings must be provided. Access roads and pedestrian paths are to link and integrate with the main system. Avoid conflict between pedestrian and vehicular routes. 5.4 Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Incorporate “Crime Prevention Though Environmental Design” (CPTED) to enhance security to building/s, car-parks, walkways, bicycle paths and surrounding areas. CPTED initiatives shall reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and an emphasis is placed on factors including but not limited to sightlines, entrapment spots, isolation, loitering, transitional space, and signage. The

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designer shall consider the behavioural objectives for the subject development and its relationship to neighbouring buildings whether on or adjacent to the campus. 5.5 Maintenance

Consider factors including but not limited to:  Access: adequate provision for access including:o o o vehicular, routine servicing and maintenance, removal and replacement of plant including provision of defined (permanent) access routes around and/or inside the building for future use of cranes or Elevated Work Platforms (EWP), means of entry to spaces requiring use of EWPs for routine maintenance of items such as light fittings on high ceilings.

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 Provision of services for maintenance: ensure that any services required for maintenance purposes (e.g. lighting, power and water) are made available in all areas where they will be needed such as plant rooms, access ways and tunnels. Make water taps available on the exterior of buildings for cleaning purposes, in recessed pits if necessary for aesthetic reasons.  Materials: durability and appropriateness of materials including ease of cleaning (e.g. avoid deeply recessed carpet patterns which make vacuum cleaning very difficult).  Spare Parts: replacement costs and availability of spare parts (preferably local).  Technical Support: minimising technical expertise required for servicing and repairs.  Safety: ensure appropriate roof anchor points are provided for an approved statutory personal fall arrest system (PFAS). Provision of controls such as guardrails, toe boards, covers, and other rails or barriers to minimise fall hazards. 5.6 Annual Probability of Exceedance in Structural Design

For the avoidance of doubt, all buildings on JCU campuses shall be considered as Importance Level 2 under AS1170.0:2002 and Clause B1.2 of the BCA. This generally equates to an annual probability of exceedance of 1:1000 for wind and earthquake, and 1:200 for snow. Structures that are considered to be of lower importance than 2 (e.g. sheds) must gain approval in writing from the University to design to a lower level. Structures that are considered to be of a higher importance level than 2 (e.g. emergency centres & infrastructure) will generally be briefed as such, and should form part of discussions with the University during the design phase. The importance level and design parameters for each project must be confirmed with, and endorsed by the appointed Certifier.

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buildings are allocated a three-digit number. B etc. ceiling and other components (especially glazing mullions) for ease of layout. The JCU Space Management Policy can be viewed at the following website location: Link to JCU Space Usage Policy Special attention should be given to Appendices A to C. Page 21 of 70 . Avoid isolated columns that do not relate to a grid. door and hardware schedules in the specifications. etc) and shall be a three-digit number starting at 001 for rooms. “L” (lift) or “V” (voids). Room numbering must be consistent and must be allocated in sequence clockwise from the main entrance (lift. Column free areas are preferred. Corridors. the Library is Building B1 and the Student Refectory is Building A25. This module should correlate with floor. stairs. Should a room open from another room rather than directly from a main corridor it shall be suffixed A. e.4 Room Numbering Room numbers are to be incorporated in the working drawings. Building identification codes are used as the prefix to room numbers. stair or doors). The building identification code will be notified in the Project Brief or advised by the Project Manager.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 6 6. 6. 6.g. At Cairns Campus. Avoid or minimise the need for relocation of services during fit-out. The accepted numbering is based on zero at ground level (1 for level 1.3 Areas Schedule The Principal Consultant shall provide an areas schedule on completion of final schematic design with Gross Floor Area (GFA) and Useable Floor Area (UFA) breakdown for comparing against building efficiency parameters (and for use by FMO for planning maintenance and cleaning requirements).1 SPACE PLANNING General Important policy and technical information should be read and understood before any design is undertaken.g.2 Floor Module Base floor modules on 1200mm centres or multiples thereof. 045-002 etc. “S” (stairs). At Townsville Campus. first room in the sequence). For example. lifts and voids must also be assigned unique identification codes which will be prefixed by “C” (corridor). e. the Mabo Library is Building 018. foyers. Refer to the examples in Appendix 4 for two illustrations. one of a conventional design with a central corridor and the other of an unconventional design without a single central corridor. buildings are allocated identification codes consisting of an alphabetic prefix followed by a two-digit number. rooms with a building identification code of 045 would be numbered from 045-001 (ground floor. 6. ”F” (foyer).

This is done on both Townsville and Cairns Campuses. in Building 045. 6. There are examples illustrating this in Appendix 4. JCU Facilities staff affix a bar-coded room number or space identification label to the top of each door frame or space (as described in Identification and Signage in Section 5). For maintenance purposes.5 Changes as a Result of Renovations Consultants and contractors are reminded that room numbering changes that occur as a result of building renovations must be adjusted. Page 22 of 70 . replaced or in general made good by the renovation project. The specifications provide for the supply and installation of engraved signs in approved colours for all access doors with reference to Identification and Signage in Section 5. corridor 1 on the ground floor would be designated 045-C001. and the third corridor on the second floor would be 045-C203.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 For example.

Provide stainless steel kick plates to the full width of all wet area doors (except toilet/shower cubicle doors). not electromechanical adjustable release delay. Brushed stainless steel strike shields (blocker plates) shall be fitted to (perimeter) fire exit doors and plant room doors covering access to the lock tongue and striker plate. Two leaf door sets will have the fixed leaf secured by flush bolts top and bottom on the lock edge of the frame. as stipulated by AS1428 series (Design for Access and Mobility).3 Glazing Anodised or powder-coated aluminium framing is preferred. External doors shall be fitted with appropriate Pull signs and Push signs. Link this door to the Electronic Access Control System. Automatic sliding glass door/s shall be installed to the front/main entry and must be of commercial grade (avoid frameless glass type doors). 7. Doors are to be controlled by a multi-functional control switch including Locked. No louvre type windows in airconditioned areas. Link all Computer Lab doors and Telecommunications Rooms to the Electronic Access Control System. Open. Ensure to specify a spare mat for each recess (as a replacement while mats are cleaned or repaired). Pedestrian access doors shall incorporate a glass viewing panel. and will Page 23 of 70 . All matting is to be placed inside the entrances to buildings and should be of smooth texture and minimal aperture to avoid impedance and injury (subject to AS1428 series).1 BUILDING ENVELOPE Entrance All main and exterior entrances shall be fitted with recessed matting to suit doorway size. Internal fire doors should be provided with glass viewing panels. Two leaf doors should be signed on the normally opening leaf only. All full height glass doors must have a permanent marking positioned in accordance with standards. A separate door is to be located adjacent to the automatic doors for after-hours access and fire egress. Glazing shall be capable of opening to allow for natural ventilation. ‘Exit Only’. adhesive fixed. shall be aluminium framed (anodised or powdercoated). The door will also be fitted with a Lockwood 590 Series or similar lock to prevent forced entry.9mm satin stainless steel sheet. 7. and Secure. therefore no power requirements). All door furniture and fittings shall be of a suitable commercial grade. The location and type of switch is to be determined by the SR. All hinged external doors which are designed to lock open when pushed back to approximately 90 degrees must be fitted with a timed release mechanism (e. All external doors except in fire stairwells. fitted with a safety stop mechanism which activates on meeting an obstacle. The opening is to be a minimum of 1500mm.g. The main entrance recess should include a drainage point and all recesses shall be formed by a brass angle set into the floor. and triple hinged (opening outwards). Internal Doors (other than fire doors) shall be of solid core construction ply faced with a stained or painted finish. Ryobi Model 3550 with mechanical. The purpose is to ensure that doors close after a pre-set period (typically 15-20 seconds) rather than to stay latched open indefinitely which is a serious (and expensive) waste of airconditioning. Fire doors exposed to weather shall be sheathed with 0.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 7 7. fully glazed.2 Doors Access by people with disabilities is integral to design of all entry points within a building.

vapour barriers that were disturbed must be reinstated to the required performance standard. Special care must be taken with fixing to meet cyclonic conditions and with gutters. low maintenance. The material selection and proposed usage must be discussed with JCU FMO representatives. pre-coloured metal sheeting. Gutters and accessories shall be constructed of stainless steel.5 Walls The Integrated Design Team shall incorporate the principles of sustainability when specifying materials. Composite walls using concrete block. and 6 kPa per m² to 10 kPa per m² for compactus areas. Stainless steel removable leaf guards shall be fitted to all sumps and shall project above the top of the gutter by not less than half the depth of the gutter (or dimensioned in accordance with the relevant AS. External awnings or similar will be provided to shelter all areas of perimeter glazing exposed to direct sun penetration and shall be designed to provide not less than 75% shading. Membrane roofing systems are not acceptable and roof slopes shall not be less than three (3) degrees for metal deck roofs. preferably in two separate locations. stacks. and other products should be investigated to provide an exciting. compactus and other special uses in schematic design phase. downpipes and overflows to meet local conditions. To avoid air leakage. Colour is to be achieved within the finished wall. prefinished aluminum. Any venting shall be protected to prevent the entry of vermin. Durable internal window furnishings (blinds or similar) shall be fitted to all glazing.4 Floors Determine the extent of any special floor loads such as library. Building linkages should have a roof form to match the building. and aesthetic building. roof insulation shall be provided to assist the performance of the air-conditioning system and is to extend to the outside edge of all roofing material and must form a continuous vapour barrier. Windows must be cleanable from the inside of the building. concealed box gutters should be avoided except over entries/exits to buildings. Window sill height shall be approximately 1000mm above finished floor level for administrative areas. whichever the higher standard). 7. Avoid windows opening outward into pedestrian circulation spaces. 7. energy efficient. A schematic plan showing these zones shall be provided and included in maintenance manuals. 5 KPa per m² for basements (if provided). but not less than 15m² in a single location. Generally.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 be designed to ensure that mullions relate to the ceiling grid. during the Integrated Design Team meetings relating to preparation of the project specific building energy brief. Suitably secured locks are required to all windows. Page 24 of 70 . tilt-up slab. Plastic proprietary type gutter guards (of type approved by SR) shall be fitted to the entire length of gutters. 7. For larger roof catchments.6 Roof Select light roof colouring (ideally stark white) unless otherwise agreed. render. where metal deck roofing is combined with suspended ceilings. Particular attention shall be paid to waterproofing any penetration of the roof surface and any interfaces between different building materials. plan to install correspondingly larger diameter downpipes to cope with peak summer rain-flows. Consideration shall be given to allowance for an area for future compactus storage of approximately 10% of the Net usable Floor Area (NFA) on each floor. or cladding. Structural capacity shall be subject to the Principal Consultant’s structural engineer certification but generally floors will be a minimum of 4 kPa per m² for most uses. In the case of building renovations. The use of anti-sun type glazing preferred.

Sound attenuation is also required between adjoining areas. the Principal Consultant shall provide a project specific acoustical brief (prepared by an accredited Acoustic Consultant) on completion of schematic design stage. general: 35-40 decibels The values given are objectives only. Page 25 of 70 . 7. teaching rooms.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 7. Noise levels within the buildings due to the operation of the mechanical plant and equipment shall not exceed the criteria set down in AS 2107. Ambient sound levels and mechanical equipment vibrations shall also come under scrutiny and be minimised to imperceptible levels. For specialist requirements identified on the University’s Consultant Brief or as a result of foreseeable environmental issues. The Principal Consultant shall recommend and discuss the method and materials proposed with JCU during the planning stage. offices: 30-35 decibels. however generally materials and construction techniques selected are to be capable of achieving these values.10 Building Penetrations Consultants should ensure that allowance is made for unexpected occurrences. common rooms. “Trafalgar”. particularly offices and teaching spaces. Other specialist areas may require special considerations. plant rooms: Laboratories. stores.9 Roof Access Roof access hatches shall be provided to allow access to roofs. Designers must also consider the impact of construction noise on surrounding development. Sound attenuation and isolation is required for all noise making plant. Objectives for Acoustic levels (refer to AS2107-2000): Lecture/seminar/function rooms. Specific attention to acoustical treatment of mechanical services is required (including equipment balancing and vibration isolation). Access ways. Plant rooms shall be provided with adequate acoustic integrity and all penetrations for services shall be acoustically sealed. in particular the discovery of unsealed or sub-standard building penetrations during renovation work which must always be sealed to current standards and certified to this effect.7 Acoustics Consideration shall be given to varied acoustical requirements for each surrounding and functional area. 35-45 decibels (Teaching) 45-50 decibels (Working) Administration areas.8 Ceiling Access Hatches All accessible roof spaces shall be provided with ceiling access hatches which shall be hinged drop down type e.g. Padlocks shall be fitted and keyed as directed in the master keying system. hatches etc. 7. 7. shall be in accordance with the relevant code and Workplace Health and Safety regulations. Consider the use of transfer ducts to achieve acoustic isolation.

theatre – sprung floor). non-porous finishes shall be used on floors of all toilet areas and showers. it is highly desirable to use rubber flooring. Where vinyl floor coverings are used.g.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 8 8. Where carpet is used. For specific areas (e. Approval of the external colour scheme is then sought from the Vice Chancellor through the Facilities and Infrastructure Advisory Committee. Also consider using JCU corporate logo in main foyer area. Where tiles are used. Cove to walls shall have a solid backing.2 Building Aesthetics Consideration for works of Art and Design. comprising a full colour scheme PowerPoint presentation supported by two colour boards and a written summary of the colour selection and basis. A commercial grade vinyl such as ‘Tarkett’ Optima or simular is also acceptable. 8. Consider carpet tiles for high traffic and foyer areas.1 INTERNAL FINISHES & FITOUT Interior Design The Architectural Consultant and Interior Designer shall prepare a colour theme for the building (external and internal including furnishings).3 Floor Finishes/Coverings Floor coverings for each area are shown in the room data as a guide. Vinyl should be used as standard wet area floor covering. The Designer must be sure to present the colour scheme sufficiently in advance to ensure JCU has at least three weeks to obtain the necessary approvals. Give due consideration to ‘resistance to pedestrian slippage’. Special consideration must be given to labs and other areas using chemical substances. This product can either be in sheet or tile form. properly sealed and finished to manufacturer’s specification. both as integrated building elements and works placed later shall be included in the project parameters. 8.” Page 26 of 70 . consider the feasibility of “mechanical-jointing” of materials (as against chemical bonding) to facilitate future recovery. The Architect and Interior Designer will present the colour scheme to the Project Advisory Group and allow one week for revisions to the colour scheme. For heavily trafficked areas. designed for wet areas. Vinyl shall be seamless commercial grade. it shall be of commercial quality. In selection of floor finishes the Principal Consultant shall take account of the range of conditions they will be subject to. ‘Tarkett’ has a vinyl for wet areas called granite multi safe. dark grout is preferred. and shall finish level with adjacent surfaces. Non-slip. clamp down floor wastes must be used. which would be desirable in these applications.

conference and meeting rooms. Material used for joinery items shall be generally water resistant. particularly in laboratory and associated areas and shall be sealed under bench tops. Walls shall incorporate acoustic treatment as described in Section 7 (Acoustics). are locked. lunch. unless otherwise agreed during design.6 Internal Fit-Out All benches and shelving shall be supported to prevent significant deflection under load. and specify vitreous china hand basins and WCs.7 Toilets and Showers Provide male and female toilets on each floor accessed via airlock with no clear line of sight from passers-by.4 Internal Walls Rendered or sheeted and paint finished perimeter walls are preferred. Shelving shall be continuous unless otherwise noted in the room data sheets.5/3 litre). Install maximum efficiency dual flush toilets (4. Dado height wall protection (to protect walls from chair impact) shall be provided in all public waiting areas. Where cupboard doors. There shall be no sharp corners and corners shall be chamfered or rounded on both bench tops and exposed shelving corners. Any penetrations shall be appropriately sealed (particularly for fixed ceilings). locks shall be keyed alike for all units within a room. of a type to be approved by SR) is acceptable for entry foyers and other areas that may be specified on the room data. 8. Toilets will be fitted with ceilings.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 8. Avoid diagonal ceiling grid layouts. structural or other services. 8. tutorial and common lecture rooms. not directly into plasterboard or similar wall sheeting. Provide a horizontal zone of 150mm high directly above the ceiling level dedicated for lighting and clear of any intrusions from building elements. Generally internal walls shall be steel stud with sheeted lining flush-jointed. 8. door backs and sides by appropriate laminates. water-misting urinals. Generally.5 Ceilings Generally specify removable. Skirting duct (if used) to be supplied and installed as per Communication Cabling System Standards for James Cook University. the minimum finished floor to ceiling height is 2700mm with corridor ceiling height not less than 2400mm. Design for easy access to services in ceiling spaces and allow for future installation in the ceiling space of a 600mm x 300mm (minimum) air-conditioning duct from the mechanical riser or plant room to any point on the floor. Benches must be capable of supporting a person sitting on the forward edge with no significant deflection or damage occurring. Mobile drawer/cupboard units shall be provided under benches to all workstations as identified in the room data. to carry potential shelf loads. Conceal Page 27 of 70 . display cases etc. A set plasterboard ceiling (with access panels if required. Ceiling tiles are to be durable. rigid and easily removed and replaced without damage. two-way suspended acoustic ceiling tiles with a sound absorption coefficient of 0. wall stripping or frames shall be securely fixed to either heavier gauged wall studs or 19mm plywood noggings. Shelving. At door openings double full height studs shall be incorporated for stability. non-combustible. Fit all hand-basin taps and shower outlets with water saving adapters as per current Government standards and requirements.65 or above. Ceiling tiles are to have an off-white matt finish with a minimum reflectivity rating of 85%.

loitering. continuous hot water boiling unit. to all internal faces. Full height wall tiles or waterproof vinyl installed to manufacturers instructions. install isolating valves to every water supply line below sinks or groups of sinks. Provide unisex toilet/shower disabled facilities (with reference to the current AS1428 series). solar or gas powered hot water units. two double GPOs. If a sink is provided. Page 28 of 70 .JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 all pipe-work or ensure any exposed pipes or fittings are fully chromed. 8. and entrapment for location and design of toilets and showers.10 Recycling Bins Provide a recess for a minimum of three 240L wheelie bins per floor. Install isolation valves on shower combination lines where possible.S. or a fabric shower curtain. Provide space under bench for dishwasher including plumbing and electrical connections. Provide a soap holder. Provide space for refrigerator minimum 700mm x 700mm – clear to ceiling. laminated wall mounted cupboards (lockable) with capacity for large microwave and GPO in top cupboard. The recess area should be easily serviced and accessible and located in a communal space. Provide mirrors over each basin and one double GPO for every two basins. either as a laminated panel cubicle door. Provide space for refrigerator and microwave. one robust hand-drier per three hand basins. taps to be fitted with water-saving adapters as per current Government requirements.8 Lunch Rooms Provide one per building. Provide space for oven/cook-top with range-hood. 8. Door closers to be Lockwood Arrow brand 714/726 series with slide arm adjustable closer. Provide under bench unit with boiling and chilled water. microwave. Provide paper towel dispenser and tea towel rail. Provide hot water utilising heat pump. Consideration should be given to providing lower bench height for disabled users. Provide one soap dispenser per two hand basins (type to be nominated by FMO). CPTED should consider factors such as isolation. stove. Provide minimum 3000mm laminated bench cupboard with lockable doors incorporating a stainless steel sink – minimum 1500mm long. Provide paper towel dispenser and tea towel rails. Also provide a folding baby change table fixed to the wall internally. Cubicle doors to remain in open position when not in use. and chilled water fountain. clothes hook and bench seating to each cubicle. Consider using Tarkett ‘granite multi safe’ or simular waterproof Vinyl flooring for shower floor. 93 series or similar. Fit coat hook with integral bumper to the inside face of each cubicle door. and a secure three roll toilet-roll holder per cubicle (as per current JCU contract). Male and female shower cubicles to be a minimum of 900mm x 900mm with shower screen/curtain 2100mm high. Hand-driers are to be paper towel for Townsville Campus and electric heater for Cairns Campus. hot water urn and other small appliances. 8. For ease of maintenance. Provide one 16 amp and six double GPOs for refrigerator.9 Tea Making Facility Provide one per floor excluding floors with lunch room. Provide bench and cupboard with lockable doors. or Dorma T. All taps to be fitted with watersaving adapters as per current Government requirements.

waste handling or other special requirements. For conference rooms exceeding 40m² provide internal and external access. conference and meeting rooms. or processes involving hazardous electrical or mechanical work. The users might not always be fully conversant with these requirements. bench clearances must be satisfied. JCU laboratories vary considerably in function and must be designed to satisfy specific legislative requirements. Storage facilities for chemicals in the building shall comply with the relevant Australian Standards. fume exhaust.11 Cleaners’ Rooms Provide one cleaners’ room on the ground floor with a lockable door. including the PC level. Ensure access to balance of building is secure after hours. Page 29 of 70 . and a lockable cleaner’s cupboard on floors above. Ensure to engage a specialist consultant. Specify fixtures fittings and equipment that are to be located in the cleaners’ room. especially at the design stage. provide lecture rooms. between the WH&S Unit and the architects and planners. including ‘as-built’ drawings. and direct access to a tea making facility. administrative areas.13 Wet Areas/Laboratories Wet areas/laboratories use reticulated water and/or gases and are used for scientific or other technical works (including Art) which could be hazardous. 8. Identification of the physical containment (PC) rating should be included on all plans. particularly for facilities involving larger scale pilot plant production or manufacturing. and all common rooms except meeting rooms shall have the provision to be blacked out for audio-visual requirements. Chemical storage facilities for dangerous goods and preserved specimens shall ideally be located on the ground floor of a building or separate from the main building. Lecture theatres will have no windows. the Principal Consultant/Specialist Consultant team must:  ascertain the type of laboratories required. services isolation provision. quarantine materials.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 8. There shall be close consultation. Such work may involve the use of chemicals including dangerous goods. and other relevant statutes and Codes of Practice. As a general rule. For example labs could be a teaching or research facility with specialised containment.12 Common Rooms (Lecture. pathogens and harmful radiation. where possible. Code requirements for such special provisions as eyewash and safety shower stations. Radiation Safety Standards. tutorial rooms. A number of Australian Standards principally deal with operational procedures and practices in laboratories which are the responsibility of the users of the facility. Conference and Meeting Rooms) Only where specified on room data. As a non-exhaustive guide. The standard for requirements for PC levels are found in AS2982. Tutorial.1  provide an accredited auditor (as part of the Principal Consultancy service) to identify and zone any hazardous areas to ensure unsuitable electrical equipment is not used where there is potential for creating fire or explosion through ignition of flammable vapours and gases. within the limits of current Government requirements. 8. academic offices and lecture theatres/tutorial rooms shall be segregated from laboratories and chemical storage areas. Any taps in cleaners’ rooms are not to be fitted with water-saving adapters. Laboratories shall be designed to the current AS/NZS 2982 and AS/NZS 2243 Parts 1-10 Safety in Laboratories series.

flammable. biological. where practical. to provide access and prevent obstruction to occupants. Wherever possible. Location of plant rooms within buildings should take into consideration the most direct point of vehicular access which can be achieved without the introduction of extensive service road connections. roof areas.  liaise with the Integrated Design Team (particularly mechanical and electrical). and must identify the quantities and classifications of chemicals to be stored and used in the laboratory. Walls and ceilings of all plant rooms shall generally not be painted. and floor finishes shall be concrete (non-slip). switch rooms and plant areas shall be of sufficient size to allow adequate access for the operation. Plant rooms shall not be used as air plenums forming part of the air-side system or as store rooms. liquid and gaseous wastes.  refer to the Guidelines for Laboratory Seating which appear in Appendix 3.  undertake a detailed risk assessment (analogous to HAZOP procedures) involving all key stakeholders to document and record identified risks and responses. Vertical ladder access is not acceptable.14 Store Rooms Store Rooms shall be provided as determined by consultation with the ‘Project User Group’. Plant room floors must be cast to drain to floor wastes and later tested as part of building acceptance.16 Service Ducts All buildings shall have easily accessible cable duct trays to enable electrical. access to plant rooms. Where possible. within the limitations of State Government regulations. maintenance. 8. waterborne or liquid radiological and toxic wastes must take into account relevant environmental protection legislation.  ascertain what wastes are likely to be produced and the methods of handling solid. access doors shall be external. chemical. tunnels etc. radioactive. A plant room shall be provided to each floor level within a building and all air-handing equipment associated with that floor will be located in the plant room.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8  identify potential hazards (toxic.  liaise with the University Workplace Health and Safety Co-ordinator who can be contacted on 4781 5418. data and/or audio-visual systems to be installed or modified at any time.15 Plant and Switch Rooms Plant rooms. Considerations of disposal implications with respect to airborne. Provide interfloor penetrations to allow similar modifications between floors. Main Plant Rooms should be located on ground floor. 8. 8. communications. Note: Water taps in laboratories should not be fitted with water-saving adapters.  ascertain appropriate and compliant finishes. odour/smells) associated with the operation of the facility. All science buildings shall have a major peripheral and/or central duct system to facilitate ease of access to all service systems and to provide space for future installations and modifications.  ascertain specific water supply and waste water treatment/collection. Service ducts shall contain isolating valves for all services to enable isolation of sections of the building without having to Page 30 of 70 . removal and replacement of all equipment. shall be achieved directly from corridors or public spaces. infectious.

One service duct containing all main services. etc. shall be externally accessible at ground level.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 shut down the entire building (including toilets). meters. isolation valves. RPZD. Page 31 of 70 .

 The species selected shall provide some shade for people and vehicles. especially with regard to irrigation and labour. shall avoid dense shrubbery alongside footpaths. This list is specific for each campus. Detailed Requirements  Species shall be selected that will provide colour variation. Specific requirements  The landscape shall require low maintenance. Where appropriate the landscape should retain the features of the local environment to promote endemic flora and fauna. and must ensure good sustainable and water efficient practices are adopted.  The theme adopted must be capable of development over many years. The landscaping should make provisions for the overall Campus landscaping as proposed in the Master Plan.  The species selected shall not be a safety hazard (eg.discoveryrise. Refer to the Project Manager for recommended planting lists.  The landscape shall harmonise with the natural backdrop  Permanent plantings shall compliment the building and the backdrop  The landscape shall soften the formality of the buildings.  The landscape development shall make maximum use of the waterlines. from falling branches)  The landscape shall not increase problems of campus security.  The species selected must avoid the risk of root interference with services. e.g. A detailed landscaping plan including comprehensive irrigation system design shall be prepared.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 9 9. Planting on the Cairns campus should make particular provision for the fact that it is situated in a World Heritage Area.  The landscape shall be managed to minimise the incidence of wildfires. and will eventually supersede this section.au 9.  The landscape shall permit visibility of the buildings from the highway. For Douglas Campus landscaping. and species must reflect those native to the area. Page 32 of 70 . see: www.2 Approved Planting The following principals shall guide the development of the campus landscapes: General  Plantings on the campus shall be limited to Australian native species.1 EXTERNAL Landscaping Landscaping Design Guidelines are currently being developed. The landscape design shall be a low maintenance installation and shall be of an equivalent standard to the University’s existing installations.com.

sealed against entry by insects and vermin. Provide a minimum of one lockable waste bin enclosure on a suitable concrete slab near the outside entrance to the building which incorporates two 240L wheelie bins for waste and comingled recycling. future take off connections etc. Fittings used externally shall be weatherproof.5 Industrial Waste Bin Areas and Gas Bottle Storage Provide a screened area for storage of a 3m³ mobile industrial waste bin with suitable sealed access to the building and road. All systems to be fitted to Manufacturer’s design specifications. in their entirety. The receptacle to the recycling compartment will have a circular opening of 20cm diameter to reduce the likelihood of contamination from waste.4 External Lighting Design well lit surroundings using vandal proof light fittings according to AS1158. Any new development should check the progress of implementing this system. electronic control panel. glass.g. refer to the Project Manager for up-to-date information. Provide appropriate and accessible recycling stations.1. control cocks. 9. Bin enclosures should be located in a high traffic. The slab may be exposed or brush-finished to suit other concreted areas. The enclosures will be of stainless steel construction and consistent with the current style used in JCU public areas (refer to photograph below). and incorporate compatible system components. serviceable area and be easily visible without detracting from the visual aesthetics of the building. ‘Hunter Irrigation Systems’). complete with sprinklers. and lamp.1986 (no lighting bollards). shall be of an type and manufacture approved by the JCU Maintenance Manager (e. A centrally-controlled irrigation system is planned in the future at JCU. with a minimum of one bin enclosure per outlet. and be designed to avoid damage and discolouration to the body. solenoid valves. Page 33 of 70 . Further bin enclosures will be installed wherever a food or beverage outlet is part of the building design.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8  Initial plantings must be fast growing  The species shall be attractive to native birds and butterflies 9. 9. Provision is also to be made for secure ventilated storage of gas bottles where specified on the room data.3 Irrigation Irrigation systems.

with capacity for future expansion. line-marked. Page 34 of 70 .). This is especially important for areas with tight turns to pick up industrial bins. Car Parks. bollards.6-2009 (Parking Facilities – Off-street Parking for People with Disabliities) Provide sealed.1-2004 (Parking Facilities – Off-street Car Parking) plus amendments  AS / NZS 2890. CPTED should consider safe access and reduced incidence of theft. for installation of vending machines by others.8 Bicycle Facilities Provision is to be made for efficient. and shall incorporate CPTED measures. and generous storage of bicycles.7 Access Roads. water and drainage. Consider issues associated with vending machines such as loitering (near toilets/showers etc.1-1993 (Parking Facilities – Part 1 – Offstreet Car Parking) the relevant standards that will apply to University sites are:  AS / NZS 2890. commercial buildings. open car parking adopting a ratio of 1 bay per 40m² building GFA. Consider fencing. Make allowance for power. Consider provision of bicycle paths or clearly defined shared foot/cycle paths. secure. The surface finish to both roads and main car park areas shall be asphalt laid on prepared subgrades with adequate drainage (as a minimum standard). etc. or heavyduty kerbing to prevent unauthorised access and illegal parking to surrounding areas. Incorporate CPTED measures (lighting etc). Bicycle lanes and shared footpaths should allow safe and efficient access to and from facilities (refer to Queensland Government Cycle Notes guidelines – Section B). mopeds and motor-cycles (see below) 9. Ensure disabled car parking bays are located in closest proximity to the building’s front entrance. and Loading Docks While the current standard in the BCA is AS 2890.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 9. Vending machines are to be located near the service side entry of a building to assist with future delivery van re-stocking. In the allocation of vehicle spaces the following special uses require consideration:  University Service Vehicles  Disabled access (wheelchair symbol)  Covered Loading Bay/Dock (consult with FMO) o o o lockable and contain a bench access for a forklift intercom between dock and the FMO Freight Section  Bicycles. 9.6 Vending Machines Give consideration to design of common area external spaces adjoining 24 hour accessible facilities. The design shall include line marking. well-lit. lighting. Provide sealed access and service roads capable of supporting heavy trucks and with capacity for future increases in traffic volumes. Showers and change rooms are to be incorporated in new buildings. signage. lighting. learning centres. and drainage.

3 Faculty/Schools Within the faculty/school facilities there are varying arrangements on the provision of audiovisual services. In many instances there is now a need to record teaching activities with the ability for students to access from within school facilities and from remote locations. As a general guide refer to the University’s Audio-Visual webpage: Link to JCU Audio-Visual Common Spaces The University Audio-Visual Officer is responsible for the common area audio-visual requirements for the University and can be contacted on 07 4042 1063. Provide and install an MATV aerial and system. digital available channels. 10. With changing technologies and teaching methods the use of audio-visual elements is becoming increasing prevalent and an integral part of the teaching and study methods. DGPOs will be required adjacent to each aerial point.1 General Audio-visual fit-out within JCU facilities is generally within two distinct areas – Common Spaces and Faculties/Schools.2 Common Spaces In common space areas these are generally specified under three categories including Large Lecture Theatre. and FM radio. and Small Lecture Theatre. etc.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 10 AUDIO-VISUAL 10. and capable of receiving all UHF. Page 35 of 70 . The Project Manager and Principal consultant shall liaise with the school to establish the most appropriate means of determining the requirements and scope of this provision. FM modulation. for example:  the capacity to provide assistance to hearing-impaired people possibly via an Audio Frequency Induction loop System. 10. The Project Manager and the Principal Consultant will be guided by Video-Conferencing and Audio-Visual Services when preparing tailored audio-visual specifications on a room-by-room basis. The engagement of specialist audio-visual designers and IT interfacing must be considered in all new construction projects with audio-visual requirements of relative complexity. Design for Access and Mobility shall also be referenced and considered. Ensure to allow cable to at least four locations on each floor (for future flexibility). Allow to cable all teaching rooms. This identifies a need for the linking of the audio-visual systems with the computer networking systems operating within schools and should be undertaken by the project team early in the project’s development. VHF. including presenter position. Medium-Sized Lecture Theatre.  reserved space for mobility-impaired. and desiring specialist results. The aerial is to be of high commercial quality.

50% populated 11. One meter is to measure the total electricity consumption of the building.  Refer to Energy Management System metering specifications in Section 11. The Consultant Brief may include overriding lighting requirements for specific applications.  Phase failure protection with time delay and automatic restart shall be provided for all electric motors in excess of 4kW.  All high voltage works shall be in accordance with the relevant codes/standards and local supply authority regulations. Allowances shall be made for ground restoration after trenches are backfilled by the contractor.e.  The Consultant shall advise the maximum demand of the building calculated as per AS3000. Link to Technical Specification for LED Lighting Page 36 of 70 .  All electrical installations shall be to a standard acceptable to the local Supply Authority and applicable codes and acts.  GPO’s shall be rated at 10amp 240 Vac unless otherwise specified.  Distribution boards shall be sized such that a 100% increase in the number of circuits can be accommodated.  All GPO’s shall be protected by Residual Current Devices. Refer to the separate document Technical Specification for LED Lighting which can be viewed from the link provided below or independently from the JCU webpage displaying this document. Where they are located on walls they shall be flush-mounted. Transformers located on JCU property are and will be owned by JCU.  Connection to the high voltage system and provision of the required transformer capacity shall be included in the design. Specify that services shall be installed in a defined service corridor and seek agreement from FMO on proposed building services routes during the design phase and include the proposed route in tender documentation.1 ELECTRICAL General Available services details (campus specific) are included with the Consultant Brief. i. with a performance guarantee of two years (Minimum Energy Performance Standards .MEPS).JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 11 11. While minimum lighting levels may be specified by both the AS/NZ codes and these guidelines. excess levels will not be approved except in special cases. and the second is to measure the consumption of the mechanical services.2 Lighting Illumination is to be in accordance with current Australian Standards. EMS is to be implemented into all new & refurbished buildings. identifiable and accessible (by authorised workers) for any maintenance or modification works. Any new mains services shall be concealed and easily locatable. Lighting is to be ascertained following outcomes of the project-specific building energy study prepared during the schematic design stage. The design shall provide for the connection of building services to the existing campus infrastructure and shall be determined by the Principal Consultant during the schematic design stage.

and other common areas. Lighting will be provided to the standards set out below:  Offices:  Drafting Rooms: 375 lux  Laboratories and Seminar: 375 lux 550 lux  Other Areas to the SAA Code minimum for energy conservation  Light switches shall be flush mounted. Care shall be taken in designing for areas containing multiple computer workstations. 40 lux in corridors) and is raised smoothly to full luminance rather than by power-on only. shelving interference). The luminaires shall be fitted with semispecular reflectors (or K12 diffusers for science lab areas). The layout shall be in rows parallel to the longest window wall. Generally fit common areas with occupancy sensors. or included by the design team in circumstances of interference (e. Un-switched fittings are to be provided in the foyer and car parks for security purposes. Luminaires shall be self-contained.  Lecture Theatres: Refer to Section 18: Appendix 1 11. Task lighting may be specified on room data.4 Emergency Lighting Emergency and exit evacuation lighting shall be supplied and installed.3 Intelligent Lighting Control Consider providing intelligent lighting control system incorporating open systems protocol (compatibility) for common use areas. 11.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 Where recessed lighting is designed for use throughout the building.g. and for large lighting areas consider using contactors in the distribution board for control of lighting. conforming to AS2293. The fittings shall be compatible with the existing manufacturer which is STANILITE (Nexus models). Each row of luminaires next to windows should be separately switched. Ensure that lighting controlled by occupancy or movement sensors is set back to safe access levels (e. maintained or non-maintained fittings surface and recessed type as nominated. The installation shall be arranged in accordance with AS2293 with luminaires automatically connected to their emergency power source upon failure of the Page 37 of 70 . This implies that set-back lighting must be dimmable. Initially. stairwells. For plant rooms. Luminaires are to be separately circuited/switched so that full and half levels of lighting are achievable. and localised to cover a maximum of 25% of the floor. Provide accent lighting as low-wattage LED types rather than conventional halogen. Automatic on/off controls are to be provided in toilets. luminaires shall be 4000º K LED tube lamps with flexible lead and plug top. Provide un-switched active conductors to all luminaires.g. Dimmable lighting provided to specialist rooms with AV functional requirements specified on room data shall be DSI (digital dimming). to ensure that luminaires are positioned correctly for occupants. adequately illuminate plant and control panel equipment for ease of maintenance. and designed to ensure ease of lamp changing. Movement detector fittings with adjustable timing are to be located in corridors.1 for computer monitored type. circuits shall be loaded no more than 65% capacity.

Distribution boards are to be accessed via L&F 31R key blank 92268. Circuit breakers controlling emergency and exit lighting circuits shall be labelled: “WARNING . contractors will be required to complete the Nexus electronic network records with all information. a completed log book (to AS2293-2/1995) will be required on handover.5 Electrical and Lightning Protection Provide a report referencing the risk index to evaluate the requirement for lightning protection (with detailed drawings of the system and earth resistance measures to be included in detailed design if lightning protection is required). and separately meter air-conditioning plant. Finally. During the defects maintenance period. Design the MSB such that fitting a new circuit breaker or (switch fuse) should take less than 60 minutes. provide certification of installation compliance with relevant codes (i.1). tests shall be recorded in a hard bound log book and handed over at the end of the maintenance period. Connect and commission the card(s) to the existing communications network and existing JCU exit/emergency light computer system. Specify only readily available equipment supported locally with technical assistance and sufficient levels of stock for ongoing maintenance. As part of commissioning. and the room data. Wireless communicating models are not to be used at this time. On “As Constructed” drawings. lightning protection shall be provided to fire indicator panels. In any event. Final sub circuits shall be Page 38 of 70 . Separately meter each building. Circuitry shall be identified to ensure continuous charging of the high temperature nickel cadmium batteries. The MSB shall have spare capacity for additional switchgear to cater for future demand. Provide ILON 600 communications interface devices to connect to the campus data network as required along with any required power supply. Provide space for at least a 30% increase of the initial installation (over and above an allowance of 7 GPOs per workstation/circuit in any office/administration areas within that initial installation). BCA and AS2293. 11. Provide a full mounting chassis for circuit breakers. The MSB shall be of metal construction. Distribution boards shall be strategically located and consideration for factors such as voltage drop and flexibility. (located in the plant room or in a suitable lockable cupboard (keyed to L&F 31R key blank 92268) and fitted with circuit breakers to control outgoing circuits and/or submains. Metering and supply equipment should have adequate capacity to allow a minimum 50% increase over initial load requirements for future expansion.e. Provide fault current limiters for each circuit according to its rating. provide an emergency light in each toilet area and conference room. All meters must be linked to the University’s BMS. Connection to the high voltage system and provision of the required transformer capacity shall be included in the design. and the initial installation is to use only 70% of MSB capacity and space. except where two way glass is installed. The main switchboard (MSB) shall be designed to withstand the maximum prospective fault level to match the maximum transformer capacity that can be installed. Initial installation is to use only 70% of each distribution board’s electrical capacity.Interrupting supply will discharge emergency lighting batteries” Batteries shall be high temperature Nickel-Cadmium type. In addition to AS requirements. Maintenance procedures including full discharge tests shall be carried out at six (6) monthly intervals to AS2293. On completion. all individual light fitting addresses and locations as well as all router addresses and locations must be clearly shown. Consumer mains shall be sized at 130% of the maximum demand calculated using the information contained in this document.2.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 electrical supply to the normal lighting in the designated area.

Provide separate dedicated circuit for computers. refrigerators and freezers in laboratories. Where required sub mains shall be sized to cater for a minimum demand of 130% of the maximum electrical capacity at the distribution boards served. provide an auto start emergency diesel power plant with sufficient capacity to service items nominated in the Consultant Brief.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 protected by RCD circuit breakers. GPOs shall be Clipsal C2025I system (or equivalent dual outlet as approved by FMO) with a similar ID window on all other fittings. Power points in the communications rooms must be on separate filtered/surge protected circuits. In any case.7 Back-up Power Supply Back up power supply is essential in facilities that contain specialist refrigeration and freezer facilities and other specialist areas that require continuous power for equipment and research items. with temperatures and alarms. GPOs shall generally be 10 amp unless otherwise noted in the room data. Power outlet covers shall match JCU’s existing practice as follows:  RED  GREEN  BLACK  WHITE Generator Filtered Power (marked as computer only) UPS Normal Power Underground cabling shall have sheathing that protects the cables from mechanical damage in the event of additional cables being added to the conduit. NO NEMA certified switchboards are to be installed in new work.6 Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Provide UPS where specified on room data. Specify only readily available equipment supported locally with technical assistance and sufficient levels of stock for ongoing maintenance. ID window labels shall be printed NOT hand written. supplying industrial-grade active-filtered power. refrigerators and freezers. the consultant team shall liaise with FMO regarding this requirement. 11. 11. emergency power shall be specified for cold-rooms.8 Power Correction All JCU facilities shall incorporate Power factor correction (PFC). refrigerators and freezers must be monitored at the Security Control Room (Building 29). Circuit identification numbers must be located on each power outlet with matching number system at each sub-board. If required. Basically the design and electrical installation shall provide a PFC cubicle in accordance with JCU’s standard drawing which is connected at one Page 39 of 70 . with full busbars installed initially. The consultant team will assess the emergency generator power demands and liaise with FMO regarding capacity of existing generation capability or availability of existing generator sets available for use on the project. Provide typed circuit schedule. plus voltage drop considerations. All critical cold-rooms. The Principal Consultant is responsible for consulting with the Project User Group to identify critical cold-rooms. 11.

1x Electrode Cable). Coordinate interface controls and circuitry with the main switchboard manufacturer to ensure proper operation of the system.  1x FUE950 Energy Calculator.5% accuracy C/T’s  C/T’s and potential take-offs wired to terminals in close proximity to meters  1x Circutor LM-24-M DI Controller  1x Moxa Mgate MB3180 Gateway connected to meters via RS485. This PFC installation shall ensure a unity power factor applicable to the completed facility. Sensors (10M) and Pockets. Generally the units will be installed on a slab adjacent the new buildings.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 end of the MSB.  1x Network data point per Gateway  1x Siemens MAG 5000/5100W Magflow plus accessories (1x Magflo Integrator 24VAC 100623899. 11. where applicable. commissioning and maintenance of a new diesel generator. 1x Remote Mount Kit 100623900.10 Energy Management System – Metering Specifications In all cases of CDC-supplied buildings the Siemens MAG 5000/5100W Magflow plus Siemens Energy Meter (FUE950) must be used to function with the EMS. The set shall start automatically and only connect to load after running up to speed and frequency. (FUE950 via Pulse Extender shall be wired into channel 1of LM-24-M). testing.  1x Pulse Extender for use between FUE950 and LM-24 to extend FUE950 pulse to 500ms.  All field wiring to be terminated in terminals in close proximity to the mains meter including digital input from Energy Meter (FUE950) Page 40 of 70 . The control panel shall be complete with all necessary controls for start-up and shutdown as well as monitoring and interface with logic controls on the Building main switchboard. while maintaining separation to allow free air flow and not be roofed. and associated works. EMS equipment specifications for use in buildings supplied chilled water from CDC  2x Circutor CVM96-ITF-RS485-C2 meters (1x MSB. The load shall be connected automatically through the automatic transfer switch on the site main switchboard. The generator set shall be capable of accepting full load within ten (10) seconds of receiving a start signal. 11. Upon restoration of normal supply. installation. The diesel generator shall be rated for tropical and humid conditions applicable to the location of the installation. the set shall have a predetermined shut down procedure.  1x GPO for gateway. 1x MSSB) with 0.9 Generators & Emergency Power When a back up power supply has been determined the design shall include connection to or provision of an automatic starting diesel generation supply including the supply.

Water Meter  All buildings shall have the mains water meter fitted with a pulse output and wired into channel 10 of the LM-24-M pulse input Controller. Preferably they should be mounted on their own cubicle door with data outlet. Page 41 of 70 .  1x GPO for gateway.  1x Network data point per Gateway  EMS meters must be accessible without the need to isolate the power supply.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8  EMS meters must be accessible without the need to isolate the power supply.5% accuracy C/T’s  C/T’s and potential take-offs wired to terminals in close proximity to meters  1x Circutor LM-24-M DI Controller  1x Moxa Mgate MB3180 Gateway connected to meters via RS485 and to JCU network via data point.11 High Voltage Note that the high voltage supply is different at Townsville and Cairns Campuses: Townsville Cairns 11kV 22kV New building projects are required to provide a high voltage transformer to supply the low voltage infrastructure of the building. EMS equipment specifications for use in buildings with local chiller  2x Circutor CVM96-ITF-RS485-C2 meters (1x MSB. 1x MSSB ) with 0. Preferably they should be mounted on their own cubicle door with data outlet. fuses and current transformer terminals behind. 11. fuses and current transformer terminals behind.

4 Telecommunications Closets Unless notified otherwise in writing by the Manager. Rooms (including all openings) shall be effectively sealed including firerated sealing. Rooms shall be fully painted and dust-free. Communications Systems & Architecture. Communications Systems & Architecture. Security and controlled access is paramount for these rooms. Provide 24/7 air-conditioning to these rooms and capacity for future additional cable installations. 12. IT&R.1 General Integrated data/telecommunications outlets shall be provided to all rooms specified in the Communication Cabling System Standards for James Cook University. The scope of the building contract extends to full installation and commissioning (as well as Installer and System Warranty). 12. the Manager. the design shall incorporate closets of sufficient size to accommodate data trunk equipment. IT&R. IT&R should be contacted (during schematic design) on 4781 4041 to discuss or clarify telecommunications infrastructure issues. 12. and any building services equipment (and doors to these rooms shall be Page 42 of 70 . PABX LIM. together with data trunk equipment.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 12 DATA/TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE 12. The University will specify a selection of preferred suppliers in the Consultant Brief. through an integrated hub in a location to be determined during schematic design. cabinets. and as indicated in the room data. Sizing shall be determined during design development. The system shall be connected into the University telephone/data network in accordance with established university requirements. For other information refer to Communications and Infrastructure Unit’s website: Link to JCU Communications & Infrastructure Unit website and cabling standards at Link to JCU Communication Cabling System Standards Ownership of installed data and voice cabling ultimately vests with Information Technology and Resources (IT&R). and one of the specified suppliers will be engaged by (nominated to) the Contractor to undertake the work.3 Telecommunications Rooms Unless notified otherwise in writing by the Manager. Each building shall have at least two points for communications entry such that incoming copper and optic fibre cables can be expected to enter either from the ring road or from the internal reticulation or both directions. Accordingly. Communications Systems & Architecture.2 Cabling Infrastructure cabling shall be copper for telephone systems and optic fibre for data. and any building services equipment (and doors to these rooms shall be high enough for a 45RU cabinet door to be opened through the doorway). cabinets. the design shall incorporate room/s of sufficient size to accommodate Server Racks.

This will eliminate the need to expose temporary loan equipment to the risk of damage from harsh building conditions.g. building designs and programs will be required to schedule early completion of telecommunications rooms and closets to full ‘lock up’ stage. Provide capacity for future additional cable installations.5 Timing of Construction for Telecommunications Rooms To facilitate data network testing and commissioning of data communications routers and associated equipment in sufficient time to test and commission other electronic systems dependent on this infrastructure (e. data port labelling and all the usual room fit-out elements. power supply. Security and controlled access is paramount for these rooms 12. audio-visual systems). Rooms shall be fully painted and dust-free. Page 43 of 70 .JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 high enough for a 45RU cabinet door to be opened through the doorway). Rooms (including all openings) shall be effectively sealed including fire-rated sealing. This will include air-conditioning supply. power filtering.

or when carrying out alterations and/or extensions to buildings without metering.5 Stormwater Provision shall be made for all stormwater from the building roof and from any area draining to the building to be disposed of by either a piped system (UPVC) or by diversion to natural waterways. Consider monitoring of trade waste discharge by providing capacity for installation of mobile water quality monitoring equipment from time to time (for discharge licence compliance monitoring and water and wastewater treatment efficiency testing). Provide non potable water to all irrigation systems toilet cisterns and science laboratories. Page 44 of 70 . Grease traps shall be installed to all commercial kitchen areas. Neutralising traps shall be installed where required. 13. The meter signal shall be readable via the intranet. Inspection openings shall be brought to finished ground level and capped with a screwed brass cap. Water metering shall be provided for all new buildings. Consider all possible options to recover.2 Water Supply Avoid use of PPR piping for hot water installations. Adopt 1:200 year flood for planning purposes. 13. No ponding of water shall be permitted.1 General Provide isolating valves for all services so that isolation of individual or groups (if approved) of fixtures is possible without having to shut down entire buildings. solar or gas recirculating storage systems should be integrated where possible. 13. All such diversions should adopt the principles of Water Sensitive Urban Design such as to construct grassed drainage swales to slow runoff rates and maximise water penetration. treat and re-use trade waste water in order to minimise new disposal charges introduced on 1 July 2007.3 Hot Water Heat Pump. The meters shall be an electronic digital full flow meter and integrated into the building Back-flow Prevention device to allow maintenance works to be carried out on the meters without interruption to the building water supply. Ensure all sumps and intake points are adequately screened and make provision for ease of cleaning all systems. Garbage disposal units shall be connected directly to the sanitary sewer. This applies equally to gas and liquid services.4 Sewerage and Trade Waste Preference is given to DWV PVC pipes and fittings with solvent welded joints and HDPE for trade-waste requirements. Back-flow prevention devices shall be fitted to all buildings and to supply lines to labs. Ensure that sewer pits in bush areas are locatable by means of a white painted 50mm galvanised steel identification post 600mm above ground with the top 100mm painted black. Generally all waste lines from laboratories shall be UPVC or HDPE. 13.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 13 HYDRAULICS 13. Surface drainage shall be constructed so that all areas can be grassed and mowed with ease. Stormwater harvesting opportunities should be instigated where possible.

Tank mounted compressors are acceptable.8 Compressed Air Compressed air for laboratory purposes must be supplied from duplicate air compressors within the building. External storage cylinders must be manifolded with non-return valves in such a way that any cylinder can be removed and still allow the effective operation of the pressure manifold. The CEP will serve all new buildings and will ultimately replace all existing satellite chilled water plants serving existing buildings. Compressors must be oil-free type and effectively isolated from the building structure. If any of these items is identified as a requirement. Pressure regulator to be at the cylinder manifold not at the point of use. smooth concrete access paths must be provided (including ramps if necessary) to enable the safe delivery of sensitive containers from external off-loading points into buildings. Pipework and valves must be of a material or type appropriate to the particular gas. The guidelines contained there provide guidance to Mechanical Consultants & Building Designers engaged on new building projects and refurbishment works in existing buildings which involve alterations and additions to air-conditioning systems. Where possible. 13. Access is critically important for delivery of certain non-reticulated laboratory gases or special supplies such as liquid nitrogen.9 Gas Gases must be supplied from bottles located within a ventilated storage space located external to the building which is easily accessible by an all-weather service road. 13. nightly condensation through the winter months can easily result in sufficient gutter outfall to cause problems on pathways.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 Roof gutters which discharge without downpipes must be carefully designed to ensure that no water is allowed to lay on pathways to cause slippery algal growth with consequent pedestrian hazards.6 Back-flow prevention Back-flow prevention devices shall be fitted to all buildings and to supply lines to laboratories. interconnect the system with the system in adjacent building(s) to provide back-up.7 Campus District Chilling with Thermal Energy Storage At both major campuses (Townsville and Cairns). Refer Appendix 2: CDC-TES System: Brief to Building Consultants for design and planning guidance. Provide refrigerated driers and filters in the compressed air discharge pipe-work. Unless otherwise required. Page 45 of 70 . Compressors must be effectively silenced. compressed air must be reticulated at 700kPa and regulated at each laboratory. 13. While this might appear to be only a wet season issue. the University has adopted a District Cooling system consisting of a central energy plant (CEP) with a thermal energy storage (TES) tank which generates chilled water for in-ground distribution throughout the Campus. 13.

Parts 1 & 2  AS 3000  Building Code of Australia  Environmental Protection Act. Components and equipment specified shall be of high quality type with specified high reliability.1 General Mechanical services shall be designed in accordance with the project specific building energy brief prepared during the schematic design stage. allows the mechanical services design to achieve far greater energy efficiency and flexibility. Plant rooms will consist of tertiary pump(s) with VSD and air-handling equipment suitable for the building design. Codes and Standards associated with the works.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 14 MECHANICAL 14. the following:  AS 1668 . The project specific building energy brief shall give preference to energy saving design features and as such. unfettered by the difficulties of handling low-load and peak demand situations. Regulations and Policies  Workplace Health & Safety Act and Regulations  Code of Practice for Workplace Amenities. Spares shall be supported locally with technical assistance and sufficient levels of stock for ongoing maintenance. 14.2 Acts. including. consideration may be given to natural ventilation and mixed-mode servicing. In all cases.Identification of the contents of Piping.  All pipes and ductwork shall be identified in accordance with: o o o AS 1345 . humidity control and air-handling. the Energy Brief shall consider air-conditioning zones run-times.3 Space Cooling JCU buildings are supplied with chilled water from the Campus District Cooling system and do not require standalone chiller plant. This arrangement. the Energy Brief shall investigate chiller plant system optimisation.SAA Industrial Safety Colour Code AS 2700 – Colour Standards for General Purposes. 14. Codes & Standards The mechanical services shall be designed and installed in accordance with the most recent revision of all relevant Acts. Conduits and Ducts AS 1318 . Page 46 of 70 . but not restricted to. special-purpose areas. Consider free cooling options including an outside air cycle to allow the building to be ventilated on milder temperature days without activating the air-conditioning system’s pumps for cooling. Ensure to specify only readily available equipment supported locally with technical assistance and sufficient levels of stock for ongoing maintenance. In rare cases where not connected to the Campus District Cooling System.

Equipment requiring regular service and maintenance shall not be mounted in ceiling spaces. tutorial rooms. Provide access panel in ductwork immediately below the roof penetrations to allow inspection for moisture ingress. Avoid air boots and linear slot diffusers. class B pre-filters installed where appropriate. an emergency standby chiller may be required to maintain conditions to critical equipment. limit use of portable ladder to 2. Use corrosion resistant materials and fasteners. For any roof-mounted plant. Locate any ground-mounted plant on concrete plinth not less than 150mm above surrounding ground level. Control equipment (e. one function. Avoid locating airhandling units in ceiling voids or in any manner that restricts maintenance access. All mechanical and control items shall be similarly labelled to indicate their function. Due care shall be taken when planning the location of HVAC equipment to facilitate ease of maintenance and accessibility. Any fixed ladders are to be caged and secured to restrict unauthorised access. shall be suitably identified with Traffolyte labels of an approved size and type. Separate operation of air-conditioning and ventilation on each level of the building (or as otherwise specified in the Consultant Brief). both in plant rooms and in the field. and screen all external major plant items. Special air-handling units requiring full or large amounts of fresh air should make use of heat recovery devices such as heat wheels or heat exchanger systems to pre-condition fresh air intake. Provide access to all sides of platform for maintenance. To achieve better control over operation. with written approval required if design requires. Prevent entry to the building via ventilation ductwork. Reheat is to be avoided as far as possible. and coarse Type 2. All items of equipment. etc. Provide high-quality commercial grade tested filters including main air filters equivalent to Type 2 Class B with a performance rating of F5. while air-handling units shall be floormounted in dedicated plant rooms or cupboards of adequate size to allow servicing of all components. unitary type air-handling systems serving a single room or a small number of similar rooms are preferred over large central station air-handling systems. Fan-coil units shall be mounted below the ceiling.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 As identified by the room data sheets. and ensure no ponding of water occurs. Avoid roof-mounted plant units. Efficient design with well planned zoning should avoid the use of electric reheat. Locate plant on structurally engineered platform and provide proprietary walkway across roof.5 metre height. One component.g. Areas such as lecture theatres. Limit fanassisted VAVs. collection rooms. Apply thermal insulation externally to both supply and return air ducts (supply air duct insulation minimum 50mm). Use only weatherproof plant specifically designed and recommended by the manufacturer for external use. secure. Page 47 of 70 . Variable Speed Drives) shall be located in a plant room where possible. Install DIN 16 flange connection facility to supply and return chilled water lines (for the University’s mobile chiller). including associated fixtures. Integrate operation of air-conditioning system and fire protection system. Group. or a practicably accessible location for maintenance. cover. Ventilation fans shall be mounted in plant rooms wherever possible. laboratories shall have dedicated individual airconditioning units. Stainless condensate trays only to be used.

MSSB shall have internal lighting with ELV door-operated switching.4 HVAC 1. MSSB must have Manual/Off/Auto selector switches and Run/Fault indication to all motors. not destination .same number both ends of cable. o. facilitate change- Page 48 of 70 . MSSB and other Indicator lamps to be LED type. j. e. r. n. p. All installations are to include a digital input from the Fire Alarm System into the BMS to prevent AHU “stopped” alarms. time function operations shall link to existing calendar controllers where available. l. 2. shall be suitable for adequate component heat dissipation in consideration of our difficult climate. shall have sufficient space between components to out/substitution. Provide manufacturers manuals for VSDs with one provided locally for each site and 1 per VSD type included in the mechanical manual. LED splash-proof light fittings in Air Handling Units motor and filter compartments with external light switch. including electronic copy of Autocad drawing and PDF drawings. c. auxiliary contact. This should be done by local Fire Alarm relays. i. g. Provide software for all non-network controllers. wire numbers to all wire ends including controller I/O. h. not specifically to stop the plant. Control relays to have on-board LEDs to indicate state. t.e. 1x only motor per VSD (ride through/auto reset on power up). Install a removable section in drains from exhaust fans/flues to facilitate cleaning and/or suction. All air-handling unit zones to have after-hours control with approved and labelled momentary start button. cage clamp wire terminals of “WAGO” or approved equivalent shall be used for control cores and cables up to 35mm. with bus-bar fed equipment the exception. and operation schedules shall be linked to the global BMS calendar time function. d. Equipment layout/arrangement in MSSB: a. s. Terminals shall be labelled/numbered with matching proprietary terminal label. MSSB internal lighting and internal GPOs are to be on the Essential Power supply. electrical and mechanical components and control equipment shall be of well known accepted manufacture with well established and locally well stocked spare parts and technical assistance facilities. f. m. MSSB escutcheons shall be hinged where fitted. All drives. 3. mechanical manual shall be provided and include a complete Description of Operation and electrical schematics. b.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 14. MSSB shall have actual trip indication where motor circuit breakers are fitted i. q. “Bootlace” crimped terminals to all control cores unless satisfactory alternative is approved by the principal. k.

pipe sensors shall be thermowell with thermal contact with the bottom e. 12. 5. 11. 19. Specify Danfoss VSDs. 13. All chilled water pipe is to be insulated. pumps. computer services. 4. Shunt trip type circuit breakers are not to be used unless approved by JCU. T&A Autoflow or equal flow-regulating pressure independent control. 17. All cooling control valves shall be modulating. The detector shall be specially designed for energy management purposes and be approved by JCU. testing laboratories. however. More than one sensor may be required to cover each area.g. fan-coil units. 6. the “EziFix” brand will be accepted due to its durability. Where it is visible. it is also to be lagged / sheathed in dark green sheet-steel and fitted with flow direction labels. For Cairns Campus. and start the unit out-of-hours with a set-point of 23°C. Care must be taken to ensure that temperature sensors are not placed close to or directly above heat sources which would then lead to excessive and erroneous cooling calls. shall be controlled by movement detector operated switching with adjustable time delay. two-way Belimo PICCV. Mains power is not to be run through BMS switchboards due to risk of EMF interference. The valves shall have local power isolation to allow for manual control on power failure. For Townsville Campus. Binder cocks shall be fitted to all air-handling units. tutorial and meeting rooms. Siemens Magflo Integrator is to be mounted remotely from pipe. Mechanical switchboards are to be orange in colour. seminar. 15. across flow meters etc and shall extend a minimum of 15mm beyond the outside surface of the insulation. The operation shall be to reset the temperature set-point from 27°C to 23°C (variable) while occupied during office hours. VSDs are to remain powered at all times (do not remove control power when on standby). Specify Sprecher & Schuh contactors for mechanical loads 18. Record flow settings and valve selection criteria in operating maintenance manuals. Due to risk of mould developing in Cairns Campus buildings with nil air-flow. Building chilled water low-load conditions are to make use of pipe pressure where connected to the CDC. Air-handling units serving individual areas such as lecture theatres. 16. sensor wells to be fitted 30° below horizontal (120° from vertical). Invensys well-mounted temperature sensors TS-5721-853.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 u. 8. Sigma controls are to use Telescopic STP660 type temperature sensors for chilled water. Page 49 of 70 . 20. Two (2) true Duty/Standby chilled water pumps with independent VSDs are to be fitted to all chilled water supplied buildings regardless of building size. stick-on cable-tie mounts are not to be used unless fastened with screws. 9. 10. Binder cocks shall be located next to all DDC sensors for calibration and test purposes. set air-handling units to run at minimum air-flow and agreed set-back temperature. 7. 14. Energy Calculator sensor wells may be fitted in standard vertical position.

All air vents or air bleeds are to be provided with isolation valves. flush and treat the building pipe network. Preferred material for all weatherproof external use is stainless steel. 14. cleaning etc). Use only external insulation on ductwork to avoid problems associated with internal insulation (mould growth. Other specialised areas identified on room data may also require non-stop air-conditioning or after-hours switch operation on time control.More information on www.6 Operating Times For Townsville Campus. and the capacity to localise/personalise controls.airah. Data Rooms require 24-hour.30 am to 7. plant will normally be required to operate for 10 hours per day (up to 16 hours at some periods). 23. 7-days/week air-conditioning.org. considered only where flat sheets can be applied. 5 to 7 days per week. 14. 25. 4 Australian Institute of Air-conditioning and Heating . standard operating hours are from 7. For Cairns Campus. Before connecting building chilled water pipes to the Campus District Cooling central supply. The following HVAC pump labels are to be used for clarity and consistency throughout JCU: Chilled Water Pump (standalone pumps) “CHWP-1” Primary Chilled Water Pump Secondary Chilled Water Pump Tertiary Chilled Water Pump Condenser Water Pump “PCHWP-1” “SCHWP-1” “TCHWP-1” “CDWP-1” 22. Strongly preferred material for all insulation use is Thermobreak. 26. Temperature ranges shall be maintained during normal operating hours for the University as follows: Summer: Winter: 22º C to 24 º C (at 55% relative humidity) 21º C to 23 º C (no humidity) Minimum supply air rates: not less than 6L/s/m² Pre-cooling of fresh air Natural ventilation and mixed-mode servicing ranges tend to have greater latitude depending on circulation rates. 24.5 Operating Conditions Determine Outside Winter and Summer dry-bulb design temperatures and other ambient conditions in accordance with AIRAH4 published data including the Air-conditioning Design Manual. Process Cooling shall use the AIRAH published data.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 21.00 pm Monday to Friday. clean all strainers on building chilled water pumps and confirm or adjust the building air balance. At the end of Defects Liability period. Polystyrene may be 27.au Page 50 of 70 .

NOTE that lighting setback is to be installed with ‘soft’ controls. 14.  All roofing to be white to reflect full spectrum (visible and near-visible infrared). Mechanical air-conditioning and artificial-lighting systems are reduced Wind is used to create internal conditions of comfort by “wind-walls” that are placed parallel to the prevailing wind to direct wind to internal spaces and sky-courts for comfort cooling. and 100m² for perimeter areas. Alternatively.0m² (plus equipment) The above rates are indicative only and a comprehensive heat load calculation is required for preparation of the project specific building energy brief. corridors and hallways. no unshaded windows  Consideration of “U Factors” of outside walls.8 Zones Temperature control zones are generally to be limited to a maximum of 150m² for interior areas.  CO² fresh air control.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 14.0m² (admin space) one person per 1. not by instantaneous power-on.  Building orientation.  Setback temperature for partially-used rooms.8m² one person per 2.  Double glazed windows. lighting control. suitable glazing with treatment for high glare rejection. consideration should be given to localised controls per room (rather than per zone).5m² one person per 2. lighting is to come up smoothly from a low setback level to full intensity. Page 51 of 70 .7 Population Densities Space Administration Postgraduate Space Conference Rooms Seminar/Tutorial Rooms Lecture Theatres Computer Labs Science Labs Indicative Occupancy Rates one person per 10m² (+ adopt 25 W/m² equip load) one person per 4.9 Efficiencies The following efficiency measures should be considered thoroughly for implementation in any project. 14. The design here optimises on the locality’s bioclimatic responses using mixed mode M&E servicing. Use of high R value insulation in roof cavities and east-west walls with a goal of low thermal mass. double cavity construction. that is. typical heat reduction of 300%. For natural ventilation and mixed-mode servicing.8m² (adopt 26 workstations) one person per 5.8m² one person per 1.

Access to all levels of basement where provided). Page 52 of 70 . particular functional requirements of speed is 0. Thermometer bulbs. which requires certain lifts in a building to accommodate a stretcher. Lifts shall be suitable for good quality educational facilities. Access for ambulance stretchers shall be provided. with particular emphasis on use by disabled persons. 14. Lifts shall be installed.  Temperature and pressure analogue points for all chilled water sensors must be located adjacent to a binder cock for calibration purposes and must be connected to the BMS.12-1999/amdt 1-1999 and BCA volume 1 clause E3. and specify the building is required (including Generally the car will be stainless steel construction with tinted mirror feature panelling on the rear wall. Provide push button override switch (at common access point) through the DDC for each plant. Lifts shall comply with AS 1735. notification of Practical Completion. certified and operational prior to Minimum contract load is generally 18 people. Specify only lifts manufactured by firms that stock readily available equipment and are supported locally with technical assistance and sufficient levels of stock for ongoing maintenance. if nil intelligent lighting control system). pressure gauge tappings and remote sensing points must be similarly labelled to indicate their function. Provide direct-dial facilities for breakdowns or stoppages via a dedicated separate telephone line.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 14.2. subject to the building occupant. 14.11 Equipment Identification All items of equipment must be suitably identified with Traffolyte labels of an approved (by FMO) size and type.60m/sec.  Provide stop/start and time programming (including connection to Global calendar for holiday periods) through the BMS. provide fully automated enclosed lift services with demonstrated proven reliability and performance.12 Lifts Where lifts are required.  Consider occupancy sensing (use dual technology sensors) to adjust cooling set points when spaces are unoccupied (with additional outputs suitable for future control of lighting from the DDC.10 Controls  Provide DDC systems to enable remote monitoring and adjustment of the installed system via the University’s BMS. Ensure minimum rated design microprocessor-based control.

back engraved and show all relevant information and update existing diagrams when alterations take place. Allow for 30% spare capacity. All penetrations shall be appropriately sealed for fire rating in accordance with the relevant standards. The priority in the design of any system is the protection of life followed by the protection of property. Ensure that the contractor is required to meet the cost and resolve the cause of false alarms arising from defects in the system throughout the defects liability period. master alarm facilities.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 15 FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS 15. ancillary control facilities. All fire alarm wiring must be run in a separate accessible riser duct. or underground conduit. All contracts are to include the connection to. All panel keys are to be to the standard pattern 003 key already in use at the University.  detector grouping and position. or separate dedicated cable tray. and labelling of the master panel. 15. auto testing facilities. The panel shall incorporate all alarm zone facilities. and automatically indicate an alarm to the local fire authority upon detection of a fire by a thermal or smoke detector or any other fire detection device or manually operated alarm. plastic. These diagrams must be provided as a Practical Completion requirement.  type of detectors.2 Fire Alarm System and Fire Indicator Panel Fire Indicator Panel is subject to endorsement by the Principal. be capable of networked operation to the existing main fire alarm panel.  route of cabling and conduit runs. bells and relays (for maintenance).1 Plans Documentation shall be provided by the Contractor’s fire contractor to the SR (prior to commencement of work) including:  full detailed drawings of the installation (layout).  cabling and location of any other ancillary equipment associated with the contract. programming. Schematic zone diagrams shall be colour coded. Locate fire indicator panels for ease of access by Fire Service from vehicular access. Elimination of false alarms is an important consideration. Include clearly labelled manually operated switches to isolate door holders. Specify addressable system with remote access capability. and  type of fire indicator panel. Ensure to refer to Section 11 (sheathing of underground cabling). and indicators and isolators grouped in logical order. The system shall connect to the campus fire indicator panel (using an approved separate telephone line). Page 53 of 70 . air-conditioning shutdown. The drawings must show:  circuit grouping. and the paging evacuation system.

 EWIS units are to be remotely accessible via telephone to allow activation and PA announcement.3 Emergency Warning Intercommunications System (EWIS) An Emergency Warning Intercommunications System (EWIS) shall be provided. lockdown signals.5 Evacuation Diagrams A template for Fire and Emergency Evacuation diagrams will be provided to enable contractors to produce and mount a full set throughout all required areas prior to building handover. evacuation signals. alert signals. which provides one-to-one phone communications between all Fire Wardens and the onsite Incident coordinator. 15. Page 54 of 70 . 15. and shall comprise sub-systems:  using fixed speakers to sound evacuation tones.  a communication system. and public address announcements clearly and reliably.4 Fire Hose Reels and Fire Extinguishers Fire hose reels and portable fire extinguishers shall be provided and housed in suitably signed cupboards.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 15.

JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 15. For new systems. arrange for a QFRS inspection and acceptance of the installation. Page 55 of 70 . system commissioning to AS1670. 2. For modifications to existing installations.6 Inspections and Acceptance Ensure that adequate inspections are planned after all installations of fire systems: 1.

JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 16 BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (BMS) Details of the specifications for each of the BMS are now available as separate documents which can be viewed in either of two ways – from the links provided below or independently from the JCU webpage on which this document was displayed. Link to BMS Specification for Townsville Campus Link to BMS Specification for Cairns Campus Page 56 of 70 .

590 or 3850 series or equivalent door furniture and hardware depending on whether doors are aluminium framed or timber panelled. control panel.1 Intrusion and Duress Alarm System Provide intrusion and duress alarm system with compatibility and capacity for future connection to the Electronic Access Control system. All the above shall be provided by the contractor to JCU including allowances for the cylinder to be master keyed by the University’s preferred contractor at no additional cost to JCU. All external doors used for after hours access. Details of the preferred contractor can be obtained from the Security Manager JCU (4781 4363). The system shall include perimeter and space protection. with a two key provision and an allowance for cutting as directed by JCU.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 17 BUILDING ACCESS & SECURITY 17. telecommunications rooms. Tutorial. kitchenette adjacent to conference room). All door furniture shall be lever handle type. alarms. Conference and Meeting) shall have the provision for future connection to Electronic Access Control System.3 Keying and Handles All doors (including those card accessed under 17. The preferred card reader.g. and 24 hour access rooms identified in room data shall be card accessed (using staff/student identification cards). Lock cylinders shall be Abloy Protec and keyed to the JCU dedicated profile. particular amenities (e. 17. in relation to the floor plan shall be mounted on the wall adjacent to the control panel. computer labs. Additional Section Master keys shall be provided at project cost for issue as follows: Townsville Cleaning Maintenance 2 2 Cairns 3 3 Page 57 of 70 . Other readers may be specified in special circumstances. The system and detectors are to be specified by the Security Manager JCU (telephone 4781 4363).2 Electronic Access Control System. Laminated security services plans indicating locations of all detectors. Common Rooms (Lecture.2 Electronic Access Control System) shall be lockable and fitted with Lockwood 570. 17. Specifications for proposed system and detectors should be submitted to the Security Manager JCU. is the Dorado Magnetic Stripe reader. James Cook University utilises DSX Access Control Systems. etc.

IP Addressable cameras are not to be used without prior approval Security Manager JCU Page 58 of 70 . approved by the Security Manager JCU to permit local recording and remote monitoring. The approved DVR for JCU is the iWatch DVR. This will be completed as a consultative process with the Security Manager JCU and stakeholders. All cameras are to be wired to a secure location and connected to a DVR.4 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) CCTV cameras are to be installed as determined by a needs / use analysis. Contact JCU Security Manager to determine minimum storage requirements.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 17.

The manuals must contain sufficient detail to effectively operate. layers. Fluke) in its proprietary format (not Excel). CAD drawings shall be in a format compatible with AutoCad release 2008 and shall include all information necessary to view and plot the original drawings. and cleaning of plant items. Operating & Maintenance Manuals The Principal Consultant shall provide a set of “As Constructed” architectural drawings at the completion of the project.1 As-Constructed /Installed Drawings. During routine maintenance processes the successful sub-contractors shall be accompanied by a member of Construction and Maintenance (as part of the training). line types. The contractor must provide FMO staff training on the use and programming of all systems (including a copy of the master.. All underground services shall be established by ground survey and clearly recorded on the As Constructed drawings (and the sewer route detail must show inlet and outlet levels at all pits). All CAD drawings files shall consist of all layer names used in a drawing. All CAD drawings shall be purged of any unused blocks. floor plans. weekly. cross references and the like. colours and corresponding pen sizes. For data. monthly. A Maintenance Schedule for the building elements shall also be provided. complete with room numbering identification). This may require several days training. quarterly. air handling units. The manuals must include all schedules and details of intake and diffuser air flow rates. prior to delivery to JCU. The Maintenance manuals shall include a Maintenance Schedule (log) itemising daily. Finalised (out of draft) Operating and Maintenance Manuals must be provided to the SR for Practical Completion.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 18 POST CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS 18. two Operating and one Maintenance Manual for all building elements and services components. Scanned. to be managed by JCU following completion of the defects liability period. A Statement of Compliance is to be issued in Page 59 of 70 . a detailed and quantified commissioning and test data schedule must be prepared and signed off for Practical Completion. fonts. All documentation included in the original tender shall require the provision of As Constructed drawings. The mechanical subcontractor shall include a 2nd year maintenance and replacement agreement in the tender. the test results are to be provided straight from the tester (e. Ensure that graphic representations for each control system are prepared (including chilled water pumps. line types.g. and maintain the entire system. 18. plant inspection. and any associated passwords). with CD one hard copy and one PDF copy will be required for JCU records. For air-conditioning. as well as logic flow diagrams of the DDC control programming. installer’s and programmer’s codes. proposed water treatment. Full schematic drawings (electrical and DDC) must be supplied as part of the maintenance manuals. The file for the plot style used will also be supplied on the CD. and sent electronically. program. Each individual CAD drawing shall be supplied as a separate file and copies are to be provided of any non-standard fonts or shape files.2 Operating & Maintenance Manuals Operating and Maintenance Manuals must be provided to the SR in draft form at least four weeks prior to Practical Completion. half yearly and annual maintenance requirements. The consultant shall ensure that all site plans. The drawings shall be recorded in duplicate on separate CDs for JCU records. complete with their layer descriptions. vectorised or raster images of hard copy drawings shall not be accepted as CAD drawings. reflected ceiling plans (for all disciplines) and any deviations from tendered documents will be provided on CD in the approved format (as nominated below). etc. One hard copy (set) and one AutoCAD version will be required.

fonts. 18. colours.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 accordance with NATA’s accreditation requirements for the in-field test results. descriptions. together with the Certificate of Guarantee. 18. The report shall include but not necessarily be limited to assessment of the following items: Fire Services (operation of fire doors etc) Procurement Route Management Perception Operation and Management Controls and Controllability Alterations made Strengths and Weaknesses Occupant Satisfaction Design and Construction Initial Occupancy Energy and Water Consumption Maintenance and Reliability Design Intentions Benchmark Comparisons Key Messages Page 60 of 70 . shapes etc. line types.4 Commissioning For air-conditioning.3 CAD Drafting Standards A set of drafting standards is currently under development and will be published as a separate document that can be viewed in either of two ways – from the link provided below or independently from the JCU webpage on which this main document was displayed. 18.5 Post Occupancy Evaluation The Design Consultant Team shall complete a post-occupancy evaluation report three months prior to the expiry of the defects liability period. refer to the Project Manager for any given project to provide guidance on the required standards for such things as layer names. In the interim. a detailed and quantified commissioning and test data schedule must be prepared and signed off before Practical Completion.

This can be achieved with careful selection. This includes infra-red (IR) acoustic and electrical interference. Target lighting level is 320 lux. The aim is to minimise light falling on the screen. Visibility of the projected image depends on relative brightness of the image versus ambient lighting falling on the screen. middle and rear.  In a larger theatre (greater than 15 metres from front to rear) lights shall be arranged in three zones . Lighting for projection applications must be ‘vertical’. All theatre lighting (except exit lights) must be remotely controllable (automated) from the Theatre Control Systems specified by the University Audio-Visual Unit. 19.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 19 APPENDIX 1: LECTURE THEATRE LIGHTING Consultants should discuss requirements with the JCU Audio-Visual Section prior to tendering. Control of the lighting shall include separate lecture theatre control panels with provision to be automated by the Theatre Control System. The parameters and specifications apply to a ‘typical’ lecture theatre and will be subject to variations to meet particular needs. 19.4 House Lighting (detailed specification) 1. 19.1 Scope This document is intended to provide design parameters for lighting systems in lecture theatres to create an optimum visual environment for large-screen presentations. Page 61 of 70 .front and rear. This is achieved with contactor switching of lighting circuits and digitally-controlled dimmers. large changes in brightness). sudden.front. while providing sufficient light in the body of the theatre to allow students to take notes. 2. multi-directional to minimise shadows and sufficiently bright for reading and writing. Lighting must be zoned from front to rear to allow differential lighting or ‘profiling’. 19. 4. Typical lighting levels are in the 10 to 160 lux region. General-purpose house lighting must be even. arrangement and control of light fittings. Lighting systems must not cause interference to any other audiovisual equipment in the theatre.  In a smaller theatre (under 15 metres front to rear) lights shall be arranged in two zones .3 Design Goals 1. Fluorescent lighting is the most practical for this purpose. House lighting shall be even and reasonably shadow-free with approximately 320 lux falling on a horizontal surface. Transitions between different lighting configurations and levels must be as smooth as possible to minimise ‘visual jarring’ (eg. 5. 2. All lighting control operations are integrated into the Theatre Control System specified by the University Audio-Visual Unit. The levels are controlled with multi-channel dimmers.2 Introduction The importance of lighting design in lecture theatres used for video or data projection cannot be over-emphasised. 3. with as little horizontal component as possible. Lighting shall be arranged in zones from front to rear.

Lighting levels shall be fully and continuously controllable from 100% light output to less than 2%. Lights shall be spaced so there is significant overlap of beam patterns (so a lamp failure does not create an unusable dark zone). the fluorescent lights are turned off . (Mat Louvre Diffusers are ideal). Control function (i. 7. Lights shall be arranged in zones from front to rear as follows:  In larger theatres (over 15 metres front to rear) lights shall be arranged in three zones . In the opposite case. which are controlled by the Theatre Control System specified by the UWA Audio-Visual Unit (dimmers are specified below).6 Additional Lighting (detailed specification) 1. Contact rating for the control system is 0. low voltage dichroic eyeballs) controlled from a separate dimmer channel. Separate contactor switching offers some redundancy. 19. This permits a smooth transition to and from house lights to projection lighting levels.  The front zone(s) of lights shall not spill onto the screens. control input versus light output) shall be approximately linear.front and rear. NB .front. the down-lights are quickly raised to full brightness. In the case of raising the level from the projection setting to full house lighting. Light fittings shall direct light vertically with a minimum of horizontal lighting component. The intermediate relay shall be controlled by a ‘dry’ (i.this effectively precludes any form of fluorescent down-lighting. and care shall be taken to avoid reflections off the lectern surfaces. 4. 240 lux. middle and rear. voltage-free) relay closure within the Theatre Control System specified by the UWA Audio-Visual Unit.  In smaller theatres (under 15 metres front to rear) lights shall be arranged in two zones . 5. Approximate target levels for the dimmed settings are 160 lux for the ‘Medium’ setting and 25 lux for the ‘Low’ setting.then the down-lights are faded down to the desired level.g. Lighting zones shall be controlled by individual dimmer channels.ie. Each lighting circuit shall be controlled by a contactor.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 3. the down-lights are ramped up to their full brightness. 3.5 Lighting for Projection (detailed specification) 1. Page 62 of 70 .and it works well. 2. 19. This shall comprise at least two narrow-beam adjustable lights (e. 5. This is a tried and tested system .75 amps at 28V absolute maximum. 4. Fluorescent light fittings shall be of ‘rapid-start’ type with a minimum of flicker and audible noise. Recessed down-lights are preferred. Lighting levels with all down-lighting at 100% intensity shall (ideally) be approximately equal to 75% of the general house lighting .e. Particular care shall be taken to minimise glare. 6.e. which in turn is controlled by a small relay with a 24V coil. Stage lighting Directional lighting shall be installed over the lectern area. There shall be no spill onto the projection screens. the fluorescent lights are turned on – then the down-lights are ramped off. Light switching incorporated into dimmers is not recommended – because a dimmer failure can disable the entire lighting system in a theatre.

These additional control panels shall operate in conjunction with the automated control system.7 Dimmers (detailed specification) Dimmers should be specified to ensure software compatibility. Exit lights shall be of low brightness type using green text on a black background to conform to AS 2293. 7.  Each spotlight shall be supplied from a separate dimmer channel controlled by the Theatre Control System. A typical configuration is:  Zone 1 Stage lighting (reading lights over lectern) Page 63 of 70 .e. 4. Dimmers shall be controlled by a serial data link from the Theatre Control System. 5. It is essential that local theatre control be achieved in conjunction with the automated control system. Spotlights Two narrow-beam spotlights shall be installed to light the lecturer for videotaping purposes. There shall be separate control panels along with separate lighting control for all dimming circuits. 3. The dimmers shall not generate electrical interference to audiovisual equipment or generate audible noise. aisle lights may be controlled from a separate dimmer channel. 5.1 – 1998. 3. these additional control panels must automatically operate the dimmable lighting circuits. the dimmer(s) shall be installed in or near the bio-box to facilitate control wiring and adjustment. Under no circumstances should dimmers be used to control fluorescent lighting. Where practical. 4. The spotlights shall have full beam control (zoom. without creating glare for the viewers and without creating reflections that could obscure the information thereon. 19. 1KW Profile lights made by Prolite are preferred. 2.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 2. They shall not over-ride the control system nor shall they be reliant on the automated system i.  Aisle lights shall be controlled by a contactor. should the automated control system fail. which is controlled by the Theatre Control System. Illuminated ‘Lecture in Progress’ signs shall be fitted on the outside of each entry door and switched via a contactor which in turn is controlled by the Theatre Control System. Bio-box lighting shall include fluorescent work lighting and manually dimmable down-lights over working areas. directed downwards). Combined dimming and switching units is not recommended. 1. External control is required. focus and shuttering) to adjust and minimise spill onto the screens. Zones shall generally be configured from front to rear of the room. aisle lighting shall be low-intensity and shall be configured for minimum spill onto projection screens (eg. 6. Board lighting shall provide approximate 300 lux of light on the vertical plane of the board surface. They shall be installed adjacent to each Entry/Exit point in the lecture theatre.  Optionally. Aisle lighting Where installed.

JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8  Zone 2 Front zone (FOH)  Zone 3 Centre zone  Zone 4 Rear zone (ROH)  Zone 5 Spotlight 1  Zone 6 Spotlight 2  Zone 7 Aisle lights  Zone 8 Spare Page 64 of 70 .

JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 20 APPENDIX 2: CDC-TES SYSTEM: BRIEF TO BUILDING CONSULTANTS For JCU Douglas Campus: Brief to Building Consultants CDC-TES Tnv Issue D For JCU Cairns Campus: Brief to Building Consultants CDC-TES Cairns Issue A Page 65 of 70 .

7. equipment at workstation. s28 Obligations of persons who conduct a business or undertaking University) (the o o s29 Obligations under s28 that include doing all of the following: a) providing and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. 4. work practices and the working environment so they are all safe and without risk to health and safety.  Laboratory Safety Manual by CCH.  AS/NZS2243. In addition the University is required to design. changing nature/function of workstation and whether workstation is single or multiple user). Seats shall be of smooth impervious material to facilitate cleaning.2 Laboratory layout “Consideration should be given to appropriate ergonomics and available lighting.”  AS/NZS2243. Basis for selection of workstation furniture (tasks.3:2002 Safety in laboratories Part 3: Microbiological aspects and containment facilities.1:2005Safety in laboratories Part 1: Planning and operational aspects. instruction. Note: this requirement applies to PC2.1:1997 Laboratory design and construction Part 1: General requirements. PC3 and PC4 laboratories.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 21 APPENDIX 3: GUIDELINES FOR LABORATORY** SEATING ** excluding computer.2. makes no mention of laboratory seating. 2. erect and install all plant. “Working safety at keyboards” (6-010).2. and “Manual handling guidelines” (7-010). 4.7 Physical containment Level (PC1) requirements.2:1990 Screen-based workstations Part 2: Workstation furniture. b) providing and maintaining safe plant. speech and language laboratories. duration. particularly where computer and other screenbased equipment is to be used. The heights of the laboratory stools and chairs shall be adjustable and commensurate with the heights of the benches and safety cabinets. Laboratory facilities (b) Furniture shall be ergonomically suitable for use in the laboratory. Chairs (requirements in detail) Page 66 of 70 . NOTE that a 2010 update to this Standard is imminent. or s27 If no regulation made including s27A managing exposure to risks (Risk Management approach). 21.  AS3590. Code of Practice or Australian Standards. training and supervision to ensure health and safety. 7. storage and transport of substances. method of operation of equipment.1 Summary of Requirements and Sources of Information  Workplace Health & Safety requirements WH&S Act 1995: o o s23 Obligations for workplace health and safety include persons who conduct a business or undertaking (the University) s26 How these obligations can be discharged under Regulations. handling. e) providing information. 4. the furniture for which must comply with the standard for screenbased workstations. o  AS/NZS 2982. environment in which workstation is located. d) ensuring safe systems of work. Laboratory seating is not specified. These requirements derive from Quarantine and Gene Technology legislation. c) ensuring the safe use. Covers seating under “Working safely with microscopes” (5-600).  Laboratory Design by Brian Griffin (2005). equipment and containers.

refer to the <check policy name – check with Col Thurkle> and if non-standard needs exist. flat or on castors.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 21.3 Recommendations 1. 5-point base on castors Gas-lift Foot ring Vinyl /PVC or similar cleanable seat/back Pan tilt adjustable Back adjustable Desirable configuration: o o o o o o Summary of main options: a) Laboratory stool. with or without foot ring.2 Considerations  Requirement for particular purpose or laboratory that is specified under legislation or an Australian Standard  bench heights (current furniture. or as per advice from JCU Corporate Health & Rehabilitation Occupational Therapists. Consultation: When considering purchasing furniture. or if retrofit – various standards – consult JCU Corporate Health & Rehabilitation Occupational Therapists)  tasks  duration of tasks/use  equipment at workstation  environment in which workstation is located  method of operation of equipment  changing nature/function of workstation  whether workstation is single or multiple user  specific user characteristics o o o height considerations weight considerations (current trend to heavier persons) provision for persons with varying levels of impairment 21. lumbar and back support and adjustment. and able to accommodate a variety of individual sizes/weights cleanable (vinyl or plastic seat) statutory requirements that may include pan tilt. gas lift. Minimum requirements: o o o o 5-point base (flat or on wheels) height adjustable (gas-lift). Page 67 of 70 . flat vinyl/plastic cleanable top. with 5-point base. consult with JCU Corporate Health and Rehabilitation.

with adjustable back support. Page 68 of 70 . with pan tilt. with adjustable back support. d) Laboratory chair with features as (c) above.JCU Design Guidelines – Version 8 b) Laboratory stool as (a) above. with lower back support. but optional should be in consultation with JCU Corporate Health & Rehabilitation Occupational Therapists. with or without pan tilt. The provision of arms on chairs is not standard. with or without pan tilt. c) Laboratory chair with features as (a) above.

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