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Building and Major Renovation Standards



The standards, guideline and other documents contained in this site are intended to assist the new building and major renovation planning process. As such, these resources are to be used in addition to applicable municipal, provincial, federal and industry standards and regulations. These standards shall be reviewed by consultants, engineers and architects undertaking work on behalf of the University. External resources shall provide project-specific documentation and building specifications based on local building code, applicable standards and engineering analyses.

CSBO Building and major renovation standards posted on this site have been reviewed by the CSBO Executive Management Team and have been authorized by the Assistant Vice President CSBO. Standards and Guideline documents are reviewed on a regular basis, updated versions of these documents are posted on this site.

General Requirements

Division 01 - General Requirements

Facilities Construction

Division 02 - Existing Conditions
Division 03 - Concrete
Division 04 - Masonry
Division 05 - Metals
Division 06 - Wood, Plastics, and Composites
Division 07 - Thermal and Moisture Protection
Division 08 - Openings

Division 09 - Finishes

Division 10 - Specialities

Division 11 - Equipment

Division 12 - Furnishings

Division 13 - Special Construction
Division 14 - Conveying Equipment


Facilities Service

Division 21 - Fire Suppression

Division 22 - Plumbing

Division 23 - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Division 25 - Integrated Automation

Division 26 - Electrical

Division 27 - Communications

UIT-Infrastructure Standards Drawings

Division 28 - Electronic Safety and Security

Division 31 - Earthwork
Division 32 - Exterior Developments
Division 33 - Utilities
Division 34 - Transportation

Guidelines and other applicable York University standards and documents


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