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Christopher Borcsok
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Username: ckb

Post Number: 40
Registered: 06-2013
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 12:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Trying to decide on a concise location to indicate mounting heights for wall mounted devices, such as electrical receptacles, data drops, fire alarm pull stations, etc. One approach would be to indicate it in the individual work result section, another has been to indicate it in 26 05 00. I've also on short on-drawing specs thrown them into 01 70 00.

Thoughts on if there is a better approach?
Wayne Yancey
Senior Member
Username: wayne_yancey

Post Number: 690
Registered: 01-2008

Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 12:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

On the Drawings.
Nathan Woods, CSI, CCCA, LEED AP
Senior Member
Username: nwoods

Post Number: 597
Registered: 08-2005

Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 01:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

x2. On the drawings. Either in the interior elevations, or a typical plan by room type... with interior elevations showing the mounting. And for extra credit, showing the backing or at least calling out the appropriate backing details by equipment type.
Dave Metzger
Senior Member
Username: davemetzger

Post Number: 534
Registered: 07-2001
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 01:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Yes, on the drawings. I too have mostly seen them on the architectural interior elevations, but the electrical engineer needs to have a cross-reference from the electrical drawings to the architectural drawings.
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E.
Senior Member
Username: michael_heinsdorf_pe

Post Number: 18
Registered: 01-2014
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 01:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

On the drawings. Include a note on the drawings that architectural elevations take precedence over electrical elevations and if there are conflicts between architectural and electrical, to adjust locations of electrical equipment at no additional cost to the owner. Specifications should have language that requires the contractor to mark locations of electrical equipment prior to roughing-in for conflicts with architectural, studs, etc. Any conflicts should be brought to the attention of the contract administrator and moved to an agreed upon location.

Get rid of 26 05 00 if you can. That section always seems to conflict with the individual sections.
Richard L Matteo, AIA, CSI, CCS
Senior Member
Username: rlmat

Post Number: 656
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 12:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Every architectural firm I've worked for has put them on the drawings. That goes for toilet accessories too.
J. Peter Jordan
Senior Member
Username: jpjordan

Post Number: 768
Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 07:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Firms in Texas (where review by an accessibility consultant is required) are generally going to put this information on a separate sheet. Most of it has to comply with accessibility standards. (In Texas we have standards, not guidelines.)

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