- Architects and Engineers Pre-Qualification Selection Process and On-Call List
Send an email correspondence requesting your desire to provide professional design services for Rutgers University’s projects to Cathy Dimitrijoski at email@example.com.
- University Standards
Please review our design standards for information for general guidelines and specific information regarding materials, systems, and components. All designs for repair, renovation, alteration, and new construction are reviewed by our professional staff prior to construction.
CADPlease review the CAD standards documentation and Site Utility As-Built CAD Standards for Standard Digital File (SDF) Submission documentation. These two documents provide information on CAD DWG guidelines and specific information regarding drawing organization, text styles, blocks and layering. A zipped folder of template DWGs and constrained value guide are provided for your reference within the Site Utility As-Built CAD Standards for Standard Digital File (SDF) Submission Documentation.
- CAD Standards
- Site Utility As-Built CAD Standards for Standard Digital File (SDF) Submission Documentation
Rutgers University's Design Standards Manual was prepared for architectural and engineering consultants, contractors, and university staff involved in design, new construction, and renovation of university facilities, systems, and properties.
The Design Standards Manual provides both general guidelines and specific requirements for design and specification of materials, systems, and components of facilities. Prior to construction, all designs for repair, renovation, alteration, and new construction are reviewed by the Office of Planning and Development and reviewed and signed by the University Architect.
Both state and university agencies are responsible for review and approval of various elements of planning for all university projects. The office of Architecture and Design must review and approve all modifications to university buildings.University Design Standards
Environmental Regulations and Permitting
All university construction projects must comply with the State of New Jersey environmental permitting regulations. The Department of Planning, Development, and Design is the designated liaison between the state environmental review agencies (DEP) and the university and its assigns. Applications are reviewed for compliance by our professional staff prior to submission to the permitting agencies. Our staff is available to the university community for consultation.
State Historic Preservation Office
The Department of Planning, Development, and Design reviews reports, project plans, and applications prepared by professional consultants for university projects built on university properties as well as properties surrounding the university boundary lines when applicable. It provides the interface between the university and New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to protect Rutgers University's historical resources and ensure compliance with National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966.
Related Links:NJ Stormwater Regulations
NJ Wetlands Regulations
NJ Soil Conservation
Freehold Soil Conservations District
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
To ensure true positional accuracy of geographic data and compatibility with digital information, Rutgers University's Institutional Planning and Operations division requires that all GIS data meet or reference a published standard, i.e. the United States National Map Accuracy Standard (NMAS), a state or federal GPS standard, or a defined survey standard. GIS data must also comply with the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Metadata Standard or FGDC endorsed geospatial metadata standards.
All GIS data must be in New Jersey State Plane Coordinates (SPC) in North American Datum 1983 (NAD83) projected using Transverse Mercator. NAD83 is required for mapping in the horizontal plane, while the North America Vertical Datum (NAVD88) is required for the vertical plane.
All data must be delivered in foot length measure. The accuracy test compare the position of points whose locations or elevations are shown against positions as determined by surveys of a higher accuracy. The error factor must be less than that required by NMAS. Data not meeting the error requirement will be resubmitted to the consultant and corrected at the consultant's expense.
GIS data must be delivered in standard media and digital formats: ESRI 10.X personal or enterprise/individual geodatabases with the ESRI standard topology rules. The spatial topology should not contain any overshoots, slivers, open polygons, unlabeled polygons, or unresolved line segment intersections. Data should be topologically clean and error free.
All attributes should be coded according to Rutgers University requirements. Nationally recognized coding requirements are acceptable for soils, wetlands, and land use.
SurveyUtility As-Built Specifications
It is required that the Rutgers Utility As-Built specifications be incorporated in every Rutgers project specification documents.
All surveys must meet the university's CAD standards for layer naming conventions and line weights.
Special Documentation Requirements
Surveys must be prepared by a licensed surveyor and will indicate, to the best knowledge of the surveyor, surface features of the land including contours in 1 foot intervals, trees and drip lines, improvements, and all subsurface improvements readily ascertained from the surface without excavation, will include information from the university, municipal, and public sources on underground utilities.
Surveys will be delivered as signed and sealed hardcopy and in Autodesk CAD version 2014 format and spatially registered to New Jersey state plane coordinates (SPC) projected in Transverse Mercator. North American Datum of 1983 is required for mapping in the horizontal plane; North American Vertical datum (NAVD83 is required for the vertical plane. Data should be delivered in foot measure.
Accuracy will be determined by comparing the position of points whose locations or elevations are shown against positions as determined by surveys of a higher accuracy. Surveyor must assure and certify that relative positional accuracies resulting from measurements made on the survey, do not exceed that which is allowable as per A.C.S.M. standards. Data not meeting accuracy requirement will be resubmitted to the consultant for correction at consultant's expense.
Wayfinding and SignageRutgers University Wayfinding and Signage Standards:
University Wayfinding and Signage Manual