Thursday, November 26, 2015
Design and Construction

Design and Construction Resource Center

The City Utilities Design and Construction Resource Center provides General Utilities Design Resources, Green Design Resources, and Community Design Resources.

Update on General Utility Design Resources

City Utilities is pleased to implement the recently updated and revised Design Standards Manual (May 2015), as well as its accompanying Master Specifications, CADD drawings and details, and other design guidance documents. City Utilities Development Standards/Criteria Manual adopted January 1, 2002 will no longer be in effect. The new standards became effective August 1, 2015. The Design Standards Manual (Standards) is intended to be a dynamic document. As design criteria and technology evolves, the Standards will require revisions and improvements. As changes are made, updates can be found on this website.

Utilities Design Resources 

Design Standards Manual (Storm, Sewer, Drinking Water)
The Design Standards Manual is a guide for the planning, design, and construction of stormwater and sanitary sewer collection systems, water distribution systems and facilities, and associated activities for City Utilities. Guidelines, basic design criteria, standards, and mapping are presented in the Standards. 
Outlines City Utilities general policies for coordination, approval procedures, preparation of drawings and accompanying documents, and basic criteria associated with stormwater, sanitary sewer, and potable water improvement projects. 
Outlines stormwater standards and policies for the design of stormwater facilities.
Outlines standards and policies for the design of sanitary sewers and sanitary lift stations.
Outlines standards and policies for the design of potable water distribution systems.
Outlines approved construction materials used on stormwater, sanitary, or water projects.

Outlines drawing requirements and details for use on stormwater, sanitary sewer and water projects. 

CADD Resources

The appropriate Standards and Drawings are to be used as part of the Project Documents related to the CUE project and should be used in conjunction with the other Utilities Design Resources. The details are expected to be used as presented. When a special detail is created, it must not conflict with other requirements in the Standards, other City Utilities' Engineering (CUE) Standard Drawings and Details, or National CADD Standard V5.0 (NCS) guidelines. The Standards Drawings and Details are available in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document File (PDF) and Autodesk review design filed (DWF) format. The CADD Resources are also references in Book 6 CADD Standards CADD8.02 General. 

Master Specifications

City Utilities Master Specifications are provided as a convenience and a tool for engineers doing work with or for the City Utilities. Master Specifications are provided to the Engineer with Notes to Specifier (NTS), throughout the documents. Each NTS identifies sections within the speciation that must be reviewed and edited by the Engineer. The Master Specifications are also referenced in Book 5 Materials MA2.04 Master Specifications.

Green Design Standards

The Green Design Standards Manual is a guidance document intended to supplement the City's stormwater design standards as outlined in the primary Design Standards Manual. It includes additional guidance for implementing green and sustainable design practices. The goal of this document is to introduce Low Impact Development (LID) techniques and the benefits (incentives) of using such techniques, as well as to provide sufficient information (description and applicability, advantages, disadvantages, technical guidance, and cost) on each practice. It helps more

Development Resources

Early phases of site development such as plan review are handled by City Utilities' Development Services Department. For information regarding land use, planning, zoning, permitted uses, variances, etc. please contact Community Development