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Hotel Design Due Diligence – Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Summary: The first step to designing a hotel, or any project for that matter, is a thorough due diligence.  The due diligence checklist below is a proven tool I recommend for hotel design.  The same document is available in Word format by downloading a file using this link:

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ARCHITECT

 

Company:

Address:

 

Tel:

Fax:

Contacts:

 

 

 

PROJECT LOCATION

 

Address:

 

 

 

Directions:

 

 

 

APPLICABLE CODES

 

BUILDING:

MECHANICAL:

PLUMBING:

ELECTRICAL:

FIRE:

ENERGY:

Notes/Comments:

 

 

 

 

BUILDING PLAN REVIEW

 

Name:

Address:

 

Contacts:

 

Tel:

Fax:

Email:

 

Building Importance Factor:

Seismic Zone:

Equipment Screening Expectations:


MECHANICAL PLAN REVIEW

 

Name:

Address:

 

Contact:

 

Tel:

Fax:

Email:

 

 

Are there any special local amendments to the codes?

Who submits plans for review?

How is U-value for tapered roof insulation computed?

Design conditions: ____/____dry bulb/wet bulb cooling,

_____ design heating temp

            ________ extreme heating temp

 

 

 

 

PLUMBING PLAN REVIEW

 

Name:

Address:

 

Contact:

 

Tel:

Fax:

Email:

 

 

Are there any special local amendments to the codes?

Who submits plans for review?

What are plan review expectations?:

Plastic pipe allowed below slab?

CPVC allowed for distribution?

Cold water pipe insulation recommended?

Are isometric riser diagrams required?

Show fixture counts on risers only OK?

Water service back flow preventer location:

Sovent plumbing system allowed?

Other plan review data required?

 

 

 


ELECTRICAL PLAN REVIEW

 

Name:

Address:

 

Contact:

 

Tel:

Fax:

Email:

 

Are there any local amendments to the codes?

Who submits plans for review?

Verify plan review expectations

NMC allowed for 3 story building?

MC allowed?

Aluminum OK for 100 amps and larger feeders?

Red fire alarm cable allowed?

Interpretation of dwelling unit vs hotel unit?

Receptacle layout greater than 12’ spacing OK per NEC 210.60(B)?

Air quality permit required for diesel emergency generators?

Documentation for fuse and breaker coordination for elevators?

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRE MARSHAL REPRESENTATIVE

 

Name:

Address:

 

Contact:

 

Tel:

Fax:

Email:

 

 

Who submits plans to Fire Department?

Sprinkler pump required?

Fire pump required?

Emergency power for fire pump?

Hazard Classification:

Flow required per sf:

Head spacing requirements:

Attic coverage:

Coverage above A/C unit in closet?

Residual pressure required at furthest head:

Changes to pressure expected in the future due to area growth?

Air quality permit required for engine driven fire pumps?

Egress sign color (red)(green)

Egress signs high and low required? Exactly where?

Emergency power elevator?

Emergency power for other systems?

Effects of building height:

Hoods: Which fans run during fire? Hood? MUA?

Hood/MUA fans need emergency power? (only for smoke removal?)

Detectors required in which spaces?

Fire fighters’ communications system?

 

 

 

 

 

NATURAL GAS COMPANY

 

Name:

Address:

 

Contact:

 

Tel:

Fax:

Email:

 

 

Initial Application to Start Utility Engineering:

Gas available?

Size of service pipe:

Standard pressures available for service:

Rules/Publications for service:

 

 

 

 

ELECTRICAL UTILITY

 

Name:

Address:

 

Contact:

 

Tel:

Fax:

Email:

 

 

Initial Application to Start Utility Engineering:

Overhead or Underground Service?

Standard service voltages available?

Transformer: (Pad mounted) (UG)(Pole mounted):

Clearances around transformer:

Pad or vault required?

Rules/Publications for service:

Application forms for temporary service:

Contact:

Document requirements:

 

Application forms for permanent service:

Contact:

Document requirements:

 

 

 

 

CABLE TELEVISION UTILITY

 

Name:

Address:

 

Contact:

 

Tel:

Fax:

Email:

 

 

Who will be contracting for the service? Owner/Contractor/Engineer?

Rules/Publications for service:

Expectations for interface on this project:

Demarc Location:

Raceway requirements:

Longest run allowed:

Backboard:

Electrical power:

Air Conditioning requirements:

 

 

 

 

TELEPHONE / INTERNET UTILITY

 

Name:

Address:

 

Contact:

 

Tel:

Fax:

Email:

 

 

Who will be contracting for the service? Owner/Contractor/Engineer?

Rules/Publications for service:

Expectations for interface on this project:

Demarc Location:

Raceway requirements:

Longest run allowed:

Backboard:

Electrical power:

Air Conditioning requirements:

 

 

 

 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT

 

Name:

Address:

 

Contact:

 

Tel:

Fax:

Email:

 

 

Who submits plans to Health Department?

Kitchen Rule/Publications:

Pool Chemical Treatment:

Spa Chemical Treatment:

Garbage Disposers allowed?

Sizing criteria for grease interceptors:

 

 

 

 

ADA PLAN REVIEW

 

Name:

Address:

 

Contact:

 

Tel:

Fax:

Email:

 

 

Accessible room doorbell: Is light and horn required for bathroom?

 

 

 

 

CIVIL ENGINEER

 

Name:

Address:

 

Contact:

 

Tel:

Fax:

Email:

 

WATER AND SEWER PROVIDER:

Name:

Address:

 

Contact:

 

Tel:

Fax:

Email:

 

SEWER

Location of connection:

Pipe size:

Invert at point of connection:

Invert of nearest upstream manholes flood rim (back water valves):

 

WATER SERVICE PRESSURE

Static Pressure:

Residual pressure:

Basis of pressure:

Future pressure expectations:

 

FIRE SPRINKLER WATER

Location of connection:

Pipe size:

Invert at point of connection:

Flow demand:

Back flow device:

Booster Pump?

 

DOMESTIC WATER

Location of connection:

Pipe size:

Water Hardness (provide water softener if > 7 grains/gal):

Invert at point of connection:

Flow demand:

Meter location:

Back flow device:

Booster Pump Required?

 

IRRIGATION WATER

Location of connection:

Pipe size:

Flow demand:

Meter location:

Back flow device:

 

 

 

 

SOILS ENGINEER (GEOTECH)

 

Name:

Address:

 

Contact:

 

Tel:

Fax:

Email:

 

 

Settlement Expected:

Soil pH (corrosive)

Plastic pipe allowed below grade?

Cathodic protection required?

 

 

 

 

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

Name:

Address:

 

Contact:

 

Tel:

Fax:

Email:

 

 

Seismic Zone:

Zone Factor:

Foundation footing locations:

Shear wall locations:

Limitations on penetrations: