Synopsis for New Section 26 2713 - Electricity Metering

For Owner metering; single and multi-circuit types.

This section includes micro-processor based digital equipment for Owner electricity metering:

  • Single circuit electricity meters.
  • Multi-circuit electricity meters.

Electricity meters in this section may be configured for use for a variety of applications, including submetering for multi-tenant buildings, load monitoring and cost allocation for industrial facilities, and energy monitoring and data logging for facilities seeking sustainable design certification such as LEED. They may be configured for connection to other systems such as building automation or electrical power monitoring systems for remote monitoring.

Synopsis for New Section 26 2300 - Low-Voltage Switchgear

Drawout; 600 V and less; low-voltage power circuit breakers.

This section includes metal-enclosed low-voltage drawout switchgear complying with IEEE C37.20.1 and listed to UL 1558, along with associated low-voltage power circuit breakers and accessories. Switchgear and switchboards, which are covered in Section 26 2413 (16442) – Switchboards, are designed and tested to different sets of standards, with significant differences in capabilities, overcurrent protective devices, space requirements, and cost.

2014 May-June Updates

As of spring 2014, SpecLink-E is on a continuous, automatic, over-the-web updating system.  Quarterly updates are no longer being issued except for required software changes.  Changes to the SpecLink-E content are highlighted in any existing project that is opened after the updates have been automatically installed.  New content appears in any new project.  As with all updates, new content will never, under any circumstances, overwrite a subscriber's customized text.

New Sections Published in May-June 2014: 

  • Section 01 3329 - Sustainable Design Reporting
  • Section 01 3329.04 - Material Content Form
  • Section 01 3329.07 - Prohibited Content Installer Certification
  • Section 23 8300 — Radiant Heating Units

Sections to be Removed Soon: 

In some cases, the content of an existing section is superceded by a new section or by addition to any existing section.  When that happens, BSD usually removes the obsolete section from the master within a few months after the new content is published. We provide this list of to-be-removed sections so that users may save a project with the to-be-removed sections for their own use.  Withdrawn content will not show in new projects. 

  • Section 01 3514.01 thru .04 -- LEED Credit Summary (2009 editions) (no replacement)
  • 01 3515 - LEED Certification Procedures (replaced by new section 01 3329 - Sustainable Design Reporting, published Spring 2014)
  • 01 3516 - LEED Submittal Forms, and 01 3516.01 thru 01 3516.07. (replaced by new sections 01 3329.04 and 01 3329.07, published Spring 2014)

Cumulative New and Removed Sections List (since Summer 2011)

Section 27 1005 — Structured Cabling for Voice and Data -- Inside-Plant (3/26/14)

This existing section has been substantially revised to include updated and expanded information. Part 1 includes new article "Administrative Requirements", and existing Part 1 article “Price and Payment Procedures” has been removed. Existing Part 1 article “Reference Standards” includes significant additions and revisions. Existing Part 2 article "Fiber Optic Cable and Adapters” has been renamed to “Fiber Optic Cable and Interconnecting Devices”. Existing Part 2 article “Enclosures” has been deleted and content has been relocated to new articles “Communications Equipment Room Fittings”, “Communications Outlets”, “Grounding and Bonding”, and “Identification Products”. Content was revised to include additional cable options (CAT 6A for copper, OS2/OM3/OM4 for fiber). Also added new Part 2 article “Source Quality Control”.

Section 09 7733 — Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic Panels (3/26/14)

This new section covers glass fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) panel "skins" only, not laminated to gypsum board, plywood, or other material, for both wall and ceiling applications. Products are manufactured with Class A or Class C fire-ratings and are intended for use in areas needing a durable, easily cleaned surface. FRP panels should be adhered to a solid substrate, and are available in both utilitarian and decorative panel designs. FRP ceiling suspension grids and trim can also be specified in this section for projects needing a complete system.

Section 09 7733 — Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic Panels (12/18/13)

This new section covers glass fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) panel "skins" only, not laminated to gypsum board, plywood, or other material, for both wall and ceiling applications.  Products are manufactured with Class A or Class C fire-ratings and are intended for use in areas needing a durable, easily cleaned surface.  FRP panels should be adhered to a solid substrate, and are available in both utilitarian and decorative panel designs.  FRP ceiling suspension grids and trim can also be specified in this section for projects needing a complete system.

Section 12 9300 — Site Furnishings (12/18/13)

This new section includes the most common types of site furnishings, including but not limited to outdoor benches, bollards, planters, tables, and waste and ash receptacles. The user may select from a range of standard, modular, or factory-fabricated products provided by a group of established manufacturers who specialize in site furnishings.

The user may use the section format as-is to specify basic options like shape, material, finish, and installation, or edit it to specify specific site furnishings and available options. Custom-fabricated site furnishings may be specified in those sections related to the particular material and fabrication used; for example, custom designed and manufactured ornamental iron benches could be specified in Section 05 5000 - Metal Fabrications.

Section 23 8200 — Convection Heating and Cooling Units (12/18/13)

This new section incorporates the following equipment previously residing in Section 23 8101 - Terminal Heat Transfer Units, replaces Section 23 8216 - Air Coils, and includes some new types of equipment:

  • (HYDRONIC AND STEAM) BASEBOARD RADIATION
  • (HYDRONIC AND STEAM) FINNED TUBE RADIATION
  • (HYDRONIC AND STEAM) CONVECTORS
  • (HYDRONIC AND STEAM) CABINET UNIT HEATERS
  • FAN-COIL UNITS
  • UNIT VENTILATORS
  • ELECTRIC BASEBOARD
  • ELECTRIC UNIT HEATERS
  • INDUCTION UNITS

The following new products have been added:

  • ELECTRIC CONVECTORS
  • ELECTRIC CABINET UNIT HEATERS
  • BLOWER-COIL UNITS
  • CHILLED BEAMS