DCAMM Construction and Design - User Guides, Manuals and Standards

Find helpful resource manuals and standards related to construction and design for the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM).

Building Information Modeling (BIM) - Find guidance and documents for the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology in DCAMM projects.

CAD Standards - DCAMM has established a CAD Standards Manual to ensure consistent and standardized identification and representation of drawing data provided by architects, designers, and consultants. All new projects documented on CAD systems will be required to use these standards. The CAD Standards Manual complies with AIA Architectural Graphic Standards and the National CAD Standard, and includes additional features reflecting the particular needs of DCAMM.   

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Cost Estimating Manual - This Consultants Estimating Manual contains forms and guidelines based on industry standards to enable consistency for DCAMM Designers and Consultants in the Cost Management of DCAMM projects.

Designer Procedures Manual - The Designer Procedures Manual defines and describes the designer's contractual tasks and obligations. These tasks encompass all project phases from the award of the contract for study through the occupancy of the facility by the user agency.

DSB House Doctor FAQ - This document provides an overview of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) by user agencies for House Doctor procurements through the Designer Selection Board.

Guidelines for the Calculation of Designer Fees - Designer Fees for building studies are typically advertised as a lump sum and any additional services are negotiated between Project Manager and the Prime Designer. However, for design and construction administration, fees are to be negotiated based on the guidance provided in this document.

Guidelines for the Preparation of Studies for Building Projects - This document provides guidelines for the preparation of studies and programs for building projects by state agencies, counties, and building authorities. Chapter Seven of the Massachusetts General Laws requires the Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) to establish these guidelines and to supervise the preparation of studies and programs.

Prequalification Information for Public Building Construction - Find helpful prequalification regulations and guidelines provided by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) on public building construction.

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