Division 2 Sitework


  1. The contractor shall be responsible for satisfying any and all erosion control and stormwater management requirements for any land disturbing activities, including but not limited to on-site or off-site borrow, on-site or off-site stockpiling or disposal of waste materials.
  2. The contractor shall be responsible for obtaining rights of way to any waste disposal areas for all material not to be salvaged. Contractor shall be responsible for all fees when materials are disposed in a location not provided by CPCC.
  3. Existing facilities to be renovated: Designer to closely plan and coordinate with the Owner the utility shutdown requirements and incorporate those requirements into the contract documents.


  1. Remove all tree stumps, trees, limbs, and rubbish from construction area. Controlled burning shall not be permitted. Stockpile topsoil in an approved area for later use during final grading and restoration.
  2. All felled timber from which saw logs, pulpwood, posts, poles, ties, mine props, or cordwood can be produced shall be considered salable timber, and shall be trimmed of limbs and tops, and sawed into salable lengths. Revenue from lumber sales is credited to the Owner.

Piping and Fittings

  1. Upon completion of the work, the contractor shall provide two sets of record drawings to the College clearly illustrating the as-built elevations of all grades, structures, and pipes installed as part of the construction. The record drawings shall be prepared by and sealed by a land surveyor or professional engineer licensed in the State of North Carolina.
  2. PVC water main 4” and larger shall be SDR-18, Class 150.
  3. Water laterals 3” or smaller shall be ductile iron.
  4. PVC sewer pipe shall be PVC SDR 35 or PVC Schedule 40.
  5. Plastic marking tape with integral wires, foil backing or other means to enable detection by a metal detector when the tape is buried up to 3 feet deep.

Valves and Cocks

  1. Shop drawings shall include manufactures names, class of materials, pressure rating, catalog, and engineering data showing compliance with the specified requirements.
  2. Submit Corrective and preventive maintenance instructions, including recommended spare parts.
  3. Gate valves shall have right-hand threads.
  4. Do not direct bury valves. Any underground valves must be installed in an approved access box/enclosure and be clearly visible at grade.

Water Systems

  1. Domestic water shall be metered with valve assembly to by-pass to meter.
  2. Backflow Preventors shall be installed at all building service meters and all outside hydrants/sprinklers outlet.
  3. Post indicator valve shall be installed (if required) on all buildings that are fully sprinkled.
  4. #12 Covered Insulated Tracing Wire w/URD, shall be installed/taped to al PVC pipe (domestic and chilled water lines), the length of the pipe, from top of valve box to the building.
  5. Anchorage for water lines shall be protected against joint pulling or thrust damage by suitable mechanical joint restraint devices at all joints, fittings and other critical points.
  6. CPCC will pay the local utility directly for the water and sewer taps, meters, and any other work that the utility must perform as noted on the drawings. Contractor is responsible for coordinating the work and the local utility, but the cost is not included in the construction contract.

Landscape Design

Seed bed and plant bed preparation

  1. Gravel in top soil is not permitted.
  2. Add lime (40 lbs./1000 SF) to top soil before planting.

Turf Area Establishment

  1. Provide turf type fescue at the rate of 8 to 10 lbs. per 1000 SF
  2. Seed in September or October if at all possible. Spring planting is a second less desireable option.
  3. Provide a starter fertilizer with 1 lb. Nitrogen per 1000 SF.


  1. Minimize the number of high maintenance plantings. Provide only in highly visible areas where there is irrigation.
  2. Most of the shrubbery shall be drought and heat tolerant shrubs to be planted in non irrigated areas, see list below.
  3. Designer to verify that landscape contractor provides materials that comply with the contract documents.
  4. Designer to base design and plan on the mature size of shrubs and trees.

Groundcovers, bulbs, flowers

  1. Balance the amount of annuals and perennials. Provide annuals in irrigated areas only.
  2. Provide drought tolerant groundcover in non-irrigated areas, see list below.

Tree Planting

  1. Provide a balance of evergreen and deciduous trees.
  2. Provide the largest caliper tree(s) that the budget will allow.
  3. Limit tree planting to fall, winter, or very early spring.


  1. Provide an irrigation system around the building perimeter, outdoor student life patios, and the main vehicular entrance.
  2. Select the proper sprinkler head for the application, i.e.; do not water the hardscape.
  3. It is not intended to irrigate the entire site. (Exception may be a Central Campus site that is small and does not include a large surface parking area) There needs to be a balance of landscaping in irrigated areas, with xeriscaping and the use of drought tolerant materials.

Owner Involvement

  1. Designer must meet with the Grounds Maintenance Supervisor and the Construction Director during the Design Development phase before designing the landscaping for the project.
  2. Grounds Maintenance Supervisor will need to review the DesignDevelopment and Construction Document submittals prior to the projectgoing out for bids.


Designer must incorporate the following contractor qualification into the landscaping specifications: “Landscape contractor must employ an individual in responsible charge that is registered with the NC Landscape Contractors Registration Board (contact Sandra Kelly at 919-266-8070, PO Box 1578, Knightdale, NC 27545-9448 for more information). The contractor must also posses a valid NCDA Pesticide Applicator’s License Number with appropriate sub-classifications.”

Drought Tolerant Plants and Trees

The following is a list of plants and trees that are good for this area and can be planted where there is no irrigation.

Drought Tolerant Trees

  • Crepe Myrtle
  • Chaste Tree
  • Oak
  • Cedar
  • Pine

Drought Tolerant Vines

  • Boston Ivy
  • Carolina Jessamine
  • Clematis
  • Wisteria
  • Potato Vine

Drought Tolerant Shrubs

  • Barberry Juniper
  • Butterfly Bush (Buddleia) Mahonia
  • Cotoneaster Rose of Sharon
  • Elaeagnus Domestic
  • Firethorn Pyracantha Nandina
  • Flowering Quince Spirea
  • Holly Privet
  • Pittosporum

The only plant that needs a “rest” from being planted on CPCC properties in the future is the Wax Myrtle.There are enough of these on the current campuses.