The following UW-Madison Technical Guidelines have been developed to assist our architectural and engineering consultants in the design of quality building projects throughout the campus. Our objective is to create successful partnerships that will result in new and remodeled facilities incorporating a high degree of contextual aesthetic appeal, as well as realizing our more practical goals of reduced maintenance, lowered energy usage, and elevated durability.
The guidelines are organized according to the Construction Specifications Institute, or CSI, format. Each division includes as many standards as are currently adopted. It is our intent to update the standards regularly, as new information becomes available. They should be used in tandem with the Division of Facilities Development' Master Specifications, and do not, in any way, serve to replace them.
We encourage you to visit this site often and download our standards to your project files. We look forward to your involvement, as well as your suggestions, as we embark on this new course of facility evolution on the UW-Madison campus.
Technical Guidelines PDF
A downloadable PDF of our complete technical guidelines can be found here.