Technical Guidelines

Overview

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

 

Division  Last Updated Link to DSF Guidelines
01 - General Requirements
07/27/2015 DSF Division 01
02 - Existing Conditions 10/21/2013 DSF Division 02
03 - Concrete 10/21/2013 DSF Division 03
04 - Masonry 10/21/2013 DSF Division 04
05 - Metals 10/21/2013 DSF Division 05
06 - Wood, Plastics and Composites 10/21/2013 DSF Division 06
07 - Thermal and Moisture Protection 10/21/2013 DSF Division 07
08 - Openings 10/21/2013 DSF Division 08
09 - Finishes 10/21/2013  
10 - Specialties 10/21/2013 DSF Division 10
11 - Equipment
07/23/2014 DSF Division 11
12 - Furnishings
08/22/2014  
13 - Special Construction 10/21/2013  
14 - Conveying Equipment 10/21/2013 DSF Division 14
21 - Fire Suppression
05/13/2014 DSF Division 21
22 - Plumbing 10/21/2013 DSF Division 22
23 - HVAC 10/21/2013 DSF Division 23
26 - Electrical
05/06/2015 DSF Division 26
27 - Communications
05/13/2014 DSF Division 27
28 - Electronic Safety and Security
07/27/2015 DSF Division 28
31 - Earthwork 10/21/2013 DSF Division 31
32 - Exterior Improvements
05/09/2016 DSF Division 32
33 - Utilities 10/21/2013 DSF Division 33
34 - Transportation
07/25/2014