Design Standard webpage last updated: February 15, 2024

The Facilities Design Standard (FDS) is a collaboration between UW Facilities and various campus Process Partners, and it is intended for use by design, construction, and maintenance professionals to facilitate the design, construction, and maintenance of University facilities and assets. These standards represent proven systems that are based on life cycle cost analysis, and provide functional facilities and systems that satisfy the University’s Best Practice requirements for efficient operation and maintenance.

These design standards and standard specifications are to be adhered to and incorporated into all project and maintenance contracts, for all types of contract delivery methods. Any deviations to these standards shall be vetted through a documented resolution process and approved by a representative from UW Facilities senior leadership, prior to the completion of project design documents or maintenance contracts.

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