The following UW-Madison Technical Guidelines have been developed to assist our architectural and engineering consultants in the design of quality building projects throughout campus. Our objective is to create successful partnerships that result in new and remodeled facilities incorporating a high degree of contextual aesthetic appeal while realizing our more practical goals of reduced maintenance, lowered energy usage, and elevated durability.
The guidelines are organized according to the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) format. Each division includes as many standards as are currently adopted and will be updated 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.
Download the complete Technical Guidelines (182 pages) or pdfs of Divisions from the table.