Design & Construction Standards

The various University of Florida entities responsible for the operation, maintenance, renovation, construction, and general care of the University’s buildings, utilities, and grounds require construction that is complete, durable, easily maintained, safe, and compatible with existing and planned facilities. These Standards have been established to express the requirements common to all facilities comprising the main UF campus, along with Appendices that express specific requirements. Along with the UF Design & Commissioning Services Guide, these Standards should be used by design professionals as a guide when developing project designs.

These Standards are mostly general in nature, and project-specific conditions or requirements may warrant a deviation or variance. Design professionals or UF project managers should submit and receive approval of such variances before incorporating changes into the design documents or proceeding with work that varies from these Standards.

The University recognizes that its design and construction consultants are often more aware of industry standards and emerging trends, so suggestions for improving these Standards are welcomed.

Division 1 – General Requirements

Division 3 – Concrete

Division 4 – Masonry

Division 5 – Metals

Division 6 – Wood, Plastics, and Composites

Division 7 – Thermal and Moisture Protection

Division 8 – Openings

Division 9 – Finishes

Division 10 – Specialties

Division 11 – Equipment

Division 12 – Furnishings

Division 13 – Special Construction

Division 14 – Conveying Equipment

Division 21 – Fire Suppression

Division 22 – Plumbing

Division 23 – Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Division 25 – Integrated Automation

Division 26 – Electrical

Division 27 – Communications

Division 28 – Electronic Safety and Security

Division 31 – Earthwork

Division 32 – Exterior Improvements

Division 33 – Utilities

Division 46 – Water and Wastewater Equipment


A. Health Science Center – Updated October 2022
B. Access for Persons with Disabilities
C. Stormwater Management
D. Historical Buildings; Programmatic Memorandum of Agreement
E. UF Wayfinding Appendix
F. Indoor Environmental Quality Policy
G. Tree Protection During Construction
H. On-Campus Fraternity/Sorority Planning and Construction Guidelines
J. Housing