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.

  • Table of Contents – Updated June 2019
  • Introduction and Variance/Revision Procedure – Updated June 2019
  • Standards Variance and Revision Request Form – Updated July 2018
  • Division 1 – General Requirements

  • 010000 – GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Division 3 – Concrete

  • 030000 – CONCRETE
  • Division 4 – Masonry

  • 040000 – MASONRY
  • Division 5 – Metals

  • 050000 – METALS – Updated February 2020
  • Division 6 – Wood, Plastics, and Composites

  • 060000 – WOOD, PLASTICS, AND COMPOSITES
  • Division 7 – Thermal and Moisture Protection

  • 070000 – THERMAL AND MOISTURE PROTECTION
  • 075000 – ROOFING – Updated February 2020
  • Division 8 – Openings

  • 081000 – DOORS AND FRAMES
  • 084000 – STOREFRONTS, CURTAINWALLS, AND WINDOWS
  • 087000 – HARDWARE – Updated February 2020
  • Division 9 – Finishes

  • 090000 – FINISHES – Updated February 2020
  • Division 10 – Specialties

  • 101400 – SIGNAGE
  • 102000 – INTERIOR SPECIALTIES – Updated February 2020
  • 104000 – SAFETY SPECIALTIES
  • Division 11 – Equipment

  • 115300 – LABORATORY EQUIPMENT – Updated February 2020
  • 118200 – SOLID WASTE HANDLING EQUIPMENT
  • Division 12 – Furnishings

  • 122000 – WINDOW TREATMENTS
  • 123000 – CASEWORK
  • 126000 – MULTIPLE SEATING
  • Division 13 – Special Construction

  • 132100 – CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT ROOMS
  • Division 14 – Conveying Equipment

  • 142000 – ELEVATORS AND LIFTS
  • Division 21 – Fire Suppression

  • 211000 – WATER-BASED FIRE-SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS – Updated February 2020
  • 212000 – FIRE-EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS
  • 213000 – FIRE PUMPS – Updated February 2020
  • Division 22 – Plumbing

  • 220000 – PLUMBING – Updated June 2019
  • Division 23 – Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

  • 230500 – COMMON WORK RESULTS FOR HVAC – Updated June 2019
  • 230553 – IDENTIFICATION FOR HVAC PIPING & EQUIPMENT – Updated December 2018
  • 230593 – TESTING, ADJUSTING, AND BALANCING FOR HVAC – Updated June 2019
  • 230700 – HVAC INSULATION – Updated December 2018
  • 232000 – HVAC PIPING AND PUMPS – Updated December 2018
  • 233000 – HVAC AIR DISTRIBUTION – Updated February 2020
  • 234000 – HVAC AIR CLEANING DEVICES – Updated December 2018
  • 235000 – CENTRAL HEATING EQUIPMENT – Updated February 2020
  • 236000 – CENTRAL COOLING EQUIPMENT
  • 237000 – CENTRAL HVAC EQUIPMENT – Updated December 2018
  • 238000 – DECENTRALIZED HVAC EQUIPMENT – Updated December 2018
  • Division 25 – Integrated Automation

  • 250000 – BUILDING AUTOMATION GENERAL REQUIREMENTS – Updated June 2019
  • 250553 – NAMING & IDENTIFICATION – Updated June 2019
  • 251000 – BUILDING AUTOMATION NETWORK EQUIPMENT – Updated June 2019
  • 251300 – BUILDING AUTOMATION REPORTING – Updated June 2019
  • 251500 – BUILDING AUTOMATION GRAPHICS – Updated June 2019
  • 253000 – BUILDING AUTOMATION INSTRUMENTATION – Updated June 2019
  • 255000 – INTEGRATED AUTOMATION FACILITY CONTROLS
  • 259000 – INTEGRATED AUTOMATION CONTROL SEQUENCES/DETAILS – Updated June 2019
  • Division 26 – Electrical

  • 260500 – COMMON WORK RESULTS FOR ELECTRICAL – Updated February 2020
  • 260900 – INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL FOR ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS – Updated February 2020
  • 261000 – MEDIUM-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION
  • 262000 – LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION
  • 263000 – FACILITY ELECTRICAL POWER-GENERATING AND STORING EQUIPMENT
  • 265000 – LIGHTING – Updated December 2018
  • Division 27 – Communications

  • 275126 – ASSISTIVE LISTENING SYSTEMS
  • Division 28 – Electronic Safety and Security

  • 281000 – ELECTRONIC ACCESS CONTROL AND INTRUSION DETECTION
  • 282000 – ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE
  • 283100 – FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM – Updated February 2020
  • Division 31 – Earthwork

  • 310000 – EARTHWORK
  • 313100 – SOIL TREATMENT
  • Division 32 – Exterior Improvements

  • 321000 – BASES, BALLASTS, AND PAVING
  • 323000 – SITE IMPROVEMENTS
  • 328000 – IRRIGATION
  • 329000 – PLANTING – Updated February 2020
  • Division 33 – Utilities

  • 330900 – UTILITIES METERING – Updated February 2020
  • 331000 – WATER UTILITIES – Updated February 2020
  • 332000 – WELLS
  • 333000 – SANITARY SEWERAGE UTILITIES – Updated February 2020
  • 334000 – STORM DRAINAGE UTILITIES – Updated February 2020
  • 335000 – FUEL DISTRIBUTION UTILITIES – Updated February 2020
  • 336000 – HYDRONIC & STEAM ENERGY UTILITIES – Updated June 2019
  • 337000 – ELECTRIC UTILITIES
  • Division 46 – Water and Wastewater Equipment

  • 460000 – WATER AND WASTEWATER EQUIPMENT
  • Appendix

    A. Health Science Center
    B. Access for Persons with Disabilities
    C. Stormwater Management
    D. Historical Buildings; Programmatic Memorandum of Agreement
    E. Not Used
    F. Indoor Environmental Quality Policy
    G. Tree Protection During Construction
    H. On-Campus Fraternity/Sorority Planning and Construction Guidelines
    I. IFAS
    J. Housing