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Design Guidelines

 

Section 1.0: Introduction

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Mission
• Nomenclature and Acronyms
• University of Houston System
• University of Houston
• Facilities Planning and Construction Department

1/29/2018
PDF Introduction 1/29/2018
PDF Purpose 1/29/2018

Section 2.0: Fundamental Campus Values

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PDF Fundamental Campus Values 1/29/2018

Section 3.0: Project Reviews

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PDF Program Checklist 07.2022
PDF Program Verification Checklist 07.2022
PDF Schematic Design Checklist 07.2022
PDF Design Development Checklist 07.2022
PDF Construction Documents Checklist 07.2022

Section 4.0: Programming

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Programming Guidelines to be posted soon

Section 5.0: Architectural Design Guidelines

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PDF

Architectural Design Guidelines
• Overview
• Appearance and Architectural Features

1/29/2018
PDF Interior Paint and Coordinating Rubber Base Colors 02.2022
PDF Interior Paint Palette 09.2020
PDF Interior Trash and Recycling Receptacle Standards 09.2021

Section 6.0: Site and Landscape

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PDF Site and Landscape
• Overview
• Landscaping of Campus Edges
• Landscaping of Gateways
• Landscaping of Campus Streets
• Landscaping of Parking Areas
• Landscaping of Walks
• Landscaping of Open Spaces
• Planting
• Irrigation
• Site Furnishings
• Lighting
• Landscape Plans
08.2020
PDF Site Furnishings 11.2021
PDF Standard Bollard Details 07.2022

Section 7.0: Sustainable Design

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PDF Sustainable Design 01.2020
PDF LEED IEQp2 Tobacco Free Policy 06.2020
PDF LEED IEQp2 Tobacco Free Signage 06.2020
PDF LEED BD+C MPR6 Sample Data Sharing Letter 12.2020
PDF LEED BD+C IDc Sample OMv4 MR Lamp Purchasing Letter 11.2021
PDF LEED ID+C MPR6 Sample Data Sharing Letter 12.2020
PDF LEED ID+C MRc1 Sample Long Term Commitment Letter 03.2021
PDF LEED ID+C IDc Sample OMv4 MR Lamp Purchasing Letter 11.2021
PDF LEED MRp1 Recycling Programs and Policy  12.2020

Section 8.0: Space Guidelines And Utilization Goals

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PDF Space Guidelines And Utilization Goals
• Space Inventory
• Space Guidelines
• Space Factors
1/29/2018

Section 9.0: Parking Lot And Pavement Design Standards

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PDF Parking Lot And Pavement Design Standards
• Introduction
• Parking Lot Design
• Handicapped Accessible Parking
• Flexible Pavement System
• Sidewalks and Ramps
• Shuttle Bus Stops
• Security
• Drainage
1/29/2018

Section 10.0: Wayfinding Standards And Guidelines

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PDF Wayfinding Standards And Guidelines
• Introduction
• Exterior Signage
• Production, Installation, Maintenance, Replacement
• Interior Building Signage
1/29/2018

Section 11.0: Exterior Lighting

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PDF Exterior Lighting 
• Overview
• Lighting Intensities
• Light Quality
• Fixture Locations
• Relative Lighting Intensity Sequence Diagram
   1/29/2018
PDF UH Campus Standard – Pedestrian Fixture, Hinged Pole, Banner Arms    03.2022

Section 12.0: Construction Systems And Assemblies Standards And Guidelines

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Construction Systems And Assemblies Standards And Guidelines
• Introduction
• Facility Performance
• Element A / Substructure
A10 Foundations
A20 Basement Construction
• Element B / Shell
B10 Superstructure
B20 Exterior Enclosure
B30 Roofing
• Element C / Interiors
C10 Interior Construction
C20 Stairs
C30 Interior Finishes
• Element D / Services
D10 Conveying
D20 Utility Piping Systems
D30 Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
D40 Fire Protection
D50 Electrical
• Element E / Equipment and Furnishings
E10 Equipment
E20 Furnishings
• Element F / Special Construction
• Element G / Building Sitework
G10 Site Preparation
G20 Site Improvements

1/29/2018

Section 13.0: UIT Network Infrastructure and Audiovisual Design

For the latest standards, refer to UIT Network Infrastructure Standards on the University Information Technology website.

Addenda

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PDF Addendum A Laboratory Buildings 1/29/2018
PDF Addendum A.01 Laboratory Design Guide 1/29/2018
Addendum B Relocated to Section 13.0 UIT Network Infrastructure and Audiovisual Design Standards ---
PDF Addendum C Classroom and Auditoria Best Practices 1/29/2018
PDF Addendum D Fire Alarm and Special Hazard Protection Specifications
Section 05 21 00 Fire Suppression
• Section 05 21 10 Water Base Fire Suppression Systems
• Section 05 21 20 Special Hazard Fire Extinguishing Systems
• Section 05 28 30 Electronic Detection and Alarm
1/29/2018
PDF Addendum E Electronic Access Control Design Guide 8/17/2021