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While the differences in scale of remodeling an office and constructing a new building are vast, the process remains relatively unchanged. Bids are made, contracts are awarded and construction standards are followed. This page will reveal the construction process and the standards behind them.
The centralized source for construction standards applied to campus is the Facilities Services Design Criteria. These criteria should be consulted before a project, of any size, is intitiated. Below are criteria highlights for commonly-occuring projects on campus.
The Department of Administrative Services also plays a role in new building construction. In November 2004, DAS issued updated Sustainable Facilities Standards and Guidelines. These guidelines require all new construction and renovation of state buildings to meet US Green Building Council's LEED Silver equivalents.