These are the design standards for building components and systems for renovation and new construction projects at the University of Pennsylvania. These standards been prepared to familiarize the A/E with the University's design requirements and procedures, preferred systems and materials, utility operating characteristics, and energy available on campus. Architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and landscape standards and corresponding reference material are included in the links below.
The Elevator Contractor shall be required to fully and completely abide by all of the University of Pennsylvania Design Standards and requirements prior to the submission of their bids.
All new and renovated buildings shall be provided with automatic sprinklers throughout and fire standpipe systems. The design and installation of these systems shall be in accordance with NFPA standards, City of Philadelphia Code, and FM Global requirements. The installation of all sprinklers shall only be executed by an authorized approved sprinkler contractor.
The Communication Division includes standards for data, voice and video pathways and spaces.