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Owner's Design Guidelines

What Are the Owner's Design Guidelines?

Administration Building

Master Construction Specifications, Design Guideline Elements and various other Supplemental Resources such as Interior Finishes Standards, Installation Details, HVAC Control Contract Document Requirements, etc. are all combined under the heading of the Owner's Design Guidelines.

They are to be used in the development of Contract Documents for all
MD Anderson Cancer Center design and construction Projects.


These guidelines have been developed as a collaborative cross-divisional effort through coordination with various MD Anderson personnel and outside consultants to identify preferred methods and materials of construction. The documents are continually evaluated and modified as required to insure they evolve to be an indispensable set of tools that will help us all provide this Institution with the quality facilities that are desired, required and deserved.

All facilities staff, consultants and contractors are encouraged to participate in the ongoing development of these guidelines by communicating any concerns, suggestions or questions. The forms below has been provided to allow formal consideration and processing of any input you may have.

  • Please download, complete and forward the following MS Word document form by email, fax, interoffice mail or hand deliver to the number/address provided.

      Guideline Revision Request Form

Announcements

July 24, 2014: CSI Division 01 – General Commissioning Requirements:
Section updated to the current Institutional Standards per the FM Project Delivery Initiative and approved by Senior Management.

January 09, 2014: CSI Division 01 – General Requirements:
Initial adoption and posting of section 01 79 00 - Demonstration and Training

July 24, 2014: Element Z4010 – Fire Command Rooms:
Standardized all High-Rise key boxes and Fire Depository boxes that house documents and keys used by the Houston Fire Department.​

February 04, 2014: Element D5034 – Nurse Call / Communication Systems:
Full Document Replacement, with decision tree components, part numbers and full campus definitions.​

December 17, 2013: Construction Submittal Templates:
Posted Commissioning Plan Template.

October 10, 2013: Supplemental Resources:
Updated ID/IQ Program document listing Contact Information, Agreement Numbers & Renewal Periods.

February 26, 2013: HVAC Control Contract Document Requirements:
Added drawing template for OAHU with Fan Array Systems.



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