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Design and Construction Standards

A detail shot of the Hokie Stone on Eggleston Hall.

Campus buildings and outdoor spaces play a major role in defining our institutional image and in creating an ambiance that makes Virginia Tech unique. The quality of landscape and building design has a profound impact on the visual appearance of the campus and how the university and the surrounding community are perceived and integrated. 

The Division of Campus Planning, Infrastructure, and Facilities (CPIF) seeks to maintain the architectural traditions at Virginia Tech while maximizing the potential of each campus project for efficiency, accessibility, and longevity. To that end, CPIF has developed design standards that set the quality expectations for all new and renovation construction projects for Virginia Tech.

These design standards are provided in the Virginia Tech Design and Construction Standards Manual (DCSM) and work in tandem with the Virginia Tech Master Plans and Policies and the Virginia Tech Construction and Professional Services Manual (VT CPSM).

Manual

2022 Design and Construction Standards Manual

DCSM Summary of Changes 2021 R1 to 2022

 

Appendices

 

Associated Documents

Design Waiver Approval Routing Flowchart

Detail Library

Forms Library

University Plans and Policies

Virginia Tech Construction and Professional Services Manual

 

Archive

The Archive houses prior releases of the Design and Construction Standards Manual and the accompanying documents for each release.

 

Training

The Training page houses video recordings and slides of the training presentations for the versions of the DCSM.

Contact


Design and Construction Standards Team

designstandards@vt.edu

Mailing Address
Division of Campus Planning, Infrastructure, and Facilities (0529)
Sterrett Center
Virginia Tech
230 Sterrett Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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