Design Standards

Utilities & Energy Services has been designated as the official steward for the standards, guidelines, procedures, and specifications for design and sustainability on the campus of Texas A&M University. These preferences have evolved from the department's experience in overseeing the construction, operation and maintenance of Texas A&M buildings over many years. It is intended that these Guidelines serve as a uniform reference for consultants providing architectural and engineering design for Texas A&M construction projects.

The value of being able to transmit the large body of specific information and preferences contained in these Guidelines is obvious. It will result in the use of construction systems and materials which have been proven to be cost-efficient and effective. The use of these Guidelines will also improve the efficiency of the design process itself by insuring that relevant information is communicated to project designers in a timely manner.

This information is provided as a technical resource for engineering and architectural professionals for use in design and construction activities on campus. Design professionals assume responsibility for selection, reference, and appropriate application of these resources. It is your responsibility to verify that you have obtained the most current detail sheets from this website. We recommend checking this website for revisions regularly.

You may access the entire booklet by clicking on the link or view each individual design standards below.

 Individual Standard: File Type Last Updated
15kv Switches - Pad Mounted PDF 4/13/2018
15kv Switches - Underground PDF 4/13/2018
Building Automation Systems PDF 1/14/2022
Building Energy Efficiency PDF 1/22/2020
Cable Splicing & Termination Qualifications PDF 10/18/2016
Capacitor Bank PDF 4/13/2018
Electric Motors PDF 7/31/2020
Electrical Requirements for Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installations on Campus Buildings PDF 10/16/2019
Electrical Safety PDF 7/12/2018
Electrical Utility Raceway PDF 10/11/2021
Electronic Security Systems PDF 02/27/2024
Emergency Generator Systems, Automatic Transfer Switches, & Blue Pillar Systems PDF 8/30/2019
Exterior Lighting and Installation PDF 6/14/2023
General Overhead Electrical Distribution Systems PDF 10/15/2013
Grease Traps and Interceptors PDF 10/18/2021
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Piping Installations - REPLACED BY UNDERGROUND PIPING INSTALLATIONS
Hydronic Piping for Utility Plants (CHW, HHW) and Domestic Hot and Cold Water PDF 10/6/2020
Hydronic Piping in Buildings PDF 5/5/2021
Interconnection of Building Hydronic Systems to Campus Thermal Utility Infrastructure PDF 6/22/2016
Laboratory Control Systems PDF 7/15/2014
Lighting - Interior PDF 10/26/2020
Lighting - Lighting Controls PDF 1/20/2021
Medium Voltage Electrical Service & Distribution PDF 5/18/2017
Medium Voltage Power Systems PDF 8/23/2018
Piping, Equipment, and Structure Color and Identification PDF 1/21/2015
Procedures for Receiving and Disconnecting Temporary and Permanent Utility Services PDF 5/19/2017
Solid Waste & Recycling PDF 2/22/2019
Storm Drainage Utilities PDF 3/11/2016
Thermal Systems (Chilled Water & Hot Water) PDF 7/1/2020
Underground Piping Installations PDF 10/18/2021
Underground Piping System Insulations PDF 10/18/2021
Utility Metering PDF 7/26/2019
Wire Labeling PDF 1/14/2015