About Our Standards

These Standards are for use by the University of Colorado Denver | CU Anschutz Medical Campus, its consultants, and contractors. They are to be used as a design guideline for the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus building and construction projects. Design teams and consultants shall provide project-specific documents and specifications in compliance with the design standards based on program needs, code analysis, and engineering analysis. The 2020 standards have been updated and replace all of the previous 2012 standards. Design teams may download the Microsoft Word version of Division 00/01 from this website or through the University project managers and limit editing to items in bold type. CSI MasterFormat Sections 02-33 is a guide for design teams to create a project specification and should not be used as the actual specification for the project. Design teams must match the CSI MasterFormat numbering in these guidelines with part 4 CSI MasterFormat numbering of this standard. 

Requests for Variance

Any variance to the Manual of Guidelines and Standards for Design and Construction must be requested by submitting the following request: Request for Variance

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