Design and Construction Project Guidelines

The primary intent of these guidelines is to provide a clear guide to assist design consultants and construction contractors in the design and construction of projects at Dartmouth College.

About the Guidelines

The guidelines are comprised of individual PDF files, grouped by discipline according to the CSI standard. Some of the sections are relatively generic while other sections provide more detailed and specific requirements. The Introduction Letter elaborates further on the intent of the guidelines, while the Table of Contents reflects the latest revised date of each section.

Please contact the College representative with whom you are working for any specific questions that may arise. Comments regarding these guidelines are welcome, and may be submitted at

Cover Sheet
Introduction Letter
Variance Request form
Table of Contents


Follow the links below to get a detailed page of each division complete with downloadable PDF files for each section.

Division 1 - General Requirements

Division 2 - Site Work

Division 3 - Concrete

Division 4 - Masonry

Division 5 - Metals

Division 6 - Wood, Plastics, and Composites

Division 7 - Thermal and Moisture Protection

Division 8 - Openings

Division 9 - Finishes

Division 10 - Specialties

Division 11 - Equipment

Division 12 - Furnishings

Division 13 - Special Construction

Division 14 - Conveying Equipment

Division 22 - Plumbing

Division 23 - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Division 25 - Integrated Automation

Division 26 - Electrical

Division 28 - Electronic Safety and Security

Division 31 - Earthwork

Division 32 - Exterior Improvements

Division 33 - Utilities

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