Facilities Projects Support
Updated November 9, 2021
The Facilities Projects Support Program provides review, consultation and testing for construction projects impacting facilities occupied by UW personnel or students.
EH&S participates by providing plan review during the design phase, consultation and submittal review during design and construction and testing of select systems near the end of construction. The level of EH&S participation depends on the scope of the project and the opportunities and needs of the project management team for owned and leased facilities. EH&S collaborates with UW Project Delivery Group and their consultants, UW Facilities, and others involved in capital development and minor alterations.
Any project with potential to impact the safety of UW occupants or maintenance personnel should include EH&S as part of the project team.
EH&S provides the following services:
- Participate in program & pre-design stages
- Review design plans and specifications
- Review fire safety shop drawings
- Review consultant reports
- Test and certify fume hoods and biosafety cabinets
- Participate in commissioning of facility systems
EH&S develops and maintains a number of design guides and standards to help assure that health and safety requirements are met, which are outlined in the General EH&S Requirements.
EH&S design guides can be found on this webpage and in the Environmental Health & Safety section of the UW Facilities Design Standard webpage.
All projects involving fire detection systems and fire protection systems shall be referred to John Gunderson, EH&S senior fire protection engineer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 616-3775.
Design support personnel
The EH&S staff assigned to a project usually consists of one or more core reviewers and additional staff depending on the scope of the project. A complete list of review staff and their areas of expertise is available on the Facilities Project Support EH&S Staff Roles reference.
Frequently asked questions
A list of design criteria including design guides and specification sections is located in the design standards section above.
Leased facilities are constructed or remodeled through a similar processes but the project is not managed by the UW.