The primary function of project planning and design review section is to ensure that facilities are designed and constructed to meet established safety and environmental regulations and best practices.
EHS provides guidance and serves as the University authority on a broad array of health, safety, and environment related topics associated with renovation and construction projects. EHS reviews plans to ensure facilities are designed and constructed to meet established safety and environmental regulations and best practices.
Some areas of expertise:
- Safety Data Sheet (SDS) assistance
- Laboratory safety and equipment selection
- Local exhaust and ventilation
- Chemical use, storage and NFPA 45 compliance
- NFPA 30 compliance
- Kitchen sanitation and drinking water safety
- Radioactive material, laser, x-ray and radio frequency safety
- Asbestos & lead
- Indoor air quality, including mold, and odors
- Occupational hazards such as confined spaces, machine shops, and fall protection
- Environmental integrity of soil and waterways
- Interim Standard for Storm Water Management Design
- Sanitary sewer pretreatment devices
- Chemical and biological waste removal and clearance
- Vertebrate pest exclusion and integrated pest management
- Hearing Protection
- Respiratory Protection
The project coordinator serves as a single point of contact for University design reviews. Upon receipt of review documents, the project coordinator performs a preliminary review, identifying topics of concern. The project coordinator then meets with individual departmental subject matter experts to draft comments that are then returned to the design project manager.
A green roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems. This document was created to help ensure that green roofs do not create indoor air quality issues due to water intrusion for building occupants.
- Read our guidance onGreen Roofing Systems
It is the project manager’s responsibility to ensure that chemicals with potentially noxious odors are not used or if this is infeasible, that the chemicals do not create issues for building occupants. This document provides guidance to assist project managers during construction and renovation projects.
- View the Odorous Chemicals Guidance
- UT Austin Design and Construction Standards
- Asbestos & Lead Assessment Request (UT EID required)
- Construction Notification of Activities (PDF)
- Construction Site Procedures for Contractors (PDF)
- Odorous Chemicals Guidance (PDF)
- Chemical Waste Disposal Request (PDF)
- Discharge Request (UT EID required)
- Pre-Treatment Device Notification Form (PDF)
- Laboratory Equipment Decontamination Form (PDF)
- Laser Device Registration (PDF)
- Project Managers Training: Services and Support in Design and Construction Projects (PDF)