Design Standards Brief

RMIT University’s Design Standards sent out the minimum requirements for the design and construction of all RMIT facilities. The Design Standards must be referred to when designing and specifying any new facilities or refurbishing existing buildings.

The intent of the Design Standards is to help create sustainable facilities that will provide the best possible environment for learning and research. The Standards are intended to provide designers with clear performance criteria to apply to the design of new facilities, while enabling room for innovative outcomes that enhance the built environment.

The Design Standards apply to all new and refurbished buildings and construction projects across RMIT owned or leased premises.

Volume 1 Introduction (2015)

Volume 2 Architecture and Planning (2016)

Volume 3 Electrical Services (2015)

Volume 4 Fire Protection Services (2015)

Volume 5 Hydraulic Services (2015)

Volume 6 Mechanical Systems (2015)

Volume 7 Vertical Transport (2015)

Volume 8 Building Management Systems (2016)

Volume 9 Electronic Security (2016)

Volume 10 Communications (2017)

Volume 11 Audio Visual

Volume 12 Landscape (pending)

This volume of the Design Standards is currently under review. Please contact the RMIT University Property Services representative for your project for guidance on Landscape.

RMIT Retail Tenancy Design Guidelines

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Compliance checklist

Designers are required to confirm compliance and justify any proposed deviations by completing the Design Standards Checklist (XML 97.3KB).

Where compliance is achieved against a clause, this should be indicated via selecting "Yes" in the compliance column. A comment may be included providing further detail as to how compliance has been achieved.

Where compliance is not achieved "No" should be selected and a comment must be included providing a justification for the deviation.

All deviations must be approved by RMIT prior to commencing design. Unless a robust justification is provided for deviations from the Standards, it is unlikely that approval will be given.

Other standards and guidelines

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