​​​​​The Facilities Manual provides procedures for planning, programming, and executing facilities projects for the System. Specific facilities-related contracting procedures are provided separately by the Construction Support Office.


Binder 1

Volume I.    Statutory Requirements (Act 188)
Volume II​.   Board of Governors Policies and Regulations
Volume III.  Facilities Maintenance Projects
Volume IV.   Capital Appropriations Approval Process
  • Appendix IV-1. Capital Appropriation Definitions
  • Figure IV-1. Capital Appropriations Process
  • Figure IV-2. Capital Budget Project Justification Form
  • Figure IV-3. Capital Project Justification and Cost Estimating Information
  • Figure IV-4.​  Project Program Statement
  • Figure IV-5. -reserved for future use-
  • Figure IV-6. Determination of Tax-Exempt Category for Capital Projects Form
  • Figure IV-6a. PA Management Directive 105.5 
Volume V.  System Financed Capital Projects Planning and Programming Guide

Binder 2

Volume VI​.  Facilities Planning
Volume VI-A.  Inventory
Volume VI-B.   Space Guidelines
Volume VI-C.  University Master Planning
Volume VI-D.  Condition Audits and Life Cycle Requirements

Binder 3

Volume VII​.  Programming
Volume VII-A.  Capital Appropriated Projects
Volume VII-B.  State System Financed Projects
Volume VII-C.  Real Estate Manual
Volume VII-D.  Emergency Projects
Volume VII-E.  Special Projects Planning
Volume VIII.  Accomplishment of Facilities Projects
Volume VIII-A.  State System of Higher Education Facilities Project Administration
Volume VIII-B.  Department of General Services Facilities Projects Administration
Volume IX.  Special Projects
Volume IX-A.  Official Residences
  • Appendix IX-A-1. Procedures for Building, Renovating, or Acquiring an Official Residence 
  • Figure IX-A-1. Request for Project Approval for an Official Residence
Volume IX-B.  Historic Facilities
  • Appendix IX-B-1. Act 1988-72 -- Link to Site
  • Appendix IX-B-2. Historic Resource Survey Form Packet -- Link to Forms
  • Appendix IX-B-3. Memorandum of Agreement, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
  • Appendix IX-B-4.​ The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings (Revised 1983) -- Link to Site
Volume IX-C.  Statutory Requirements
Volume X.  Facilities Reports

Page Updated:  September, 2018