Guidelines and Standards - Owned and Supported Infrastructure

Technical Resource Centre - Buildings
Guidelines and Standards

** NOTE ** Please refer to the Technical Design Requirements for Alberta Infrastructure Facilities for additional requirements. Any questions, please contact Cam Munro at or 780-422-7456

Owned and Supported Infrastructure


Revision Date

1998_Schedule_of_Fees_AAA_APEGA Recommended Conditions of Engagement and Schedule of Professional Fees for Building Projects (AAA APEGA) May 1998
DesignExcellenceStaff Manual Procedures leading to Project Design Excellence August 2013
Consultant_Selection.pdf Consultant Selection Policy for Consulting Services April 2009
Bldg Envelope Cx Guideline for Building Envelope Commissioning: New Buildings August 2016
Flood Risk Management Guidelines for Location of New Facilities Funded by Alberta Infrastructure June 2017
WildfireProtection.pdf Guideline for Wildfire Protection of Institutional Building in Forested Regions in Alberta March 2013
Solar Photovoltaic Guidelines Planning and Installation for Alberta Infrastructure Projects December 2017
LEED_PD_Manual.pdf LEED Project Delivery Process Manual November 2016
LEED_PD_Appendices.pdf LEED Project Delivery Process Manual - Appendices November 2016
LEEDCostAnalysis.pdf LEED Gold Certification Cost Analysis April 2009
SummaryReport.pdf - LEED Gold Certification Cost Analysis July 2008

Environmental Hazards

EMR.pdf Environmental Management Requirements (EMR) for Hazardous Materials and Contaminated Sites September 2016
HazardousMaterialsWorkProcess.pdf Process required by Project Managers when working on buildings which may contain hazardous materials. February 2014
Environmental Management Requirements (EMR) Checklists:
Asbestos Checklist January 2013
Biohazardous Material Checklist January 2013
CFCs Checklist January 2013
Hydrocarbon Checklist January 2013
Lead Checklist January 2013
Mercury Checklist January 2013
Mould Checklist April 2013
PCB Checklist January 2013
Radioactive Checklist February 2013
Unidentified Abandoned Chemicals Checklist February 2013
ContaminatedSitesWorkProcess.pdf Process required by Project Managers when working on sites which may contain hazardous materials. April 2014


TechDesignRequirements.pdf Technical Design Requirements for Alberta Infrastructure Facilities March 2019
Technical Design Requirement Addendums Updates to Sections/Appendices that occur between Edition revisions
Addendum #__ Section/Appendix: ______
TDR Appendix "G" Excel Spreadsheet Green Building Standards February 2018
TDR Climate Resiliency Study Infrastructure recently completed a study to identify future climate change impacts on Alberta’s public buildings. July 2018
AHS_Struc_Cab_Req_V2-3.pdf Alberta Health Services Structured Cabling Requirements, Version 2.3 September 2016


Physical Security Guidelines & Standards for Government of Alberta Facilities, Version 2.0

January 2018
Open Office Etiquette.pdf Alberta Government Workplace Etiquette Reference Document January 2017
UniversalDesign.pdf The Seven Principles of Universal Design August 2011
Technical & Research Documents: Design & Technology Series:
Ongoing information 01 - PERSIST October 2016
covering design, technology 02 - Sloped vs. Vertical Glazing October 2015
and innovative topics. 03 - Green Roof Design October 2015

Both the "Design & Technology

04 - Building Integrated Photovoltatics October 2016

Series", and the "Research Papers"

05 - EIFS Assemblies October 2016
Are relevant to Government of 06 - Understanding Insulation December 2016
Alberta projects. 07 - Green Building Standards May 2017
08 - Operable Partitions September 2017
09 - Electric Vehicles January 2018
10 - Deeper Greening October 2018
11 - WELL Building Standard December 2018
Research Papers:
Solar Energy for Public Buildings in Alberta May 2016
District Energy and Co-generation for Public Buildings in Alberta June 2016
Renewable Energy Strategies for Communities in Alberta October 2016


Technical Design Requirements for Health Care Facilities

** This document has been incorporated into the Technical Design Requirements for Alberta Infrastructure Facilities, various sections **

July 2009

InfectionPreventionControl Health Care Facility Design Guidelines and Preventative Measures for Construction, Renovation and Maintenance Activities (AHS) March 2016
BarrierFree2004.pdf Design Aid for Barrier-Free Accessibility in Existing Buildings, 2004 July 2004
BarrierFree2008.pdf Barrier-Free Design Guide, 2008 July 2008

Updated Barrier-Free Design Guide for 2017:

In partnership with the Barrier-Free Council of the Safety Codes Council, Safety Services has developed the Barrier-Free Design Guide to provide further interpretation and understanding of accessibility requirements under section 3.8. of the Alberta Building Code. The Guide also makes recommendations for best practice design solutions including residential living.

Barrier-Free Design Guide ,2017

A copy of the Guide may be purchased from the Safety Codes Council at:

1000, 10665 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3P9
Telephone: 1-888-413-0099
Fax: 1-888-424-5134
or on their website at:

June 2017
EMCSGuideline_2002.pdf Alberta Infrastructure Energy Management Control System (EMCS) Guideline for Logical Point Mnemonics March 2002
ArchitecturalGuidelines.pdf Architectural Design Guidelines for Schools November 2012
ClassroomControlsGuideline.pdf High Performance Modulare Clasroom Controls Guidelines July 2013

Digital Project Delivery

BidDocumentChecklist.pdf Bid Document / Drawing Review Checklist July 2017
AIMReqConsultant Asset Information Management, Consultant Requirements March 2018
AIMReqContractor Asset Information Management, Contractor Requirements March 2018
AIMReqDesignBuild Asset Information Management, Design-Builder Requirements March 2018
AIMExPlanTemplate Asset Information Management, Execution Plan Template March 2018
BIMReqConsultant Building Information Modelling, Consultant Requirements March 2018
BIMReqDesignBuild Building Information Modelling, Design-Builder Requirements March 2018
BIMCOBieReq Building Information Modelling, COBie Requirements March 2018
BIMExPlanTemplate Building Information Modelling, Execution Plan Template March 2018
Alberta Infrastructure Standards for Consultant Deliverables for Building Projects November 2011
SpecPrep Project Manual (Specification) Preparation Instructions for Alberta Infrastructure Building Construction Contracts April 2013


SES StartUp Site and Environmental Services - Start-Up Meeting Agenda / Report June 2004
ProjectSignage (unavailable, currently being updated) Capital Project Identification Signage Guidelines October 2017
Commissioning Commissioning (Facility Start-Up) Forms


POE Post Occupancy Evaluation - Methodology May 2014
MouldManagement.pdf Mould in Indoor Environments Risk Assessment and Management Program Handbook June 2007


Environmental Operations of Alberta Infrastructure Facilities, Third Edition

May 2018

Dispute Resolution Process

DisputeResolution.pdf Dispute Resolution Process for Government of Alberta for Construction Contracts 1997

Standing Offers


Pre-Qualification Master Agreement Call-Up Process and Performance Evaluation Guidelines January 2016

Additional Supported Infrastructure Documents

Pre-Design Phase

Revision Date

ConstMgmt.pdf Construction Management - An Owner's Guide to Using the "Construction Management" Project Delivery System on Alberta Infrastructure Funded Projects April 2001

Design Phase

GFNA07122016.pdf Grossing Factors & Net Areas Guidelines
For Healthcare Facilities in Alberta
July 2016

Design Guidelines for Continuing Care Facilities in Alberta

This document describes "best and contemporary practices" for continuing care facilities and is intended to promote innovative design for Supportive Living and Facility Living environments in Alberta

August 2018
operationsmaintenance.pdf Operations and Maintenance
Handbook for School Facilities *
April 2001
SoundFieldGuide.pdf Sound-Field Systems Guide for Classrooms May 2004

Title Block Drawings

Each of the title block drawing files contains:
- Pre-loaded Alberta Infrastructure CAD layers for the selected discipline.
- Option to select variety of sheet sizes within the drawing file.


File Name / Drawing Sizes

Revision Date


A_Arch_Proto.dwg / A0 - 1165 x 817 mm, A1 - 817x570 mm, A2 - 570x396 mm, 11 x 17 February 2014


S_Struct_Proto.dwg / A0 - 1165 x 817 mm, A1 - 817x570 mm, A2 - 570x396 mm, 11 x 17 February 2014


P_Plumb_Proto.dwg / A0 - 1165 x 817 mm, A1 - 817x570 mm, A2 - 570x396 mm, 11 x 17 February 2014


M_Mech_Proto.dwg / A0 - 1165 x 817 mm, A1 - 817x570 mm, A2 - 570x396 mm, 11 x 17 February 2014


E_Elec_Proto.dwg / A0 - 1165 x 817 mm, A1 - 817x570 mm, A2 - 570x396 mm, 11 x 17 February 2014

Site Development

C_Site_Proto.dwg / A0 - 1165 x 817 mm, A1 - 817x570 mm, A2 - 570x396 mm, 11 x 17 February 2014


F_Fire_Proto.dwg / A0 - 1165 x 817 mm, A1 - 817x570 mm, A2 - 570x396 mm, 11 x 17 February 2014


L_Landscape_Proto.dwg / A0 - 1165 x 817 mm, A1 - 817x570 mm, A2 - 570x396 mm, 11 x 17 February 2014

Letter Size

Letter_Proto.dwg / 8-1/2 x 11 in February 2014

Tabloid Size

Tabloid_Proto.dwg / 11 x 17 in February 2014

Technical Bulletins

Revision Date

TB-001A.pdf De-Icing Concrete October 2016
TB-020B.pdf Asbestos Management September 2013
TB-037.pdf Arc Flash and Workplace Electrical Safety September 2009
TB-038.pdf Security Considerations for Secure Rooms Located in Varied Use Facilities September 2012
TB-039.pdf Sustainable Rating Systems and Initiatives Available in Canada December 2015

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