A Division of Campus Operations


In order to fulfill its mission of providing useful planning, project development, design, and management services, DCM has created standard rules and procedures to follow in order to ensure that all work is done in a consistent and quality fashion that is helpful to everyone involved.

Available standards documents:

Audit Guidelines for KU Capital Improvement Projects

Captial Improvement Approval Process 

DCM Compliance Responsibilities 

DCM Project Management Manual 

DCM Statutes 

Design & Construction Standards
KU Design & Construction Standards

Exterior Wayfinding Sign Standards
KU Exterior Wayfinding Sign Standards

Downloadable forms.

Hot Work Permit »
Required for all work involving open flames or producing heat and/or sparks.

Hot Work Permit FAQs »
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Hot Work Permits

Hot Work Permit Database »
Lists hot work permits entered via the online Hot Work Permit system​

KBOR Project Delivery 
Procedures for Implementation of the State Educational Institution Project Delivery Construction Procurement Act

KU/City Cooperation Agreement 

KU/City Historic Preservation MOU 

Strategic Sourcing 
Strategic Sourcing Guidelines for KU Capital Improvement Projects

Utility Locating Procedures