Hello everyone –
Last week, GSA announced new, performance-based facilities standards which will affect all new construction and major repair and alterations projects. The Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service (PBS), also known as the P-100, establishes PBS’ design standards and criteria for new buildings, major and minor alterations, and work in historic structures for PBS. The P100 contains policy and technical criteria to be used in the programming, design, documentation and construction of PBS buildings. This document impacts PBS’ annual building construction efforts which in certain years can be over $1 billion.
This version of the P100 is particularly significant because, for the first time, it contains performance-based standards versus prescriptive ones. We have a couple of informational pieces that we would appreciate you sharing with your organization, either through internal communications or external publication.
Former PBS Commissioner Dorothy Robyn wrote a post that you are welcome to share or reblog (with credit to GSA). If you’re looking for more details on P-100 and how it will work, engineer Martin Weiland wrote an article for the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) newsletter. Let us know if you’d like to reprint or reuse that, and we can get you a copy.
The P-100 is available, in electronic format only, at http://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/106319 and at the Whole Building Design Guide website at http://gsap100.wbdg.org/. For more information, contact xxxxx at xxxxxxx, or 202-xxx-xxxx.