Design Guidance

Architects, engineers, and project managers can improve the performance and quality of their buildings by following the guidance and recommendations provided within the categories of this web site. Start by navigating through one of the sections below:

  • Design Objectives
    contains information organized by the specific design goal
  • Building Types
    contains information organized by the type of building or use
  • Space Types
    contains information organized by the type of functional space within buildings
  • Design Disciplines
    contains information organized by the professional disciplines' role in the 'whole building' process
  • Products & Systems
    contains information organized by CSI MasterFormat™ or UniFormat™

Multiple links between various sections of the WBDG and the Internet allow you to easily access all relevant online information related to a topic, including design tools, federal mandates, and government and non-government standards. At the bottom-most level of the site, browse in-depth technical summaries, called Resource Pages, written by industry experts.