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School Design


For up to date information on projects see our Building Works section.

November 2015

Technical Guidance Document revised November 2015 TGD021-5: Acoustic Performance in New Primary & Post Primary School Buildings

October 2015

Revised Marking Matrix for Type 3 Projects published on October 8th (Type 3(6) and Type 3(7) added). To view click on Appointment of Consultants

June 2015

Revised Cost Limits for Primary and Post-primary schools published on 17 June 2015.  To view click on Procedures and Cost Plans and scroll down to COST LIMITS / COST PLAN TEMPLATES

March 2015

Revised tender documents for procurement of Consultants posted 23rd March 2015.  Click on Appointment of Consultants to view

January 2015

Percent for Art Scheme - example of artwork published

School Design

This section provides technical specifications for educational buildings and guidance on the procedures to be followed by Design Teams and School Authorities for their procurement. Documents are organised in the following categories:

Procedures and Cost Plans

  • Design Team Procedures [DTPs]
  • Stage Completion Certificates
  • Contract Notices & Contractor Suitability Assessment Questionnaires
  • DTP Template Documents
  • Cost Limits / Cost Plan Templates
  • Archive Document

Tender Documentation

  • Public Works Contracts
  • Model Forms
  • Archive Documents

Appointments of Consultants

  • New Procedures for Appointing Consultants
  • Suitability Assessment (Open and Restricted Procedures)
  • Award Stage Documents (Restricted Procedure for Major Projects)
  • Tender Documents (Open Procedure for Minor Projects)
  • Small Works (Summer Works and Devolved Projects)
  • Archive Documents

Design Guidance: Primary and Post-Primary

  • Primary and Post Primary Design Guidance
  • Room Layouts
  • Construction Standards
  • Percentage for Art
  • Archive Documents

Exemplars and Template Designs

  • Generic Repeat Designs
  • Exemplar Designs
  • Gallery
  • Room Layouts
  • Archive Documents

Technical Guidance Documents

  • Current Technical Guidance Documents
  • Archive Documents

Document Edition and Revision

Document edition numbers and revisions are stated on the cover of each document. To check for previous versions follow the link to the relevant section and scroll down to ARCHIVE DOCUMENTS.

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