Public Works and Environmental Services

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administrative offices are open to the public by appointment only at this time. Please call or email 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
703-324-5033 TTY 711
12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 448 Fairfax, VA 22035
Christopher S. Herrington

Guidelines for Architects and Engineers

The Guidelines for Architects and Engineers set forth the parameters for the design and construction of building projects implemented by the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services. These guidelines provide information that needs to be incorporated into design and construction documents for the building projects in DPWES. The Guidelines for Architects and Engineers are subject to periodic revisions. The Table of Contents includes a listing of all revisions.

Requests to modify or clarify a specific section should be sent to: Please note that these requests will be reviewed monthly for possible inclusion in future revisions to the Guidelines. You can also contact Building Design and Construction Division, DPWES, at 703-324-5800, TTY 711.

Guidelines for Architects and Engineers – March 2024
(formatted as a single document)

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