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Proposing a Revision and the FDG Committee Review

The FDG is locked on an annual basis. Mid-year changes to the FDG will be posted in addition to the locked version for Project Manager reference.

Project Managers, A/E contractors, and members of the Stanford University community are welcome to propose changes to FDG documents by sending email to Please cc the appropriate responsible organization contact, listed by each of the individual Guides.

These proposed changes will be reviewed during the next scheduled FDG committee meeting.

The review period for formal changes may take up to 1.5 months during the process of committee review (2 weeks), FDG monthly meeting presentation, voting, and posting. Please note that although general feedback is welcome, it may take longer to incorporate than formal proposals.

To obtain a DOC version of the files that can be edited, please email

To propose formal changes to FDG Sections (follow this procedure when altering sections for submission during Plans Review)

You can propose formal changes to FDG sections in either of 2 ways:

  1. Create a document from scratch using Stanford's current CSI numbering/naming format. Contact for currently used CSI documentation. 
  2. Alter an existing section by downloading a copy of the Word document and editing the downloaded copy:
    • Ensure that the Track Changes setting is on. All changes you make to the document must be noted and underlined.
    • Save and submit the marked-up copy to the committee without accepting changes in the Word file.

To submit new or modified drawings

Departments are responsible for providing drawings that accompany specifications. If assistance is needed, Maps and Records can assist with the development of FDG drawings. Please contact us for an estimate at HelpSU (Maps and Records).

When submitting drawings, list each of the drawings at the top of the FDG document text with the title "ASSOCIATED DRAWINGS". A single drawing can be used to support multiple disciplines and multiple guidelines.