Design Guide Index
NOTICE: VA Design Guides are in a continual process of refinement/update and new Design Guides are being developed. Update will be incremental; completed Guides will be posted on this site and noted as current. As much information in these Guides is dated, it is recommended that they be used with caution to assure that current standards of the health care industry are addressed in meeting VA's needs. A planning/design consultant may be helpful in confirming the validity of project specific data.
Design Guides are intended to help speed the design process, control cost, avoid errors and omissions, and get value for dollars spent. Design guides are developed in partnership with the using service and are benchmarked with similar private sector guides. They are to be applied flexibly, not as rigid standards.
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Ambulatory Care (Hospital Based)
Community Living Center
Digestive Diseases - Endoscopy Service
Inpatient Nursing Units
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Office of Information & Technology
Outpatient Clinic, Lease Based
Outpatient Clinic (SOC/CBOC)
Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center (PRC)
Pulmonary Medicine Service
Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders Center
Supply, Processing & Distribution (SPD)
HVAC Design Manual and other regulatory agnecies (CDC, etc.) should be consulted for Tuberculosis design criteria and standards.
Veterinary Medical Unit
- Section 1 - Introduction, Credits, Abbreviations, Legend of Symbols
- Section 2 - Narrative
- Section 3 - Relational Diagrams
- Section 4 - General Rooms: Design Guide Plates, Design Standards
- Section 5, Plate 5-1 through 5-5 - Areas Specific to VMU's: Design Guide Plates, Design Standards
- Section 5, Plate 5-6 through 5-11 - Areas Specific to VMU's: Design Guide Plates, Design Standards
- Section 5, Plate 5-12 through 5-16 - Areas Specific to VMU's: Design Guide Plates, Design Standards
- Section 6 - Operating Suite and Radiographic Suite: Design Guide Plates, Design Standards
- Section 7 - Containment Suites: Design Guide Plates, Design Standards
Download TIL Standards from VA FTP site. Instructions for FTP Download
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