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ALERTS

Technical Information Library (TIL) - The source for VA's electronic Design and Construction Information

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Standards Alerts

This category of Alert serves to identify innovative and broad ranging Standards and Design processes and procedures that have a major impact on the VA's goal of delivering world-class facilities

  • Standards Alerts Index
  • 001 - VA Adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • 002a - Standardization of Square Footage Space Definitions and Measurements for VA Facilities
  • 011 - Cardiovascular Laboratory Service Design Guide
  • 016 - Amalgam Separators

Design Alerts

Design Alerts are issued for the purpose of reducing construction change orders and for addressing other construction related issues.

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General

  • 017 Coordination Problems Between Trades
  • 043 Demolition Drawings Incomplete
  • 054 Good Design Analysis Saves Money
  • 016 Fixed Equipment Utilities
  • 138 Indoor Water Features, Decorative Fountains: Recommend Non-use
  • 011 Lead Abatement
  • 046 Lead Exposure in Construction
  • 013 Leaded Paints On-Site Removal
  • 105 Manufacturer Names and Model Numbers
  • 121 Mycobacterial Laboratories (BSL3 Labs) Architectural and Engineering Controls Update
  • 142 Patient Safety in VHA Bathrooms - updated 11/1/2014
  • 132 Pharmacy Design Guidance, Update of Compliance with USP 797 “Pharmaceutical Compounding - Sterile Preparations”
  • 055 Renovation Projects and Firesafing Existing Facilities
  • 147 VA Project Design Principles
  • 148 VA Standards Application & User Design Input Requirements

Architecture

  • 018 Atrium Skylights Maintenance Provisions
  • 068 Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS) Failures Create New Solutions
  • 098 Heat Strengthened and Fully Tempered Glass
  • 108 Isolation Rooms Update Switchable Negative/Positive Pressure
  • 048 Kitchen Floors Under Rack Ovens
  • 015 Metal Studs
  • 041 Metal Studs (Old)
  • 031 Radiographic/Fluoroscopic Rooms Ceiling Layout Coordination
  • 009 Radiology Area Walls
  • 078 Roof Inspection and Maintenance
  • 040 Shaft Walls
  • 137 Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders Design Guide
  • 069 Structural Steel in Interstitial Space Needs to be Painted
  • 022 Structural Steel Prime Painting within Interstitial Space

Electrical Engineering

  • 144 Revisions to Telecommunications Systems UPS Requirements

Elevators

  • 044 Elevator (Hydraulic) Oil Supply Lines

HVAC Engineering

  • None at this time

Physical Security & Resiliency

  • 144 Telecommunications Systems UPS Requirements Revisions

Plumbing Engineering

  • 112 Ceiling Mounted Utility Columns for O.R.
  • 113 Medical Gas (Oxygen) for Nursing Homes
  • 141 Water Disinfection Methods and Legionella Mitigation

Steam Generation/Distribution

  • 110 Boiler Plant Burner Performance
  • 104 Boiler Plant Make-Up Water Alkilinity Control
  • 135 Low Pressure Hot Water Boilers
  • 130 Reinsulating Direct-Buried Steam and Condensate Systems
  • 109 Orifice Steam Traps
  • 129 Steam Trap Monitoring Systems
  • 117 Steam Traps: Update on Fixed Orifice or Venturi Types

Structural Engineering

  • 056 Control Joints in Concrete Floor Slabs
  • 051 Ultrasonic Testing of Welded Joints