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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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  • 138 Indoor Water Features, Decorative Fountains: Recommend Non-use
  • 121 Mycobacterial Laboratories (BSL3 Labs) Architectural and Engineering Controls Update
  • 149 Patient Privacy and Women Veterans' Health, Design For
  • 142 Patient Safety in VHA Bathrooms - updated 11/1/2014
  • 132 Pharmacy Design Guidance, Update of Compliance with USP 797 “Pharmaceutical Compounding - Sterile Preparations”
  • 147 VA Project Design Principles
  • 148 VA Standards Application & User Design Input Requirements


  • 149 Patient Privacy and Women Veterans' Health, Design For
  • 137 Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders Design Guide

Electrical Engineering

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HVAC Engineering

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Physical Security & Resiliency

  • 144 Telecommunications Systems UPS Requirements Revisions

Plumbing Engineering

  • 113 Medical Gas (Oxygen) for Nursing Homes

Steam Generation/Distribution

  • None at this time

Structural Engineering

  • None at this time

Telecommunications Systems

  • 144 Revisions to Telecommunications Systems UPS Requirements