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Office of Construction & Facilities Management

 

DESIGN MANUALS (PG-18-10)

 

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

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Design Manual Index with titles and dates, by Discipline

Architectural

Asbestos Abatement

Automated Transport Systems    Summary of Changes

CPM Schedule and Risk Management


Electrical     Summary of Changes

Elevator - see Automated Transport section above

Equipment  -  Effective September 24, 2019 the Equipment Design Manual dated June 2006 is rescinded and shall not be utilized for VA Projects. VA project requiring equipment design information and Acquisition Code definitions should refer to the following locations:

Estimating

Fire Protection     Summary of Changes
     Clean Agent Comparison

HVAC    Chapter 6 Table (Section 508 compliant)
      Summary of Changes
      Hazard Communication Standard Policy

Interior Design   Summary of Changes

Lighting Design


Physical Security & Resiliency

Compliance Date:  All projects in VA’s Major Construction Program that are in design at the effective date of the manual but have not concluded the 35-percent design milestone (defined as Schematic Design or SD2) must incorporate the requirements of this manual.  Major projects that have reached the 35-percent design milestone are required to be in compliance with the edition of this manual effective at the time OR the current version, at the discretion of the Project Delivery Team.  

Design Manual - October 2020, Minor Revisions 09-01-2021 - Summary of Changes

Design Manual - January 2015

Other Documents

 

Plumbing     Summary of Changes


Signage and Wayfinding


Site


Steam Heating, Hot Water, and Outside Distribution Systems


Structural



Sustainable Design

Telecommunications Systems Infrastructure Standards and Design