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Design Manual Index with titles and dates, by Discipline

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Asbestos Abatement

Automated Transport Systems    Change Summary

CPM Schedule and Risk Management

Electrical     Change Summary

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Equipment  -  Effective September 24, 2019 the Equipment Design Manual dated June 2006 is rescinded and shall not be utilized for VA Projects.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 Manual

Fire Protection     Change Summary
     Clean Agent Comparison

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

Interior Design   Change Summary

Lighting   Change Summary


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 05-01-2024 - Change Summary

Design Manual - January 2015

Other Documents


Plumbing     Change Summary


Signage and Wayfinding

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Steam, Heating Hot Water, and Outside Distribution Systems

Structural   Change Summary

Sustainable Design

Telecom Systems Infrastructure Standards and Design