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Design Alert Index 09-01-2018  PDF
003C2B-DA-138 Indoor Water Features, Decorative Fountains: Recommend Non-Use 04-19-2012  PDF
003C2B-DA-141 Water Disinfection Methods and Legionella Mitigation 08-01-2013  PDF
003C2B-DA-142 For Immediate Application on All Current Projects Patient Safety in VHA Bathrooms 06-01-2014 11-01-2014  PDF
003C2B-DA-144 Revisions to Telecommunications Systems Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) Requirements 06-01-2015  PDF
003C2B-DA-145 Ante Room Requirements 08-01-2015  PDF
003C2B-DA-146 Clean Core and Operating Room Pressure Relationship 09-01-2015  PDF
003C2B-DA-147 Project Design Principles - Foundation of Design 09-01-2016  PDF
003C2B-DA-149 Design for Patient Privacy and Women Veterans’ Health 10-01-2018  PDF
00CFM1A-DA-132 Pharmacy Design Guidance - Update on Compliance with USP Chapter 797 [double-quote]Pharmaceutical Compounding - Sterile Preparations[double-quote] 05-01-2008  PDF
00CFM1A-DA-134 VA Adoption of Plenum Fans for Air-Handling Units Application 05-17-2010  PDF
00CFM1A-DA-135 Low Pressure Hot Water Boilers 05-14-2010  PDF
00CFM1A-DA-136 Sustainable High Performance Concrete Structures 03-08-2011  PDF
00CFM1A-DA-137 Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders Design Guide 04-28-2011 08-24-2011  PDF
FM-181A-DA-102 Refrigerant Leak Detectors for Chillers 10-25-1999  PDF
FM-181A-DA-104 Boiler Plant Make-up Water Alkalinity Control 04-12-2000  PDF
FM-181A-DA-105 Manufacturer Names and Model Numbers 06-19-2000  PDF
FM-181A-DA-109 Orifice Steam Traps 12-04-2001  PDF
FM-181A-DA-110 Boiler Plant Burner Performance 01-16-2002  PDF
FM-181A-DA-112 Ceiling Mounted Utility Columns for Operating Rooms 07-23-2002 04-19-2011  PDF
FM-181A-DA-113 Medical Gas (Oxygen) for Nursing Homes 08-05-2002  PDF
FM-181A-DA-117 Steam Traps: Update on Fixed Orifice or Venturi Types 05-13-2003  PDF
FM-181A-DA-121 Mycobacterial Laboratories (BSL3) Labs Architectural and Engineering Controls Update 09-15-2004  PDF
FM-181A-DA-129 Steam Trap Monitoring Systems 01-18-2007  PDF
FM-181A-DA-130 Re-insulation Direct-Buried Steam and Condensate Systems 01-18-2007  PDF
FM-181A-DA-98 Heat Strengthened and Fully Tempered Glass 07-30-1999  PDF
FM-187C-DA-09 Radiology Area Walls 10-25-1994  PDF
FM-187C-DA-11 Lead Abatement 10-25-1994  PDF
FM-187C-DA-13 Leaded Paints On-Site Removal 11-01-1994  PDF
FM-187C-DA-15 Metal Studs 11-03-1994  PDF
FM-187C-DA-16 Fixed Equipment Utilities 11-07-1994  PDF
FM-187C-DA-17 Coordination Problems Between Trades 11-09-1994  PDF
FM-187C-DA-18 Atrium Skylights Maintenance Provisions 11-09-1994  PDF
FM-187C-DA-22 Structural Steel Prime Painting within Interstitial Space 11-21-1994  PDF
FM-187C-DA-31 Radiographic/Fluoroscopic Rooms Ceiling Layout Coordination 03-07-1995  PDF
FM-187C-DA-33 Mechanical Equipment in Interstitial Space 05-03-1995 05-03-2011  PDF
FM-187C-DA-40 Shaft Walls 08-31-1995  PDF
FM-187C-DA-41 Old Metal Studs 09-06-1995  PDF
FM-187C-DA-42 Importance of Showing All Existing Utilities on Design Documents 09-20-1995  PDF
FM-187C-DA-43 Incomplete Demolition Drawings 09-20-1995  PDF
FM-187C-DA-44 Hydraulic Elevators Oil Supply Lines 10-16-1995  PDF
FM-187C-DA-45 National Pollution Discharge Elimination System 11-07-1995  PDF
FM-187C-DA-46 Lead Exposure in Construction 11-08-1995  PDF
FM-187C-DA-48 Kitchen Floors Under Rack Ovens 02-05-1996  PDF
FM-187C-DA-51 Ultrasonic Testing of Welded Joints 04-02-1996  PDF
FM-187C-DA-54 A Good Design Analysis Saves Money! 07-10-1996  PDF
FM-187C-DA-56 Control Joints in Concrete Floor Slabs 07-12-1996  PDF
FM-187C-DA-68 Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS) Failures Create New Solutions 04-21-1997  PDF
FM-187C-DA-69 Structural Steel in Interstitial Space Needs to be Painted 04-23-1997  PDF
FM-187C-DA-76 Emergency Heating for Patient Care Areas 10-15-1997  PDF
FM-187C-DA-77 Emergency Shut Down of Refrigeration Equipment 10-23-1997  PDF
FM-187C-DA-78 Roof Inspection & Maintenance 11-07-1997  PDF
FM-187C-DA-95 Building Humidification 01-13-1999  PDF