MIL-STD-1691 Construction and Material Schedule for Military Medical, Dental, Veterinary and Medical Research Laboratories  


This issuance: The Military Standard 1691 (MIL-STD-1691), henceforth referred to as "MS1691", is best defined as an Interface Standard in accordance with MIL-STD-962D. It is a valuable tool that allows the Military Health System (MHS) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to more clearly express basic conceptual intent in the planning and programming of a facility project. The data from the MS1691 allows the planning and programming team to develop a parametric cost estimate for associated furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) requirements, and allows the design team to address general design requirements early in the conceptual phases of design. The FF&E program to this level of detail supports specificity for more focused and informed architectural concept design. In addition, this tool supports earlier engineering design analysis of alternatives having fewer variances of unknowns relating to FF&E.