Monday, September 9, 2013

VA Program Guide PG-18-3
Date: September 2013
Topic 18
Transportation and Logistics Delivery
(Feasibility Study Requirements for Automated Delivery Systems)

This Program Guide provides guidance for the study, selection, and design of transportation and logistics systems in support of the design and construction of VA facilities and provides guidance for the completion of the feasibility study that will identify transportation options for VA to select in the design of projects. The Program Guide establishes requirements for the qualifications of the Medical Transport and Logistics Consultant and for systems including, but not limited to, elevators,escalators, dumbwaiters, materials delivery equipment (automatic guided vehicles [AGVs] and Autonomous Mobile Robots [AMRs], pedestrain traffic, service cart systems, pneumatic tube systems [PTS], gravity and pneumatic chute return systems for linen and trash, and Sterile Supply Distribution Systems for Veterans Affairs (VA) Facilities. This guide supplements PG-18-1 Master Construction Specifications-Division 14 Conveying Equipment and PG-18-10 Design Manual-Automatic Transport as found on CRM's technical information library at: The Program Guide is not intended to cover all aspects of transportation analysis or design, but rather to serve as a guide for planners, designers, and Medical Transport and Logistics Consultants (MTLConsultants).