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


The MIL-STD-1691, best defined as an Interface Standard in accordance with MIL STD 962D, is a valuable tool allowing the Military Health System (MHS) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) to more clearly express basic conceptual intent in the planning and programming of a project. The data from the tool allows the planning and programming team to develop a parametric cost estimate for associated furniture, fixtures and equipment requirements, and allows the design team to address general design requirements early in the conceptual phases of design. The medical equipment 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 furniture, fixtures and equipment.