NIH Design Requirements Manual  

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Design Requirements Manual (DRM) establishes policy, design requirements, standards and technical criteria for use in planning, programming, and designing NIH owned, leased, operated, and funded building and facilities. The DRM is the only detailed design requirements and guidance manual of its kind. The information complied within the 2016 DRM is the result of technical studies that have set numerous national and international standards, lessons learned and ever-advancing architectural and engineering technologies used in the design and construction of NIH facilities.

The 2016 DRM edition constitutes a major restructuring and reorganization of the 2008 edition, with the edition of a vast amount of new and updated information for architects and engineers (A/E) and stakeholders to use in the facility design process.

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