This document is intended to provide guidance to the Architect/Engineer (A/E) in the
development of the Integrated Project Master Schedule (IPMS) and Detailed Design
Schedule during the design phase of Medical Center Major New Facilities, Additions
and Renovations projects by the United States Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA oversees
complex projects throughout the country which require careful planning and execution
during the evolution of the projects.
The purpose of the Integrated Project Master Schedule (IPMS) is to determine the
number of days that is reasonable to complete the design, construction and activation
phases of the project. It also provides a useful road map that can be used by the A/E
and the project team to assist them in completing the project successfully.