FINAL, 09 JULY 02
This handbook provides mandatory design and construction criteria for
facilities in the DoD Medical Military Construction Program.
criteria are also applicable to military medical facilities funded by
other programs, under limitations discussed in Section 1. Service-
specific criteria may augment this handbook, but requirements that
exceed this guidance must be fully justified to ensure understanding by
the reviewing officials.
For MILCON projects, the procedures outlined in this handbook apply
from the time the Design Authorization (DA) is issued by the Defense
construction, Beneficial Occupancy, and the Post-Occupancy Evaluation
While these criteria were not developed primarily for use in review of
military construction program and budget submissions, it is recognized
they may be used for that purpose.
Projects should not, however, be
approved, disapproved, or justified solely on the basis of these