Operationally Ready Mode. A critical facility that completed its
a higher level of preparedness. Ready for the next higher
Operations and Maintenance Funds (O&M Funds). Those funds other
than MILCON used for the express purpose of upgrading and
maintaining existing facilities and equipment, or for the
purchase of government furnished equipment and furnishings (not
built-in) to provide a complete and usable facility at BOD.
OSHA. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Process Air or Programmed Amount.
Passenger Elevator. An elevator configured to move visitors,
staff and other ambulatory pedestrian traffic between floors.
This elevator is generally wide and shallow in configuration to
facilitate the movement of pedestrians.
Patient Care Area. Any portion of a health care facility wherein
patients are intended to be examined or treated.
Patient Service Elevator. An elevator configured to move
patients on beds and gurneys, as well as patient care related
equipment such as portable X-rays, inhalation equipment, empty
gurneys, wheelchairs, etc. This elevator is generally narrow and
deep to facilitate the loading and unloading of this traffic.
Planning and Design Funds.
Permanent. For the purposes of Medical MILCON construction, any
structure designed for a useful life-span of 25 years or longer.
Positron Emission Tomography.
Program for Design.
Planning and Design Funds (P&D Funds). Costs associated with
preparation of design plans and specifications (AE and in-house
design costs) and costs to develop OMSI products for a specific
. Installed receptacles,
devices or appliances
which are supplied with water or which receive liquid or liquid
which they may be directly or indirectly connected.
Pneumatic Tube System. A pneumatically powered small diameter
tube (usually 4" or 6") that moves special carriers which contain