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Office of Construction & Facilities Management


Key Services

The Consulting Support Service (CSS) is committed to providing professional, courteous and timely services to our customers. Our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) with decades of healthcare facilities design and consultation experience provide various architectural and engineering consulting support and training services as follows: 

  • Project Planning and Evaluation
  • Project VA Standard and Code Compliance Review
  • Project Design and Construction Reviews
  • Expertise on Architectural and Engineering Issues:
    • Architectural
    • Civil
    • Site Utilities
    • Irrigation
    • Structural
    • Seismic
    • Electrical Power & Lighting
    • Data & Communication
    • Low Voltage Medical Systems
    • Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
    • Controls
    • Central Utility Plants
    • Boilers/Steam & Hot Water Distributions
    • Plumbing
    • Medical Gases
    • Automatic Transport/Elevators
    • Fire Protection (Sprinkler/Fire Alarm) & Life Safety
    • Building Commissioning
    • Sustainable Design
    • Safety & Occupational Health
  • Safety & Occupational Health Program (SOHP) Training
    • Fire Protection/Life Safety/SOHP
  • Damage Assessment
  • Field Investigation
  • Miscellaneous Consulting Support Services

Examples of Services

Project Requirements and Scope:

  • Assist in SOW development
  • Evaluate existing building systems for future use
  • Analyze technical issues and recommend solutions

Project Design and VA Standards/Code Compliance:

  • Review project design documents
  • Review specific design issues
  • Assist in developing alternate design concepts
  • Assist to meet life safety and other national requirements
  • Assist in selecting building systems, design approach and equipment
  • Assist in developing VA Standards
  • Assist in developing VA Specifications
  • Participate in internal project waiver committees
  • Assist in development of construction phasing

Project Construction:

  • Assist with contractor submittal reviews
  • Provide technical support for contractor RFIs and change orders
  • Review specific construction problems and technical analysis of contractor claims
  • Recommend corrective actions on critical issues
  • Participate and assist during commissioning process
  • Participate in post occupancy evaluation (POE)

Training Support:

  • Fire Protection
  • Life Safety
  • Safety & Occupational Health


  • Electrical Power System (Arc Flash Hazard Analysis)
  • Facade Inspection
  • Facility Deficiency Findings/Correction
  • Building System Assessments

Field Inspections:

  • Safety & Occupational Health
  • Boiler Inspection
  • Elevator Inspection
  • Life Safety & Fire Protection
  • Other Building Systems
  • Systems Condition Assessment
  • Facility Damage Assessment