Read-Only Access to the Guidelines

The read-only version of the 2014 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities has been moved to a new platform. As on the former platform, this read-only digital copy cannot be downloaded or printed and is not searchable. It is a limited-access copy intended for those who wish to preview the document before purchase or who occasionally need to reference the text.

To access the document, start by registering at Once you have registered, please go to the login page for the FGI read-only site to see the read-only copy.

The read-only version is not intended to be a reference document for daily or weekly use. Therefore, access to read-only content on the new site has been limited to two sessions per month, with 20 page views per session. As the page views are limited, we suggest you review the table of contents before accessing the text to help you find information more directly. To learn more about the read-only version, visit this page on the MADCAD website.

If you find yourself frequently returning to this read-only version of the Guidelines, please note:

Sales of the Guidelines documents are FGI’s only source of revenue to support ongoing development of the Guidelines for Design and Construction as well as our ability to respond to questions on past and current editions and to support research. Therefore, the FGI Board of Directors has decided to limit access to the read-only version to encourage frequent users to purchase a print or e-book or MADCAD subscription version of the 2014 Hospital/Outpatient Guidelines. Site licenses are available for large firms with multiple Guidelines users. Learn more about site licenses and subscriptions (click “site license” or “single user” under the License Type head on the upper left).

We appreciate your support of the work of the Health Guidelines Revision Committee and our mission of developing consensus-based Guidelines for hospitals, outpatient facilities, and residential health, care, and support facilities.

Digital Copy Sign-In

So we can maintain a free read-only version of the Guidelines accessible to all users, we ask you to register for a free viewing account and subsequently to sign in with your member credentials.

Digital Copy Sign Up

Before you can access the Guidelines online, please take a moment to tell us about yourself. collects information for internal use only, your information will never be shared or sold.

A password will be e-mailed to you.