Clarification of Functional Program Requirements

Ken Cates and Heather Livingston, with sidebar by Jane Rohde

The 2014 HGRC Focus Group on Planning, Design, and Construction undertook a comprehensive review of how the functional program is addressed in the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities. This paper explains the revised, streamlined treatment of the functional program that resulted from their efforts. A sidebar discusses how the functional program was treated in the new Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities.


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