What's New in the Third Edition?
The third edition of the SpaceMed Guide incorporates the following major additions and revisions:
Alignment with the FGI Guidelines. The third edition of the SpaceMed Guide aligns with the 2014 edition of the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities published by the Facilities Guidelines Institute — referred to as the FGI Guidelines — and uses the same required spaces, minimum room sizes, and nomenclature. The SpaceMed Guide complements the FGI Guidelines by helping healthcare architects, planners, and providers to develop the functional program, required prior to application of the FGI Guidelines, and the room-by-room space requirements necessary to begin the design process. The FGI Guidelines identify the functional program as a critical tool for planning and designing healthcare facilities and mandates that a “functional program shall be developed for new construction, major renovations, and projects that change the functional use of any facility space.” The Joint Commission, many federal agencies, and authorities in 42 states use the FGI Guidelines as either a code or a reference standard when reviewing, approving, and financing projects.
Due to minimal changes to the required spaces, minimum room sizes, and nomenclature in the 2018 edition of the FGI Guidelines, we have issued an Addendum that highlights any inconsistencies in lieu of publishing another edition of the SpaceMed Guide at this time.
Metric version of the Microsoft® Excel space planning templates. The sixteen space planning templates and the quick calculation templates are provided in both imperial and metric measurements.