Department of Veteran Affairs adopts INSTALL certification standards By John T. McGrath Jr.
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates the nation’s largest integrated health care system. The sprawling organization includes 1,700 hospitals, clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers and other facilities throughout the US.
With more than 300 Master Construction Specifications for new projects, it is also one of the largest sources of construction spending and job creation in the country. Total major and minor project spending reached $1.855 Billion in 2016, according to the 2017 VA Budget in Brief, and there were more than 1,930 jobs available for bid as of spring 2016.