U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Master Construction Specification

With more than 300 Master Construction Specifications for new projects, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) strives for the highest standards. Since May 2015, the VA has adopted INSTALL certification standards or equal into its Section 09 68 00 Carpeting, Section 09 65 19 Resilient Tile Flooring and Section 09 68 21 Athletic Carpeting.

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Most designers don’t know that with the VA Master Spec, every VA carpet, resilient tile, resilient sheet and athletic carpeting job specified must meet INSTALL certification standards. It’s good news for VA designers because when you require a general contractor to select an INSTALL-certified flooring installer into your specification, no matter who the lowest bidder is, they’re guaranteed to be qualified — which means the job will be done right.

You Specify Products. You Should Specify Their Installation.

Specify for Health and Save Lives by Specifying INSTALLBut why does your installation specification matter? When specifying VA and healthcare projects, it’s vital to understand full requirements — like the VA Master Spec — and more importantly, what it means for patient health and wellbeing.

In healthcare spaces, who’s installing your products is just as important as what they’re installing. It can mean the difference between life and death.

Specifying INSTALL and ICRA in healthcare ensures you’ll meet the VA Master Spec or any other requirements of your next project. Specifying INSTALL certified professionals ensures healthcare spaces will be safer, more sterile environments.

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    Meet ICRA Standards in your next healthcare specification with new CEU from INSTALLThere is no other place where extra training may be more important than projects in health care facilities.

    Faulty flooring installations create hiding places for germs and bacteria that compromise sterility and contribute to 100,000 deaths from healthcare-associated infections every year.

    Fixing these issues can cost significant time and money, and construction work in occupied facilities can expose patients to dangerous pathogens.

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patient healthcare-acquired infections every year nationwide.

deaths result from hospital-acquired infections each year.

hospital patients has at least one healthcare-acquired infection at any given moment.

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By specifying that all installation be completed by INSTALL Warranty Contractors and INSTALL certified floorcovering professionals, you ensure that the flooring on your project will perform to its full potential and live up to the expectations of the owner. Requiring INSTALL standards means that the contractor is reliable with a proven track record and the installers on your project will be highly trained and carefully tested to perform the work you need.

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