Medical gas: What’s required vs. what’s desired
Anticipating your client’s needs.
Minimum requirements for medical gas services and outlets have, for a long time, been confusing to plumbing designers.
While requirements were occasionally written into state administrative codes, designers often relied on AIA Guideline recommendations when there was no clear direction. More recently, many states have adopted and enforced the FGI Guidelines. The FGI Guidelines set minimum requirements for medical gas services and outlet quantities in many different functional areas in several building types.