Architectural arrangements should provide for:
Minimum total building volume.
Centralization of electrical equipment and controls.
Sufficient aisle and laydown space.
Adaptability to various makes of equipment.
Adaptability to definitive designs.
Localization of operations.
Ease of replacing equipment and extending a plant.
Loading and unloading fuel and equipment.
Toilets, lockers, work shops, offices, storage, and control rooms.
Equipment platforms with access.
Criteria Source. For general architectural design criteria, see MIL-HDBK-
1003/6, under Architectural Criteria.
Foundations. Power plant foundations require careful design because a site is
frequently on marsh or filled ground close to the sea. Where low water levels are
anticipated, a detailed subsurface study is necessary.
a) Extra piling may be required for stack foundations, turbine
generators, boilers, fuel oil tanks, coal silos, and other heavy equipment. Seismic
conditions at the site should be investigated.
b) Where heat from a furnace is transmitted to a boiler foundation, it
should be separated from other foundations and floor slabs, and an expansion joint at
floor slab level installed around its periphery.
c) Equipment foundations should be designed in accordance with