Security. Air operations buildings are normally located within
security. If the facility is located within a restricted area of a lower
level of security, provide additional measures to meet the minimum security
requirements for the level of security assigned to the facility. The level of
security and the designer's responsibility for particular security elements
shall be designated in the IDSEP. Refer to par. 2.6.
Additional Design Criteria.
Refer to Section 2 for facility design
requirements not addressed above.
Fleet Reconnaissance Photographic Laboratory
photo reconnaissance squadrons assigned to fleet support stations. The
laboratory provides administrative and technical space for processing aerial
film, preparation of mosaics, and application of photogrammetry and
photographic intelligence. The laboratory provides housing for processing
equipment, film, supplies, camera and equipment repair, and training, and may
also provide passport and permit photographic services.
Location. Locate the fleet reconnaissance photographic laboratory
as a stand-alone facility adjacent or in proximity to the operational
Architectural and Structural Requirements. See Facility Plate
141-65 (Sheets 1 through 3 of 3). Provide the following:
a) Floor drainage for equipment in processing, reproduction,
enlarging and finishing areas.
Light-trap doors for darkrooms.
Secure film storage vaults.
d) Built-in furnishings including counters, storage compartments,
and shelving. Provide counter and shelf finishes resistant to photographic
Eye and body wash stations.
Facility and restroom areas readily accessible by the physically
Provide the following:
Floors in storage areas designed for the weight of the storage