1 January 2005
with change 25 October 2006
conducted at the earliest practical date to determine pressures available to the project
site, and whether a fire pump will be required. Many water utilities are no longer willing
to release their own internal hydrant flow data due to liability concerns. In such cases,
contracting with a local fire protection company or consulting engineer to conduct flow
tests may be required.
3-126.96.36.199 Coordinate with the water utility to determine meter type and installation.
3-188.8.131.52 The gas utilities consist of the internal gas distribution and service pipes and
controls servicing the site from the building(s) to the gas utility connection point. The gas
utility service industry is competitive in certain service location areas and more than one
source of service may be available.
3-184.108.40.206 Gas companies normally provide some amount of service line and meter set
at no charge, especially when the projected volume of gas use and resultant utility
charges will justify the expenditure. Furnish estimated gas service requirements to the
utility and request they examine the construction requirements and demand of the site
to make a cost determination for any construction of service for the site. If longer on-site
service lines are required, verify whether they are to be constructed by the utility or as
part of the construction contract, and ensure that any charges to be paid to the utility are
included in the contractor s requirements.
3-220.127.116.11 Many of the Government installation gas systems have been privatized;
service and connection procedures are normally the same as the commercial market.
3-18.104.22.168 Projects on Government installations may have access to a district heating
3-22.214.171.124 See Section 3-10 below for telecommunications and electric utilities.
Roads and Pavements
3-126.96.36.199 The primary pavements and surfacings for USAR
sites are asphalt concrete (AC or bituminous), Portland cement
concrete (PCC), and aggregate. AC is normally used for POV
and MEP areas. In most areas, AC will be cheaper than PCC;
however, some areas may have supply or quality control issues
that favor PCC; this should be investigated for each site.
3-188.8.131.52 Tracked vehicle parking and maneuvering areas will
require PCC or aggregate surfacing. Areas of high turnover of