1 January 2005
with change 25 October 2006
where the building owner intends to occupy the building. The MDS program includes the
application of a compressed air piping system for maintenance bay service tools. Other
options may include hard piped lube/oil and AT fluid distribution systems, compressed
air drops, battery charging, emergency safety fixtures and water drops. These may be
shared by adjacent workbays to reduce cost.
3-9.1.2 Provide factory fabricated plumbing equipment. This
includes grease traps, oil/water separators, compressed air
plants and trench drains. Select piping materials that will
provide 25 years of service. Consider the durability required to
withstand periodic and emergency cleaning with plumbing
snakes. Select plumbing fixtures and equipment to provide the
lowest life cycle cost. Refer to ETL 1110-3-465 for water meter
criteria. Refer to ETL 1110-3-466 for selection of oil/water
separators. \ UFC 3-420-02FA, UFC 3-420-01 and
TM 5-810-6 /2/ provide design guidance for compressed air,
plumbing and gas piping systems, respectively. TM 5-813-5 provides design guidance
for water supply systems. Communication with the Tenants is important to establish the
appropriate level of design for the vehicle maintenance areas.
3-10.1.1 The primary goal of electrical systems design should be to provide a safe,
reliable, flexible, economical, comfortable and energy efficient facility.
3-10.1.2 The project design should include power distribution, interior and exterior
lighting, exit and egress lighting, fire alarm system, fire alarm signal transmitters,
security system, arms vault intrusion detection system, public address system, cathodic
protection, lightning protection, open office furniture wiring, kitchen equipment wiring,
elevator equipment wiring, and telecommunication system.
3-10.1.3 Electrical and communication design must be closely coordinated with
furniture design; this is especially true for the open office workstations. The workstations
will be furnished and installed by the Government, but the construction contractor will be
responsible for wiring them once they are installed. Close coordination should reduce
the conflict inherent in this situation. \ For full time/shared private offices refer to
Section 4-2.1 for desk unit/workstation power and data requirements./2/
3-10.1.4 The design and construction of the electrical systems should be in compliance
with the latest NFPA 70-National Electrical Code, NFPA 101-Life Safety Code, IES
Lighting Reference Guide and Application Guide, TIA/EIA-568B and 569-A, and
MIL HDBK 1012/3 standards.
3-10.1.5 The materials should be specified in accordance with the standards above.
The specifications should include testing and commissioning of all electrical systems.