Contingency mode concept of operation where applicable.
Fire protection considerations, such as accessibility and
signal interface requirements for fire, police, etc., telephone switch
capacities and line availability for MILCON project, Energy and Utility
Monitoring and Control System (EMCS, UMCS) interface, master antenna,
cable TV and closed circuit availability, computer interface,
telecommunications and all other similar or useful information. (THE NEED
TO ASSESS AND ADDRESS THE INFRASTUCTURE FOR THE VARIOUS DIGITAL
1.7.7 Addition-Alteration Facility Information. For these projects,
information is provided on the type and characteristics of existing
construction, size of facility, condition of utilities and services,
existence of significant known code or safety issues, and descriptions of
previous alterations or additions of significance.
1.8.1 Economic Feasibility. Project designs must be functional,
aesthetically pleasing, and cost effective to acquire, maintain, and
operate. The goal of every design is to provide the most functional,
life-cycle cost-effective, maintainable, design possible within the
22.214.171.124 Cost estimates during design for building systems and casework
shall be based on Figure 1-2. Logistical responsibility is explained in
Section 16 and in the glossary.
1.8.2 Use of Local Materials and Skills. Project designs should
consider economies that can be affected by the use of suitable local
materials, construction methods, and skills which are consistent with the
intent of these criteria.
1.8.3 Use of New Materials and Techniques. Project designs should
consider new materials and techniques of construction, which have
produced satisfactory results in actual use. Concurrence of the using
Military Department, the Design Agent, and TMA/DMFO are required before
proceeding with design using radically different materials or techniques.
1.8.4 Use of Stock Products. Use commercially available stock or
standard materials, fixtures, and equipment whenever practicable.
1.8.5 Functional Use of Materials. Select both structural and finish
appropriate for the climatic conditions of the geographical area where
the project is located.
1.8.6 Integrated Building Systems (IBS). The basic IBS design concepts
apply to all medical and medical research facilities regardless of size.
The more sophisticated IBS Systems Module design concepts, including
utility pods and interstitial walk-on decks dedicated to utility