radiographic electrical floor duct, walk-in prefabricated units, i.e.
walk-in refrigerators and freezers, controlled temperature rooms, sound
suites; RFI shielded rooms, computer rooms, high density shelving and
other embedded equipment. Rooms receiving ceramic tile or quarry tile
finishes which slope to a floor drain(s) or require a setting bed for
installation shall be designed with floor depressions to accommodate tiles
and setting beds.
Floor finishes shall be as indicated in Appendix A.
Limit the specification of carpeting to those areas indicated
in Appendix A.
Wall and Partition Systems. Limit partition systems to
masonry or steel stud with gypsum wallboard systems. Construct partition
systems with noncombustible materials and design them to conform to
applicable portions of the National Fire Codes. Select systems which
permit modification with the minimum cost and difficulty within acoustical
and fire criteria, except in areas subject to severe impact. Reference
Use of Full Height Partitions. Full height partitions, floor
to structural slab above, shall be used in the following
rooms, spaces, and compartments for sound attenuation and for
physical security purposes:
Medical Record Storage areas (paper file areas or large
Materiel Services Storage areas
Central Processing and Distribution Storage areas
Prosthodontics and Ceramic Laboratory
Medical Equipment Maintenance and Repair
Orthotic Appliance Manufacturing
Facility Engineer Maintenance Shops
Pulmonary Function and Laboratory
Medical Service Account (MSA) Funds Storage
Clinic office and examination rooms where patient-provider
privacy is essential. Perform a cost comparison between the first cost of
full height partitions and associated work versus other methods of sound
attenuation to determine feasibility for this circumstance. See Section