into the distributing pipes of the potable supply of water from
any source such as a plumbing fixture or mechanical equipment.
Base Isolation. This is a seismic construction element to
prevent ground motion from being transmitted from the building
foundation into the superstructure.
Basic Life Safety (Seismic). A seismic damage risk
classification category and an operational level category.
Facilities in this category meet the minimum requirements and
objectives of seismic building codes--to provide a collapse
resistant structure and thereby save lives. The life safety of
the immediate building occupants is the sole objective of this
category. Efforts to control damage due to earthquake in this
category are minimum and limited primarily to the saving of human
life. (See Section 6).
Number of beds that a hospital can accommodate.
Beneficial Occupancy Date (BOD). The date on which a facility is
available to serve the mission for which it is constructed.
Beneficial Occupancy Date.
Base Realignment and Closure.
Branch Circuit. The circuit conductors between the final
overcurrent device protecting the circuit and the outlets(s).
British Thermal Unit.
British Thermal Unit per Hour.
Built-in Equipment. That equipment which is affixed to the
facility and usually included in the construction contract.
Bulk Nitrous Oxide System. An assembly of equipment as described
in the definition of bulk oxygen system that has a storage
capacity of more than 3200 lb (1452 kg), approximately 28,000 cu
ft (793 cu m) (NTP) of nitrous oxide.
Bulk Oxygen System. An assembly of equipment such as oxygen
storage containers, pressure regulators, pressure relief devices,
vaporizers, manifolds, and interconnecting piping that has a
storage capacity of more than 20,000 cu ft (566 cu m) of oxygen
(NTP) including unconnected reserves on hand at the site. The
bulk oxygen system terminates at the point where oxygen at
service pressure first enters the supply line. The oxygen
containers may be stationary or movable, and the oxygen may be
stored as gas or liquid.
BUMED. U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.