Criteria. Military Handbooks, criteria manuals, guide
specifications, definitive designs, using Military Department
guidance, standard designs, and other related guidance published
to promote quality facilities' engineering, design, construction,
Critical Branch. A subsystem of the emergency system consisting
of feeders and branch circuits supplying energy to task
serving areas and functions related to patient care, and which
transfer switches during interruption of normal power source.
Critical Care Areas.
See Section 10 for list of critical care
Critical Equipment. That equipment essential to the safety of
the occupants of the facility.
Critical Facility. Critical Facility provides selective
protection for critical health care mission staffs and functions
Nuclear and High Yield Explosive (CBRNE) attacks.
Critical Path. The linear path through a work schedule network
determining the shortest time within which all work can be
Current Working Estimate (CWE). The current cost of the project
including construction cost, contingency and SIOH. Required at
certain levels of effort of design to compare against programmed
amount (PA) to determine whether the project is executable given
projected funds availability.
Current Working Estimate.
Design Agent or Design Authorization.
Damage Risk Classification Categories (Seismic). Three seismic
categories that attempt to relate the seriousness of the
consequences of damage due to earthquake. The selection of a
category may consider the density of human occupancy, the
importance of the activity, or the value of the contents or
structure itself. These categories are as follows: Basic Life
Safety, High Risk Facility, and Essential Facility. (See Section
Dedicated Elevators or Lifts.
A vertical transportation
that will be restricted in use to a singular predefined function
(i.e.: clean surgical material only; soiled material only, etc.)