Additional Equipment. Additional peripheral equipment such as disk
drives, printers, and media storage may be required.
Special Equipment Requirements. Special requirements of specific
equipment for access, ventilation, or acoustical separation may require
Shared Equipment. Shared equipment may require the development of
specially configured work areas containing terminals, controllers, printers,
viewers, etc., for general use of the work unit as a whole. Specific
requirements should be determined with the user agency.
Human Comfort. The increased usage of electronic equipment in
administration facilities has generated the need to ensure productive comfort
levels and proper equipment operations by considering the following factors in
developing the HVAC systems design:
Temperature. The ambient temperature of office space is affected by
the cumulative heat generated by electronic equipment.
The user agency should specify low heat generating
Equipment Distribution. Distribute equipment uniformly throughout
the space or provide special consideration for equipment-intensive areas.
(Refer to Paragraph 4.9 and NAVFAC DM-12.01, Electronic Facilities
Direct heat emission away from the operator and
Humidity/Static Control. HVAC systems design should maintain
40 percent and 60 percent in office areas. Specify antistatic carpet and
fabrics. Maintain relative humidity above 30 percent.
Provide fresh air flow requirements in accordance with
NAVFAC DM-3 Series.
Power, Telephone, Data Distribution. With the advances in
electronic equipment, the introduction of computers into the office
environment, and the proliferation of telecommunications, the concealed
routing of cable to the end user point requires careful planning.
Power. Provide power outlets for offices and workstations as
identified in the design program. In addition, provide duplex convenience
outlets approximately every 30 feet in corridors and other areas to allow use
of janitorial equipment and other portable appliances. The following
alternatives are currently available for wiring distribution systems: