m) Cable Raceways. Power, data, and communication cables should be
accommodated through convenient raceways and access points.
n) Lighting. Lighting should be adjustable and positioned to avoid
Evaluation of Products and Vendors.
comparing products and vendors include:
The anticipated components should
a) Comprehensive Product Line.
be available from one source.
b) Module. Heights and widths should correspond with the ceiling
heights and building dimensions.
c) Responsiveness. The manufacturer and/or dealer should be
available to provide training and to assist in solving problems.
d) Cost. Material and finish options should allow the user to
tailor selections to fit budget constraints.
e) Aesthetics. The furnishings should support and extend the
design concept of the facility.
f) Manufacturing Capability and Delivery Time. The vendor should
be able to provide the amount of equipment required within a reasonable period
of time. While production schedules vary, most manufacturers will deliver
within 12 weeks of receipt of an order of a standard product. Some
manufacturers offer rapid shipment (sometimes as little as 2 weeks) on limited
Areas Housing Electronic Equipment
General Architectural Requirements. While most automated equipment
contiguous with the office environment in an administration facility, certain
applications require the concentration of equipment in a relatively small
area. Areas housing electronic equipment require special treatment to assure
operating efficiency, comfort of personnel, and fire safety. (Refer to
MIL-HDBK-1008.) Special provisions are required when an area is designated as
a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF). (Refer to Defense
Intelligence Agency Memorandum (DIAM) 50-3, Control of Compromising Emanations.
Equipment. The degree of special treatment varies according to the
nature and extent of equipment. Generally, the following items require
additional consideration: electronic data processing machines (EDPM),
permanently installed radio receiver and transmitting equipment, and teletype