Section 5: MODERNIZATION OF EXISTING ADMINISTRATIVE FACILITIES
It is intended to bring the livability of existing
semipermanent and permanent administration buildings to a level comparable
with current standards in new construction. Buildings selected for
modernization should be structurally sound, architecturally acceptable, and
economically feasible, based on an actual feasibility study comparing
modernization and new construction costs. NAVFAC criteria for new
construction should be applied to modernization projects to the maximum extent
feasible in accordance with good architectural and engineering judgement.
The following items provide guidance on
basic modernization techniques:
Lobby. The main entrance lobby should be made attractive. New
entrance doors and the provision of canopies should be considered where
covered entryways are not provided. All nonlobby functions such as vending
machines, filing, shelving, etc., should be removed from the lobby and placed
in an area specifically assigned for each function. A suitable display area
indigenous to the local command is appropriate.
coefficient (NRC) in all areas where there is a high noise level, particularly
in data processing and message communication areas. Provide acoustical
treatment with high sound transmission coefficient (STC) in areas requiring
privacy, such as conference rooms. (Refer to the NAVFAC DM-1 Series.)
Floors. Where the present floor surface is concrete, install
resilient floor tile or carpeting with appropriate base. If the present floor
is of wood, tile, or linoleum, provide new tile or carpeting only if the
existing floor is excessively worn and unattractive. The use of carpet shall
be in accordance with NAVFAC DM-14.02, Carpet Selection Guide.
shall conform to the interior finish requirements in MIL-HDBK-1190 and
Colors shall conform to NAVFAC P-309 and DM-1.01.
Signage. To assist the users and visitors of the building, a
signage system shall be provided. Refer to NAVFAC NFGS-10440.
Fire protection shall conform to MIL-HDBK-1008.
Handicapped Facilities. Handicapped facilities shall conform to
MIL-HDBK-1190 and the NAVFAC DM-1 Series.