27 January 2003
Dining Areas. Reduce noise in eating areas by considering the
use of carpet in seating areas and by using one of the many types of available
suspended acoustical ceilings. If additional acoustic treatment is necessary, use
floating or wall-hung sound absorbing panels. Floors leading to the dining area
should be treated as a kitchen.
Dishwashing/Pot and Pan Wash. Provide a separate washing
room. Isolate dining area acoustically from washing area. Sound-absorbing
materials in doors, door gaskets, walls and ceiling in washing room should be
used to reduce sound transmission. Ceilings should be solid metal pans with
moisture-resistant acoustic material because of the moisture problem caused by
condensing vapors from the washing equipment. Open cell acoustical tile or
other similar materials in any food area exposed to high moisture or requiring
frequent cleaning is prohibited.
Serving Line. The finishes of the patron side of the serving line,
except for the floor & paint finishes, must be treated as the dining area. The
finishes (flooring & paint) of the patron side of the serving line area and
immediate exiting area of the dishwashing rooms should be materials durable to
wet and heavy traffic, as well as easily cleaned. All finishes of the serving side of
the serving line must be treated as the kitchen.
Kitchen. Solid metal pan ceilings of sound absorbing material
should be used to counteract noise produced by the hard, sound-reflective
surfaces of the many durable finish materials found in kitchens and for ease of
Mechanical. Methods of sound reduction and vibration isolation
must be employed in the design of mechanical systems.
Solar Design. In appropriate climates, consider the use of solar
energy design strategies. Active solar energy applications must be employed
where life cycle costs are effective. Passive solar energy design is encouraged
when it can be incorporated into the design without significant additional cost and
without compromising the stated goals of this UFC. Passive solar design
features should not impose additional operational or maintenance requirements.
Refer to UFC 3-400-01, Design: Energy Conservation.
. Use UFC 1-200-01, Design:
General Building Requirements.
Roof Loads. Coordinate structural requirements with design of
mechanical systems where required. Design screening for mechanical
equipment per local wind loads and directional patterns. Anticipate roof-mounted
accessories such as catwalks and ladders.