Entrances. A major entrance, easily identifiable and leading to a
concourse is required. It should be located so as to be convenient to
pedestrian arrivals and also to those who arrive by car and walk from parking
areas; those who come by car should not have to enter by a "back door". A
driveway to this entrance is appropriate in large facilities.
In large facilities a secondary entrance leading to the administrative
area and to spaces used for weekday activities should be easily visible.
Service entrances should not be prominent nor be near to principal entrances.
Provide emergency exits as required.
Control. Because full staff is not present after working hours,
elements of the facility that are not open for use should be subject to
locking off. The elements that are conventionally available after working
hours are: the devotional chapel, the social hall, meeting and activity rooms,
toilets and staff control points.
Life Safety. The life safety provisions of NFPA 101, Life Safety
Code, must be followed. See NAVFAC DM-8, Fire Protection Manual.
Provisions for the Handicapped. Although active Navy personnel may
be presumed to be without physical handicaps, these facilities also serve
their dependents and others who may be handicapped. Use Department of Defense
Construction Criteria Manual, DOD 4270.1-M, Chapter 18.
SPACE ALLOCATIONS STANDARDS.
Overall Programming. NAVFAC P-80 provides general standards, but
does not deal in special problems nor fix such details as the number of
chaplains to be assigned and other data that affect space needs. The program
statement for each facility is assembled by the staffs of the Chief of
Chaplains and converted into a scope of work by the Naval Facilities
Standards for Special Use Spaces. Following, in Table 1, are special