16 APRIL 2004
Connect walk-ins to a central enunciator panel for temperature monitoring where
Connect exhaust ventilators and/or fire protection systems to central enunciator
panels. Dry switch contacts are to be provided with the systems.
All foodservice storage and preparation area floor slabs should be designed for
150 psf (10.55 Kg/cm2).
Expansion joints cannot be located within prefabricated walk-in refrigerators and
freezers, floor depressions or equipment raised bases.
The Bowling Center should be designed to meet prevailing economic and engineering constraints.
The design should meet life cycle cost and value engineering criteria. Life cycle cost analyses
should be equivalent to the methodologies outlined in the National Bureau of Standards Handbook
(NBS 135), Life Cycle Cost Manual of the Federal Energy Management Program.
Other general design issues include the following:
All building systems specifications must be verified with the Installation Civil
Note that the game of bowling puts unique demands on the design of the HVAC
system. For example, temperature and humidity can cause the bowlers' shoes to
stick on the approaches and become a safety issue. Small temperature variations
can also affect the condition of the lanes.
Preliminary floor space requirements for MEP/FP equipment should range from
3 percent gross building area for large Centers to 5 percent for small Centers. Actual
floor space requirements are dependent on geographic location, building size,
architectural design, mechanical design and other factors. Proper ceiling space for
ductwork and equipment must be considered.
Space for outdoor equipment (e.g. condensing units, oil tanks, and transformers) must
be accommodated and coordinated with the exterior space use and landscape design,
and with force protection standards. Care must be taken to locate this and any other
exterior building mounted equipment away from the building entrance and to provide
visual and acoustical shielding.
Refer to bowling equipment supplier/manufacturer for published design and
installation requirements for interior environmental conditions, load information,
acoustic criteria and lighting guidelines. Note that year-round relative humidity (RH)
control is required for bowling centers. RH must be maintained within the range of 40
to 50 percent. Areas for humidity and temperature control include the pinsetting
equipment and over the lanes.
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