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needs and potential future growth. Refer to the publications provided on the Air Force
Base service ampere capacity upon the following minimum criteria for the building:
Interior Lighting - 2.5 Watts per sq. ft.
Receptacles - 1.0 Watts per sq. ft
Exterior Area Lighting - 10 Watts per sq. ft.
Evaluate and include the following power needs to determine the required electrical
service capacities: HVAC systems, microfilm and A/V equipment, computers or
required by users, and considerations for expansion. Provide metering for electrical
power. Secondary underground service raceways may be PVC Schedule 40. Service
grounding system and all wiring methods shall meet National Electric Code (NEC)
General convenience receptacles and special power outlets shall be specification
grade. General spacing of convenience receptacles shall be a maximum of 3600 mm
(12 feet) on center and 1500 mm (5 feet) on center where carrels occur. Floor
convenience receptacles should be provided in reading areas and coordinated with the
furnishing plan. Provide a system of empty raceways, outlets, and cabinets for future
telephone and computer data port installations. All empty raceways should include
nylon pulling line.
Consider provision of electrical power supplies, raceways station locations, telephone
hook-ups for computer network connections for future installation of computer stations
and data processing equipment. Provide electrical outlets and data ports in the floor for
laptops in the study areas, reading areas, and coffee cafs. Consider the need for
additional floor electrical outlets at circulation and reference desks, work rooms, offices
for staff use, audio/visual areas, and in reading areas for customer use. The type and
scope of computer systems that may be used can vary depending on local base
decisions and technological developments.
Provide an intrusion detection alarm system and 120 volt wall clocks in all functional
areas. Provide for wall-mounted public telephones. Consider providing a telephone
equipment room inside the building, separate from the mechanical room, depending on
local base practices concerning access to mechanical rooms.
Fire Protection and Life Safety
Fire protection and life safety designs must comply with the following sources for
detailed guidelines and specifications:
UFC 3-600-01, Design: Fire Protection Engineering for Facilities
UFC 3-600-02, Operations and Maintenance Inspection, Testing, and
Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems