26 September 2006
Comply with the requirements of NFPA 101, except as modified by this UFC.
Means of Egress Marking.
Mark means of egress in accordance with NFPA 101. Signs must have lettering
on an opaque background. Internally illuminated signs must be light emitting
diode (LED) type, electroluminescence (LEC), or cold cathode type.
Incandescent fixtures are not permitted except existing fixtures, which may
remain in use.
Exception: In overseas locations; additional markings may be required to
remain consistent with local national standards; colors may be consistent with
local national standards, and bilingual signs are permitted.
Radioluminous Exit Signs.
Radioluminous exit signs in DOD facilities are not permitted.
Photoluminescent Exit Signs.
Photoluminescent exit signs and egress path marking is permitted only where
provided with a reliable external illumination (charging) source providing a
minimum illumination of 54 lux (5 foot-candles) of unfiltered fluorescent light.
: External illumination source must
at all times during building
occupancy. Such lighting must not be controlled by automatic timers, automatic
sensors including area occupancy sensors, or accessible manual switches.
Controls for such lighting must be accessible only to authorized personnel.
Photoluminescent signs must only be installed indoors and must not be exposed
to direct sunlight, liquid spray, or temperatures outside of the range of +10 to
40C (50 to 104F). The legible viewing distance must be limited to 15.3 m (50
Interior Wall and Ceiling Finish.
Wall and ceiling finishes, and movable partitions must conform to the
requirements of NFPA 101 for interior finishes.
Drop-out ceilings (foam-grid panels) are not permitted.
Interior Floor Finish.
Conform to the requirements of NFPA 101.