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corridor doors not requiring gang release devices that must be opened for
evacuation in the event of fire.
Interior finish including padded cells must be Class A flame spread (i.e., 25 or
less) and must have a SD rating not exceeding 50 when tested in accordance
with ASTM E 84.
Eliminate combustible shelving, stacks, cases, cabinets, fixtures, furniture, and
furnishings to the maximum practical extent. Use noncombustible wall and
ceiling finish materials.
Facilities with Sprinkler Protection.
In buildings equipped with automatic sprinklers, protect libraries with automatic
Facilities without Sprinkler Protection.
In buildings not equipped with sprinkler protection, provide the following
protection features for those libraries containing materials that are rare,
irreplaceable, or important to the activity mission:
For buildings of fire resistive or noncombustible construction, install smoke
detection systems throughout the library area and provide a fire cutoff having a
fire resistance rating of at least 1 hour to separate the library from other
Provide complete automatic sprinkler protection for libraries in buildings of
combustible construction. Separate the library from the remainder of the building
by firewalls having a fire resistance rating of at least 2 hours.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT FACILITIES (CDC).
CDCs must conform to the requirements of NFPA 101 for day care centers and
UFC 4-740-14, Child Development Centers.
Exception: Army child development centers must comply with the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers Technical Instruction, TI 800-01, Design Criteria, Appendix
Other Child Development Facilities.