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1. BASIC REQUIREMENTS
1.1.1Purpose of the Manual
1.1.2Design Principles/Objectives
1.2 CODES AND STANDARDS
1.2.1General
1.2.2Compliance with National Model Codes
1.2.3Compliance with Other National Codes
1.2.4Compliance with State and Local Codes
1.2.5Code Review and Analysis
1.3 COMPLIANCE WITH NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT
1.3.1The National Environmental Policy Act
1.3.2NEPA Process for Construction Projects
1.4 PHYSICAL SECURITY DESIGN
1.4.1General
1.4.2Risk Guidelines
1.5 METRIC DESIGN
1.5.1Metric Conversion Act
1.5.2Metric Policy for Construction Projects
1.5.3Design Guide for Metric Construction
1.5.4Exception/Waiver Process
1.6 ACCESSIBILITY DESIGN
1.6.1Architectural Barriers Act
1.6.2The Americans with Disabilities Act
1.6.3Accessibility Policy
1.7 ENERGY DESIGN
1.7.1National Energy Conservation Policy Act
1.8 DESIGN DOCUMENTATION
1.8.3Specifications
1.8.4Design Narratives and Calculations
1.8.5Cost Estimates
Appendix 1A: List of Abbreviations
2. SITE PLANNING AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN
2.1.1Scope
2.1.2Objectives
2.1.3Codes and Standards
2.1.4Site and Landscape Design Submissions and Coordination
2.2 SITE SECURITY DESIGN
2.2.1General
2.2.2Site and Landscape Security Design Considerations
2.3 SITE DESIGN ELEMENTS
2.3.1Physical Character of the Site
2.3.2Grading and Drainage
2.3.3Building Orientation
2.3.4Pedestrian and Vehicular Circulation
2.4 LANDSCAPE DESIGN
2.4.1General Principles
2.4.2Planting in Public Spaces
2.4.3Planting Within or Above Portions of Buildings
2.5 SITE PLANNING/LANDSCAPE DESIGN PROCESSES
2.5.1General
2.5.2Coordination of Design Professionals
2.5.3Site Surveys
2.5.4Site Analysis
Appendix 2A:Site Design Submission Requirements
Appendix 2B:Site Design Coordination Checklist
Appendix 2C:Site Survey Report
3. ARCHITECTURE
3.1.1Scope
3.1.2Codes and Standards
3.1.3Architectural Design Submissions and Coordination
3.1.4Safety and Health
3.1.5Accessibility
3.2 ARCHITECTURAL SECURITY DESIGN
3.2.1General
3.2.2Architecture and Interior Design Considerations
3.2.3Parking Security
3.3 SPACE REQUIREMENTS
3.3.1Scope
3.3.2Building Area Calculations
3.3.3Building Efficiency
3.4 SPECIAL DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
3.4.1Incorporation of Recycled-Content Materials
3.4.2Acoustics
3.5 BUILDING ELEMENTS
3.5.1Exterior
3.5.2Interior
3.6 BUILDING SUPPORT SPACES
3.6.3Parking Facilities
3.7 MISCELLANEOUS ARCHITECTURAL ISSUES
3.7.1Building Accessories
3.7.2Specifying Uncommon Products
Appendix 3A:Architectural Design Submission Requirements
Appendix 3B:Architectural Design Coordination Checklist
4. STRUCTURAL AND GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
4.1.1Scope
4.1.2Codes and Standards
4.1.3Structural Design Submissions and Coordination
4.2 STRUCTURAL SECURITY DESIGN
4.2.1General
4.2.2General Requirements
4.2.3New Construction
4.2.4Existing Construction Modernization
4.2.5Historic Buildings
4.2.6Good Engineering Practice Guidelines
4.3.2Subsurface Investigation
4.3.3Foundation Design
4.3.4Retaining Walls
4.4 STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS
4.4.1Stability
4.4.2Overall Considerations
4.4.3Comparative Cost Analysis
4.5 EQUIPMENT SUPPORTS
4.5.1Design Loads
4.5.2Vibration
4.5.3Foundation Considerations
4.6 ARCHITECTURAL-STRUCTURAL INTERACTION
4.6.1Drift
4.6.2Anchoring Exterior Walls
4.6.3Nonstructural Partitions
4.6.4Curtain Walls
4.6.5Floor and Ceiling Details
4.6.6Cladding and Insulation
4.6.7Stairwells
4.6.8Glass and Glazing Details
4.6.9Waterproofing
4.7.1Design Requirements
4.7.2Fire Safety
4.7.3Foundations
4.7.4Connection to Existing Framing
4.7.5Contract Documents
4.7.6Wind and Seismic Designs
Appendix 4A:Structural Design Submission Requirements
Appendix 4B:Structural Design Coordination Checklist
Appendix 4C:Geotechnical Investigation and Engineering Report
5. MECHANICAL
5.1.1Objective
5.1.2Codes and Standards
5.1.3Design Submissions and Coordination
5.1.4Energy Conservation and Life Cycle Cost Analyses
5.1.5Acoustical Requirements
5.1.6Access to Machines and Equipment
5.1.7Installation of Equipment for Proper Operation
5.2 MECHANICAL SECURITY DESIGN
5.2.1General
5.2.2Mechanical Engineering Security Considerations
5.2.3Fire Protection Engineering Security Considerations
5.3.1Fixture Requirements
5.3.2Water Coolers and Drinking Fountains
5.3.4Sanitary System
5.3.5Storm Water Drains
5.3.6Water Supply System
5.3.7Gas Piping
5.3.8Fire Safety
5.4 HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR-CONDITIONING (HVAC)
5.4.1Design Criteria
5.4.2Design Calculations
5.4.3HVAC Design Coordination
5.4.5Air Cleaning Systems
5.4.7Air Duct Systems
5.4.8Air Distribution Devices
5.4.9Equipment Selection
5.4.10Automatic Temperature and Humidity Control
5.4.11Start-up, Testing, and Balancing Equipment and Systems
5.5 UNDERGROUND HEAT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
5.5.1General
Appendix 5A:Mechanical Design Submission Requirements
Appendix 5B:Mechanical Design Coordination Checklist
6. ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
6.1.1Scope
6.1.2Codes and Standards
6.1.3Design Submissions and Coordination
6.1.4Economic Design
6.1.5Energy Conservation
6.2.1General
6.2.2Electrical Security Design Considerations
6.2.3Electronic Security
6.3 PRELIMINARY DESIGN CONSIDERATION
6.3.1Preliminary Data
6.3.2Estimation of Loads
6.3.3Standards for Sizing Equipment and Systems
6.3.4Selection of Power Source
6.3.5Uninterruptible (No-Break) Power
6.3.6Installation of Distribution System
6.3.7Grounding of Distribution Systems
6.4.1Service Selection
6.4.2Short-Circuit Considerations
6.4.3Service Equipment Rooms
6.4.4Vaults for Utility Transformers
6.4.5Service Feeders
6.4.6Service Feeder Conduits
6.4.7Service Disconnecting Equipment
6.4.8Electric Utility Equipment
6.4.9Ground Fault Protection
6.5.1Planning
6.5.2Clearances
6.5.3Concrete Curbs
6.5.4Equipment Removal
6.5.5Lighting
6.5.6Ventilation
6.6.1General Description
6.6.2Distribution Feeders
6.6.3Feeder Raceways
6.6.4Primary Substations
6.6.5Secondary Substations
6.6.6Batteries
6.6.7Unit Substations
6.7.1General
6.7.3Over Current Protection
6.7.4Motor Control Centers
6.7.5Panelboards
6.7.6Electrical Closets
6.8.1Direct Burial
6.8.2Duct Lines
6.8.3Manholes and Handholes
6.8.4Underground Cables
6.8.5Underground Transformers
6.8.6Safety Considerations
6.9 BRANCH CIRCUIT WORK
6.9.1Wiring and Capacities
6.9.2Switching
6.9.3Receptacles
6.9.4Emergency Lighting
6.10EMERGENCY POWER
6.10.1General
6.10.2Applications
6.10.3Emergency Power Sources
6.10.4Loads
6.10.5Uninterruptible Power Requirements
6.10.6Generators
6.10.7Total Energy Systems
6.11ILLUMINATION
6.11.1Scope
6.11.2Lighting Systems
6.11.3Luminaires
6.11.4Maintenance
6.11.5Grounding
6.11.6Switches
6.11.7Exterior Lighting
6.12SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
6.12.1Computer Room Installations
6.12.2Elevators
6.12.3Hazardous Locations
6.12.4Lightning Protection
6.13TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SIGNALING SYSTEMS
6.13.1Telephone Systems
6.13.2Fire Alarm Systems
6.13.3Public Address Systems
7.2.2Laboratory Ventilation
7.2.3Fume Hood Requirements
7.2.4Fume Hood Exhaust Requirements
7.2.5Radioisotope Fume Hood
7.2.6Perchloric Acid Hoods
7.2.8General Purpose Hoods
7.2.9Incinerators
7.2.10Chemical Storage
7.2.12Occupancy Classification
7.2.13Emergency Eye/Face Wash and Shower Station
7.2.14Laboratory Furniture
7.2.15Asbestos
7.2.16Fire, Smoke and Heat Safety
7.2.17Animal Facilities
8. ELEVATORS (VERTICAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS)
8.1.1Scope
8.1.2Codes and Standards
8.1.3Coordination
8.2 EQUIPMENT
8.2.1Passenger Elevators
8.2.2Freight Elevators
8.2.3Elevator Hoistways
8.2.4Elevator Pits
8.2.5Elevator Machine Rooms
8.2.6Escalators
8.2.7Dumbwaiters
8.2.9Exterior Power Platforms
9.3.1General
9.4.1General
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