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e. Analyze the design for compliance with latest edition of DM -01.03, Architectural
Acoustics, and DM3.10, Noise and Vibration Control. Include a statement as to gen eral
adherence to the criteria. When required, list areas of high noise and vibration and
acoustic design principles applied.
f. Facilities required to be accessible to physically handicapped persons shall be
designed and constructed or retrofitted per the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards
(UFAS), Federal Register, (49 FR 31528 latest edition ) (reference (5e)). Requirements
for new construction, additions, and alterations vary and are specified in the standards. In
general, all facilities worldwi de which are open to the public, or to limited segments of
the public, or which may be visited by the public in the conduct of normal business, shall
be designed and constructed to be accessible to physically handicapped persons. This
includes facilities constructed with non-appropriated funds, privately financed facilities
on military installations, and contractor -owned facilities where the Department of
Defense is funding all or any part of the construction. In fact, every facility should be
designed to assure access to physically handicapped persons unless its intended use is
specifically restricted to able -bodied military personnel. Able -bodied military personnel
are defined as those military personnel considered to be physically fit for duty. At lea st
five percent of family housing units at an installation and not less than one unit shall be
g. Computation of gross floor area should be done per MIL-HDBK-1190 (latest
edition), and should be indicated on the drawings.
h. Analysis of Lif e Safety Code (NFPA 101) requirements for all occupancies
involved. Determine occupancy classifications, calculated occupant load, number and
size of exits and other requirements. Describe unusual or critical code requirements and
indicate how such requi rements will be met.
i. Describe special construction features incorporated into the facility such as barred
windows, special wall/roof construction, raised computer flooring, RF Shielding, HEMP
protection, etc.
j. The architect shall identify to the s tructural designer all partitions, i.e., non -load
bearing walls (full height and less than full height), so that required strengthening can be
determined. These considerations shall include seismic, wind and other dynamic loads
applied to these walls. Th e partitions may be wood or steel stud framed, or CMU.
Appropriate control joints shall also be considered.
a. Description of foundation conditions, type of foundation to be used, method by
which the allowable bearing values is to be det ermined, and maximum allowable bearing
capacity for the foundations. Geo-technical information including field boring notes and
report of recommendations shall be submitted.


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