FACILITIES PROTECTION DESIGN
The Facilities Protection portion of the design shall be prepared in a
thorough, logical manner which follows the normal construction sequence.
Facilities Protection can be basically defined as the protection of life and
property against the threat of fire or other hazards. The A/E must become
thoroughly familiar with the everyday activity of the project's occupants and
make design decisions as early as possible to provide the maximum degree of
safety to the occupants and protection of property in accordance with all
applicable criteria and at an economical cost. This chapter covers specific
technical requirements for fire protection, system safety, physical security
and loss prevention and industrial hygiene. Not all requirements will be
applicable to all projects. However, most all projects will involve analysis
and design for fire protection requirements. The Appendix "A" will indicate
if design services relative to system safety, physical security and loss
prevention and industrial hygiene are required.
General information on format and preparation of drawings, specifications,
cost estimates and design analysis are covered in other chapters of the A/E
Guide. Refer to the Appendix "A" to determine which design submissions are
required for the project and their respective due dates.
Detailed requirements for facilities protection related site investigation
services, including (1) an existing conditions survey and utility data sheets
establishing points of connection for fire alarm and fire water, (2) asbestos
and lead/lead paint sampling, analysis, removal and disposal requirements, and
(3) environmental permit requirements, when applicable, are detailed in the
chapter titled "Site Investigation Services".
Additional detailed requirements for electronic security measures, such as
IDS, CCTV, Shielding for RFI, TEMPEST, HEMP, etc. are given in the chapter
titled "Electrical Design." Requirements for physical security measures (eg.,
fencing, vaults, armories, etc.) are covered in this chapter.
Design Submission Requirements
(NOTE: SEE THE CHAPTERS TITLED "PREPARATION OF DRAWINGS", PREPARATION OF
SPECIFICATIONS" AND "PREPARATION OF DESIGN ANALYSIS" FOR GENERAL CONTENT
REQUIREMENTS REGARDING PREPARATION OF THE DOCUMENTS LISTED BELOW)
Submit the following Basis of Design:
A discussion in report form of how the A/E's concept satisfies the user
requirements, meets criteria and is cost effective. Include the following:
a) A summary of the criteria upon which the facilities protection
design will be based. Include references to fire protection, system safety
(Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA), OSHA, etc.), physical security and loss