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EOUSA Resource Manual 164. Space Allocation Standards For USAOs -- V. Individual Office Standards (part Two)

164.

Space Allocation Standards for USAOs—V. Individual Office Standards (part two)

 POSITION            ALLOCATED         BUILD OUT DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION         SQUARE FEET          Conference Room     200 - 300         * Same build out as Main   (Administration,                      Conference room; standard Civil,  and Task Force)                       Criminal, lighting only; no                                        audio/visual cabinet  Trial Preparation   250 (2 for        Walls:  slab-to-slab STC  Room                every 3 judges)   45, STC rating not to be                                       compromised by ductwork;                                       polyoleofin or                                       polypropaline wall                                       covering; marker board,                                       integral with wall, made of                                       3/4" particle board with 22                                       gauge face sheet and                                       porcelain writing surface,                                       panels to extend from chair                                       rail to ceiling, butt                                       joints to be splined, color                                       to be white with black                                       plastic tee-edged molding;                                        tack board, integral with                                       wall, to be of fabric                                       (color and type to be                                       specified by the USAO)                                       applied to Homasote panels                                       and mounted on 1/4" wood                                       blocking framework,                                       anchored to studs, panels                                       to extend from chalk rail                                       to ceiling; continuous wood                                       chalk rail to be provided                                       under both tack board and                                       marker board, mounted at                                       same height as chair rail,                                       stained to match door;                                       vinyl base board                                       Door: Solid wood core with                                       sound gasket between the                                       frame and the door, stained                                        Witness Interview   150 (1 for        *Same build out as Trial Room                every 10          Preparation Room*; no                      attorneys)        marker board or tack                                       board                                        Security Hardware: hard-                                       wired duress alarm to be                                       mounted under desk  Victim Interview    150 (1 per        *Same build out as  Room                office)           Witness Interview Room*                                       Security Hardware: hard-                                       wired duress alarm to be                                       mounted under desk  Secure Witness      150 (1 per        *Standard office space  Interview Room      office location   build out and finishes* (optional)          located adjacent  Walls: UL752, Level 6                      to the Primary    rated ballistic wall                      Visitor Waiting   paneling to be mounted                      Area; separate    slab-to-slab (within                      entrances from    finished partitions) in                     waiting area and  all walls adjacent to                      inside secure     U.S. Attorney office                      space)            space; UL752, Level 6                                        rated ballistic transaction                                       window with wood trim and                                       natural voice communication                                       system, Corian parcel shelf                                       with integral transaction                                       tray (window should be of                                       sufficient height and width                                       to ensure an unencumbered                                       view of the entire waiting                                       area, typically 4' H X 4'                                       W); minimum 18" H X 18" W                                       ballistic package pass                                       through  Collection          150 (1 per        *Same build out as  Interview Room      office location)  Witness Interview Room*  Deposition Room     150 (1 per        *Same build out as                      office location)  Witness Interview Room*  Secured Storage     150 - 250         Walls: slab to  slab with  Room                (number should be # 9 gauge steel mesh                     absolute lowest   securely                     number possible)  anchored between the                                       studs within the finished                                       wall; two coats semi-gloss                                       paint, color to be chosen                                       by the USAO                                       Door: solid wood core,                                       stained                                       Flooring: vinyl tile                                       Security Hardware: 360                                       degree passive infrared                                       sensor to be mounted on                                        ceiling; magnetic door                                        contacts                                         Security Locks: S and G                                       8555 with 8470 dead bolts;                                       three position combination                                       lock; should be separately                                       zoned within security                                       system and with its own key                                       pad                                       Option: adjustable metal                                       shelving, 24" deep  Open File Rooms     9 square feet per *Depending on the  (Criminal, Civil,   legal file        number of files, or if Administration,     cabinet or per 4  a movable or "times two" Personnel,          standard file     filing system is used,  FLU, Task Force,    boxes             structural reinforcement Victim / Witness)                     of floor may be required*                                       Walls: two coats semi-gloss                                       paint, color to be chosen                                       by the USAO                                       Flooring: vinyl tile  Closed File Rooms   9 square feet per *Depending on the  (Criminal, Civil,   legal file        number of files, or if Personnel, Task     cabinet or per 4  a movable or "times two" Force)              standard file     filing system is used,                      boxes             structural reinforcement                                       of floor may be required                                       Flooring: vinyl tile  Fax/Shredder        40 each           *Standard office build  out*  Main Copy Room      300               Walls:  slab to  slab STC                                       45, STC rating not to be                                       compromised by ductwork;                                       two coats semi-gloss paint,                                       color to be chosen by the                                       USAO                                       Door: solid core wood with                                       sound gasket between the                                       frame and the door, stained                                       Flooring: vinyl tile                                       HVAC: supplemental HVAC                                       with increased number of                                       air changes per hour;                                       ceiling mounted exhaust fan                                       with outside discharge,                                       number of air changes per                                       hour to be determined by                                       the cubic volume of the                                       room and the BTU output of                                       the equipment                                       Fixtures: provide a work                                       counter to be plastic                                       laminate on 3/4" particle                                       board, 15" deep.  Shelves                                       to be adjustable, supported                                       on slotted, wall mounted                                       standards.  Counter and                                       cabinets to be plastic                                       laminate on fire retardant                                       wood and plywood framing.                                         Provide fire retardant wood                                       blocking as required to                                       reinforce partition where                                       shelf standard and counter                                       are mounted.                                       Electrical:  two dedicated                                       110V, 20 amp circuits                                       terminating in standard                                       quadraplex outlets, mounted                                       above the counter;                                       additional electrical                                       outlets to be identified by                                       the USAO as needed  Secondary Copy Room 150               *Standard office build  out                                       - no work counter*                                       Walls: two coats semi-gloss                                       paint, color to be chosen                                       by the USAO                                       Flooring: vinyl tile                                        ADP Room            150 - 200 - 400   Walls:  slab to  slab STC (Large Office       should be          45, STC rating not to be Locations)          located in non-   compromised by ductwork;                     windowed space,    vapor barrier (in                      as close to the   ceiling also)                     center of the     Flooring: static                      office as         resistant vinyl tile                     possible; for      HVAC: separate                      HVAC, raised      (independent) air                      flooring, data,   conditioning unit, with                     telephone, and    adjustable temperature                      electrical        and humidity controls                      requirements,     to be located within the                     EOUSA OAS and     ADP room, sufficient to                     USAO Systems      operate for 24 hours and                     Manager must be   maintain a temperature                      consulted)        of no more than 75                                        degrees and maximum                                       humidity of 80 percent.                                        Must accommodate heat                                       output of approximately                                       12,000 BTU's per hour                                        Electrical: at least one 20                                       amp/120 volt clean ground,                                       dedicated circuit                                       terminating in a standard                                       quadraplex outlet per                                       server                                       Cabling: cabling between                                       floors to be through a                                       minimum of two 4" diameter                                       coreholes drilled in floor;                                       cables in and out of  room                                       must be in a minimum of two                                       4" cable trays or conduit                                       Security Lock: cypher lock                                       Option:  access flooring to                                       be 6" to 12" above the                                       actual floor.  At least one                                       ramp with handrail to be                                       provided.  Floor load to                                       support 300 p.s.f. and a                                       concentrated load of 1000                                       p.s.f. unless special                                       structural components are                                       in place.  Floor to have                                       high                                        pressure laminate non                                       conductive floor tile with                                       electrical resistance of                                       25K to 1000K ohms with                                       concrete filled metal pans.                                        Metal stringers required                                       between pedestals for the                                       heavy point and rolling                                       loads of the equipment.                                        Each square should be a                                       modular design and with                                       capability for ported                                       access.  Floor to remain                                       stable if up to four                                       adjacent panels are                                       removed.  10% of floor                                       panels should                                        be vented to allow a                                       minimum of 500 CFM.                                        ADP Room            150 - 200         *Same build out as large (Small office       (should be        ADP Room* locations)          located in non-   HVAC: separate                      windowed space,   (independent) air                      as close to the   conditioning unit, with                      center of the     adjustable temperature                      office as          and humidity controls,                     possible; for      sufficient to operate for                     HVAC, raised      24 hours and maintain a                      flooring, data,   temperature of no more                      telephone, and    than 75 degrees and                      electrical        maximum humidity of 80                      requirements,     percent.  Must                      EOUSA OAS and     accommodate heat output                      USAO Systems      of approximately 5,000                      Manager must be   BTU's per hour                     consulted)        Electrical: at least one                                         20 amp/120 volt quadraplex                                       outlet per server                                       Cabling: cabling between                                       floors to be through a                                        minimum of two 4" diameter                                       coreholes drilled in floor;                                       cables in and out of room                                       must be in a minimum of two                                       4" cable trays or conduit                                       Security Lock: cypher lock  ADP Workroom        150 - 200         *Standard office space                      (adjacent to      build out and finishes;                     ADP Room)         no additional HVAC*                                       Flooring: anti-static vinyl                                       tile                                       Finishes: built-in work                                       counter made of 1-1/2"                                       plywood with plastic                                       laminate covering, 24"                                       wide, with a 1/8"                                       continuous quirk around                                       edges and a 4" back                                        splash.  Cabinets to be                                       plastic laminate with 3/4"                                       plastic laminate adjustable                                       shelves                                       Electrical: four dedicated                                       110V, 20 amp circuits                                       terminating in standard                                       quadraplex outlets, mounted                                       above the counter  Regional Computer   500 - 1200        Walls: slab to  slab STC  Training Room                         45, STC rating not to be  must be approved by                   compromised by ductwork by EOUSA Office                       Door: solid wood core  Automation - Main                     with sound gasket between Conference Rooms                      the frame and the door,  in other locations                    stained can be converted                      Flooring: EOUSA standard  to unofficial                         carpet with factory  In-house Computer                     bonded padding ; color  Training Facility                     to be chosen by the USAO by installing                         Option: access flooring  additional floor                      to be 6" to 12" above  mounted electrical                    the actual floor.  At  outlets)                              least one ramp with                                        handrail to be provided.                                        Floor load to support 300                                       p.s.f. and a concentrated                                       load of 1000 p.s.f. unless                                       special structural                                       components are in place.                                        Floor to have high pressure                                       laminate non-conductive                                       floor tile with electrical                                       resistance of 25K to 1000K                                       ohms with concrete filled                                       metal pans.  Metal                                       stringers required between                                       pedestals for the heavy                                       point and rolling loads of                                       the equipment.  Each square                                       should be a modular design                                       and with capability for                                       ported access.  Floor to                                       remain stable if up to four                                       adjacent panels are                                       removed.  10% of floor                                       panels should                                        be vented to allow a                                        minimum of 500 CFM.  Shared Printer      40 each           *Standard office build  out* Station  Mail Sort           40 each           *Standard office build  out* Workstation                           Option: built-in mail                                        distribution center to be                                       made of wood, stained to                                       match the door. Mailbox                                       slots to be 4H" X 12W" X                                       18" D (typical minimum),                                       oriented either vertically                                       or horizontally.  Provide                                       plastic laminate work                                       surface with matching                                       plastic laminate storage                                       shelving below                                        Electrical: two dedicated                                       110V, 20 amp circuits                                       terminating in standard                                       quadraplex outlets, mounted                                       above the counter  Supply Room         150 - 300         Flooring: vinyl  tile (Headquarters and                     Walls: two coats  Branch Offices)                       semi-gloss paint,                                        color to be chosen by the                                       USAO                                       Option: adjustable metal                                       shelving, 24" deep  Bulk Supply /       500 - 1000        Flooring: vinyl  tile Equipment /                           Walls: two coats  Furniture Storage                     semi-gloss paint,  (non-office quality                   color to be chosen by  build out)                            the USAO                                       Option: adjustable metal                                       shelving, 24" deep  Telephone Room      150 (must be      Walls: slab to  slab STC                      within USAO       45, STC rating not to be                      secured space)    compromised by ductwork;                                        vapor barrier (also in                                       ceiling); two 4' X 8'                                       sheets of 1/2" plywood to                                       be installed on one wall;                                        two coats semi-gloss paint,                                       color to be chosen by the                                       USAO                                       Flooring: vinyl tile                                       HVAC: same as ADP Room (to                                       be shared with ADP room                                       whenever possible); 5000                                       BTU capacity minimum                                       Electrical: 2 110V,                                       dedicated, clean ground                                       circuits and 2 110V regular                                       circuits terminating in a                                       standard duplex outlet                                       (requirements may vary                                       depending on office and                                       equipment size)                                       Cabling: cabling between                                       floors to be through a                                       minimum of two 4" diameter                                       coreholes drilled in floor;                                       cables in and out of                                       telephone room must be in a                                       minimum of two 4" cable                                       trays or conduit/pathways                                       Security Lock: cypher lock  Break Room          200 - 300         Walls: slab to  slab STC 45,                                       STC rating not to be                                       compromised by ductwork;                                        Flooring: vinyl tile                                       Fixtures: 18" X 24" ADA                                       compatible stainless steel                                       sink with hot and cold                                       water supply and waste line                                       mounted in a finished                                       wooden kitchen sink base                                       cabinet; garbage disposal;                                       full size refrigerator,                                       dishwasher, and microwave                                       shall be supplied by the                                       USAO; if the refrigerator                                       includes an icemaker, the                                       necessary power, water, and                                       drainage hook-ups are to be                                       installed during                                       construction; if a                                       dishwasher is purchased,                                       the necessary power, water,                                       and drainage hook-ups are                                       to be installed during                                       construction; dishwasher                                       with  necessary hook-ups                                       for water supply and                                       drainage;  6 linear feet                                       (including sink base) of                                       base cabinets with matching                                       wall cabinets, except above                                       sink base; base cabinets to                                       have 6 linear feet of                                       plastic laminate counter                                       top with integral splash                                       block; dedicated 110V, 20                                       amp GFI circuit for a                                       microwave                                       Electrical: one GFI 110V,                                       20 amp circuit terminating                                       in a standard quadraplex                                       electrical outlet to be                                       mounted above the counter  Coffee Nook         60                *Standard office build  (open area)                           out and finishes*                                       Fixtures:  14" X 14" ADA                                       compatible stainless steel                                       bar sink with hot and cold                                       water supply and waste line                                       mounted in a finished                                       wooden kitchen sink base                                       cabinet; garbage disposal;                                        base cabinets to have 4 to                                       6 linear feet of plastic                                       laminate counter top and                                       matching wall cabinets with                                       integral                                        splash block                                       Electrical: one GFI 110V,                                       20 amp circuit terminating                                       in a standard quadraplex                                       electrical outlet to be                                       mounted above the counter  Coat Closet         10 each           Optional: to have  wooden                                       shelf and rod, hollow core                                       wood doors with wood jamb,                                       stained to match the office                                       doors. 
[updated February 1999]
Updated February 19, 2015