U.S. Courts Design Guide
No special requirements
The required reverberation time determines the degree to which acoustically-absorptive
finishes should be used in the room. See Table 6.3 for specific reverberation times.
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
Refer to Table 6.4 for specific requirements.
Lighting of attorney conference/witness waiting rooms should be switch-controlled,
direct fluorescent units. Refer to Table 6.4 for specific lighting requirements.
Electrical Distribution. Duplex convenience outlets must be provided.
Audio. No requirements
Video. No requirements
Data Transmission. No requirements
Public Waiting Areas
Public waiting areas are ancillary facilities for USCA, USDC, magistrate judge, and
USBC courtrooms. The waiting areas are used by attorneys, civil plaintiffs and