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accommodate increased trial requirements. The project will alleviate overcrowding,
correct deficiencies, and relocate court-related functions from leased space.
Objectives: Building and space layout design will adhere to the USCDG, P100, U.S.
Marshals Handbook, and the New Pricing Policy Guidelines including measurement of
space. The space design in the building will allow for interfunctional alignment of court
elements, provide security, prisoner transfer, and separate public circulation.
Accountability Questions: Are space allocations for the courts consistent with the
USCDG? Does the space allocation for the courts-related agencies meet the established
space allocation standards? Is the actual utilization rate for the court-related agencies
in accordance with P100 and the New Pricing Policy? Does the building design provide
the proper relationship of secure and public circulation, and alignment of court elements?
Is there room on the site to accommodate the 30 year expansion needs of the court
Goals: This project shall be designed to provide protection to federal employees as well
as persons involved in court proceedings or conducting business in the general office
areas. All physical, acoustical and electronic security measures shall be in accordance
with data references and coordinated with the user agency and their designated
personnel. HVAC, power, fire detection/suppression, telephones, and the building
automation systems shall be a part of these requirements. Security checkpoint stations
shall be included with spatial allocations and integrated into the design to present a
Objectives: This building should follow the guidelines of a Level IV facility as defined in
the U.S. Department of Justice document Vulnerability Assessment of Federal Facilities
dated June 28, 1995. The building will follow the guidelines of P100 and as set out in
the ISC Security Design Criteria document dated May 28, 2001. The building and site
must meet the minimum security requirements as proposed in the aforementioned
documents. Court security shall follow the guidelines set forth in the USCDG and U.S.
Marshals Handbook. Security must be provided for normal and crisis situations. Security
systems shall meet the special requirements of the occupants. Security measures shall
be based on the recommendations of a specific building risk assessment.
Security devices or infrastructure elements designed into the building structure and
systems shall include the following:
1. Building siting and setback with physical barriers and exterior surface materials
appropriate to protect the building structure and its occupants against ballistic
or blast attack.
2. Vehicle access control on the site and pedestrian control at the building
3. Secure enclosed parking for designated U.S. courts and U.S Marshals Service
4. Secure vehicle and building pedestrian sallyports, a dedicated elevator,
detention cells, isolated secure corridors and monitoring equipment for isolation
of persons in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
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