Courtroom Lighting Criteria Evaluation
Task 1 Report
Arup Lighting has been contracted to perform a survey of lighting installed in recently
constructed courthouses, and based on the data collected, evaluate and make
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with respect to lighting. This work was undertaken between September and December
2005, and the results of the surveys and recommendations are presented in this report.
Scope of Work
Our scope of work for the study has been defined by the GSA Scope of Work Document
(PR200507070017) which describes the goals of the study. As part of this study, we have
visited courthouses in the following locations:
New York, New York (Moynihan)
Montgomery, Alabama (Johnson)
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Tallahassee, Florida (Annex)
Tampa, Florida (Gibbons)
Columbia, South Carolina (Perry)
The goal of this phase of the study is to present the results of the data collection for each
individual courtroom and illustrate how this data relates to the requirements of the U.S.
Courts Design Guide lighting criteria, as well as recommend changes to the criteria if
supported by the data.
This study addresses the problem that several of the newly constructed courthouses do
not have adequate lighting. This study is to determine if the source of the problem is:
Inadequately defined standards.
The courtroom as constructed did not meet the U.S. Courts design standards.
A combination of the above.
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Ove Arup & Partners Consulting Engineers PC
Issue March 1, 2006