6.16 Security Systems
6.17 Short Circuit and
Every government building, virtually without exception,
whether new or existing, large or small, recent vintage
The design engineer shall submit a preliminary computer
or historic, must have provisions for a security system.
generated short circuit analysis on all projects. The final
The type and level of security system designed shall be
coordination and analysis shall be done by the
determined by a security design professional and shall
contractor's testing agency or by the independent agency
be commensurate to the threat evaluation of the facility.
employed by the client, and a report shall be submitted.
The system must be integrated into the design, if a new
building, or provided for in a non-intrusive way, in the
case of an existing building. The systems shall be provided
with integral battery back-up and connected to the
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6.16 Security Systems/Short Circuit and Coordination Study
Revised March 2005 PBS-P100