U.S. Court Facilities
finish table in PBS-PQ100.1 and this document. Levels beyond this can be provided, but
must be reimbursed by the requesting agency. General office areas, toilets, pantries and other
spaces assigned to these agencies are to be finished according to the requirements contained in
PBS-PQ100.1. Specific requirements for the personal offices of agency heads include:
Gypsum wallboard on metal stud construction, finished with Type II vinyl wallcovering.
Doors and Frames:
AWI custom-grade hardwood veneer solid-core doors. Door frames to be either solid
hardwood jambs, door stops, and casings, or hollow metal, as dictated by the design or
existing building decor condition.
100 mm high coved vinyl base, typical throughout (unless dictated by either design or
existing building decor conditions).
1 300 grams per square meter face weight synthetic (nylon or equal), commercial-grade
carpet or carpet tiles.
Suspended acoustical tile and/or gypsum wallboard finishes, as dictated by the design or
existing building decor conditions. Other ceiling elements, such as soffits, perimeter
coves, recesses, and reveals, shall be provided as required to integrate HVAC and lighting
into a harmonious design.
Selection of Materials and Finishes for Interior Public Spaces. Finishes
interior public spaces should be an extension of the exterior. Similarly, elevator lobbies on
each floor in a U.S. Court facility should be considered an extension of the main public lobby
spaces. Please refer to PBS-PQ100.1. In general terms, all areas and corridors connecting the
public entry vestibule and lobby on the primary entry level to all courtroom entry points
should be provided at a quality level equivalent to the public lobbies and elevator lobbies.
April 5, 1996