Similarly, for floors currently not housing courts, but designated for court occupancy in the
30-year plan, elevator lobbies should be designed with the same physical structure and
dimensions so equivalent finish levels can be added at later date.
Public corridors connecting other office areas and the elevator lobbies will be at GSA
standard as described in PBS-PQ100.1.
Miscellaneous Fixtures, Furnishings, and Equipment. Federal agencies are responsible
for equipment, furniture, and fixtures which are not "fixed" to the real property, while GSA is
responsible for providing most "fixed" improvements to tenant spaces. In general, "fixed
improvements" built and owned by GSA can be defined as including improvements that are
"attached to the building," such as counters, benches, etc.
Courtroom Millwork and Furnishings:
GSA includes allowances in budget for all court millwork and benches. The only chairs
provided by GSA in the baseline user charges would be jury chairs, which are essentially
"fixed improvements," typically installed with a fixed base.
The U.S. Courts must provide furniture for judicial and jury dining.
GSA generally does not install building-wide clock systems. Tenants are responsible for
providing any clock systems, but GSA will provide wall outlets for clocks.
Audio Equipment in Conference Areas and "Special" Rooms:
Audio equipment and presentation boards are not provided by the GSA. Built-in screens
will be provided by GSA.
April 5, 1996