G. Protect horizontal and vertical penetrations (ducts, cables, pipes, etc.) with through penetration
H. Provide fire alarm pull stations at exit doors from interstitial spaces and sufficient audio-visual
devices so a fire alarm signal can be heard throughout the spaces.
Provide exit signs at exit doors and other locations to provide clear direction toward exits from
interstitial spaces. Provide emergency lighting for adequate egress illumination in the event of
a power outage.
2.3 Interior Finish:
A. Wall and ceiling finishes and movable partitions shall conform to NFPA 101.
B. Interior floor finish shall conform to NFPA 101.
2.4 Location on Property: Building separation and requirements for rated exterior walls and openings
for protection from exposure by adjacent buildings or hazards shall comply with the UBC where
VA buildings abut non VA buildings or property lines.
2.5 Site Considerations:
A. Provide access for emergency vehicles to new buildings and additions in accordance with
B. Design roads, fire lanes, and turn-arounds for the weight and turning radius of fire apparatus.
Consult local fire department for fire apparatus requirements. At minimum, one of the long
sides of every building shall be accessible to fire department equipment.
2.6 Insulation, including foam plastic : Comply with UBC.
2.7 Roof Coverings and Roof Deck Assemblies:
A. Roof coverings shall be approved or listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory for
compliance with UL standard 790 and be Class B minimum.
B. Roof deck assemblies shall be FM Class I approved, or UL listed as Fire-Classified.
2.8 Roof Access: Comply with UBC.
2.9 Shelters, pavilions, connecting corridors or similar structures located near health care buildings:
A. Shelters or pavilions with automatic sprinkler protection are not considered to present an
exposure hazard. However, if of frame construction, they may not be attached directly to a