1 July 1998
MECHANICAL/PLUMBING AND OTHER SYSTEMS REQUIREMENTS
10-1. MANDATORY DESIGN CRITERIA AND STANDARDS. Although not all-inclusive, this
paragraph contains Federal requirements that are established by executive orders, public laws,
local requirements, and other directives. These requirements and all other Federal
requirements must be reviewed and included, as applicable, in the RFP for each new project.
a. Mandatory Energy and Water Conservation Criteria. Title 10 CFR, Subpart A, Part
435, Energy Conservation Voluntary Performance Standards for New Commercial and
Multi-family High Rise Residential Buildings, Mandatory For New Federal Buildings Published
January 30, 1989; Public Law 100-615, Federal Energy Management Improvement Act of
1988, November 5, 1988; Public Law 102-486, Energy Policy Act of 1992; Executive Order
12902, Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation at Federal Facilities, dated March 8, 1994;
and Department of Defense energy goal requirements.
b. Codes and Standards. Water supply, backflow prevention, and drainage at Army
installations will comply with the National Standard Plumbing Code [National Association of
Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (NAPHCC), P.O. Box 6808, Falls Church, VA 22046]
and other national codes.
c. Plumbing. All plumbing work shall be in accordance with NAPHCC-01 unless
otherwise stated and as specified hereinafter. Water supply piping shall not be buried under
concrete floors except where it is economically unfeasible to do otherwise. Hot water delivered
to toilet facilities shall not exceed 100 degrees F and 110 degrees F to showers. Traps subject
to drying out shall be fitted with trap primers.
d. Electrical Water Coolers. Mechanically refrigerated drinking water coolers shall
to ARI 1010, and Lead Contamination Control Act of 1988, Public Law 100-572, October 31,
e. Design for the Physically Handicapped. Appropriate modifications to plumbing
fixtures as required by Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards shall be included in all projects
designated to be suitable for access by the physically handicapped.
f. Heat Distribution Systems. The following requirements are Headquarters
requirements due to Army and DOD policy. There are no commercial standards for these
systems. Therefore, ensure that the following is adhered to and included in the RFP:
Heat distribution systems for all sites will be selected by the Government and included in the
RFP. The following order of preference will be used to determine type of system:
Shallow Concrete Trench