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coordinated with Unified Facility Guide Specifications (UFGS), particularly the UFGS
09915 Color Schedule when used. f the UFGS 09915 is not used, it is useful as a
check list and coordination tool.
4-2.2 Furniture Footprint Plans.
Incorporate FF&E requirements into the project design from the beginning through to
the end of the project. The designer will work directly with the using activity to assess
their needs and develop a written program of furnishings required for each space within
the facility. Develop the furniture footprint plans to show that the furnishings necessary
for the user's functional requirements can be accommodated within the spaces, comply
with accessibility requirements, and satisfy applicable life safety codes. The furniture
foot print plan will show the appropriate size and type of furnishings and critical or
required clearances. The furniture footprint plans and documented user requirements
serve as the basis for a fully integrated project design as well as the basis for the
Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E) package.
The interior designer is also responsible for identifying the requirements for equipment
items with regards to space allocation and coordination with building systems; even
though the interior designer may not be responsible for specifying those equipment
When the design of the FF&E package is included in the building design contract, the
furniture footprint is the furniture plan and is fully developed, along with the FF&E
package. If the FF&E package is not included as part of the building design contract,
ensure that the furniture footprint plans are clearly noted "Not in Contract." Furniture
Footprint Plans must be included throughout the design delivery process, from initial
concept to Final submission, to ensure coordination of architectural components and
engineering disciplines (lighting, power, mechanical, window placement, etc.) with
respect to furniture placement.
4-2.3 Interior Signage Placement Plans.
Signage placement plans must indicate the location of every sign and directory in the
facility. The sign symbol must indicate the sign type and be keyed to the signage
schedule, which then describes message, symbols and details. Separate typical sign
drawings must be prepared for each type to indicate plaque size, type, location and
message for all signs. For larger projects, incorporate building or floor directories and
directional signage. The typical sign drawings and schedule may be included solely in
the specification or as an attachment to the specifications instead of on the contract set
Each project has different specification requirements, identified in the project scope and
the project delivery process. Make the specifications as brief as possible, definitive, and
free of ambiguities and omissions that may result in controversy and contractor claims.