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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 15. Department of Corrections
Chapter 81. Standards for Planning, Design, Construction, and Reimbursement of Local Correctional Facilities
2/28/2020

6VAC15-81-370. Schematic Design Documents.

A. The owner shall submit schematic design documents to the reviewing authority as specified in this section.

B. The schematic design documents required for an expansion, renovation, or new construction of a local correctional facility shall contain sufficient information to identify basic security construction features and demonstrate intent to comply with this chapter and building code requirements and shall include, as a minimum, the following:

1. The schematic design shall include a basis of design narrative that provides the following information:

a. General and special purpose capacity and type of occupancy.

b. Exterior circulation to include pedestrian and vehicular.

c. Outline description of basic materials including systems, equipment, and proposed finishes for major areas to include administration, inmate housing, inmate programs, kitchen, laundry, receiving, medical, etc.

d. Future construction or expansion to be accommodated.

e. Style and character of building desired.

f. Environmental considerations, if any.

g. A geotechnical report.

h. A description of the HVAC systems being used, including the goals for energy efficiency and for the smoke removal systems.

i. Total square footage per floor and per building.

j. Number of parking spaces.

k. Total estimated construction cost based on the schematic documents with a description of the basis on which the estimate was made.

l. Any changes to the board approved total project budget.

m. Any changes in staffing from the board approved planning study.

2. The schematic design shall include schematic drawings that provide the following information:

a. A table showing type of construction proposed. Building designations as to building code edition used, standards to be met, fire resistive characteristics, intended use group or groups, use condition, gross square footage, design occupancy loads, and construction types.

b. Schematic site plan.

c. Floor plans consisting of single line drawings at a scale not smaller than 1/16 inch per foot, showing each floor layout with space names, nominal room square footage, circulation paths, and security walls (interior and exterior).

d. Longitudinal building section with floor to floor to ceiling dimensions.

e. Exterior elevation views (minimum of two).

f. Any other information that would be of value to the reviewing authority.

Statutory Authority

§§ 53.1-5, 53.1-80, and 53.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 34, Issue 12, eff. March 8, 2018.

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