A.1 Support for Office Work

1. Photocopying
2. Training rooms, general
3. Training rooms for computer skills
4. Interview rooms
5. Storage and floor loading
6. Shipping and receiving

A.2 Meetings and Group Effectiveness

1. Meeting and conference rooms
2. Informal meetings and interaction
3. Group layout and territory
4. Group workrooms

A.3 Sound and Visual Environment

1. Privacy and speech intelligibility
2. Distraction and disturbance
3. Vibration
4. Lighting and glare
5. Adjustment of lighting for occupants
6. Distant and outside views

A.4 Thermal Environment and Indoor Air

1. Temperature and humidity
2. Indoor air quality
3. Ventilation air (supply)
4. Local adjustments by occupants
5. System capability and controls

A.5 Typical Office Information Technology

1. Office computers and related equipment
2. Power at workplace
3. Building power
4. Data and telephone systems
5. Cable plant
6. Cooling

A.6 Change and Churn by Occupants

1. Disruption due to physical change
2. Illumination, HVAC and sprinklers
3. Minor changes to layout
4. Partition wall relocations
5. Lead time for facilities group

A.7 Layout and Building Factors

1. Influence of HVAC on layout
2. Influence of sound and visual factors
3. Influence of building loss factors

A.8 Protection of Occupant Assets

1. Control of access from public zone
2. Interior zones of security
3. Vaults (secure rooms)
4. Security of cleaning service
5. Security of maintenance services
6. Security of after-hours renovations
7. Systems for secure garbage
8. Security of key and card controls

A.9 Facility Protection

1. Protection around building
2. Protection from unauthorized access
3. Protective surveillance of site
4. Perimeter of building
5. Public zone of building
6. Facility protection services

A.10 Work Outside Normal Hours or Conditions

1. Operation outside normal hours
2. Support after-hours
3. Temporary loss of external services
4. Continuity of work (during breakdowns)

A.11 Image to Public and Occupants

1. Exterior appearance
2. Public lobby of building
3. Public spaces within building
4. Appearance and spaciousness of offices
5. Finishes and materials in offices
6. Identity outside building
7. Neighborhood and site
8. Historic significance

A.12 Amenities to Attract and Retain Staff

1. Food
2. Shops
3. Day care
4. Exercise room
5. Bicycle racks for staff
6. Seating away from work areas

A.13 Special Facilities and Technologies

1. Group and shared conference center
2. Video teleconference facilities
3. Simultaneous translation
4. Satellite and microwave links
5. Mainframe computer center
6. Telecommunications center

A.14 Location, Access and Wayfinding

1. Public transportation (urban sites)
2. Staff visits to other offices
3. Vehicular entry and parking
4. Wayfinding to building and lobby
5. Capacity of internal movement systems
6. Public circulation in building
The Property and its Management

B.1 Structure, Envelope and Grounds

1. Typical office floors
2. External walls and projections
3. External windows and doors
4. Roof
5. Basement
6. Grounds

B.2 Manageability

1. Reliability of external supply
2. Anticipated remaining service life
3. Ease of operation
4. Ease of maintenance
5. Ease of cleaning
6. Janitors' facilities
7. Energy consumption
8. Energy management and controls

B.3 Management of Operations and Maintenance

1. Strategy and program
2. Competences of in-house staff
3. Occupant satisfaction
4. Information on unit costs

B.4 Cleanliness

1. Exterior and public areas
2. Office areas (interior)
3. Toilets and washrooms
4. Special cleaning
5. Waste disposal for building

C.1 Fire and Life Safety

1. Egress facilities, w/sprinklers
2. Egress facilities, w/o sprinklers
3. Exits, number and design
4. Fire protection, active
5. Fire protection, passive
6. Fire department support

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