Include performance criteria in the programming document. Develop any special view and window requirements during functional programming of activities for the building (e.g., presence of an amenity view space, special security concerns for windows in certain locations of the building).
Determine implications of performance criteria for space planning and incorporate into early design. Perform first order estimates of view access given projected uses within building and initial sizing and placement of windows. Identify any problems with window configuration and placement. Confirm compliance with a check of design development drawings.
Observe and verify that the room, window, and furnishing variables (upon which estimated compliance was based) are proceeding according to goals as reflected in drawings and specifications through construction documents.
During occupancy log comments relating to view space and window access (see P.5 Operations Commissioning for recordkeeping procedures). Verify that performance criteria are met by checking performance onsite.
The diagrams and table below may be used to assist in determining vertical and horizontal view space apertures.
Allowable View Space Apertures: