Air Force Corporate Facilities Standards

2017

Details and Color

  • Follow Installation Facilities Standards (IFS) for Facility Group designation; address, coordinate and refine architectural details for all facilities to maintain a professional image.
  • Relate the level of architectural detailing to the Facility Group.
  • Use only integrally colored materials as the predominant exterior building material; do not use materials that require field painting and ongoing maintenance.
  • Limit the number of colors on an Installation.
  • Provide consistent and compatible colors for every exterior building feature, including walls, roofs, doors, windows, gutters, downspouts, utility and mechanical elements, and other visible elements.
  • Noncorrosive metals with mill finishes are preferred; factory applied long lasting colored finishes may be used on metals when appropriate for the climate.
  • Combine details and color with orientation, massing, scale and architectural character to maintain base compatibility.

Reduce the total ownership costs of facilities through the design of high performance and sustainable buildings. Balance life-cycle costs, energy efficiency and occupant benefits with budgets and mission requirements; include deconstruction.

Designate all existing and planned facilities with the appropriate Facility Group number following the Facilities Hierarchy guidance in the Overview of this AFCFS. Apply an appropriate level of facility quality and architectural features, materials and detailing based on the Facility Group designation.

Use a collaborative, integrated planning and design team, composed of user, government support staff, and appropriate professionals. Design architectural features using simple detailing to create a professional appearance; avoid extravagant or excessive detailing.

Comply with the established Installation design theme through recurring roof systems, wall systems and building entrances that reflect architectural compatibility with the Base standards and regional context.

Sustainability

Analyze climate and local and regional contexts; respond to these in the building design and properly orient buildings. Per UFC 1-200-02, evaluate the building components to determine whether passive and natural design strategies and features are cost effectively incorporated before the active mechanical systems are designed.

Respond to site analyses focusing on building orientation, configuration and massing. Select and integrate high performance and sustainable building components (e.g. roofs, walls, fenestrations, shading devices and thermal mass) into facility designs. Design the building envelope to control the transfer of these elements: heat, air, moisture, light/radiation and noise. Design each control strategy holistically and use an integrated approach.

Following UFC 1-200-02, design buildings to achieve energy consumption reduction and to protect and conserve water. Provide on-site renewable energy systems where life-cycle cost effective; consider climate, infrastructure condition, mission compatibility, and effects on base wide electrical system (grid) power quality.

UFC 1-200-01 General Building Requirements
http://www.wbdg.org/FFC/DOD/UFC/ufc_1_200_01_2016.pdf

UFC 1-200-02 High Performance and Sustainable Building Requirements
http://www.wbdg.org/FFC/DOD/UFC/ufc_1_200_02_2016.pdf

UFC 3-101-01 Architecture
http://www.wbdg.org/FFC/DOD/UFC/ufc_3_101_01_2011_c3.pdf

UFC 4-010-01 DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings
http://www.wbdg.org/FFC/DOD/UFC/ufc_4_010_01_2012_c1.pdf

AFI 32-6002 U.S. Air Force Family Housing Guide for Planning, Programming, Design and Construction
http://www.wbdg.org/FFC/AF/AFI/afi_32_6002.pdf