2018

Layout

  1. Minimize the need for interior partitions through open plan layouts.
  2. Consolidate permanent spaces to the greatest extent integrating storage, equipment, restrooms, stairs and other core spaces along permanent partitions.
  3. Minimize corridor walls in administrative facilities; open circulation spaces are preferred.
  4. Design and configure functionally required interior partitions to preserve a building’s passive heating, cooling, and daylighting systems.
  5. Use demountable partitions and systems furniture to define administrative spaces.

Use open office configurations and open plan arrangements for maximum flexibility. Minimize the use of constructed walls; permanent or semi-permanent interior walls for private offices and spaces are discouraged. Providing visual and acoustical privacy and security in systems furniture or modular furniture is preferred.

Provide durable low-maintenance wall materials and finishes for a long life span with the possibility of one or more uses of spaces during that time. Apply wall finishes assuming a 10-year lifespan. Color shall be cohesive and of consistent quality throughout a facility.

Comply with Unified Facilities Criteria for Sound Transmission Loss (TL), Noise Reduction (NR) and Sound Transmission Class (STC) ratings.

Sustainability

Cost-effectively incorporate passive design strategies before active mechanical systems are designed following UFC 1-200-02. Fully integrate openings within walls to support passive systems.

Interior elements must preserve the functionality of thermal-mass floors and walls; coordinate functionally required partitions with the building’s passive heating and cooling system. Use integrally colored materials, such as masonry or concrete, for thermal-mass walls.

UFC 1-200-01 General Building Requirements
http://www.wbdg.org/ffc/dod/unified-facilities-criteria-ufc/ufc-1-200-01

UFC 1-200-02 High Performance and Sustainable Building Requirements
http://www.wbdg.org/ffc/dod/unified-facilities-criteria-ufc/ufc-1-200-02

UFC 3-120-10 Interior Design
http://www.wbdg.org/ffc/dod/unified-facilities-criteria-ufc/ufc-3-120-10

UFC 3-450-01 Noise and Vibration Control
http://www.wbdg.org/ffc/dod/unified-facilities-criteria-ufc/ufc-3-450-01

AFI 32-6002 U.S. Air Force Family Housing Planning, Programming, Design, and Construction
https://static.e-publishing.af.mil/production/1/af_a4/publication/afi32-6002/afi32-6002.pdf

USAF/DOE Design Guide for Military Family Housing - Energy Efficient Revitalization and New Construction
http://www.wbdg.org/FFC/AF/AFDG/milfam.pdf

US Air Force Family Housing Design Guide for Planning, Programming, Design and Construction
http://www.wbdg.org/FFC/AF/AFDG/familyhousing.pdf