Air Force Corporate Facilities Standards

2017

Circulation and Paving

  • Maintain efficient geometry to connect building entrances to adjacent parking areas and activity areas and to the base transportation system.
  • Efficiently use materials to optimize life-cycle costs and to minimize maintenance.
  • Mitigate heat island for sidewalk paving with materials approved in the Installation Facilities Standards (IFS); consider an integrated approach that could include stormwater management (permeable surfaces) when appropriate.
  • Complement the design of the storm drainage system.
  • Install plaza and courtyard paving following IFS.

Encourage walkability and cycling with properly sized and paved sidewalks, paths and trails following Installation Facilities Standards (IFS) for materials, lighting and safety. Create walkable places that are comfortable, convenient, healthy and sustainable; cost effectively redevelop areas, which were originally built around the automobile, to pedestrian oriented areas when functionally appropriate and economically feasible.

Provide an appropriate level of quality for the Facility Group.


Sustainability

Appropriately address heat island effect in the selection of materials following UFC 1-200-02 to improve thermal comfort. Generally use materials with high solar reflectance that maintain lower surface temperature. Minimize environmental impacts.

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

UFC 2-100-01 Installation Master Planning
http://www.wbdg.org/FFC/DOD/UFC/ufc_2_100_01_2012.pdf