Air Force Corporate Standards
Create the primary entrance as a focal point and distinguish it from other entrances corresponding to the Facility Group designation following the Facilities Hierarchy guidance in the Overview of this AFCFS. Design and construct entrances to provide a functional thermal barrier between interiors and exteriors to reduce heat loss or gain (depending on the season), to conserve energy, and to provide protection from the elements.
Select durable materials and weather-resistant details that do not show wear during their life span. Provide climate-responsive shading consistent with shading provided for walls.
Create a hierarchy of primary, secondary and service entrances that provides consistent design yet uses greater detailing on the primary entrance.
Cost-effectively integrate passive building components such as thermal mass walls and exterior shading devices prior to the design of active mechanical systems for vestibules. Design entrances and vestibules to enhance and preserve indoor environmental quality and to promote thermal comfort, moisture control and daylighting.
Properly orient building entrances in response to the local climate. Avoid north-facing entrances in cold climates. Material specifications for entrances should consider recycled content, environmentally preferable products and biologically based products.
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 3-101-01 Architecture http://www.wbdg.org/ffc/dod/unified-facilities-criteria-ufc/ufc-3-101-01
UFC 4-010-01 DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings http://www.wbdg.org/ffc/dod/unified-facilities-criteria-ufc/ufc-4-010-01
UFC 4-610-01 Administration Facilities http://www.wbdg.org/ffc/dod/unified-facilities-criteria-ufc/ufc-4-610-01
US Air Force Family Housing Design Guide for Planning, Programming, Design and Construction http://www.wbdg.org/FFC/AF/AFDG/familyhousing.pdf