ARMY CONTINUING EDUCATION SYSTEM CENTERS
|Publication Date:||1 March 2005|
a. PLANNING GUIDANCE. This guide provides general guidance to aid installation and Corps of Engineer personnel in the planning of Army Continuing Education System (ACES) Centers for inclusion in military construction programs.
b. DESIGN GUIDANCE. As the basic instrument governing the design of ACES Centers, this guide is primarily intended to aid architects and Corps of Engineers personnel in the development and evaluation of project designs. This guide is directed towards the improvement of early design decisions and the development of realistic, cost-effective facilities in conjunction with Army and Department of Defense criteria and procedures.
a. GUIDE LIMITATION. This guide is applicable to all new construction projects for ACES Centers. It is also applicable as general guidance to projects involving the conversion or modernization of existing facilities. It applies to all construction programmed under facility category code 740-25. The guidance and criteria must be applied, however, in conjunction with information obtained from each particular installation defining the installation's proposed ACES program, and the constraints and opportunities of the project site.
b. PRESENTATION OF GUIDANCE. This guide is structured to aid in the development of project requirements and designs that respond to variables of each particular installation. Chapter 2 provides planning guidelines to help delineate ACES program requirements, space needs and cost estimates for use in developing project requirements and programming data. Chapters 3, 4 and 5 provide general design criteria, individual space criteria and space organization principles for use in developing and evaluating design solutions.
c. EXAMPLE DESIGNS. Chapter 6 contains examples illustrating the definition of requirements and designs for ACES Centers at installations with military strengths of 6,000, 10,500, and 21,000 persons. The designs demonstrate the application of criteria presented in chapters 3, 4 and 5 in view of different installation variables. While indicating a suggested level of quality, they provide a means of evaluating proposed design solutions for actual projects.