Standard: UFC 4-171-05


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This Guide is applicable to all new construction projects for Army Reserve facilities, and as a general guide in the modernization or restoration of existing facilities. Only the more common or typical features associated with Army Reserve facilities are addressed. The Guide deals primarily with training center buildings and vehicle maintenance shops, both of which directly support a training facility or group of facilities.

The intent of the Guide is to provide a portion of the general information and guidance required for the successful preparation of project designs. Additional information and guidance must be obtained from the Using Service, the USAR Installation, the Design Agency, and designer investigations on such matters as project scope, local codes and site constraints. Typical project-specific and general documentation to be made available to the designers is listed below. Additional listings of criteria are in Appendix A.

Project Documents DD Forms 1390 and 1391 – project authorization documentation. DD Form 5034R – Functional Space Worksheet (with notes). (Sample of Forms in Appendix D) Project Scope of Work for design team.

Additional Design Criteria USAR Design Process and Submittal Requirements. Design Criteria, Technical Manuals, Technical Letters, Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC), and other design guidance. Unified Facility Guide


This Design Guide contains design criteria and general requirements to be used in the development of designs for new construction and additions/alterations of U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) facilities. Its purpose is to serve as one means for the Using Service to convey functional and other criteria for Military Construction Army Reserve (MCAR) projects to the Design Agency charged with the planning and design of a facility. This Guide is also intended to aid in the formulation of project documentation for inclusion in military construction programs.

The Using Service is the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management- Operations Division Reserve (ACSIMODR). An ACSIM-ODR representative, the Project Officer, is typically assigned to each project.

The USAR Installation includes the USAR unit(s) that will utilize the facility (Tenants) and the USAR Regional Support Command (RSC), which supports the unit(s).

The Design Agency is the Corps of Engineers (COE) or other engineering command, which acts as USAR's agent for obtaining design and construction services. The Design Agency may develop project designs utilizing their in‑house design personnel, or may contract with private-sector architecture and engineering firms (A/Es) to provide design services. The in‑house personnel or private‑sector A/E team will be referred to as "designer" or "design team" in this Guide.

This Guide should also be used as a benchmark of acceptable quality for USAR Full Facility Restoration (FFR), Real Property Exchange (RPX), Minor Maintenance and Repair (MMR) and other projects. See Paragraph below for additional information on such programs and their funding.

This Guide should be considered to provide guidance representing an 80% solution; the information should apply at least 80% of the time, and address at least 80% of the issues. The Design Agency should always obtain Using Service approval when departing from the guidance herein.


Organization: Unified Facilities Criteria
Document Number: ufc 4-171-05
Publish Date: 2005-01-01
Page Count: 248
Available Languages: EN
DOD Adopted: NO
ANSI Approved: NO
Most Recent Revision: YES
Current Version: YES
Status: Active

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