Standard: UFC 4-740-18AN


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Development of the Community System.

The purpose of this Design Guide is to provide guidance for the development of the community system for the installation. It addresses the entire process for developing community facilities to fulfill an installation’s needs, from postwide planning through facility operation (see figure 2 - 1). It also guides the development of Community Activity Centers (CAC’s) - consolidated facilities for Morale Support Activities and other community programs.

Planning, Programming and Design.

This Design Guide provides direction for three distinct steps in the community development process: planning, programming and design. It outlines considerations for post-wide planning of a system of community facilities, for inclusion in installation masterplans and military construction programs. It provides criteria for programming individual Community Activity Centers - the activities to be accommodated and their design requirements. It also gives basic criteria for initial facility design, for new construction as well as renovation of existing buildings. For detailed design, reference is made to a series of Design Guides for specialized facility types. The criteria in this guide are also useful for the review and evaluation of designs, and for assistance to program personnel in operating the facilities.

Local Consideration.

Each installation has different potential for community life, which must be developed locally. This guide is designed to stimulate local thinking about the community needs, appropriate programs and facilities to serve them. It does not provide a preconceived Community Activity Center design, nor a definitive post-wide pattern of facilities. Although illustrative designs are included, they are not intended as definitive designs. The variables of programs provided at each installation, modes of operation, existing facilities, functions included in each CAC facility, and local site requirements, are far too numerous and complex to permit standardized solutions. This Design Guide outlines a process for each installation to plan, program and design its community facilities in response to local population and program needs, as they change over time, based on local decisions by the installation staff. Procedures are provided for involving the appropriate people at the installation in its planning for and assembling the required information. Standards and illustrative examples are presented for consideration by the responsible parties in developing their project requirements and designs. While the Design Guide provides general planning principles and basic criteria for programming the design of Community Activity Centers, only local installation personnel can identify the unique requirements and design parameters of specific programs and sites.

Organization: Unified Facilities Criteria
Document Number: ufc 4-740-18an
Publish Date: 2005-03-01
Page Count: 238
Available Languages: EN
DOD Adopted: NO
ANSI Approved: NO
Most Recent Revision: YES
Current Version: YES
Status: Active

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