Standard: UFC 4-740-12AN


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This guide contains design criteria for Army officers and NCO clubs, formerly referred to as open messes, and referred to below as clubs.

The primary purpose of this guide is to provide criteria for design personnel who prepare and evaluate project designs for clubs.

This guide also provides general guidance for installation personnel and Corps of Engineers field offices in planning and programming project requirements.

In addition, it is expected that faciIity managers will find this guide useful in planning improvements or in better utilizing existing clubs or other suitable faciIities.

This guide is directed toward improving early design decisions and toward the development of realistic, cost-effective Spaces. The guide does not provide definitive designs; it is intended as a tool to help solve problems in ways which incorporate individual local requirements.


This design guide is applicable to all new construction projects for Army clubs. It is also applicable, as general guidance, to projects involving the modernization of existing faciIities.

While this guide is the basic design criteria document for clubs, it is not intended to provide all of the information required for successful preparation of project designs. Additional information must be obtained from the unique requirements at the installation level which are associated with the general description of activities contained herein and the locational constraints and opportunities of the site.

Maximum space allowances for clubs are discussed in DOD 4270. 1-M, Construction Criterial Manual, Chapter 3. These allowances are based on the authorized projected military strength of the using installation. illustrative criteria applications are included herein for various sizes of clubs corresponding to instalIations with the following military strengths:

The illustrative criteria applications provide schematic design solutions to the example space programs. These schematic designs illustrate alternative planning solutions, following the criteria in this guide. Alternative detailed planning solutions for specific functional areas of the faciIity are also shown.

Organization: Unified Facilities Criteria
Document Number: ufc 4-740-12an
Publish Date: 2005-03-01
Page Count: 223
Available Languages: EN
DOD Adopted: NO
ANSI Approved: NO
Most Recent Revision: YES
Current Version: YES
Status: Active

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AR 230-60
DA PAM 230-1
FCR DOD 4270.1-M