Standard: UFC 4-171-02A


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Guide Limitation.

The criteria here in apply to all construction projects for Army Service Schools, whether for new construction or for altering existing space. While this guide is the basic criteria document, it is not intended to provide all of the information required for successful preparation of project designs. Supplementary information must be obtained from the installation to describe the exact requirements of the training program, and the locational constraints and opportunities of the site.

Presentation of Criteria.

Following the introduction, the guide contains four additional chapters which pertain to planning and design criteria; one on general design considerations, the second on special design factors, the third on individual space criteria and the fourth on space organization principles. The last chapter of the guide contains illustrative applications of criteria in the form of example designs. These designs are not intended to be definitive designs but to represent possible solutions for different requirements and local situations in order to demonstrate the intent of the guide.

Example Designs.

The example designs developed in the last chapter are for four typical training programs generating space requirements for 30,000 sq. ft., 150,000 sq. ft. and 400,000 sq. ft.



This guide provides criteria to govern the design of U.S. Army Service Schools, and to aid in the evaluation of such designs. This guide is directed towards improving early design decisions and towards the development of realistic, cost-effective spaces in conjunction with the Army regulations and DoD criteria referenced herein.


This guide is also intended to provide general guidance for using service personnel and Corps of Engineers field offices in planning facilities for inclusion in military construction programs.


It is expected that using service personnel will find additional use for this guide in developing improvements or in better utilizing existing facilities.

Organization: Unified Facilities Criteria
Document Number: ufc 4-171-02a
Publish Date: 2005-03-01
Page Count: 200
Available Languages: EN
DOD Adopted: NO
ANSI Approved: NO
Most Recent Revision: YES
Current Version: YES
Status: Active

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