UFC FC 4-760-10N
NAVY MUSEUMS AND HISTORIC RESOURCE FACILITIES
|Publication Date:||1 December 2013|
PURPOSE AND SCOPE.
This FC provides requirements for evaluating, planning, programming, and designing two facility types:
• Navy Museum - Protects and displays precious naval artifacts, documents and art portraying the Navy's rich military history and offers visitors, including Navy personnel, their families, retirees, recruits and the general public, an important glimpse into their cultural heritage.
• Plans, designs, and fabricates exhibits and displays.
• Historic Resource Facility (HRF) - There are several functional areas which are included in HRFs. Although HRF is listed as a facility type, its functional areas may be co-located within a single facility or built as separate structures. See Chapter 2 for additional planning information. HRFs serve the following functions:
• As an archive depository that consists of operational and administrative records of SECNAV, fleet, major commands, and other organizations and individuals stored in paper, microform and electronic form.
• As a library to hold collections of books, journals, maps, charts, records, and other valuable items deemed important to the Navy for the purpose of research, analysis, and writing about naval history and related topics as well as for the purpose of preserving important icons of the Navy's heritage.
• Executes the responsibilities of the Director of NHHC/Curator of the Navy and ensures proper documentation, cataloging, accountability, and preservation of historical art, property, artifacts, and collections.
• Develops and administers exhibit programs, including collecting, selecting, and researching exhibit materials.
• Manages and oversees historical underwater archaeology, conservation projects, and activities that relate to the Curator of the Navy.
The information in this FC applies to the design of all new construction projects, to include additions, alterations, and renovation projects.
This FC is organized to provide the data and criteria needed at each stage of the project development process. It also applies to the procurement of design/build services for the above noted projects. Alteration and renovation projects should update existing
facilities to meet the guidance and criteria within budgetary constraints. Some Core UFCs provide guidance and requirements on renovation and alteration projects relative to thresholds and triggers. A list of the Core UFCs is included in UFC 1-200-01, General Building Requirements. This FC is not intended as a substitution during design for thorough review by individual program managers and operations staff.
This FC is intended as a source of basic architectural and engineering information for all individuals involved in the planning, design, construction or evaluation of museums and historic resource facilities. Architects and Engineers (A/Es) that provide design services will use this FC under the direction of NAVFAC. Installation and facility planning personnel will use this FC, in conjunction with other required planning documents, for programming new or replacement facilities, pre-design planning, or assessing the extent of improvements required in an existing museum or historic resource facility in order to achieve the standard established herein.