1 January 2005
with change 25 October 2006
IntRODUCtIOn AnD GeneRAL InFORMAtIOn
PURPOse OF tHe DesIGn 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.
1-1.1.1 The Using Service is the Office of the Chief, Army
USARC, Ft Dodge,
Reserve (ACSIM-AR). An ACSIM-AR representative, the Project
Officer, is typically assigned to each project.
1-1.1.2 The USAR Installation includes the USAR unit(s) that
will utilize the facility (Tenants) and the USAR Regional
Readiness Command (RRC), which supports the unit(s). \
Note: As part of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005
four Regional Readiness Sustainment Commands (RRSC) are
to be established starting in FY2007 taking the place of RRCs./2/
1-1.1.3 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
sCOPe OF tHe DesIGn GUIDe
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