1 January 2005
with change 25 October 2006
convenience of the designers and reviewers. Surveys, geotechnical reports, and other
similar documents to be provided to the contractor must be in metric units.
DD Form 1354 will always be prepared in I-P units; this record-keeping has not been
converted to metric.
Sustainable Development and Design (SDD) DA and USAR policy require all
facility designs to incorporate the principles of Sustainable Development and Design
("green building"), and specifically to use the Sustainable Project Rating Tool (SPiRiT) to
score and assign a rating level (Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum) to the designs. The
Design Agency will visit www.cecer.army.mil/sustdesign/index.cfm to become familiar
with the program and obtain the rating tool. All projects after FY06 shall achieve a
minimum SPiRiT rating of Gold level.
In general, an Environmental Baseline Study (EBS) and an Environmental
Assessment (EA), with a finding of no significant impact (FONSI), must be completed
for each USAR project. Preparation of these documents is the responsibility of the RRC,
but the design team must become familiar with any requirements from the studies which
are to be included in the design, such as erosion control measures.
See Paragraph 2-188.8.131.52 above for environmental permitting requirements.
sIte seLeCtIOn AnD PLAnnInG
General Selection and Planning Criteria
2-4.1.1 In most cases, the project site will have already been selected, based on the
following characteristics. If the Design Agency is involved in site selection, the factors
below, along with the budget, are important factors to be considered. For additional site
selection considerations, see Section 2-5, Antiterrorism/Force Protection.
2-184.108.40.206 A relatively level site, suitable for the parking of military training vehicles.
2-220.127.116.11 A high public visibility of the training center building.
2-18.104.22.168 A buffered area of the site should be available to mask the noise and
disruption caused by exterior training exercises and military equipment usage.
2-22.214.171.124 An easily accessible site.
2-4.1.2 The standard USAR training facility consists of the training building, the
organizational maintenance shop (OMS) with military equipment parking (MEP) area,
and the privately-owned vehicle (POV) parking area. The interrelationship of these
spaces and their appropriate site orientation require careful study. As the major point of
activity and public access, the training center building should dominate the community
interface of the entire facility and must be visible from adjacent public areas. The MEP