1 January 2005
with change 25 October 2006
2-4.1.6 The schematic design concepts for both the site and the buildings should be
based on a simple, logical idea which satisfies the requirements of the program, site,
Tenant functions and long life maintenance. Each project is individual and requires a
concentrated effort to develop the appropriate solution.
2-4.1.7 The building and main facility entrance should be apparent to passing traffic
while meeting Antiterrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) requirements, to ensure
community visibility and ease of access. Visitor parking and the main entry to be used
by building visitors should also be readily identifiable.
2-4.1.8 AMSA and/or ECS sites, when not collocated with a training center or OMS,
should be arranged for functionality and vehicle access with consideration for future
Typical AMSA Site Plan
Typical ECS Site Plan
2-4.1.9 When practical, orient the longest sides of buildings along an east-west axis.
This orientation will generally result in most windows facing north and south to minimize
solar heat gain. At extreme latitudes, energy savings may be better with different
Availability of Utilities
2-4.2.1 It is the Design Agency s responsibility to verify availability and capacities of
all utilities required for the project. Contacts will be made with the utility providers, and
records of all discussions should be made and copied to the provider. Any required
applications, permits, reviews, fees, design/construction requirements, or service
upgrades should be identified, and their impacts on design and construction costs and
schedules should be calculated. If alternative providers exist for any utility, the designer
should identify the alternatives to the Design Agency as early in the design process as
possible, and verify whether a formal study of the alternatives is desired to provide
comparative costs, benefits, and drawbacks.
2-4.2.2 It is obviously preferable that utilities be available at or near the boundaries of
the site. Extension of off-site utilities to the site will likely require third party (utility
company, municipality, utility district) engineering and/or construction, and possibly
acquisition of additional utility easements. Any such off-site work will require additional