1 January 2005
with change 25 October 2006
3-5.2.2 The USAR is seeking a level of standardization in their built facilities, but are
not seeking "cookie-cutter" design solutions. Many of the spaces and features of the
facilities will be the same throughout the USAR system, and design efficiencies can be
gained through reuse of standard space modules or groupings. However, the Design
Agency should seek to give each project its own identity, based on Tenant input and
3-5.2.3 The level of finish and detail in a training center should be one that would be
appropriate for an office building of good quality, with additional emphasis on durability
and maintainability. For an OMS or AMSA building, finish and detail can be more
utilitarian in the maintenance areas, but similar to a training center in the office areas.
3-5.2.4 Each USAR facility will have two "Minuteman" plaques, one for exterior
display and one for interior display; the exterior plaque should be located with the
"U.S. Army Reserve Training Center" signage. These should be in locations of maximum
visibility. Consideration should be given to developing high-visibility locations for the
Tenants to display their trophies and other memorabilia. In centers housing more than
one unit, individual locations may be appropriate.
3-5.2.5 Consider protective continuous bumper moldings and corner guards for
corridors and other high traffic areas to minimize damage to walls. The continuous
bumpers when required should be mounted at base height.
3-5.3.1 The Design Agency should work with the USAR Installation to develop a room
numbering scheme for the construction documents that will also be functional for the
later operation and maintenance of the facility.
3-5.3.2 Consider numbering larger buildings by wings, i.e., S104, W236. Consider
using letters, rather than numbers, for stairs, corridors and similar spaces; the Tenants
and maintenance personnel rarely think of these spaces as rooms, and giving them
room numbers can be confusing.
3-5.4.1 Typical stairs are concrete-filled metal pan construction, unless a monumental
stair is part of the design. USAR prefers wire mesh infill panels for open stair and
landing rails. All stairs, including fire stairs, should be nicely detailed and finished, in
keeping with finishes in the rest of the project.
should meet accessibility requirements, and elevator hooks and
pads should be specified for occasional moving of furniture.
Elevator Power Supply: Refer to Section 3-9 below.