additional spaces for visitors to the depot. Typical
off-street parking is designed for perpendicular
Efficient running of a military storage depot not
parking with two-way traffic lines. The required
only depends upon efficient layout of storage areas,
number of general purpose parking spaces can be
but also upon adequate administrative facilities to
determined from criteria found in Architectural and
Engineering Instructions Design Criteria (AEI) or
that are inseparable from the storage mission. The
TM 5-803-5. Where massive parking lots are
design considerations associated with providing
necessary, cross traffic connections should be
administrative facilities are perhaps the most
planned every 110 m (360 ft) or 40 spaces.
straight-forward aspect of depot construction. It is,
Requirements for roadway design leading to the
however, prudent to consult local and national
parking facilities as well as through other storage
building codes, as well as the following
depot facilities at military installations can be found
in TM 5-822-2/AFM 88-7, Chap. 5.
TM 5-809-1/AFM 88-3, Chap. 1
TM 5-809-2/AFM 88-3, Chap. 2
8-3. Miscellaneous considerations.
TM 5-809-3/AFM 88-3, Chap. 3
a. Construction of administrative facilities
These manuals cover structural design for build-
ings, concrete, masonry, and structural steel, re-
should be of non-combustible materials which pro-
spectively; and TM 5-809-10, where seismic design
tect against loss by heat and weakening due to fire.
b. Should automatic data processing (ADP)
may be applicable.
facilities be necessary, consideration should be
8-2. Parking facilities.
given to providing a false, raised floor such that
electrical cables and cooling equipment can be run
a. On-street parking. Parking can be considered
beneath this floor. If the raised floor portions are
to be either on-street or off-street. Each adminis-
placed on a slab at elevation with surrounding
trative building shall have its own parking facility.
offices, then access to the raised floor areas will be
Where it is feasible, off-street parking is the
by stairs or ramps. All facilities can be placed on
recommended type. Where it is necessary to utilize
one level, eliminating the need for ramps or stairs,
on-street parking for a building, parallel parking is
if the slab beneath the portion requiring the raised
recommended over diagonal or perpendicular
flooring is recessed and the false floor is installed to
parking. Additional street width should be provided
the surrounding floor elevations.
to accommodate any parking lane. A minimum of
. Doorways and areas
housing computer equip-
2.5 m (8 ft) is required for parallel parking.
ment, mechanical equipment, etc. should allow
Diagonal or perpendicular parking should be used
adequate clearances for passage and storage of the
for maximum parking capacity per length of road;
equipment needed for operation.
however, widening of the street will be necessary
d. In addition to providing adequate space the
to accommodate this type of parking.
abovementioned equipment will generally exert
b. Off-street parking. Parking lots, or off-street
heavy loads on the floor area. Design of floors that
parking, are preferable to on-street parking. Lots
handle these loads should be accounted for during
should be designed for adequate parking spaces for
the preliminary stages.
personnel assigned to the building in question, plus