DESIGN GUIDE: MUSIC AND DRAMA CENTERS
C H A P T E R 1: PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROCEDURES
thoroughly acquainted with the facility when it
This approval may take several more months.
Actual design time will occupy as much as a year,
after which the drawings are advertised and con-
struction contract awarded. There may be further
delays stemming from requirements for special
equipment which must be ordered months in
1-7. KEY PARTICIPANTS
advance but installed integral with structure. In
short, personnel initiating a project must be pre-
pared to think ahead five years to projected
needs when the building will be occupied.
AR 415-10,15 and 20 define policies, procedures
It is likely initiating personnel will not be identical
and responsibilities which govern the military
with using personnel. Moreover, the intervening
construction program. AR 415-15 details the pro-
gram development phase; AR 415-20 details the
cept as a result of significant changes in mission.
design phase; and AR 415-10 details the exe-
It is therefore of utmost importance that early
cution phase and the interrelationship among all
planning be well-informed, incisive, and care-
three phases of the construction process. For a
fully recorded for transmission through the
given Music and Drama Center project, the prin-
cipal participants are broadly categorized as the
using service and construction service. The us-
ing service is responsible for establishing facility
B. MANDATORY PROCEDURE
requirements, while the construction service
manages the design and execution phases.
among many levels of military organization. To
The concept of team planning is inherent in the
be effective, its sequential procedure is manda-
project development process. The participants
tory and must be carefully observed. For ex-
in this process represent different viewpoints
ample, failure to gain proper approvals for mod-
and disciplines. This Guide will help provide
ification of the master plan (if required) will stop
common language to improve translation of
early planning goals to the completed facility.
A. USING SERVICE
Firm, precise statement of requirements will not
At the installation level the using service repre-
only expedite matters but ensure the quality of
sentative is the installation commander, who will
results. This is especially important with regard
coordinate the efforts of MDC staff, facilities en-
to technical and equipment elements, and for
gineer, and any technical consultants retained
those elements for which standard criteria are
during the pre-design phase. Using service re-
inadequate or nonexistent.
sponsibilities are as follows:
1. Development of functional requirements in
conjunction with criteria in this Guide.
Nothing should be left to chance that can be
ing beyond the scope of criteria.
specified. Military construction projects are ex-
pected to result in complete, fully functional fa-
3. Preparation and submission of the Project
cilities. It will be extremely difficult to add on
Development Brochure required by AR 415-20.
elements neglected in the Project Development
4. Obtaining installation action to gain depart-
Brochure, especially as design progresses.
mental site approval if the project is not sited
according to HQDA approved master plan.
Figure 1-6.1 illustrates the MCA Process se-
quence in simplified form, from the viewpoint of
5. Preparation and submission of DD Form 1391
principal participants. Using service personnel
and supporting data in accordance with AR
should request review opportunities for them-
selves and for their technical advisers at stages
6. Approval of concept design to certify com-
beyond concept design, if it will help them be
pliance with functional requirements.