Auto Crafts is one of the most widely used facilities in
Table 7 - 13 DOD Space Authorization for Automotive
the Morale Support Activities Program. The primary
users are assigned military personnel, both officers and
enlisted men. Military retirees and dependants of
Area (Gross SF)
assigned personnel, whose vehicles are registered with
installation authorities, are eligible users on a space
25 - 50
available basis. Army Continuing Education System
(ACES) classes, in auto mechanics, anti-pollution control,
upholstery, air conditioning, welding and body work, may
501 - 1,000
also utilize the auto repair facilities for practical labora-
1,001 - 3,000
3,001 - 5,000
Other activities include the constructive repair and main-
5,001 - 7,000
tenance of personal vehicles such as cars, trucks, trail-
7,001 - 10,000
10,001 - 15,000
ers, motorcycles and bicycles. Highly specialized opera-
15,001 - 20,000
tions are not generally performed and long term repairs
20,001 - 30,000
are authorized only when space is available. Some stor-
30,001 - 40,000
age space must be. provided for inoperative vehicles.
40,001 - 50,000
50,001 - 60,000
Due to the nature of auto crafts, a separate specialized
facility is authorized for each installation. Unlike Morale
Military population is defined as military strength plus 10% of
Support Activities, Automotive Centers' are not necessa-
rily located close to other social/recreational facilities.
Size - based on 500 square feet per auto.
Location in a multi-building CAC complex should not be
considered. The Automotive Center must be sited to
avoid any unfavorable impact, such as noise or visual
Table 7 - 14 Recommended Space Allocation for
blight of exposed vehicle storage, on community activi-
ties or nearby residential or operations areas. Good
Size (Gross SF) based on
vehicular access is essential, and convenient relationship
to gasoline/service stations desirable.
15,000 - 20,000
15,000 - 20,000
Welding and Machine
Office and Storage
Total number of auto stalls - 34.
Total number of auto stalls - 25.
Automotive Centers are referred to as Auto Crafts Centers in
the related design guide, DG 1110-3-126.
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