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1-3.1 More Stringent Requirements.
For projects in overseas locations, host nation building codes, regulations, and
international agreement requirements apply when more stringent than the criteria and
standards contained in this UFC.
1-3.2 Facilities Located Off Military Installations.
Where facilities are located off military installations, if the local jurisdiction uses a
building code other than that referenced in UFC 1-200-01, confirm which code will be
used with the Government project manager.
WHOLE BUILDING DESIGN GUIDE
information on integrated design techniques and technologies. It is a valuable resource
for information on "Design Objectives" such as accessibility, aesthetics, cost effective
design, functional requirements, historical preservation, productivity, security, and
sustainable design. Additionally, it contains information on and links to "Building Types"
such as armories, aviation facilities, educational facilities, libraries, office buildings,
parking facilities, and warehouses, and building products. It is the site where online
access to all Construction Criteria Base (CCB) criteria, standards and codes through the
IHS system, Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC), Unified Facilities Guide Specifications
(UFGS), Performance Technical Specifications (PTS), design manuals, and
specifications will reside for the DoD Military Departments, NASA, and others.
OVERVIEW OF MILITARY INTERIOR DESIGN.
Interior design is required on new building construction and renovation projects
regardless of funding source or type of project. A Comprehensive Interior Design (CID)
will be provided, unless otherwise directed, and includes the Structural Interior Design
(SID) and the Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) Design. The two types of
services cover different aspects of the interior environment and are funded through
different sources. See Chapter 2 for discussions on funding sources.
1-5.1 Structural Interior Design (SID).
The Structural Interior Design includes building related design elements and
components generally part of the building itself, such as walls, ceilings, floor coverings
and built in casework. The interior designer's knowledge and involvement in the project
from the programming stage forward affords maximum success in accomplishing the
user's goals and requirements. The interior designer must be involved with the
programming and space planning to help achieve the client's goals for space utilization,
and with determining the desired interior finish materials and their respective aesthetic,
durability and maintenance qualities or characteristics. In addition, the interior designer
must provide a furniture footprint based on the project program. The SID will be
performed by a qualified interior designer. See Chapter 3 for more detailed