Guidance Documents

The list below provides selected standards, requirements, and guidelines for planning and design. These guidance documents and policies provide tools to assist our team and our clients in meeting the highest standards of design as they develop and update plans that create great communities and places for all.

Current Version29 CFR Occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories. 1910.1450OSHA
2016AFMAN 32-1084 Facility Requirements StandardsU.S. Air Force
2011Air Force Instruction 32-1024. Standard Facility RequirementsU.S. Air Force
1997Air Force Instruction 32-7062. Air Force Comprehensive PlanningDOD
2015ASHRAE Laboratory Design Guide, 2nd EditionASHRAE
2009Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th EditionHHS
Current VersionBrookhaven's Research FacilitiesDOEBrookhaveb National Laboratory
Current VersionBuilding Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK)AIA and NIBS
2005Department of Defense Energy Manager’s HandbookDODIntuitive Research & Technology Corporation
2016; Updated 2020Design Requirements ManualNIH
2015Executive Order 13693—Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next DecadeFederal Register
2010Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 8th EditionNational Academy of SciencesNational Research Council
2014IMCOM Space Planning and Criteria ManualUSACE Huntsville Center
1991Marine Coprs Order P11000.9C W/CH 1-4: Real Property Facilities Manual, Volume VI, Energy and Utilities ManagementMarine Corps Planning Process
2010Marine Corps Planning ProcessUS Marine Corps
2014Marine Corps Order 11000.12. Real Property Facilities Manual, Facilities Planning and ProgrammingDOD
2013Master Planning UFC & Key Implementation StrategiesUSACEJerry Zekert, Andrea Wohlfeld, Mark L. Gillem
2013National Defense Authorization Act 2013. Section 2802. Preparation of Master Plans for Major Military Installations114th Congress
2013National Defense Authorization Act 2014. Section 2811. Preparation of Master Plans for Major Military Installations113th Congress
2013Naval Shore Infrastructure: Installation Developmet Plan Consistency GuideNAVFAC
2013Office of the Under Secretary of Defense – Acquisitions, Technology and Logistics’ Memorandum Policy Letter on UFC 2-100-01DOD
2016Office of the Under Secretary of Defense – Energy, Installations and Environment’s Memorandum Policy Letter on Installation Energy PlansDOD
2018PBS-P100 Facilities Standards For The Public Buildings ServiceGSA
1996Recreation Operations and Maintenance Guidance and ProceduresUSACE
Current VerisonSustainable Facilities ToolGSA
2016; Updated 2019UFC 1-200-02 High Performance And Sustainable Building Requirements, With Change 4  DOD
2012; Updated 2020Unified Facilities Criteria 2-100-01. Installation Master PlanningDOD
2008Unified Facilities Criteria 3-260-01. Airfield and Heliport Planning and DesignDOD
2018Unified Facilities Criteria 4-010-01. DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for BuildingsDOD
2011; Updated 2020Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS)USACE, NAVFAC, HQ AFCEC, and NASA