LANTNAVFACENGCOM A&E GUIDE
BASIS OF DESIGN
The basis of design should be a bound presentation of facts sufficiently
complete in accordance with the following suggested format to expedite
LANTNAVFACENGCOM review of the preliminary submittal. Detailed design
computations, sizing of members or conductors, details of connections, etc., are not
necessary with the basis of design, but general computations supporting system
selection are required.
The Criteria Manual is MIL-HDBK-1190 dated 1 September 1987, "Facility
Planning and Design Guide."
BASIS OF DESIGN - SUGGESTED FORMAT
The following guidance is written around new building type construction.
Where a project consists primarily of mechanical, electrical, structural, or another
discipline, the basis of design shall provide more detailed information for the major
A. Statement of the type of construction adopted with reference to the
occupancy, anticipated tenure of usage, degree of fire resistance, and maximum
allowable floor areas and number of stories allowed by the Uniform Building Code.
For Overseas locations, include any restrictions the host country may require.
B. Statement as to the type of thermal insulation to be provided, when
required, and the value of the "U" factors for the various portions of the structure, i.e.,
roof, walls, floor, etc. Also provide description of all architectural energy conserving
features to be incorporated, including any passive solar systems. Refer to the Energy
Conservation Section for additional information. Refer to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-
1989, Section 8.5 for determinin g "U" factors instead of previous DOD criteria.
C. Provide a one page narrative description of the preliminary color design
concept addressing Architectural finishes and colors. Describe materials for all major
items of construction and all interior and exterior finishes. The description of finishes
(colors, textures, and patterns) shall be accomplished by the use of a finish schedule,
color legend and notes. The finish schedule on the drawings shall identify interior
building material finishes (A&E may choose room-by-room name or number format).