CHAPTER 6. BASIS OF DESIGN REPORT
This section provides information and requirements for the preparation and submittal of the
Basis of Design Report. The Report shall fully describe all project requirements, design
solutions and situations affecting the work, as well as justifying proposed departure from
standard plans, specifications, NAVFAC technical publications and design manuals or
other criteria. Arrange the report in the following order:
Code Criteria Search
Landscaping and Irrigation Systems
Identify the governing codes and criteria being utilized for the design. MIL-BUL-34 and the
Construction Criteria Base (CCB) provides a listing of those manuals and instructions
which apply to most types of facilities normally designed by the Command. Careful
attention shall be given to unusual or highly specialized design features for which criteria
listed herein may not be applicable. For Air Force, Coast Guard and other agencies,
criteria will be furnished as required on a project by project basis.
6.1.2 Computer Graphics
For projects requiring a computer graphics database, the A-E shall review with the
Command, the up-to-date computer graphics standards and criteria at the outset to assure
database integrity. See Attachment B.
6.2 CODE CRITERIA SEARCH
6.2.1 Code Criteria Search
Identify the governing codes and criteria being utilized for the design. The document is
used as a basis for the design and shall include: Occupancies Use Requirements;
Requirements for Group Occupancies; Fire Resistive Requirements; Planned/Existing
Distances; Fire Protection System; Exits; and Interior Finishes. See Attachment C.