Course Summary & Description:
This manual reviews the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) system as it pertains to site planning, design and on-site vehicular circulation and parking of new military or public / private construction projects.
Site planning and design is defined as the process of evaluating a site, determining its usefulness for a particular application and organizing the required elements to obtain the maximum use with the least impact to the natural environment. This course explores the importance of site planning and design and provides the user with a methodical approach of satisfying the requirements of the owner(s), whilst creating a harmonious transition between the existing natural site and the new proposed improvements. The site planning and design process analyses the uniqueness of each individual site and explores the opportunities and constraints offered by each individual site to provide the optimal relationship between the proposed facilities and its surroundings. Site design guidelines such as building orientation, pedestrian and vehicular circulation, utility improvements and site amenities have been included in the course material and are discussed in detail to provide completeness in site planning analysis.
This course will provide the user with detailed background information on the methodologies of site planning, design and vehicular circulation in order to determine the most feasible and effective use of a site at any given location.