Design Guidance

Design Guidance

Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 4-022-01 titled Entry Control Facilities/Access Control Points is the governing UFC for ECFs. This UFC identifies design features necessary to ensure that infrastructure constructed today will have the flexibility to support future technologies, a changing threat environment, and changes in operations.

This UFC provides planning, design, construction, sustainment, restoration, and modernization criteria, and applies to the Military Departments, the Defense Agencies, and DoD Field Activities.

Other UFCs that deal with security engineering include:

  • 4-010-01 DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings
  • 4-020-01 DoD Security Engineering Facilities Planning Manual
  • 4-022-03 Security Fences and Gates

Each service of the military has specific guidance regarding access to installations and its transportation engineering programs. A combined regulation for each service branch was created in 2003 to clarify organizational responsibilities and simplify procedures for obtaining transportation engineering guidance. The table below provides the combined regulations for each service branch.

Service Combined Regulation Website
Department of Air Force AFMAN 32-1017
(available for download)
Department of Army AR 55-80
Department of Navy OPNAVINST 11210.2
Department of Navy - Marine Corps MCO 11210.2D
Defense Logistics Agency DLAR 4500.19

Source: UFC 4-022-01

TEA's publication, Pamphlet 55-15, Traffic and Safety Engineering for Better Entry Control Facilities, provides more detailed guidance on traffic and safety issues related to the design and operation of ECFs. This publication can be obtained free of charge by contacting TEA.

55-15 Cover

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