Functional Proponent: G1
Category Code(s): 72121, 72122, 72170, 14183, 21925, 75027 & 72210
The AIT facilities provide complexes to encompass living, dining, training, and administrative/command operations. AIT complexes are comprised of the following facilities: Barracks/Company Operations Facilities (BCOF), Dining Facilities (DFAC), Battalion Headquarters (BNHQ), Support Facilities, and Outdoor Areas. Some brigade level complexes will also include a Brigade Headquarters (BDE HQ). Outdoor facilities include jogging track, physical training pit, vehicular and service area drives and parking. AIT Complexes are designed as training facilities and do not address requirements for permanent party personnel. The requirements for permanent party personnel are addressed in other Department of the Army Standards. AIT Complexes will be programmed as a unit, rather than as individual facilities as the complete battalion drives the overall functionality of the facility. Functional, operational, and spatial relationships critical to meeting battalion training requirements are embedded in the operational layout of the facilities. All facility types will meet DOD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings,dsf latest edition.
The BCOF is comprised of living accommodations which includes a sleeping room, a latrine and three closets in each self-contained room. Each two person sleeping unit has a minimum population of two and may be increased to a temporary maximum population of three to accommodate population surges. Each Standard Design, individual structure is designed with 50 sleeping units per floor for three floors, providing a capacity of 300 personnel. Each building also has a classroom, storage, and company operations component. The BCOF is designed for able-bodied soldiers and is not required to meet the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA).
The DFAC is composed of: delivery, storage, preparation, cleaning, serving, seated dining, and field feeding components. Administrative areas (including approach to the public entrance) shall be ABA compliant. DFAC capacity is based on a maximum 95% utilization factor. The facility must enable concurrent and segregated company operation, including separate queuing, entrances, hand wash, toilets, head-count stations, serving lines, self-service lines, dining rooms, beverage refill line, and exits. The DFAC must also provide a consolidated soiled dish drop-off and dish wash area, facilities and equipment for short order, hot food, specialty services line, and beverage stations in each main dining area. The DFAC must provide a receiving area with a minimum of two truck dock spaces with one dock leveler at 48” above grade, a ramp and stair to provide access from dock to dumpster/trash area, and a can wash area shall be located adjacent to the loading dock. DFACs will have an area adjacent to the dock for preparation and storage of field feeding items, including equipment for hot and cold beverage preparation, an icemaker, and space for handling and storage of insulated containers. The DFAC also has refrigerated storage areas and deep freeze areas. Janitor closets will be accessible to both the kitchen and the dining areas, handicap accessible staff toilets with adjacent unisex locker and break area will be provided, and a Manager’s office with lockable administrative storage will be available.
The BNHQ facility is comprised of administration, special functions, storage and classroom components for personnel assigned to work in those facilities. The BNHQ is generally located at the entrance to the AIT Complex where visitors can be received and entry into the complex controlled. The BNHQ should have a clear and convenient pedestrian access to the BCOFs and DFAC. BNHQ facilities shall comply with the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Guidelines (ABAAG) for Buildings and Facilities. BNHQs will have a total of nine private offices per facility (Commander, Executive Officer, Command Sergeant Major, S-1 Officer, S-2 Officer, S-3 Officer, S-4 Officer, Chaplain, and Assistant Chaplain). The BNHQ facility will provide a staff duty station in the building entrance/reception as well as 1 female and 1 male shower per facility. Every BNHQ will provide a Secure Communications Room with Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET) connectivity in accordance with AR 190-5 and NSTISSI No. 7003.
The AIT Site includes the following outside areas: a quarter mile jogging track, physical training (PT) pits, lawn equipment vehicular and service access drives, and parking areas. The minimum mandatory exterior training area will include: one closed quarter mile running track per BN, one physical training pit per company (four per BN), one 4-station pull-up bar set per company (four per BN), each PT pit shall have a minimum size of 18,500 NSF. Exterior lighting shall be provided for parking areas, side walks, interconnecting buildings, service yards, service drives, outdoor training areas, and any required security lighting. Parking shall be provided for BNHQ staff, Company Cadre within the BCOF, DFAC staff, government and service vehicles, and visitors. PT Pits will be located in close proximity to the BCOF it serves.