The size of the installation ACS will be essentially based on the population served. The staff size quite often will depend on the degree of support available for local civilian community and complexity and scope of services provided by the installation. The standard design layout for the army community service center utilizes a traditional layout approach. The spaces in the ACS include: classrooms, computer resource, offices, waiting room, lending locker, storage, teaching kitchen/break room, conference room, lobby waiting rooms, vending area, file room, toilet and mechanical, electrical, communications service areas. The varying components for this facility will be: building occupancy requirements, regional soils and climatic conditions, facility structural considerations, HVAC systems, and the exterior architectural features. Therefore, the overall building design and configurations will vary as required to meet project specific requirements. All ACS facilities are required to meet current DOD Anti-terrorism standards. Facilities such as the Army community service center - must meet the standards of the Americans with guidelines in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Guidelines, with the most stringent standards applied in the event of conflicting guidelines. Provide designated handicapped parking spaces in all major parking lots and drop-off zones for persons with mobility impairments.
|Facility Size Classification||Military Population|
|Ex-Small Facility||Up to 1,000|
|Small Facility||1,001 - 3,500|
|Medium Facility||3,501 - 10,000|
|Large Facility||10,001 - 15,000|
|Ex-Large Facility||15,001 and above|