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COS Manager: Tricia Torok

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The Center of Standardization (CoS) for Nonpermanent Facilities

The CoS is responsible for:

  • Development and review of Army designs for temporary and semi-permanent facilities as defined in UFC 1-201-01
  • Ensuring that alterations to designs comply with UFC 1-201-01
  • Being an active participant in the design process for designs not overseen by the CoS
  • Instruction of FEST curricula regarding UFC 1-201-01, 1-201-02 and 1-202-01
  • Creation of functional spaces for various missions within standard exterior envelopes
  • Maintaining lines of communication with Combatant Command Engineer staffs
  • Coordination with the CoS for Contingency Design is mandatory per ECB No. 2016-18 paragraph 5. a.

The CoS accomplishes these responsibilities through:

  • breaking the custom design paradigm
  • facilitating creation of Joint/Army design standards
  • being Army’s design agent for ALL temporary and semi-permanent facilities
  • developing base camp layout utilizing standard designs
  • conceptualizing and designing all facilities for base camps
  • creating innovative construction solutions for customers

Full Service 3D Printing and High Resolution 3D modeling/animation

  • To scale interactive 3D models of facilities, layouts, Masterplans, awards, etc.

CoS Catalog

COS NP Design Builder

Facility and Masterplan Prints


To see if the CoS has a design solution for your requirements, complete the checklist and contact

Scroll down to Library to see Non Permanent Army Facility Standards.

Related Links


NameSizeLast Modified
CUBE Information1
ECB No. 2016-181
Non-Permanent Army Facility Standards30
CoS Handbook, 25Feb2020.pdf5 MB
CoS Handbook, 25Feb2020.pptx13 MB
cos-cube-build-poland-april2018.pdf205 KB
cos-design-checklist.docm57 KB
cos-flowchart.pptx829 KB
cos-nonpermanent-overview.jpg339 KB
cube-construction-final.avi555 MB
FINAL COS Catalog, JAN2020.pdf8 MB
FINAL COS Catalog, JAN2020.pptx19 MB
USACE CoS Design Builder, 7jan19.xlsx10 MB
usace-cos-design-builder-7jan19.xlsx9 MB