Military Housing: Status of the Services' Implementation of the Current Barracks Design Standard.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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The Department of Defense DOD expects most single junior enlisted service members to live on base in furnished living quarters commonly referred to as barracks. In November 1995, DOD adopted a new barracks construction standard, referred to as the 11 design standard, that called for more space and increased privacy in new barracks for service members permanently assigned to an installation. The new standard, which does not imply to barracks for members in basic recruit or initial skill training, provides each junior enlisted member with a private sleeping room and a kitchenette and bath shared by one other member. Under certain circumstances, the service secretaries may approve waivers from the 11 standard to allow the use of alternative barracks designs. Appendix I shows typical floor plan diagrams for the 11 and two alternative barracks designs. Originally, the services estimated that about 10 billion would be spent implementing the new standard over a 20-year period.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Military Forces and Organizations