Comprehensive Planning

Air Force Corporate Standards

Comply with UFC 2-100-01 for Master Planning Strategies. Follow AFI 32-1015 for Air Force Integrated Installation Planning, the Installation Development Plan and the Comprehensive Planning Platform.

Installation Planning Standards (IPS), which are identified in the above referenced UFC and AFI, include Street Envelope Standards and Landscape Standards. These topics will be contained in the base’s Installation Facilities Standards (IFS) document and applied under the IFS program.


Apply Sustainability Development Indicators (SDI) in the comprehensive planning process and consider SDI values and information when developing and updating the base’s Installation Development Plan (IDP).

Consider facility utilization, building reuse, and demolition to ensure unused or excess facilities are not heated, cooled, or unnecessarily maintained.


Follow Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 2-100-01, Installation Master Planning, and other Department of Defense (DoD) and Air Force (AF) guidance and address severe weather and climate risks in the Installation Development Plan (IDP). Provide strategies in the IFS to mitigate risks. Refer to AF guidelines for screening and assessing risks and for taking actions to mitigate risks for AF assets.

Consider the following:

  • Locating mission critical facilities outside areas of risk whenever possible: If mission requirements dictate new construction within areas of risk, such as for radar/communication sites, integrate mitigation strategies following DoD, AFCFS and IFS guidance. Align the implementation of adaptation strategies with the anticipated life expectancy and acceptable quality of the facility.

  • Evaluating weather-related, climate-related and geological risks to critical infrastructure: Define installation-level standards for risk mitigation in the applicable section of the IFS. For example, provide standards for flood mitigation in the Stormwater Management section. Prioritize the use of passive and renewable systems in risk mitigation standards whenever life-cycle cost effective.

  • Hardening of facilities in areas at high risk to tornadoes: Engineered storm shelters may be required for occupants.

  • Analyzing site and subsurface conditions: Prior to the design of facilities address applicable geological events, and include erosion and subsidence, in the IFS. Generally, provide mitigation strategies following UFC 1-200-01 General Building Requirements and its references to building codes. Analyze and note hydrological conditions, such as precipitation, permeability of soils, water table, wet/dry seasons, elevational fluctuations, etc., in the IFS.

  • Verifying risks for storm surge flooding or tsunami: Locate building outside the area of risk as the first option. Utilize UFC 3-201-01 Chapter 2 for reference on site design, flooding, floodplain, and flood mitigation. Refer to AFI 32-1015 Chapter 6 Installation Development Planning for guidelines to follow in accordance with 10 USC 2864. See AFMAN 32-7003 section 3.22 and AFI 32-1020 for guidance on floodplain mapping. Elevating facilities above the storm surge flood elevation may be considered as the second option. Consider tidal influences in conjunction with wave height.

  • Confirming risks for non-storm surge flooding such as extreme snowfall and rainfall events: Build outside flood plains as the first option. Facilities that must be constructed in a flood plain will be designed and constructed in accordance with American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 24-14 Flood Resistant Design and Construction. Elevating sites and facilities above the flood plain elevation may be considered as an alternative.

  • Determining risks for drought, desertification and ecosystem shifts: Update the IFS regularly to modify landscape plant lists, facilities exterior materials, and dust mitigation strategies for exterior and interior systems.

  • Mitigating wildfire risk: Coordinate with installation and local fire services for wildfire in forests and urban settings and document facilities standards as related to wildfire mitigation strategies in the IFS. Consider "fire-wise" practices of the local fire services as the first priority. Reinforce the mission and objectives of the Air Force Wildland Fire Branch.

  • Identifying potential shift from heating energy to cooling energy: Consider facility siting and orientation to promote the use of passive systems such as solar shading, location of windows and increased insulation.

  • Providing energy resilience solutions: Incorporate in the IFS the installation’s energy resilience standards as applicable to the level of critical mission capability for new infrastructure, sites and facilities. Include cost-beneficial strategies, and regulating systems with sensing, actuation and controls that are predictive and adaptive.

  • Evaluating, upgrading, standardizing, or replacing current installation energy generation infrastructure, facilities, systems, and equipment in accordance with the Installation Energy Plan (IEP): Consider redundant power supplies, such as energy storage and generators, and introduction of renewable energy technologies such as solar, wind and microgrid. Follow current AF guidance for developing and using performance contracts.

  • Managing water resources in accordance with the IEP: Use a risk-based approach to manage water resources to directly support mission assurance. Recognize vulnerabilities and coordinate with the installation water resources management program. Support installation water resilience planning with design and materials performance standards for infrastructure, sites and facilities; installations are required to publish these quality standards in the IFS.

UFC 1-200-02 High Performance and Sustainable Building Requirements

UFC 2-100-01 Installation Master Planning

AFI 32-1015 Integrated Installation Planning