This document presents the required baseline approach to the design of Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside Continental United States (OCONUS) Entry Control Facilities (ECFs) and Access Control Points (ACPs) at Department of Defense (DoD) military installations. The term “Entry Control Facilities/Access Control Points” encompasses the overall layout, organization, infrastructure, and facilities at entrance locations onto United States military installations. ECF is synonymous with the term Access Control Point (ACP) used in some service publications. This UFC identifies design features necessary to ensure that infrastructure constructed today will have the flexibility to support current and future technologies, a changing threat environment, and changes in operations.
Commanders, security personnel, planners, designers, architects, and engineers must use this UFC when evaluating existing and providing new ECFs/ACPs of an installation. Technical information considered generally known to professional designers, architects, or engineers or readily available in existing technical references (Unified Facilities Criteria - UFC, FHWA, AASHTO, SDDCTEA etc.) has not been included.