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Design for Department of Defense (DoD) - General Building Requirements

Lance D. LaRue, P.E., FPE, CIAQP

Course Outline

This online course provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of Department of Defense design and construction general requirements.  The purpose of this course is to give engineers, architects, & design professionals the information, resources, and tools needed for Department of Defense projects.  The purpose of this course is to also help guide the design professional in the application of this material.  This course is also designed to give the design professional an introduction to the documentation and related systems associated with DoD design and construction.  This course is designed to have an immediate and direct impact upon the design professional’s work. 

This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be aware of:

Intended Audience

This online course is designed for engineers, architects, designers, building engineers, facility managers, and operations & maintenance personnel that perform work on Department of Defense projects.  It is also presentable to a general audience interested in design and construction for the Department of Defense.

Benefit to Attendees

The audience will benefit from this online course through learning about the issues related to Department of Defense design and construction.  The audience will be able to utilize the practical information on DoD design and construction presented in this online course in their daily professional lives.  For the audience members already familiar with DoD design and construction projects, this course presents current DoD requirements which can help serve as a review to those design and construction professionals.

Course Content

In this lesson, you are required to download and study the following course content in PDF format:

Design for Department of Defense (DoD) - General Building Requirements

You are also required to study Department of Defense design and construction document – UFC 1-200-01: General Building Requirements in PDf format:

UFC 1-200-01: General Building Requirements

Please click on the above underlined hypertext to view, download or print the document for your study. Because of the large file size, we recommend that you first save the file to your computer by right clicking the mouse and choosing "Save Target As ...", and then open the file in Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you still experience any difficulty in downloading or opening this file, you may need to close some applications or reboot your computer to free up some memory.

Course Summary

Performing design and construction work for the Department of Defense is a very important and rewarding endeavor.  Familiarity with and adherence to the established design and construction methods is critical.  In this online course the general building requirements for Department of Defense design and construction are presented.  The most important factors are summarized within the following list:


Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.