Welcome to the Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB) Performance Standards overview created for future architects and engineers who are designing the Installation of the Future. These performance standards contribute to Tyndall AFB’s mission readiness and to the base being sustainable, resilient, and SMART-ready.
Performance Standard Justification
Design Wind Speeds and Building Envelope Protection Memorandum: Defines design wind speeds based on Risk Categories III-V
- Risk Category III – 165 miles per hour (mph)
- Risk Category IV – 170 mph
- Risk Category V – 203 mph
Design Flood Elevation (DFE) Memorandum: Defines the minimum elevation to design assets considering not only the Base Flood Elevation but also other factors.
- For the Gulf side the DFE is 19 feet above today’s Mean Sea Level
- For the East Bay side, the DFE is 14 feet above today’s Mean Sea Level
Where You Can Find Performance Standards Applied
- DD Form 1391 and associated Requirements Documents (RDs): Construction means and methods for resiliency factors, such as those in the following table, are identified and budgeted.
- Tyndall AFB’s Installation Facilities Standards (IFS): The IFS provides standard Air Force corporate facility design guidance. The Tyndall Rebuild Design Intent and Landscape Master Plan is located in the IFS Appendix G, under the Whole Building Design Guide, Tyndall IFS, www.wbdg.org. These documents give architects and engineers Tyndall AFB‑specific design guidance to define the base’s Architectural Image and Character guardrails. Materials and color palettes, site furnishings, signage, and lighting criteria are located in the IFS, and they are the foundation for all future design work at the base.
- The Tyndall AFB Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) is a planning document that outlines how Tyndall AFB will manage its natural resources ensuring continued access to the land and airspace required for mission readiness while sustaining ecological integrity.
- Construction Zone 35% Ready to Advertise (RTA) Request for Proposal (RFP) Packages: Construction packages associated with the rebuild effort were developed for 12 distinct zones and were defined by similar mission, geographic area, or type of infrastructure.
- Coastal Resiliency Other Transactional Authority (OTA) Case Study: A collaborative study with key federal, state, and non-governmental organizations assessing ways the ecosystem-based resources at Tyndall AFB will be positioned for reduced risk and resilience against the next extreme weather event.
- Other: Other sources as cited.