2.CDC Adjusted Design Capacity

A short description and list of objectives for each lesson in the CDC Adjusted Design Capacity module are provided on the following pages.

Lesson 1 — Introduction to Adjusted Design Capacity

Once a facility’s Actual Capacity (what it has now) is determined, the next step is to determine Adjusted Design Capacity. This lesson provides you the basic information you need to determine Adjusted Design Capacity, including why it is important, the key procedural steps, personnel and materials needed to complete the procedure, and a thorough review of the modules/rooms in a “virtual” CDC.

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe Adjusted Design Capacity and its importance.
  • Identify the steps in determining Adjusted Design Capacity.
  • Identify personnel and materials needed to measure space and determine Adjusted Design Capacity.

Lesson 2 — Reviewing and Understanding the Ground Rules

As we continue with the CDC Space Census and Adjusted Design Capacity, there are four basic ground rules based on Army policy that must be taken into account. Following these ground rules is critical because, if you don’t, a completed Adjusted Design Capacity won’t be considered valid.

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Identify the four ground rules to consider before determining Adjusted Design Capacity.
  • Explain the implications of implementing the ground rules, including ratios and mixed age groupings.
  • Determine and record the areas in the virtual CDC that are impacted by the ground rules.

Lesson 3 — Determining Current Program and Potential Capacities

Now that you have reviewed the ground rules and understand how they apply to your CDC, you are ready to determine current program (posted) and potential capacities.

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Determine the current program (posted) capacity for each module/room.
  • Complete Worksheet 2-A, Part 1 and determine the current program (posted) capacity for your CDC.
  • Apply multi-age and ratio requirements to determine potential capacities in each module by completing Worksheet 2-A, Part 2.
  • Determine if potential capacity exceeds current program (posted) capacity.

Lesson 4 — To Measure or Not to Measure

This lesson wraps up Adjusted Design Capacity. You will determine whether or not you have to measure modules. Then you can calculate Adjusted Design Capacity for you entire center.

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Use the current program (posted) capacity and potential capacity to determine which rooms need to be measured.
  • Determine the raw square footage of various modules/rooms.
  • Identify and record usable and non-usable space.
  • Determine Adjusted Square Footage.
  • Determine Maximum Capacity.
  • Calculate Adjusted Design Capacity.
  • Calculate Adjusted Design Capacity for an entire center.

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