Site & Building Security Standards

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On this page:
Building Codes & Industry Standards
Denver Service Center (DSC) Requirements
National Park Service (NPS) Requirements

Building Codes & Industry Standards

ISC (Interagency Security Committee)

The ISC addresses continuing Government-wide security for Federal facilities. Its mandate is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of security in and the protection of buildings and nonmilitary Federal facilities in the United States. All nonmilitary Federal facilities in the United States will implement ISC standards regardless if the facility:

  • is Government-owned, leased, or managed
  • will be constructed or modernized
  • will be purchased

ISC standards and best practices can be used to help Federal security professionals implement security policies and mandatory standards. The ISC reviews and updates its products on a regular basis.


DoD (Department of Defense)

FHWA (Federal Highway Administration)

  • AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) Standards
    • Roads and Bridges: AASHTO A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (The Green Book)
  • FLH PDDM 2018 (Federal Lands Highway Project Development and Design Manual)
  • MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices)

Denver Service Center (DSC) Requirements

ABAAS (Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards)

  • Accessibility to sites, facilities, buildings, and elements for new construction and alterations to Federal properties and leased portions of existing buildings or facilities.

Cultural Resource Management Standards

DSC Design Standards


  • FHWA - Federal Highway Administration (United States (U.S.) Department of Transportation)

National Park Service (NPS) Requirements

Director's Orders (DOs)

Handbooks, Reference Manuals (RMs), Strategies, Plans, & other Professional Materials

Secretary of the Interior's Standards


Last updated: October 6, 2023

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