(g) Any other room with a similar function
(2) The procedure for finding peacetime space requirements is quite simple--
find the area (in square feet) of the actual sleeping space of the barracks and divide by
the number of soldiers occupying it. This gives the square footage per person.
(a) For example: The sleeping space in a billet is 60 feet long and 20
feet wide; it houses 13 soldiers.
(b) Multiply the length by the width to determine the area. [Area =
Length x Width; 60 feet x 20 feet = 1200 square feet. This is the total sleeping area of
(c) Divide total sleeping area by the number of occupants. [1200 square
feet:/13 soldiers = approximately 92 square feet of floor space per person.]
(d) Ninety-two square feet is the space allotted to each person residing
in the barracks.
(3) The normal sleeping space allowance for individuals in basic training is a
minimum of 72 square feet of floor space per person. Troops that are not basic trainees
may be billeted in less than 72 square feet of floor space. Efforts will be made to
provide 72 square feet of floor space for each individual. However, when this cannot be
achieved, the minimum per individual should not be less than 55 square feet. During
emergencies and temporary peak billeting periods, troops may be billeted at 40 square
feet of floor space per person. Commanders authorizing this reduced floor space must
recognize and be prepared to accept a greater incidence of respiratory disease.
(4) When respiratory diseases are present and crowding cannot be avoided,
the individual cubicle system (sneeze shelter) should be used. To make bed cubicles,
convert each bed space into its own compartment with the use of screens (Figure 2-2).
The common method is to attach a pole to the head of the bed and rig a shelter half,
blanket, or sheet to extend above the head of the bed and fold the lower edge under the