Vault Planning Guidance

Whether you represent industry or government. Begin at the beginning.

Industrial Applications: Preliminary Vault Planning Worksheet

Begin with a simple project assessment with our help.  Simply call us at 866-431-7646 and one of our industry experts will help you kick-off your project, replete with a proposal for your review and preliminary design.  Or you can download a vault planning worksheet here:

Download/Print the Preliminary Vault Planning Worksheet


And forward the completed worksheet to vault expert Mike Elliot for immediate response.  Learn to speak “vault” by first heading to our Glossary of Terms if you’d like, but no worries – he speaks English too.

If you need some insight into regulations that are applicable to you, head to our Design Advisory page.

Government Applications: Purchase Guidelines

The government purchasing process requires strict adherence to applicable regulations.

Consideration must be given to the wider net of government standards, but with consideration for the requirements of the agency itself.

Why Modular vs. Poured In Place Vault Systems [PDF]

The members of our Government Sales Team have a strong understanding of government secure storage regulations, with all of its intricacies, and years of experience working within the constraints of applicable processes. Consider us a resource. We are there to guide you every step of the way, and are in both SAM.

Contact us today at to kick-off your project.

And review the following for clarification and insight with regard to modular vault projects.


AR 190-11 Army Regulation for the Physical Security of Arms, Ammunition and Explosives
AA-V-2737 Federal Specification for Modular Vault Systems (GSA)
AA-V-2737 Amendment Federal Specification for Modular Vault Systems Amended (GSA)
AA-V-2940 Federal Specification for Vault System – Armory (GSA)
AA-D-600D Federal Specification for Class 5 Doors (GSA)



Arms, Ammunition and Explosives Storage:

Army Reserves Facilities UFC – Design Guide Refer to 4.2.11
DOD Manual 2012 – Physical Security of Arms, Ammunition and Explosives Refer to Enclosure 5
Joint Air Force-Army-Navy Manual – Physical Security Standards Refer to 4.1
US Army Corps of Engineers TEMF 2012 Refer to
US Army Corps of Engineers COF 2012 Refer to

Document Storage:

DOD 5200.01 Volume 3, 2012 Refer to all
National Industrial Security Program (NISPOM) Operating Manual – Document Storage Guidelines 2012 Refer to Chapter 5
Sections 3 & 8
NISPOM 5-303 Note to Facility Managers Refer to all


Government Specification Facts Refer to all
SCIF Standards, September 2010 Refer to all
Sample Specification Sheet Refer to all