Scope. This military handbook, MIL-HDBK-1012/1, establishes
criteria for the design of electronic facilities.
Cancellation. This handbook, MIL-HDBK-1012/1, cancels and
supersedes DM-12.1, dated April 1983.
Responsibilities. The design of Navy electronic facilities
requires close coordination between the designer and other parties.
Responsibilities involved in design stages are as follows:
Chief of Naval Onerations (CNO). The CNO is the Director of Naval
Communications, who sponsors and supports Naval communication facilities.
through the Naval Telecommunications Command and other commands. The CNO, as
the user, states the needs of the operating and supporting facilities for
research and development, improved equipment, new equipment, spare and repair
parts, consumables, training, maintenance, personnel facilities, and any other
requirements of the user. In many instances, the CNO is responsible for
supporting the Defense Communication Agency (DCA), which is the sponsor for
the nation's world-wide Defense Communications System (DCS).
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC). NAVFAC is
responsible for design, development, and construction of the facilities
ancillary to and/or required for the support or housing of electronic
equipment and operating personnel. NAVFAC provides technical guidance and
direction in shore facility engineering from project inception to completion.
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). SPAWAR exercises
technical control of design, development, procurement, and installation of the
electronic equipment for an electronic facility at a shore activity. SPAWAR
provides technical guidance and direction in shore electronic engineering from
project inception to completion, except in special cases where the electronic
systems or equipment is specifically assigned to another command.
Maintenance Authority. SPAWAR exercises technical control through
regional and district offices, whose responsibilities include installation and
maintenance engineering of electronic equipment that is beyond the capacity of
station forces. Regional and district offices represent SPAWAR for electronic
engineering control while the architect-engineer develops the design.
Designer. The architect-engineer or equivalent Navy personnel
(hereafter called "the designer") usually enters design development after the
operational requirement has been established and before actual construction
begins. The designer plans the building to satisfy the operational
requirements normally set forth in the Base Electronic System Engineering Plan
(BESEP) (refer to paragraph 1.5.1) and prepares project drawings and
specifications under the control of NAVFAC and the guidance of SPAWAR.
Requirements for military construction and special projects that do not
directly involve electronic equipment, and thus do not require a BESEP, are