This military handbook has been developed from an evaluation of facilities in
the shore establishment, from surveys of the availability of new materials and
construction methods, and from selection of the best design practices of the
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFACENGCOM), other Government
agencies, and the private sector. It uses to the maximum extent feasible,
national professional society, association, and institute standards.
Deviations from this criteria, in the planning, engineering, design, and
construction of Naval shore facilities cannot be made without prior approval
of NAVFACENGCOMHQ Code 04.
Design cannot remain static any more than can the functions it serves or the
technologies it uses. Accordingly, recommendations for improvement are
encouraged and should be furnished to Naval Facilities Engineering Command,
Southern Division, Code 406, P. O. Box 10068, Charleston, S.C. 29411-0068,
telephone (803) 743-0458.
THIS HANDBOOK SHALL NOT BE USED AS A REFERENCE DOCUMENT FOR PROCUREMENT OF
FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION. IT IS TO BE USED IN THE PURCHASE OF FACILITIES
ENGINEERING STUDIES AND DESIGN (FINAL PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, AND COST
ESTIMATES). DO NOT REFERENCE IT IN MILITARY OR FEDERAL SPECIFICATIONS OR
OTHER PROCUREMENT DOCUMENTS.