LANTNAVFACENGCOM A&E GUIDE
and specifications. Release in any form of information pertinent to a project under
design or construction for publication, for public speeches or address shall not be made
without first securing clearance and a release in writing from the Commander, Atlantic
Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command. All material for which clearance is
desired shall be submitted in duplicate.
ECONOMY IN DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
It is LANTNAVFACENGCOM's objective to obtain a functionally adequate,
habitable, and economical facility. In the design of all projects, it is the Navy's policy to
provide functional facilities of a durability consistent with the mission. The A&E shall
bear in mind that the interest of the Government is to acquire facilities which are
economical in design, construction, operation and maintenance. Accordingly, although
due consideration shall be given to appearance, structures shall not entail frills and
embellishments and shall not be conceived on the basis of unnecessarily complicated
and costly construction systems, materials, or equipment.
Although the above paragraph stresses economical design, the A&E is
responsible to assure compatibility of the new structure with the architectural character
of the base activity. For people oriented facilities such as: Bachelor Enlisted Quarters
(BEQ), Bachelor Officers' Quarters (BOQ), dining facilities, lounges, recreation areas,
libraries, chapels and theaters, the A&E will be responsible for a totally integrated
design. Integrated design means the complete design of a facility, taking into
consideration all engineering disciplines involved plus landscape architecture and
complete interior design for a comprehensively designed facility. An integrated design
achieves harmony of site, landscaping, building design and functional requirements.
SELECTION OF MATERIALS
LANTNAVFACENGCOM's objective is to provide functional and economical
shore facilities for the Navy establishment. We are not in the research and
development business. Consequently, it is necessary to investigate thoroughly all new
materials that have not been proven in the specific type of service involved, or whose
promotion is based upon unsupported statements and lists of supposedly satisfied
users. Materials must be used in a manner that will afford the maximum service at the
lowest life cycle cost. Operation and maintenance costs must be weighed against initial
costs to achieve maximum economy. Before deciding upon a specific material for
design or specification purposes, the following points shall be considered:
A. Contemplated life of the facility.
Climatic and operating conditions.