LANTNAVFACENGCOM A&E GUIDE
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES
1090 VERMONT AVE NW SUITE 700
WASHINGTON DC 20005
NOTE: It is imperative that the A&E discuss SPECSINTACT features with the
Specifications Branch Head prior to beginning any specification preparation so that an
agreement can be reached regarding the proper version of the CD-ROM to use for a
specific project. This will minimize or eliminate rework of specifications following a
reissuance of the CD-ROM.
Military Bulletin 34 (MIL-BUL-34) (previously NAVFAC P-34) lists all current
Federal and Military Specifications and industry and technical society specifications
commonly used in Navy construction and repair work and which are referenced in
NAVFAC guide specifications. MIL-BUL-34 resides on the CD-ROM. It is also
available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, Building 4D, 700 Robbins
Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094. It is essential that the A&E become thoroughly
familiar with existing design criteria and publications which are referenced in the
guide specifications before they are referenced in the project specifications. Before
actually referencing one of these specifications, the following points should be
A. Does the amount of material and the nature of the project justify
referencing the publications and testing required therein (particularly for materials on
which such tests are not common)?
B. Do the referenced publications cover material of a quality and type
suitable for the service required?
In referencing publications, the following rules should be followed:
A. Do not copy portions of publications in the project specifications, except
where applicable portions are short in length and remainder of the publications does
not apply to the specific project. In this case, do not list or reference the publication in
the project specification.