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2.5 Organization:  The format of technical sections shall be
organized as shown in the example of Section 4.  The method used in
organizing the technical requirements in the body of the
S p e c i f i c a t i o n shall follow the particular Guide Specification used.
or in the absence of such, the general guidance found in this
i n s t r u c t i o n shall be used. Generally speaking. Guide Specifications
make up the main body of guidance to the designer and shall be
considered mandatory for use except where otherwise directed or
w h e r e they are clearly not applicable.
2.6 DOD Family Housing Guide Specifications (Also Referred to by
GSH Number):  Guide Specifications prepared by the Department of
Defense (DOD) to provide uniformity in the design and construction
o f family housing.  Present DOD policy is that each of the
i n d i v i d u a l armed services will develop the policy for its own family
housing.  OICC FE/PWC YOKOSUKA policy is to have construction
S p e c i f i c a t i o n s written to conform to Navy or local housing
standards, whichever is more stringent.  NAVFAC Guide Specifications
shall be used in lieu of DOD Family Housing Guide Specifications.
2 . 7 Standard Specification (SS): A SS is developed to accompany
a Standard Drawing SD and controls the quality of the facility or
s t r u c t u r e constructed.  When a SD is used for construction, the
associated SS is required to accompany it: thus, SSs must be
i n c l u d e d in project specifications verbatim.  A SS cannot be revised
or edited for inclusion in a project specification without NAVFAC
approval.  Currently, there are 4 SSs in the NAVFAC Criteria
inventory.
2 . 8 Reference Specifications and Standards:  Documents which are
r e f e r r e d to for quality or performance within a particular technical
section and is intended to encompass Federal and Military
Specifications and Standards as well as ASTM, ANSI, UL, NEMA and any
other similar documents.  The following order of priority shall be
observed when reference documents are specified.
a.
Commercial standards and specifications where they will
p r o v i d e results satisfactory to the functional requirement
of the government:
Federal Specifications where the requirement cannot be
b.
satisfied by Commercial sources:
Military Specifications where neither Commercial nor
c.
F e d e r a l Specifications exist, o r if those existing do not
satisfy the minimum functional requirement of the
government:
Brand name or equal: then
d.
Proprietary specifications.
e.
Y-SPEC 1/89
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