8.1 POLICY: Project specifications shall describe the performance of the
work in a concise and coherent manner. Specifications shall state Government
essential needs and describe all conditions that may affect the project. The
person responsible for preparing the project specifications must review this
manual and personally contact the Specifications and Cost Engineering Branch
(CAP406) at the beginning of each new project to ascertain that his/her
guidance is current. Starting with FY97, use only metric units for MCON and
family housing projects, BRAC excluded. Do not use dual units (metric and
inch-pound). All materials and products shall be specified in metric units.
Use the latest edition of each publication.
Policy and Procedures for Project
Drawing and Specification
Policy and Procedures for Guide
Engineering and Design Criteria and
(replaced MIL-BUL-34)Documentation for Navy Facilities
Manuscripts of Specifications (must
be edited and tailored to fit the
8.1.2 Outline Specifications (See Appendix T for example): Specify the
items of work that will be included in the project. Arrange the
specification in the 16-division format of the Construction Specification
Institute (CSI). List all 16 divisions and if no work is required in a
particular division, include a statement "Not Used" under the division
heading. On small projects using five or less divisions, omit listing of the
non-applicable divisions. Include as a minimum:
a. General Description: A general conception of the project and of the
work involved in sufficient detail to present a general picture. It should
be wholly self-contained and should not make reference to the drawings or to
other parts of the specifications. Do not merely state that the work
includes concrete work, masonry, carpentry, etc. The General Description is
used for a quick comprehensive overview of the project by review authorities.
b. Time for Completion: Best estimate available, taking into account
long lead time procurement items, special working directives, and mission
c. Special Work Directives: Directives that significantly influence
cost, time for completion, and safety and security requirements.
Unusual workmanship requirements.
e. Unusual inspections/quality control requirements (nondestructive
126.96.36.199 VE Outline Specifications: Projects that are identified for a VE
Team Study will require, in addition to the items mentioned above, the