Strategy for Development of an Expedient Facilities Catalog.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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This report presents the results of an investigation to develop a strategy for determining the availability of manufactured products capable of meeting facility needs in the event of an emergency mobilization and the means by which information on these products should be distributed. A prototype Expedient Facilities Catalog was developed to identify product availability and to display information on rapidly erectable facility and utility systems available to the Directorate of Engineering and Housing DEH and Facility Engineers FE during a mobilization. Such a catalog is intended to assist the DEHFE in meeting critical facility requirements in the preliminary stages of mobilization. Information is provided on productsystem characteristics and capabilities, points of contact for procurement and technical assistance, and guidance on productsystem application. A sampling of productssystems is identified to address facility requirements for housing, dining, latrineshower, vehicle maintenance, warehousestorehouse, medical and site utilities. Field testing of the prototype Expedient Facilities Catalog at Fort Benning and Fort Jackson confirmed the need for the types of data presented however, test results also indicated it would be more appropriate to condense the amount of information presented in the prototype and locate it in Installation Support Books instead of a special catalog.
- Civil Engineering
- Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology