Accession Number:

ADA190378

Title:

Assessment of the Need for Standards for Preparing Maintenance and Repair Contracts. Volume 1. Analysis and Recommendations.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

This report documents the results of a study conducted to determine the need for new maintenance and repair MR guide specifications for use by District Engineer DE and Directorate of Engineering and Housing DEH organizations. A questionnaire was distributed to DEH organizations and Corps of Engineers CE District Offices with military missions to ascertain the needs of individual organizations for new guidance. Results indicated that many activities want guidance that will make the specification preparation process more efficient and less costly. Development of the new MR guide specifications MARGS can start with the new Fort Irwin specifications which are updated and tailored Real Property Maintenance Activities Guide Specifications RPMAGS, or with the original RPMAGS since both sets are short from specifications with an established section numbering system and the scope of work for each section is defined. A new set of MARGS could also be developed using a variety of source specification sections. Regardless of approach, consideration will be given to existing site prepared specifications. MARGS should be developed for use within the Continental United States and a separate system called EMARGS European MARGS should be developed for use in Germany. Recommendations on methods of development and distribution to users are included.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE