Design Criteria Information System: An Online System for the Timely Distribution of Army Design Criteria
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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To help control facility construction costs and quality, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE publishes Architectural and Engineering instructions AEIs-a category of design criteria and guidance for Engineer Districts and the architectengineer AE firms that work for the Corps on contract. AEIs are revised frequently, and the conventional publication system cannot reliably provide the AE with the most current design criteria. When outdated criteria are used, the resulting contract modifications cost the Corps money and time. The U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory USACERL was tasked to develop an online system that would reliably give the AEI end user direct access to the most current AEI design criteria available. The product of this work is the Design Criteria Information System DCIS. This report documents DCIS system requirements, concepts, and characteristics. Possible directions for system enhancement are also discussed.
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