Accession Number:

ADA503015

Title:

4th Brigade, 10th Infantry Division Iraqi Army Headquarters Barracks Missan Province, Iraq. Sustainment Assessment

Descriptive Note:

Summary rept.

Corporate Author:

SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA

Report Date:

2009-07-20

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The objective of this project assessment was to provide real-time information on relief and reconstruction projects to interested parties to enable appropriate action to be taken, when warranted. Specifically, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction SIGIR determined whether the project was operating at the capacity stated in the original contract. To accomplish this, SIGIR determined if the project was at full capability or capacity when accepted by the U.S. government, when it was transferred to Iraqi operators, and when SIGIR inspected the site. SIGIR confirmed that the contractor had corrected the outstanding deficiencies. SIGIR did not observe any signs of structural failure or distress the floors appeared even and level, with no apparent signs of settlement or displacement. However, the flooring tile in the entrance room of the battalion headquarters building had significantly settled and showed signs of cracking this appeared to be the only major defect in the building. Although the electrical system appeared to be well-constructed, the fixtures were of poor quality and unsafe after-installation connections had been made to electrical wiring. Also, the ceramic tiles in the kitchen and lavatories showed evidence of damage, and some of the faucets were missing. SIGIR found that personnel from the 4th Brigade 10th Infantry Division were taking initiative to maintain the facility by performing routine maintenance and cleaning. SIGIR concluded that, aside from minor construction defects, safety concerns, and damage from improper use, the construction was adequate and was turned over to the Government of Iraq in a sustainable condition. At the time of the site visit, GRSt

Subject Categories:

  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE