This handbook has been developed from an evaluation of facilities in the
shore establishment, from surveys of the availability of new materials and
construction methods, and from selection of the best design practices of the
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFACENGCOM), other Government
agencies, and the private sector. This handbook was prepared using, to the
maximum extent feasible, national professional society, association, and
institute standards. Deviations from this criteria, in the planning,
engineering, design, and construction of naval shore facilities, cannot be
made without prior approval of NAVFACENGCOMHQ Code 04.
Design cannot remain static any more than can the functions it serves or the
technologies it uses. Accordingly, recommendations for improvement are
encouraged and should be furnished to Commanding Officer, Chesapeake
Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Code 406, Washington Naval
Yard, Washington, DC 20374-2121, telephone (202) 433-3314.
THIS HANDBOOK SHALL NOT BE USED AS A REFERENCE DOCUMENT FOR PROCUREMENT OF
FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION. IT IS TO BE USED IN THE PURCHASE OF FACILITIES
ENGINEERING STUDIES AND DESIGN (FINAL PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, AND COST
ESTIMATES). DO NOT REFERENCE IT IN MILITARY OR FEDERAL SPECIFICATIONS OR
OTHER PROCUREMENT DOCUMENTS.