PART 1: OVERVIEW
DOD FACILITIES PRICING GUIDE--PART 1
To promote macro-level analysis and planning, DoD implemented a facility classification system that groups facilities with
similar functions and units of measure into Facility Analysis Categories (FACs). For each of nearly four hundred FACs, this
section identifies both sustainment and construction cost factors and the source upon which they are based. Whenever
possible, cost factors have been based upon commercial benchmarks. As with the FACs they represent, these cost factors are
intended for macro-level analysis and planning and are not suitable for individual facilities or projects.
New In This Version
Version 5.0 of the Guide expands on the previous research and modifies the presentation format. Changes included are:
50 new or renumbered FACs: each new or renumbered FAC is indicated with an * in the DOD COST FACTOR TABLE.
Updated cost factors for FACs measured in square feet based upon a commercial cost-estimating model (the MARS 5.0
Facility Maintenance Cost Forecast System developed by Whitestone Research Corporation). The MARS system
provides increased accuracy and consistency by generating costs from detailed component lists that include roof
structures, walls, doors, windows, HVAC components, plumbing fixtures, electrical components, and other specialized
items tailored to each FAC.
Updated cost factors for specific facility types (such as medical facilities) based upon more-detailed cost data from
Expanded FAC descriptions that include "average" size information upon which the cost factors are based.
Sustainment Cost Factors
Definition of Facilities Sustainment
Provides resources for maintenance and repair activities necessary to keep a typical inventory of facilities in good
working order over a 50-year service life. It includes regularly scheduled adjustments and inspections, preventive
maintenance tasks, and emergency response and service calls for minor repairs. It also includes major repairs or