programmatic level, and lose accuracy when applied to specific facilities or projects. These calculations can be useful for DoD
and Service-level modeling of:
Re-stationing and Regionalization
Joint facilities studies
Determining rates of re-capitalization
Describing the magnitude of a facility inventory in a common unit of measure
Selection of Construction Cost Factors
As with sustainment cost factors, a hierarchy was established for groups of cost factor sources. Where more than one cost
factor source was available within Source 1, a selection was based upon engineering judgment and approved by consensus of
the FSM Working Group.
Construction Cost Factor Source Hierarchy
Easily-accessed and widely applicable data. Cost factors in this category were taken directly from the DoD Tri-Service Committee on
Cost Engineering (mandatory within the DoD for applicable construction); Service-specific cost guidance (USACE, USAF);
commercial cost-estimating guidelines (e.g., M&S or Whitestone); or other Government-published cost guidance (e.g. Fairfax County
(Virginia) Park Authority).
Unpublished government or trade association average cost data (e.g. CEAC).
Unpublished project-specific data, derived from Service project documents (e.g. DD Forms 1391), or by calculating costs from
reported plant replacement value and inventory.
Revisions to Construction Cost Factors
Construction cost factors in this version of the Guide have been updated from the previous version. Changes may be due to
any of the following reasons:
Updated cost data from construction contract awards (for those cost factors based upon Tri-Service unit costs in Part 2
of this guide)
Changed composition of the FAC (i.e., changed mix of constituent facility category codes)
Changed source of data (to a more credible source) or changed methodology for cost calculation
A "ripple effect" where a cost factor for one FAC is directly derived from another changed cost factor
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