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quality standards. The Civil Engineer, HQ USAF/ILE provides programming
guidance, oversight, and policy as required. The Air Force Civil Engineer Support
Agency (AFCESA) and Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE)
provide technical engineering guidance.
Maintenance Standards and Criteria.
2-1.3.1 Engineering. The need for and accomplishment of major repairs and
rehabilitation of existing waterfront facilities will be based on experience,
judgment, and engineering evaluation. The services of qualified technical
personnel will be used to assist in the establishment of waterfront maintenance
2-1.3.2 Related Published Material. Navy requirements for the design and
construction of waterfront facilities are found in MIL-HDBK 1025/1, Piers and
Wharves and MIL-HDBK 1025/6, General Criteria for Waterfront Construction.
These documents provide guidance and recommendations on port design and
construction and port maintenance primarily for Navy activities. MO-322 and P-
990 are especially important relative to inspection of waterfront structures.
Maintenance of fendering systems and camels are described in MO-104.1.
Reference to other published materials, which provide related or more extensive
information on specific areas of waterfront maintenance, is made where appro-
priate throughout this handbook. A Glossary of waterfront terms is provided in
Maintenance Program. The maintenance program shall be designed
to include prevention of deterioration and damage, prompt detection of
deficiencies, and early accomplishment of maintenance and repairs to prevent
interruptions to operations or limiting full use of a facility. The Navy's principal
guide for maintenance management is NAVFAC MO-321, Facilities
2-1.4.1 Planning and Economic Considerations. In maintenance planning
and execution, consider future expected use of each facility, the life expectancy
of the facility, and the life cycle cost of periodic repairs versus replacing a facility
or major components. The level of maintenance and programming of major
repairs should be planned in consonance with the future requirement for the
facility and planned replacement. When waterfront structures are in an inactive
status, the maintenance policies will be in accordance with the inactivation plan.
2-1.4.2 Inspection. Periodic, rigorous inspections are necessary for an
effective maintenance program. Types of inspections and detailed procedures for
waterfront facilities are described in Chapter 5.