This design manual is one of a series 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, other
Government agencies, and the private sector. This manual uses, to the
maximum extent feasible, national professional society, association, and
institute standards in accordance with NAVFACENGCOM policy. Deviations from
these criteria should not be made without prior approval of NAVFACENGCOM
Headquarters (Code 04).
Design cannot remain static any more than can the naval functions it
serves or the technologies it uses. Accordingly, recommendations for
improvement are encouraged from within the Navy and from the private sector
and should be furnished to NAVFACENGCOM Headquarters (Code 04). As the
design manuals are revised they are being restructured. A chapter or a
combination of chapters will be issued as a separate design manual for ready
reference to specific criteria.
This publication is certified as an official publication of the Naval
Facilities Engineering Command and has been reviewed and approved in
accordance with the SECNAVINST 5600.16.
W. M. Zobel
Rear Admiral, CEC, U.S. Navy
Naval Facilities Engineering Command