GENERAL MAINTENANCE FACILITIES
Section 1. INTRODUCTION
SCOPE. This manual contains design criteria for buildings or other
structures to provide facilities for the repair and maintenance of motorized
vehicles, weapons, electronic and communications equipment, miscellaneous
CANCELLATION. This manual on general maintenance facilities, NAVFAC
DM-28.4, cancels and supersedes Chapter 4, NAVFAC DM-28, Maintenance
Facilities, of December 1974, Change 1 of January 1975, Change 2 of October
1975, and Change 3 of June 1976.
Definitive Drawings. Definitive drawings, where they exist for
general maintenance facilities covered by this manual, are contained in
Definitive Designs for Naval Shore Facilities, NAVFAC P-272, Part One and
Definitive Designs for Marine Corps Facilities, NAVFAC P-272, Part Four, and
are an integral part of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command's (NAVFAC)
design program. Definitive drawings are listed in numerical sequence by the
Navy category code number assigned to that facility. Definitive drawings
associated with this design manual can be used for guidance in acceptable
requirements. The architectural treatment, materials, framing, and
construction may vary.
Other NAVFAC Design Manuals. For criteria related to general
maintenance facilities, but appearing elsewhere in the Design Manual series,
Planning Criteria. Planning criteria for general maintenance
facilities covered by this manual are contained in Facility Planning Factor
Criteria for Navy and Marine Corps Shore Installations, NAVFAC P-80, where
each facility is listed in the numerical sequence by the Navy category code
number assigned to that facility. This design manual does not contain criteria
for some general maintenance facilities listed in NAVFAC P-80; therefore, the
descriptions and criteria in NAVFAC P-80 should be used in the design of those
LOCATION. Siting of maintenance facilities shall be in accordance with
the activity master plan.
DESIGN FLEXIBILITY. The changing requirements of a Navy activity demand
flexibility in building design and usage. Obtain maximum flexibility by:
Spacing columns and selecting structural systems to satisfactorily
accommodate both present and anticipated functional requirements.
Utilizing movable interior partitions.