1.4.4 Design/Construction Agents. As designated by the Secretary of
Defense (SECDEF) for certain geographical locations, Design/Construction
Agents are responsible for the execution of projects from receipt of a
Design Authorization from TMA/DMFO through the completion of
Design/Construction Agents are:
a) The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The
Headquarters, USACE, Defense Agencies and Support For Others Branch
(CEMP-MD) is the primary USACE point of contact with OASD(HA) and is
responsible for all program management issues. The USACE Medical
Facilities Center of Expertise, Huntsville Engineering and Support Center
(CEHNC-MX) is USACE's technical expert for medical design, with
responsibility for concept design oversight, medical technical review of
final designs, and medical design guidance, criteria, and standards.
b) The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC). The
NAVFAC Medical Facilities Design Office (MFDO) is the Navy's point of
contact with OASD(HA)and technical expert for medical design and NAVFAC's
final decision making authority regarding technical guidance, criteria,
and standards on all medical projects from initiation of project to
beneficial occupancy of the building.
c) The Air Force Civil Engineers (AF/ILECM). Air Force
Civil Engineering Directorate of Engineering is the primary point of
contact with OASD(HA) in the United Kingdom.
1.5 Referenced Documents. The DoD Directives, Instructions, and
selected technical data, publications and standards (latest or most
current editions) are referenced in the text by basic designation only
and form a part of these criteria to the extent required by these
references. Where references are made to MIL-HDBK-1190 (reference 1f),
those referenced sections shall become an integral portion of this
1.6 Restrictions. This handbook is not to be used as a reference
document for procurement of facilities construction. It is to be used in
the acquisition of Military Medical Facilities engineering studies and
designs (final plans, specifications, and cost estimates).
1.7 Predesign Considerations. Using Service, in coordination with
TMA/DMFO and as funded by the using service, will prepare a Project
Planning Package prior to the start of design. This package shall
include the following documents and information, provided to TMA-DMFO by
the Using Service in accordance with the DoD Medical Military
Construction Timeline, Figure 2-1:
1.7.1 DD Form 1391. Describes the scope, cost, type of construction and
the rationale for the project.
1.7.2 Project Narrative. Summarizes the sizing decision process, siting,
construction scenario, significant planning information and results.