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
This publication is certified as an official publication of the Naval
Facilities Engineering Command and has been reviewed and approved in
accordance with SECNAVINST 5600.16.
J. P. JONES, JR.
Rear Admiral, CEC, U. S. Navy