Accession Number : ADA136616

Title :   Strategy for Development of an Expedient Facilities Catalog.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Schneider,R L ; Goodale,E M

PDF Url : ADA136616

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : This report presents the results of an investigation to develop a strategy for determining the availability of manufactured products capable of meeting facility needs in the event of an emergency mobilization and the means by which information on these products should be distributed. A prototype Expedient Facilities Catalog was developed to identify product availability and to display information on rapidly erectable facility and utility systems available to the Directorate of Engineering and Housing (DEH) and Facility Engineers (FE) during a mobilization. Such a catalog is intended to assist the DEH/FE in meeting critical facility requirements in the preliminary stages of mobilization. Information is provided on product/system characteristics and capabilities, points of contact for procurement and technical assistance, and guidance on product/system application. A sampling of products/systems is identified to address facility requirements for housing, dining, latrine/shower, vehicle maintenance, warehouse/storehouse, medical and site utilities. Field testing of the prototype Expedient Facilities Catalog at Fort Benning and Fort Jackson confirmed the need for the types of data presented; however, test results also indicated it would be more appropriate to condense the amount of information presented in the prototype and locate it in Installation Support Books instead of a special catalog.

Descriptors :   *Army facilities, Emergencies, Mobilization, Commercial equipment, Construction materials, Prefabricated buildings, Availability, Catalogs, Preparation, Feasibility studies

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE