Accession Number : ADA190378

Title :   Assessment of the Need for Standards for Preparing Maintenance and Repair Contracts. Volume 1. Analysis and Recommendations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Blackmon, Robert B

PDF Url : ADA190378

Report Date : Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : This report documents the results of a study conducted to determine the need for new maintenance and repair (M&R) guide specifications for use by District Engineer (DE) and Directorate of Engineering and Housing (DEH) organizations. A questionnaire was distributed to DEH organizations and Corps of Engineers (CE) District Offices with military missions to ascertain the needs of individual organizations for new guidance. Results indicated that many activities want guidance that will make the specification preparation process more efficient and less costly. Development of the new M&R guide specifications (MARGS) can start with the new Fort Irwin specifications which are updated and tailored Real Property Maintenance Activities Guide Specifications (RPMAGS), or with the original RPMAGS since both sets are short from specifications with an established section numbering system and the scope of work for each section is defined. A new set of MARGS could also be developed using a variety of source specification sections. Regardless of approach, consideration will be given to existing site prepared specifications. MARGS should be developed for use within the Continental United States and a separate system called EMARGS (European MARGS) should be developed for use in Germany. Recommendations on methods of development and distribution to users are included.

Descriptors :   *MAINTENANCE, *REPAIR, *CONSTRUCTION, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, CONTRACTS, DISTRIBUTION, GERMANY(EAST AND WEST), GUIDANCE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MISSIONS, NUMBERING SYSTEMS, PREPARATION, SOURCES, SPECIFICATIONS, UNITED STATES

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE