Accession Number : ADA194830

Title :   Construction Plant Support for LOC (Line of Communications) Development.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Young, Stephen H

PDF Url : ADA194830

Report Date : 31 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : Since the end of the Vietnam War, the Corps of Engineers has failed to maintain its capability for rock crushing in the construction of roads, airfields, and hardstands. The basic philosophy of the Corps has been to purchase all rock needed for construction from local commercial contractors and haul it to construction sites. This process has worked in the U.S. and developed countries such as Germany. What has resulted, however, is a lack of concern for the challenges involved in operating and maintaining crushing and screening plants. Because of manpower reductions in the active force, much of the crushing capability has been moved to engineer units in the Reserve and National Guard. The lack of use of crushing plants in training and limited use in the Reserve and Guard have allowed the equipment to become old and unserviceable due to a shrinking source of repair parts. In fact, some parts are just not available. The importance of crushing equipment has been shown historically in WWII and Vietnam and presently in the engineer deployments to Latin America.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, *CONSTRUCTION, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, COMMERCE, CONTRACTORS, CRUSHING, DEPLOYMENT, ENGINEERS, GERMANY(EAST AND WEST), LANDING FIELDS, LATIN AMERICA, MANPOWER, NATIONAL GUARD, PHILOSOPHY, PROCUREMENT, REPAIR, ROADS, ROCK, SITES, SOURCES, SPARE PARTS, VIETNAM, WARFARE

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Radio Communications
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE