Accession Number : ADA194989

Title :   Evaluation and Guidelines for the Use of Temporary Wood Buildings at U.S. Army Installations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Reed, David ; Fittipaldi, John ; Kennan, Kevin ; Murphy, Peter ; Skidmore, Paul

PDF Url : ADA194989

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : A large number of temporary wood buildings (TWBs) were rapidly constructed on U.S. Army installations during World War II to satisfy the immediate demand for barracks, offices, and hospitals. The intention was to demolish the TWBs soon after the war when they were no longer needed. However, many TWBs still exist today and their use needs to be evaluated in light of current space requirements, construction standards, and servicing technologies. A methodology for evaluating TWBs was developed and tested at three U.S. Army installations. Preliminary solutions to problems and issues raised by the evaluations were developed and incorporated into the planning and design guidelines presented in this report. The guidelines are proposed for use by policy level personnel, by the users of the proposed upgraded facilities, and by the professional staff responsible for the upgrading.

Descriptors :   *ARMY FACILITIES, *BUILDINGS, *WOOD, CONSTRUCTION, HOSPITALS, POLICIES, STANDARDS, MODIFICATION, MAINTENANCE, LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), REUSABLE EQUIPMENT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE