Accession Number : ADA955052

Title :   Navy Ocean Facilities Program.

Corporate Author : NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND WASHINGTON DC CHESAPEAKE DIV

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Historically, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command has given technical and engineering support to shore-based U.S. naval operating forces. In 1969, however, by instruction from the Office of the Chief of Naval Material, the Command was assigned the responsibility of supporting the operating forces in ocean facilities engineering and construction. This decision by Naval Material to take construction offshore was a result of the Fleet's need for a responsive underwater construction resource. Underwater construction is the ability to work in the ocean's environment, an environment that can be friendly of hostile, calm or violent. It is within this environment that the Naval Facilities Engineering Command is chartered to develop the engineering, design, and construction of ocean structures in support of the Fleet at minimum life-cycle cost, using military and/or contractual construction forces.

Descriptors :   CONSTRUCTION, DECISION MAKING, ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTS, FACILITIES, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, MARINE ENGINEERING, MATERIALS, NAVY, OCEANOGRAPHY, OCEANS, OFFSHORE, RESOURCES, STRUCTURES, UNDERWATER CONSTRUCTION, WORK, CONSTRUCTION, DECISION MAKING, ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTS, FACILITIES, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, MARINE ENGINEERING, MATERIALS, NAVY, OCEANOGRAPHY, OCEANS, OFFSHORE, RESOURCES, STRUCTURES, UNDERWATER CONSTRUCTION, WORK

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE