Guide for Architect Engineer Firms Performing Services for Cherry

Guide for Architect Engineer Firms Performing Services for Cherry
Initial Publication 4/16/97
**Minor Revisions**
**Minor Revisions**
**Minor Revisions**
**Minor Revisions** (paragraph 3.3.3 “Final
Submittal” modified to reflect form letter information & current policies)
1. This publication is issued to provide guidance to Architect-Engineer (A&E)
firms performing services for the Officer in Charge NAVFAC Contracts, Marine
Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina. It is essential that all A&E
personnel and associates responsible for preparing plans, specifications, cost
estimates, studies or other services, follow all procedures and instructions outlined
herein. All A&E contracts issued by OIC NAVFAC Contracts, MCAS, Cherry
Point, NC reference this guide as part of the contract.
2. Contract services of this nature fall into three broad classes:
a. Architect and Engineering Services related to construction, maintenance,
alteration or repair of shore facilities. The product of this class of service is a set
of construction documents; i.e., drawings, specifications, cost estimate and pre and
post design support such as soil borings, site topography, and construction
b. Engineering Services related to planning, inspection, study and project
development for existing or proposed facilities. The product of this class of
service is normally a study or report.
c. Environmental studies and remedial designs per Federal/State/Local
environmental laws and regulations.
3. A firm providing contract services to the Marine Corps will be the Designer of
Record and will incur the usual professional responsibilities and liabilities for the
specific project/task. We evaluate design changes that occur during construction
and actively pursue A&E liability if appropriate. The Designer of Record should
become familiar with the contract terms and content of this publication with
respect to pre and post construction design responsibilities. Problems typically
encountered in several critical areas of project development are listed below in an
effort to focus your attention. These areas should receive special emphasis as
a. Field Work - Properly conducted field and condition surveys are essential.
This data must be complete, accurately documented and appropriately
incorporated into the plans and specifications to avoid large and expensive change
orders and construction delays.
b. Cost and Budget Control - Effective cost control is essential to successful
project development. Establishment of an adequate budget and a design cost
control system at the beginning of a project and continuing application of this
system throughout the design process can prevent costly redesign of projects.
c. Scheduling and Submittals - Project schedules are established at the outset to
meet the customer's operational commitments and inserted in our master
scheduling process to balance our workload. Adherence to the established
schedule or notification of need for change is imperative. Incomplete and/or
uncoordinated submittals are a major problem and will not be accepted. During
fee negotiations, the Designer of Record should assure that the preparation period
is adequate to allow for a thorough review by the firm prior to submission.
d. Design Quality Control - Design Quality is a high priority and is the
responsibility of the A&E firm. At times it appears that A&E firms rely on a
Government review to provide quality control for the plans and specifications.
This, of course, usually delays the return of submittals, involves additional time on
our part, and often ultimately results in a poor set of bid documents. Coordination
among the various disciplines as well as sections of the specifications is often a
major problem that needs particular improvement. It is expected that your control
program must be the primary discipline to deliver the level of design quality
expectation. Time spent preparing a quality design package will reduce redesign
effort and time spent resolving problems during the construction contract phase.
4. Where the provisions of this guide address the same subject as the contract
clauses, the contract clauses shall govern.
5. Work of the A&E will be reviewed by OIC NAVFAC Contracts, MCAS,
Cherry Point, NC only to the extent necessary to establish conformance with
authorized scope and applicable Navy design criteria, and to establish reasonable
assurance that work can be completed within funds authorized. The A&E shall
accept full responsibility for the technical accuracy and professional quality of all
work and materials that are furnished under a contract with OIC NAVFAC
Contracts, MCAS, Cherry Point, NC.
6. OIC NAVFAC Contracts, MCAS, Cherry Point, NC is committed to Quality.
To achieve this goal we:
a. Expect professional performance from A&Es.
b. Strive for environmentally compatible solutions.
c. Require A&Es to document and implement their own Quality Assurance
d. Insist on attention to details
e. Strive for technically sound, functional and aesthetically pleasing solutions
responsive to customer needs and expectations, but also a prudent balance
between need and desire, and the ideal and the realistic in terms of
f. Require project execution to stay within scope and budget.
g. Expect A&E to stay on schedule.
We appreciate your support in achieving these goals and objectives.
Officer in Charge, NAVFAC Contracts
RECORD OF REVISIONS… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … ii
FORWARD… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … ...iii
DEFINITIONS… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … 1
PHILOSOPHY… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … 3
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … .3
SELECTION OF MATERIALS… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … .… 4
CONSULTATION SERVICES… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … ..5
A&E PERFORMANCE EVALUATION… … … … … … … … … … … … … … ..5
A&E PERFORMANCE AWARDS… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … ...5
PROGRESS PAYMENTS… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … ..6
Blank Naval Facilities Engineering Command Contractor's Invoice… … … … .8
Sample Naval Facilities Engineering Comm and Contractor's Invoice… … ...… 9
Blank A/E Project Accounting Form MCAS, Cherry Point… … … … … .… … 10
Sample A/E Project Accounting Form MCAS, Cherry Point… … … … … .… ..11
QUALITY OF WORK… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … .… .… 12
A&E LIABILITY… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … .… … .… ...12
SCOPE… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … ..… … 13
CONFERENCES AND INSPECTIONS… … … … … … … … … … … … … … 13
SITE INFORMATION… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … 14
SURVEYS… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … ...14
SUBSURFACE CONDITIONS… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … ..14
CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … .15
SECURITY CLEARANCES… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … ...16
CAMERA PASS… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … ..17
INTRODUCTION… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … ...… .19
A&E SEAL ON DOCUMENTS… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … ..19
DESIGN SUBMITTALS… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … .19
3.3.1 35% SUBMITTAL… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … ...20
3.3.2 PRE-FINAL SUBMITTAL… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … ..21
3.3.3 FINAL SUBMITTAL… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … ..24
INTRODUCTION… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … 27
BASIS OF DESIGN - SUGGESTED FORMAT… … … … … … … … .… … … 27
ARCHITECTURAL… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … .… … 27
STRUCTURAL… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … 28
CIVIL........................................................................................................... 29
4.5.1 SITE PLAN.................................................................................................. 29
4.5.4 WATER SUPPLY........................................................................................ 32
4.5.5 SEWERS AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS...................................... 33
4.5.6 ROADS, DRIVEWAYS, PARKING AREAS, AND WALKS...................... 33
4.5.7 AIRFIELD PAVEMENT.............................................................................. 33
4.5.8 DUST AND EROSION CONTROL ............................................................ 34
4.5.9 CATHODIC PROTECTION & PROTECTIVE COATINGS........................ 34
4.5.10 FENCING .................................................................................................... 36
4.5.11 RAILROADS ............................................................................................... 36
4.5.12 PHYSICAL SECURITY............................................................................... 37
4.5.13 STORM WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN ................................................. 37
MECHANICAL ........................................................................................... 37
4.6.1 MECHANICAL SYSTEMS ......................................................................... 37
4.6.2 PLUMBING................................................................................................. 38
4.6.3 HEATING, VENTILATION, AND COOLING............................................ 38
4.6.4 ENERGY CONSERVATION....................................................................... 41 ENERGY CONSERVATION METHODS................................................... 41 ENERGY CONSERVATION SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS................. 42
TARGET...................................................................................................... 43
FORM E-1, ENERGY ANALYSIS .............................................................. 44
SYSTEMS.................................................................................................... 45
4.6.6 REFRIGERATION (COLD STORAGE)...................................................... 46
4.6.7 FUEL DISTRIBUTION AND STORAGE.................................................... 46
FIRE PROTECTION AND SAFETY........................................................... 47
4.7.1 FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS.................................................................. 47
4.7.2 SYSTEM SAFETY ...................................................................................... 48
ELECTRICAL.............................................................................................. 48
4.8.1 ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS ........................................................................... 48
4.8.2 ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS........................................................................... 50
4.8.3 INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS.................................. 53
CAD DRAWING PREPARATION.............................................................. 56
DRAFTING MEDIA .................................................................................... 57
ORIENTATION........................................................................................... 57
LETTERING AND SHADING .................................................................... 57
SCALES....................................................................................................... 58
SECTION AND DETAIL DESIGNATION.................................................. 58
DRAWING NUMBERS............................................................................... 58
MATERIAL SYMBOLS ON DRAWINGS.................................................. 59
RELATION OF DRAWINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS ............................. 59
DISK LABELING........................................................................................ 59
COMMON DISCREPANCIES IN NOMENCLATURE............................... 60
BORING LOG PRESENTATION................................................................ 60
FIGURE 5.2.2 TITLE BLOCK REQUIREMENTS...................................... 62
FIGURE 5.14.1 SAMPLE BORING LOG DRAWING................................ 63
SPECIFICATIONS....................................................................................... 64
GUIDE SPECIFICATIONS.......................................................................... 64
REFERENCES............................................................................................. 65
SPECIFYING NEW MATERIALS .............................................................. 65
REQUIREMENTS ....................................................................................... 66
PHRASEOLOGY......................................................................................... 67
MISUSE OF WORDS .................................................................................. 68
USE OF ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS............................................ 69
STANDARD PLATES, SKETCHES, AND DETAILS ................................ 70
SUBMITTAL PROCEDURES..................................................................... 70
BID ITEMS.................................................................................................. 75
FEDERAL AND MILITARY SPECIFICATIONS ....................................... 76
INTERIM SPECIFICATION REVISIONS (ISR)......................................... 76
GENERAL ................................................................................................... 77
PROJECT DESIGN ESTIMATES................................................................ 77
7.2.1 35% DESIGN............................................................................................... 77
7.2.2 PRE-FINAL DESIGN .................................................................................. 78
7.2.3 FINAL.......................................................................................................... 79
CONSULTATION DURING CONSTRUCTION......................................... 80
8.1.1 GENERAL ................................................................................................... 80
8.1.2 CONSULTATION REPORTS...................................................................... 80 EVALUATION OF CONTRACTOR PROPOSED EXCEPTIONS OR
ENGINEERING CHANGE PROPOSALS (VECPs).................................... 81
SHOP DRAWINGS/SUBMITTAL REVIEW............................................... 81
8.2.1 GOVERNMENT IS APPROVING AUTHORITY....................................... 81
8.2.2 MISCELLANEOUS SUBMITTAL REVIEW ASPECTS............................. 83
(OPTION)… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … .84
ACCEPTANCE (OPTION) .......................................................................... 86
CHERRY POINT CAD STANDARDS........................................................ 88
CHERRY POINT MECHANICAL STANDARDS....................................... 94
CHERRY POINT CIVIL STANDARDS… … … … … … … … … … … … … … 97
A&E: An architectural firm, an engineering firm, or an architectural and engineering
firm engaged for design services.
Appendix A: The document that defines th e A&E's detailed scope of work to include
amount of construction funds available, activity points of contact, schedules for
submittals, etc.
Architect or Engineer in Charge (AIC/EIC): The individual within Cherry Point who
is designated as the point of c ontact on technical matters.
CAD: Computer Aided Drafting
CMC: Commandant of the Marine Corps
CNO: Chief of Naval Operations
COE: Corps of Engineers
CS: Contract Specialist, is the individual within the Contracts Office who is
responsible to ensure that regulations, laws, and procedures are complied with in the
award of a contract.
Contracting Officer: The Officer in Charge NAVFAC Contracts, Marine Corps Air
Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina. Only Contracting Officers are authorized to enter
into, modify and/or terminate contracts, issue final decisions on contract disputes, and
assign responsibility for conducting negotiations.
COTR: Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative
DOD: Department of Defense
EFD: Engineering Field Division such as LANTNAVFACENGCOM
ES: Engineering services
FAR: Federal Acquisition Regulations
FED: Facilities Engineering Department, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point,
North Carolina. This department is responsible for technical review of A&E construction
contract documents. In certain cases, (i.e., fire alarm systems) technical reviews are
performed by LANTDIV (see next item) for the Facilities Engineering Department.
LANTNAVFACENGCOM: Atlantic Division, Naval Facilities Engineering
Command, Norfolk, Virginia, often referred to as LANTDIV.
MCON: Military Construction - Navy
MILCON: Military Construction - DOD
NAVFACENGCOM: Naval Facilities Engineering Command, headquartered in
Alexandria, Virginia, often referred to as NAVFAC.
OICC: Officer in Charge of Construction
OMSI: Operation and Maintenance Support Information
PEP: Parametric Estimating and Programming which is the document prepared to
support a MCON project for Congress to approve the programming and appropriation
cycles. The PEP is a concept design effort and replaces the 0 -35% Design/Project
Engineering Documentation process. Preparation instructions are available for PEP.
Project Manager (PM): The individual within the Facilities Engineering Department
who serves as the Contracting Officer's primary representative assigned to a specific
project. Unless specifically directed otherwise, all liaison between the A&E and Cherry
Point will be conducted through the assigned PM. Variations to this standard procedure
will be handled by special instructions prior to negotiation and award of the contract.
ROICC: Resident Officer in Charge of Construction at a specific station or facility
designated by the Contracting Officer. He/She is responsible for the field administrati on
of construction contracts.
All correspondence and submittals shall be addressed and mailed to:
Officer in Charge NAVFAC Contracts
Facilities Curtis Road MCAS
PSC Box 8006
Cherry Point, North Carolina 28533 -0006
For overnight deliveries:
Officer in Charge of Construction/NAVFAC Contracts
Facilities Building 163 Curtis Road
MCAS (ATTN: Appropriate Person or Code)
Cherry Point North Carolina 28533 -0006
Prior to commencing design, the A&E should become thoroughly familiar w ith
current design criteria, standard method/procedures, guides, specifications, project site
conditions, project costs and specific project requirements. Generally, a pre -negotiation
conference will be conducted on all military construction funded projec ts and on other
projects of significant magnitude or complexity where the A&E or we determine it will
be beneficial.
The A&E should be aware that there are differences between private work and
Government work such as: (1) the Government cannot limit bid ding to a selected list of
contractors known to do good work unless approved in advance under specific and
limited circumstances. In most cases, any contractor may bid. Therefore, drawings and
specification requirements must leave nothing to the imaginat ion. They must be clear,
concise, and provide thorough detailing of existing and proposed construction. (2)
Department of Defense requires the use of Federal, Military, and Industry specifications
for procurement of materials and equipment covered by the se specifications. Use of
these specifications assures the non -restrictive competition required in the expenditure of
public funds. Proprietary specifications are not allowed without written authorization.
Failure to grasp these basic differences in rul es and policies has been the source of many
costly disputes. It is essential that all personnel responsible for the execution of an A&E
or ES contract with OIC NAVFAC Contracts, MCAS, Cherry Point, NC study this guide
and follow the procedures and instruc tions set forth herein. General instructions cannot
cover every situation. Specific problems relating to a particular project will be jointly
resolved in conferences with activity personnel and the PM.
Firms that design, prep are plans and specifications, or cost estimates for a
construction contract or procurement of supplies or services, cannot provide the
construction or supplies or services. This limitation also applies to subsidiaries and
affiliates of a firm.
The A&E shall give no information concerning a project to anyone other than
authorized station personnel, other A&Es performing design of related facilities and
personnel of OIC NAVFAC Contracts, MCAS, Cherr y Point, NC. During the bidding
period, any requests made of the A&E by prospective bidders for clarification or intent of
drawings and specifications should be referred to the OIC NAVFAC Contracts, MCAS,
Cherry Point, NC, telephone 252 -466-2746. However, sources of supply for special
equipment may be given to contractors. The A&E should promptly notify OIC
NAVFAC Contracts, MCAS, Cherry Point, NC of any necessary corrections or
clarifications of the drawings and specifications. Release in any form of i nformation
pertinent to a project under design or construction for publication, for public speeches or
address shall not be made without first securing clearance and a release in writing from
the OIC NAVFAC Contracts, MCAS, Cherry Point, NC. All material for which
clearance is desired shall be submitted in duplicate.
It is Cherry Point’s objective to obtain a functionally adequate, habitable, and
economical facility. In the design of all projects, it is the Navy's policy to provide
functional facilities of durability consistent with the mission. The A&E shall bear in
mind that the interest of the Government is to acquire facilities, which are economical in
design, construction, operation and maintenance. Accordin gly, although due
consideration shall be given to appearance, structures shall not entail frills and
embellishments and shall not be conceived on the basis of unnecessarily complicated and
costly construction systems, materials, or equipment.
Although th e above paragraph stresses economical design, the A&E is responsible to
assure compatibility of the new structure with the architectural character of the base
activity. For people oriented facilities such as Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ),
Bachelor Offi cers' Quarters (BOQ), dining facilities, lounges, recreation areas, libraries,
chapels and theaters, the A&E will be responsible for a totally integrated design.
Integrated design means the complete design of a facility, taking into consideration all
engineering disciplines involved plus landscape architecture and complete interior design
for a comprehensively designed facility. An integrated design achieves harmony of site,
landscaping, building design and functional requirements.
Cherry Point’s objective is to provide functional and economical shore facilities for
the Navy establishment. We are not in the research and development business.
Consequently, it is necessary to investigate thoroughly all -new materials that have not
been proven in the specific type of service involved, or whose promotion is based upon
unsupported statements and lists of supposedly satisfied users. Materials must be used in
a manner that will afford the maximum service at the lowest life cycle cos t. Operation
and maintenance costs must be weighed against initial costs to achieve maximum
economy. Before deciding upon a specific material for design or specification purposes,
the following points shall be considered:
a. Contemplated life of the fa cility.
b. Climatic and operating conditions.
c. Will material be used to the best advantage under contemplated conditions,
including aesthetics?
d. Is material a stock item or does it require special processing?
e. Availability of material in the area of usage.
f. Is material proprietary or restrictive?
g. Compatability with MCAS Cherry Point's Base Exterior Architectural Plan.
Where new unproven materials are selected, documentation including detailed economic
analysis justifying its use may b e required.
Schematics, designs, and other criteria are furnished with the contract's Appendix A.
Materials furnished by the Government such as reference drawings, surveys and soil
borings are provided to assist the A&E and are not intended in any way to relieve the
responsibilities of the A&E, unless otherwise noted by the Contracting Officer. The
A&E of record will be totally responsible for all information described in the design
During design or study preparation, various disciplines are available for consultation.
Coordinate the availability of this with the PM.
An evaluation of the performance of the A&E is prepared concurre nt with the final
review of the drawings and specifications or other services performed. This evaluation
includes a rating of the services performed in various categories. Such categories include
thoroughness of site investigation, quality control proced ures and execution,
plans/specifications accurate and coordinated, plans clear and detailed sufficiently,
management and adherence to schedules, meeting cost limitations, suitability of design or
study results, solution environmentally suitable, cooperativ eness and responsiveness,
quality of briefings and presentations. The completed evaluation is permanently retained
in the A&E's file at LANTNAVFACENGCOM for review and consideration by future
Selection Boards and is distributed to the A&E of record and to other Government
agencies via the Architect/Engineering Contract Administration Support System
(ACASS), Portland, Oregon. A&E ratings are available for review by the Designer of
Record upon request to the PM.
Upon completion of the construction contract, a second evaluation is completed by
the ROICC with emphasis on quality and construction of the design, timeliness and
response with respect to shop drawing review, clarification of drawings/specification
intent and resolution of construction problems, a nd cooperation. This rating is used in
conjunction with the rating described above in determining an overall A&E rating.
Three programs currently exist to provide recognition of outstanding performance:
a. The NAVFAC Desi gn Awards Program is a biennial competition established
in 1997. The purpose of the program is “to recognize excellence in design activities,
design products, and associated management activities, and to publicize these
accomplishments as examples to be e mulated by others.” Guidance is found in
LANTNAVFACENGCOMINST 5061.7, latest edition.
b. The Industrial Incentive Plan (IIP) provides recognition for performance by a
contractor in excess of contract requirements, in one or a combination of better pro duct,
speed of accomplishment, savings to the Government, and cooperation beyond the
contract terms to serve the convenience of the Command, the Navy, or the U. S.
Government. Guidance is found in LANTNAVFACENGCOMINST 4804.1, latest
c. The NAVFAC Specifications Award Program was implemented to recognize
construction specifications of superior quality. Guidance is found in the latest edition of
LANTNAVFACENGCOMINST 5061.7, and in NAVFACENGCOM letter 151 of 23
July 1996, available from Code 151 at NAVFAC Headquarters.
It is the policy of NAVFAC for all of its organizational elements to participate, as
appropriate, in these programs. For further information, contact the PM.
It is our policy to process partial payments. Generally, we process payment requests
associated with a consultant’s “review submittal” (i.e., PEP, 35%, 90%, etc.) as required
by the project scope. Consultants shall wait 7 days after making submittal before sending
a payment request; this will allow t he COTR time to review the submittal before
authorizing payment (e.g. signing the invoice). Other progress payments can also be
made and will be processed when accompanied by adequate evidence of progress.
Requests for payment consist of an invoice, whi ch must contain a Contractor's
Invoice with original signature (NAVFAC Form 7300/41 (Rev 7/85) and a MCAS Cherry
Point A/E Project Accounting Form. Submit all invoices to:
Officer in Charge NAVFAC Contracts
Facilities Curtis Road MCAS PSC Box 8006
Cherry Point, North Carolina 28533 -0006
Sample copies of these forms addressed above are provided in the following pages.
Invoice submittals made incorrectly (i.e., invoice not signed, wrong contract number,
performance statement not extended, etc.) will be promptly returned to your firm for
correction. We will process all correct invoices in a timely manner. A Contractor's
Release (2 copies with original signatures) must accompany your final invoice.
If you have any questions concerning payment s, please contact the Contract
Specialist/Project Manager.
The A&E shall be responsible for the professionalism and technical accuracy and
coordination of all services such as designs, drawings, s pecifications, cost estimates, and
other work or materials furnished by the contractor under this contract.
The project submitted by the A&E shall represent the best engineering solution
possible for the scope of work in the A&E contract. All work must be per current
criteria, guides, and specifications established by the Naval Facilities Engineering
Command, and shall be per the best engineering practices. Workmanship shall be neat
with all lines and lettering of uniform weight and clarity for complete legibility and
satisfactory reproduction. Any computer disks submitted must be scanned for viruses
using a commercial virus scanning program. All elements of submittals shall be checked
by the A&E and such check shall be made by persons other than those preparing the
materials and by professional personnel trained in that specific discipline. The various
departments in OIC NAVFAC Contracts, MCAS, Cherry Point, NC responsible for
compliance with Government requirements and standard criteria will review i t. The
A&E shall correct errors and deficiencies at no additional cost to the Government.
Neither Cherry Point's review, approval, or acceptance of, nor payment for any of the
services required shall be construed to operate as a waive r of any rights or of any cause of
action arising out of the performance of the contract. The A&E shall be, and remain,
liable to the Government for all costs of any kind, which are incurred by the Government
as a result of negligent performance of any of the services furnished.
Reimbursement of costs incurred by the Government as a result of A&E's error and/or
negligent performance are actively pursued by OIC NAVFAC Contracts, MCAS, Cherry
Point, NC. Upon determination that there may be A&E financial r esponsibility involved,
the A&E shall be contacted by the ROICC. The A&E shall be advised of the design
deficiency and requested to provide a technical solution to the problem, including cost
estimate. The A&E shall be further informed that it is the ROI CC's opinion that the A&E
may be held financially responsible, but that the final decision rests with the Contracting
Officer. A&E financial responsibility can include contractor extended overhead costs.
Therefore, upon notification of potential liabilit y, the A&E should coordinate with the
directing official to determine required technical support and timing to minimize delay
costs. Pending final decision by the Contracting Officer, the A&E will be invited to
attend all price negotiations for corrective work. The A&E shall participate as a non voting technical advisor to the Government negotiating board. Inability to obtain
agreement from the A&E as to financial responsibility or A&E unwillingness to
participate in negotiations shall not be cause for delay or remedial construction contract
action by the ROICC.
As an alternate to the above, the A&E (where design error is clearly at fault) may
discharge the firm's financial responsibility through negotiation with, and direct payment
to, the contractor. This action must be participated in and sanctioned by the ROICC.
The A&E is restricted to the authorized contract scope of work provided in the
contract's Appendix A. Deviations from the scope include incorporating embellishments
within the project scope, increasing the cost above programmed amounts for the project,
increases in area, major changes in construction criteria, the inclusion of unauthorized
buildings or areas, or selections of specific systems or equipment without economic or
technical evaluation. The A&E is directly responsible to the Contracting Officer and any
requested deviation from the scope or elaborations within the scope must be brought to
the attention of the Contracting Officer.
It is the contractual responsibility of the A&E to design a facility, which can be
constructed within the funds available and meets the design energy targets. Refer to
Energy Conservation in the Basis of Design Section.
During the progress of the work, the A&E may expect minor changes in criteria
within the general scope of the project and should make necessary adjustments
accordingly. Generally the PEP or 35% design submittal is intended to clarify and
establish specified requirements of the project. Incorporation of Value Engineering ( VE)
comments of minor consequence, systems justified on pay back which should have been
evaluated during PEP or 35% design preparation, and changes in functional layout
occurring during review are considered within scope of the contract. Should major
changes in the scope of work be required, a contract modification will be issued.
A member or individual of the A&E firm shall be designated as the Point of Contact
(POC) and OIC NAVFAC Contracts, MCAS, Cherry Point, NC shall be so notified. As
such, the person shall be fully cognizant of the requirements of the performance schedule.
The POC will work directly with the assigned Cherry Point PM who will furnish design
guidance necessary for the successful execution of the work
Prior to submitting a fee proposal (unless exempted by the PM), it is the
responsibility of the A&E to visit and inspect the location of the work and to become
acquainted with all pertinent local conditions. All conferences with Station personnel
(including telephone conversations, consultation, etc.) that involve some question of
scope, primary design element, or other consideration of basic import, shall be submitted
in writing by the A&E to the Project Manager. The general intent being that the PM will
be fully apprised of all factors affecting the project. The contract scope of work or
schedule of performance shall not under any circumstances be modified without a
contract modification.
It is the responsibility of the A&E to be fully cognizant of the contractual
requirements of the schedule of performance. A report shall be provided to the PM once
a month for all task orders in the contract (A&E may report separately or all on one
report). Suggested format of the report is contained at the end of this section.
Any available information relative to existing conditions at the site of the construction
will be furnished to the A&E who (unless fee negotiations establish otherwise) s hall
evaluate and verify such information and make field measurements and investigations as
necessary to prepare adequate construction drawings and specifications. When the
exposure of existing subsurface construction is considered necessary, the A&E shal l
accomplish this work at his own expense after coordinating with the PM. The A&E shall
contact the PM and obtain approval to dig, probe, sample or drill in order to avoid injury
or damage from encountering active utilities.
The A&E shall m ake all field surveys required for design and preparation of
construction documents. In general, this may consist of topographic site surveys,
alignment, profiles and cross sections. A sufficient number of semi -permanent survey
points to serve as initial horizontal and vertical survey controls for construction of the
project shall be set. The horizontal control points and benchmarks shall be shown and
described on the plans. The datum used shall be that used for the station or area in
question and shall be shown on the appropriate site drawings. The surveying firm shall
obtain from the PM the benchmark or datum location to be used for the project design.
That datum shall be confirmed in writing. Failure to comply with this requirement may
be cause for survey/design rework at no additional cost to the Government. Boundary
surveys to be used as instruments for real estate purposes shall carry the seal of a licensed
land surveyor acceptable to the political subdivision in question.
The A&E is required to take soil borings and evaluate subsurface conditions in all
cases where the Contracting Officer and A&E determine that soil explorations and
laboratory soil test data are necessary, i.e., when adequate data is not available in Cherry
Point's files. Include soil borings in project drawings. Include a note to bidders listing
what subsurface information is available (i.e., test results, interpretations,
recommendations, etc.) and that the information may be examined at FED. The A&E
shall analyze and interpret all necessary information concerning foundation soil
conditions and shall include, in the preparation of specifications and drawings, complete
and specific coverage of procedures for foundation construction and for handling unusual
subsurface conditions. Soil explorations and tests should conform to the essential
requirements outlined in NAVFAC Design Manual DM -7, Soil Mechanics and Earth
Structures and MIL-HDBK 1021, Airfield Pavement. The A&E shall contact the PM
prior to arriving on the station and obtain approval to dig, probe, sample or drill in order
to avoid injury or damage from encountering active utilities.
All project areas that require subsurface exploration (bore holes or test pits) during
the design stage or will require excavation during constructions shall be scanned for the
presence of existing underground utilities by the A&E design contractor (or sub consultant). This information, in conjunction with file drawing research (review of
existing as -builts from prior projects) and field survey location of above ground visible
utilities, shall be used by the A&E to create a site plan showing all known utilities in the
affected area. Depths to utilities shall be estimated whenever possible. All costs
associated with the location of existing utilities shall be the responsibility of the A&E.
For information purposes only, known utility locator sub -consultants currently doing
work at Cherry Point include Pro-Mark and No-Cuts. Other firms may offer competitive
Construction scheduling, i.e., sequence of events and time of construction, is required
to be submitted for all projects. For projects which involve interruptions of existing
building operations or major utility usage, it is the A&E's responsibility to discuss the
required outages and interruptions with the appropriate PM and operations personnel, and
establish a construction schedule for these interruptions in the contract specifications.
Where these outages and inter ruptions adversely impact the project costs or time for
completion, notify the PM. A brief description of the restrictions and their basis may be
Occupational safety and health standards are appli cable to A&E contracts. The
Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Safety and Health Requirements Manual,
Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, and special requirements established
during fee negotiations shall form the basis of those r equirements. Our particular concern
is directed to individual safety during performance of contract requirements while on
Marine Corps property. The A&E of record (hereinafter referred to as the contractor) has
the primary responsibility of assuring the safety and health of the firm's personnel while
on Marine Corps property.
The safety plan submitted to the Government shall be for information purposes only.
The contractor shall contact the designated activity point -of-contact prior to each visit
to the site.
a. Procedures for Preparing Permit Application:
For projects that require construction and operating permit applications, a list of
those required permits shall be included in the contract's Appendix A. The designer is
responsible to have knowledge of the project's geographical location and the
environmental construction and operating permits required for the facility. The designer
is responsible to confirm any requirements for the project.
The A&E should not be contacting the regulator without guidance and approval
by the PM. The draft permit application for some permits can be submitted prior to the
35% submittal. The schedule in the Appendix A should identify the draft and final
permit applica tion dates. In multi -discipline projects, like BEQ, vehicle maintenance
shops, warehouse, etc. usually the regulated aspects of the design can be scheduled early
in the design so that permit applications can be made. This particularly applies to civil
site work, as the site work is generally complete prior to the architectural and electrical
drawings. The applications will be reviewed by the PM for accuracy and completeness.
If needed, the reviewed permits shall be returned for correction to the A&E alo ng with
the completed review package.
b. Procedures for Submitting and Obtaining Permit Approvals:
(1) The A&E Firm will submit the reviewed permit applications (with
corrections) by letter to the PM.
(2) The PM shall be responsible for reviewing a nd certifying that permit
applications are ready for signature by the applicant. The applicant's name for
construction permits shall be Commanding General, MCAS Cherry Point, NC. Agent or
point of contact with the regulatory agencies will be established by the Technical Code in
the letter submitting the permit application. When submitting the permit applications and
necessary liaison is required with the appropriate regulatory agency, CNO policy requires
permit applications be signed by an 0 -6 or above. The A&E may be directed to attend
any public hearings, which may be held, but only the appropriate PM shall be the official
Marine Corps representative. If public notice is required by a particular Government
agency (such as COE, VMRC, etc.), the PM is responsible for ensuring that
advertisement is made.
(3) Where possible, the intent is to have the approved permits available at the
same time the 100% design is submitted for review.
NOTE: Several types of permit applications require final design in formation and
approved permits may not be available at the pre -final design stage.
Upon award of the A/E's contract for engineering services, the A/E shall provide the
PM with a list of all personnel anticipated to need access t o MCAS Cherry Point and its
tenant commands. The list shall include the individual's name, social security number,
date of birth, place of birth, and place of citizenship. Any changes to the list during the
duration of the contract, shall be identified t o the PM at least two weeks prior to the
individual's scheduled visit.
Some A/E's may find it advantageous to photograph the existing conditions at project
sites for future reference to assist in their design efforts. This is usually p ermitted, but
only with proper clearance. All requests to photograph facilities at Cherry Point must be
made in writing to the PM at least two weeks prior to the anticipated visit.
Officer in Charge of NAVFAC C ontracts
Facilities, Building 163 Curtis Road
MCAS (ATTN: Appropriate Person or Code)
PSC Box 8006
Cherry Point, North Carolina 28533 -0006
Subj: CONTRACT N62470-_____________ , PROGRESS REPORT
PROJECT: _________________________________________
LOCATION: _______________________________________
CONTACTS: FAC ENG ______________ CUSTOMER __________________
1. The following represents the design progress of this project as of
, 20
2. Project milestones for the subject project are as follows:
Preliminary submittal due
(date) , 20 .
Prefinal submittal due
(date) , 20 .
Final submittal due
(date) , 20 .
3. The contracted scheduled percentage complete as of the date of this report i s ___%.
The actual percentage complete is ___%.
4. Our plan of action to correct the ___% slippage is as follows : (COMPLETE AS
5. The following outstanding actions/decisions should be resolved by
to maintain the cur rent schedule: (COMPLETE AS APPLICABLE)
(date) in order
6. Progress highlights since last report, including problems and resolutions:
7. Projected work for next month: : (COMPLETE AS APPLICABLE)
8. Projected percent complete during next m onth: ___%
I certify that this report is accurate and complete
as of this date ________ , 20__ .
This section discusses the design -related submittal of plans and specifications for
Submittal requirements will be covered in the Appendix A. At times circumstances
dictate that a formal 35% submittal be waived. When these circumstances exist, waiving
the 35% submittal is intended to save the time required for submittal preparation and
review and not too short-cut project development. When the formal submittal is waived,
the A&E shall at the 35% design stage cont act the activity, submit the design as
developed thus far, assure mutual understanding of scope and discuss functional and/or
operational requirements which impact the design and/or the construction. Concurrently,
the A&E shall coordinate with Cherry Poin t regarding project scope and development,
i.e., guide specifications, cost estimating, fire protection, etc.
A principal or authorized licensed/certified employee shall apply a stamp or computer
generated seal to final and com plete cover sheets of plans, drawings, plats, technical
reports and specifications. A stamp or computer generated seal shall also be applied to
each original sheet of plans, drawings or plats, prepared by the Registered Architect or
Professional Engineer or someone under their direct control and personal supervision.
a. All seal imprints on final documents shall bear an original signature and date.
b. Incomplete plans, documents and sketches, whether advance or preliminary
copies, shall be so identif ied and need not be sealed or signed.
c. All plans, drawings or plats prepared by the Registered Architect or
Professional Engineer shall bear the Registered Architect or Professional Engineer's
name or firm name, address, and project name.
d. The seal of each Registered Architect or Professional Engineer responsible for
each discipline shall be used.
e. Application of the seal and signature indicates acceptance of responsibility for
work shown thereon.
Each copy of individ ual elements shall be separately bound and shall bear the A&E's
name, the project construction contract number, and date of submittal. Do not use A&E
contract number on any drawings or specifications. Incomplete submittals will NOT be
3.3.1 35% SUBMITTAL
This submittal allows Cherry Point to review and concur with the A&E's
interpretation of the functional and organizational requirements of the project. This
submittal is intended to clarify and establish specific requirements for the project.
Elements will include: For projects in AutoCAD, Versions 2000/2002 shall be used
and all computer aided drafting (CAD) compact discs (CDs) (with individual CAD
drawing files BOUND prior to writing to CD) shall be forwarded to the PM at the 35%
submittal .
(1) Drawings with a minimum of the following:
(a) Civil site and utility plan.
(b) Architectural floor plans, including room names and dimensions;
furniture footprint plan reflecting and including an updated collateral equipment list
coordinated with the activity; finish schedule, roof plan, elevations, and typical wall
(c) Structural to include foundation plan, floor framing and roof framing
(d) Mechanical site plan, plumbing floor plan showing fixtures and
equipment location, HVAC floor plan showi ng equipment locations, one or two line duct
layout, preliminary piping runs, mechanical room plans showing major equipment and
maintenance access space and legends.
(e) Electrical site plan, lighting floor plan and fixture schedule, power
floor plan, specia l systems (telecommunications, FA, CATV, CCTV, intercom, etc.) floor
plan(s), one-line diagrams and/or power riser diagrams and legends.
NOTE: Electrical floor plans should indicate proposed number and location
of fixtures, outlets, devices, etc., but should not indicate any conduit or cable runs.
Electrical floor plans should also indicate proposed location and space required for
electrical equipment such as transformers, switchboards, panel boards,
telecommunication equipment, etc.
(2) Basis of Design - See Section 4.
(3) Preliminary Color Design - See Section 4.3.
(4) Outline Specification - See Section 6.
(5) Cost Estimate - See Section 7. For bid items, if estimated construction cost
exceeds the established budget, identify potential additive bid items per Section 6.12.
(6) Geo-technical reports and foundation studies.
(7) Proposed construction schedule and schedule of major utility outages. See
Section 2.9.
(8) Calculations - Include to the extent required by the Basis of Desi gn. See
Section 4.
(9) Energy Conservation Documents (Analyses). See Section 4.6.4.
(10) Dust and Erosion Control Plan. See Section 4.5.8.
(11) Storm water Management Plan. See Section 4.5.13.
NOTE: The basis of design and outline specifica tion should be combined into a
single bound document. Other elements must be separate.
Distribution and number of copies is Activity/project specific and will be provided by
the PM in the contract's Appendix A.
A technical r eview is required to ensure compliance with Navy, DOD and Non -DOD
requirements, construction adequacy, and a functional check. The A&E should submit
plans and specifications in final form from his viewpoint, thus preventing time consuming reviews of incom plete plans and specifications.
Each 35% or previous review comment sent to the A&E shall be returned with
each comment addressed. If the comment was incorporated into the design, a response
shall so indicate. If the comment was not incorporated, an e xplanation shall be provided
for not doing so.
(1) Plans - coordinated, checked, and complete from the A&E viewpoint (except
for NAVFAC drawing numbers).
(2) Mechanical Drawings - Area for tube, coil, filter, etc., removal must be shown
dotted and labeled. Piping and equipment isometrics should be included for all but the
simplest systems. If space is limited, show dotted in major equipment from other trades;
air compressor, domestic hot water heater, electrical panels, etc. Consider use of 3-D
isometric layout for spaces that are crowded. Prior to final submittal an overlay should
be made of plumbing, mechanical, electrical and communication equipment in the space
to verify required clearances and access space. The sequence of operation, control
diagrams, and point schedules for the temperature control system should be shown on the
(3) Color Design (if applicable):
(a) Finish schedule with color code columns completed with the appropriate
color codes.
(b) Where other than usual painting or wall covering schemes or ceramic wall
tile, graphics, built -in equipment or window treatments are used, labeled floor plans,
elevations and sketches using the color codes as necessary should be drawn.
(c) A color legend along with color notes should be completed referencing and
specifying all finishes used in the finish schedule.
(d) A color board identifying all finish colors listed in the finish schedule,
labeled with appropriate color codes. The board should be a reas onable, transferable size
(maximum size 20" X 30").
(e) Check with activity to ensure that collateral equipment list is accurate. If
necessary, revise the collateral equipment list and furniture footprint.
(4) Specification - photographic copies of fully edited guide specifications
supplemented as required are acceptable. Specifications must be thoroughly edited for
coordination with the drawings. See Section 6.
(5) Cost Estimate - See Section 7.
(a) Computerized Estimate (MEANS, MCASES, etc):
1. Computer run estimate
2. Marked 35% estimate
3. Vendor/manufacturer quotes
(b) Manual Estimates:
1. Backup estimate with summary sheets
2. Marked 35% estimate
3. Vendor/manufacturer quotes
(c) Bid Items - if estimated construction cost exceeds construction funds
available, identify in conjunction with the activity additive bid items and respective
values with detailed back -up estimates required to produce a base bid within available
construction funds. See Section 6.13 for additional information.
(6) Draft Environmental Construction and/or Operating Permit(s).
(7) Calculations - engineering calculations shall be neat, legible, logically
ordered, bound and indexed. Design data shall be clearly stated. Formulas and reference
sources shall be cited. Designers and checkers shall initial and date each computation
sheet. Upon request A&E firms using computerized design procedures must submit, in
conjunction with calculations:
(a) A description of the type(s) and configuration(s) used.
(b) Copies of all pertinent input and output data.
(c) Documentation of each program may be requested, including a written
summary of the program intent and function, assumptions, formulas, numerical metho ds
used, nomenclature, limitations of the program, and references used in developing the
program. In the event "non -proven" programs are used, a computer run by the A&E, for
check problems may be required (by the reviewer) for verification, which will be at no
expense to the Government.
(d) See Submittal Flow process in Energy Conservation (Section 4.6.4.).
(8) Dust and Erosion Control Plan (See Section 4.5.8).
(9) Storm water Management Plan (See Section 4.5.13).
(10) Manufacturer's catalog data of major equipment that was used as basis of
design. Data shall include dimensions, weights, and specified ratings. Examples of
major equipment requiring catalog data are:
(a) Switchgear/substations
(b) M-G sets
(c) Eng-Gen sets
(d) IDS
(e) Frequency converters
(f) Filters
(g) Heat rejection equipment
(h) HVAC
(i) Pumps, fans and air compressors
(j) Domestic hot water heaters
(k) Other special equipment
(11) All marked materials returned to the A&E with p revious submittal (i.e.,
plans, specifications, cost estimate, Basis of Design, Calculations, reports, etc.).
Distribution of plans, specifications and cost estimates are project specific and are
provided by the PM in the contract's Appendix A.
a. The purpose of the final submittal is to finalize design phase and prepare
documents for construction contract advertisement. Each pre -final comment sent to the
A&E shall be returned with each comment addressed. If the co mment was incorporated
into the design, a response shall so indicate. If the comment was not incorporated, an
explanation shall be provided for not doing so.
b. Elements include appropriate signatures and final tracings. All documents shall
have the seal of the A&E responsible for the work as required by Section 3.2. A firm or
partnership stamp is not acceptable. Where the firm's state of residency does not provide
for professional sealing, compliance with the state's normal requirements will suffic e.
c. Final tracings, masters and any other data developed by the A&E shall become the
property of the Government unless stated otherwise in the contract.
d. Drawings on CD-R in individual AutoCAD .DWG files PLUS one hard copy of
1/2 size and one hard copy of full-size drawings. On a project specific basis, PM may
have the A&E provide .PDF files in addition to .DWG files. Individual CAD drawing
files will be BOUND prior to writing to CD. Prior to submission, scan all computer disks
for viruses using a commercial anti -virus scanning program. All discs shall be labeled as
described in paragraph 5.11.
e. Final Spec on CD -R in SPECSINTACT format.
f. Included on this CD with Spec will be the Cost Estimate, Calculations, Field Notes,
Reports & Studies, Environmental Construction and/or Operating Permit(s), if applicable,
Spec Title Page signed by the A/E , and any reports or attachments that need to be
included in the contract, ALL in individual .PDF files .
CD shall be left open by the A/E so that information can be added to or corrected, if
Cost estimates in Adobe Acrobat .PDF format on SPECS CD-R include:
(1) Computerized estimate, which includes a computer run estimate, marked pre final estimate, and vendor/manufacturer quotes (i. e. MEANS, MCASES, etc).
(2) Manual estimates (if applicable) that include a backup estimate with
summary sheet(s), marked pre -final estimate, and vendor/manufacturer quotes.
(3) Proposed bid items with detailed backup estimate (if estimated construct ion
cost exceeds construction funds available).
NOTE: All computations, studies, and significant material shall be produced in bound
book form in Adobe Acrobat .PDF format on SPECS CD.
g. Interior Color Design (if applicable), which may include:
(1) One color board (maximum size 23” X 30”) displaying all materials labeled
with color codes.
(2) Two (2) 8-1/2" X 11" binders containing all coded materials.
(3) Furniture footprint reflecting final collateral equipment list and the color
study when one has been required.
(4) Finalized finish schedule, color legend and color notes.
h. All marked materials returned with previous submittal.
i. A/E Quality Control Check prints.
j. Special Scheduling Paragraphs.
k. Your firm will be expe cted to perform a quality control review. This review will
evaluate both the technical accuracy and discipline coordination. Your Final Submittal
shall include a single set of final prints and specifications highlighted to indicate the
review was performed. In addition it will indicate that corrections were made and a
signature in the Quality Review Signature Block (see below) on the original in the
Quality Control line of the title block on the cover sheet of D size drawings, indicating a
quality review was performed. Such items as section, detail, and note references to other
sheets, major dimensions, and equipment locations shall be marked. Verify that all
equipment is correctly identified the same way on all sheets and in the specifications.
Ensure that all work as indicated on the drawings is fully and consistently specified.
Quality Review Signature Block
Distribution is as specified in the contract's Appendix A.
The basis of design should be a bound presentation of facts sufficiently complete per
the following suggested format to expedite Cherry Point's review of the preliminary
submittal. Detailed design computations, sizing of members or conductors, details of
connections, etc., are not necessary with the basis of design, but general computations
supporting system selection are required.
The Criteria Manual is MIL-HDBK-1190 (latest edition), Facility Planning and
Design Guide.
The following guidance is written around new building type construction. Where a
project consists primarily of mechanical, electrical, structu ral, or another discipline, the
basis of design shall provide more detailed information for the major discipline.
a. Statement of the type of construction adopted with reference to the occupancy,
anticipated tenure of usage, degree of fire resistance, and maximum allowable floor areas
and number of stories allowed by the Uniform Building Code.
b. Statement as to the type of thermal insulation to be provided, when required, and
the value of the U factors for the various portions of the structure, i.e., roof, walls, floor,
etc. Also provide description of all architectural energy conserving features to be
incorporated, including any passive solar systems. Refer to the Energy Conservation
Section for additional information. Refer to AS HRAE Standard 90.1 - 1989, Section 8.5
(latest edition) for determining U factors instead of previous DOD criteria.
c. Provide a one page narrative description of the preliminary color design concept
addressing Architectural finishes and colors. Describ e materials for all major items of
construction and all interior and exterior finishes. The description of finishes (colors,
textures, and patterns) shall be accomplished by the use of a finish schedule, color legend
and notes. The finish schedule on the drawings shall identify interior building material
finishes (A&E may choose room -by-room name or number format). For the completed
project all reference to building colors shall be on the drawings in the color legend that is
referenced to the finish sche dule. Any finishes not referenced in the color code columns
of the finish schedule should be in either the comment section or color notes. Provide a
generic color board referencing the narrative.
d. A description of items not considered to be a permane nt part of the structure, such
as workbenches, shelving, bins and removable partitions.
e. Analyze the design for compliance with latest edition of DM -01.03, Architectural
Acoustics, and DM3.10, Noise and Vibration Control. Include a statement as to gen eral
adherence to the criteria. When required, list areas of high noise and vibration and
acoustic design principles applied.
f. Facilities required to be accessible to physically handicapped persons shall be
designed and constructed or retrofitted per the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards
(UFAS), Federal Register, (49 FR 31528 latest edition) (reference (5e)). Requirements
for new construction, additions, and alterations vary and are specified in the standards. In
general, all facilities worldwi de which are open to the public, or to limited segments of
the public, or which may be visited by the public in the conduct of normal business, shall
be designed and constructed to be accessible to physically handicapped persons. This
includes facilities constructed with non-appropriated funds, privately financed facilities
on military installations, and contractor -owned facilities where the Department of
Defense is funding all or any part of the construction. In fact, every facility should be
designed to assure access to physically handicapped persons unless its intended use is
specifically restricted to able -bodied military personnel. Able -bodied military personnel
are defined as those military personnel considered to be physically fit for duty. At lea st
five percent of family housing units at an installation and not less than one unit shall be
g. Computation of gross floor area should be done per MIL-HDBK-1190 (latest
edition), and should be indicated on the drawings.
h. Analysis of Lif e Safety Code (NFPA 101) requirements for all occupancies
involved. Determine occupancy classifications, calculated occupant load, number and
size of exits and other requirements. Describe unusual or critical code requirements and
indicate how such requi rements will be met.
i. Describe special construction features incorporated into the facility such as barred
windows, special wall/roof construction, raised computer flooring, RF Shielding, HEMP
protection, etc.
j. The architect shall identify to the s tructural designer all partitions, i.e., non -load
bearing walls (full height and less than full height), so that required strengthening can be
determined. These considerations shall include seismic, wind and other dynamic loads
applied to these walls. Th e partitions may be wood or steel stud framed, or CMU.
Appropriate control joints shall also be considered.
a. Description of foundation conditions, type of foundation to be used, method by
which the allowable bearing values is to be det ermined, and maximum allowable bearing
capacity for the foundations. Geo-technical information including field boring notes and
report of recommendations shall be submitted.
b. Statement of the type of construction adopted, and reason therefor, with capacity,
dimensions, or other size criteria, and list of material selected with design strengths.
c. Special features to be included in the structure, which are not evident from the
d. Description of the structural floor and roof systems proposed, with length, spacing
and size of principal members (for beam and girder, etc.).
e. Description of the Lateral Force Resisting System proposed with appropriate
materials and dimensions.
f. Statement of live loading to be used, to include floor loads , wind, snow, earthquake,
etc., with data to justify.
g. Statement of any special considerations that affect the design (e.g., super flat floors
for high stacking warehouses, special corrosion resistance requirements, retractable roofs,
h. Contact the cognizant PM for extent of crane design required. Include special
considerations as to crane and monorail requirements; i.e., special architectural -structural
considerations, area of service, and type of system.
i. The usual accepted means of str uctural system selection is economy. Demonstrate
this with computations of various appropriate framing systems and cost comparisons of
each, including:
(1) Typical bay member sizing and cost comparisons of alternate structural
(2) Horizontal force resisting system for wind and earthquake;
(3) Consideration of unusual geometry (long span, high bay, deep cuts, etc.);
(4) Consideration of heavy equipment supports.
a. Provide site plan showing layout and utili ty connections. It is Cherry Point's policy
that site plans shall be drawn to a scale of 1" = 25' whenever feasible, allowing for ease
of conversion to the metric system and aid in the eventual compilation and updating of
utility and planning maps.
b. Describe and quantify the dredging requirement, proposed disposal plan, status of
the dredging permit, and status of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Identify
dredge depth and quality control procedure requirements.
a. Identify with a narrative description the pollution that will be generated on -site
during construction and a proposed method that can be specified to control the pollution.
A detailed description of construction pollution con trol shall be outlined in the basis of
design for air pollution, pollution to ground and surface waters and the central prohibited
discharges to on-site sewage systems. Provide as appropriate the elements proposed for
final design needed for a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan.
b. Environmental Operating Permits - Identify by a narrative description each of the
permits needed to operate the proposed design. Identify assumptions and limitations that
are proposed as a basis for design. Address discha rge limitations of air and water
pollution with regard to MIL-HDBKs and regulatory requirements. The above
requirement is particularly related to designs for incinerators, sewage plants, water plants,
industrial process facilities, power and heat generato r facilities, and solid waste handling
c. Design of Oil Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) systems shall
be per Federal Register, Title 40, Part 112 titled Oil Pollution Prevention. The Civil
Engineering Branch will provide detailed criteria for incorporation of SPCC design into
basis of design.
a. The A&E shall investigate for the presence of asbestos, lead or hazardous materials
that will be disturbed in any way b y the proposed work. This investigation shall be
preformed by a North Carolina Accredited Asbestos Inspector and shall identify any
suspected material that appears to be involved in the proposed work. The A&E shall
determine the scope of the investigatio n, using information in the guide specifications
NFGS-13281 and 13283 as guidance, and enlisting the advice of consultants. The project
architect should develop scope for miscellaneous building materials, the mechanical
engineer for HVAC and process systems, and the electrical engineer for power manholes
and other wiring systems. It is important to realize that debris from one discipline's work
can adversely effect the work of others. A certified testing laboratory shall be used to
sample and test the su spected asbestos, lead based paint or hazardous materials.
However, the Asbestos Inspector and the A&E shall review the work of the laboratory
and require additional tests that may be required to fully determine the extent of the
asbestos, lead based paint or hazardous materials. Change orders for additional testing
are appropriate. Provide a signed report certifying the investigation. The report shall be
certified by the Asbestos Inspector and shall include the Inspector's certification number.
Distribution and number of copies of this report will be provided by the PM in the
A&E's contract Appendix A. If asbestos, lead based paint or hazardous materials are
found, the A&E shall indicate the extent of asbestos, lead based paint or hazardous
material removal in the project documents and specify removal procedures per applicable
regulations and in sufficient detail for the contractor to submit an accurate bid. (Note Pipe insulation shall be indicated by major systems on as -built type drawings, etc.). If
testing is performed and the material does not contain asbestos or lead based paint, add a
note on the drawings to the effect.
b. For asbestos removal, several different cleanup scenarios are presented:
(1) Complete Cleanup: A project is scoped for removal of all asbestos bearing
materials within a crawl space. In this case, the A&E shall be requested to take asbestos
insulation samples (pipe coverings), soil surface contamination samples (debris), and soil
contamination samples. The results from testing the soil and soil surface contamination
samples will be used to determine the scope of cleanup operations. One alternative to
consider when soil contamination occurs would be to determine if the debris trail follows
a geometric pattern; i.e., onl y under the pipe runs. If this is true, it might be more
economical to treat those areas, only, by removal. However, the requirement for soil
removal should be backed by laboratory tests and proper interpretation of the law as it
pertains. If soil surfa ce contamination exists, removal of the debris, only, may be
adequate if subsequent air and soil samples indicate an acceptable environment. If
contamination is not found, the following statement shall be placed on the drawings
beside the crawl space: "Soil (debris) has been tested and found to be asbestos free."
When soil samples show contamination, the statement, "Soil (debris) is contaminated
with asbestos" shall be used. Similar situations occur in other areas of a building, such as
mechanical rooms , attics and high truss areas, and spaces between floors. In attics, the
ceiling and/or the insulation above it would be treated like the soil previously mentioned.
The appropriate statement would then have the format: "The ____________ area is
contamin ated with asbestos (debris)."
(2) Partial Cleanup: A project where insulation has been tested as required and
some asbestos has been found, and only the pipes/materials being worked on will be
reinsulated or removed and replaced. This could happen in a crawl space, attic,
mechanical equipment room, high truss area above ceilings, pipe chases and other areas.
In these cases, the following note shall be placed on the plumbing or mechanical
drawings, as well as drawings of other disciplines, which will be performing work in
area: "Asbestos is present in the ______________ area. Protect all personnel within this
asbestos area during the entire construction period by complying with 29 CFR 1926.58."
Also when appropriate, along with the 35% submittal, addr ess a letter to the Station with
the following comments: "Asbestos laden pipe insulation was found during sampling on
the following lines and it is likely that asbestos insulation exists beyond the limits of this
project." Then list the pipelines involve d. A similar scenario would be appropriate for
new electrical work in existing manholes. Cables that are not to be worked on need not
be cleaned. However, the contractor must be warned about the potentially hazardous
(3) No Cleanup: A project where the building is older than 1975 and no work is to
be done on existing piping or asbestos suspected materials (i.e., apparently no testing
required). However, the A&E should consider that, when running new piping or conduit
in an older building , the existing finish materials that require drilling and cutting to allow
the work to pass, or the spaces, especially attics and crawl spaces, through which the
work must pass may be asbestos contaminated. Testing should be done and the existing
asbestos identified. In this scenario, the same note shall be applied to the drawings as if it
was a Partial Cleanup: "Asbestos is present in the _______________ area. Protect all
personnel within this asbestos area by complying with 29 CFR 1926.58."
(4) Total Demolition: A project where a building or facility is to be demolished
and the site readied to receive a new building or facility. Each possible building material
that historically could have been an asbestos based material should be tested. Instances
of asbestos contamination should be clearly indicated, by specific building system, with
special care taken to include any secondary contamination that might have occurred due
to debris from that system. If a specific system indicates a tendency toward a sbestos
contamination, then the entire system should be so treated. Also, in facilities scheduled
for demolition, investigation should be made to find sources of hidden asbestos.
c. If the A&E decides to obtain the services of an outside testing organiz ation to assist
in defining the asbestos related work, the emphasis should be on an organization that can
provide in-house engineering. They should be capable of using engineering judgment
and experience to search out suspected sources of asbestos, with the initiative to suggest
further testing when required, and the knowledge and experience with the EPA directives
to interpret them and suggest the most financially efficient cleanup methods. They
should also be capable of producing detailed engineering dr awings delineating the extent
of the asbestos removal effort required, in a biddable format, and professionally seal
these drawings themselves.
a. Describe the existing system, indicating particularly the type, capacity, condition,
present water use, and unsatisfactory elements.
b. State type of construction proposed, materials for water mains, type of well, etc.
c. For exterior distribution systems, state design parameters including domestic and
fire flow, residual pressure, eleva tion differentials, etc. Include designer's initial estimate
of pipe sizes. For projects geographically located within the Continental United States
coordination with the appropriate State Regulatory Agency is required.
d. State tentative sizes, elevations, capacity, etc., as can readily be determined
without long computations or design consideration for reservoirs, treatment units,
pumping stations, well pumps, and such units.
a. Describe the existing system ind icating particularly the type, capacity, condition,
present flow, and unsatisfactory elements. Address the adequacy of the down stream
sewers for capacity and of the pumping station to prevent overflows including alarms,
power, and assumed response time b y the base operations staff.
b. Describe the degree of treatment and each of the unit processes proposed. Address
the operational requirement related to the selected type of treatment.
c. State design factors with present and projected design populati on loads for sewage
treatment plants. For projects geographically located within the Continental United
States, coordinate with the PM for special meetings and submissions to the State
Regulatory Agencies.
d. State materials to be used for sewer systems and sewage treatment plants.
e. Identify standards (Federal, State, local) governing the design.
f. Describe the impact of steam condensation and cooling water discharges on
existing sewer piping and sewage treatment plants and the estimated cost of d istribution
and treatment of this additional loading. Analyze the discharge alternatives for industrial
wastewater related to a direct discharge, no discharge or a discharge to the sanitary.
Provide a cost based solution considering applicable environmen tal regulations.
a. State general soil conditions, with a brief outline of soil exploration and testing
b. Describe the type and volume of traffic, controlling wheel loads and types or
classes of roads under consideration with justification for any deviation from criteria
thicknesses for these classes.
c. Evaluate existing pavement conditions for reuse. Indicate residual structural
valves for each differing pavement.
d. Note condition of adjacent drainage features.
a. The relative economies of rigid and flexible paving are constantly changing with
the improvement of design features and construction techniques and with the
development of new products. These factors are of significant importance in both new
pavement construction and in the rehabilitation of existing pavements. All projects
require careful study and evaluation of the in -place materials and the proposed
construction materials. For these reasons, Cherry Poi nt will review carefully the
proposed design cross sections on all major airfield paving projects.
b. State general soil conditions with a brief outline of soil exploration and testing
c. Identify design wheel loading, type of aircraft, any abnormal operating conditions.
d. Identify type of pavement; bituminous, concrete, reinforced, etc.
e. Note deviations from Naval Air Systems Command planning standards with
reasons therefor.
f. Describe method of handling storm drainage.
g. State type of lighting to be provided. Evaluate adequacy of existing runway and
taxiway regulator capacities.
a. Dust and erosion control, where deemed necessary, will be considered an integral
part of all design and construct ion projects. Such controls will be generally limited to
areas actually scarred or denuded in the process of constructing a project. Dust and
erosion control will not be confused with landscaping. The 35% submittal will contain
the necessary design data , outline specifications, and costs for dust and erosion control
measures where applicable. The Basis of Design will include a statement regarding the
type of treatment selected, affecting areas, and reasons for selection of type and
determination of area s.
b. Erosion Control Plan for projects in North Carolina - An Erosion Control Plan
(ECP) must be filed with the Department of Environmental Management (DEM), Land
Quality Section, Wilmington or Washington, North Carolina for projects, which disturb
more than one acre of land. The ECP should be filed with the State at the Pre -final
design stage. The A&E shall forward the ECP application along with the appropriate
application fee to the PM for final review, signature and submission to the State. Permit
fees shall be included in the A&E's contract Appendix A. The A&E of record is
responsible for coordinating with DEM and obtaining written approval for the ECP.
Cathodic Protection (CP) is required for all underground or submerged structures on
which corrosion may have severe environmental or structural effects or significant
economic impact.
a. Types of structures for which the installation of CP and protective coatings is
required by Federal Regulations include, but may not be limited to:
(1) Underground Fuel Storage Tanks (40 CFR 280 and 281)
(2) Fuel and POL Pipelines (49 CFR 195)
(3) Natural Gas Pipelines (49 CFR 192)
(4) Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities (49 CFR 193)
b. In addition to the structures above, CP and protective coatings must be provided
per NAVFACENGCOM policy for the following types of buried/submerged metallic
structures regardless of soil or water corrosiveness:
(1) Underground oxygen piping
(2) The waterside of new steel sheet-pile bulkheads
(3) New steel pile pier supports and steel fender piles
(4) Steel water storage tanks (elevated or reservoirs)
(5) Underground structures storing hazardous products
(6) Steel utility piping in soils having resistance b elow 100,000 ohm-cm
(7) The exterior bottom of aboveground POL tanks
(8) Hydraulic piston cylinders for elevators and lifts (standard CP design)
c. The requirement for CP, protective coatings and joint bonding on the following
types of structures must be determined by economic analysis and the recommendations of
a qualified corrosion engineer based on soil resistance or corrosiveness if submerged:
(1) Ferrous metal gravity sewer lines (any soil resistance)
(2) Existing steel waterfront structures
(3) Buried ductile/cast iron pipe (soil resistance above 10,000 ohm -cm: joint
bonds only)
(4) Concrete encased rebar in piles for piers, seawalls and quay walls.
(5) Steel sheet-piles (landslide)
(6) Underground compressed gas distribution systems (except oxygen)
(7) Water distribution systems
(8) Concentric neutral cable
(9) Heating (steam) distribution systems – Cherry Point uses primarily an
Impressed Current System.
(10) Other buried/submerged metallic structures not covered above
d. CP surveys and designs must be performed by a registered corrosion engineer or
National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) certified corrosion or CP specialist
with at least five years experience in the type of CP system being designed. The
consultant's qualifications shall be verified.
e. Designs for CP must comply with the following:
(1) MIL-HDBK 1004/10, Electrical Engineering, Cathodic Protection
(2) CP systems must be designed to provide protective potentials that meet the
requirements of applicable NACE recommended practices (i.e., RP01 -69, RP02-85,
RP03-88, etc.)
(3) All CP designs must be based on specific field tests made at the proposed
construction site. Tests would include soil resistance (Wenner Four Pin method), w ater
corrosiveness (pH), structure-to-electrolyte (S/E), and potential measurements (on
existing structures or test specimens). Results of field -testing will be provided with
design submission.
(4) Designs must include test stations, electrolyte access points and/or reference
electrodes required for routine operation, maintenance and potential surveying of the CP
(5) Specifications will provide procedures for recommended acceptance testing
including static (native) potentials, initial and fi nal system potentials, and interference
(6) Air Force designs will also comply with the current Air Force CP Engineering
Technical Letter (ETL).
4.5.10 FENCING. State type, height, and justification for fencing.
a. State general soil conditions, outline the soil exploration and testing performed or
to be performed, and such results thereof as may be available.
b. State type of service for which railroad track will be provided, anticipated volume
and type of traffic, the rul ing grade, and the maximum curvature.
c. Describe proposed type, source and thickness of ballast, weight of rail and source,
treatment, and dimensions of ties proposed.
a. State the type of classified material to be stored and describe the specific
construction standards required by OPNAVINST 5510.1_ (latest edition), Department of
the Navy Information and Personnel Security Program Regulation.
b. State the category of Arms, Ammunition and Explosives (A&E) to be stored and
describe the level of protection required by OPNAVINST 5530.13_ (latest edition),
Physical Security Instruction for Sensitive Conventional A&E.
c. Based on consultation with the activity's Security Officer and OPNAVINST
5530.14_ (latest edition), Navy Phys ical Security and Loss Prevention Manual, state what
areas will be designated as restricted areas. Describe the provisions incorporated in the
design to ensure the proper level of control in these areas.
State what management plans are required. For projects in North Carolina, a Storm
Water Management Plan (SMP) must be filed with the Department of Environmental
Management (DEM), Water Quality Section, Wilmington or Washington, North Carolina
for projects that disturb more than one acre of land. An outline of the proposed SMP will
be included in the 35% submittal and should be filed with the State at the Pre -final design
stage. The A&E shall forward the SMP application along with the appropriate
application fee to the PM for final review, signature and submission to the State. Permit
fees shall be included in the A&E's contract Appendix A. The A&E of record is
responsible for coordinating with DEM and obtaining written approval for the SMP.
As an objective, mechanical systems should be simple and reliable while providing a
comfortable environment for building occupants with minimum consumption of energy.
The Navy does not have building operators, the mechanical systems sh ould be selfsufficient. Maintenance costs must reflect the complexity of the system. If the present
values of alternative systems are close, select the simpler system. Adequate space must
be allocated for proper access and maintenance of equipment. Me chanical room plan and
sections must be large enough to show access areas and resolution of interferences.
All mechanical designs shall be developed in conjunction with Attachment B
Cherry Point Mechanical Standards.
a. Determination of number of each type of fixture based upon the number of persons
to be served.
b. Estimated number of fixture units and water demand in GPM for all plumbing
c. Estimated maximum and minimum water pressure at each building and indicate if
booster pumping will be required.
d. Type, size, and design temperature of domestic water heater and distribution
system. Also, a statement as to whether heat recovery is contemplated for domestic water
e. Design temperature of domestic hot water distribution system and extent of re circulation system within building.
f. Provide a description of any special mechanical systems such as compressed air,
hydraulic, nitrogen, etc., including an explanation of the medium source.
4.6.3 HEATING, VENTILATION, AND COOLING (See Chapter 8 and Chapter 10 of
MIL-HDBK-1190 and DM 3.03)
a. General
(1) Calculations - Use of professionally recognized, nationally used computerized
load calculations is encouraged. See pre -final submittal requirements.
NOTE: Copies of input and output data are required. Computer disks may also
be requested.
(2) Outside Design Conditions - The following outside design temperatures shall
be utilized in the design of all new and rehabilitation type construction, excep t for critical
areas where specialized technical requirements demand exact humidity or temperature
control. For these areas, use 1% dry bulb temperature and 1% mean coincident wet bulb
temperature for summer and 99% dry bulb for winter as listed in NAVFAC P-89.
Air Condi tioning
Design Data
(2 1/2%)
D. Bulb
(97 1/2%)
Cape Hatteras
Cherry Point
Camp Lejeune
Air Condi tioning
Criteria Data
D. Bulb W. Bulb Energy
93F 80F 73F 67F Budget
(HOURS) (HOURS) Region
0 832 1521 2771
23 1055 1342 2760
30 1020 1481 2870
** MCWB - Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp @ 2 1/2% DBT
(3) The sequence of operation for the automatic temperature control system
should be shown on the drawings.
b. Heating
(1) Comfort Heating - The heating inside design temperature for personnel
comfort should be 68oF [20oC] for administrative and living areas, 55 oF [12.8oC] for
working areas, and 40 oF [4.4oC] for storage areas for the prevention of freezing.
(2) Describe the source of thermal energy that will be used, such as extens ion of
central high -pressure steam with meter, hot water with meter, or independent heating
facility with the type of fuel to be utilized. Also explain why this source was selected in
lieu of other available sources. Where there is a possibility of more than one type being
economical or where it is large enough to qualify under Energy Conservation, a
computerized analysis shall be included to justify the selection. Resistance electricity is
not allowed for space comfort heating except in unusual situatio ns. Contact Cherry
Point's Mechanical Engineering Branch, telephone 252 -466-4706, for guidance
concerning allowable fuel sources.
(3) Briefly describe and/or show on the drawings the type and routing of the
system proposed to convey the heat source, if applicable; for example, 100 psig low
level, aboveground steam and condensation lines on concrete support, interconnecting to
the existing system at manhole no. 150 and traveling due north into the mechanical
equipment room. State if condensate return sy stem is to be utilized. If condensate is to
be wasted, heat reclaim should be considered. Wasted condensate should go to the
sanitary sewer system. If wasted to sanitary sewer within 100 feet of lift station,
condensate should be cooled to 110oF otherwise use cooling well for one hour of
retention (unless specifically instructed otherwise). Indicate the maximum hourly
production of condensate so Cherry Point may make a study of the storm or sanitary
system adequacy and determine if there are any permit requirements. Include this in the
civil basis of design section.
(4) Provide a complete description and schematics of the heating system proposed
including an explanation of why this system is preferred over others. Also indicate
locations of major components of the system. For larger systems that qualify under
energy conservation, a computerized comparison between at least two systems is
c. Ventilation (ASHRAE Ventilation Standard 62 (latest edition)).
(1) State whether a gravity or mechanical system is to be used and provide a brief
description of the type proposed.
(2) Indicate the number of outside air changes per hour in various areas, the type
of filtration, if applicable, and whether OSHA requirements are applicable.
(3) State if smoke removal systems are to be employed per MIL-HDBK-1008
(latest edition).
(4) Describe the operation of the system in summer and winter modes.
d. Cooling
(1) Comfort Cooling - The air-conditioned inside design temperature for
personnel comfort should be 15 oF [9.4oC] less than the 2 -1/2% outside dry bulb weather
condition, but should not exceed 78 oF [25.6oC] dry bulb or be less than 75 oF [23.9oC]
dry bulb. The design relative humidity should be 50% minimum or the design
temperature equal to the outside air dew point design temperature, whichever is less.
(2) Psychometric calculations shall be illustrated on psychometric charts and
submitted with pre-final.
(3) Humid Area criteria is provided in MIL -HDBK-1190. For areas, which thi s
applies, see Table T -1 included at the end of this section.
(4) Provide a complete description and schematics of the cooling system proposed
including an explanation of why this system is preferred over others. Also indicate
locations of major components of the system. For larger systems, which qualify under
energy conservation, a computerized comparison between at least two systems is
(5) Provide a statement of areas to be cooled for determining whether air
conditioning is authorized pe r MIL-HDBK-1190.
(6) Identify special humidification or dehumidification requirements, as well as
special filtration requirements.
e. Combination Systems - For systems in which the heating, ventilating and/or
cooling are combined, repetition may be el iminated by consolidating the information.
f. Briefly describe the HVAC Control System type and functions.
multidiscipline approach to the project, which recognize s and prioritizes the major load
components of the building and focuses efforts on these to meet design energy targets.
a. The Energy Analysis Form (Form E -1) at the end of this section must be
submitted to this Command, attention the PM, by the A&E prior to the 35% basis
of design
The number and type of alternatives to be analyzed will be based on project
information provided in the scope of work. Form E -1 shall indicate the proposed
alternatives and zones and include the best available floor plan. This Command will
review the recommendations and return the form to the A&E: Approved, approved as
noted, or disapproved. The remaining analysis does not require approval prior to run but
must contain logic for selection.
Selection of energy analysis alterna tives on Form E-1 should concentrate on other
(architectural, electrical) aspects of the project when the type of building, such as a BOQ,
an airfield hangar, etc., has been previously studied or a particular mechanical system is
considered most desirable. Contact the Mechanical Engineering Branch prior to
submitting Form E -1 if this applies or if you have any questions.
b. After receiving the approved forms, the A&E shall perform a computerized energy
analysis and a life cycle cost analysis for any new building or major renovation project
that is only heated and exceeds 20,000 ft2 [1,858m2], or is heated and air -conditioned
and exceeds 8,000 ft2 [743m2]. The computer program shall be a professionally
recognized and proven program, which makes hourly cal culations as a basis. Programs
available are Carrier EC 20 -II HAP, DOE 2.1, and Trane Trace-Ultra. If other programs
are to be considered, documentation showing Federal and State approval should be
forwarded for approval prior to sending in the energy an alysis with the 35% submittal.
Facilities with less than the square footage can use either manual or computerized
methods to meet the energy analysis requirement. A copy of Instructions for Preparation
of Economic Analysis is available from the PM as a guide in proper economic analysis
c. Within the limits of functionality and life cycle cost effectiveness, all facilities shall
be designed to meet the design energy target shown in Table 8 -1 of MIL-HDBK-1190.
To establish the domestic hot water load portion of the design energy target use average
day values from table one, chapter 54 of the 1987 ASHRAE, HVAC Systems and
Applications. Use ASHRAE standard 90.1 -1989-Section 8.5 to determine U factors
instead of previous DOD criteria. See Form T -2 for guidelines in using the building
design energy target. Justification/rationale is required should the annual energy
consumption estimate exceed the design energy budget target. ENERGY CONSERVATION SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS
a. Energy Analysis. Fo rm E-1.
b. 35% Submittal. Energy Analysis and Life Cycle Cost Analysis
(LANTDIV form 4-11010/9).
c. Pre-final submittal. Form MS -1.
1. The Design Energy Target figures apply only to buildings and energy consumed within
the five-foot line of the building, except for the following cases:
a. Where a package chiller, cooling tower, air cooled refrigeration condenser,
transformer, substation, heating plant is located outside the five -foot line but serves only
one building, the energy required to operate these shall be chargeable to the building.
b. Where facilities as noted in 1.a above serves two to four buildings, the energy
requirements shall be prorated among the buildings. Where such facilities serve five or
more buildings, these facilities shall be considered in the category of central plants.
2. Losses from steam, chilled water, high temp water or hot water distribution lines
beyond the five-foot line are not chargeable to the building energy consu mption except as
provided in 1.b above.
3. Exterior lighting beyond the five -foot line is not chargeable to the building energy
4. Building Design Energy Targets include the energy required for space heating, space
cooling, domestic hot water and lighting.
5. Design Energy Targets relate to building gross square feet. For MILCON projects this
should be as shown on the Project's DD Form 1391. Gross area is the sum of all floor
areas of a building including basements, cellars, mezzanines, ot her intermediate floor
tiers and penthouses. All measurements shall be from the exterior wall of the building or
from the centerline of party walls.
6. For the purpose of calculating Design Energy Targets the following conversion factors
will be used:
Fuel Oil
Natural Gas
Liquefied Petroleum Gas
(including Propane and Butane)
Anthracite Coal
Bituminous Coal
Purchased Steam or Steam From
Central Plant
High Temperature or Medium
Temperature Water from Central
3,413 BTU per kilowatt hour
138,700 BTU per gallon
1,030,000 BTU per thousand cubic feet
95,500 BTU per gallon
28,300,000 BTU per short ton
24,580,000 BTU per short ton
1,000 BTU per pound
Use the heat value based on the
temp of the water actually delivered
at building five -foot line.
Form T-2
A&E Contract No.: N62470- - DConstruction Contract No.: N62470- - CProject Title:
Person to Contact (Name):
Estimated Tonnage:
Design Energy Tar get:
1. Alternatives (describe architectural, electrical or mechanical alternatives). If
mechanical list primary and terminal equipment energy source (steam, electrical,
mechanical, etc.) and air or water -cooled heat rejection
*A *D
(*A - Approved or Approved with Remarks)
(*D - Disapproved)
2. Include best available copy of floor plans showing zones and equipment.
Cherry Point Approved Alternatives & Zones:
NAME ______________________________________ DATE _______________
Form E-1
1. Project Title and Location: ______________________________________________
2. Total Project Construction Cost $_____________________
3. Building Type:
Applied Instruction
New Structure
Other (note)
4. Buildin g Conditioned Floor Area __________ Sq. Ft. (A/C)
__________ Sq. Ft. (Heated) or __________ Sq. Ft. (Heated and A/C)
5. Air conditioning System Description - (DX Split System, Air Cooled Recip Chiller,
a. Total Tons
b. Total Sq. Ft./Ton _____
GPM/Ton (Chilled Water) ______
GPM/Ton (Cond. Water) ______
6. Air Conditi oning System Description - Airside (Constant Volume, FPVAV, etc.)
a. Total CFM
______ Vent (O.A.) CFM/SF
b. (Vent (O.A.) CFM ______ Vent (O.A.) CFM/Person ______
c. Total CFM/Sq. Ft. ______
d. Total CFM/Ton
7. Heating System Description (District Steam, Oil Fired Boiler, etc.)
a. Capacity MBH
b. BTUH/Sq. Ft.
8. Design Data
Summer OADB
Summer OAWB
Summer IADB
Summer IARH
________ Winter OADB
________ Lights
Winter IADB ________ Watts/SF ________
Wall "U" Value ________
Glass "U" Value________
Roof "U" Value________
Form MS-1
a. Before stating the type of fuel to be used and an economic comparison of the
selected fuel with other available fuels, contact the Cherry Point M echanical Engineering
Branch for the latest criteria for fuel selection.
b. Describe new boilers including size, pressure and type.
c. Describe any new auxiliaries to be added and what source of power will be used for
their operation.
d. Describe the fuel storage and conveying system to be installed.
e. Describe the safety and combustion control systems utilized and how they will
a. Identify areas to be refrigerated, indicating their usage and temperatu res to be
b. Describe type of refrigeration equipment and systems.
a. Gas
(1) Describe type, location of take off from supply, and available pressure.
(2) Identify type and materials for pipe and v alves.
b. Liquid Petroleum Products
(1) Describe unloading facilities, such as dock, tank, car, or truck.
(2) Describe type of system and proposed features.
(3) State basis for storage capacity, rate of pumping, and number of dispensing
(4) Describe power supply, power requirements and hazard classification.
(5) Identify type and materials for pipe, tank and valves.
a. Automatic sprinkler and gaseous extinguishing system piping layouts shall not be
designed; i.e., a piping plan will generally not be provided to show new work. Such a
plan may be necessary to indicate existing piping sizes and locations or to show pipe
routing where interference problems exist. In i nstances where architectural and interior
design features are critical (e.g. lobbies, clubs, BEQ/BOQ rooms), it may necessary to
show sprinkler head or piping locations. A schematic riser diagram is required and points
of connection must be identified.
b. Describe fire detection and alarm systems including location of detectors, manual
stations, audible devices, control panel, etc. Number of conductors shall not be indicated
unless required to ensure proper interface with existing systems or for unusual or
complex systems.
c. Indicate location of water supply main entrance to building and detail of sprinkler
valves. Also indicate location and details of gaseous extinguishing system equipment
and supplies; show piping to the extent required by space li mitations, where potential
interference problems may occur, etc.
d. Refer to the latest edition of MIL-HDBK-1008 Fire Protection for Facilities
Engineering, Design, and Construction for specific applications and requirements for
various types of fire protection systems. Such systems must meet applicable NFPA
e. Provide the following information about sprinkler systems:
(1) Authority for installation of sprinkler systems.
(2) Hazard classification of occupancy and whether system will be hydraulically
calculated or follow the pipe schedule method.
(3) For hydraulically designed systems, state density and area of application as
well as water supply available at point of connection (static pressure and residual
pressure at design flow). This data must be based upon flow tests at or near the point of
connection and must appear in the Basis of Design.
(4) Identify type(s) of automatic sprinkler system(s) involved, i.e., wet -pipe, drypipe, preaction and/or deluge. Indicate areas to be protected and each type of system
proposed. If the use of a preaction or deluge system is contemplated, contact the PM for
guidance before proceeding with design.
(5) Provide fire pump data if applicable.
a. Each A&E contract sha ll contain system safety requirements and information,
presented in the contract as follows:
(1) The System Safety and Hazard Analysis paragraph of the A&E's appendix A,
indicating safety concerns and project requirements.
(2) LANTDIV Form 5100/12, Preliminary Hazard List (PHL) and Risk
Assessment Code Validation, will be included as an Appendix A attachment if available.
(3) If the project has been determined to represent a critical or serious safety risk,
(Risk Assessment Code 1 or 2), a Prelimin ary Hazard Analysis will be included as an
Appendix A attachment and a Requirements Hazard Analysis (RHA) must be provided as
part of the design submittal. LANTNAVFACENGCOMINST 5100.13_ (latest edition)
defines RHA requirements.
b. Take the following action:
(1) Review the system safety requirements presented and determine the extent of
their applicability to the project.
(2) Research safety criteria requirements for the indicated hazards.
(3) Document compliance with safety requirements and pro vide a summary of
intended or actual compliance actions.
(4) Ensure that the final plans/specifications for the project adequately address all
safety items.
(5) If a Risk Assessment Code of 1 or 2 has been assigned to the project, request a
copy of LANTNAVFACENGCOMINST 5100.13_ (latest edition), Execution of Facility
System Safety, and include the preparation of an RHA in the design effort. The services
of a system safety consultant may be necessary to produce this document.
a. Interior distribution systems.
(1) Electrical characteristics (phase, voltage, and number of conductors).
(2) Breakdown, by category, of the estimated connected loads, demand factors
and demand loads for each category, total dem and load, diversity factor, and total
diversified demand load. Load categories shall include the following:
(a) Lighting load.
(b) Convenience outlet load.
(c) Mechanical equipment load, such as heating, air conditioning, etc.
(d) Special operating equipment loads, such as compressors, generators,
pumps and power receptacles being provided to serve special equipment.
(e) User equipment loads.
(f) Miscellaneous/other loads.
(3) Type of wiring system, such as rigid conduit, electric al metallic tubing,
nonmetallic sheathed cable, etc., and where proposed to use. (Current criteria prohibits
embedding aluminum conduit in concrete. Current projects should be reviewed to make
sure that conduit, pipe, bars, anchors, flashing or other alu minum parts are not embedded
in concrete.)
(4) Type of conductor and insulation material, such as CU THW, AL XHHW,
etc., and where proposed to use.
(5) A statement describing proposed standards of design, such as voltage drop,
lighting intensities, t ype of light sources, and a statement regarding the use of selective
switching or other energy conserving features.
(6) Provide short circuit calculations.
(7) Description (including Riser Diagrams) of Cable Television Systems (CATV),
Closed Circuit Television Systems (CCTV), nurse call, intercom, sound, signal, and fire
alarm systems.
(8) Description (including Riser Diagrams) of Telecommunication Systems.
Please note that beginning with the FY 96/97 MCON Program, backboards, raceways,
cables, outlets, and modular jacks will be included as part of the construction contract; in
prior years, only supporting facilities were provided. Number and location of
telecommunication outlets (i.e., telephone, computer, word processing, etc.) should be
obtained from the using activity. Identify space required for telecommunication
equipment, point of connection to base telephone system, size of incoming duct/conduit,
and size of equipment mounting backboard; this information should be obtained from the
Activity Providing Telephone Service (APTS) officer. Statement relative to interface
provision for multi -use systems (i.e., intercom, telephone, etc.).
(9) Provide lighting calculations keyed to lighting floor plan and lighting fixture
b. Exterior distribution systems
(1) Contact the PM for location and characteristics of nearest electrical power
source capable of supplying project requirements. Do not contact local utility companies.
(2) Statement relative to the adequacy of the primary po wer source at the point of
pick-up. If primary source is inadequate, state measures proposed to correct the
(3) Electrical characteristics of power source, including circuit interrupting
requirements and voltage regulation.
(4) Estimate of total connected load and resulting kilowatt demand load by
applying proper demand and diversity factors, if a group of loads is involved.
(5) Basis for selection of primary and/or secondary distribution voltage.
(6) Type of conductor material, such as copper or aluminum, and where proposed
to use. Type of insulation for cable systems.
(7) A statement describing pertinent standards of design, such as voltage drop,
physical characteristics of overhead or underground circuits, type of lighting u nits and
lighting intensities.
(8) Manhole design calculations as applicable.
(9) Type and adequacy of signal and fire alarm systems, including a statement as
to spare capacity on fire alarm circuit. For fire alarm assistance, contact the PM. The
importance of early resolution of the fire protection requirements cannot be over
(10) Type, adequacy and routing of supporting structure(s) for telecommunication
cable. Exterior cabling for systems owned and operated by the Government shall be
provided by the construction contract (type and size of cable to be obtained from APTS
officer. Procurement of exterior cabling for other than Government -owned and operated
systems shall be accomplished by the APTS officer.
a. For system engineering concepts, describe the proposed type of system, its
functions and the interrelationships if the system is a multi -use system (i.e., security,
EMCS, etc.; see items (1) and (2) below).
b. Indicate circuit requirements.
c. Indicate equipment selection in such categories as: Government -furnished
equipment; standard manufacturer or commercially available items; and special
equipment requiring developmental, research; or breadboard methods to meet the
d. Describe site or location considerations.
e. Identify required radio path and propagation.
f. Define antenna requirements such as types, separation, tower heights, aircraft
clearance, and area requirements.
g. Describe antenna transmission lines, terminations, and switchings.
h. Identify azimuth coverage of radar installations.
i. Describe bonding and grounding requirements.
j. Describe communication and control cables and radio links.
k. Identify test equipment, repair shop, and spare parts storage requ irements.
l. Describe equipment, instrumentation, arrangement, and space requirements
indicating requirements for racks, consoles, and individual mountings. Provide the most
economical design in first cost, operation and maintenance costs, and operating
conditions conforming to best engineering concepts.
m. Identify wiring and cabling requirements plus terminations.
n. Identify power and lighting requirements, including emergency or standby
o. Describe air conditioning, including humi dity and dust-control requirements.
p. Identify interference and clearance requirements.
q. State security requirements (including tempest and red/black criteria).
(1) Security/Entry Control System: Site-specific physical security requirements
are to be obtained from the Claimant/User, various Navy, DOD and other Security
Criteria. The objective is to identify early in the concept analysis those physical security
requirements resulting from local unique environment, conditions, operations, and
miss ion of the facility so they can be fully and properly incorporated into the facility
design. Refer to MIL-HDBK-1013/1 and DM 13.02_ (latest edition) for further
(2) Identify separately from the other project elements the requirements for
Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS). Any of the following items and their interconnecting
circuits may be considered part of an IDS:
Annunciation Panels and Cabinets
Visual and Audible Annunciators
Magnetic Switches
Proximity (capacitance) Sensors
Volumetric Sensors (passive infrared, microwave, and ultrasonic)
Wire Grids
Vibration Detectors
Power Supplies Integral to Items on this list
Closed Circuit Television Cameras and Monitors, and Video Recorders used for
intrusion detection purposes
Access Control Systems
(3) IDS installation can be divided into five general functional categories:
(a) Navy MCON funded projects
(b) Nuclear ordnance storage sites
(c) Conventional arms, ammunition, and explosives storage sites (A&E)
(d) Marine Corps funded projects
(e) All other special projects and non -MCON funded projects
Planning, design and installation of IDS categories (a), (b), and (c) are the
responsibility of the Naval Investigative Service Command (NISCOM). A&E shall
coordinate IDS power requirements and conduit runs for IDS categories (a), (b), and (c)
with the appropriate contacts within NISCOM.
Category (e) projects are planned and designed by the A&E utilizing commercial
systems for installation by the construction contractor. Identify areas requiring IDS and
types of systems and sensors proposed. For category (d) projects, consult PM for
guidance to determine if IDS will be A&E designed.
Describe access control equipment (versus IDS) when required and outline lo cation,
function, and area of control and clearly show where access control and IDS are integral
to one another.
(4) Energy Monitoring and Control Systems (EMCS). Military installations
where an EMCS is in existence or proposed, new construction projec ts shall meet the
following requirements. Contact the PM to obtain guidance for EMCS interfacing.
1. Provide sensor and control points terminated in a Data Terminal Cabinet
(DTC) for future interface with EMCS.
2. Provide backboard for future Field Interface Device (FID) or Multiplexer
3. Locate DTC and FID/MUX in an environmentally protected area away
from extremes in temperature and humidity.
4. Provide two telephone pairs from telephone backboard to FID/MUX
5. Provide a communications interface compatible with the EMCS on projects
that utilize a Direct Digital Control (DDC) system.
a. Describe the demolition of any existing Instrumentation and Control System
(I&CS) to be removed. Identify any equipment to be salvaged. Identify any equipment
to be relocated or reused.
b. Describe the overall process to be controlled, and the overall control philosophy.
Indicate the control system inputs from the process, and the control system outputs to the
process. Describe the process sensors and signals; and describe the control system
signals and actuating devices. Describe the control algorithms to be implemented.
Provide a general sequence of operations. Indicate a typical func tional diagram for
control of the major processes; similar to a Scientific Apparatus Makers Association
(SAMA) diagram or a function blockware diagram.
c. Describe the control equipment signal processing scheme, i.e., electric analog or
digital; single p rocessor or distributed processors; programmable logic controller based;
personal computer based; single loop controller based; multi -loop controller based; or
mini -computer based. Indicate the expected update frequency for critical, typical, and
non-critical data points in the system. Indicate the expected end -to-end control accuracy.
d. Describe the hard -wired control logic scheme; provide a typical ladder logic
diagram to illustrate the method to be used on the contract drawings.
e. Describe the control programming scheme; ladder diagram logic (preferred),
function block logic (acceptable). Provide a typical diagram to illustrate the method to be
used on the contract drawings.
f. Describe the control program development system input/output and st orage
device(s); describe the control program development tools to be provided, both hardware
and software.
g. Describe the operator's control station/panels, and provide a general plan and panel
h. Describe the communications scheme to be impl emented throughout the system
and between the I&CS and other related systems within the project.
Drawings should be arranged in the following order per National CAD Standard Unif orm
Drawing System 01.1_ (current version), National Cad Standards. On the internet, refer
Level 1 Sheet Discipline Designators :
G Title/Cover sheet
GI General inform ation, index of drawings, symbol legend, orientation maps
GC General construction, construction staging areas, fencing, schedules, soil
erosion control
GR General resources, photos, soil borings
H Hazardous materials
HA Hazardous asbestos
HC Hazardous chemicals
HL Hazardous lead
C Civil
CD Civil demolition
CS Civil site surveys
CG Civil grading
CP Civil paving
CI Civil improvements
CU Civil utilities – water, storm & sanitary sewer
L Landscaping
S Structural
SB Substructure - foundation & retaining walls
SD Structural demolition
SF Structural framing – floors & roof
SS Structural site plans
A Architectural
AD Architectural demolition
AE General architectural
AF Architectural finishes
AG Architectural graphics
AI Architectural interiors
AS Architectural site plans
I Interior
ID Interior demolition
IF Interior furnishings
IG Interior graphics – murals & visuals
IN Interior design
Q Equipment
F Fire protection
FA Fire alarm & detection
FX Fire extin guishing equipment
PC Plumbing - domestic water, sanitary & storm drainage, fixtures
PD Plumbing demolition
PP Plumbing piping, valves, tanks, & pumps
PS Plumbing site plans
MD Mechanical details
MH Mechanical HVAC
MP Mechanical piping
MS Mechanical site plans
ED Electrical details
EL Electrical lighting
EP Electrical power
ES Electrical site plans
ET Electrical telecommunications, telephone, network, voice, data cables
EY Electrical alar ms & security
TA Telecommunications – audiovisual
TC Telecommunications – clock, generators & bell programs
TI Telecommunications – intercom & PA systems
TM Telecommunications – monitoring & alarm systems
TN Telecommunicatio ns – data network cabling & equipment
TT Telecommunications – telephone
TY Telecommunications – security, access control & alarm systems
Resource – data furnished without warranty as to accuracy
Other disciplines
Contractor/Shop drawings
Drawings should be consistent in presentation and format. If your discipline shows
written notes and material directly on phases, sections and details, then other disciplines
shall conform to that presentation format, and not use numbers to refer to a numeri cal
legend elsewhere on the drawing.
LANTDIV and Cherry Point has adopted Tri -Service Standards’standard drawing
sheet and border that was developed to accommodate plotting to ANSI D/ISO A1 size
paper. The resulting sheet s ize is 33” X 22” which provides a ¾” clearance on the top,
bottom, and right sides, and 1.5” on the left side. The vertical title block is 2” wide,
resulting in a drawing area of 28.75” X 20.5”. All AutoCAD drawings will be created at
a scale of 1:1 in m odel space using AutoCAD 2002 and each individual drawing file will
be BOUND together so as to combine all entities used to create that drawing into ONE
electronic .DWG file. There will be no XREF’s, unusual fonts, or other non-standard
deviations used.
Figures 5.2.1 & 5.2.2 depict drawing and title block requirements. Cherry Point's
drawing and title blocks, including vicinity and area l ocation maps, are available in
AutoCAD format from the PM.
Unless otherwise instructed, complete sets of working drawings will be plotted and
submitted full size on paper using AutoCAD version 2002, in addition to the electronic
copy. Pre-Final and Final submissions will be submitted in electronic AutoCAD 2002
.DWG format on CD-R, ensuring that all individual drawing entities are BOUND into
one drawing file prior to writing to CD. When writing CDs, do NOT “close out” the CD
as this prevents the addition of more project data to the CD.
The orientation of NAVFAC drawings should be arranged with North toward the top
(or left edge, if better suited) of the plotted sheet and normal to the sheet borderline. On
individu al sheets, if the shape of the area dictates, North can be oriented between these
directions to accommodate the site. For example, on drawings having excessive
longitudinal but limited lateral dimensions, such as those for roads and railroads, North
can be oriented obliquely to make the best use of available space. All discipline drawings
should be consistent in orientation in so far as practicable.
It is customary for a building plan to be oriented with the main entrance toward the
bottom or right edge of the sheet, depending upon the building shape. It is customary for
a building plan to also be oriented in the same orientation as the site plan.
NAVFACENGCOM uses the 35mm filming system file for retention of construction
drawings. Cherry Point uses half -size bidders' drawings. The quality of these reduced
prints is a direct result of the drafting efforts of the A&E preparing the AutoCAD
drawings. The finest cameras and most carefully controlled processing cannot produce
good results unless the original drawing is of a high quality.
Unnecessary detail, i.e. poor spacing, careless lettering, weak lines, and lettering
which is crowded and too small result in illegible films for full -scale and half -scale
reproductions. Make minimum gap between lines equal to one -half the letter height. The
standard text heights for a plotted full size drawing shall be 1/8” (3mm) for typical text,
and ¼” (6mm) for titles, and 1” (25mm) maximum for project titles on cover sheets. For
existing features on civil drawings, a minimum text height of 0.1” (2.5mm) is allowed.
The ROMANS.SHX font file shall be used for all 1/8” (3mm) or smaller text.
The ROMAND.SHX or SWISSB.TTF font file shall be used for all ¼” (6mm) text.
The SWISSB.TTF or SWISSBO.TTF font file shall be used for all text larger than ½”
Located directly under the title of each plan, elevation, section, detail, etc., shall be an
indication of the scale of the object drawn. (Example: Scale 1/8" = 1' -0"). Closely
related groups of details having identical scales and tied together with a common title
may receive a single indication of scale under their title.
In addition to the conventional scales, and directly to the left of the title block, shall
be a series of graphic scales that will include every scale used on the sheet. Scales shall
be placed in sequence according to size with the smallest uppermost. It is not sufficient
to place all scales on one master sheet; each sheet must be treated independent ly as many
drawings are reduced in size and not always in even -scaled proportions. For these
reasons it is imperative that graphic scales be shown. Do not use architectural scales on
site plans.
The standard section symbol will be as follows:
Letter indicates elevation
or detail
Number indicates section
Sheet number where elevation,
section or detail is taken.
Sheet number where
elevation, section or
detail is drawn.
Additional sheet references A1,
Elevation, Section & Detail Symbol
Note: Symbol should always appear as
part of the title, placed under the view.
The Procurement Instrument Identification Number System (PIIN System) consists of
13 alphanumeric characters. An example of the PIIN number is N62470 -03-B-4001.
Applying the appropriate procedural derivation, the specification number is 05 -03-4001.
The construction contract PIIN number and associated specification number are assigned
when 35% review submission is returned to the A&E. At the 35% review, full size
copies of complete drawing set on paper will be submitted for review in additio n to
submission of all drawings in electronic format on CD to the PM. NAVFAC drawing
numbers are assigned via the PM and forwarded to the A&E AFTER review and return of
the pre-final design submittal.
Unless indicated otherwise in this document, material symbols shown on drawings
shall be consistent with those used in the most recent issue of Architectural Graphic
Drawings and specifications shall supplement each other and must not conflict.
Terminology used in specifications and drawings should be the same. If the terminology
used in the drawings shall vary and revision of the drawings is not practicable, the
specifications must reconcile such differences in a manner similar to the following:
"Hollow tile (also indicated as clay tile and terra cotta tile), etc."
When CD-Rs are required as part of a submittal, provide the following disc labeling
Drawings: On CDs, the drawi ng sets will be arranged such that drawings are in
numerical order by NAVFAC number. The CD will be labeled as follows:
1) Filename shall be the NAVFAC drawing number
(i.e. 1234567.dwg))
2) Disc sequence number (i.e. 1 of 1)
3) A/E company name
4) FED file number
5) Construction contract number
6) CP project number
7) Building number that drawings specify work on
8) Date of drawings
Specifications: Provided in SPECSINTACT (current version) format and backed up to CD as a SPECSINTACT job. Include the following in labeling CD -R (if providing
1) Construction contract number
2) CP project number & FED file number
3) Disc sequence number (i.e. 1 of 1)
4) A/E company name
5) Date
There are many phrases and statements placed on drawings that are considered
satisfactory in professional architectural and engineering practice but are not acceptable
in the preparation of drawings for the Navy. The following is a list o f such items found
repeatedly on drawings submitted by A&Es. After each discrepancy or group of related
discrepancies there is the preferred designation.
"As instructed by the Architect."
"As instructed by the Contracting Off icer."
NOTE: Contract drawings should be so clearly detailed as to preclude the
use of this statement except in most unusual circumstances.
"By others."
"By the Navy."
"By the Naval Facilities Engineering Command."
"By the Government."
"By Electrical Contractor."
"By Plumbing Contractor."
"By the Plumber."
"By the Elevator Contractor."
EXPLANATION: Usually no statement is necessary. The Government
recognizes only the prime contractor; the breakdown into trades is not per Government
practice. In the event work is shown on the drawings, which is not included in the scope
of the contract, use the CORRECT: "Not in contract" or "By Government."
"12 GA zin c-coated steel flashing."
"Metal flashing" (Metals are referred to only as metal and
not as a particular kind of gauge. Kind and weight are covered in the specifications. This
does not apply where it is necessary to match existing metals.)
"Plastic Laminate" (Proprietary names are not permitted.)
"See Arch. Sheets"
"See Sheet A-4" (Refer to a specific sheet number.)
Figure 5.14.1 represents a typical drawing developed to present boring logs (includes
groundwater observations), soil conditions, and testing accomplished during design. This
information in the format shown shall be included on the contract drawings for all
projects on which soil information is obtained. Notes to adequately explain all elements
of logs and/or test data shall accompany the boring logs and/or test data presented.
Required notes shall also include reference to drawings showing plotted boring locations
if they are not shown on a boring location plan on the boring log drawings.
The project specifications form a part of the contract documents. Format and general
instructions for the preparation of project specifications are included in the current
version of MIL-HDBK-1006/1, Policy and Procedures for Project Drawing and
Specification Preparation (previously NAVFAC DM -6). Specifications are required to
be in the current version SP ECSINTACT format, based on Cherry Point guide
specifications (copy can be obtained from PM), edited and supplemented to suit the
particular project. Scan all computer disks submitted for viruses using a commercial anti virus scanning program. The specifi cations shall be as brief as possible, definite, and free
of ambiguities and omissions, which might result in controversies and contractor claims
for additional compensation.
Guide specifications of NAVFAC NFGS Series shall be u tilized in the preparation of
project specifications. These specifications are available on the CD -ROM as described
herein. Any hard copy required by the A&E may be printed therefrom. Hard copy may
also be obtained from Standardization Documents Order D esk, Building 4D, 700 Robbins
Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111 -5094. The A&E shall carefully edit, modify, and
supplement these sections and prepare additional sections in the same format to ensure
they are coordinated with the project design. The latest g uides, the NFGS series, should
be considered as standards for format where they differ from earlier guides.
NAVFAC guide specifications in SPECSINTACT format are available through the
National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) per the following:
- Compact Disc (CD) that holds the equivalent of 250,000 pages of information and
is readable on CD -ROM drive of computer.
- Information on obtaining subscriptions to Construction Criteria Base (CCB)
containing SPECSINTACT may be obtained from the foll owing:
Telephone: 202-289-7800
NOTE: It is imperative that the A&E discuss SPECSINTACT features with the PM
prior to beginning any sp ecification preparation so that an agreement can be reached
regarding the proper version of SPECSINTACT to use for a specific project. This will
minimize or eliminate rework of specifications following a re -issuance of the CD-R.
The current version of Military Bulletin 34 (MIL -BUL-34) (previously NAVFAC P34) lists all current Federal and Military Specifications and industry and technical society
specifications commonly used in Navy construction & repair work and which are
referenced in N AVFAC guide specifications, residing on the CD -R. It is also available
from Standardization Documents Order Desk, Building 4D, 700 Robbins Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19111 -5094. It is essential that the A&E become thoroughly familiar
with existing design c riteria and publications that are referenced in the guide
specifications before they are referenced in the project specifications. Before actually
referencing one of these specifications, the following points should be resolved:
a. Does the amount of material and the nature of the project justify referencing the
publications and testing required therein (particularly for materials on which such tests
are not common)?
b. Do the referenced publications cover material of a quality and type suitable for
the service required?
In referencing publications, the following rules should be followed:
a. Do not copy portions of publications in the project specifications, except where
applicable portions are short in length and remainder of the publications do es not apply to
the specific project. In this case, do not list or reference the publication in the project
b. Use the current version of the publication and avoid reference to specific
paragraphs in the publication unless the paragraphs referenced are the only portions of
the publication that are applicable to the specific project.
c. Avoid repeated references to a publication within the same section.
d. Read carefully all Notes on the Use of the Publication.
e. Specify types, classes, weights, and similar applicable characteristics required
to ensure accurate description.
From time to time requests are made to consider the use of materials, which are
comparatively new. The fact that a material is new should not necessarily bar its use,
provided it has been thoroughly investigated. Neither should previous use place a
material in an approved category. Usually, service records of new materials do not exist.
It is necessary, therefore, to base judgments upon laboratory tests. Such tests, in order to
be accepted as authoritative, should be made by impartial qualified laboratories. Tests
conducted by laboratories employed by manufacturers do not always show possible
defects in the material tested. Unless a material is tested under the conditions of actual
use, or comparisons are made under like conditions, the results are not conclusive. Most
reputable manufacturers will furnish readily all requested information and answer all
reasonable questions. Unless the manufacturer of a new material furnishes factual data
sufficient to evaluate the material, it should not be considered for use. If a material is
considered for use, a suggested competitive-type specification should be obtained from
the manufa cturer. Such a specification must be analyzed and revised as necessary to
assure that a competitive, good-quality product will be obtained.
a. Proprietary Specifications. The restrictions below are containe d in the Federal
Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and certain statutes. From time to time a situation arises
in which only a single product will perform the required function. In such cases, the
A&E should forward a request to the PM fully justifying use of the sole source product.
Proprietary or restrictive requirements shall not be used unless it is conclusively
established that no substitute will serve the purpose. Timely submittal of the request is
required to avoid delays in the work. If such authori zation is granted, the item should be
specified by manufacturer's name and catalog number, followed by "notwithstanding any
other provision of this contract, no other product will be acceptable" or language of
similar import. This is necessitated by the C ontract Clauses, which permit substitution of
any supposedly equal product unless such language is used. Use of proprietary items is
prohibited unless formal written approval is obtained.
b. “Or Equal” Specifications. Specifying items by naming accepta ble commercial
products followed by the words "or equal" is permitted under the following conditions:
(a) there are no Government Guide specifications for the item, (b) the item is a minor part
of the construction project, and (c) the item cannot adequately be described because of
technically involved construction or composition. In each instance a minimum of three
manufacturers shall be included in the description followed by the words "or equal". The
essential features (salient characteristics) of the item must also be set forth in sufficient
detail to establish the basis upon which the equality of non -listed products will be
c. Experience clauses shall not ordinarily be included in the technical specifications.
Experience clauses that occur in NAVFAC guide specifications have been reviewed and
approved by a Level I Contracting Officer and may be used without further approval or
Projects utilizing conventional construc tion methods and materials cannot be
restricted with respect to bidders, building systems, or materials. Occasionally a project
is unique in nature or has special circumstances that dictate use of unconventional
methods. For these projects the A&E shall identify and document to the PM the need and
basis of need for unique construction or state-of-the-art procurements. Documentation
shall include a description of the unique features, the reasons for their uniqueness, and a
description of the pre-qualifica tion and experience requirements necessary to adequately
construct these features. Documentation should be forwarded to the PM as soon as
possible in the design process.
The following instructions that relate to common errors in phrasin g have evolved
from NAVFAC experience with A&E specifications:
a. Under “Requirements”, do not use the phrase "the work consists of" – instead use
the phrase "the work includes". Drawings should show scope if necessary to list certain
b. In lie u of reference to the accompanying drawings or the Contracting Officer, use
the words "as shown", "as indicated", "as detailed" or "as approved", "as directed", "as
permitted" - do NOT use the words "as shown on drawings" or "as approved by the
Contracting Officer". That clause of the Contract Clauses entitled “Specifications and
Drawings for Construction” defines the meaning of these and similar terms.
c. Do NOT use the expression "to satisfaction of the Contracting Officer" or
"satisfactory to the Contracting Officer". The contract states specifically that all work
must meet the approval of the Contracting Officer.
d. There are two parties to the contract - (1) the Government, represented by the
Contracting Officer and (2) the Contractor. Therefore, do NOT use such expressions as
"subject to the approval of the architect", "when in the opinion of the architect", "this
contractor", "masonry contractor", or "subcontractor". Do not use the term "owner" - use
the term "Government".
e. Do NOT use etc.; the term is too imprecise for bidding and inspection purposes.
f. The use of the expression "as indicated on the drawings" is very seldom necessary;
the fact that a detail is on the drawings makes it unnecessary to mention it in the
specification. If the expression is used and the item is not shown, the contractor is not
required to provide it.
g. Do NOT use expressions such as "The work required shall include, unless stated
specifically otherwise, the provision of all materials for the installation o f all concrete,
including reinforcement necessary to the construction and completion of the work per the
drawings, the specifications, and the intent thereof". Since the drawings indicate clearly
the exact limitations of the several classes of work, defin ing the limits of work within the
specifications is superfluous and may be contradictory by failure to mention something
shown clearly and intended to be included.
h. Minimize the use of cross -references and in NO case use paragraph numbers for
this purpose. If necessary to refer to a particular paragraph, do so by its title and the
section number and title under which it is to be found. Cross -references of the following
type are totally unnecessary - "Painting of the wood work is covered under "'Painti ng'" or
"painting is specified hereinafter".
i. Do NOT place upon the contractor the responsibility for the possible inaccuracy of,
or the lack of, information on the part of the Government; e.g., never use sentences
similar to "although the drawings in dicate approximately the conditions that are likely to
be found, bidders should satisfy themselves as to the actual conditions, for while they are
believed to be shown, the Government does not guarantee the accuracy of the information
given and the bidder shall assume all responsibility in the use of such". Remember that
the Government is responsible for the accuracy and sufficiency of the information it gives
to bidders or contractors and the A&E is in turn responsible to the Government for that
same inf ormation. It will be necessary to establish in the project specification a definite
basis of bid. For example, on a roof rehabilitation project where the extent of defective
construction is unknown, the specification shall set forth, as a basis of bid, a definite
amount of work to be performed and provide for adjustment per the Contract Clauses if
the extent of work varies from the amount stated under the basis of bid.
j. Do not include warranties in technical sections unless they are for more than one
year, and generally not unless they are included in the NAVFAC guide specification. A
one-year warranty is covered in the Contract Clauses.
k. Do NOT set up a paragraph in the various sections entitled “Work not Included”.
Specify the work that is incl uded under the respective sections.
l. Specifications should clearly delineate equipment, ducts and piping systems that are
required to be insulated. The phrase "insulating all ducts except in conditioned spaces"
has resulted in differences of opinion a nd claim situations; also all duct systems should be
appropriately designated as supply, exhaust, fresh air intake, or return to further clarify
insulating requirements.
a. Do NOT use the phrase “Correct any defects" – instead use the phrase "Correct all
b. Do NOT use the phrase "Paint sheet metal on either side" – instead use the phrase
"Paint sheet metal on both sides." Either implies a choice.
c. Do NOT use the phrase "It shall be free from defects of workmanship and material
which would impair its strength or durability." The use of "or" for "and" or "and" for
"or" in this sentence would result in a meaning not intended.
d. Do NOT use "and/or". The courts have considered this phrase to be intentionally
ambiguous and, therefore, to be interpreted in favor of the Contractor.
e. Use statements that are definite and do not contain words/phrases that may be
ambiguous. Examples:
"Remove the equipment from the building during the alterations and reinstall the
equipment after completion of the alterations." Do NOT use "Remove and
replace the equipment as indicated." "Replace" can mean "put back" or
"Remove the existing culverts and reinstall the culverts in the new locations." Do
NOT use "Replace the existing culverts as indicated on the drawings."
"Remove existing and provide electrical wiring." Do NOT use : "Replace the
electrical wiring" as this implies reinstallation of the old wiring.
f. "Provide" is defined in the Contract Clauses as "fu rnish and install". When
material or equipment are furnished by the Government directly or under other contracts
for installation by the contractor, the term, "install" should be used; however, the
contractor may be required to "provide" foundations, fastenings, etc., for the installation.
If the word "install" is used alone, the bidder or contractor has a right to assume, on the
basis of the definition cited, that the Government will "furnish" the materials in question.
g. Certain terms and designation s of work phases, rooms and areas commonly used in
Naval activities should NOT be used in construction specifications. Examples: Bulkhead
(for wall), deck (for floor), ladder (for stair), head (for toilet), galley (for kitchen),
overhead (for ceiling), et c.
h. Provide statements of direction as opposed to statements of information.
Examples: “wall shall be painted" should read "paint the wall." "To be ...", "shall be ...",
"will be ..." does not affix responsibility.
In general, abbreviations should be avoided except those that are generally
understood and accepted and can be used economically: e.g., psig, cfm, kw. (The use of
ft., in., lbs., %, do not offer great savings).
The use of symbols is undesirable fo r three basic reasons: (1) most are difficult to
produce on a typewriter; (2) they frequently have more than one meaning; (3) the typist
may not know what is intended and therefore type an improper symbol. Feet ('), inch ("),
degree (o), pound and number (#), should be written out, except that number may be
abbreviated (No.). In the text it is preferable to spell figures except where they give
dimensions, for example: "Ten buildings", "100 feet long"; however, "one" and "zero",
where used singly shall a lways be spelled out. Never use both the written and numerical
figure, ten (10).
Except as provided in Section 5 for sketches in amendments, all plates, sketches, and
details shall be provided on the drawings and NOT in the specifications.
a. 35% submittal (outline specifications). Before starting work on project
specifications, the A&E personnel who prepare the project specification shall confer as
necessary with the PM to ensure a clear understanding of current Government
After the preliminary architectural and engineering studies have been completed and
the basic features of the proposed design have been established, but before any detailed
preparation of project specifications is begun, an outline specification shall be submitted
as a part of the 35% submittal.
The outline specification should list each anticipated section of the project
specification along with appropriate statements applicable to each sectio n. The outline
specification should state all basic construction items and specific types of materials, and
should be complete enough to enable Cherry Point to ascertain that the proper guide
specifications are being used and to provide appropriate guidan ce to the A&E. Where the
specification writer is editing documents within the computer, the use of hard copy is
optional and the document to be furnished for review or final bond manuscript may be
developed entirely from the specification processor. In a ny event, the Guide
Specification to be used must be approved at the 35% stage. The outline specifications
should describe any special conditions of service and site conditions inherent in the
project. The following sample outline specification illustrat es the type of information
Division 1 - General Requirements
Section 01110
Summary of Work
Work Restrictions
Price and Payment Procedures
Submittal Procedures
Administrative Requireme nts
Quality Control
Temporary Facilities and Controls
Safety Requirements
Temporary Environmental Controls
01770 Closeout Procedures
01781 Operation and Maintenance Data
Division 2 - Site Work
Section 02220 Site Demolition:
Remove existing partitions, doors, plumbing fixtures and lighting fixtures
as indicated.
02315 Excavation and Fill:
Excavating, back filling, and compacting for buildings and utilities.
Grading for grass areas.
02361 Soil Treatment f or Subterranean Termite Control:
Treatment for building.
02510 Water Distribution:
Buried water-piping service to building 5 -foot line.
02530 Exterior Sanitary Sewer System:
Sanitary gravity sewer service to buildings 5 -foot line.
02554 Exterior Aboveground Steam Distribution System:
Above ground piping, buried pre -insulated piping, and manholes.
02556 Exterior Buried Pumped Condensate Return System:
Buried preinsulated piping and manholes.
02921 Turf:
Seeding fertiliz ing all newly graded finish earth surfaces and other areas
disturbed by site operations.
Division 3 - Concrete
Section 03300 Cast-in-Place Concrete:
Spread footings, slab on grade, walks, and equipment pads.
Division 4 - Masonry
Section 04200 Unit Masonry:
Face brick and concrete masonry unit (CMU) cavity walls, CMU
Division 5 - Metals
Section 05310 Steel Decks:
Medium Rib, shop primed, for new addition.
05500 Metal Fabrications:
Miscellaneous anchors, fasteners, lintels , railings, and pipe sleeves.
Division 6 - Wood and Plastics
Section 06200 Finish Carpentry:
Nailers and blocking at roof, vanities and counter tops, cabinets for
coffee mess.
Division 7 - Thermal and Moisture Protection
Section 07112 Bituminous Da mpproofing:
Cold applied, for cavity face of interior width of cavity walls.
07220 Roof and Deck Insulation:
Polyisocyanurate or composite polyurethane, C = 0.03, mechanically
fastened to metal deck.
07240 Masonry Wall Insulation:
Polyisocyanurate, polyurethane, or polystyrene, R-value not less than 5.
Division 8 - Doors and Windows
Section 08110 Steel Doors and Frames:
Grade III, Extra Heavy Duty, throughout. Hot-dip galvanized for exterior
08520 Aluminum Windows:
Double-hung, thermal break, clear anodized or white enamel finish.
08710 Finish Hardware:
Bored locks, push-pull toilet room doors, stainless steel finish except
hinges may be chromium plated.
08800 Glazing:
Insulating glass units for windows, wire glass for doors.
Division 9 - Finishes
Section 09100 Metal Support Systems:
Steel stud partitions and suspended ceilings.
09250 Gypsum Board:
Regular, 1/2 inch, for partitions and ceilings where indicated.
09651 Resilient Tile Flooring:
Vinyl composition tile, 1/8 inch thick.
09680 Carpet:
Nylon loop pile, direct glue down without cushion.
09900 Paints and Coatings:
New surfaces and existing painted surfaces, which are damaged during
performance of the work. Flat latex in offices, semi-gloss enamel in
Division 10 - Specialties
Section 10153 Toilet Partitions:
Metal, overhead braced, baked enamel finish.
10800 Toilet Accessories:
Stainless steel tissue, soap, and towel dispensers, glass mirrors with
stainless steel frames.
Division 11 - Equipment
This Division is not used.
Division 12 - Furnishings
Section 12490 Blinds, Venetian :
One-inch slats for windows.
Division 13 - Special Construction
(Describe applicable requirements)
Divis ion 14 - Conveying System
(Describe applicable requirements)
Division 15 - Mechanical
Section 15050 Basic Mechanical Materials and Methods:
15080 Insulation for Mechanical Systems:
Fiberglass duct insulation, fiberglass, polyurethane, or Poly isocyanurate
pipe insulation.
15400 Plumbing:
DMV piping, domestic water piping, flush valve water closets, and
counter top lavatories.
15730 Unitary Air Conditioning Equipment:
Roof top air conditioning unit with steam heating coil and direc t
expansion cooling coil, galvanized steel ductwork.
Division 16 - Electrical
Section 16050 Basic Electrical Materials and Methods:
16273 Pad Mounted Transformers:
Pad mounted transformers and metering.
16302 Underground Electrical Work:
Plastic duct, concrete encased; manholes and handholes; high -voltage
16360 Low-Voltage Switchgear and Secondary Unit Substations:
16402 Interior Wiring Systems:
Copper conductors in rigid steel conduit, except where electric metallic
tubing i s permitted; panel boards.
16510 Interior Lighting:
Fluorescent fixtures, two lamp and four lamp, surface mounted; high
pressure sodium fixtures; emergency lighting.
16520 Exterior Lighting:
High-pressure sodium fixtures; low -pressure sodium fixtures; fiberglass,
concrete, steel, aluminum and wood poles.
b. Pre-final submittal (complete specification). Specifications for the pre -final
submission shall be complete to the best of the A&E's knowledge, with all elements
thoroughly checked & coordinated with the drawings, and with sufficient detailed
information to permit accurate bidding & construction of the project. Particular emphasis
shall be placed on coordination of the various elements of the specification where
portions are prepared under subcontract to the A&E contract. Specifications shall be
prepared using the current version of SPECSINTACT software. Do NOT translate
specifications to another software. For the pre-final submittal of the specification,
NAVFACENGCOM guide specificati ons shall be edited and photographic copies
submitted for review. Editing will be accomplished electronically using the current
version of SPECSINTACT software and then reproducing copies of the printouts.
Additional specifications not covered by NAVFACE NGCOM guide specifications shall
be typed in SPECSINTACT format and submitted for review. All specifications shall be
bound in one single volume.
Cherry Point shall edit all Division One sections of the specification and provide a
review copy to the A&E with the pre-final review comments. The A&E shall provide
Cherry Point with construction contract duration time and project special scheduling
requirements with the pre -final submittal.
The standard 16 Division Construction Specifications Institute form at shall be used
on all projects. On small projects or projects of a special nature using only a few
divisions, the listing of non -applicable divisions may be omitted.
Control Diagrams - Provide a written sequence of operation for each mechanical and
electrical control system stating explicitly how systems are to function. Give all pertinent
data regarding safety, alarms, indicators, and control parameters. The sequence of
operations may be shown on the control diagrams in lieu of in the specification.
c. Final submittal. Following the review of the pre -final submittal, comments and
corrections to be included in the final submittal will be furnished to the A&E by Cherry
Point. The final submittal to Cherry Point shall consist of one electronic copy on CD-R
of the complete specification in SPECSINTACT format and two bound printed copies.
In addition, provide one copy of project submittal register and test requirements report, as
well as submittals processing, reference processing, and related operati ons.
Provide the submittal register, which is a list of all submittals required for the
project, using the current version of SPECSINTACT software.
Provide the test requirements report, whic h is a list of all testing required for the
project, using the current version of SPECSINTACT software.
In order to ensure an award being made within available funds, additive bid items will
be established by the A&E in conjunction with t he PM and the station; however, additive
bid items are not required whenever the project cost estimate is clearly within the funds
In composing bid items, the base bid must provide a usable facility. Work increments
for additive bid items sho uld be selected which can logically be separated from the
project without rendering the facility unusable. It is intended that the base bid with all
additive bid items will provide the maximum usable facility for the funds available.
Additive bid items shall be arranged so that the most essential portion of the work is
added first. Succeeding items will be cumulative for purposes of determining if the
project is within the available funds; however, to provide latitude in selection, each
additive bid ite m shall be independent of others, where practicable.
The number of bid items and the estimated additive amounts per item will depend
upon the nature of the project. Where feasible and practicable, there will normally be not
more than three bid items. E ach estimated additive increment should tend to approximate
5% to 10% of the estimated base bid. There shall be no more than four additive items
without specific approval of the Commander of the Atlantic Division, Naval Facilities
Engineering Command. Bi d items shall not be indicated on the drawings or referenced
anywhere in the Specifications without prior approval of the PM. Do not use the term
alternate to represent additive bid items. Deductive bid items are not permitted.
The importance of obtaining the necessary Federal and Military Specifications cannot
be over-emphasized, particularly when the A&E has shop drawing approval
responsibility. Federal and Military Specifications that are referenced in MIL -BUL-34
are included in the CCB available through NIBS. These and other Federal and Military
Specifications may be ordered from:
LANTNAVFACENGCOM maintains a system known as interim specification
revisions (ISR). This document has changes needed in an NFGS until such changes can
be incorporated into the guide specification. These changes must be incorporate d into
projects. Contact the PM for additional information.
A detailed cost estimate is required with each submittal. All estimates shall be computer
or manually prepared using a cost estimating method as appr oved by the PM. Scan all
computer disks submitted for viruses using a commercial anti -virus scanning program. The
estimate detail for each submittal shall be consistent with the level of design required for that
submittal. Accurate quantity take -off, inclusion of all appropriate cost systems, and accurate
unit prices for the project's geographic location are fundamental to the development of a good
cost estimate.
The A&E's objective is to develop a final estimate that will be within 10% (+/ -) of the
lowest responsible bid. This requires responsible pricing, experienced judgment and an
accurate assessment of the market conditions. When this objective is not met, it is necessary
for bid evaluation that the A&E submit a comparison of cost between the lo w bid and the final
A&E estimate. Reasons for major differences, sorted by specification division, must be stated
with a recommendation to award or reject. This bid analysis must be received within one
week after notification that it is required and is t o be provided at no additional cost to the
Properly prepared cost estimates provide a check of plans and specifications for
construction, coordination conflicts, discrepancies, omissions and cost control. Cost estimates
are used by the Government to establish budgets, verification of contract bid price, and to
develop historical data for future budget estimates.
Final Government estimates are to be marked by the A&E with "For Official Use Only."
Access to or disclosure of information withi n the estimate is limited to those personnel whose
official duties require knowledge of the estimate.
The estimate at each submittal is expected to reflect the A&E's best information and
experience. Expected bid opening dat e shall be established by the PM. Pricing must reflect
all requirements of the contract plans and specifications. The individual preparing the
estimate should verify that all specification requirements are priced with particular attention to
Division One and the wage rates. Size, material quality, and type of item shall be part of the
description to enable unit cost verification without constant reference to drawings and
7.2.1 35% DESIGN
Preliminary estimate based on materials take -off for this submittal shall reflect cost based
on reasonably accurate take-off of materials/systems consistent with the level of design. For
those elements of the project where the status of design does not permit a reasonably accurate
take-off of quantities or firm pricing of individual items of work, systems unit prices may be
used. Lump sum costs are not acceptable. Use of empirical costs shall be minimized.
Separate estimates will be prepared for each new non -identical building, structure, or
addition costing over $50,000 contract cost. Costs of alteration work to existing buildings
will not be included with the building addition costs. When one construction contract
contains more than one type of work (i.e., new construction, repair, equipment insta llation,
etc.), the estimate shall be structured such that each type of work is identified separately. In
addition to a master summary sheet, each type of work requires a separate summary sheet.
Costs from these separate summary sheets must be directly t ransferable to the master
summary sheet. When work is a combination of more than one project, the cost estimate must
be further separated per project, summarized per project, and transferred to the master
summary sheet.
Beginning with the 35% estimate, a separate line item must be included for Contract
Quality Control (CQC) projects. CQC is a contractor responsibility inspection system added
to most projects that exceed $2,000,000 in construction cost. Unless directed otherwise, allow
3% of the construction cost for CQC.
35% estimates should monitor the estimated construction cost during design. The 35%
estimate, through adjustments, should monitor the estimated construction cost until the pre final estimate is prepared. It is very important that if t he estimate indicates that the design
exceeds the allocated funds, the PM be contacted for instructions.
For all projects over $500,000, and for all new buildings or additions over $100,000, a
CES or comparable format estimate is required. Unique projects not readily adaptable to CES
or comparable format may be discussed with the PM. Hard copies of estimates will be
required for each submittal. The CES program or comparable format, database and User's
Guide are included on the C CB compact disc. Call the PM, if the CCB is not available.
Include the following reports (menu selections) with each submittal.
a. Input listing (sorted)
b. Summary - Yes (choose "No" for summary %)
c. Mark-up
d. Modifier
e. Detailed Estim ate with Systems Sort
f. Spec Section Summary
Contact should be made with the PM prior to the pre -final submission to reconfirm
programmed construction costs for the contract. Where A&E estimate exceeds programmed
construction costs, recommendations for cost reduction or proposed bid items must be
provided with the pre-final submission.
7.2.3 FINAL
The final estimate submittals shall include the complete estimate on CD -R, the same as
the pre-final except for correction/inclusion of pre -final comments.
The A&E shall provide consultation services during the construction period as well as the
design period. Such consultation may or may not be reimbursable as follows:
a. Non-Reimbursable Consultation: Under paragraph 3(g) of Section 01011 General
Paragraphs of the A&E Contract, the A&E shall promptly furnish consultation services
without additional compensation. Such consultation typically occurs in the form of a Request
for Information (RFI) from the ROICC. Typically, RFIs include providing clarification of the
intent of the drawings and specifications in response to questions, which routinely arise during
the course of construction. These may result i n preparation of amplifying drawings,
specifications, amendments, change orders and cost estimates to correct errors, omissions,
inconsistencies between drawings and specifications, conflicts in dimensions, lack of detail or
poor design quality in the draw ings and specifications. Amplifying drawings, specifications,
amendments, change orders and cost estimates shall be prepared per the provisions and
standards set forth in this A&E Guide. In such cases, the A&E shall assure through
discussions with the RO ICC the timing required for preparation of such documents to
minimize delay to the construction. It is expected that the A&E will provide a response to an
RFI not later than three (3) working days after notification. Where the response to an RFI
requires additional time, the A&E shall notify the ROICC as to the expected date of response.
b. Reimbursable Consultation: In addition to non -reimbursable consultation, reimbursable
A&E services may be required for specialized consultation with Cherry Point an d ROICC
personnel either at the site of construction or in the A&E's office regarding matters of a nature
not included under "General Paragraphs" of the A&E Contract. If reimbursable consultation
is required, the PM will address during A&E contract negoti ations.
In addition to the general requirements, consultation reports on A&E evaluation of
construction contractor proposed exceptions or variations to the contract documents shall
a. Whether the proposed substitution is of equal, better, or lesser quality than the design
b. If of lesser quality, the difference in value.
c. If of equal or better quality, the advantages to the Government in accepting the
substitution at no change in contract price. EVALUATION OF CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR VALUE ENGINEERING
The purpose of a VECP is to achieve savings in cost by adjusting the de sign so as to
permit more economical methods and materials of construction and still maintain the
operational, functional and aesthetic quality of the facility. Note that a construction contractor
VECP differs from a construction contractor proposed variation or exception to the contract
documents in that a VECP must maintain at least the same level of quality as in the original
design while a proposed variation or exception could lower the quality of construction. Under
the VECP program, the contractor and Government share in the savings resulting from
acceptable proposals while a full credit (deduct) in the construction contract price is taken for
approved variations or exceptions which are of lesser quality than the original design.
In addition to the general requirements, consultation reports on A&E evaluation of VECPs
shall include the advantages and disadvantages of the VECP, and economic analysis &
justification for recommending approval or rejection of the VECP.
In order to avoid tacit delays to construction, Government processing time for VECPs is
held to 21 calendar days from the date the ROICC receives the VECP package from the
contractor. Accordingly, the A&E shall complete and forward consultation reports on VECPs
to the ROICC and PM within five (5) working days from the time of receipt. When the VECP
is of the nature that the response requires additional time, the A&E shall notify the ROICC as
to the expected date of responses.
To the extent negotiated in the design contract or task order, checking of shop
drawings/submittals is the A&E’s responsibility. The A&E shall provide and use a shop
drawing approval stamp similar to the one shown in Figure 8.1 to process shop drawing
NOTE: Shop drawings/submittals shall include all submittal descriptions as listed in
Section 01300, "Submittals" of the construction contract specifications.
The construction contractor for the project has been instructed to forward to your office
for review all shop drawings, manufacturer's data, certifications and samples, except those
designated for LANTNAVFACENGCOM's approval, as follows:
*Quantities specified
The procedure for handling these submittals is as follows:
a. Acceptable Submittals - If the submittal complies with the contract requirements, it
shall be stamped APPROVED, dated and legibly signed by an authorized person. If minor
revisions were made by the contractor in order to make the submittal comply with the
requirements, it shall be stamped APPROVED, dated and signed. If minor revisions are made
by the A&E in order to make the submittal comply with the contract requirements, it shall be
stamped APPROVED-AS-NOTED, dated and signed. The revisions must be identically
marked on all copies of the submittal. The individual making the change must initial each
revision. The reviewer's section of the transmittal form, including the endorsement returning
the submittals to the contractor, shall be completed, and both transmittal form and submittals
distributed as follows:
*Additional quantities returned to contractor
Facilities Engineering Department (FED) will distribute one copy each of the transmittal
and submittal to the PM and one copy of the transmittal, two copies of the submittal, and the
sample to the ROICC.
b. Unacceptable Submittals - If the submittal does not comply with the contract
requirements and cannot be made to comply by minor revisions and the contractor has not
proposed and supported a deviation from the contract requirements, the submittal shall be
stamped DISAPPROVED, dated and signed.
The reviewer's section of the transmittal form shall be completed and both transmittal
forms and submittals distributed as follows:
*Additional quantities returned to contract or
FED will distribute one copy each of the transmittal and submittal to the PM and one copy
to the ROICC.
c. Proposed deviations from the contract requirements - If the contractor proposes a
deviation from the contract requirements, it must be support ed by the following information:
(1) Reason for the proposed substitution.
(2) If material or equipment is unavailable, document efforts made to procure.
(3) Complete technical data on the proposed substitution, sufficient to determine
acceptabili ty.
(4) Acknowledge that all changes caused by the proposed substitution will be the
responsibility of the contractor and at no additional cost to the Government.
(5) Proposed change, if any, in the contract price and/or time.
These submittals shal l be reviewed but not stamped. The A&E
comments/recommendations and reviewer action shall be noted on one copy of the transmittal
forms, the unstamped submittals and cost estimate shall be forwarded to the PM.
Upon completion of review by Cherry Point, the submittal will be stamped, dated and
signed, and distribution made to the contractor, ROICC, and A&E.
a. When a submittal must be revised by the A&E due to such reasons as changed
Government requirements or correction of design deficiency, it must be forwarded to the PM
with an explanation for the new requirements and the estimated change in contract price for
the contractor to comply with the new requirements.
b. Only certifications which state that the item submitted complies with the contract
requirements are acceptable. A statement that the item submitted is equal to or better than the
specified item will not suffice.
c. When a submittal cannot be reviewed within two weeks, the ROICC must be advise d of
the estimated date of review completion.
d. Mail Cherry Point's submittal copies to the address shown, ATTN: Code SUB.
To the extent negotiated in the design contract or task order, preparation of OMSI manuals
is an A&E responsibility.
OMSI manuals are developed during construction of a facility to provide the Activity with
clear, comprehensive data needed to safely and efficiently operate and maintain the actual
products and systems built into a facility. The principal OMSI elements, which may be
included in the manuals, are:
Operation and Maintenance Manual
Overall system configuration and operation
System flow diagrams
Start-up, normal operation and sh utdown procedures
Normal operating temperatures, pressures, flow rates, etc.
Emergency operating and safety instructions
Preventive maintenance plan and schedule
Troubleshooting guide and diagnostic techniques
Repair and maintenance procedures, including spare parts, special tools and test
* Environmental considerations
* Training plan, staffing requirements and personnel qualifications
* Removal and replacement instructions
Operating Manual
System design discussion
Procedures for normal start-up, operation and shutdown in manual and
automatic modes
Floor plans and schematic diagrams for flow, piping and instrumentation
Control set points and calibration requirements
Procedures for abnormal/alternate operational modes
User Manual
As-built record of product and O&M data, indexed by specification,
location section
Basic descriptive data on facility; basis of design
Single line floor plans
Utility connections and cut -off points
Special warranty data
Expanded operation, maintenance and repair information for HVAC, fire
protection and roofing systems
All Military Construction Navy Projects (MCON) now require some degree of OMSI
(min imum of User Manual) with the exception of projects such as Land Acquisition, Paving
and Dredging. Projects requiring OMSI can be classified as either a Type A, B, or C. The
standard package for each type of OMSI is as follows:
(1) Operation and Maintenance Manual
(2) User Manual
Type B OMSI (Do not use if maintenance and repair information is required)
(1) Operating Manual
(2) User Manual
Type C OMSI: User Manual
The degree of OMSI required will vary with the complex ity of systems and type of
a. Facilities having complex systems such as the following would normally require a Type
Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant (POL) Transfer/Loading Facilities
Large/Complex Computer Operations Center
Training Facilities with Complex Systems
Aircraft Maintenance Shops
Missile Assembly and Maintenance Shops
Ship Maintenance Shops
Central Refrigeration Plants
Medical Facilities
Command Communication and Operation Centers
Power Plants
Heating Plants
Industrial Waste and Sewage Treatment Plants
Water Supply, Treatment and Storage, Potable
Plating Shops
b. Less complex facilities where proper operation of the facility or system is critical a
Type B OMSI may be appropriate as follows (may require Type A OMSI if maintenance and
repair information is needed):
Operation and Training Facilities
c. Rather simple facilities such as BEQ, BOQ, Chapels, Admin Facilities, Warehouses and
Community Facilities us ually require a Type C OMSI.
Depending on the complexity of a particular system, even a simple facility such as a Child
Care Center could need a Type A OMSI to provide an OMSI Operation and Maintenance
Manual for that system; e.g., Variable Air Volume (V AV) or Thermal Storage System. A
project such as a hospital, however, would typically cover fifteen or more systems in the
Successful A&E preparation of an excellent quality OMSI manual requires that the
specification include NFGS 01730, "Operat ion and Maintenance Data", and that it be properly
referenced in the technical sections to specify "Data Packages" to be submitted by the
construction contractor. The A&E preparing the OMSI manuals uses this data to develop
comprehensive coverage of a system based on the as-built products in this facility.
Three sets of all approved submittals (except samples) must be retained by the A&E for
preparation of the OMSI manuals.
The PM will advise the A&E of the type of OMSI needed for each project. However,
A&E recommendations are solicited on changes to the OMSI type based on complexity of
systems as design develops. Specific scopes of work for each OMSI manual are provided in
Appendix A.
To the extent negotiated in the design contract or task order, the A&E's corrosion
engineer may be required to act as the Government corrosion engineer in final inspection,
testing and acceptance of the cathodic protection systems installed by the construction
contract for the ROICC. Responsibility may include:
a. On-site consultation with the ROICC on the critical stages of construction.
b. Review of Construction Contractor's corrosion engineer cathodic protection system
start-up survey report.
c. Final inspection and testing of cathodic protection systems, approximately 30 days after
construction contractor's report submittal, to verify the contractor's report and insure structure
protection levels are per National Association of Corros ion Engineers (NACE) recommended
d. Confirmation of interference current mitigation to other structures.
e. Provide ROICC with "punch list" of construction contractor deficiencies on the
installation of the cathodic protection systems.
f. Prepare a final inspection report noting all test results to document levels of cathodic
protection throughout the structure and to establish baseline parameters.
Rev. Date 08/20/03
Point of contact at Cherry Point regarding these standards is Skip Conklin at
(252)466-4780 or Phil Fisher at (252)466-4714.
1. Project file naming conventions. Files will be named the NAVFAC drawing number
(i.e. 1234567.dwg). All other file names such as mappin g files shall be approved by
Government PM.
2. All CAD file CD submittals shall have the following labeling on the CD -R.
Item Description
Disc sequence number
Disc 1 of 2
A&E (Consultant) Company Name
Construction Contract No. (A&E contract no. if no construction contract no.)
CP Project Number
FED File Number
Building number drawings specify work on, if applicable
Building 101
Disc Creation Date
4 July 2000
File na mes will be NAVFAC drawing number(s)
3. In general, follow the TSSDS National CAD standards. All specific standards shall be
identified and approved by Government PM. Standards for facility design drawings will be
different in many cases fro m those used for mapping. For layer names, the A&E (Consultant)
shall provide hard copy of layer list to the PM.
4. Graphic drawing contents WILL be created at full scale (1:1 in model space) and plotted at
1:1 in paper space. Drawings WILL be prepared using font and text sizes as stated in
paragraph 5.2 of this manual.
5. Each AutoCAD .dwg file (drawing sheet) shall have the file name & plotted scale (which
will be 1:1 paper space) used to create the presentation hard copy listed in the lower right
hand corner.
6. A&E will electronically submit a copy of all AutoCAD 2002 drawing files on CD -R,
which will be left OPEN.
7. Block & referenced files may be used in the file creation; HOWEVER, the individual
drawing files shall be BOUND together as ON E file prior to burning CD-R.
Rev. Date 08/20/03
8. For mapping and site plan creation of Cherry Point facilities -- All horizontal
coordinates shall be N.C. State Plane (NAD83). All vertical points shall be USGS d atum
(NGVD88). Above shall be used for all site plans unless approved otherwise.
9. Map and site plan accuracy: Horizontal (coordinate) and vertical location shall be
within 6 inches of true location, at least 90% of the time.
10. Dates of all file c reations shall be shown. Files will be virus scanned by the A&E prior to
11. Drawing formats and title blocks shall conform to Cherry Point CAD standards. PM will
provide an AutoCAD 2002 electronic file of the current D -size format sheets.
12. Large files or a large amount of data will not be compressed using ZIP or similar
routines. Compressed files will not be accepted by Cherry Point. Files will be delivered on
CD-Rs that are readable on any standard CD -ROM drive that is part of a win dows based PC
system. When burning CD -Rs, do NOT “close out” the CD. Leave it open for addition of
more project data.
13. Use the TSSDS National CAD Standards as long as they are coordinated and approved by
Government PM.
14. Data shall be Geographical Information System (GIS) ready and topologically correct.
Files shall be properly geo -referenced using Cherry Point’s coordinates. For example,
polygons shall be closed - there shall be NO over-shots or under-shots where lines meet or
intersect. Curren tly, all mapping requests are produced from the Cherry Point GIS. The
MCAS Cherry Point GIS Manager can be reached at (252) 466 -4524 for further GIS
requirements or questions.
15. Upon receipt from outside sources, the PM will virus -scan ALL CDs/files using
commercial anti -virus software.
Rev. Date 08/20/03
PURPOSE: To review and assure a common understanding of the standard needed for our
AutoCAD drawings.
PROBLEM BEING SOLVED: As an AutoCAD .dwg file is converted to .PDF file, a process
needs to be established to assure line weights are carried through.
STANDARD: When starting a new AutoCAD drawing file, use the National CAD Standards
for the line weight definitions. This will allow a con version to .PDF that carries forward the
line weight (bold) that was anticipated when the drawing was drawn in AutoCAD.
The National CAD Standard states AutoCAD users assign line weights to color. Example, if a
user wants a heavy line (border line) they w ill have the color magenta set at .5mm or any thick
value. Any line used then that is magenta will be printed bold. There is a standard plot style
for this and the file is “NatCadStndMono.ctb”. The whole aim of layer/color standardization
is to allow ease of communication with other professionals. A bold line created in California
should be bold when printed in North Carolina.
here is the color#
here is the
lineweight value.
select this area to
enter value
Here is a look at the “NatCadStndFULL.ctb” file. This file has been adapted to accommodate
Cherry Point’s plotter setting s. Notice each color has a different line weight in mm. For
example, color #7 (WHITE/BLACK) = .88 mm. This is the “Table View” of this file. With
the above line weights white/black #7 will print larger than blue, which has a value of .5mm.
To incorporate this standard in AutoCAD, the user must have the “NatCadStndFULL.ctb” file
within the program files of AutoCAD (i.e. C: or D: \program files \AutoCAD LT 2002\plot
styles\). Now whenever the user goes to the print screen in AutoCAD, they can select this
new file for their pen assignments.
here is the file nested within the correct
program file.
program files
PLEASE BE AWARE! To adapt printer settings for different applications, use
“natcadstndfull.ctb” for AutoCAD .dwg full size prints; “natcadstndhalf.ctb” for AutoCAD
.dwg half size prints (11x17), and “natcadst ndpdf.ctb” for Adobe Acrobat Writer PDF
When you go to plot within AutoCAD, select this file as shown below. Now the plotter and
acrobat writer will create your drawings with line weights, assuming the drawings were
created using these color\line weight relationships.
here is the file for
the new standard
Date 12/20/99
Point of contact at Cherry Point regarding these standards is Robert Lawrence at
(252)466-4706 or Paul Cline at (252)466 -4707.
a. Keep mechanical equipment (AHU's, EF's, etc.) off of roofs if at all possible. Mechanical
designs must consider the fragility of roofs. Install mechanical equipment at ground level and
screened from view. Discuss alternatives with architect.
b. If equipment is installed on roofs, use equipment manufacturers standard curbs.
c. Avoid routing pipes above lay -in ceilings, especially low temperature pipes (i.e., chilled
water) subject to condensation/dripping.
d. Install blow down valves on all strainers.
e. Air handling unit filter access doors should be specified as hinged and lockable with
quarter-turn or half -turn thumb screws. Do not specify or approve access panels that are
unhinged and/or retained by sheet metal screws.
f. Require contractors to provide maintenance with a listing of HVAC filters for each piece of
equipment along with their dimensions (width, height, thickness) and types (permanent,
washable, throwaway, etc.). Also, require filter information to be clearly displayed on the
outside of each piece of equipment.
g. Do not specify mineral fiber on flexible unicellular insulation on chilled water pipes. Use
rigid insulation on chilled water pipes where such pipes are subject to being stepped on or
damaged. Cellular glass insulation is preferred. Metal jacket should be utilized for exterior or
high abuse areas.
h. Do not use plastic pre-insulated pipe for buried dual temperature water distribution. Use
pre-insulated copper pipe for such applications.
i. Provide separate mechanical and electrical rooms with exterior, ground level entrances, if
j. Shop air compressors should not be installed within HVAC mechanical rooms as occupant
access is prohibited by base maintenance to those spaces.
k. All equipment l ocated within or outside mechanical rooms should be accessible for
maintenance (including coils) and for removal with minimum disruption to occupants.
l. HVAC equipment should not be installed in attics, overhead, or above suspended ceilings,
unless absolutely necessary. When dictated by necessity, provide access and floor space for
maintenance. In addition, provide auxiliary coil drain pans below all cooling equipment and
pipe separately from primary system.
m. Avoid use of cooling towers.
n. Electronic/Direct Digital Control (DDC) systems are the preferred HVAC control systems.
If by necessity pneumatic controls need to be utilized, then associated air compressors shall be
installed within mechanical rooms, inaccessible to occupants for periodic
service/maintenance. For HVAC systems being replaced, verify the existence of Utility
Management and Control (UMAC) (Coggins) interface devices. Where present, re -establish
monitoring and control capabilities in new HVAC system.
o. Equipment control cabinets should be located no higher than 5' above finished floor.
Avoid locating in high humidity spaces such as mechanical rooms with steam equipment and
p. Avoid use of economizers (dry bulb or enthalpy) as locally high humidity conditions and
poor control reliability prohibits successful use.
q. All HVAC systems 7 tons and over should be interfaced with the station UMAC system.
The current system employs the Coggins energy management system that is capable of load
shedding during peak energy consumption.
r. For HVAC systems utilizing gas (propane or natural) as heating source, ensure
specifications for the HVAC unit require contractor to furnish unit compatible with gas
a. Minimize the use of steam manholes. T hose that must be used are to be raised 12" above
finish grade and provided with full grated top.
b. Do not install steam pits within mechanical rooms.
c. Equip steam manholes with steam ejector pumps. Add electric sumps where steam is
turned off during the summer.
d. Use schedule 80 black steel carrier pipes for buried steam condensate lines.
e. Use welded valves in steam pits. Inside buildings, flanged valves are permitted.
f. Use Link Seals on steam and condensate piping where they penetrate manhole walls.
g. Use in line filters before regulators on low -pressure steam.
h. Specify steam control valve actuators that can withstand the heat conducted from steam
lines and equipment.
Date 12/20/99
Point of contact at Cherry Point regarding these standards is Phil Fisher at (252) 466 -4714.
Specific Civil Engineering Specification Standards
The purpose of Civil Engineering Specification Standards is to list the desired standards for
materia ls and construction desired by the Civil Division, FED, MCAS, Cherry Point, NC.
Cost data and contractors are listed where available. By SPEC Section, the changes are as
0110 Location of Underground Facilities
Paragraph 1.3 Location of Underground Facilities: Should read “It shall be the responsibility...
Do not continue with excavations or installation of new work without resolving elevation
discrepancies and conflicts.”
01140 Work Restrictions
Roadway paving contracts. Add a special section to address restrictions and scheduling.
Reference specification 979615 for a sample. Modify and tailor to fit project.
Airfield contracts. Add a special section to address work restrictions and scheduling.
Reference specification 967855 and 986254 fo r a sample. Modify and tailor to fit project.
01560 Environmental Protection
Rubbish and household garbage shall be disposed of daily by the contractor, outside the limits
of the Air Station at the contractor's expense in compliance with all local appli cable
regulations. Local location for dumping is Craven County Landfill at Tuscarora . As an
exception - use local Air Station garbage containers upon PM's approval. Also see Section
02220 Site Demolition
Excess materials shall be disposed of ou tside the limits of the Air Station at the Contractor's
expense in compliance with all local applicable regulations. The exception is to dispose of
certain soils and broken pavements where indicated by the PM.
02231 Clearing and Grubbing
Excess materials shall be disposed of outside the limits of the Air Station at the Contractor's
expense in compliance with all local applicable regulations. Local location for dumping is
C&D landfill in Havelock .
02301 through 02315: Earthwork and Excavation. (Note: Contaminated soils and
groundwater subject to special handling and disposal requirements.)
Borrow materials shall be provided by the Contractor from sources outside the limits of the
Air Station. Excess materials shall be disposed of outside the limits of the Air Station at the
Contractor's expense in compliance with all local applicable regulations. Local dumping
local location is Tuscarora. Contractor may be able to find a cheaper location to place clean
fill for less cost. Exception: dispose of certain contaminated soils using special methods –
see other instructions.
Structural fills: Use locally available material that meets specification requirements. Use
flowable fill when the need for a material that is self -compacting will provide a quality
product such as a road patch. Use #57 or #467 stone for working in a wet condition where
dewatering is not practical.
02441 Trenchless Excavation
Directional drilling - use HDPE pipe or CERTA-LOK PVC AWWA C900.
02510 Water Distribution
Do not use glued joints on pipe that is 4 inch and larger.
Storm Drainage
As a rule, require as -built invert and structure elevations from the Contractor. There is no
Navy design manual. LANTDIV uses a 10 -year storm for most civil projects and rational
method. For airfield, use a 5 -year storm - reason is ponding is allowed in system as long as it
is not on pavement. See Army technical manuals TM 5 -820
1 through 4 for drainage. Minimum size pipe preferred is 18” to avoid clogging.
02711 through 02723 Base Course
Use geotextile/geogrid separator between base and subgrade where possible.
02741 through 02744 Asphalt Pavement
Use pre-edited spec section. For patches, provide special spec section and plates. Use
NCDOT 1-1 mix unless approved otherwise by the PM.
02751 and 02752 Concrete Pavement
For forklift and truck areas, use 650-flex mix and 8 inch min thickness with reinforcement.
02761 Pavement Markings
Use Thermoplastic for permanent long -term usage on streets and parking lots. Use acrylic
latex paint for temporary markings. On street pavements, use adhesive applied centerline
reflectors spaced 80 feet apart (normal conditions) on street pavements). Paint only with
justification and approval for short -term street markings and airfield pavements.
02762 Joints, Reinforcements, and Mooring Eyes
Mandatory - use silicone joint sealant on airfield pavements.
Materials: CRAFCO ROADSAVER Self leveling silicone joint sealant (Note that Dow
Corning 888 and 890 Silicone Joint Sealant. 888 for joints b etween concrete and 890 for
joints between asphalt and concrete – has been pulled off market). All reinforcing rods will
be ASTM A-615, Grade 60.
02785 through 02789 Asphalt Treatments
Require rolling with pneumatic rollers to enhance quality.
02821 Chain Link Fences
Use galvanized posts with galvanizing inside and outside. See AIRSTAORDER P5531.1 for
fence requirements. Confirm compliance with BEAPS.
Use pre-edited sections to suit our soil and topological conditions and the time of the ye ar.
Planting Seasons for Seed
Spring = 1 March to 31 May
Fall = 1 September to 31 October
Temporary Spring and Summer = 1 April to 15 September
Temporary Fall and Winter = 16 September to 31 March
Seed Composition
Spring = Coastal Bermuda, 100% by wei ght (centipede could be substituted)
Fall = Coastal Bermuda, 100% by weight (centipede could be substituted)
Temporary Seeding Winter: Kobe Lespedeza
30 Percent
Secale Cereale
70 Percent
Temporary Seeding Summer: German Millet
60 Percent
Sericea Lespedeza
40 Percent
Planting Season for Centipede Sod: 1 March to 31 October
Seed Rate: Spring and Fall
4 lbs / 1000 SF
Temporary Seeding
10 lbs / 1000 SF
Lime Rate
20 lbs / 1000 SF
Fertilizer Rate
23 lbs / 1000 SF
02976 Pavement Membrane Layers
1. Unless otherwise approved, use a geotextile fabric separation between stone and subgrade
soils for civil works.
2. Rubber & Paint Removal: Do not specify 100% removal of paint or rubber. Different sites
will require different pressures for the removal process (due to age of deposits, type of
pavement and deposits, etc.). A 3000-psi pressure will likely not remove sufficiently. A 5000
to 8000 psi is required to remove rubber. Limit pressure to 5000 psi or less if necessary to
prevent damage to pavements (70% to 90% removal rates expected at that pressure). Greater
than 5000 psi will likely damage asphalt pavement. Greater than 8000 psi will lik ely damage
concrete pavement. Rubber removal at Cherry Point is a reasonable expectation. Cost
expectation 1999 is $0.50 to $1.25 per SF.
03300 Concrete
1. For routine projects, use 4000 psi in lieu of 3000 psi. per ASTM C94. Cost at local plant is
Structural: ASCE7 wind load is 130 mph (do not use NC Code of 110 mph). Bolts and Rebar
available in metric sizes. Siesmic Zone 0 according to NC Code.
3. Civil Design Requirements
Surveys: Unless approved otherwise, projects shall use State Plane coordinates, NAD83 for
horizontal control and USGS vertical control, NGVD88 . Exceptions on a case by case basis
for insignificant and small projects, projects may use a local control such as a project specific
base line along a road centerlin e, etc. and a local TBM. For ease of construction layout, small
projects may also locate new features from existing permanent features. Accuracy shall be
equal to the datum used (second order for second order). Use local control and local TBM
only when design cost savings are absolutely critical.
NOTE: The acceptable conversion from NGVD29 to NGVD88 for all of Cherry Point is
-1.04 .
Horizontal and vertical control available:
Cherry Point (Horizontal = NAD83 and Vertical = NGVD29)
Bogue, Atlantic, BT11(Horizontal = NAD83 and Vertical = NGVD88)
Site Plans: Scale large enough to show all features clearly and avoid overcrowding. Normal
site plan scales are 1:50, 1:40, 1:30, 1:25, 1:20 and 1:10.
Site Plans and Survey Presentation: Electronic in AutoC AD, revision consistent with what
FED is currently using (check with PM).
Soil Borings: LANTDIV (Kerry Nothnagel) has historical files of Cherry Point boring logs.
They are trying to move it into Cherry Point’s electronic GIS in next two years. They hav e an
open end-boring contract with ECS that we can use. We also have historical records of boring
logs in the form of record drawings; see 3 stick files or flat files.
Airfield Pavements: LANTDIV (Darrell Bryan – DSN 8-8-262-4411 or commercial 757 -3224411) has an electronic database in PAVER of the airfield pavement characteristics. They
also have the airfield in AutoCAD files including joint layout. We also have historical
records of airfield pavements in the form of record drawings; see stick fi les or flat files.
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