AEI for Installation Support
Thursday, 17 October 1996
ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING INSTRUCTIONS
PART I - GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
a. Purpose. These Architectural and Engineering Instructions (AEI) provides design and
engineering elements of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) with policy and technical
guidance for design of small projects (e.g., usually under 0,000, however some contracts can
have a cumulative value of -4 million), including maintenance and repair type design and
services projects supporting military installations.
b. Organization. This AEI is organized in five parts as follows:
(1) Part I - General Instructions.
(2) Part II - Construction Phase (Post Award) Services.
(3) Part III - Types of Support.
(4) Part IV - Types Of Contracts Available for Execution of Designs.
(5) Part V - Examples, Forms, and Sample Drawings.
c. Applicability. This AEI is effective immediately and applies to the design and engineering
elements within the responsibility of the Director of Military Programs of all Major Subordinate
Commands (MSC), District Commands, and other USACE Field Offices having Military
Construction (MILCON) "technical product" responsibilities. Hereafter referred to as "Design
Agency." This AEI does not apply to Civil Works elements of USACE.
d. Reproduction. Local reproduction of this AEI, or any subsequent editions, is authorized.
e. Second Edition. This AEI supersedes the First Edition, same title, dated 4 April 1996.
f. Proponent Office. This AEI will be periodically reviewed, updated, republished, and
redistributed by the Architectural and Planning Branch, Engineering Division, Directorate of
Military Programs, HQUSACE. The Champion for the Engineering Division is Mr. Stanley