AEI for Installation Support
Thursday, 17 October 1996
efforts and costs and helps the design agency develop clear, concise, and simplified documents.
These new procedures encourage designers to use minimum sized paper; simple design details,
abbreviated specifications; and photocopying machines, graphic scanners, photographic drafting,
digital imaging, and color printers (when appropriate).
(3) The possible uses of this AEI are wide and far-reaching with the only limitations being
imagination, management, customer support, applicable Public Laws, and the FAR. This
flexibility must be used to develop new and innovative ideas to reduce the cost of design,
construction, and services to our customers. These new ways of doing business must be
shared with other USACE team members.
c. Support. Important to the success of Installation Support is the support of management
both in the design agency and military installations, design agency operating procedures tailored
to Installation Support, and teamwork with the customer and within the design agency.
5. INSTALLATION SUPPORT AND DESIGN TEAMS.
(1) USACE Design Champions for Installations Support (DCIS). This team was
established to improve design and engineering support for military installation customers (See
Part V, Enclosure 1 for the implementing memorandum.). This team is comprised of design and
engineering representatives from each of MILCON MSC, District Command and HQUSACE.
Each USACE DCIS team member should coordinate continuously with his or her counterpart in
the Installation Support channels of his or her MSC or District Command, and provide input to
the HQUSACE Champion member. This coordination and input by the USACE DCIS team
members will provide a continuous source of energy to revitalize the Installation Support process.
The HQUSACE Champion will establish a USACE Installation Support Network so that
innovative ideas and success stories can be shared electronically.
(2) Operating Procedures. The establishment of Installation Support operating procedures
tailored to the design agency and teamwork with the customer will assist in the success of the
program. Installation Support efforts must be a continuous effort; from inception to the end of
service. Each design agency should develop and publish Installation Support operating
procedures or general guidelines that will minimize the cost and time for the delivery of services
and products to the customer while maintaining a high level of quality. These operating
procedures should include project management, engineering, construction, contracting, resource
management, and counsel.
b. Design Team Concept. This concept also applies to non-design work (e.g., master plans,