AEI for Installation Support
Thursday, 17 October 1996
(5) Design Team Members and Responsibilities.
(a) Each member of the team should apply his or her design knowledge to the project
and integrate his or her responsibility with other design team members to satisfy the overall
objectives of the project. This guidance is also applicable to investigations and studies.
(b) The design team should work in concert with construction, services activities (e.g.,
training for installation staff) and the customer to establish an overall understanding and
procedure that is responsive to the customer's needs and that the design, construction, and
services activities can follow to streamline the process to investigate, study, design, and construct
(6) Design Team Leader.
(a) Each Installation Support project must have a design team leader responsible for
the design and coordination among the design team members, with the project manager (see ER
5-7-1 (FR), for the role of the project manager regarding installation support), and the customer,
as well as construction, counsel, resource management, and contracting. The interrelationships of
the technical disciplines will vary with the responsibilities that will be established for each project.
(b) As stated above, some projects will involve more than one technical discipline, and
in those cases, the selection of the design team leader should depend on the predominate technical
discipline. For example, a project dealing primarily with the architectural discipline should have
an architect as the leader. Whereas, a project dealing primarily with the electrical engineering
discipline should have an electrical engineer as the leader. Design team leaders should also
possess leadership and communication skills. This guidance is also applicable to O&M projects.
This guidance is not applicable if Alternative Three above is selected.
c. Centers of Expertise. Some of the Centers of Expertise listed in ER 1110-3-109 and
EC 5-1-49 have contracts in place to provide services under their purview. The U.S. Army
Center for Public Works (CPW), which is not listed in either, ER 1110-3-109 or EC 5-1-49, also
has contracts available in most technical areas including some specialty areas. In some cases these
contracts provide a variety of options ranging from planning and site surveys to turnkey
installation of equipments. Any design agency can use these contracts to expedite Installation
Support. Availability of existing contracts can be determined by contacting the CPW (Mr. Fred
Reed, CEPW- FM, telephone (703) 428- 6358) or the appropriate Center of Expertise listed in
the referenced ER and EC.
6. INITIAL PLANNING.