AEI for Installation Support
Thursday, 17 October 1996
(1) Survey Information. Prior to the initiation of detailed project development, the design
team should have a meeting with the customer at the project site to ensure the appropriate use of
the Installation Support process. This survey should include, but not be limited to:
(a) Identifying the customer (s).
(b) Identifying the customers' requirements and expectations.
(c) Clarifying the SOW and services, products and/or design requirements, including a
thorough review of the DD Form 1391, if applicable to the type of project, DA Form 4283, type
of funds required, verifying approval limits, obtaining as-built/record drawings and documents,
and other planning data.
(d) Determining the extent of investigation required, to include a deficiency tabulation,
and to resolve technical problems such as structural damage; seismic, adequacy of utilities, fire
protection deficiencies, corrosion; extent of modifications to electrical, plumbing and HVAC
systems; and similar conditions, if applicable to the type of project.
(e) Determining the requirement for a security survey. Coordination with the
installation security officer to assure that all physical and electronic security and antiterrorism
concerns are incorporated into the siting and facility design, if applicable to the type of project.
(f) Resolving engineering environmental issues such as the presence of lead base paint
or friable and non-friable asbestos, contaminated soil, the extent of environmental surveys
required, if any, and the need for infrared, x-ray or other types of surveys of roofs, if applicable to
the type of project.
(g) Determining the project cost including the design effort required and costs, and an
estimate of the construction costs, if design and construction are required for the type of project.
(h) Determine the customers' funds availability and budget for the project.
(2) Importance of the Survey. Sound and early planning are important between the design
team and the customer so that unnecessary effort and costs are reduced and so that the customer
is provided a satisfactory product. For maintenance and repair projects, major design
modifications are often required late in project development because poor initial site investigations
do not reflect the true conditions of existing structures. Removal work by the building contractor
often results in numerous unforeseen site conditions that are not shown on the as-built/record
drawings. One way to reduce redesign costs and additional construction costs is to perform a
thorough site investigation and deficiency tabulation with photographs, using digital cameras