AEI for Installation Support
Thursday, 17 October 1996
7. QUALITY ASSURANCE.
a. Mandatory Requirements. Design agencies preparing Installation Support contract
documents are responsible for ensuring that the quality and details of the documents meet all
applicable Public Laws, Executive Orders, FAR, DFARS, AFARS, EFARS, CFRs (e.g., 10 CFR
435 regarding energy related issues and 10 CFR 436 regarding cost effective designs), DoD
directives and instructions, Army regulations, fire and life safety codes, and the customers' needs.
Using the AEI, Design Criteria (see Paragraph 12), the Corps of Engineers Guide Specifications
(CEGS), and the Corps of Engineers Abridged Guide Specifications (CEAGS) facilitates
compliance with all mandatory requirements. However, the AEI, Design Criteria, the CEGS, or
the CEAGS are not mandatory references for Installation Support work.
b. Simplicity and Quality. Simplicity and assurance of quality must be achieved for each
project. However, design agencies are cautioned that over-simplification of contract documents
can result in the omission of important details that could increase the cost and the amount of
change orders during contract administration. An incorrect project SOW (e.g., over or under
scope) can also increase the cost and the amount of contract modifications during contract
8. PROJECT DRAWINGS. Each project is different in scope and/or requirements. Therefore,
the number of drawings will vary. There is no standard number of drawings for a particular
project. When preparing design documents using the Installation Support process, experience has
shown that a typical drawing package may contain some, but not all, of the following types of
drawings. These drawings should be combined, if possible, to keep the total number of sheets to
a minimum. Again, local variations are authorized and encouraged based on the practices in each
a. Title Sheet with Revision, Signature and Approval Blocks, and Schedule of Drawings.
b. Location Map and Site Plan.
c. Scope of Work.
d. Demolition Plan.
e. Foundation Plan.