AEI for Installation Support
Thursday, 17 October 1996
schedules, door schedules, and details should be considered. (Note: The PC should also be
considered when using the "short" or abbreviated form of specifications. See paragraph 14
(3) CADD should be employed for most projects. However, legible free-hand drafting and
lettering may be necessary to expedite projects. Care should be taken to ensure that the size of
the lettering can be read when the original is photo-reduced.
(4) The use of the stick-on method (details drawn on Mylar or paper with adhesive
backing) to transfer details from other projects is encouraged when CADD is not appropriate.
This method will reduce the drafting effort and costs.
10. STANDARD DETAILS.
a. CADD Reference Files. Currently, the Tri-Service CADD/GIS Technology Center is
sponsoring an initiative to prepare and maintain active reference files and generic details. The
center is located at the USACE Waterways Experiment Station, ATTN: CEWES-IM-DA, 3909
Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199. Design agencies are encouraged to participate in
b. Tri-Service Center, Architectural, Engineering and Construction (A/E/C)
Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Standards (EC 25-1-243). This manual sets
standards that provide a consistent and compatible platform for CADD system use throughout
USACE. The uniform CADD platform provides a means for rapid and accurate transfer and
integration of most project-related information throughout the life cycle of the facility, regardless
of the CADD system used. Included in the manual are graphic standards, discipline specific cell
libraries, description of deliverables, and data exchange formats. This manual is applicable to all
HQUSACE elements, MSC and design agencies, and should be used to the maximum extent
practicable under the Installation Support process. Additionally, it is critically important that the
CADD products produced are compatible with the customers' CADD needs, systems, and
c. Design Agency Standard Details.
(1) Each design agency should consider developing a standard set of details, unique to
that design agency, that could be used with Installation Support contracts. Design agencies are
encouraged to share their Installation Support standard details with other design agencies
and HQUSACE (CEMP-EA).
(2) The standard details should be stored in CADD or PC format for ease of usage. A