25 May 2005
Change 1, 22 February 2006
Change 2, 4 December 2006
The Government installation planners are responsible for obtaining information required
for project site approval prior to design.
The Designer of Record shall obtain all site and building data and investigate existing
site conditions, utilities, and facilities as necessary to properly integrate the design of
the project with existing conditions. Except as otherwise contracted, field investigations
shall include complete and accurate site investigation, topographic/hydrographic survey,
and verification of location and availability of utility and drainage systems. Existing as-
built record drawings, when available, will be furnished for information. However, the
DOR or Contractor shall be responsible for field verification of as-built drawings and
other site features that may influence project design.
In a Design-Build contract, the Designer of Record shall be responsible to verify all site
information given by the Government issued RFP. In addition, the DOR shall provide
additional field investigations and verification of existing site conditions as may be
required to support the development of the design and construction of the project.
All site work, including topographic/hydrographic and soil surveys, shall be coordinated
with representatives of the Public Works, Utilities and Energy team, and other NAVFAC
design personnel. During execution of field investigation work, the Designer of Record
shall be responsible for obtaining necessary permits, and complying with applicable
laws, codes, and regulations, including OSHA regulations. The exact location of the
geotechnical excavation, whether by drilling or digging, shall be approved by the
appropriate authorities, be it the local utility service or by a company hired by the
geotechnical engineering firm to `scope' utilities. The DOR shall be responsible for all
damages to persons and property that occur as a result of their fault or negligence. The
DOR shall take proper safety precautions to protect the public, the property of the public
and the Government from physical hazards and unsafe conditions. Upon completion of
field investigation, return the property to its original condition except as released in
writing by the client activity.
Life Safety Code Surveys.
For specific requirements on Life Safety Code Surveys, see UFC 3-600-10N.
For specific requirements concerning Pavement Evaluations, see UFC 3-200-10N.
For specific requirements concerning Topographic Surveys, see UFC 3-200-10N.