This design manual is one of a series developed from an evaluation of
facilities in the shore establishment, from surveys of the availability of
new materials and construction methods, and from selection of the best
design practices of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFACENGCOM),
other Government agencies, and the private sector. This manual uses, to the
maximum extent feasible, national professional society, association, and
institute standards in accordance with NAVFACENGCOM policy. Deviations from
these criteria should not be made without prior approval of NAVFACENGCOM
Headquarters (Code 04).
Design cannot remain static any more than the rival functions it serves or
the technologies it uses. Accordingly, recommendations for improvement are
encouraged from within the Navy and from the private sector and should be
furnished to Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (Code 04B), 200
Stovall Street, Alexandria, VA 22332-2300.
This publication is certified as an official publication of the Naval
Facilities Engineering Command and has been reviewed and approved in
accordance with SECNAVINST 5600.16, Procedures Governing Review of the
Department of the Navy (DN) Publications.
J. P. JONES, JR.
Rear Admiral, CEC, U. S. Navy
Naval Facilities Engineering Command