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Develop UMCS guidance for design and construction.
Ensure compliance with UMCS design standards.
Develop procedures and techniques for installation and checkout.
Define levels of responsibility for UMCS inspection, testing and acceptance.
dentify UMCS consulting sources, both commercial vendors and design services, for
Define UMCS inspection requirements.
(2) Corps District Office Representative. The local Corps District office may be involved in
administering either the UMCS design or construction contract, or both. Therefore, their participation in
the survey will familiarize them with all project parameters from the outset.
(3) MACOM Energy Office Representative. The MACOM establishes procedures for review
and approval of requests for UMCS installations. The MACOM is then responsible for forwarding survey
requests to the UMCS-MCX and providing support and funding for the survey activities.
(4) Directorate of Public Works Representative. The primary source of information concerning
the candidate facilities, utilities and energy consumption will be the DPW. This information is necessary
in order to develop a system concept and to support the needed economic analyses.
(5) Communications Office. The communications office should assist in the conceptual
planning of the communication network from the field equipment back to the central equipment in the
Central Station. This individual should have all necessary data on any existing communications network
and be involved in the design of any new network.
(6) UMCS Manager. The UMCS manager is the on-site manager of any existing UMCS and is
responsible for its operation and maintenance. An UMCS manager may not yet be identified if the
installation does not have a existing system.
(7) Other Installation Personnel. Other installation personnel such as shop foremen, plant
operators, HVAC mechanics and UMCS operators who can provide significant guidance to the survey
should be available.
c. The Survey Team. The survey team is responsible for the actual building-to-building survey and
the resulting economic analysis. The number of survey team members and their individual specialties will
vary according to the size and complexity of the proposed system and the time available to accomplish
the survey. As a minimum, the survey team should include an electrical engineer, a mechanical engineer
and a technician. Larger teams will include multiples of the above positions with some of the members
specializing in a specific aspect of UMCS application. The people on the team should possess the skills
necessary to identify areas of UMCS application with the potential for economic savings. Qualifications
and responsibilities of each team member are discussed below.
(1) Team Chief. The team chief should typically be either a mechanical or controls engineer
with experience in both fields. The team chief will be experienced in the selection, design, installation,
operation and maintenance of UMCS systems. The team chief will direct all survey activities and
coordinate with Post personnel as required to accomplish the survey. The responsibilities of the team
Coordinating the survey activities in advance with the installation including sending the