NCF LEVEL II
Figure 2-33.Level II bar chart.
II vintage) being utilized far beyond their original
designed life capacity. Where breakdown
maintenance had been the operating policy, the new
direction was to raise the level of maintenance so that
these facilities could continue to be utilized. However,
no additional resources were provided. In the
meantime, accelerated new construction programs
continually added more maintenance and repair
requirements as permanent facilities were completed
and turned over to the government.
To realize the fullest and most efficient utilization
of available resources, industrial engineering
procedures and techniques were applied and
maintenance management systems developed. Within
its framework came the idea of developing standards
for maintenance work. This effort, beginning in 1957,
formed the basis for the Navys system. Several years
later the Army and Air Force, who had been
developing standards of their own, adopted the Navys
more advanced Engineered Performance Standards
Program for estimating maintenance work.
EPS was developed by engineers using proven
industrial engineering techniques and years of
experience and expertise which have gone into the
deviation of these standards.
EPS is the average time necessary for a qualified
worker, working at a normal pace, under capable
supervision and experiencing normal delays, to
perform a defined amount of work, of a specified
quality, while following acceptable trade methods.
EPS data is a tool used by planner/estimators to
develop consistent, uniform, and accurate facilities
maintenance and repair estimates. Any trained planner