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 Navy's system. Several years later the Army and Air Force, who had been developing standards of their own, adopted the Navy's 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 plannerContinue Reading