designs and corresponding material lists available to
planners at all levels. While these designs relate
primarily to the expected needs at advanced bases and
to the Navy ABFC system, they also can be used to
satisfy peacetime requirements. Facility, logistic, and
construction planners will find the information required
to select and document the materials necessary to
The NAVFAC P-437 consists of two volumes.
Volume 1 contains reproducible engineering drawings
and is now available on CD-ROM, which is organized
Part 1, Component Site Plans, is indexed by
component and ABFC designation.
Part 2, Facility Drawings, is indexed by facility
number and DoD category code.
Part 3, Assembly Drawings, contains assembly
information and is indexed by assembly number.
Each drawing is a detailed construction drawing
that describes and lists the facilities, the assemblies, or
the line items required to complete it. A summary of
logistic, construction, and cost data is provided for each
component, facility, and assembly of the ABFC system.
A component is defined as a grouping of personnel
and material that has a specific function or mission at
an advanced base. Whether it is located overseas or in
CONUS, a component is supported by facilities and
A construction network is included in each facility
of the ABFC system as part of the design package in the
NAVFAC P-437 (fig. 9-1). The network includes such
information as tool kits, equipment, and PRCP skills
required for each facility. Time and effort are saved by
use of the construction networks that were developed
for each facility in the ABFC system. To benefit from
the construction networks, you must have an
understanding of the basic principles and assumptions
upon which the networks are based. Network analysis
procedures for precedence diagraming are covered in
chapter 5 of the Seabee Planners and Estimators
Handbook, NAVFAC P-405, and chapter 2 of this
Volume 2 of NAVFAC P-437 contains the detailed
data display for each component, facility, and assembly
and is available on a hard disk. (Except for earthwork,
material lists in volume 2 are complete bills of material.)
The volume is also arranged in three parts.
Part 1 lists and describes by DoD category code
the facilities requirement for each component.
Part 2 lists and describes by assembly number the
assembly requirement for each facility.
Part 3 lists line-item requirements by national
stock number (NSN) for each assembly.
The P-437 also contains other useful information
for planners, such as crew sizes; man-hours by skill;
land areas; amounts of fuel necessary to make a
component, facility, or assembly operational; and
information about predesigned facilities and assemblies
that are not directly related to components shown in the
ABFC table (OPNAV 41P3A). These predesigned
facilities and assemblies give the planner alternatives
for satisfying contingency requirements when the
callout of a complete component is not desired. To
make the P-437 compatible with other DoD planning
guides, Category Codes Facilities, NAVFAC P-72, a
related publication, establishes the category codes, the
nomenclature, and the required units of measure for
identifying, classifying, and quantifying real property.
The cardinal category codes are as follows:
Operations and Training
Maintenance and Production
Research, Development, and Evaluation
Hospital and Medical
Housing and Community Support
Utilities and Ground Improvement
If a facility is required for enlisted personnel
quarters, for example, it will be found in the 700 series
(Housing and Community Support). The assemblies
within each facility consist of a grouping of line items
at the NSN level which, when assembled, will perform
a specific function in support of the facility. An
assembly is functionally grouped in such a way that the