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 construct facilities.
The NAVFAC P-437 consists of two volumes. Volume 1 contains reproducible engineering drawings and is now available on CD-ROM, which is organized as follows:
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 assemblies.
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 Planner's and Estimator's Handbook, NAVFAC P-405, and chapter 2 of this TRAMAN.
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:
100 Operations and Training
200 Maintenance and Production
300 Research, Development, and Evaluation
500 Hospital and Medical
700 Housing and Community Support
800 Utilities and Ground Improvement
900 Real Estate
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 theContinue Reading