the command policies and the detailed methods of
implementing, administering, and monitoring
construction to ensure the highest quality product. In
all aspects of construction work, the battalion is
considered to be a contractor who works with and
through the officer-in-charge of construction (OICC),
engineering field division (EFD), resident officer-in-
charge of construction (ROICC), or the individually
designated customer representative to accomplish the
All construction work done by the battalion is
according to the construction quality control (CQC)
program. This construction work is outlined in the
P-445, Construction Quality Control Manual, and
various implementing instructions provided by EFDs,
OICC and ROICC offices, and COM2NDNCB/
COM3RDNCBINST 4355.1 series.
Planning for construction tasking begins
approximately 10 months before deployment when
the battalion receives the tentative tasking message.
Many decisions must be made before the crew leader
can begin detailed project planning. Most of these
decisions are among the following:
1. Officer/Chief Petty Officer Assignments
announced by the commanding officer.
2. Safety/QC Staff Assignments announced
by the Ops officer.
Detachment Manning announced by Ops
with input from detachment OICs, assistant
officers in charge (AOICs), and company
Prime/Subcontractors assigned by Ops.
The prime contractor is responsible for the
safety, quality, and timeliness of the construc-
tion effort and directs subcontractors
accordingly. The subcontractor is responsible
for assigning resources in sufficient quantity
and quality to accomplish their portion of the
project according to the coordinated schedules.
Figure 2-2 shows the prime/subcontractor
organization and the line functional authority in
execution of construction tasking.
Crew Leaders nominated by company
commander/detachment OIC and appointed by
Planning and Estimating Team must
include members of both the prime and
subcontractor crews. Crew leaders must work
with their chain of command to have their crews
identified as early in home port as possible.
After the crews are assigned, planning effort can
be scheduled around the planning milestones.
DETAIL PROJECT PLANNING
The entire history of each NCF project, from the
initial planning phase through the execution phase to
the closeout phase, is documented in a standard
Figure 2-2.Construction organization.