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 project.
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.
3. Detachment Manning - announced by Ops with input from detachment OICs, assistant officers in charge (AOICs), and company chiefs,
4. 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.
5. Crew Leaders - nominated by company commander/detachment OIC and appointed by Ops.
6. 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.
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.Continue Reading