The Facilities Division consists of two branches.
These branches are the Engineering Branch and the
Facilities Management Engineering Branch.
A energy resources management position might
also exist in the Facilities Division due to its close
association with facilities design and project
preparation. This division also has the best technical
support available for this program.
ENGINEERING BRANCH. The Engineering
Branch is responsible for all the engineering services.
The duties include preparing engineering studies,
preliminary designs, estimates, performing field
engineering, and maintaining the technical files and
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT ENGINEER-
ING BRANCH (FME). The Facilities Management
Engineering Branch is the only branch in the PWD that
directs its entire effort toward maintenance
management. FME is responsible for performing
control inspections, screening and classifying all the
work requests, and preparing material and labor
estimates for job orders.
FME also prepares
preliminary estimates before submitting them to the
Engineering Branch for action. The branch also
performs the master shop scheduling, maintains the
status of inspection reports, tracks work requests from
receipt to completion or cancellation, and manages all
maintenance service contracts.
The Productions Division has three branches.
These branches are the Maintenance Branch, Utilities
Branch, and the Transportation Branch. Under normal
conditions, a PWD with less than 75 personnel in the
Maintenance and Utilities Branches would normally
combine these two branches into a single branch. The
elements of the Production Division varies with the
types and sizes of the activities. For example, the
variety of crafts and shops in a PWD at a
communications station will be less than that at an
industrial activity, such as a shipyard.
The Production Division is responsible for
performing preventive maintenance inspections, for
maintaining all the camp facilities, and for doing
emergency service (E/S) work.
BRANCH. The maintenance section is responsible
for preventive maintenance inspections, maintenance of
all the shore facilities, and performing emergency or
routine service work. The utilities section is
responsible for equipment operation in producing
utilities. The utilities section performs operator
inspections, preventive maintenance inspections on the
utilities, as well as, doing E/S work on utilities.
TRANSPORTATION BRANCH. The trans-
portation branch provides transportation and
construction equipment and equipment operators to all
the departments of the activity. This branch also
maintains and repairs all the transportation equipment.
The performance of this branch is guided by the
Management of Transportation Equipment, NAVFAC
Maintenance work can start with customer requests
and command inspections. However, the preferred way
is by members of the PWD through the continuous
shore facilities inspections system. The maintenance
manager must know what facilities he or she is
responsible for maintaining to run an effective
continuous inspections system. Thus verifying an
inventory of all the facilities is an important part of the
foundation of maintenance management.
A maintenance manager must know what facilities
he or she is responsible for maintaining. The manager
must know how many facilities, their location, and their
The Facilities Management Engineering
(FME) Branch collects all this information for each
facility. History files of the facility retain this
information. By knowing the history of each facility,
the FME personnel decide where to apply available
Take the information for these inventory records
from activity plant account records, as-built drawings,
and completed job orders. These records may not
contain all the essential information about the amount
and types of electrical and mechanical systems and
related equipment contained in the individual facilities.
Therefore, you may need to survey all the facilities to
complete the inventory.
The information collected
forms the basis for the Shore Facilities Inspection
System and for planning maintenance requirements.
The Shore Facilities Inspection System becomes the
basis for developing a preventive maintenance