As a second class petty officer your duties and responsibilities will increase in the area of con- struction support. This chapter will discuss some of these responsibilities, such as the Advanced Base Functional Components System, shoring and excavation safety, project planning, network analysis, timekeeping, quality control, and hazardous materials.
The Advanced Base Functional Components (ABFC) System consists of two general-purpose publications: Table of Advanced Base Functional Components with Abridged Initial Outfitting Lists, OPNAV-41P3, and Facilities Planning Guide, Vol- umes I and II, NAVFAC P-437.
The ABFC System was developed to provide support facilities to constantly changing tactical and strategic situations. A modular or building-block concept was developed. Components were needed that would incorporate men, materials, equipment, and facilities designed and developed to fulfill specific functions, no matter where the components were placed.
The Navy ABFC System is based on the early experience in advanced base planning and shipment used in World War II with improvements brought about by experiences learned in Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf. The Navy ABFC System is the quantitative expression and measurement of planning, procurement, assembly, and shipping of material and personnel that is needed to satisfy facility support requirements. The basic groupings of the ABFC System are (1) component, a complete unit; (2) facility, a portion of a complete component; and (3) assembly, a portion of a facility. These simple definitions and the interaction of these three units will be fully explained later in this chapter.
The Table of Advanced Base Functional Components with Abridged Initial Outfitting Lists (ABIOL), OPNAV 41P3, is a detailed itemized line- item printout of the material in each ABFC. Each system command (SYSCOM)/bureau is responsible for maintaining a detailed list of that portion of the ABIOL of an ABFC for which it has been assigned contributory responsibility.
The Facilities Planning Guide, NAVFAC P-437, is the basic document that identifies the structures and supporting utilities of the ABFC System. It consists of two volumes.
Volume I contains reproducible engineering drawings organized in three parts - Part I, Component Site Plans, indexed by component designation; Part II, Facility Drawings and Networks, indexed by facility number; and Part III, Assembly Drawings, indexed by assembly numbers.
Volume II contains the detailed data display for each component, facility, and assembly in the ABFC System. It also has three parts. Part I quantifies and describes, by DoD category code, the facilities requirements for each component. Part II quantifies and describes, by assembly number, the assembly requirements for each facility. Part III quantifies line- item requirements, by national stock number (NSN), for each assembly.
Other information used for planning, such as the crew size, man-hours by skill, land area, and fuel necessary to make a component, facility, or assembly operational is contained in the guide.
The NAVFAC P-437 includes facilities and assemblies that are not directly related to components shown in the OPNAV P-41P3. These predesigned facilities and assemblies give the planner alternatives for satisfying contingency requirements when the callout of a complete component is not desired. For the purpose of compatibility with other DOD planning systems, the NAVFAC P-437 has been oriented to the standard DOD category codes for classifying real property of the Navy, as listed in Department of the Navy Facility Codes, NAVFAC P-72. The cardinal category codes are shown in table 1-1.Continue Reading