Change 2, 30 December 1991
This military handbook has been developed from an extensive evaluation of
shore establishment facilities, surveys of new materials' availability and
construction methods, selections from the best design practices of the Naval
Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFACENGCOM), other government agencies and
the private sector. MIL-HDBK-1003/8A uses and references design data
standards established and validated by national professional societies,
associations, and technical institutes. Deviations from these criteria, in
planning, engineering, design and construction of naval shore facilities,
cannot be made without prior approval of NAVFACENGCOM HQ Code 04.
Design methods and practices cannot remain static any more than the functions
they serve or the technologies used. Accordingly, recommendations for
improvement are encouraged and should be furnished on the DD Form 1426
provided inside the back cover to Commander, Western Division, Naval
Facilities Engineering Command, Code 406, Building 203, San Bruno, CA 94066,
telephone (415) 244-3331.
THIS HANDBOOK SHALL NOT BE USED AS A REFERENCE DOCUMENT FOR PROCUREMENT OF
FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION. IT IS TO BE USED IN THE PURCHASE OF FACILITIES
ENGINEERING STUDIES AND DESIGN (FINAL PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, AND COST
ESTIMATES). DO NOT REFERENCE IT IN MILITARY OR FEDERAL SPECIFICATIONS OR
OTHER PROCUREMENT DOCUMENTS.