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Adding Value to the Facility Acquisition Process

BEST PRACTICES FOR REVIEWING FACILITY DESIGNS

Authored by

Ralph S. Spillinger

in conjunction with the

Federal Facilities Council Standing Committee on Organizational Performance and Metrics

Federal Facilities Council Technical Report #139

NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS
Washington, D.C.

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NOTICE: The Federal Facilities Council (FFC) (formerly the Federal Construction Council) is a continuing activity of the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment of the National Research Council (NRC). The purpose of the FFC is to promote continuing cooperation among the sponsoring federal agencies and between the agencies and other elements of the building community in order to advance building science and technology(particularly with regard to the design, construction, acquisition, evaluation, and operation of federal facilities. The following FFC-sponsor agencies provided funding for this study:

Department of the Air Force, Office of the Civil Engineer

Department of the Air Force, Air National Guard

Department of the Army, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management

Department of Energy, Office of Field Management

Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command

Department of State, Office of Foreign Buildings Operations

Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Facilities Management

Food and Drug Administration

General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service

Indian Health Service

International Broadcasting Bureau

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Facilities Engineering Division

National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Building and Fire Research Laboratory

National Science Foundation

Smithsonian Institution, Office of Facilities Services

U.S. Postal Service

As part of its activities, the FFC periodically publishes reports that have been prepared by committees of government employees. Because these committees are not appointed by the NRC, they do not make recommendations, and their reports are considered FFC publications rather than NRC publications.

For additional information on the FFC program or FFC reports, please write to: Director, Federal Facilities Council, Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., HA-274, Washington, D.C. 20418 or call 202-334-3374.

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FEDERAL FACILITIES COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE ON ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND METRICS 1997–1999

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Tom Hodges, Co-Chair 1998–1999,

Office of Foreign Buildings Operations, U.S. Department of State

William May, Chair 1997–1998,

Advanced Broadcasting Technologies, International Broadcasting Bureau

William Stamper, Co-Chair 1998–1999,

Facilities Engineering Division, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

James Bartlett, Jr.,

Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Department of the Navy

Wade Belcher,

Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration

Mark Bellis,

Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Department of the Navy

Robert Bowen,

Office of Facilities Management, Department of Veterans Affairs

George Braun,

Headquarters, Army Corps of Engineers

Hallet Brazelton,

Air National Guard, Department of the Air Force

Tony Clifford,

Division of Engineering Services, National Institutes of Health

William Copeland,

Air National Guard, Department of the Air Force

David Eakin,

Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration

Jon Erikson,

Network Engineering, International Broadcasting Bureau

Jerome Frostman,

Program Planning and Coordination Service, Department of Veterans Affairs

Howard Hochman,

Division of Engineering Services, National Institutes of Health

Peter Johnson,

Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration

Stanley Kaczmarczyk,

Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration

Mary Kfoury,

Office of Physical Plant, Smithsonian Institution

Kurt Knight,

Consulting Support Office, Department of Veterans Affairs

William Lowe,

Program Development Branch, Indian Health Service

William Morrison,

Air National Guard, Department of the Air Force

Mark Prahl,

Network Engineering, International Broadcasting Bureau

Richard Rothblum,

Office of Foreign Buildings Operations, U.S. Department of State

Edward Tarasovich,

Office of Facilities Management, Department of Veterans Affairs

Terry Ulsh,

Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Department of the Navy

Carolyn Wilber,

Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Department of the Navy

Ray Willcocks,

Air National Guard, Department of the Air Force

FEDERAL FACILITIES COUNCIL STAFF

Lynda Stanley, Director

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The federal government, like private corporations and other organizations, acquires buildings and other facilities to support specific functions and missions and the general conduct of its business. The federal government is, in fact, the nation's largest owner of buildings and spends more than $20 billion per year for facility design and construction.

Adding Value to the Facility Acquisition Processidentifies a range of best practices and technologies that can be used by federal agencies and other owners to provide adequate management and oversight of design reviews throughout the facility acquisition process.

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