Feb 2013Lesson 310 Facilities EngineeringIntroductionKey Element

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Feb 2013

Lesson 3.10: Facilities Engineering
Key Element of the DOD Acquisition Process
Facilities Engineering is a key element of the DOD acquisition process. This discipline encompasses a variety of functions that focus on the life cycle design, construction, and maintenance of military installations, facilities, civil works projects, airfields, roadways, and ocean facilities.
Providing and Maintaining Critical Infrastructure
Facilities Engineering provides and maintains the critical infrastructure needed for both domestic and worldwide operations.
This infrastructure includes system-specific facilities and the full range of other facilities needed to develop, test, produce, deploy, operate, and support the nation's
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Traditional facilities planning includes, but is not limited to:

Scenario planning;
Land use planning;
Requirements generation;
Facilities planning (small area planning);
Transportation planning;
Demographic analysis;
Constraints analysis; and
Serving as political/community liaison.

Real Estate
Real Estate professionals plan, organize, monitor and manage real estate activities. They also issue, execute, manage, renew, supplement, oversee, or revoke real estate documents. Real
Estate professionals are also "accountable" for real and personal property for their Services' annual reports to Congress and the General Services Administration. Real Estate duties may require identifying, establishing, organizing or implementing real estate objectives, policies, and procedures. Real Estate actions cover:

Appraisals and cartography;
Acquisition of facilities, lands or lesser interest in land;
Use of land by non-DOD entities, management of title and unauthorized use; and
Utilization of space, and disposal of Government-owned or controlled real property.

Engineering and Construction
The Engineering and Construction workforce plans, organizes, directs, monitors, manages, oversees and performs activities related to life cycle facilities acquisition in the areas of:

Criteria development;
Engineering; and
Construction management.

Engineering and Construction

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