Capital Improvements

Resources

The Chief Engineer and the Capital Improvements Business Line interacts with a variety of Libraries and Resources from which users may download documents.  These resources contain relevant content to facilities engineering design.

The Whole Building Design Guide

The Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) provides government and industry practioners with one-stop access to up-to-date information on a wide range of building-related guidance, criteria and technology from a "whole buildings" perspective.  The WBDG is a collaborative effort among federal agencies, private sector companies, non-profit organizations and educational institutions. 

The Engineering and Construction Bulletins (ECBs) may be accessed at the Whole Building Design Guide site.
 

Federal Facilities Council

The Federal Facilities Council (FFC) was established in 1953 as the Federal Construction Council.  It operates under the auspices of the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (BICE) of the National Research Council, the principal operating agency of the National Academies and the National Academy of Engineering.  the FFC's mission is to identify and advance technologies, processes, and management practices that improve the performance of federal facilities over their entire life-cycle, from planning to disposal.
 

The Construction Criteria Base

The Construction Criteria Base (CCB) is a vast authoritative, up-to-date source for construction criteria of all types -- a complete dynamic design and construction library.  It includes:

  • Design Manuals Military Handbooks
  • Navy Design Build Master
  • Unified Facilities Guide Specs (UFGS)
  • United Facilities Criteria (UFC)
     
     

Defense Technical Information Center

The Defense Technical Information Center is the government's portal to extensive links on many subjects, including information management, the engineers council, the environment and acquisition.
 

Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC)

The Air Force Civil Engineer Center provides tools, practices and professional support to maximize Air Force civil engineer capabilities in base and contingency operations.  AFCEC, a field operating agency, provides products and services in several major product areas:  readiness, training, vehicles and equipment, management practices, automation support, technical support and research, development and acquisition.
 

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