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Author Samaras, Constantine.
Title Obtaining life-cycle cost-effective facilities in the Department of Defense / Constantine Samaras, Abigail Haddad, Clifford A. Grammich, Katharine Watkins Webb ; prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, approved for public release, distribution unlimited.
Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND National Defense Research Institute, 2013.

Author Samaras, Constantine.
Subject United States. Department of Defense -- Appropriations and expenditures.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Military construction operations -- Planning.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Military construction operations -- Costs.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Facilities -- Costs.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Facilities -- Planning.
Defense contracts -- United States -- Cost effectiveness.
Alt Name Haddad, Abigail.
Grammich, Clifford A. (Clifford Anthony), 1963-
Webb, Katharine Watkins.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 59 pages) : some color illustrations
Note "RR-196-OSD"--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-59).
Summary The Department of Defense (DoD) constructs, operates, and maintains a large number of facilities, such as barracks, hangars, and administrative buildings. The research interviewed more than 30 individuals with varying roles and perspectives on the military construction (MILCON) and facility sustainment processes. The research team also reviewed MILCON protocols, policies, documents, and contracts to characterize the process of obtaining life-cycle cost-effective facilities. At each step of the MILCON process, there are different entities, roles, incentives, and barriers to obtaining life-cycle cost-effective facilities. Aligning the incentives of these various entities, and removing funding, information, timing, and resource barriers, would enable DoD to obtain facilities that are more life-cycle cost-effective.
Key findings -- Acknowledgments -- Glossary -- Introduction -- Legislative background on life-cycle cost analysis for military construction -- Study motivation and research approach -- Outline of this report -- DoD facility development, construction and operating process and barriers to -- Life-cycle cost-effectiveness -- Incentives and barriers to life-cycle cost-effectiveness at each step of the military -- Construction process -- Role of building codes in determining construction material -- The role of the international building code and building types -- Tradeoffs between annual O & M costs and initial capital costs -- Conclusions and observations -- DoD is currently incorporating life-cycle costing in many aspects of the MILCON -- Process -- Challenges in obtaining life-cycle cost effective facilities -- Observations and potential improvements -- Appendix A: RAND interview protocol used in this research -- Appendix B: Navy MILCON team planning and programming process diagram -- Appendix C: Sample U.S. Army DD Form 1391, from USACE.
Cast Abigail Haddard, Clifford A. Grammich, Katherin Watkins Webb.
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction -- The DoD facility development, construction, and operating process and barriers to life-cycle cost-effectiveness -- The role of building codes in determining construction material -- Trade-offs between annual O & M costs and initial capital costs -- Conclusions and observations -- Appendix A: RAND interview protocol used in this research -- Appendix B: Navy MILCON team planning and programming process diagram -- Appendix C: Sample U.S. Army DD Form 1391.
ISBN 9780833080028 (electronic bk.)
0833080024 (electronic bk.)
9780833079350
0833079352
ISBN/ISSN RAND/RR-169-OSD
OCLC # 852899342
Additional Format Print version: Samaras, Constantine. Obtaining life-cycle cost-effective facilities in the Department of Defense. Santa Monica, CA : RAND National Defense Research Institute, 2013 9780833079350 (DLC) 2013008044 (OCoLC)829739242



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