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Title: Layaway procedures for U.S. Army historic facilities : testing of computerized inspection, maintenance and repair guidelines
Authors: US Army Center for Public Works.
Hunter, Samuel L.
Keywords: Facility layaway
Base realignment
Historic buildings
Base closure
Military installations
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The U.S. Army has thousands of buildings that are either historic or potentially historic. Many of these buildings are at installations that will close or be reduced in size, and the Army will need to lay away the buildings. Many laws about the treatment and maintenance and repair of historic buildings must be complied with when laying away these buildings. This report discusses the computerization of guidelines developed in two previous USACERL reports on layaway procedures. These inspection guidelines require inspectors to use many pages of forms, resulting in stacks of paper that must be transcribed at the office and reproduced in a useable report format. Computerization of the guidelines makes layaway inspection much easier and less confusing. Field tests of the computer software were conducted at Fort Sheridan, IL and Fort Ord, CA. The minimum requirement for running the software is a 386/20 Mhz IBM-compatible laptop without a math coprocessor. Although the battery for the penbased labtop computer used during field inspection only lasted 1-½ to 2 hours, inspectors found the computerized guidelines much easier to use than the manual versions of the layaway reports.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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