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dc.contributorCold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)-
dc.contributorConstruction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)-
dc.contributor.authorAl-Chaar, Ghassan K.-
dc.contributor.authorWhalley, Lucy A.-
dc.contributor.authorBeckstrom, Jonathan T.-
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, H. Garth.-
dc.contributor.authorAffleck, Rosa T.-
dc.contributor.authorCarr, Meredith L.-
dc.contributor.authorMacpherson, Jennifer S.-
dc.descriptionTechnical Report-
dc.descriptionAbstract: Wood-frame construction is the principal construction method for US Army Forward Operating Bases (FOBs). Typical FOBs are located where there is no ready access to commercial-grade construction materials. Because materials must be transported to FOBs by cargo aircraft and convoy, construction is expensive and often hazardous. The authors investigated ways to minimize FOB construction logistical burdens through increased usage of indigenous construction materials (ICMs). The objective was to develop a tool capable of using quantitative data to help decision makers determine the practicality of using ICMs to build FOB facilities during contingency operations, humanitarian assistance, or reconstruction efforts. This report documents a decision-support tool called the Indigenity Index, which was developed to provide a standardized procedure and criteria for selecting the most feasible solutions for housing personnel in FOBs. Indigenity ranking metrics address constructed quality, mission-sustainment capability, life-cycle cost-effectiveness, and others. The tool is driven by data specified to provide information about key criteria and an algorithm for processing those data. The result is an overall Indigenity Index value that indicates the relative indigenity of competing construction approaches. The report includes an experimental application of the Indigenity Index algorithm to a hypothetical case study using data relevant to South Sudan.-
dc.publisherConstruction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)-
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesERDC TR ; 13-13.-
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.-
dc.sourceThis Digital Resource was created in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat-
dc.subjectIndigenity Index-
dc.subjectForward operating bases (FOBs)-
dc.subjectConstruction materials-
dc.subjectDecision-support tools-
dc.subjectLife-cycle costs-
dc.subjectMilitary operations-
dc.subjectSouth Sudan-
dc.subjectArmy Study Program-
dc.titleIndigenous construction materials for theater facilities-
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