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Our Aging Infrastructure

What Are We Doing About It?


Dennis W. Newell
Area Engineer, Florida Area Office
MacDill AFB, Florida
1 March 2017

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US Army Corps of Engineers


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Traditional USACE Missions


Civil Works
Includes Support of Commercial Navigation
Military (MILCON) and Sustainment, Restoration,
Modernization (SRM) Construction
Army/Army Reserve
Air Force/Air Force Reserve
Interagency and International Services (IIS)
Includes agencies such as FBI, NASA, Department
of Veterans Affairs, National Reconnaissance
Office, Department of Homeland Security

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TN
Arnold AFB

Tenn-Tom Waterway
Honduras AL
Marshall Space Flight Center
Redstone Arsenal
GA
El Salvador Black Warrior River
Panama MS Anniston Army Depot
Columbus AFB Ft McClellan
Chattahoochee River
Colombia Alabama River

Ecuador Maxwell AFB


Tombigbee River
Peru Flint River

Ft Rucker
Bolivia
Mobile Hurlburt
Field Eglin AFB
Camp Rudder- Duke Field
GIWW
Tyndall AFB

Apalachicola River

FL
Cape Canaveral AFS
Patrick AFB

MacDill AFB

Homestead ARB

Mobile District Boundaries

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Civil Works Vision


Contribute to the strength of the Nation through innovative and environmentally sustainable solutions to the Nations
water resources challenges.

Mission
Serve the public by providing the Nation with quality and responsive:
- Development and management of the Nations water resources
- Support of commercial navigation
- Restoration, protection and management of aquatic ecosystems
- Flood risk management
- Engineering and technical services in an environmentally sustainable, economic, and technically sound
manner with a focus on public safety and collaborative partnerships.

Goals
How We Accomplish Our Mission
- Transform the Civil Works Program to deliver sustainable water resources solutions through Integrated Water
Resources Management
- Improve the safety and resilience of communities and water resources infrastructure
- Facilitate the transportation of commerce goods on the Nations coastal channels and inland waterways
- Restore, protect, and manage aquatic ecosystems to benefit the Nation
- Manage the life-cycle of water resources infrastructure systems in order to consistently deliver sustainable
services
From Civil Works Strategic Plan 2014-2018

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Aging Infrastructure
The infrastructure that the Corps helps to maintain includes multi-purpose dams, the channels of our coastal ports,
navigation locks and dams, levees and other flood and storm damage reduction features, and hydropower plants. The
Corps constructed much of this infrastructure in the first half of the twentieth century. However, all structures
degrade over time. Additionally, design standards, safety standards, and technology change. The Corps maintains and
periodically rehabilitates the key features of its water resources infrastructure with these changes in mind, so as to
manage and reduce risks associated with this infrastructure.

USACEs Infrastructure
- 707 dams that minimize risk of flooding and provide water supply storage
- 12,000 miles of commercial inland waterways, 197 lock sites/241 chambers, and 13,000 miles of coastal
channels at 926 coastal and Great Lakes ports that move freight
- 14,500 miles of levee systems that reduce risk from floods
- 75 hydroelectric power facilities with 353 generating units that produce power for homes, businesses, and
communities
- 54,879 miles of lake shoreline and recreation areas that support 370 million annual visitors

From Civil Works Strategic Plan 2014-2018

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Civil Works Programs in Our Area


Three major river systems within Mobile District (ACF,
Black Warrior/Tombigbee/Alabama, Tenn-Tom)
Intracoastal Waterways within Mobile and
Jacksonville Districts
Tenn-Tom Waterway was the last major construction
program within Mobile District, completed 1984
Oliver Lock and Dam was the last major facility
upgrade program within Mobile District, completed
late 1989
Herbert Hoover Dike Replacement, ongoing program
within Jacksonville District
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Military and IIS Programs within our Area


Base of Operations at MacDill AFB, Patrick AFB/Cape
Canaveral AFS and Homestead ARB
MILCON and Selected SRM in Support of Army and
Air Force
Selected IIS Programs
USACE is involved in some planning and
programming for Army MILCON and SRM
Air Force and IIS provide their own planning and
programming

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How are we positioned to assist


Develop Strong Contracting Tools for our Customers
D-B, Two Phase solicitations, MATOC, SATOC, Sole Source
Maintain a viable and flexible workforce
BUILDER Sustainment Management Program
Mobile District is responsible for Army MEDCOM and Army IMCOM
Laboratories and Centers of Expertise
7 Engineer Research Development Center laboratories
36 Centers of Expertise
Including Medical Facilities, Installation Support, Protective
Design Center, Transportation Systems
3 located within Mobile District
Centers of Standardization
Army Aviation Hangars CoS located within Mobile District

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A Word about BUILDER


The BUILDER Sustainment Management System (SMS) is a web-based software
application developed by ERDCs Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
(CERL) to help decide when, where and how to best maintain building
infrastructure. The process starts with the automated download of real property
data, and then more detailed system inventory is modeled and/or collected which
identifies components and their key life cycle attributes such as the age and
material. From this inventory, Condition Index (CI) measures for each component are
predicted based on its expected stage in the life-cycle. Objective and repeatable
inspections can then be performed on various components to verify their condition
with respect to the expected life-cycle deterioration. The level of detail and frequency
of these inspections are not fixed like other processes; they are dependent on
knowledge of component criticality, the expected and measured condition and rate of
deterioration, and remaining maintenance and service life. This knowledge-based
inspection focuses attention to the most critical components at the time. In
addition to these condition assessments, functionality assessments can be performed
to evaluate user requirement changes, compliance and obsolescence issues. This
provides a comprehensive picture of the overall performance of building assets and
their key components.

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