Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) manages the planning, design and construction of shore facilities for U.S. Navy activities around the world. NAVFAC provides the Navy's forces with the operating, support and training bases they need when they are home.from the sea. NAVFAC is a global organization with an annual volume of business in excess of $8 billion. As an integral member of the Navy and Marine Corps team, NAVFAC offers and delivers timely and effective facilities engineering solutions worldwide. Over 16,000 civilian and military people provide these solutions and push the envelope for innovative, technology-leveraged strategies and alternatives.
Located at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, DC, 325 people, military and civilian, including engineers, architects, contract specialists and professionals, manage programs and projects and provide technical expertise and policy. Eleven engineering field divisions and engineering field activities, located across the United States and Europe, provide engineering support and services to the naval shore establishment. The Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center provides specialized engineering, scientific and technical products and services on a worldwide basis. The Naval Construction Battalion Center provides a structured approach to global management of Naval Construction Force assets and focuses on improving war-fighting readiness. The Navy Crane Center supports the Navy shore-based crane program through engineering, procurement, technical direction and evaluation.
In addition, NAVFAC provides technical support and management oversight for nine public works centers, and provides program management for all aspects of the Naval Construction Force, the Seabees, and equipment/materiel management for the Naval Beach Group and other Naval Special Operating Units.
The history of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) dates back to 1842 when NAVFAC - then known as the Navy Bureau of Yards and Docks [BUDOCKS] - supported a naval shore establishment which amounted to little more than seven ship repair yards, four ordnance magazines, and five naval stations.
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