The federal government, like private corporations and other organizations, acquires buildings and other facilities to support specific functions and missions and the general conduct of its business. The federal government is, in fact, the nation's largest owner of buildings and spends more than $20 billion per year for facility design and construction.
Adding Value to the Facility Acquisition Processidentifies a range of best practices and technologies that can be used by federal agencies and other owners to provide adequate management and oversight of design reviews throughout the facility acquisition process.
National Research Council. 2000. Adding Value to the Facility Acquisition Process: Best Practices for Reviewing Facility Designs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/9769.
|2 Facility Acquisition Practices and Industry Trends||8-23|
|3 Design Review Practices in Federal Agencies||24-40|
|4 Best Practices for Reviewing Facility Designs||41-48|
|Appendix A: Record of Interviews||49-52|
|Appendix B: Literature Search Abstracts||53-65|
|Appendix C: Benchmarking Design Review Process Questionnaire, Parts 1 and 2||66-77|
|Appendix D: Biography of the Author||78-78|
|Appendix E: Bibliography||79-80|
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