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Facility Engineering Directorate

Mission
The Facility Engineering Directorate is a part of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, a field operating agency of the Air Force Civil Engineer. The directorate provides design and construction expertise and services to Air Force installations that enable warfighter capabilities. The directorate’s vision is to lead the way in high quality design and construction that meets Air Force and Department of Defense mission needs for sustainable, maintainable installations – on time and within budget.

The primary mission capabilities of the directorate include centralized continental U.S. military construction and facility, sustainment, restoration and modernization design, construction and project management; contingency and customer-funded design, construction and project management; design and construction agent services; European Theater and Pacific Theater design, construction, environmental and real property management; analysis of facility design and construction; and technical services.

Organization
The directorate has five divisions:

Mobility/Support Forces Design and Construction Division
This division primarily supports military construction, restoration and modernization, and sustainment design and construction projects within its three design and construction management branches:

  • Air Mobility Command/Air Force Materiel Command/Air Force District of Washington
  • Air Education and Training Command/Air Force Space Command/Air Force Global Strike Command/Air Combat Command
  • Air Force Central Command/Air Force Special Operations Command/U.S. Air Force Academy/Medical

Strategic Design and Construction Division
This division provides sustainable design, execution and management for vertical new construction and environmental projects in contingency and non-contingency settings for strategic customers. The division supports mission requirements of the Air Force in addition to military construction, sustainment, restoration and modernization, and environmental requirements for strategic DOD and non-DOD agencies. The division also supports military construction and sustainment, restoration and modernization for the Air Force component for AFCENT, U.S. Air Forces Africa, and AFSOC combatant commands.

The division is organized into three branches:

  • The CONUS Execution Branch provides Design Agent/Construction Agent services to Air Force customers for large, complex facility sustainment, restoration and modernization and military construction projects. The CONUS Execution Branch executes projects within its core competencies of airfields, hangars, secure facilities, mission critical facilities, and infrastructure through a deliberate program management process emphasizing risk identification, communication, and mitigation at every stage of project development and execution.
  • The DOD and Other Customer Funded D&C Branch provides DA/CA and Design Management/Construction Management services (on a reimbursable basis) to include requirements development, engineering, technical, SRM Design, SRM construction and environmental for Air Force mission requirements funded by non-Air Force agencies. The branch supports more than 200 installations worldwide.
  • The Contingency Construction Execution Branch provides DA/CA services in support of a contingency construction portfolio across the Middle East and Central Asia in support of AF/A7C and CENTCOM goals to support Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. The branch provides services to include requirements development, engineering, technical, design, construction and oversight to meet customer requirements in the contingency environment.

Pacific Division
The division provides centralized design and construction, environmental and real property program management and execution agent support to Pacific Air Forces, its four numbered Air Forces and seven major installations, as well as other major commands with a presence in the Pacific theater. The division provides a single point of entry to products and services offered by AFCEC.

The division has two branches:

  • The Design and Construction Branch provides centralized design and construction and execution agent support. It also supports mission requirements of the Air Force in addition to military construction, sustainment, and restoration and modernization requirements for strategic DOD and non-DOD agencies.
  • The Environmental and Real Property Branch provides environmental and real property program management. The branch retains close functional ties with the Environmental Directorate and the Installations Directorate to ensure continuity of programs across the entire enterprise. The branch manages a forward operating location in Alaska primarily focused on environmental program management.

Europe Division
The Europe Division provides centralized design and construction, environmental and real property program management and support to headquarters and installations of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe, as well as other major commands with a presence in the European theater. The Europe Division serves as an adjunct of the greater AFCEC and provides a single point of entry to products and service offered by AFCEC. The Europe Division has a forward operating location in the United Kingdom.

The division has three branches:

  • The Design and Construction Branch at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, provides centralized design and construction and execution agent support to U.S. Air Forces on mainland Europe, as well as other major commands with a presence in the European theater. The Ramstein branch supports mission requirements of the Air Force in addition to military construction, sustainment, and restoration and modernization requirements for strategic DOD and non-DOD agencies.
  • The Design and Construction Branch at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom, is the designated DA/CA and DM/CM for MILCON for U.S. visiting forces in the British Isles. The Mildenhall branch provides centralized design and construction of military construction projects to the Air Force and other DOD customers. The branch supports mission requirements of the Air Force in addition to military construction, sustainment, and restoration and modernization requirements for strategic DOD and non-DOD agencies.
  • The Environmental and Real Property Branch provides environmental and real property program management to U.S. Air Forces in Europe, 13 installations, two combatant commands, as well as other major commands with a presence in the European theater. The branch retains close functional ties with the Environmental Directorate and the Installations Directorate to ensure continuity of programs across the entire enterprise.

Technical Services Division
The division is the Air Force center of expertise for architecture and interior design; facility design and construction standards and processes; and sustainable development. The division’s subject matter experts and specialists create and maintain facility design and construction regulatory criteria; perform technical reach-back services; and provide program management and analysis for military construction and sustainment, restoration and modernization projects.

The division has two branches:

  • The Standards and Evaluation Branch develops and maintains worldwide Air Force facility design and construction quality standards, tools, and best practices. The branch provides strategic in-house AF capability to enforce these standards on Air Force facility projects worldwide within the military capital construction and facility sustainment, repair, and modernization design and construction programs.
  • The Program Standards Branch executes program management for centralized facility sustainment, restoration and modernization and military construction, along with Data Integration from the Automated Civil Engineer System and the Construction Tasking Order checkbook. The branch provides critical development of program policy and business rules, as well as advertising authority and funding allocations for the full gambit of planning charrettes, and design and construction project execution.

Current as of February 2017