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Installation Support

Members of the USACE Installation Support community provide solutions to America’s installations. We have developed and we currently maintain an effective and valued installation support capability that contributes to the success of Army and other Department of Defense installations.

Headquarters Organization

The Installation Support Division is an organization within the Directorate of Military Programs of the Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Its mission is to facilitate more efficient base operations and maintenance for the Army's installations.

In addition to the Installation Support Division Executive Office, the division consists of five other organizational entities that serve to accomplish the mission:

  • Energy Programs Implementation Branch
  • Installation Support Branch
  • Planning Branch
  • Programs Branch
  • Liaison Office (San Antonio, TX)

Each of these organizations play a role in managing and executing the various programs supported by the Installation Support Division.

Programs and Support

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The BUILDER Sustainment Management System (SMS) is a web-based software application developed by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) to help civil engineers, technicians, and managers decide when, where, and how to best maintain building infrastructure.

The Combat Readiness Support Team (CRST) looks at changes to tactics, organizations, and weapons for immediate & long-range (beyond 20 yrs.) time horizons in coordination with the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (ACSIM) and the Army's G-3 and G-4. This is done so as to develop facility standards that can accommodate the Army's operational and the logistical requirements anywhere in the world.

With a delegation of authority from the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, the Chief of Engineers is the Army Power Procurement Officer and the Army Staff element responsible for policies and technical support addressing the purchase and the sale of installation utility services. USACE promotes the procurement of utility services to encourage energy efficiency; competitive procurement of reliable utilities at a fair market price; the procurement of utility services that reduce our dependency on fossil fuels and increase the use of clean, renewable energy; the reduction of energy inefficiencies; and the optimization of environmental benefits.
DCIP is a Department of Defense (DOD) risk-management program which seeks to ensure the availability of networked assets critical to DOD mission-fulfillment. The Public Works sector, as one of 10 DOD infrastructure sectors, is charged with mission-assurance for the real property (land, buildings, and utilities) associated with the support, generation, production, and transportation of commodities (electric power, oil, natural gas, water, and sewer) and emergency services for and to DOD users. USACE is the Defense Infrastructure Sector Lead Agent for this sector.

The Installation Support Division coordinates with Army staff organizations regarding installation energy activities supported throughout USACE, to include Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) projects; Utility Energy Services Contracts (UESC); Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP) projects; Net Zero projects; and other energy-funded programs.

The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Alabama, supports very specialized missions that require unique technical expertise in programs that are generally national or very broad in scope. In particular, the USACE Installation Support Center of Expertise (ISCX) partners with the Headquarters, USACE Installation Support Division; USACE districts; and USACE laboratories in support of public works business processes and systems and training and contingency support. This includes, but is not limited to: conforming storage facilities; intrusion detection systems; utility monitoring and control systems; range and training lands management; privatization and competitive sourcing; facility operation, maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation; fire protection; furniture and furnishings; and environmental planning.
The Liaison Office at San Antonio, Texas, supports partnerships with many organizations, including the U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM), the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC), the U.S. Air Force Medical Service (AFMS), U.S. Army North (ASARNORTH), U.S. Army South (USARSO), and other organizations.
Master planning uses a 20-year time horizon to develop and teach standards for master planning and area development to appropriate U.S. Army Installation Management Command, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other installation personnel. These standards are based upon professional, urban planning principles and practices.
PAX is a database supported by the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (ACSIM) with a congressional linkage allowing for the development and submission of installation projects fulfilling operational and logistical requirements. These projects are compiled and reviewed at a programmatic level in preparation for the Army’s funding request to Congress.

The Public Works Digest is a quarterly publication funded by the Headquarters, U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) to keep the Army's installation public works community informed of corporate goals, priorities, and innovations while providing an avenue for sharing information and ideas.

The SICE is an integrated and collaborative body of responsible stewards that seeks to use innovative ways to provide standardized, effective, and efficient services, facilities, and infrastructure to Soldiers, Families, and Civilians for an Army and Nation engaged in persistent conflict.

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