1. The letter E is used to
differentiate the coding system from those used for
installations and facilitates.
(c) Details. Equipage lists were
2. The first two digits identify the
compiled under the following assumptions:
equipages according to type of engineer unit for
which the augmentation is planned as indicated
1. All units will be at full
2. Sufficient personnel will be
available within units to operate augmented items and
to perform equipment maintenance.
4. Units will be equipped on a
self-sustaining basis (exception: civilian labor units).
construction will be on an austere basis.
6. Equipment will be operated in
one or more localities and will be used
3. Addition of the third digit
simultaneously or successively on various aspects of
identifies equipages as to geographical area as
7. Military units will operate on a
8. Civilian units will operate on a
two-shift basis where feasible.
For the engineer officer assigned to construction
duty a sound working knowledge of materials
estimating procedure is one essential of effective
4. The 4th and 5th digits of the
planning. In addition to materials estimating, he will
code indicate the task for which the unit is being
also be expected, on most projects, to estimate labor
requirements in order to establish a construction-
operations plan or schedule for the purpose of
coordinating activities on the job and for securing the
most efficient use of men, materials, and equipment.
a. The total manhours required for the
construction of prefabricated standard-frame TO
structures and related facilities are published in TM
5-301. These data are
(b) Example. An example of the
coding system is given below -