ANSWERS TO SELF TEST
Quantities of each item required are taken directly from the bills of materials (para 5-2a).
The AFCS makes it possible to requisition all the materials for installations, facilities, or equipages as an end
item (para 5-3).
The three manuals constitute a construction management tool in that they provide standards of construction,
phases of construction, standard plans, bills of materials, labor and cost estimates, logistic data, and equipages
designed to provide or augment the equipment required for the execution of specific types of construction
forces in various world areas (para 5-3a).
TM 5-302 provides general construction drawings based upon accepted design standards, and special
construction details with simplified bills of materials (para 5-3b(2)).
The three major groupings within the AFCS are: Installations, Facilities, and Equipages (para 5-3c).
Installations are identified by a code consisting of one, two, or three letters of the alphabet followed by a four-
digit number consisting of one whole number and three decimals (para 5-3d(1)).
Code N-3.212 specifies the following: N = camps; 3 = 1,000 man troop camp; .2 = tropical climate; .01 =
lowest standard of construction per theater of command policy; .002 = new construction, wood frame (para 5-
The code for military prisoner stockades is ND (para 5-3d(1)(g)).
Facilities normally are identified by a code consisting of a six-digit number. For certain facilities, the code
consists of a five-digit number and one letter (para 5-3d(2)).
Equipages are identified by codes made up of the letter E and five digits (para 5-3d(3)).
Manhour requirements published in TM 5-301 are primarily intended to be used as planning guides rather
than as production standards (para 5-4a).
In areas where high wind velocities occur, all buildings should be anchored by guys instead of redesigning the
The concrete floor should be placed after the superstructure is completed to eliminate the waiting period
while the concrete hardens (para 5-6).
The five items listed would be constructed in the following sequence: footings, piers, sills, joists, and floor
After one end is set up, the two sidewalls are erected at an even rate so that the rafter party can commence the
installation of trusses or rafters sooner (para 5-7d(4)).