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As prescribed in AI 5136.501-100, insert clause 5152.236-5900, Electrical and Structural Building Standards for Construction Projects, in all construction contracts, including minor construction, renovation, alteration, and refurbishment contracts with performance in Afghanistan.
INBOUND/OUTBOUND CARGO AND CONTRACTOR EQUIPMENT CENSUS (APR 2012)
(a) The standards set forth herein are the minimum requirements for the contract. These standards must be followed unless a more stringent standard is specifically included. In such case the most stringent standard shall be required for contract acceptance.
(b) The contractor, in coordination with the Contracting Officer, Base Camp Mayor, Base/Unit Engineers, and requiring activity shall evaluate, upgrade, build, and/or refurbish buildings to a safe and livable condition. This work may include refurbishment, construction, alterations, and upgrades. All work shall be in accordance with accepted standards of quality.
(c) As dictated by the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) the contract shall meet:
(1) “the minimum requirements of United States’ National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70,
(2) 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC) for new construction
(3) 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC) for repairs and upgrades to existing construction
(4) American National Standards Institute (ANSI) C2, and
(5) United States’ National Electrical Safety Code (NESC).
(d) These standards must be met when it is reasonable to do so with available materials. When conditions dictate deviation apply British Standard (BS 7671, Edition 17 defacto standard for 50 HZ installations). Any deviations from the above necessary to reflect market conditions, shall receive prior written approval from a qualified engineer and the Contracting Officer.
(e) The following internet links provide access to some of these standards: UFC: http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/browse_cat.php?o=29&c=4
NFPA 70: http://www.nfpa.org
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