the overall ABFC System comprises a preplanned
collection of individual functional components, each of
which is designed and organized to perform a specific
function at an advanced base. These functional
components are given code numbers and names to
indicate their function; for example, component P26 is
a Seabee Team, and component N24A is a 750-man tent
By using the ABFC System, planners for logistics,
facilities, and construction can readily identify the
equipment, facilities, materials, construction effort, and
other pertinent information that is needed for each
component. The basic document that identifies all of
this data is the NAVFAC P-437.
The Facilities Planning Guide, NAVFAC P-437, is
the basic tool that you should consult when tasked to
assist in planning the construction of an advanced base.
This document identifies the structures and supporting
utilities of the Navy ABFC System. It was developed
to make pre-engineered facility designs and
corresponding material lists available to planners at all
levels. While these designs relate primarily to expected
needs at advanced bases and to the Navy ABFC System,
they can also be used to satisfy peacetime requirements.
Facilities, logistics, and construction planners will each
find the information required to select and document the
material necessary to construct facilities.
NAVFAC P-437 consists of two volumes. Although
it may seem unusual to do so, volume 2 will be covered
Volume 2 of the P-437 is organized into three parts.
Part 1 (Components) contains data displays for each of
the ABFC components and is indexed by code number.
These data displays list and describe the facilities that
make up each ABFC component. Figure 6-26 is an
Figure 6-26.-Typical data display for a component.