The Directorate of The Civil Engineer, Headquarters Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base, VA, oversees more than 98 million square feet of space within 19,890 facilities: 7.39 million square feet in 415 office buildings; 2.87 million square feet in 103 shopping centers; 703,020 square feet in 35 educational buildings; 1.45 million square feet in 59 healthcare buildings; 8.01 million square feet in 518 hotel/motel buildings (comprising 26,694 units); 34.63 million square feet in 12,332 multi-family housing buildings (comprising 23,188 units); 37.25 million square feet in 5,803 “other commercial” buildings; and 5.79 million square feet in 625 industrial buildings. Additionally, the organization is responsible for 1.09 million square yards in 20 airfield pavements; 43.66 million linear feet in 1,413 utility grid systems; and 24.51 million square feet in 386 support infrastructure (roads) installations. Dollar volume of capital spending in 2004 toward facilities includes $615 million in minor construction, restoration, and modernization; and $363 million in restoration and modernization. Operational expenditures estimated for 2004 include $209 million for sustainment and $519 million for other areas, such as labor, utilities, service contracts, etc.
[Editors’ Note: With almost 100 million square feet of space in facilities oversight, as well as responsibilities that encompass 20 airfield pavements; 1,413 utilities systems; and 386 support infrastructure installations, the 10,027 professionals involved full-time in facilities for the Directorate of The Civil Engineer, Headquarters Air Combat Command leave nothing to chance. In an era of decreasing resources and increasing threats, the organization has developed “Scorecards” to measure facility performance; a “Future First Planning (F2P)” initiative to fuse base development planning with environmental clean-up to optimize land use; and a “Geobase” information management initiative to extend the application of geospatial information and associated tools, among others.]