NAVFAC to Conduct Humanitarian Assistance Projects Workshop in Italy


Story Number: NNS110314-07Release Date: 3/14/2011 12:58:00 PM
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By Naval Facilities Engineering Command Europe Africa Southwest Asia Public Affairs

NAPLES, Italy (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command Europe Africa Southwest Asia (NAVFAC EURAFSWA) is hosting a Humanitarian Assistance Project Execution Workshop in Naples, Italy, March 23-25.

The workshop will focus on improving humanitarian assistance and other contingency project execution throughout the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) and U.S. African Command (AFRICOM) operational theaters.

NAVFAC EURAFSWA Commanding Officer Capt. Jeff Borowy will kick off the workshop, where attendees will review current and future humanitarian assistance projects, and discuss their related challenges and strategies. Sessions on project guidance and oversight, planning, design, construction, building code standards, project site safety, and Seabee projects will help round out the workshop.

NAVFAC EURAFSWA's contingency engineering team is leading the workshop. This team provides disaster damage assessment, contract administration, expeditionary facility design, exercise-related construction, and technical expertise for HA projects in the EUCOM and AFRICOM theaters. In 2010, the contingency engineering team completed 16 projects in Western/Central Africa and Southeast Europe, valued at approximately $2.7 million, and awarded contracts for 52 projects, totaling approximately $6.8 million.

NAVFAC EURAFSWA is partnering with the US Army Corps of Engineers on several topics, and EUCOM and AFRICOM representatives will present their project concerns for group discussion. Such collaboration will help identify, improve and standardize common processes in executing humanitarian assistance projects.

NAVFAC EURAFSWA executes more than $650 million a year in construction, professional engineering and facilities services for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Defense and NATO commands in those countries throughout Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia where the Navy is the DoD lead agent for Military Construction. For more information, please visit our website at www.navfac.navy.mil.

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) manages the planning, design, construction, contingency engineering, real estate, environmental, and public works support for U.S. Navy shore facilities around the world. NAVFAC provides the Navy's forces with the operating, expeditionary, support and training bases it needs.

NAVFAC is a global organization with an annual volume of business in excess of $18 billion. As a major Navy Systems Command and a member of the Navy and Marine Corps team, NAVFAC delivers timely and effective facilities engineering solutions worldwide. Additional updates and information about NAVFAC can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/navfac, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/navfac.

For more news from Naval Facilities Engineering Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/navfachq/.

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