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Doing Business with USACE

Below is a list of links that AE or Contractors may find helpful in doing business with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District. 

Subject

Links

CADD

LRC – Microstation Resource Files and Border (free)

Zip file containing Microstation Resource files that will assist an AE or Contractor in preparing CADD Drawings for the Chicago District.

 

CADD

LRC – Microstation Assistance

Information for subcontracting out CADD work, hiring CADD operators, or purchasing CADD software and training.

 

CADD

LRC – As-built Guidance

Guidance for contractors developing As-builts for the Chicago District.

 

CADD

AEC CADD Standards (free)

All CADD drawings developed for the Chicago District shall follow AEC CADD Standards, unless otherwise noted in the scope of work or specification. 

 

SPECS

SpecsIntact Software Download (free)

All specifications developed for the Chicago District shall be prepared using SpecsIntact and following the most current CSI numbering convention, unless otherwise noted in the scope of work.   From the above link SpecsIntact and the Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) can be downloaded at no cost.  UFGS are technical specifications that are commonly used as the basis for developing specifications for projects at USACE.

 

SPECS

LRC – Local Guide Specifications (free)

Specifications that are unique or reoccurring at LRC.  These specific sections should be used in leau of the UFGS.

 

COST

MII Software (free)

MII is a detailed cost estimating software application.  All cost estimates developed for the Chicago District shall be prepared using MII, unless otherwise noted in the scope of work.  If you like a copy of the software send an email to Web-CELRC-Cost-Engineering. In the email include your name, phone number, organization name and address, and project that you are currently working on for the Chicago District.

 

COST

MII Cost Book ($)

The cost book is developed by RS Means and contains estimates for labor, materials, and equipment.  The cost book is opened using MII.   As of December 14, 2007 the current release is 2006, the 2008 release is expected in March 2008.   The cost book cost $900 per seat.   Using the cost book is not a requirement for developing estimates for the Chicago District, but it will aid in the development of the estimate.