BASE CAMP MASTER PLANNING with Integrated JCMS (Joint Construction Management System).
There is no cost associated with attending the course; however, travel, lodging and per diem are the sending unit’s responsibility. If attendee is a USACE employee, then the RSC will provide the labor and travel with allotted USACE FFE funds, therefore, a cost estimate would need to be provided by the USACE attendee.
BCMP-IJ COURSE OVERVIEW
BCMP-IJ integrates the JCMS (Joint Construction Management System) course with the BCMP (Base Camp Master Planning) course. The Army Facilities Components System (AFCS) Program Management Office (PMO), through support from the US Army Corps of Engineers Reachback Operations Center (UROC), developed a training course for users of the Joint Construction Management System (JCMS) Desktop Software. JCMS Desktop, which replaced the Theater Construction Management System (TCMS) Software in February 2015, is a planning, design, management, and reporting system used by military planners, design engineers, supply coordinators, and construction personnel in delivering initial and temporary DoD facilities in support of contingency construction missions. The basic course consists of the following five modules:
• Module 1 – AFCS Background
• Module 2 – AFCS Databases
• Module 3 – JCMS Projects
• Module 4 – Project Modification
• Module 5 – Microsoft Project
BCMP course describes the base camp planning and design process. The base camp master planning process consists of preliminary planning, location selection, land use planning, facility requirements development, general site planning, design guide and programming, maintaining base camp development plans, and base cleanup and closure. It uses the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) format and as a guide to explaining the process. In addition the operational and mission variables are discussed at length as a way for engineer planners to gain understanding of the environment in which base camps are planned and the operational impacts that base camp development can have.
The Base Camp Master Planning Course consists of eight lecture sections and five practical exercises. The lecture sections follow the base camp master planning process. Mozambique (AFRICOM) is used as a basis for the practical exercises. Although the practical exercises give the students the opportunity to apply the planning principles that were covered by the instructors in the lectures, the exercises are framed in such a way that students of various education and experience backgrounds can bring diverse and imaginative solutions to the practical exercises.
During the practical exercises, students must demonstrate basic proficiency in the areas of emphasis and produce a military decision briefing for a notional brigade combat team (BCT) commander and staff for each of the practical exercises. Special products produced include a land use plan, tabulation of existing and required facilities (TAB) report, and a general site plan.
• Introduction to Base Camp
• The BCDP Process
• Preliminary Planning
• Location Selection
• Land Use Planning
• Facilities and Infrastructure
• General Site Planning
• Base Camp Cleanup and Closure
REDI–Reachback Engineer Data Integration (REDi) is a CAC authenticated SharePoint enterprise platform utilized by UROC and multiple agencies to collaborate, store and allow visualization of data from US Army Corps of Engineers internal and other external databases. This lesson emphasizes the capabilities of the Reachback process through the USACE Reachback Operations Center (UROC) and the various Portals and mapping features available to the end user.
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