Construction (91 - 100 of 260 items)
Improvements Needed in the Army's Design Process for Military Construction Projects in Europe
NSIAD-83-22: Published: Jul 19, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1983.
GAO reviewed the design process for military construction projects in Europe. The review was made primarily at each of the services' design agents that are responsible for the design and construction of all Department of Defense projects within their designated geographical areas.GAO identified several problems that warrant attention and corrective action. First, there is potential overstaffing at...
Capital Improvement Projects, Some Court Ordered, Expand Capacity of the District's Lorton Correctional Facilities
GGD-83-86: Published: Jul 12, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed plans by the District of Columbia to spend about $12 million to improve the District's correctional facilities in Lorton, Virginia.GAO determined that Lorton prison capacity has increased about 31 percent since 1973 and that the District's Department of Corrections plans to further expand capacity by about 880 spaces by 1986. Appropriations and...
Planned Construction of Some Army Dining Facilities in West Germany Can Be Cancelled
PLRD-83-72: Published: May 13, 1983. Publicly Released: May 13, 1983.
GAO assessed the Army's methods of identifying and justifying the need for construction of new dining facilities in Europe.GAO found that unneeded construction was planned because the Army did not properly consider existing excess capacity and did not use proper planning factors in computing new requirements. Further, the Army often requests dining facility projects without adequately considering...
Triennial Assessment of TVA, FY's 1980-1982
RCED-83-123: Published: Apr 15, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1983.
GAO reported on its work at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) during fiscal years 1980 through 1982 and evaluated TVA compliance with prior GAO recommendations.GAO found that TVA implemented several rate increases during this period due primarily to the financing of its construction program. Although TVA had planned to build 14 nuclear generating units to meet projected electricity needs, consu...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Selection of a Prime Construction Contractor in Saudi Arabia
ID-83-27: Published: Jan 21, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed contractor selection procedures in the award of an Army Corps of Engineers contract for the construction of military family housing in Saudi Arabia. GAO reviewed the procedures followed by the Corps in checking the contractor's integrity and sought information on any difficulties other American businesses may have experienced with this contracto...
U.S. Participation in the NATO Infrastructure Program
ID-83-3: Published: Jan 27, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1983.
GAO examined aspects of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) infrastructure, which is its commonly funded military construction program, to: (1) answer some frequently asked questions about how the program works; (2) identify actions to improve the future recovery from NATO of funds spent by the United States on prefinanced projects; and (3) suggest how savings could be achieved by the...
Better Procedures Needed for Inspections at Sewage Treatment Construction Projects
RCED-83-73: Published: Jan 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1983.
GAO reviewed 18 sewage treatment plant construction projects in five states to: (1) evaluate how well the Army Corps of Engineers is carrying out its inspection monitoring function for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); and (2) the adequacy of the resident inspector's recordkeeping process to record construction deficiencies.GAO found that a national interagency agreement between EPA and t...
The President's Second Special Message for FY 1983
OGC-83-3: Published: Jan 17, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 1983.
Pursuant to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, the President's second special message for fiscal year 1983 was transmitted to Congress on December 7, 1982.The President proposed thirteen deferrals totaling $1,569,870,000 and revisions to three previously reported deferrals which increased the amounts deferred by $1,173,257,000. GAO had some comments regarding deferred fu...
Opportunity To Improve the Corps of Engineers' Small Projects Programs
121109: Jan 12, 1983
GAO reviewed the Corps of Engineers' Small Projects Programs to determine how frequently such projects lead to solutions of water problems.GAO found that relatively few projects undertaken by the Corps since 1964 through these programs have resulted in projects to solve water problems because local communities did not support the solution. The Corps is spending time and money under the six Small P...
Savings Possible Through Recognition of Favorable Financing and Tax Abatements in Contract Rents
106278: Jun 27, 1978
Under the new construction and substantial rehabilitation portion of the section 8 lower-income rental program, rents must be approved individually for each proposed unit based on rents for comparable units in the area. Appropriate reductions in contract rents (total rents payable to the owner including the portion payable by the family) may be made where a project proposal is expected to benefit...