The aim of the Smart Infrastructure Manual: Design and Construction (Smart Infrastructure) is to continuously improve the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the Defence Estate. Smart Infrastructure defines Defence's requirements and reporting obligations for design and construction covering energy, water, waste, pollution prevention, and smart procurement.
Smart Infrastructure consists of two parts:
1. A Manual that outlines Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) and Whole-of-Life (WOL) requirements for each project, covering:
2. A Checklist that includes a Metering Strategy.
The target audience for Smart Infrastructure are those responsible for designing and delivering Defence infrastructure.
Smart Infrastructure is to be applied to all projects in the Major Capital Facilities (MCF) Program. All requirements shall be addressed in the design unless explicitly stated otherwise in the Design Brief Where specific requirements cannot be met or are deemed not applicable this shall be justified and the reasons and their acceptance by Defence recorded in design reports and/or contractor reports. Smart Infrastructure is also to be applied to projects delivered through the Estate Works Program. Smart Infrastructure shall not be applied retrospectively.
Smart Infrastructure provides benefits to both Defence and its Service Providers involved in delivering and operating the Defence Estate. Smart Infrastructure:
Smart Infrastructure complements the resource efficiency requirements included in other Defence Manuals and Policy, including:
Smart Infrastructure is a key component in Defence’s broader resource monitoring framework, which centres on the Resource Data Management System (refer to Figure). Smart Infrastructure requires resource intensity performance metrics reported during the delivery of infrastructure that will be monitored by Defence over the infrastructure’s life.
This document is sponsored by the Directorate of Energy Efficiency, Environmental Resource Management and Sustainability (DEEERMS) on behalf of the Technical Authority Assistant Secretary Environment and Engineering (ASEE). Enquiries may be directed to:Directorate of Energy Efficiency, Environmental Resource Management and Sustainability Brindabella Business Park Canberra ACT 2600 Tel: (02) 6266 8209 Email: Smart.Infrastructure@defence.gov.au
Smart Infrastructure Documentation
Smart Infrastructure Documentation - specific to the Estate Works Program