28 February 2006
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
PURPOSE AND SCOPE.
This UFC provides standards for the preparation of Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC).
UFC are published by the services under the auspices of the tri-service Engineering
Senior Executive Panel (ESEP). The ESEP is comprised of:
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment
(ODUSD(I&E)), Director, Installations Requirements and Management;
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (HQUSACE), Chief, Engineering and
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Engineering
Innovation and Criteria Office (EICO), Chief Engineer; and
U.S. Air Force Deputy Civil Engineer (USAF/ILE-2).
UFC are prepared by DOD committees called discipline working groups.
UFC are published in electronic media only. The Memorandum of Agreement for the
Whole Building Design Guide establishes the Whole Building Design Guide
are also available in electronic format via the Construction Criteria Base system disk
This UFC applies to all service elements and contractors preparing UFC.
Appendix A contains a list of references used in this UFC and illustrates the format for
CONTENT AND FORMAT.
UFC are used to rapidly provide technical information to plan, design, construct,
operate, and maintain shore facilities. UFC are essential communications between
policy- and standards-making elements and execution elements. Each DOD discipline
working group is responsible for the technical content, format, and overall quality of its
UFC. This UFC establishes the general appearance and content level of UFC
publications. The UFC format is designed to facilitate ease of preparation and use. A
template of this guidance document in Microsoft Word format is available from the