Change 4 December 2006
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
PURPOSE AND SCOPE
\ This UFC provides guidance for the preparation of Unified Facilities Guide
Specifications (UFGS). UFGS are published by the Services under the auspices of the
Tri-Service Engineering Senior Executive Panel (ESEP). A definition of the ESEP is
contained in MIL-STD-3007. UFGS are prepared by Tri-Service committees called
Discipline Working Groups (DWG). Publication of UFGS is only by electronic media
available from the distribution sources indicated in the Foreword of this UFC. /2/\
UFGS are not proprietary and are available at no cost to the user. /4/
This UFC applies to all Tri-Service elements and contractors preparing UFGS.
References used in this UFC are:
\ MIL-STD-3007, Standard Practice for Unified Facilities Criteria and Unified
Facilities Guide Specifications /2/
\ MasterFormat 2004 Edition: Numbers & Titles, Construction Specifications
CSI SectionFormat, A Recommended Format for Construction Specifications
Sections, 1997, Construction Specifications Institute.
CSI Manual of Practice, 1996, Construction Specifications Institute.
SpecsIntact Quick Start Guide,
CONTENT AND FORMAT
UFGS are for the purpose of translating design criteria into construction requirements
that have been coordinated with industry, thereby providing requirements that can be
incorporated into construction contracts. Each Tri-Service DWG is responsible for the
technical content, format, and overall quality of their UFGS. This UFC establishes the
general content and appearance of UFGS publications. The UFGS format is based on
the Construction Specifications Institute SectionFormat and is designed to be used with
SpecsIntact software. An example layout of UFGS is included in Appendix A, and
SpecsIntact software includes an electronic template in the proper format.
Since UFGS are used as a basis for construction contract documents, UFGS must be
written in a manner that will facilitate use on the job and preclude misinterpretations