Change 4 December 2006
CHAPTER 2 REQUIREMENTS
Compliance with the guidance provided in this UFC will make the task of preparing
UFGS easier and will result in UFGS that are compatible with others in the system.
SpecsIntact includes a template (found under "Tools" on the main toolbar) that can be
used as a starting point for preparing UFGS and as a pattern for project specification
sections for work not covered by guide specifications.
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
CSI recommends the use of three parts in each section, and further recommends that a
consistent sequence of subject matter be maintained within each part. These
recommendations are included in Appendix A and should be followed to the extent
practical in UFGS.
Table of Contents
A table of contents for a section can be generated automatically as part of the
SpecsIntact print process.
Appendices to a UFGS section can be used, but they are rarely necessary. \ An
appendix may be a separate text file and added manually in the final electronic file for
the project or it may be created in \SpecsIntact/4/ as part of a section. /2/
Figures are not provided as part of UFGS sections. When required as part of a project
specification, figures must be added manually to the final electronic file.
Electronic File Format
Use of SpecsIntact software and the SpecsIntact section template in the development of
UFGS are mandatory and will assure that page layout, banners, notes, text paragraphs,
tables, fonts, page numbers, headers, and other basic elements of a UFGS are
consistent within each UFGS document and within the UFGS system. SpecsIntact files
are \Extensible Markup Language (XML)/4/ format with the extension SEC.
SpecsIntact will also publish UFGS in Adobe Acrobat (PDF extension) and Microsoft
Word (DOC extension) formats. SpecsIntact can be downloaded from the SpecsIntact
web site (http://specsintact.ksc.nasa.gov/Index.asp), and the SpecsIntact Quick Start
Guide provides instructions for its use.