25 May 2005
Change 1, 22 February 2006
Change 2, 4 December 2006
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
PURPOSE AND SCOPE.
This UFC provides policy and standards for the design, development, and revision of
project documents, including drawings, specifications, and Requests for Proposal, for
facilities under the cognizance of NAVFAC. This UFC has been developed to ensure
consistency and clarity of project documents that form the basis of contracts for the
design and construction of facilities.
Organization of Document.
This document is organized into design policy, including policy for critical and major
design issues and documents, and design stages, from Predesign through Post-
Construction. Requirements for design submittals are included in each stage, except
for common requirements applying to documents, such as drawings and specifications,
which are provided in several design stages. These common requirements are
provided as separate chapters.
This UFC applies to projects for all NAVFAC activities, and their contractors that are
preparing construction contract drawings, specifications, and Request for Proposals for
shore facilities, and is applicable to both Design-Bid-Build (DBB) and Design-Build (DB)
List of references used in this UFC is at Appendix A.
List of abbreviations and other terms used in this UFC is provided at the Glossary.