25 May 2005
Change 1, 22 February 2006
Change 2, 4 December 2006
There is only one current version of a guide specification at any time. The guide
specification with the latest revision date automatically cancels specifications of the
same number with a previous date.
Regional Guide Specifications.
Some Activities have modified some of the UFGS for their region. These are referred to
as Regional Guide Specifications. Use Regional Guide Specifications when sections
are available by the Region and Activity for the project location, and as required by the
contract. Regional specifications are located on the Whole Building Design Guide
website at http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/browse_cat.php?o=3&c=43 and where indicated in
Regional specifications are limited in number and scope to selected subjects, such as
temporary environmental controls, and contain a majority of local requirements.
Regional specifications are used in the same way as the UFGS except that they are
used only in the area of the specific facility engineering command jurisdiction. Regional
specifications are numbered the same as the UFGS that has been used as a basis for
the regional specification, with the exception of a regional designation at the fifth level
for specifications in MasterFormat 04; for example, in UFGS Section number, 01 13
30.00 22, "22" indicates the region. Assigned regional designations can be found with
the Regional specifications at http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/browse_cat.php?o=3&c=43.
For specifications in MasterFormat 95, a capital letter representing the facility
engineering command precedes the specification number (e.g., UFGS-S-07516,
AGGREGATE SURFACED COAL TAR BUILT-UP ROOFING, for NAVFAC Southeast,
or UFGS-L-02471, BITUMINOUS CONCRETE PAVEMENT, for NAVFAC Atlantic).
Other Guide Specifications.
For Contractor-provided specifications on Design-Build projects, and unless required
otherwise by the contract, the use of other guide specifications (e.g. MASTERSPEC)
and other means of specification are allowed for the creation of a complete project
specification. The specifications used must specifically state compliance with the
requirements of the RFP by using the same reference standards as used in the Design-
Build performance technical specifications. Refer to contract for direction on preparing
On Design-Bid-Build projects, other guide specifications are only allowed as a basis for
information when not available in the UFGS. These developed specifications must be in
CSI MasterFormatTM and meet requirements of UFC 1-300-02, Unified Facilities Guide
Specifications (UFGS) Format Standard.
Performance Technical Specifications.