15 June 2006
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
PURPOSE AND SCOPE.
This UFC provides general guidance and outlines technical requirements that apply to
both building related and furniture related interior design projects, new construction and
renovation projects. The information provided in this UFC will be used by interior
designers and architects and will serve as the minimum interior design requirements.
This UFC covers requirements in the development of design criteria, construction
contract documents, specifications, calculations, and procurement documentation and
project presentations for Design-Bid-Build (DBB) and Design-Build (DB) projects.
Project conditions may dictate the need for design that exceeds these requirements.
Excellence in design is the primary goal for all projects. Reaching this goal requires a
commitment by the government and designers to a level of quality that includes the
coordinated relationship of interior design with the building design, as well as the details
of design that affect the users of the facilities. Quality interior design is value added to a
project as it vitally improves facility operating efficiency, attractiveness, livability, life-
cycle economics, and most importantly, the productivity of the users. Project conditions
may dictate the need for design that exceeds these minimum requirements.
This UFC applies to agencies of the U.S. Armed Services and their contractors that are
preparing construction contract documents and Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)
data for all new construction and renovation building projects. These criteria are
applicable in the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories and
possessions, and as far as practical, at installations in foreign countries. This UFC
applies to all types of construction regardless of funding, including properties listed or
eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as National Guard
and Reserve projects constructed on military installations or non-military DoD property.
Certain specialized facilities, such as healthcare facilities, carry additional requirements.
Also, see the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) or other criteria applicable to specialized
facility types. When performing work for different activities, regional or installation
requirements may differ from those included herein. Identify these regional differences
at the beginning of the project delivery process.
All design and construction shall comply with UFC 3-100-10, Architecture and UFC 1-
200-01, General Building Requirements. Furthermore, Appendix A contains the list of
references used in this UFC. These other publications, standards, and technical data
referenced herein form a part of this criteria to the extent referenced. In the case of
conflicts between the IBC and other military criteria, use the military criteria.