Including Change 2, August 2006
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
PURPOSE AND SCOPE.
The purpose of this UFC is to provide technical guidance and outline technical
requirements for the more typical aspects of the structural engineering design portion of
Architect/Engineer (A/E) contracts for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command
(NAVFAC). The information provided in this guide must be utilized by structural
engineers in the development of the plans, specifications, calculations, and Design-
Build Request for Proposals (RFP) and must serve as the minimum engineering design
requirements. Project conditions may dictate the need for design that exceeds these
This UFC applies to all NAVFAC Facilities Engineering Command (FEC) or Engineering
Field Division / Engineering Field Activity (EFD / EFA) and their contractors that are
preparing construction contract documents and specifications for all projects on military
installations under the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. It is applicable to the
traditional engineering services customary for Design-Bid-Build construction contracts
and for Design-Build construction contracts.
Appendix A contains the list of references used in this UFC. Furthermore, this UFC
references UFC 1-200-01, General Building Requirements, as applicable, except as
modified herein. This UFC contains requirements for facilities and professional services
for the Navy only.
Direct communication with the government's project manager and structural reviewer is
encouraged. This may avoid unnecessary re-submittal of plans and specifications due
to a misunderstood comment. The reviewer's name, phone number and email address
can be found on the comment sheets.