14 July 2004
Including changes 12 April 2005
The Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) system is prescribed by MIL-STD 3007 and
criteria, and applies to the Military Departments, the Defense Agencies, and the DoD
Field Activities in accordance with USD(AT&L) Memorandum dated 29 May 2002. UFC
will be used for all DoD projects and work for other customers where appropriate. All
construction outside of the United States is also governed by Status of forces
Agreements (SOFA), Host Nation Funded Construction Agreements (HNFA), and in
some instances, Bilateral Infrastructure Agreements (BIA.) Therefore, the acquisition
team must ensure compliance with the more stringent of the UFC, the SOFA, the HNFA,
and the BIA, as applicable.
UFC are living documents and will be periodically reviewed, updated, and made
available to users as part of the Services' responsibility for providing technical criteria for
military construction. Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (HQUSACE), Naval
Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), and Air Force Civil Engineer Support
Agency (AFCESA) are responsible for administration of the UFC system. Defense
agencies should contact the preparing service for document interpretation and
improvements. Technical content of UFC is the responsibility of the cognizant DoD
working group. Recommended changes with supporting rationale should be sent to the
respective service proponent office by the following electronic form: Criteria Change
Request (CCR). The form is also accessible from the Internet sites listed below.
UFC are effective upon issuance and are distributed only in electronic media from the
Hard copies of UFC printed from electronic media should be checked against the current
electronic version prior to use to ensure that they are current.
DR. JAMES W WRIGHT, P.E.
DONALD L. BASHAM, P.E.
Chief, Engineering and Construction
Naval Facilities Engineering Command
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Dr. GET W. MOY, P.E.
KATHLEEN I. FERGUSON, P.E.
Director, Installations Requirements and
The Deputy Civil Engineer
DCS/Installations & Logistics
Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
Department of the Air Force
(Installations and Environment)