12 May 2003
Including change 1, 19 January 2007
The Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) system is prescribed by MIL-STD 3007 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.
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 following sources:
Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) Index http://188.8.131.52//report/doc_ufc.html.
USACE TECHINFO Internet site http://www.hnd.usace.army.mil/techinfo/index.htm.
NAVFAC Engineering Innovation and Criteria Office Internet site http://criteria.navfac.navy.mil.
Construction Criteria Base (CCB) system maintained by the National Institute of Building Sciences
at Internet site http://www.nibs.org/ccb.
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.
_Approved by Correspondence, May 2003_
Dr. James W Wright, P.E.
Donald Basham, P.E.
Chief, Engineering and Construction Division
Naval Facilities Engineering Command
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Kathleen I Ferguson, P.E.
Director of Analysis & Investment
The Deputy Civil Engineer
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
DCS/Installations & Logistics
for Installations and Environment
Department of the Air Force
Department of Defense