13 July 2006
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
PURPOSE AND SCOPE
This UFC provides guidance for the design, construction, improvement, and repair of
Department of Defense (DoD) family housing facilities in the United States, its
Goal and Objectives.
The Military Family Housing Goal Statement defines the ideal end-state for military
communities and housing. It is not intended to be static, but responsive to the dynamics
of military family housing needs. The Military Family Housing Goal is:
To provide quality-housing neighborhoods to contribute to a strong force
of skilled people who provide the readiness of our Military Forces.
Military family housing objectives support the family housing goal. These objectives
To bring the existing required housing inventory up to contemporary
housing standards (i.e., codes, safety, maintainability, livability, amenities)
through repair, improvement and replacement.
To reduce energy consumption per Executive Order (EO) 13123.
All military family housing facility programs should use a "whole house" and "whole
neighborhood" approach for improvement, replacement, and repair of existing family
housing units and neighborhoods, to increase the overall quality of entire Family
Housing Improvement projects should:
Extend the useful life of facilities and infrastructure by at least 25 years.
Be designed and constructed to minimize life cycle costs.
Restore housing units to structural soundness.
Upgrade building envelopes to current energy performance standards.
Lessen impact on the environment.
Include utility repair and replacement, as required.
Provide street repair and replacement.