16 January 2004
PURPOSE AND SCOPE. This UFC is comprised of two sections.
Chapter 1 introduces this UFC and provides a listing of references to other Tri-Service
documents closely related to the subject. Appendix A contains the full text copy of the
previously released Design Manual (DM) on this subject. This UFC serves as criteria
until such time as the full text UFC is developed from the Design Manual and other
This UFC provides general criteria for designing chapels and religious
Note that this document does not constitute a detailed technical design,
and is issued as a general guide to the considerations associated with designing
chapels and religious education facilities.
APPLICABILITY. This UFC applies to all Navy agencies and contractors
designing chapels and religious education facilities.
GENERAL BUILDING REQUIREMENTS. All DoD facilities must comply
with UFC 1-200-01, Design: General Building Requirements. If any conflict occurs
between this UFC and UFC 1-200-01, the requirements of UFC 1-200-01 take
SAFETY. All DoD facilities must comply with DODINST 6055.1 and
applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety and health
NOTE: All NAVY projects, must comply with OPNAVINST 5100.23 (series), Navy
Occupational Safety and Health Program Manual. The most recent publication in this
series can be accessed at the NAVFAC Safety web site:
OPNAVINST 5100.23, the requirements of OPNAVINST 5100.23 take precedence.
FIRE PROTECTION. All DoD facilities must comply with UFC 3-600-01,
Design: Fire Protection Engineering for Facilities. If any conflict occurs between this
UFC and UFC 3-600-01, the requirements of UFC 3-600-01 take precedence.
ANTITERRORISM/FORCE PROTECTION. All DoD facilities must
comply with UFC 4-010-01, Design: DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for
Buildings. If any conflict occurs between this UFC and UFC 4-010-01, the requirements
of UFC 4-010-01 take precedence.
AIR FORCE CRITERIA. Air Force agencies and contractors should refer
to the Air Force Religious Facility Design Guide at: