26 September 2006
Any changes in occupancy require the facility to meet the
requirements for new construction for the new occupancy as specified in this
Application/Types of Work Efforts.
This UFC applies to all work necessary to build, maintain, or change DoD
facilities/structures/systems. The services and agencies within DoD use various
terms to classify these work efforts.
Construction projects provide new facilities/structures/systems and must comply
with the criteria in this UFC. Additions to existing buildings must comply with the
criteria for new buildings. If the addition is 50% or more of the existing building's
gross floor area, the existing building must comply with the criteria for new
buildings, to the maximum extent possible.
rehabilitation, and renovation costs equal to or exceeding 50% of the
replacement cost of the building, must bring the entire building into compliance
with new construction requirements. The 50% cost is exclusive of the costs to
bring the building into full compliance.
Facilities in which alteration, modernization, rehabilitation, and
renovation work is less than 50% of the replacement value of the building, the
building must comply with the criteria in this UFC for new construction, to the
maximum extent practical. All new work accomplished as part of alteration,
modernization, modification, rehabilitation, and renovation actions/projects must
meet the requirements for new construction.
Sustainment and Restoration.
New work accomplished in facilities as part of repair, restoration, and
sustainment actions/projects must meet the requirements for new construction in
: Sustainment and restoration efforts should look beyond the scope
to ensure that the fire protection (including life safety) features are not being
compromised or designed only for the portion of the building that is being
repaired. The repair project, if possible, should include a basis to support the
entire building, i.e., if considering providing a fire alarm extender panel to the
existing antiquated fire alarm control panel, ensure the panel being provided has
the capability to support the entire building so any additional projects can utilize
the new panel without having to remove what was just installed.