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 Military Handbook (MIL-HDBK) on this subject. This UFC serves as
criteria until such time as the full text UFC is developed from the MIL-HDBK and other
This UFC provides general criteria for tropical engineering.
Note that this document does not constitute a detailed technical design,
maintenance or operations manual, and is issued as a general guide to the
considerations associated with tropical engineering.
APPLICABILITY. This UFC applies to all Navy service elements and
Navy contractors; Army service elements should use the references cited in paragraph
1-3 below; all other DoD agencies may use either document unless explicitly directed
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.
REFERENCES. The following Tri-Service publications have valuable
information on the subject of this UFC. When the full text UFC is developed for this
subject, applicable portions of these documents will be incorporated into the text. The