15 MAY 2003
The Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) system is prescribed by MIL-STD 3007 and provides
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
UFC are effective upon issuance and are distributed only in electronic media from the following
Construction Criteria Base (CCB) system maintained by the National Institute of Building
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.
DR. JAMES W. WRIGHT, P.E.
DONALD L. 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