UFC 1-200-01 represents the foundational document of the UFC program in providing general building requirements and overarching criteria, establishing the use of consensus building codes and standards, establishing criteria implementation rules and protocols (including core UFC), and identifying unique military criteria. In accordance with the authority in MIL-STD-3007, UFC are prepared by DoD committees called Discipline Working Group (DWG), and are published by the Military Services under the authority of the Engineering Senior Executive Panel (ESEP), comprised of the following:
- Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Facilities Management) Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Sustainment);
- Chief, Engineering and Construction Division, Headquarters United States Army Corps of Engineers (HQ USACE);
- Chief Engineer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC); and
- Department of the Air Force, Deputy Director of Civil Engineers DCS Logistics, Engineering & Force Protection.