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UFC documents provide planning, design, construction, sustainment, restoration, and modernization criteria, and apply to the Military Departments, the Defense Agencies, and the DoD Field Activities in accordance with DoD Directive 4270.5 (Military Construction) and USD(AT&L) Memorandum  dated 29 May 2002. UFC are distributed only in electronic media and are effective upon issuance. 

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (HQUSACE), Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC), and the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) are responsible for administration of the UFC system. Points of contact and procedures for the development and maintenance UFC documents are prescribed in the latest edition of MIL-STD-3007.

UFCs that have been unified for use by all participating agencies have no alphabetical letter at the end of the document number. UFCs that are agency-specific have an alphabetical letter (or letters) at the end of the document. A document that has a letter "A" indicates USACE, an "N" indicates NAVFAC and an "F" indicates AFCEC. A combination of two letters indicates that the document is used by two agencies.

Facilities Criteria (FC) DESIGNATION

The "Facilities Criteria (FC)" designation has been adopted for criteria that are not applicable to all DoD Components. This is specific to facility-type documents only, for example, FC 4-721-10N "Navy and Marine Corps Unaccompanied Housing". Facilities Criteria (FC) provide functional requirements (i.e., defined by users and operational needs of a particular facility type). Differences in functional requirements between DoD Components may exist due to differences in policies and operational needs. FC are applicable only to the DoD Component(s) indicated in the title, and are intended for use with unified technical requirements published in DoD Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC).

Refer to the DOD Engineering Criteria Status Report  for the list of UFCs that were formerly Agency-specific documents. This report is no longer maintained and is provided as a reference.

UFC Template in MS Word   (03-11-2024)

Questions, comments, suggestions and recommended changes for these documents are welcome and should be submitted as a Criteria Change Request (CCR). To submit a Criteria Change Request, click on the CCR link next to the document below. CCRs are not appropriate when they pertain to a specific project solicitation, request for proposal or after a project award. Questions or interpretations pertaining to these documents or situation should be referred to the Contracting Officer.

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Title Date View CCR
UFC 3-740-05 Construction Cost Estimating   12-09-2022  PDF  CCR
FC 4-420-07F Nuclear Weapons-Capable Maintenance and Storage Facilities   04-24-2018  PDF  CCR
UFC 1-300-01 Criteria Format Standard   12-17-2021  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-520-02 Facility Energy System Resilience and Reliability   07-27-2023  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-410-04 Industrial Ventilation   12-13-2017  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-740-15 Continuous Child Care Facilities   04-14-2011  PDF  CCR
FC 4-721-10N Navy and Marine Corps Unaccompanied Housing   05-19-2022  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-220-05 Dewatering and Groundwater Control   01-16-2004  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-260-04 Airfield and Heliport Marking   05-16-2018  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-250-04 Standard Practice for Concrete Pavement Construction   01-29-2024  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-550-04 Resilient Installation Microgrid Design   03-01-2024  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-430-01FA Heating and Cooling Distribution Systems   07-25-2003  PDF  CCR
FC 4-760-10N Navy Museums and Historic Resource Facilities   12-01-2013  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-570-06 Operation and Maintenance: Cathodic Protection Systems   07-15-2019  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-860-01 Railroad Design and Rehabilitation   06-23-2022  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-220-08FA Engineering Use of Geotextiles   01-16-2004  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-250-11 Soil Stabilization and Modification for Pavements   11-30-2020  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-535-02 Design Drawings for Visual Air Navigation Facilities   05-21-2018  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-230-13 Industrial Water Treatment Operation and Maintenance   03-01-2023  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-555-01 Aircraft Point-of-Use Power Systems   03-01-2024  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-860-03 Railroad Track Maintenance and Safety Standards    02-13-2008  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-730-01 Programming Cost Estimates for Military Construction   03-01-2024  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-310-08 Non-Expeditionary Bridge Inspection, Maintenance and Repair   07-17-2018  PDF  CCR
FC 4-171-06N Navy Operational Support Center   09-05-2014  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-260-16 O&M Manual: Standard Practice for Airfield Pavement Condition Surveys   02-03-2019  PDF  CCR
FC 1-300-09N Navy and Marine Corps Design Procedures   05-17-2024  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-152-01 Design: Piers and Wharves   01-24-2017  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-430-08N Central Heating Plants   01-16-2004  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-220-10 Soil Mechanics (DM 7.1)   02-01-2022  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-210-10 Low Impact Development   08-28-2023  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-159-01N Design: Hyperbaric Facilities   01-16-2004  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-159-03 Moorings   03-09-2020  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-250-03 Standard Practice Manual for Flexible Pavements   05-30-2018  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-020-02FA Security Engineering: Concept Design (FOUO)   03-01-2005  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-420-02 Compressed Air   11-08-2022  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-260-03 O&M Manual: Standard Practice for Airfield Pavement Evaluation   08-21-2023  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-150-09 Permanent Anchored Moorings Operations and Maintenance   02-27-2019  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-580-01 Telecommunications Interior Infrastructure Planning and Design, with Change 1   06-01-2016  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-179-01 Design: Navy Firefighting School Facilities   01-16-2004  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-440-01 Facility-Scale Renewable Energy Systems   07-01-2015  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-213-10 Graving Dry Docks   05-18-2020  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-250-07 Standard Practice for Pavement Recycling   12-07-2021  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-740-20 Libraries   03-20-2023  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-450-01 Noise and Vibration Control   12-08-2022  PDF  CCR

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