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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).

See the DOD Engineering Criteria Status Report  for the list of UFCs that were formerly Agency-specific documents.

UFC Template in MS Word   (12-2021)

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 Datesort ascending Change Date View CCR
UFC 4-023-07 Design to Resist Direct Fire Weapons Effects, with Change 1   07-07-2008 02-01-2017  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-024-01 Security Engineering: Procedures for Designing Airborne Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Protection for Buildings   06-10-2008  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-021-01 Design and O&M: Mass Notification Systems, with Change 1   04-09-2008 01-01-2010  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-860-03 Railroad Track Maintenance and Safety Standards    02-13-2008  PDF  CCR
FC 4-722-01F Air Force Dining Facilities, with Change 1   07-02-2007 05-01-2013  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-212-01N Navy Engine Test Cells, with Changes 1-4   07-27-2006 09-01-2008  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-740-20 Libraries   05-01-2006  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-730-01 Family Service Centers, with Change 1   04-07-2006 06-20-2006  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-740-06 Youth Centers   01-12-2006  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-220-10N Soil Mechanics   06-08-2005  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-740-16 Design: Military Recreation Centers   05-25-2005  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-260-11FA Model Design-Build (D-B) Request for Proposal (RFP) For Airfield Contracts   05-25-2005  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-240-13FN Industrial Water Treatment Operation and Maintenance   05-25-2005  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-020-02FA Security Engineering: Concept Design (FOUO)   03-01-2005  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-020-03FA Security Engineering: Final Design (FOUO)   03-01-2005  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-320-06A Concrete Floor Slabs on Grade Subjected to Heavy Loads   03-01-2005  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-750-01NF Design: Golf Clubhouses   04-16-2004  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-740-01NF Design: Bowling Centers   04-16-2004  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-250-09FA Aggregate Surfaced Roads and Airfields Areas   01-16-2004  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-141-10N Design: Aviation Operation and Support Facilities   01-16-2004  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-430-08N Central Heating Plants   01-16-2004  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-430-09 Exterior Mechanical Utility Distribution, with Change 1   01-16-2004 03-25-2009  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-860-01FA Railroad Design and Rehabilitation   01-16-2004  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-220-04FA Backfill for Subsurface Structures   01-16-2004  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-270-08 Pavement Maintenance Management   01-16-2004  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-220-05 Dewatering and Groundwater Control   01-16-2004  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-159-01N Design: Hyperbaric Facilities   01-16-2004  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-555-01N 400 Hertz Medium Voltage Conversion/Distribution and Low Voltage Utilization Systems   01-16-2004  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-220-06 Grouting Methods and Equipment   01-16-2004  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-171-01N Design: Aviation Training Facilities   01-16-2004  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-220-08FA Engineering Use of Geotextiles   01-16-2004  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-179-01 Design: Navy Firefighting School Facilities   01-16-2004  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-250-04 Standard Practice for Concrete Pavements, with Change 2   01-16-2004 07-29-2009  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-121-10N Design: Aircraft Fixed Point Utility Systems   01-16-2004  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-250-08FA Standard Practice for Sealing Joints and Cracks in Rigid and Flexible Pavements   01-16-2004  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-280-04 Army Filtration of Liquids   12-17-2003  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-750-02N Design: Outdoor Sports and Recreational Facilities   12-04-2003  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-430-01FA Heating and Cooling Distribution Systems   07-25-2003  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-430-07 Operations and Maintenance: Inspection and Certification of Boilers and Unfired Pressure Vessels, with Change 5   07-24-2003 05-07-2019  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-390-01 O&M: Unmanned Pressure Test Facilities Safety Certification Manual   07-23-2003  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-420-02FA Compressed Air, with Change 1   05-15-2003 12-01-2007  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-430-02FA Central Steam Boiler Plants, with Change 1   05-15-2003 12-01-2007  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-450-01 Noise and Vibration Control   05-15-2003  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-740-03 Design: Navy and Marine Corps Outdoor Adventure Centers and Rental Centers   11-01-2002  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-740-14 Design: Child Development Centers (USACE and Air Force only)   08-01-2002  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-826-10 Design: Refrigeration Systems for Cold Storage   07-10-2002  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-340-01 Design and Analysis of Hardened Structures to Conventional Weapons Effects (FOUO)   06-30-2002  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-150-06 Military Harbors and Coastal Facilities, with Change 1   12-12-2001 10-19-2010  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-151-10 General Criteria for Waterfront Construction, with Change 1   09-10-2001 09-01-2012  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-260-02 Pavement Design for Airfields   06-30-2001  PDF  CCR
UFC 4-150-07 Maintenance and Operation: Maintenance of Waterfront Facilities, with Change 1   06-19-2001 09-01-2012  PDF  CCR
UFC 3-260-03 Airfield Pavement Evaluation   04-15-2001  PDF  CCR
UFC 2-000-05N Facility Planning Criteria for Navy/Marine Corps Shore Installations  

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