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UFGS Master Updated May 16, 2017; Posted May 25, 2017

Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) are a joint effort of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (HQ AFCEC) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). UFGS are for use in specifying construction for the military services.

The Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) are published only in electronic format and are intended to be used with SpecsIntact software. The UFGS Master uses the latest CSI MasterFormat, therefore, as of January 2012, the UFGS Working Group decided to discontinue support of MasterFormat 1995. SpecsIntact version 4.5.1 and above will support MasterFormat 2010 and will no longer support the creation of Jobs or Masters using the old MasterFormat 1995 UFGS Master. For backward compatibility, Masters or Jobs created with older versions can still be opened using the latest software versions.

As of June 2008 :Updated UFGS will be posted quarterly in February, May, August and November.

As of May 2013: The May 2013 release incorporates Automatic Paragraph Numbering. Versions of Specsintact older than 4.5.0 are not compatible with this feature. Existing jobs can be converted to the new automatic numbered format. The conversion is a one-way process. To convert, select the job or master, select process menu, choose convert Job/Master to Automatic numbering. More information about Automatic Paragraph Numbering is available on the SpecsIntact website.

For Specsintact Technical Support: 321-867-8800  |   E-mail  |   specsintact.ksc.nasa.gov

UFGS that have been unified for use by all participating agencies have a level 3 or level 4 MasterFormat™ number. UFGS that are agency-specific have a fifth level number indicating it as an agency specific specification. A specification that has a fifth level number "10" indicates USACE, a "20" indicates NAVFAC, a "30" indicates AFCEC, and a "40" indicates NASA. Preparing agencies are indicated in the UFGS header of each specification. The user should follow this order of precedence in selecting UFGS sections:

  1. Regional UFGS specific to their Agency
  2. UFGS identified as specific to their Agency
  3. Unified UFGS if one is available
  4. UFGS identified as specific to another DoD Agency (for DoD projects only)
  5. UFGS from another agency.

Points of contact and procedures for the development and maintenance of UFGS documents are prescribed in the latest edition of MIL-STD-3007  .

Section templates for MasterFormat 2010 and MasterFormat 1995: These templates are provided to assist the user in creating a new section.

SpecsIntact for NMCI Users

Questions, comments, suggestions and recommended changes for guide specifications are welcome and should be submitted as a Criteria Change Request. To submit a Criteria Change Request, click on the CCR link next to the document below. If a CCR does not fit cleanly into an existing section, submit a CCR to the section most closely related to the CCR.

These documents are available in the following formats:   Adobe Acrobat (PDF)  |   SpecsIntact (SEC) in compressed ZIP

Click the 'Title' or 'Date' heading to sort by ascending or descending order. Narrow the list by selecting a 'Division' option from the drop-down or view archived documents by selecting from the 'Status' drop-down and clicking 'Apply'.

Title Date View CCR
UFGS 26 05 33 Dockside Power Connections Stations 01-01-2007  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 05 48.00 10 Seismic Protection for Electrical Equipment 10-01-2007  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 05 70.00 40 High-Voltage Overcurrent Protective Devices 02-01-2015  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 05 71.00 40 Low-Voltage Overcurrent Protective Devices 02-01-2017  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 08 00 Apparatus Inspection and Testing 08-01-2008  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 09 23.00 40 Lighting Control Devices 08-01-2016  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 11 13.00 20 Primary Unit Substations 04-01-2007  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 11 14.00 10 Main Electric Supply Station and Substation 10-01-2007  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 11 16 Secondary Unit Substations 02-01-2010  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 12 19.00 40 Pad-Mounted, Liquid-Filled Medium-Voltage Transformers 11-01-2014  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 12 19.10 Three-Phase Pad-Mounted Transformers 05-01-2017  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 12 21 Single-Phase Pad-Mounted Transformers 05-01-2017  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 13 00 SF6/High-Firepoint Fluids Insulated Pad-Mounted Switchgear 11-01-2014  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 13 01 Pad-Mounted Dead-Front Air Insulated Switchgear 08-01-2013  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 18 23.00 40 Medium-Voltage Surge Arresters 08-01-2016  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 20 00 Interior Distribution System 02-01-2014  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 22 00.00 10 480-Volt Station Service Switchgear and Transformers 10-01-2007  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 23 00 Low Voltage Switchgear 05-01-2015  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 23 00.00 40 Switchboards and Switchgear 11-01-2014  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 24 13 Switchboards 05-01-2015  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 24 16.00 40 Panelboards 08-01-2016  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 24 19.00 40 Motor-Control Centers 11-01-2014  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 27 13.10 30 Electric Meters 10-01-2007  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 27 14.00 20 Electricity Metering 02-01-2011  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 27 29 Marina Electrical Work 04-01-2006  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 28 00.00 10 Motor Control Centers, Switchboards and Panelboards 10-01-2007  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 28 01.00 10 Coordinated Power System Protection 10-01-2007  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 28 21.00 40 Automatic Transfer Switches 05-01-2017  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 29 01.00 10 Electric Motors, 3-Phase Vertical Induction Type 11-01-2008  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 29 02.00 10 Electric Motors, 3-Phase Vertical Synchronous Type 11-01-2008  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 29 23 Variable Frequency Drive Systems Under 600 Volts 04-01-2006  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 31 00 Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Components 05-01-2015  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 32 13.00 20 Single Operation Generator Sets 04-01-2007  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 32 14.00 10 Diesel-Generator Set, Stationary 15-300 KW, Standby Applications 02-01-2010  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 32 15.00 10 Diesel-Generator Set Stationary 100-2500 KW, with Auxiliaries 10-01-2007  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 32 33.00 10 Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) System Above 15 KVA Capacity 10-01-2007  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 33 53.00 20 Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) 04-01-2008  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 35 33.00 40 Power Factor Correction Equipment 08-01-2016  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 35 43 400-Hertz (HZ) Solid State Frequency Converter 05-01-2011  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 36 00.00 10 Automatic Transfer Switch and By-Pass/Isolation Switch 10-01-2007  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 36 23.00 20 Automatic Transfer Switches 04-01-2006  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 41 00 Lightning Protection System 11-01-2013  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 42 13.00 20 Cathodic Protection by Galvanic Anodes 04-01-2006  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 42 14.00 10 Cathodic Protection System (Sacrificial Anode) 08-01-2009  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 42 15.00 10 Cathodic Protection System (Steel Water Tanks) 02-01-2013  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 42 17.00 10 Cathodic Protection System (Impressed Current) 11-01-2008  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 42 19.00 20 Cathodic Protection by Impressed Current 04-01-2006  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 42 19.10 Cathodic Protection Systems (Impressed Current) For Lock Miter Gates 11-01-2008  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 42 22.00 20 Cathodic Protection System for Steel Water Tanks 01-01-2008  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 51 00 Interior Lighting 05-01-2016  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 51 00.00 40 Interior Lighting 02-01-2013  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 52 00.00 40 Emergency Lighting 08-01-2014  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 53 00.00 40 Exit Signs 11-01-2015  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 54 21.00 10 Helipad Lighting and Visual Navigation Aids 10-01-2007  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 55 53.00 40 Security Lighting 11-01-2014  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 55 80.00 20 Surgical Lighting Fixtures 04-01-2006  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 56 00 Exterior Lighting 05-01-2013  PDF |  SEC  CCR
UFGS 26 56 13.00 40 Lighting Poles and Standards 11-01-2014  PDF |  SEC  CCR
UFGS 26 56 19.00 40 Roadway Lighting 05-01-2016  PDF |  SEC  CCR
UFGS 26 56 20.00 10 Airfield and Heliport Lighting and Visual Navigation Aids 10-01-2007  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 26 56 23.00 40 Area Lighting 11-01-2008  PDF |  SEC  CCR
UFGS 26 56 36.00 40 Flood Lighting 05-01-2016  PDF |  SEC  CCR
UFGS 26 60 13.00 40 Low-Voltage Motors 05-01-2015  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
Division 27 - Communications 05-01-2017  ZIP
UFGS 27 05 14.00 10 Cable Television Premises Distribution System 04-01-2006  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 27 05 28.36 40 Cable Trays for Communications Systems 05-01-2017  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 27 05 29.00 10 Protective Distribution System (PDS) for SIPRNET Communication Systems 08-01-2011  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 27 10 00 Building Telecommunications Cabling System 08-01-2011  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 27 13 23.00 40 Communications Optical Backbone Cabling 11-01-2014  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 27 21 00.00 20 Intercommunication System 04-01-2006  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 27 21 00.00 40 Intercommunication System 02-01-2016  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 27 21 10.00 40 Fiber Optic Data Transmission System 05-01-2016  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 27 41 00.00 10 Nurse Call Audio-Visual (NCAV) System 04-01-2006  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 27 41 16.00 10 Television Signal Reception System 04-01-2006  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 27 51 16 Radio and Public Address Systems 04-01-2006  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 27 51 23.10 Intercommunication System 05-01-2011  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 27 52 23.00 20 Nurse Call System 04-01-2006  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 27 52 32.00 10 Nurse Call Tone-Visual (NCTV) System 10-01-2007  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 27 54 00.00 20 Community Antenna Television (CATV) 04-01-2006  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
Division 28 - Electronic Safety and Security 05-01-2017  ZIP
UFGS 28 05 26.00 40 Grounding and Bonding for Electronic Safety and Security 08-01-2016  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 28 08 10 Electronic Security System Acceptance Testing 05-01-2016  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 28 10 05 Electronic Security Systems (ESS) 05-01-2016  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 28 20 02 Central Monitoring Services for Electronic Security Systems 11-01-2008  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 28 31 00.00 10 Fire Detection and Alarm System, Direct Current Loop 11-01-2008  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 28 31 02.00 20 Fire Alarm Reporting Systems - Digital Communicators 02-01-2010  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 28 31 13.00 40 Fire Detection and Alarm Control, GUI and Logic Systems 02-01-2017  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 28 31 33.00 10 Fire Alarm Reporting System, Radio Type 11-01-2008  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 28 31 33.13 20 Exterior Fire Reporting System, Radio Type 04-01-2006  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 28 31 49 Carbon Monoxide Detectors 04-01-2006  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 28 31 63.00 20 Analog/Addressable Interior Fire Alarm System 10-01-2007  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 28 31 64.00 10 Fire Detection and Alarm System, Addressable 08-01-2009  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 28 31 73.00 20 Exterior Fire Alarm System, Closed Circuit Telegraphic Type 02-01-2010  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 28 31 74.00 20 Interior Fire Detection and Alarm System 02-01-2010  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 28 31 75.00 10 Central Fire Alarm System, Digital Alarm Communicator Type 11-01-2008  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 28 31 76 Interior Fire Alarm and Mass Notification System 08-01-2011  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 28 33 00.00 40 Fuel-Gas Detection and Alarm 02-01-2017  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
Division 31 - Earthwork 05-01-2017  ZIP
UFGS 31 00 00 Earthwork 08-01-2008  PDF |  ZIP  CCR
UFGS 31 05 19 Geotextile 08-01-2008  PDF |  ZIP  CCR

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