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May 30, 2024

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) announced the release of the second quarter Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) Master and the Unified Master Reference List (UMRL). The SpecsIntact Team will also update the date for both the UFGS Master, Unified Master Reference List (UMRL), and Unified Master Submittal List (UMSL) so the software will inform our customers to download the latest versions.

May 23, 2024

The SpecsIntact Interagency Configuration, Control and Coordinating Board (SI-CCCB) made up of representatives from USACE, NAVFAC, and AFCEC met at the the U.S. Corps of Engineers, Seattle, WA. The Board convenes regularly to review requests for changes in the software and set the priorities and direction for the design and functionality of the system.

May 21, 2024

The Specifications (UFGS) Discipline Working Group (DWG) made up of representatives from USACE, NAVFAC and AFCEC met at the U.S. Corps of Engineers, Seattle, WA. The Board convenes regularly to review requests for criteria changes and to establish the priorities and direction for the Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) Master.

February 22, 2024

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) announced the release of the first quarter Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) Master and the Unified Master Reference List (UMRL). The SpecsIntact Team will also update the date for both the UFGS Master, Unified Master Reference List (UMRL), and Unified Master Submittal List (UMSL) so the software will inform our customers to download the latest versions.

November 30, 2023

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) announced the release of the fourth quarter Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) Master and the Unified Master Reference List (UMRL). The SpecsIntact Team will also update the date for both the UFGS Master, Unified Master Reference List (UMRL), and Unified Master Submittal List (UMSL) so the software will inform our customers to download the latest versions.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) assumed ownership and management of SpecsIntact on April 3, 2023. For more information, please refer to the November 2023 SpecsIntact Newsletter .

October 26, 2023

The SpecsIntact Interagency Configuration, Control and Coordinating Board (SI-CCCB) made up of representatives from USACE, NAVFAC, and AFCEC met at the the U.S. Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, AL. The Board convenes regularly to review requests for changes in the software and set the priorities and direction for the design and functionality of the system.

October 24, 2023

The Specifications (UFGS) Discipline Working Group (DWG) made up of representatives from USACE, NAVFAC and AFCEC met at the U.S. Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, AL. The Board convenes regularly to review requests for criteria changes and to establish the priorities and direction for the Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) Master.

Aug 24, 2023

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) announced the release of the third quarter Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) Master and the Unified Master Reference List (UMRL). The SpecsIntact Team will also update the date for both the UFGS Master, Unified Master Reference List (UMRL), and Unified Master Submittal List (UMSL) so the software will inform our customers to download the latest versions.

July 28, 2023

The SpecsIntact Team is pleased to announce the official release of SpecsIntact 5.4. This version of SpecsIntact introduces a new executable installation process that is simpler and more robust than previous versions, a new feature that automates the process for adding local reference addresses to the UFGS 01 42 00 Sources for Reference Publications Section, capability to use Revisions when renaming Sections, and more. For more information, please refer to the Knowledge Base Release Notes.

July 28, 2023

The SpecsIntact Interagency Configuration, Control and Coordinating Board (SI-CCCB) made up of representatives from USACE, NAVFAC, AFCEC and NASA, met at the Kennedy Space Center, FL. The Board convenes regularly to review requests for changes in the software and set the priorities and direction for the design and functionality of the system.

July 27, 2023

The Specifications (UFGS) Discipline Working Group (DWG) made up of representatives from USACE, NAVFAC, AFCEC and NASA, met at the Kennedy Space Center, FL. The Board convenes regularly to review requests for criteria changes and to establish the priorities and direction for the Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) Master.

May 25, 2023

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) announced the release of the second quarter Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) Master and the Unified Master Reference List (UMRL). The SpecsIntact Team will also update the date for both the UFGS Master, Unified Master Reference List (UMRL), and Unified Master Submittal List (UMSL) so the software will inform our customers to download the latest versions.

April 3, 2023

On April 3, 2023, NASA transferred ownership of SpecsIntact to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) — managed by the Huntsville District. NASA will continue participation and support of SpecsIntact and the UFGS through the end of FY23. The decision to transfer SpecsIntact ownership was a mutual agreement by all parties. For more information, please refer to the December 2022 SpecsIntact Newsletter .

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SpecsIntact's News Archives provide the significant milestones since 1999. These news events include SI Software and Master releases, board meetings and conferences, as well as hurricane and facility outage notices.