This UFC provides general guidance and outlines technical requirements that apply to both building-related and furniture-related interior design projects, new construction and renovation projects. The information provided in this UFC will be used by interior designers and architects that meet the interior designer qualifications and serves as the minimum interior design requirements. This UFC covers requirements for schematic design, design development and construction documents including drawings and specifications, procurement documentation and project presentations for Design-Bid-Build (DBB) and Design-Build (DB) projects.
Excellence in design is the primary goal for all projects. Reaching this goal requires a commitment by the Government and designers to a level of quality that includes the coordinated relationship of interior design with the building design, as well as the details of design that affect the users of the facilities. Quality interior design is value added to a project as it vitally improves facility operating efficiency, attractiveness, livability, functionality, life-cycle economics, and the productivity of the users. Project conditions may dictate the need for design that exceeds these minimum requirements.