US Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center

Military Support Division - Criteria and Standards Program

Program Manager: 256-895-1534

Published Aug. 26, 2016

Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created the Criteria and Standards Program (CSP) to maintain and develop criteria for documents, designs and standards that support not only the Corps, but also other Department of Defense agencies, NASA facilities and outside stakeholders.

The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville is the program executing agent for HQ USACE’s CSP annual program. The Huntsville Center manages funding and document execution for HQ USACE.

The work accomplished under the CSP results in improved construction, rehabilitation and maintenance/repair projects, which are more cost effective. The CSP umbrella includes the program areas of criteria documents and notice program.

The CSP maintains the existing inventory of Corps criteria documents (guide specifications, technical manuals, standard designs, etc.) and develops new criteria documents in technical areas where the need is identified.

The notice program maintains Unified Facilities Guide Specifications UFGS) through the quarterly update and release of the UFGS data set.

The program includes the operation of the TECHINFO Web system for publication of UFGS and other criteria documents and maintenance of a master reference publication list and other functions associated with specifications.


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(as of September 2018)