ASTM Uniformat II Classification for Building Elements (E). Level 1. Major Group Elements. Level 2. Group Elements. Level 3. Individual Elements. This standard is issued under the fixed designation E ; the number immediately 1 This classification is under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee E06 on. Purchase your copy of ASTM E – 09() as a PDF download or hard copy directly from the official BSI Shop. All BSI British Standards.

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Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard. Elements are traditionally defined as “major components, common to most buildings, that perform a given function, regardless of the design specification, construction method, or materials used.

See Practice E for guidance as to what economic method to use. Quality management programs such as ISO require documentation at each stage of a process. It excludes specialized process equipment related to a building’s functional use but does include furnishings and equipment. Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard e157 are not provided as part of the standard.

Earlier, more productive VE workshops can now be held at completion of the Schematic Design Phase in lieu of the Design Development Phase because suitable project descriptions and estimates are e15577 for all disciplines. The classification is the common thread linking activities and participants in a building project from initial planning through operations, maintenance, and disposal.

Project Budgeting for Buildings. To implement UNIFORMAT II effectively for building design management, written directives or guidelines must be issued to each team member; a briefing session for the team should be held prior to the start of design to ensure that axtm clearly understands the procedures to be followed and the zstm benefits for all participants.


ASTM E – 97e1 Standard Classification for Building Elements and Related Sitework-UNIFORMAT II

Active view current version of standard. It is more comprehensive than the original, particularly with respect to the mechanical and sitework elements. Preliminary Project Descriptions and Outline Specifications. Redesigning can be minimized, adding to the profitability for designers, and creating a good environment that encourages teamwork. The article should be of interest to all asfm in a building project, i.

Inadequate communications and coordination among project team members resulting in misunderstandings, delays, and lower productivity than anticipated. This allows an architect, for example, to reference an exterior wall assembly according to UNIFORMAT II element designations and build up a database of standard details structured according to the classification.

Linking the formats at this phase is beneficial for the design team and the construction team that may already be on board. Newton Centre, MA Tel.: American Institute of Architects.

Life Cycle costing can now asgm effectively initiated during the Design Development Phase to evaluate alternatives. The classification serves as a consistent reference for analysis, evaluation, and monitoring during the feasibility, planning, and design stages of buildings. Elemental estimates are linked to a PPD with a common classification at the outset of a project, further facilitating design cost analysis. Appendix X1 presents a more detailed suggested Level 4 classification of sub-elements.

It excludes specialized process equipment related to a building’s functional use but does include furnishings and equipment. As a result, many project managers do not give cost control the high priority it requires throughout a project, often with serious consequences for all team members and the client.


The author is Robert P. The cost manager can prepare more detailed Schematic Phase estimates for all disciplines with a higher degree of accuracy than usual, based on the PPD provided by each consultant; if the s1557 is within budget, there should be no major concern as to the final project cost other than for major scope changes initiated by the client and for which additional funding should be provided.

ASTM E1557 – 09(2015)

Personal Publications Robert P. Elemental design estimates with a standardized e155 system that is consistent from phase to phase and project to project, that is more accurate because of the information provided astn the PPD, easily understood by all team members, and suitable for design cost analysis.

There is a need in North America to improve communications and coordination during the design of buildings. Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Furthermore, it allows input, at the schematic phase, from: At the Schematic Phase, preliminary project descriptions PPD based on a standardized elemental classification framework that is consistent from project to project.

The cost manager is provided with the information necessary to prepare more comprehensive and accurate estimates based on a description of elements provided by each design professional: Elements, as defined here, are major components common to most buildings.