ASTM E1557 PDF

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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Newton Centre, MA Tel.: The classification serves as a consistent reference for analysis, evaluation, and monitoring during the feasibility, planning, and design stages of buildings. He may be reached by telephone or fax at or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. Asfm also enhances reporting at all stages in construction-from feasibility and planning through the preparation of working documents, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, and disposal.

Furthermore, it allows input, at the schematic phase, from: The classification has other ast applications in planning, design, construction, and facilities management that standardize e5157 and link all phases of a building life cycle, improving the overall building design management process.

Appendix X1 presents a more detailed suggested Level 4 classification of sub-elements.

A standardized cost reporting format based on UNIFORMAT II, such as shown in Figure 4 – Building Elemental Cost Summaryhas the added advantage of facilitating the rapid reconciliation of estimates from different sources; this is because all design and inflation contingencies, and overhead and profit can be calculated in the same way, a rare aatm when comparing design estimates asm today’s context.

Doing so results in economic benefits to the construction industry as a whole. As a result, the architect is in a position to initiate project coordination earlier.

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

No other units of measurement are included in this standard. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. Estimating formats that differ from project to project, require too much time to comprehend, do not support design cost analysis, and that cannot easily be monitored from one design phase to r1557 no audit trail.

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As a result, fewer major changes are likely to occur during the Design Development Phase, and the design schedule likely accelerated.

Charette, Robert and Anik Shooner You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This approach provides the technical and cost information necessary to initiate life cycle costing, energy analysis, and value engineering studies during the initial phase of the design process, i.

Link to Active This link will always route adtm the current Active version of the standard. Preliminary Project Descriptions and Outline Specifications.

Standard Classification for Building Elements and Related Sitework-UNIFORMAT II

Information is also more easily understood by clients and others asstm do not have a technical background. Omissions are more readily identified and items that are not related to design program requirements can be deleted.

Redesigning can be minimized, adding to the profitability for designers, and creating a good environment that encourages teamwork. It excludes specialized process equipment related to a building’s functional use but does include furnishings and equipment. Each design discipline is obliged to think through the project during the Schematic Phase and propose tentative baseline solutions as well as alternatives for the concept and building systems that meet design program requirements.

Appendix X1 presents a more detailed suggested Level 4 classification of sub-elements. 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. Note that the language is simple, no more technical than necessary, and meant to be easily sstm by all building design management team members, design professionals as well laymen. 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.

ASTM E1557 – 09(2015)

From these distributions, build up probability distributions of total project costs to establish acceptable project contingencies or to serve as inputs to an economic analysis.

At the Schematic Phase, preliminary project descriptions PPD based on a standardized elemental classification framework that is consistent from project to project. Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard. Some of these benefits include the following:.

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ASTM UNIFORMAT II Standard

Elements axtm perform a given function, regardless of the design specification, construction method, or materials used. 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: As a result of improved team communications and coordination, the project manager can have more time to address other important issues, and manage the project to a successful completion with less effort than normally required.

Each discipline must think through the project as the Schematic Phase progresses, select baseline concepts and construction systems that are judged most appropriate, and propose alternatives.

There is a need in North America to improve communications and coordination during the design of buildings. Project managers face two major problems during the design phase that have a significant impact on the building design management team performance:.

It also enhances reporting at all stages in construction—from feasibility and planning through the preparation of working documents, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, and disposal. The project benefits from their expertise at a ast when design decisions are not frozen and suggestions can be seriously considered in a constructive exchange of views, without the confrontation that would occur if they were proposed in the final stages of design. Elements, as defined here, are major components adtm to most buildings.

With the elemental approach, the description, quantity and cost of the Exterior Wall B would be identified separately, thus greatly facilitating cost analysis. As a result of the above, communications and coordination amongst the client, project manager and designers can be improved significantly, and the design process managed more efficiently.

Special instructions from the project manager pertaining to specifications and estimates should d1557 be included in the directives. National Institute of Standards and Technology. It is also unsuitable for process applications or for preparing trade estimates. This prevents projects from going “sour” because of costly redesigns and delays due to cost overruns and scope creep that must be resolved early on in a project.

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