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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The classification was the direct responsibility of Subcommittee E This means fewer subsequent changes and a more efficient building design management process.

Appendix X1 presents a more detailed r1557 Level 4 classification of sub-elements. It excludes specialized process equipment related to a building’s functional use but does include furnishings and equipment.

You need JavaScript enabled to view it. National Institute of Standards and Technology. The classification serves as a consistent reference for analysis, evaluation, and monitoring during the feasibility, planning, and design stages of buildings.

It is also unsuitable for process applications or for preparing trade estimates. 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. See Practice E for guidance as to what economic method to use. Doing so results in economic benefits to the construction industry as a whole. 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 available for all disciplines.

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 project 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.

The unit rates of most elements are indicative of their quality level, vital information for designers and clients.

Active view current version of standard. Project managers face two major problems during the design phase that have a significant impact on the building design management team performance:. 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: American Institute of Architects.


Building Design Management With ASTM E UNIFORMAT II

The project manager, client and user are presented with a clear and simple project description, element by element, at the Schematic Phase; they are in a position to provide informed comments much earlier than usual on any changes that may be required.

Special instructions from the project manager pertaining to specifications and estimates should also be included in the directives. Information is also more easily understood by clients and others who do not have a technical background. Presenting the project description and estimates in the same elemental format facilitates and accelerates the design review and approval process; any corrective action related to scope or cost may be taken earlier, without consuming a disproportionate amount of design fees and without significant delays in the design schedule.

At the Schematic Phase, preliminary project descriptions PPD based on a standardized elemental classification framework that is consistent from project to project. As a result, the architect is in a position to initiate project coordination earlier.

Astj 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 asttm can be 1e557 in the same way, a rare occurrence when comparing design estimates in today’s context. 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 everyone clearly understands the procedures to be followed and asym resulting benefits for all participants.

Pushing the decision making up front for the selection of building systems also reduces the probability of major changes as design progresses, changes that are time consuming and costly to everyone concerned. Newton Centre, MA Tel.: Charette, Robert and Anik Shooner Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard.


These can change as design progresses, but within the total budget established. Elements are traditionally defined as “major components, common to most buildings, that perform a given function, regardless of the design specification, construction asym, or materials used.

Also, use the elemental cost data to expedite the development of cost models for building systems. Linking the formats at this phase e15557 beneficial for the design team and the construction team that may already be on board. Charette, Robert, Brian Bowen. Elements usually perform a given function, regardless of the design specification, construction method, or materials used.

The classification is the common thread linking activities and participants in a building project from initial planning through operations, maintenance, and disposal.

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

The elemental PPD serves as a checklist for everyone that reviews and comments on the project. No astk units of measurement are included in this standard. Changes in the project team, i. Note that the language is simple, no more technical than necessary, and meant to be easily understood by all building design management team members, design professionals as well laymen.

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Standard Classification for Building Elements and Related Sitework-UNIFORMAT II

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. Furthermore, it allows input, at the schematic phase, from: If the design as described in the PPD is within project scope and budget, the designers can proceed from the Schematic Phase to the Design Development Phase with the assurance that most major outstanding issues have been resolved or e157, the building design management team clearly understands the scope of work, and the client has signed off on the PPD.

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