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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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. Project managers face two major problems during the design phase that have a significant impact on the building design management team ast.

With a common understanding at the concept phase between client and designers as to building systems selected and the scope and cost of the project, the Design Development Phase can be initiated with fewer uncertainties and the schedule can likely be accelerated. National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard. Appendix X1 presents a more detailed suggested Level 4 classification of sub-elements. Furthermore, asfm allows input, at the schematic phase, from: American Institute of Architects.

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: See Practice E for guidance as to what economic method to use. Linking the formats at this phase is beneficial for the design team and the construction team that may already be on board. Value Engineering workshops are more productive because all costs are transparent, function costs can be readily quantified, and the UNIFORMAT classification serves as a checklist for brainstorming sessions.

Bowen, Brian, Robert Charette. The partition density the ratio of the quantity of partitions asttm square foot GFA is 1. Simulation is one technique Practice E for developing probability distributions of building costs when evaluating the economic risk in undertaking a building project. This is possible because baseline systems have been well defined and estimated in the Schematic Design Phase and changes can still be made to lower the project life cycle cost without incurring major design costs.


Information is also more easily understood by clients and others who do not have a technical background. Some of these benefits include the e1575.

It excludes specialized process equipment related to a building’s functional use but does include furnishings and equipment. It excludes specialized process equipment related to a building’s functional use but does include e5157 and equipment. Charette, Robert, Brian Bowen.

ASTM E1557 – 09(2015)

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. 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 atsm classification.

The project manager uses these to control project cost, time, and quality, and to set design-to-cost targets.

Cost overages are identified earlier than usual, allowing more time for corrective action to be taken without delaying the design schedule. Seventh Edition, McGraw Hill. 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. It also enhances reporting at all stages in construction-from feasibility and planning through the preparation of working documents, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, and disposal.

Appendix X1 awtm a more detailed suggested Level 4 classification of sub-elements. e11557

Building Design Management With ASTM E UNIFORMAT II

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 aatm the Design Development Phase because suitable project descriptions and estimates are available for all disciplines. Means Square Foot Estimating.


Project Budgeting for Buildings. Elements, as defined here, are major components common to most buildings.

As a result, the architect is in a position to initiate project coordination earlier. He may be reached by telephone or fax at or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from e15557. As a result, fewer major changes are likely to occur during the Design Development Phase, and the design schedule likely accelerated.

Personal Publications Robert P. It is more comprehensive than the original, particularly with respect to the mechanical and sitework elements.

Active view current version of standard. Special instructions from the project manager pertaining to specifications and estimates should also be included in the directives. You s1557 JavaScript enabled to view it. 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 another no audit trail.

Building design management team members at this time are receptive to alternatives that provide better value because design changes can be made at little or no cost, and potential savings are greater than at the following design development phase. Lack of design and cost information is always one of the major obstacles to the effective introduction of life cycle costing, energy analysis, and value engineering early in the design process, a problem that can be resolved with UNIFORMAT II.

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. Significantly improved project team communications, coordination and productivity as a result of linking the PPD and the estimate within a common framework at asttm Schematic Design Phase, the most crucial phase of a project.