The UNIFORMAT II designates the American Standards of Testing Material - ASTM E1557-09 (2020), for the "Standard Classification for Building Elements and Related Sitework". This classification provides the classification of the building elements and the related site work for the particular building construction.
|Classification of Building Elements|
The classification of building elements established in UNIFORMAT II serves as a consistent reference for analysis, evaluation, and monitoring stages during the feasibility, planning, and design stages of the building.
Features of UNIFORMAT II - ASTM E1557-09(2020)
- The standard code enhances the consistency in the economic evaluation of the building project over time, from one project to another.
- The format does not include specialized processed equipment, furnishings, equipment details involved in the project.
- The classification employs three hierarchical levels: Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3, and Level 4 to classify the building elements.
- The code employs inches-pounds as the standard units of measurement. No other units are used.