Construction Management Publications Supporting The UNIFORMAT II Standard

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Construction management publications supporting UNIFORMAT II all help users apply the standard. This helps all stakeholders in a construction project improve long-term building investment performance.

The prime benefit of applying UNIFORMAT II is to increase efficiency in carrying out each phase of the building life cycle. Applying UNIFORMAT II at each step of the building process provides significant savings to industry.

Data entered in a consistent format will not have to be reentered at subsequent phases of the building life cycle. Users will understand and be able to compare information at every phase because it is linked to a common, uniform, standardized, elemental classification structure.

Better information, generated at less cost, will help owners, project managers, designers, builders, facility managers, and users build and manage their buildings for lower life-cycle costs. Our recommended construction management publications are organized into these categories: NIST, R.S. Means, Standards and Articles.

NIST

The following NIST construction management publication is available as a free download. Click for details.

R.S. Means

Please contact the publisher directly if you are interested in obtaining any of the following R.S. Means UNIFORMAT-related construction management publications:

Reference Book:

  • Square Foot & UNIFORMAT Assemblies Estimating Guide, 3rd Ed., Catalog No. 67145A

Cost Data Guides:

  • Annual Assemblies Cost Data, Catalog No. 60063
  • Annual Square Foot Costs, Catalog No. 60053
  • Annual Facilities Maintenance & Repair Cost Data, Catalog No. 60303

Standards

Please contact the publisher directly if you are interested in obtaining any of the following UNIFORMAT-related construction management publications.

  • ASTM E1557-97: Standard Classification for Building Elements and Related Sitework - UNIFORMAT II, 1997, American Society of Testing Materials, West Conshohocken, PA.

  • ASTM E 1496-98: Standard Practice for Measuring Cost Risk of Buildings and Building Systems, 1998. American Society of Testing Materials, West Conshohocken, PA.

Articles

Please contact the publisher directly if you are interested in obtaining any of the following UNIFORMAT-related construction management publications.

  • Charette, Robert P. and Marshall, Harold E. UNIFORMAT II Elemental Classification for Building Specifications, Cost Estimating, and Cost Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 1999, Gaithersburg, MD.

  • Bowen, Brian, Robert Charette, and Harold Marshall. 1992. UNIFORMAT II - A Recommended Classification for Building Elements and Related Sitework. NIST Special Publication 841, Gaithersburg, VA: National Institute of Standards and Technology.

  • Charette, Robert, Brian Bowen. 1997. UNIFORMAT II for Estimating and Design Cost Analysis. Section 1.14 Time Saver Standards for Architectural Design Data. Seventh Edition, McGraw Hill.

  • Charette, Robert P., and Shooner, Anik, Increase VE Team Performance with the UNIFORMAT II Standard Classification Of Building Elements and Related Sitework - December 1995, The Canadian Value Analysis Society Journal Optimum V.

  • Dell ‘Isola, Michael. 1998. Value Engineering Applications Using UNIFORMAT II. Proceedings of the Society of American Valve Engineers (SAVE), Atlanta.

  • Charette, Robert P. and Anik Shooner 1995. Using UNIFORMAT II in Preliminary Design and Planning. Chapter 25. Means Square Foot Estimating. Second Edition. Kingston MA: R.S. Means Company.

  • Bowen, Brian and Robert P. Charette. Elemental Cost Classification for Building Design. Proceedings of the American Association of Cost Engineers 1991 Conference, Seattle.

  • Parker, Donald E. and Dell’Isola, Alphonse J. 1991. Project Budgeting for Buildings. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. (based on the original UNIFORMAT).

  • Killingsworth, Roger, 1988. Cost Control in Building Design. R. S. Means Co. Inc., Kingston, MA.

  • Bowen, Brian. 1994. Construction Cost Management. The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice. American Institute of Architects. AIA Press.