Construction Management Resources Help Apply The UNIFORMAT II Standard

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Construction management resources related to the ASTM E1557 UNIFORMAT II standard help construction project stakeholders improve building investment performance.

UNIFORMAT II has applications throughout the life cycle of a building. The five phases of the building life cycle are planning, programming, design, construction, and operations.

UNIFORMAT II's elemental classification of building elements is recommended as the common thread for data description, monitoring, and evaluation throughout the five phases.


UNIFORMAT II is useful over these phases, in particular with respect to its applications for developing specifications and estimates at the programming and design stages.

Our construction management pesources are organized into these categories: UNIFORMAT Application Software, UNIFORMAT Related Web Sites and Construction Industry Links.

UNIFORMAT Application Software

Construction management resources in the form of UNIFORMAT application software include:

UNIFORMAT Related Web Sites

Following are construction management resources in the form of key UNIFORMAT-related web sites. Note that clicking on a link will open a new browser window.

    American Society for Testing and Materials
    Download ASTM UNIFORMAT II standard E1557 (USD$30)
    The Association for Project Managers Journal
    See the on-line article entitled "ASTM E1557 and CSI FF/180 - New Design Management Tools for Project Managers."
    RS Means CostWorks On-line
    Elemental building budgets based on UNIFORMAT for specific building data and specific locations in North America (USD$30)
    Whitestone Research
    Information on their annual M & R cost manuals and MARS M & R facilities cost forecasting software (CD-ROM demo available)
    Western Washington University's FacMan
    Information on commercial facilities management maintenance backlog and capital renewal software
    GES Technologies Inc.
    Information on SARRA facilities management Strategic Asset Renewal and Resource Allocation software
    ArchiDATA inc.
    Information on the Electronic Drawing Cabinet. Quantity take-offs are based on UNIFORMAT II
    The Real Estate Institute of Canada
    Training seminars on building reserve funds which are based on UNIFORMAT
    Whole Building Design Guide
    General Services Administration (GSA) sustainability matrix based on UNIFORMAT, for environmental, energy, and health concerns
    Design Build Institute of America
    Information on the CSI/DBIA PerSpective performance specification software

Construction Industry Links

Following are construction management resources in the form of construction industry links. Note that clicking on a link will open a new browser window.