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ASTM International - ASTM E1662-95a(2012)

Standard Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Sound and Visual Environment

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 April 2012
Status: inactive
Page Count: 12
ICS Code (Office machines): 35.260
significance And Use:

Each Facility Rating Scale (see Figs. 1-6) in this classification provides a means to estimate the level of serviceability of a building or facility for one topic of serviceability and to compare... View More

scope:

1.1 This classification covers pairs of scales for classifying an aspect of the serviceability of an office facility, that is, the capability of an office facility to meet certain possible requirements for suitable sound and visual conditions.

1.2 Within that aspect of serviceability, each pair of scales, shown in Figs. 1-6, are for classifying one topic of serviceability. Each paragraph in an Occupant Requirement Scale (see Figs. 1-6) summarizes one level of serviceability on that topic, which occupants might require. The matching entry in the Facility Rating Scale (see Figs. 1-6) is a translation of the requirement into a description of certain features of a facility which, taken in combination, indicate that the facility is likely to meet that level of required serviceability.

1.3 The entries in the Facility Rating Scale (see Figs. 1-6) are indicative and not comprehensive. They are for quick scanning to estimate approximately, quickly, and economically, how well an office facility is likely to meet the needs of one or another type of occupant group over time. The entries are not for measuring, knowing, or evaluating how an office facility is performing.

1.4 This classification can be used to estimate the level of serviceability of an existing facility. It can also be used to estimate the serviceability of a facility that has been planned but not yet built, such as one for which single-line drawings and outline specifications have been prepared.

1.5 This classification indicates what would cause a facility to be rated at a certain level of serviceability but does not state how to conduct a serviceability rating nor how to assign a serviceability score. That information is found in Practice E1334. The scales in this classification are complimentary to and compatible with Practice E1334. Each requires the other.


FIG. 1 Scale A.3.1 for Privacy and Speech Intelligibility


FIG. 1Scale A.3.1 for Privacy and Speech Intelligibility (continued)


FIG. 2 Scale A.3.2 for Distraction and Disturbance


FIG. 2Scale A.3.2 for Distraction and Disturbance (continued)


FIG. 3 Scale A.3.3 for Vibration


FIG. 4 Scale A.3.4 for Lighting and Glare


FIG. 4Scale A.3.4 for Lighting and Glare (continued)


FIG. 5 Scale A.3.5 for Adjustment of Lighting by Occupants


FIG. 5Scale A.3.5 for Adjustment of Lighting by Occupants (continued)


FIG. 6 Scale A.3.6 for Distant and Outside Views

Document History

March 1, 2018
Standard Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Sound and Visual Environment
1.1 This classification covers pairs of scales for classifying an aspect of the serviceability of an office facility, that is, the capability of an office facility to meet certain possible...
ASTM E1662-95a(2012)
April 1, 2012
Standard Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Sound and Visual Environment
1.1 This classification covers pairs of scales for classifying an aspect of the serviceability of an office facility, that is, the capability of an office facility to meet certain possible...
May 1, 2005
Standard Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Sound and Visual Environment
Each Facility Rating Scale (see Figs. 1-6) in this classification provides a means to estimate the level of serviceability of a building or facility for one topic of serviceability and to compare...
October 10, 1999
Standard Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Sound and Visual Environment
1.1 This classification contains pairs of scales for classifying an aspect of the serviceability of an office facility, that is, the capability of an office facility to meet certain possible...
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