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ASTM International - ASTM E1692-95a(2018)

Standard Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Change and Churn by Occupants

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 March 2018
Status: active
Page Count: 11
ICS Code (Office machines): 35.260
significance And Use:

4.1 Each Facility Rating Scale in this classification provides a means for estimating the level of serviceability of a building or facility for one topic of serviceability, and for comparing that... 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 to accommodate changes in working method, and frequent relocations of staff, and realignment of workstations.

1.2 Each pair of scales shown in Figs. 1-5, printed side by side on a page, are for classifying one topic of serviceability within that aspect of serviceability. Each paragraph in an Occupant Requirement Scale (see Figs. 1-5) summarizes one level of serviceability on that topic that occupants might require. The matching entry in the Facility Rating Scale (see) is a translation of the requirement into a description of certain features of a facility that, taken in combination, indicate that the facility is likely to meet that level of required serviceability.

FIG. 1 Scale A.6.1 for Disruption Due to Physical Change

FIG. 1 Scale A.6.1 for Disruption Due to Physical Change (continued)

FIG. 2 Scale A.6.2 for Illumination, HVAC, and Sprinklers

FIG. 2 Scale A.6.2 for Illumination, HVAC, and Sprinklers (continued)

FIG. 3 Scale A.6.3 for Minor Changes to Layout

FIG. 3 Scale A.6.3 for Minor Changes to Layout (continued)

FIG. 4 Scale A.6.4 for Partition Wall Relocations

FIG. 4 Scale A.6.4 for Partition Wall Relocations (continued)

FIG. 5 Scale A.6.5 for Lead Time for Facilities Group

FIG. 5 Scale A.6.5 for Lead Time for Facilities Group (continued)

1.3 The entries in the Facility Rating Scale (see Figs. 1-5) 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, and 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 it does not state how to conduct a serviceability rating or how to assign a serviceability score. That information is found in Practice E1334. The scales in this classification are complementary to and compatible with Practice E1334. Each requires the other.

1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Document History

ASTM E1692-95a(2018)
March 1, 2018
Standard Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Change and Churn by Occupants
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...
April 1, 2012
Standard Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Change and Churn by Occupants
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 Change and Churn by Occupants
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...
October 10, 1999
Standard Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Change and Churn by Occupants
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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